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Customers Bank Wins 2018 Outstanding Corporation Award from the Association of Fundraising Professionals


Wyomissing, Pa. (Nov. 12, 2018) – Customers Bank was honored by the Association of Fundraising Professionals Berks Regional Chapter on Nov. 9 during the National Philanthropy Day celebration. This special annual event recognizes the philanthropic contributions of individuals and corporations while providing participants with an avenue to show appreciation for all that has been accomplished, as well as demonstrating the need for additional support.

Nominated by the United Way of Berks County for the numerous programs it supports, Customers Bank received the 2018 Outstanding Corporation Award. Richard "Dick" Ehst, President and Chief Operations Officers for Customers Bank, had the honor of accepting the award on behalf of the Bank.

The Association of Fundraising Professionals presents each award to a single individual or corporation as recognition for their great philanthropic contributions which have enriched the entire community. This year, awards were presented in eight categories including Lifetime Achievement, Outstanding Philanthropist, Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser, Outstanding Corporation, Outstanding Small Business, Outstanding Foundation, Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy and Outstanding Fundraising Executive.

"This is a huge honor for all of our Team Members, as one of our founding principles is supporting the communities in which we live, work and play," said Richard "Dick" Ehst, President and Chief Operating Officer of Customers Bank. "Customers Bank and our Team Members have supported numerous nonprofit organizations in Berks County through fundraising, volunteering, helping raise awareness and other community engagement activities."

The Bank's commitment to community outreach is best demonstrated through the numerous programs it supports with the United Way. Since the bank's founding, Customers Bank has ranked in the top-25 on United Way of Berks County's workplace campaign, with a 62% participation rate and average gift per employee of more than $950. The bank also works with United Way to promote leadership by supporting United Way's Loaned Campaign Specialist Program, which offers employees an exceptional learning experience while they are helping their communities.

Customers Bank and Team Members also partner with United Way to support important education programs including the Ready.Set.READ! Program, which combats the loss of reading skills during summer breaks. Customers Bank and Team Members also support United Way's Books for Bikes Program in the Oakbrook neighborhood, which provides a free bike and helmet to each child who completes 30 of the 40 days, or at least 75 percent, of the Ready.Set.READ! literacy and reading program.

Both Team Members and the Bank continue to demonstrate their commitment to improving the quality of life in the communities in which they operate by supporting a broad range of other nonprofits through volunteer activities and financial contributions. In Berks County alone, these organizations include Alvernia University, Caron Treatment Centers, Veterans Social Center, Hope Rescue Mission, Olivet's Boys and Girls Club, John Paul II Center, Berks Encore, Habitat for Humanity, PSU Berks and Family Promise.

To learn more about Customers Bank or the financial products it offers, please visit www.CustomersBank.com.

About Customers Bank

Customers Bank is a super-community bank with $10.6 billion in assets as of September 30, 2018, offering commercial and consumer banking services along the I-95 corridor from Washington, DC to Boston; and in Chicago. Commercial products include cash management; commercial and industrial loans; small business loans; SBA government-guaranteed loans; commercial and multi-family real estate loans; and financing for leasing businesses and residential developers.

Customers Bank provides consumer banking services including savings, checking, and money market accounts; certificates of deposit; residential mortgages; and consumer loans. Additional consumer products are marketed by BankMobile, BankMobile Vibe, and Ascent.

Customers Bank is a member of the Federal Reserve System with deposits insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Customers Bank is an equal opportunity lender. Customers Bank takes pride in delivering extremely high levels of customer service while charging comparatively very low fees; service that makes our clients say, "Wow."

Commercial clients enjoy Single Point of Contact service with one team to handle all banking needs. Some retail bank clients are afforded Concierge Banking® Services that brings banking to them, when and where they need it.

Customers Bank is a subsidiary of Customers Bancorp, Inc., a bank holding company with its headquarters located in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania. The voting common shares of Customers Bancorp, Inc. are listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol CUBI.

Customers Bank
1015 Penn Avenue
Wyomissing, PA 19610

Contact:
Richard Ehst
President & COO
610-917-3263