Wells Fargo Commercial Banking Expands to Arkansas

  Wells Fargo Commercial Banking Expands to Arkansas

Business Wire

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- February 18, 2013

Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC) continues to enhance the financial services it provides
middle market companies by opening a new Commercial Banking office here.

Kevin Handley has been tapped to lead the new Wells Fargo commercial banking
office in Little Rock, ...

Kevin Handley has been tapped to lead the new Wells Fargo commercial banking
office in Little Rock, Ark. (Photo: Business Wire)

Kevin Handley, senior vice president and regional vice president with Wells
Fargo’s Commercial Banking, has been tapped to lead the new Little Rock
office. He is relocating from St. Louis, where he served as loan team manager
and a senior relationship manager, serving customers in Missouri and Arkansas.
Handley has more than 18 years of commercial banking experience.

“Wells Fargo has seen substantial growth opportunities in Arkansas since the
economic recovery, especially in manufacturing, agriculture, and government,”
said Handley. “We’re excited to be closer to our customers here, and to be
able to help them grow.”

Wells Fargo previously served Commercial Banking customers in Arkansas through
its St. Louis and Kansas City, Missouri offices. However, strong growth in
Arkansas spurred the Commercial Banking expansion to Little Rock. In addition
to traditional commercial banking services, technologically advanced treasury
management, and asset-based lending, the Little Rock team will offer
specialized lending for government, food and agriculture.

The Little Rock Commercial Banking office is scheduled to open this month.
Initially, the team will be based at the Wells Fargo Advisors building, 12921
Cantrell Road. Handley plans to hire two relationship managers and one
relationship administrator in 2013. He intends to relocate the team to its own
facility in mid-2013.

“Based right here in Little Rock, our local Commercial Banking lenders are
empowered to make decisions regarding pricing and structure as it relates to
the individual needs of each business,” said Handley.

Handley received a bachelor’s degree from Missouri State University and MBA
from Washington University in St. Louis. Active in the community, he is a past
president of the local chapter of the National Kidney Foundation. Handley also
serves as a volunteer fundraiser, youth basketball coach, and Cub Scouts
leader. He enjoys running, ice hockey and basketball. Kevin, his wife and
their three children will relocate to Little Rock.

About Wells Fargo Commercial Banking

Wells Fargo’s Commercial Bank serves middle market businesses with annual
sales above $20 million. Nationwide, Wells Fargo is the No. 1 commercial bank
in the markets it serves. In addition to providing a world-class customer
experience for our clients, Wells Fargo Commercial Bankers are also committed
to being good citizens, from charitable giving to volunteering to public

About Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo & Company is a nationwide, diversified, community-based financial
services company with $1.4 trillion in assets. Founded in 1852 and
headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo, provides banking, insurance,
investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through more than
9,000 stores, 12,000 ATMs, the Internet (wellsfargo.comand wachovia.com), and
has offices in more than 35 countries to support the bank’s customers who
conduct business in the global economy. With approximately 265,000 team
members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United States.
Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 26 on Fortune’s 2012 rankings of
America’s largest corporations. Wells Fargo’s vision is to satisfy all our
customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially.

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