First Northern Adds Three BranchesFeb 09, 2023 12:00AM ● By FNB Press Release
First Northern Bank acquired three former Columbia State Bank ("Columbia Bank") branches in Orland, Willows, and Colusa, Calif. Photo by Debra Dingman
DIXON, CA (MPG) - First Northern Community Bancorp, holding company for First Northern Bank announced that its acquisition of three Columbia State Bank (“Columbia Bank”) branches in Orland, Willows, and Colusa, California, has been successfully completed.
The acquired branches were divested by Columbia Bank in connection with the pending merger of Columbia Banking System, Inc., the parent company of Columbia Bank, and Umpqua Holdings Corporation. Following the acquisition, all employees of these branches were retained by First Northern Bank and the branches will remain in operation as branches of First Northern Bank. The Bank, headquartered in Solano County since 1910, now operates 14 full-service branches serving Solano, Yolo, Sacramento, Placer, Contra Costa, Glenn, Colusa, and the west slope of El Dorado County.
“Orland, Willows and Colusa are a natural fit for First Northern Bank and allow us to extend our footprint north, along the I-5 corridor,” said Jeremiah Z. Smith, President and Chief Executive Officer of First Northern Bank. “We are excited to bring our brand of authentic community banking to these new customers and communities and to further build strong customer and community relationships throughout the North Valley region.”
First Northern Community Bancorp received financial advisory services from Panoramic Capital Advisors, Inc., and Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP served as legal counsel in connection with the transaction.
First Northern Bank is an independent community bank that specializes in relationship banking. The Bank, headquartered in Solano County since 1910, now serves Solano, Yolo, Sacramento, Placer, Contra Costa, Glenn, Colusa, and the west slope of El Dorado County. Experts are available in small-business, commercial, real estate and agribusiness lending, as well as mortgage loans. The Bank is an SBA Preferred Lender. Non-FDIC insured Investment and Brokerage Services are available at every branch location, including Dixon, Davis, West Sacramento, Fairfield, Vacaville, Winters, Woodland, Sacramento, Roseville, Auburn, Rancho Cordova, Colusa, Willows and Orland. The Bank also has a commercial lending office in Walnut Creek. Real estate mortgage and small-business loan officers are available by appointment in any of the Bank’s 14 branches.