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Apr 22, 2013

Forbes honors First National Bank Alaska

In a testament to First National Bank Alaska's near-century of dependability for its customers and communities around the state, the bank's been named one of America's Most Trustworthy Companies in an annual survey by Forbes.

First National made the list for the second consecutive year and is the only Alaska business on the list.

"This is an incredible honor and we're extremely appreciative," said First National Vice Chair Betsy Lawer. "We've always strived to be a bank all Alaskans can count on and this national recognition reinforces that we're doing the right thing, right here in the 49th state."

In order to identify America's Most Trustworthy companies, Forbes used the GMI Ratings (GMI) system.

The GMI ratings provided Forbes with quantitative and qualitative analysis, which looks beyond raw data of companies' income statements and balance sheets. The GMI found that the Most Trustworthy Companies demonstrated transparent and conservative accounting practices, solid corporate governance and management.

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Alaskan-owned and operated since 1922, First National proudly meets the financial needs of Alaskans with ATMs and 30 branches in 18 communities throughout the state. Visit for more information about Alaska's largest locally-owned bank and access to efficient and secure online banking services.


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