United Bank Celebrates 185 Years of Service

United Bank Celebrates 185 Years of Service

03/12/2024 | Corporate News

Contact: Sameera Jordan

United Bank 185th Anniversary Shamrock Photo

Vienna, Va. – United Bank first opened its doors on March 17, 1839. Since then, it has grown to a premier regional banking company with a strong presence throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast. In honor of the Bank’s 185-year anniversary, United will carry on its long-standing tradition of celebrating with its customers at local branches on March 15, ahead of its official anniversary on St. Patrick’s Day, a holiday the Bank enjoys sharing.

“United Bank is the community bank for the markets it serves. As we look to the future, providing excellence in service continues to be at the heart of what we do – a tradition that has been passed down since the Bank’s founding,” said Julie Gurtis, President, United Bank. “Since our inception, United has been committed to developing long-term, personal relationships with each of our customers. The Bank’s anniversary is the perfect opportunity to express gratitude to our communities for their continued support and to celebrate all that we have been able to achieve together.”

To celebrate 185 years of service and the customers who made it possible, United invites the public to join in its anniversary celebration by stopping by a local branch this Friday, March 15, for refreshments.

While the Bank has made many strides over the years, it has remained true to its core values of integrity, hard work, teamwork, and caring. Over the last several decades, United has grown through 33 acquisitions to reach nearly $30 billion in assets and more than 200 locations across eight states – Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Ohio, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia, as well as Washington D.C. The Bank prides itself on offering local decision-making and the personalized service its customers have come to expect since its founding, with the insights, technologies, products, and services of a large bank – and a deep commitment to the communities in which it operates. This week, United solidifies its growth strategy with the opening of its newest regional corporate office and branch in Charlotte, NC, after expanding across the Carolinas in 2020. The new SouthPark location will serve as a central home for United employees in the area and provide a business hub for Charlotte customers, anchoring the Bank to the key Southeast region.

United continues to deliver best-in-class service for its team members, customers, shareholders, and communities, as well as reach new milestones. As a recent highlight, the Bank’s parent company, United Bankshares, Inc., increased dividends to shareholders for the 50th consecutive year, earning a spot on the exclusive list of Dividend Kings, a record only one other major banking company in the U.S. has achieved. In addition to its dividends feat, United continues to celebrate its position as the Most Trustworthy Bank in America, named by Newsweek for 2023, joining the list of the “Most Trustworthy Companies in America.” Entering its 185th year, United’s strong profitability, robust capital, disciplined expense control, and conservative credit culture have well-positioned the Company for continued success.


United Bank is a premier community bank headquartered in Virginia. A subsidiary of United Bankshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: UBSI), United has consolidated assets of nearly $30 billion with more than 200 offices located throughout Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Georgia, as well as Washington, D.C. In 2023, United was named the Most Trustworthy Bank in America by Newsweek, joining the list of the Most Trustworthy Companies in America. The largest bank chartered in the Commonwealth, the Bank is dedicated to growing the relationships it has built since 1839 and offering a competitive suite of banking and lending products, treasury management, wealth management, mortgage services, personal and business credit cards and more. Learn more about United Bank.

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