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1st Source Bank to kickoff 150th Anniversary

Posted: Friday, June 14, 2013

This year 1st Source Bank celebrates 150 years of helping clients achieve security, build wealth and realize their dreams. 1st Source Bank will begin their year-long celebration on Wednesday, June 12 with an all employee kickoff event at the Morris Performing Arts Center, followed by marketing and special events throughout the year to mark the monumental occasion.

“1st Source is pleased to celebrate 150 years of service to our clients and the community,” said Christopher J. Murphy III, chairman and CEO. “For 150 years, we’ve focused on being distinctively convenient, providing straight talk and sound advice and always keeping our clients’ best interests in mind, while serving them in a very personal way. The bank’s longevity is thanks to the continued support of individuals and businesses in our community and we look forward to being here for another 150 years.”

Started in 1863 as the First National Bank of South Bend, 1st Source Bank believes it has a long history as a strong, stable, local and personal bank. In 1931, the bank’s name was changed to the First Bank and Trust Company after a merger engineered by community leaders Ernest Morris and Vincent Bendix. The Morris family has continued to lead the bank since 1931, including Morris’s daughter, Ernestine Morris Carmichael Raclin, and her son-in-law, Christopher J. Murphy III, who continues today as the bank’s chairman and CEO. Since 1981, the bank has been known as 1st Source Bank.

1st Source Corporation, parent company of 1st Source Bank, has assets of $4.56 billion and is the largest locally controlled financial institution headquartered in the northern Indiana-southwestern Michigan area. 1st Source common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under “SRCE” and appears in the National Market System tables in many daily newspapers under the code name “1st Src.” For 150 years, 1st Source has been committed to the success of the communities it serves.  For more information, visit