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Company Description (as filed with the SEC)
First Citizens BancShares, Inc. (BancShares) was incorporated under the laws of Delaware on August 7, 1986, to become the holding company of First-Citizens Bank & Trust Company (FCB), its banking subsidiary. FCB opened in 1898 as the Bank of Smithfield, Smithfield, North Carolina, and later became First-Citizens Bank & Trust Company. BancShares has expanded through de novo branching and acquisitions and now operates in 18 states and the District of Columbia providing a broad range of financial services to individuals, businesses and professionals. As of December 31, 2015, BancShares had total assets of $31.48 billion. Throughout its history, the operations of BancShares have been significantly influenced by descendants of Robert P. Holding, who came to control FCB during the 1920s. Robert P. ... More ...