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    FirstBank

    On October 29, Enrique Campos del Toro founded First Federal Savings and Loans Association with a $200,000.00 capital investment.

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    FirstBank

    First Federal opens its first branch in St. Thomas, becoming the first Puerto Rican savings and loans institution to instate operations in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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    FirstBank

    Our name changes from First Federal Savings and Loans Association of Puerto Rico to First Federal Savings Bank.

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    FirstBank

    First Federal becomes a stockholder-owned savings bank and went public, trading on the stock market.

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    FirstBank

    Money Express opens its first branch at the lobby of our headquarters in San Juan.

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    FirstBank

    After switching to commercial banking, our name changes to FirstBank Puerto Rico.

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    FirstBank

    We reorganized and FirstBank Puerto Rico became a subsidiary of First BanCorp.

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    FirstBank

    FirstBank Insurance Agency starts operations in Puerto Rico.

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    FirstBank

    We acquired Chase Manhattan Bank operations in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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    FirstBank

    First Express opens in U.S. Virgin Islands.
    FirstMortgage opens for business in Puerto Rico.

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    FirstBank

    First BanCorp. launches a loan origination office in Miami.

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    FirstBank

    After the acquisition of UniBank (Ponce General Corporation) and its subsidiaries in Florida, we established presence with 10 new branches.​

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    FirstBank

    UniBank, our subsidiary in Florida, changes its name to FirstBank Florida.

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    FirstBank

    FirstBank purchases the Virgin Islands Community Bank, becoming the leading financial institution with the largest number of branches in the region. We celebrated our 60th Anniversary.

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    FirstBank

    Aurelio Alemán was appointed as President and Chief Executive Officer.

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    FirstBank

    We opened our FirstBank Service Center in Río Piedras. This modern building houses most of our corporate offices in Puerto Rico.

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    FirstBank

    Our commitment to the industry and belief in a successful future and greater achievements, led us to complete a $525 million transaction in new capital for our Institution.

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    FirstBank

    We celebrated our 65th Anniversary as an institution.

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