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First National Bank Announces Closure of its Johnston, Iowa, Branch

Posted on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 in Recent News

AMES, IA (Dec. 1, 2021) – First National Bank (FNB), headquartered in Ames, Iowa, is announcing the scheduled closure of its branch at 8460 Birchwood Court, Suite 1100, Johnston, Iowa, on March 31, 2022, at noon. The ATM at this location will cease operations on March 30, 2022, at 5 p.m.

According to FNB President Scott T. Bauer, “The decision to close the Johnston branch was difficult and one we didn’t take lightly. We developed strong relationships with customers at the Johnston branch over the years and will continue doing all we can to support the community without a branch presence.

FNB’s decision was, in large part, a response to consumers’ changing banking needs. Over the years, FNB has developed some of the best electronic and remote banking services available to consumers today, and customers have responded by using them more each day. The added convenience and ease of transacting business without needing to come into a branch has become so popular with customers that it has notably reduced the use of some bank locations, including the Johnston branch.”

Bauer emphasized that all employees will be retained and offered comparable positions at other FNB locations. Well-trained and committed employees are the pillar of FNB’s success and relationships with its customers. 

There will be no impact to customers’ existing accounts or an interruption in services. In additional to online and mobile banking services, customers will have access to on-premises bank services at nearby branches, including:

  • Valley Junction, 301 5th Street, West Des Moines, Iowa (new building and ATM opening in Spring 2022); temporary location is 204 ½ 5th Street in West Des Moines.
  • West Glen, 5625 Mills Civic Parkway, Suite 100, West Des Moines, Iowa.
  • Ankeny, 1205 North Ankeny Boulevard, Ankeny, Iowa.     

Frequently asked questions and other information about the closure, including maps, and driving directions to all FNB locations, is available at

About First National Bank

First National Bank was established in 1903 in Ames, Iowa. First National Bank is a local, full-service bank, presently serving Ames, Ankeny, Johnston, Osceola, and West Des Moines, Iowa, from nine convenient locations. First National Bank is an affiliate bank of Ames National Corporation, a results-oriented financial services holding company providing leadership, counsel, and support to its community affiliate banks and superior financial performance for its shareholders.

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