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Florida Community Bank Hosts Second Annual "FCB Blue Day" To Raise Awareness for Child Abuse Prevention Month


In honor of Child Abuse Prevention Month, Florida Community Bank Financial Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: FCB), is raising awareness by hosting a series of events at its banking centers. For the second year, during the entire month of April, FCB invites customers and the community to join their local support of child abuse prevention by visiting their local FCB banking center and participating in the following activities:

  • FCB's 2nd Annual Blue Day – Friday, April 22, FCB customers and members of the community are invited to visit any FCB banking center and join FCB team members in wearing the color blue in support, and enjoy complimentary refreshments and goodies while supplies last. Blue is the designated color of Child Abuse Prevention Month.
  • Teddy Bear Drive – FCB is collecting new stuffed toys at all FCB banking centers. The stuffed animals collected will be donated to local first responders to provide comfort to children experiencing a traumatic situation.
  • Blue Ribbon Donations - Monetary contribution to FCB's "Change for Change" fund will be collected and distributed to local charities supporting children in foster care. The complete list of charities FCB will contribute to is available at all FCB banking centers.

FCB will also display blue pinwheels at all of its banking centers throughout the month. The pinwheel is the widely-adopted symbol of Child Abuse Prevention Month, representing happiness, health and hope.

In 2015, FCB rolled out its "Year of the Child," company-wide philanthropy initiative, which focuses on supporting local children in foster care. Since its launch, FCB employees have participated in various activities to support the cause, and continue their commitment to children by bringing awareness to the issue of child abuse prevention.

"Florida Community Bank hopes our second annual FCB Blue Day, along with our blue ribbon donations and teddy bear drive, will encourage our community to better understand the need for child abuse prevention, as well as foster care, and do their part in support," stated Kent Ellert, President and Chief Executive Officer, Florida Community Bank. "It is an honor for us to support our local first responders and the many organizations across the state that share our commitment to children."

For more information on FCB's philanthropic efforts, please visit a local FCB banking center or visit

About Florida Community Bank

With over $7.5 billion in assets, Florida Community Bank (FCB) is the third largest Florida-based independent bank, and recently received a five-star rating from Bauer FinancialTM. Listed on the New York Stock Exchange, (NYSE: FCB), Florida Community Bank serves the state with 47 full service banking centers. The presence of FCB blankets both Florida coasts from Daytona Beach to Miami-Dade, Naples through Tampa Bay, as well as the I-4 Corridor. FCB is among the most highly capitalized banks in the state with capital ratios exceeding the regulatory standard to be considered "well capitalized" by a wide margin. Complete information outlining the depth and breadth of the company is found at Equal Housing Lender, Member FDIC.

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