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First Western Trust Acquires Trust Department of First National Bank of Wyoming

LARAMIE, WYO. – February 28, 2012 – First Western Trust (First Western) is pleased to announce today its acquisition of the Trust Department of First National Bank of Wyoming.

This is First Western’s introduction to Wyoming, a move that will incorporate First National Bank of Wyoming’s existing Trust Department employees into First Western.

“We’re thrilled to continue building our presence throughout the West,” said Scott Wylie, CEO of First Western. “We look forward to adding our depth and breadth in wealth management, fiduciary services, and investment management to the existing trust team we are acquiring from First National Bank of Wyoming. Our team is excited to partner with theirs to continue and expand their tradition of excellent service to this community.”

“Growing our Trust Department under the First Western name is a win-win for our existing and future customers,” said Kelso Kelly, CEO of First National Bank of Wyoming. “First Western strives to be the best trust company for the Western wealth management client, and their capabilities truly enhance what we’re able to offer.”

First Western, headquartered in the West, provides integrated wealth management solutions on a private banking platform. With over 4.3 billion in trust and investment management assets, the firm is recognized for developing customized solutions for high-net-worth clients in the areas of investment management, trusts and estates, private banking, and wealth planning. In-house experts, including CFP® professionals, CPAs, and J.D.s, will elevate the trust arm of First National Bank of Wyoming.

About First Western Trust
First Western Trust strives to be the best private bank for the Western wealth management client by providing comprehensive, tailored solutions in the areas of wealth planning, private banking, investment management, and trusts and estates. First Western also offers expertise in retirement services, mortgages, insurance, and business banking. First Western’s services are integrated through ConnectView, a proprietary approach that focuses on a client’s entire financial picture. Built specifically for clients based in the West, the firm has offices in Arizona, California, Colorado and Wyoming.

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