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June 02 2015

Operation HOPE and Regions Bank Schedule Grand Opening for Financial Empowerment Center Serving Ferguson and the Metro St. Louis, MO

      The grand opening for new HOPE Inside location will take place Monday, June 22 at 9 a.m. at the Regions Bank branch in Jennings

LOS ANGELES -- June 2, 2015 -- Regions Bank and the nonprofit Operation HOPE will celebrate the grand opening of a financial empowerment center – HOPE Inside, designed to support underserved residents in the Ferguson and St. Louis, Mo. area.       

The grand opening will take place Monday, June 22 at 9 a.m. (CT) at the Regions Bank branch in Jennings. During the grand opening, Regions will also discuss plans for the company’s new location to be built along Lewis and Clark Boulevard in Jennings.

The center, called HOPE Inside, is the first of its kind in the state of Missouri. Regions is providing workspace facilities in select North County Regions Bank branches where a certified Operation HOPE counselor will offer no-cost, one-on-one credit and money management counseling to the general public.

“Our work with HOPE Inside, and the investments we are making in our new location in Jennings, reflect our commitment to North St. Louis County,” said Mike Hart, Midwest area president for Regions Bank. “That commitment includes helping people improve their personal finances, which, in turn, helps strengthen our community and create new economic opportunities.”

HOPE Inside counseling will initially be offered at the Regions branch along New Halls Ferry Road in Florissant. The counseling will be moved to the Jennings branch upon completion of the new Jennings facility.

“HOPE Inside has helped people nationwide take control of their finances, and we are excited to work with Regions Bank to bring these resources to North St. Louis County,” said Operation HOPE Founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer John Hope Bryant. “This is about creating a thriving economy in Ferguson, Florissant and North St. Louis County through financial empowerment – and financial dignity.”

Additional information on HOPE Inside counseling in North St. Louis County can be found at this link.


About Regions Financial Corporation

Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE:RF), with $122 billion in assets, is a member of the S&P 500 Index and is one of the nation’s largest full-service providers of consumer and commercial banking, wealth management, mortgage, and insurance products and services.  Regions serves customers in 16 states across the South, Midwest and Texas, and through its subsidiary, Regions Bank, operates approximately 1,650 banking offices and 2,000 ATMs. Additional information about Regions and its full line of products and services can be found at