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  • Groundbreaking Held for New Optima Bank & Trust Dover Branch Location

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    July 10, 2017
    Contact: Gemma Waite
    Vice President of Marketing, Optima Bank & Trust
    Office: (603) 433-9672
    Mobile: (207) 831-0329
    Groundbreaking held for new Optima Bank & Trust Dover branch location

    PORTSMOUTH, NH (July 10, 2017) – Demolition is underway at the site of the new Optima Bank & Trust Dover branch. The Bank's executive team along with representatives from Sullivan Construction, Altus Engineering, Bruce Ronayne Hamilton Architects, the Dover Chamber of Commerce and the City attended a ceremonial groundbreaking on Monday, July 10.

    The Bank's newest location will be constructed at 920 Central Avenue, the former home of Fiddlehead Farms Marketplace. The Dover Planning Board gave its stamp of approval to plans on June 13 and crews have been busy preparing the site for the construction ahead.

    "We are incredibly excited to bring a full-service branch to this community," said Daniel Morrison, Chairman, President & CEO of Optima Bank & Trust. "We have been welcomed in such a positive way already and we are looking forward to providing the residents and businesses of Dover with our high level of service, local decision making and wide range of products and services."

    The new location will be a two-story building, consistent with the design of the Bank’s Stratham and North Hampton locations. The building will occupy 3,400 square feet on the first floor, plus more office space upstairs, and will have two drive-up windows and 25 parking spaces.

    The Bank announced plans to build a full-service branch in Dover in January of this year. The Bank’s current Dover loan office, at 130 Central Ave., will continue to serve customers until the new branch opens.

    Morrison says he expects the new branch to be open by the end of this year.

    About Optima Bank & Trust: Founded in 2008, Optima Bank & Trust is an award-winning, locally-owned commercial bank headquartered in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. With five full-service branches and a loan office, the Bank's focus is on providing exceptional service to commercial and personal customers for deposit products and commercial and residential lending. For more information, visit optimabank.com or call (603) 433-9600. Optima Bank & Trust can also be found on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
    Gemma Waite French, Vice President Marketing
    gfrench@optimabank.com, (603) 433-9672