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Photo Release -- Sizer Named Chief Bank Operations Officer at First Citizens Bank

RALEIGH, N.C., May 14, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Julie Sizer has been named chief bank operations officer at First Citizens Bank. Most recently, she served as operations and support services director. In her new role, Sizer will lead the bank and branch operations support, central loan operations, customer care center and transaction operations support teams for the Raleigh, N.C.-based company.

Julie Sizer has been named chief bank operations officer at First Citizens Bank. She will lead the bank and branch operations support, central loan operations, customer care center and transaction operations support teams for the Raleigh, N.C.-based company.


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"Julie has extensive expertise in bank operations as well as 26 years of broad-based financial industry leadership," said Ed Willingham, chief operating officer at First Citizens Bank. "She is exceptionally qualified to lead our operations teams as we continue to offer our Forever First brand of service to our customers."

Sizer brings more than a decade of operations experience to her new duties, including the areas of loan and deposit operations, branch support services, mergers and acquisitions, IT and vendor and project management.

Before joining the former First Citizens Bank and Trust Company, Inc., headquartered in Columbia, S.C., 15 years ago, Sizer worked at the former First Union (now Wells Fargo) and Republic National Bank. She has a degree in business administration from Clemson University.

Founded in 1898 and headquartered in Raleigh, N.C., First Citizens Bank serves customers at more than 560 branches in 18 states and the District of Columbia. First Citizens Bank is a major subsidiary of First Citizens BancShares Inc. (Nasdaq:FCNCA), which has $30 billion in assets. For more information, call toll free 1.888.FC DIRECT (1.888.323.4732) or visit firstcitizens.com. First Citizens Bank. Forever First®.

CONTACT: Barbara Thompson First Citizens Bank 919.716.2716

Source:First Citizens Bank