Citizens Bank & Trust Receives FDIC Approval for Expansion into Hillsborough, Pasco Counties

LAKE WALES, FL – Citizens Bank & Trust has received full regulatory approval to acquire the Valrico and Dade City offices of The Bank of Tampa. These offices, formerly owned by Hillsboro Bank, are located in Hillsborough and Pasco Counties, respectively. This move represents the first expansion outside Polk County, Florida for Citizens Bank & Trust.

“This is such an exciting time for us at Citizens Bank & Trust,” said Greg Littleton, President and CEO of Citizens Bank & Trust. “We have served the people of Polk County for the past century. We look forward to welcoming these new customers to the Citizens Bank & Trust family and developing new business and personal relationships within both communities.” Hillsboro Bank customers were previously notified of the pending acquisition of the Valrico and Dade City office locations. Both offices are expected to open for business as Citizens Bank & Trust on November 1, 2021.

About Citizens Bank & Trust:
Citizens Bank & Trust is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Citizens Banking Corporation, a one-bank holding company located in Frostproof, Florida. The Bank currently operates 14 full-service offices throughout Polk County, and proudly offers a full line of banking services, including residential and commercial loans, mortgages, investments and trust services.

Citizens Bank of Frostproof, as the Bank was originally known, was established in 1920. Over the past century, and three generations of family ownership, Citizens Bank & Trust has continued its tradition as a reliable and dependable community partner. For more information, visit us at