Orlando Magic Announces Exclusive Partnership with City National Bank of Florida

ORLANDO – The Orlando Magic announces that the City National Bank of Florida (CNB) will become The Official Banking and Mortgage Partner of the Orlando Magic and Amway Center starting with the 2022-23 NBA season.

Through this partnership, CNB will be one of the team’s seven “Champion of the Community” (COTC) partners. The team’s COTC partnerships represent a unique level of brands with a shared commitment to the Central Florida community. COTC partners include Walt Disney World, PepsiCo and Florida Blue. City National Bank, the second-largest Florida-based bank, becomes the first partner whose logo will appear on Magic warm-up jerseys, a new branding opportunity created by the NBA during the 2021-22 season.

“The Orlando Magic are thrilled to forge an exclusive partnership with City National Bank of Florida,” Magic CEO Alex Martins said. “With the continued growth of City National Bank’s commitment to Central Florida, we are excited to help them continue their success. As Community Champions, we share a commitment to our community and look forward to see the partnership flourish through the many collaborations planned to benefit Central Florida.

Other pillars of the partnership include a small business recognition program, a financial literacy platform, exclusive access to Magic experiences for bank customers, the name of the Amway Center reception hall in the hourglass room of the city’s National Bank and prominent branding during all television broadcasts. Orlando Magic games.

“City National Bank has been a trusted partner to Florida businesses, families and communities for more than 75 years, and Orlando and Central Florida are key markets for our growth strategy,” said Jorge Gonzalez. , Vice Chairman and CEO of City National Bank of Florida. . “Much more than an iconic Central Florida brand, the Orlando Magic are an invaluable source of community service and philanthropy, values ​​that align closely with CNB’s commitment to supporting more than 300 nonprofit organizations. profit across Florida every year. We are excited to work with the team to give back in a meaningful way and this partnership underscores our commitment to Central Florida.

The partnership will also include brand integration with the Magic, including digital signage in the arena at all Amway Center events, as well as the outdoor digital board facing I-4.

“As an Orlando native and lifelong Magic fan, it’s an honor to partner with a premier NBA franchise that exemplifies teamwork, trust and commitment to the community.” , said Erik Weiner, president of the central market of CNB. “The Magic and CNB share similar values, and we look forward to making a positive impact on the Central Florida community.”

About City National Bank of Florida

City National Bank (CNB) is Florida’s “Big Alternative Bank” and the financial institution Floridians have turned to for more than 75 years. Miami-based CNB has a presence in South and Central Florida, with more than 1,000 employees statewide and more than $24 billion in assets – up from $3 billion in 2010 – which makes it one of the largest financial institutions in the state and one of the fastest in the country. growing banks. CNB is a subsidiary of the Chilean bank Banco de Credito e Inversiones (Bci) and remains a community-focused bank guided by local decision-making, with services including commercial banking, home loans, private banking, management Wealth Management, International Banking, Cash Management, Corporate Real Estate, Commercial Real Estate, Residential Mortgages and Specialty Finance through its Orlando-based subsidiary, BciCapital. CNB is rated 5-star “Superior” by BauerFinancial and has earned an “Exceptional” rating under the Community Reinvestment Act for lending to underserved communities for 21 consecutive years. CNB was voted Best Community Bank, Best Investment Bank, Best Bank for Commercial Real Estate, Best Bank for Jumbo Loans, Best Private Bank, Best Foreign Domestic Mortgage Lender and Best Wealth Management by readers of the Daily Business Review . The bank has been named a “Best Company for Diversity” by Comparably and has been repeatedly recognized as one of the nation’s “Best Banks to Work For” by American Banker magazine.

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