NAPLES, FLA. F.N.B. Corp. expands with new center

The bank moved its corporate headquarters from Hermitage to Naples.
NAPLES, Fla. -- F.N.B. Corp., which recently expanded an information technology center in Hermitage, Pa., is building a new computer center in Naples for its Florida operations.
F.N.B. has become the largest bank holding company based in Florida and needs the center to accommodate its rapid growth, said Gary Tice, company president and chief executive.
Since 1997, F.N.B. has acquired 11 banks with 43 branches in Florida. It also has moved its corporate headquarters from Hermitage to Naples.
The new center will replace a smaller one in Naples and will employ 270 people, including 75 new jobs.
It's purpose: It will house the company's main computer operations and enable its financial services companies in Florida, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Tennessee to use one platform.
F.N.B. last year doubled the size of its Hermitage information technology center, which continues to serve the company's banking operations in Pennsylvania and Ohio. F.N.B. is the holding company for First National Bank of Pennsylvania and Metropolitan National Bank.
The Hermitage center employs about 160, including 75 new jobs. F.N.B. said the Hermitage expansion was needed after it acquired Promistar Financial Corp. of Johnstown, Pa.

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