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First Hope Bank Announces Two Advisors Achieve Membership in Raymond James Financial Services Councils

February 11, 2013, Hope, NJ

Robert Walen, Investment Executive and Registered Principal with Raymond James Financial Services at First Hope Bank located at 220 Woodport Road in Sparta NJ was recently named a member of the Raymond James Financial Services 2013 Leaders Council. Leaders Council honors are presented only to those financial advisors who demonstrate an extraordinary level of commitment to clients through personal service and professional integrity. This marks the twelfth consecutive year that Bob has qualified for this important recognition. He has been an Investment Executive and Registered Principal at Raymond James Financial Services since 1994 and has served as an Investment Executive for Raymond James Financial Services at First Hope Bank since 2001. Bob brings over 30 years of investment management expertise to the First Hope team. Bob can be reached at 973.729.8333 ext. 3105.

Robert Walen

Bob Walen, Investment Executive and Registered Principal

Lance Armstrong, Investment Executive at First Hope Bank located at 201 Route 94 in Blairstown NJ was recently named a member of the Raymond James Financial Services 2013 Executive Council. Lance, who joined Raymond James in 2007, has more than eleven years of experience in the financial services industry. Executive Council honors are presented only to those financial advisors who have demonstrated an extremely high level of commitment to clients through personal service and professional integrity. Lance can be reached at 908.459.6403.

Lance Armstrong

Lance Armstrong, Investment Executive

Through a joint marketing arrangement between First Hope Bank and Raymond James Financial Services, Inc., member FINRA/SIPC, the investment program offers a comprehensive range of investment services to bank customers, as well as individuals and businesses.

First Hope Bank, established in 1911, is a full-service financial institution with locations in Andover, Blairstown, Great Meadows, Hackettstown, Hope and Sparta. Known for its customer service, financial strength and stability, First Hope Bank also offers the sophisticated range of products and services found in large financial institutions including a comprehensive trust and investment services division. First Hope Bank's associates strive every day to fulfill the Bank's motto, "Turning Hope Into Realityā€¯.

Raymond James Financial Services, Inc. is a financial services firm supporting more than 3,200 independent financial advisors nationwide. Beginning in 1974, Raymond James Financial Services Inc., member FINRA/SIPC, has provided a wide range of investment and wealth planning related services through its affiliate, Raymond James & Associated, Inc., member New York Stock Exchange/SIPC. Both broker/dealers are wholly owned subsidiaries of Raymond James Financial, Inc. (NYSE-RJF), a financial services holding company with more than 6,200 affiliated financial advisors serving more than 2.4 million individual, family and corporate accounts throughout the United States, Canada and overseas. In addition, total client assets are approximately $392 billion.

Securities offered through Raymond James Financial Services, Inc., member FINRA/SIPC, and are not insured by any financial institution insurance, the FDIC/NCUA or any other government agency, are not deposits or obligations of the financial institution, are not guaranteed by the financial institution, and are subject to risks, including the possible loss of principal. Raymond James is not affiliated with First Hope Bank or the investment center.