BIRMINGHAM, Ala.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Regions Bank today announced it will close all offices at 2 p.m. local time on Friday, June 19 in observance of Juneteenth. Juneteenth – a term that combines June and nineteenth – celebrates the effective end of slavery in 1865 and is considered the longest running African American holiday in the United States.
While commemorating Juneteenth, Regions remains aware of recent tragic events across the country that highlight the work that remains to ensure equality and justice for all. Regions is committed to being part of the solution to breaking society’s tolerance of racism and bias and President and CEO John Turner today posted a message on Regions’ Commitment to Racial Equity on Regions’ website.
“Over the past number of weeks, our country has experienced a series of racial injustices that have profoundly affected us as individuals and our communities as a whole – tragic incidents that have created urgent and necessary calls for racial equity and justice,” Turner said. “We recognize that, in the communities we serve, all groups have not shared equally in the economic prosperity of our nation. In 2018, we decided to focus our Community Investment efforts on promoting more inclusive prosperity. While I’m proud of the efforts we have made, recent events remind us that much more work must be done – and we are prepared to do more. In addition to initiatives currently underway, over the next few weeks we will hold a series of listening sessions with associates across our service areas to hear their own ideas on how Regions can best demonstrate our commitment to racial equity. We will use these perspectives to shape our future actions both inside our organization and in the communities we serve.”
Regions Bank’s early closure will include all office and retail branch locations. As always, Regions customers are encouraged to take advantage of the bank’s online and mobile banking options and network of 2,000 ATMs, many of which provide check cashing and deposit services.
About Regions Financial Corporation
Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE:RF), with $133 billion in assets, is a member of the S&P 500 Index and is one of the nation’s largest full-service providers of consumer and commercial banking, wealth management, and mortgage products and services. Regions serves customers across the South, Midwest and Texas, and through its subsidiary, Regions Bank, operates approximately 1,400 banking offices and 2,000 ATMs. Regions Bank is an Equal Housing Lender and Member FDIC. Additional information about Regions and its full line of products and services can be found at www.regions.com.