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Gate City bank plans two new offices

Gate City Bank will expand its presence in the Fargo-Moorhead-West Fargo community by opening two new banking offices in 2013, pending regulatory approval. An office inside the Village West Hornbacher's store located near 41st Street on 13th Avenue South in Fargo is scheduled to open in the spring, and an office located at the intersection of Veteran's Boulevard and 31st Avenue South in West Fargo is scheduled to open in the fall. This will bring Gate City Bank's total number of offices in Fargo-Moorhead-West Fargo to 12, which is more than any other financial institution.

"We are excited to open these two new offices to better serve our rapidly growing customer base in the Fargo-Moorhead-West Fargo community," said Gate City Bank Chairman, President, and CEO Steve Swiontek. "Gate City Bank is committed to providing superior service to its customers, and these new offices will help us to provide even more convenience to those customers who live and work in Fargo and West Fargo."

Construction will begin in the spring for the 5000-square-foot location on Veteran's Boulevard. The stand-alone building will allow for future expansion of the Bank's corporate offices as the company continues to grow. The full service banking office is scheduled to open in the fall of 2013. The office located inside the Village West Hornbacher's store is scheduled to open in the spring of 2013. The Bank will hire 14 additional people to staff the new offices.

"This will be our third office located inside a Hornbacher's store," said Swiontek. "We are happy to have the opportunity to expand this partnership with Hornbacher's, whose commitment to providing excellent customer service and supporting the community so closely matches Gate City Bank's mission."

"Our shared vision of actively supporting our communities, providing quality products, and serving customers well is what makes this a great partnership between Hornbacher's and Gate City Bank," said Hornbacher's Foods president Matt Leiseth. "We have enjoyed having Gate City Bank offices inside two of our stores, and we are excited to add a third."

A $1.4 billion mutual community bank, Gate City Bank has been providing complete banking services to its customers since 1923. With the addition of these two offices, Gate City Bank will have 34 convenient banking offices across North Dakota and western Minnesota. The bank employs 430 people.