Dear Valued Customer:
We are proud to announce that as of July 1st Audubon Savings Bank officially became part of William Penn Bank! The merger of our two banks combines the best of our respective community-focused financial institutions and will enable us to provide you with an even broader range of products and services while preserving a high level of customer service. We are pleased and proud to have our customers join William Penn Bank.
Because our merger involves two community banks with similar core values, you can expect our combined bank to maintain the same hometown feel that you have come to expect from us. You will continue to be served by the same familiar Audubon Savings staff. The Audubon Savings Bank name will remain in place, and banking with us will remain the same until the systems conversion date, which is scheduled for November 10, 2018. At that time, we will complete the changeover to William Penn Bank, and we will make the transition as smooth as possible for our customers. Leading up to the conversion date, we will regularly provide you with information and details about your Audubon Savings accounts.
William Penn Bank has been an integral part of its community since 1870, and has a rich tradition of serving the individuals, families, business, and organizations of Bucks County, PA through many generations of customers. Exceptional service is a hallmark of the Bank, which matches perfectly with our longstanding commitment to service at Audubon Savings Bank.
Our Board of Directors, Management and Staff look forward to welcoming you and all Audubon Savings Bank customers to the William Penn Bank family. As always, serving your banking needs is our highest priority. We are excited about the opportunities that lay ahead and we are looking forward with great anticipation to our future together.
Terry L. Sager
Chief Executive Officer
Kenneth J. Stephon
Sr. Executive Vice President
Chief Operating Officer
We are pleased to announce that the planned merger of Audubon Savings Bank with William Penn Bank of Levittown, Bucks County, PA is nearly complete. Subject to final approval by our depositors, the transaction is expected to close on or about July 1, 2018.
Audubon Savings Bank currently has 3 banking locations throughout Camden and Burlington Counties and brings a 114 year history to the South Jersey markets it serves. This rich heritage will be combined with William Penn Bank’s 148 years of dedicated service to the Bucks County communities it serves. Upon completion of the merger, the combined bank, operating under the William Penn Bank name, will have approximately $460 million in total assets and approximately $70 million in total equity, with a branch network that will span two states. Our combined financial and human resources and breadth of services will create one of the Delaware Valley’s premier community banks.
We feel that the merger with William Penn Bank is an exciting opportunity for our customers, employees, and the communities we serve. The merger enables us to enhance our products, services, and delivery channels in order to serve you better.
All three of Audubon’s branch offices, in Audubon, Mount Laurel, and Pine Hill, will remain open as offices of William Penn Bank. All of Audubon’s branch office staff members will be retained in the merger, and will continue to serve our customers in the same office locations.
Terry Sager, President and CEO of William Penn Bank, will continue to serve in that role following the merger until her planned retirement in February of 2019. Kenneth Stephon, President and CEO of Audubon Savings Bank, will serve as Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer after the merger, and will ultimately succeed Mrs. Sager as President and CEO upon her retirement.
Three of Audubon’s current board members will be joining the board of William Penn Bank and its holding companies upon completion of the merger: Vincent Sarubbi, who currently serves as Audubon’s Chairman, D. Michael Carmody, Audubon’s current Vice Chairman, and Kenneth Stephon, Audubon’s current President and CEO. Additionally, a Southern New Jersey Advisory Board will be formed to help us to continue to serve our markets, and will be composed of Audubon’s five remaining board members, including Senator James Beach, Charles Foulke III, Robert Hunter, Bruce Schell, and Tom Hassett.
Thank you for being a loyal Audubon Savings Bank customer. We look forward to continuing to serve you as a stronger-than-ever community-oriented bank. We selected William Penn Bank as a merger partner largely because both banks share a deep commitment to the community, and we are pleased to be able to continue operating with this same philosophy for many years to come.
If you’ve ever participated in career day at a local elementary school, you’ll probably relate to this story. A banking colleague visits her son’s kindergarten class and amid explaining the role of a banker, one eager child pipes up and says, “It’s like the lifecycle of a plant!”
He’s right—community banks like Audubon Savings Bank take in deposits and distribute loans and feed into a self-sustaining micro-economy by keeping funds right here in Audubon, Mt. Laurel and Pine Hill!
The idea of “sustainability” is linked to a lot of our local activities these days—whether it’s reusing or recycling products that otherwise might be tossed out, sampling culinary delights from the local bakery or family-run diner, or choosing to buy American-made products to support our national economy. There are plenty of reasons why eating, dining and banking locally makes good economic sense.
It’s all part of a symbiotic relationship that community banks have with their communities. Funds taken in by the community are put to productive use by lending that money back into Audubon, Mt. Laurel or Pine Hill’s economic ecosystem—to local small businesses and residents just like you.
When you deposit money at Audubon Savings Bank, those funds are used to support local businesses, homebuyers, and everyday consumers. And the proceeds from those businesses employ local residents, fund municipalities, and continue the cycle of locally based economic growth.
This April, in celebration of Community Banking Month, we encourage everyone to consider what it means to bank locally and help sustain Main Street today, tomorrow and for generations to come.
Stop by our Bank today to discuss your financial situation and learn how a community bank can help you realize your financial dreams—and contribute to a more vibrant and sustainable economy in your community.
Remember—we’re all in this together. Community banks are only successful if our customers and communities are too. That’s why the community bank and its relationship business model have thrived for more than 150 years. We know what it takes to create successful local economies—join us in helping to build a more sustainable, vibrant economy here at home!
Audubon Savings Bank is pleased to feature our first Local Business Spotlight: Alliance Adult Medical Daycare!
We were happy to host at our Audubon Branch on Friday, February 2nd from 12-2pm to meet with representatives from Alliance! Thanks to all who came!
About Alliance: We at Alliance believe that not only does our program help to improve our client’s physical well-being, but that with them being here, it allows for an emotional balance to form between them socializing with other clients, and stimulating their minds and their spirits. For the families, your loved ones will spend their days in a professional, secure, and non-judgmental environment with the appropriate care allowing for peace of mind. The cost can be covered by Medicaid program, state, or federal health insurance, or private pay. We offer two hot meals a day as well as many activities and trips for our clients to enjoy.
Contact Alliance Today!
Address: 607 S. White Horse Pike, Audubon, New Jersey 08106
You can also check out their Facebook here!
Audubon Savings Bank wants to know about your local business and how you serve the community! Our branches will be offering local businesses the opportunity to showcase their company in our branch lobby on a scheduled Friday. The Bank will promote the event in the branch, on our website and through social media. Contact your local Branch Manager to get details on how to participate in one of our Local Business Spotlight events!