WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., April 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- National City Corporation (NYSE: NCC) announced today that all Fidelity Federal branches and ATMs now bear the National City name. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20030428/NATIONALCITYLOGO ) "The conversion from Fidelity Federal to National City is the final step in the merger process and an exciting milestone for the community," said Vince Elhilow, area chairman of National City in Southeast Florida. "The conversion to National City gives customers increased convenience - and improved products and capabilities - while continuing to receive the same friendly and trustworthy service from the same familiar people." Fidelity Federal has 53 branches in Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie and Broward counties. With the conversion of Fidelity Federal, National City customers now have access to 119 ATMs and 95 branches along Florida's east coast. National City converted Harbor Federal, based in Ft. Pierce, Fla., on March 17. National City plans to add between 20 and 30 new branches to its existing network in Florida in the next three years. In addition, the Private Client Group, National City's wealth management division, plans to add three new Florida locations to supplement its existing offices in Naples and West Palm Beach. National City offers new enhancements to its checking products, including free access to foreign ATMs, rebates for other banks' ATM fees and free checks for certain accounts. Additionally, National City replaced all ATMs in Florida, giving customers increased capabilities such as options for the visually impaired and the ability to personalize settings. And customers will soon gain access to points from National City, an industry-leading program that rewards customers for everyday banking transactions like using their CheckCard or credit card, paying bills online, and even writing checks. "National City has established a charitable fund of $2 million to be used and administered exclusively in Southeast Florida as a demonstration of our commitment to this region," said Elhilow. "National City is dedicated to the wellbeing of our communities, and we will work with local leaders, non-profit organizations, and government officials to make a lasting difference where our customers and employees live and work." The conversion to National City represents the final step in the integration of Fidelity Federal into the National City banking network. National City announced its plans to acquire Fidelity Federal on July 27, 2006, and the acquisition closed on January 5, 2007. About National City National City Corporation (NYSE: NCC), headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, is one of the nation's largest financial holding companies. The company operates through an extensive banking network primarily in Ohio, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri and Pennsylvania, and also serves customers in selected markets nationally. Its core businesses include commercial and retail banking, mortgage financing and servicing, consumer finance and asset management. For more information about National City, visit the company's Web site at www.nationalcity.com.
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