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Fulton Financial Announces Termination of Consent Order for the Corporation and Its Subsidiary, Lafayette Ambassador Bank

LANCASTER, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

Fulton Financial Corporation (FULT) today announced that the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System has terminated the Consent Order which that agency issued on September 4, 2014 to Fulton Financial Corporation and its bank subsidiary, Lafayette Ambassador Bank.

This order was originally issued for deficiencies in the company’s Bank Secrecy Act and Anti-Money Laundering (BSA/AML) compliance program. Today’s announcement follows the company’s statements, released October 30, 2017, August 9, 2018, and January 15, 2019, that various regulatory agencies had terminated similar orders at five of the Corporation’s other banking subsidiaries.

"This completes the journey we have been on to strengthen our BSA/AML compliance programs,” said E. Philip Wenger, Fulton Financial’s Chairman and CEO. “I want to convey my thanks to our entire team of employees who worked diligently to build the company’s enhanced and sustainable BSA/AML program. With the lifting of this order, the company will be able to move forward with plans to merge the two remaining subsidiary banks into its flagship bank, Fulton Bank, N.A. this fall.”

Fulton Financial Corporation, a $21 billion Lancaster, Pa.-based financial holding company, has approximately 3,600 team members and operates more than 225 branches in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey and Virginia through three subsidiary banks.

Additional information on Fulton Financial Corporation can be found at www.fult.com.

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