PenFed Executive Vice President and President of Affiliated Businesses Shashi Vohra also expressed excitement for this partnership. "We worked very closely with Augusta Metro's Board to make sure we could deliver PenFed's powerful credit union experience and add value to its members while taking perfect care of its hard-working staff," said Vohra. "Providing opportunities for career advancement and improved benefits to employees is one of the hallmarks of our partnerships. The staff takes care of our members and we take care of them."
"Augusta Metro's fantastic team, the rich heritage of its membership, and the growing importance of Fort Gordon in our nation's cyber-security efforts make this a perfect partnership," stated Ricardo Chamorro, PenFed Senior Vice President for Mergers and Acquisitions. "We look forward to continuing our expansion and increasing credit union membership in this key market."
Augusta Metro's Chairman Michael Johnson expressed his Board's enthusiasm for this alliance. "PenFed's strong array of leading products, rates and services now available to our members, coupled with PenFed's financial commitment to our proud community, make this an exciting opportunity," said Johnson. "We are very pleased to note that our loyal members will receive a one-time special dividend as a result of this merger."
"This was the best long-term strategic decision for Augusta Metro," stated Sherry Saxon, Augusta Metro's CEO. "PenFed is one of our nation's strongest credit unions and we believe that the immediate value to our members and the career opportunities for our staff are very compelling. We are very excited to join the PenFed family."
With its low operating expenses and nationally leading rates, PenFed is on a growth trajectory. The combination is allowing PenFed to continue expanding its member and employee bases while adding additional geographical physical presences into the communities it serves.
About PenFed Credit Union
Established in 1935 as the War Department Credit Union, PenFed Credit Union is one of the largest credit unions in the country, serving over 1.5 million members worldwide with more than $21 billion in assets. Our long-standing mission has been to provide superior financial services in a cost effective manner, while being responsive to members' needs. PenFed Credit Union offers market-leading mortgages, automobile loans, credit cards, checking, and a wide range of other financial services with its members' interests always in mind. PenFed Credit Union offers many paths to membership, including numerous employee groups and association affiliations. No military service is required to join. PenFed Credit Union is federally insured by the NCUA and is an equal housing lender. To learn more about PenFed Credit Union, visit PenFed.org, like us on Facebook and follow us @PenFed on Twitter. Interested in working for PenFed? Check us out on LinkedIn. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer: M/F/V/D.
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