First Security Bank

Location: Bozeman, MT

Founded in 1919 as Security Bank and Trust, First Security Bank provides business and personal banking products and services in Gallatin, Chouteau, Teton, and surrounding counties. The Bank has branches in Bozeman, Belgrade, Three Forks, Big Sky, West Yellowstone, Fort Benton, Fairfield and Vaughn, along with loan production offices in Chester and Havre.

In October 2017, Inter-Mountain Bancorp, Inc. (parent company of First Security Bank), announced it had entered into an agreement to merge with Glacier Bancorp, Inc. The merger was completed February 28, 2018. A client since 1998, First Security Bank relied on FORVIS industry expertise for a multitude of services, including stock valuations (annual appraisals since 1998), fairness opinion with respect to S Corporation conversion, ERM consulting, data processing core evaluation and RFP process, DP and technology staffing study, project management for DP area, strategic planning, regulatory consulting (MOU during Great Recession), interest rate risk consulting, buy-side financial advisor for 4 acquisitions (West Yellowstone, Three Forks, Fort Benton, Fairfield), and exclusive sell-side financial advisor in recently completed merger with Glacier Bancorp, Inc.

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