Susquehanna Bank Announces Partnership With The Philadelphia Soul

Susquehanna Bank is joining forces with the Philadelphia Soul to help support the arena football team’s run at the 2012 championship.

Susquehanna will be the official bank sponsor of the Soul, partnering with the team for broadcast and in-game promotions as well as community events.

“We’re excited for this opportunity to team up with the Soul,” said Jeff Culp, Regional President for Susquehanna Bank in southeastern Pennsylvania. “Under the leadership of local sports legend Ron Jaworski, the Soul is an organization dedicated to providing affordable family entertainment and grassroots community support. Their commitment to the greater Philadelphia community mirrors Susquehanna’s.”

Susquehanna Bank has expanded its presence in southeastern Pennsylvania and now operates 60 branch offices in Philadelphia, the surrounding counties and southern New Jersey. The bank, which has been serving customers and businesses for more than a century, has grown to approximately $17.5 billion in assets.

“I’m excited about our partnership with Susquehanna Bank,” said John Adams, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for the Philadelphia Soul. “Susquehanna Bank shares the same commitment to community as the Soul, so working together is a natural fit.”

The Philadelphia Soul are in their seventh season of play in the Arena Football League. The team won the ArenaBowl title in 2008 and have been re-built for a championship run in 2012. Head coach Doug Plank and his coaching staff have a combined 47 years of AFL experience. The Soul roster has four First Team All-Arena players (Tiger Jones, Derrick Ross, Rayshaun Kizer and Michaeux Robinson), three Second Team All-Arena players (Donovan Morgan, Dusty Bear and Devin Clark), one All-Ironman performer (Jeff Hughley) and two former 2010 First Team All-Arena players (Morgan and Kizer).

The Philadelphia Soul (2-0) look to stay perfect on the 2012 season when they face the East Division rival Cleveland Gladiators (1-1) on Sunday, April 1 at 6:05 p.m. ET in Philadelphia. The game can be heard on 950 ESPN Radio (check your local listings), and a live stream of the game will be available at www.ustream.tv/philadelphiasoul.

Susquehanna Bank operates 260 branch offices in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland and West Virginia. It is part of Susquehanna Bancshares, Inc., a financial services holding company with assets of more than $17.5 billion. Through Susquehanna Wealth Management, the company also offers investment, fiduciary, brokerage, insurance, retirement planning, and private banking services. Susquehanna also operates an insurance brokerage and employee benefits company, a commercial finance company and a vehicle leasing company. For more information, please visit www.susquehanna.net.

Copyright Business Wire 2010

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