Regions Bank Supports National Preparedness Month with Tools, Resources and Advice for Customers and Communities

Month-long initiative starts with Regions Readiness Rallies at three locations: Birmingham, Indianapolis and Tampa

(BIRMINGHAM) Throughout September, Regions Bank (NYSE:RF) will support National Preparedness Month by providing resources, advice and financial tools to customers and communities, helping them prepare for emergencies and disasters.

Regions kicks off its initiative Wednesday, Sept. 3, from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. CDT with the Regions Readiness Rally at the company’s Birmingham headquarters. ABC 33/40 meteorologist James Spann will be the guest speaker. The event is open to the public and provides a forum for community organizations to share information about preparedness. Regions customers are invited to attend the free event. Regions is also planning similar events in Tampa and Indianapolis later in the month.

Throughout September, Regions will provide updated information on RegionsBankNews.com and on Twitter, via @RegionsNews, in recognition of National Preparedness Month. Additional information will be available from the Disaster Resource Center on the company web site, regions.com. Tips for customers and small businesses are available to view and download from regions.com at the following links:

“Regions Bank has locations in 16 states, and nearly every one of our customers is vulnerable to or knows someone impacted by disasters, from tornadoes to hurricanes to straight-line winds,” said Steve McCleskey, vice president of business continuity and incident response for Regions Financial. “We’ve seen the dangers, and now we are working together to help our customers and communities prepare.”

Regions is also partnering with HOPE Coalition America to provide additional preparedness resources and tools. HOPE Coalition America offers an online financial preparedness test called “Are You Ready?” at http://dfrscore.org.

“We have a great relationship with Regions, and we are looking forward to partnering in an effort to have our communities ready for anything that comes their way,” said Oliver Bell, Southeast Region CEO of Operation HOPE and Director of HOPE Coalition America.

National Preparedness Month, now in its 10th year, is a nationwide effort hosted by the Ready Campaign and Citizens Corps that encourages households, businesses and communities to prepare and plan for emergencies. For more information about the Ready Campaign and National Preparedness Month, visit ready.gov, or call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362), TTY 1-800-462-7585.