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About Zions Bank

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Headquarters

One South Main Street
Salt Lake City, Utah 84133

Officers

  • A. Scott Anderson, President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
  • Harris H. Simmons, Chairman of the Board

Board of Directors

  • A. Scott Anderson, President and CEO, Zions Bank
  • James T. Jensen, Executive Vice President & General Counsel, Savage Companies (Retired)
  • Susan Johnson, President, Futura Industries
  • Charley D. Jones, President and CEO, Charshaw, Inc. dba Stinker Stores
  • Eric O. Leavitt, President, The Leavitt Group
  • Kent I. Madsen, Managing Director, Epic Ventures
  • Theresa A. Martinez, Associate Professor of Sociology and Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies, University of Utah
  • Keith O. Rattie, President and CEO, Questar Corporation
  • Harris H. Simmons, Chairman, President and CEO, Chairman of Zions Bank
  • John L. Valentine, Attorney, Howard, Lewis & Petersen

General Information

Zions Bank is a subsidiary of Zions Bancorporation that operates more than 500 offices and 600 ATMs in 10 Western states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, Utah and Washington. As a full-service bank, Zions offers commercial, installment and mortgage loans; trust services; foreign banking services; electronic and online banking services; automatic deposit and nationwide banking and transfer services; as well as the more familiar checking and savings programs.

News

For the latest news and developments at Zions Bank, please visit our Press Releases page.

Investor Relations

Investor Relations information is available at the Zions Bancorporation web site.

Careers

View a current listing of jobs available with Zions Bank on the Career Center.

A Brief History of Zions Bank

On July 10, 1873, Zion's Savings Bank and Trust Company was incorporated under the laws of the Utah Territory by the direction of Brigham Young, becoming Utah's first chartered savings bank and trust company. During its first day of business on October 1, 1873, the bank's cashier and tellers recorded deposits of $5,876.20. The bank prospered and grew, surviving its only major threat — the depression caused by the stock market crash of 1929.

A major event happened on Dec. 31, 1957. Zion's Savings Bank and Trust Company (1873), Utah Savings and Trust Company (1889) and First National Bank of Salt Lake City (1890) merged to form Zions First National Bank. The newly enlarged institution had a total of $109.5 million in deposits. At this time, the long-familiar apostrophe in Zion's was dropped.

In early 1960, authorities of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints decided to divest itself of its banking interests, and on April 22, 1960, the church sold majority control of Zions First National Bank to Keystone Insurance and Investment Company. Keystone was owned by a group of businessmen headed by Leland B. Flint, Roy W. Simmons and Judson S. Sayre. At the time of the sale, the bank had total deposits of just under $120 million.

On Feb. 17, 1961, Zions First National Investment Company was incorporated in Nevada and became the majority owner of the bank stock controlled by the Keystone group. In 1965, the name of the investment company was changed to Zions Bancorporation.

Today, Zions Bancorporation operates full-service banking offices in 10 Western and Southwestern states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, Utah and Washington. Zions Bank operates locations in communities throughout Utah and Idaho, and more than 150 ATMs in the two states. In addition to a wide range of traditional banking services, Zions offers a comprehensive array of investment and mortgage services, and has a network of loan origination offices for small businesses nationwide. The company is also a leader in providing electronic banking services, including electronic municipal bond trading. Founded in 1873, Zions has been serving the communities of the Intermountain West for more than 140 years.

From the vision of founder Brigham Young to the reality of one of the nation's most impressive banking organizations, Zions continues to be a pioneer in banking.

 
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