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CPB celebrates 70th anniversary of believing in customers

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CPB was honored to attend a ceremony at Mayor Rick Blangiardi’s office in Honolulu Hale where he proclaimed, Feb. 15, 2024 as “Central Pacific Bank Day” in the City and County of Honolulu. Pictured (from left) are CPB employees Tim Sakahara, Arnold Martines, Maile Kawasaki, Tyman Hayashi, Mayor Rick Blangiardi, Sonya Gomes, Lisa Llamas, Carson Young, and Jaki Knaus. Photo courtesy: Central Pacific Bank.


HONOLULU, HI (Feb. 15, 2024) – Central Pacific Bank (CPB) is proud to celebrate its 70th anniversary of serving the financial needs of Hawaii’s people by providing essential banking services to consumers and small businesses, and empowering countless individuals to achieve their dream of home ownership.

“Reaching this milestone is a testament to the dedication of our employees, the trust of our customers, and our unwavering commitment to supporting the people and this special place we call home,” said Arnold Martines, President and CEO of Central Pacific Bank. "We are incredibly grateful for all our customers and remain committed to upholding the values of exceptional service, innovation, and community that have guided us since our founding. We will continue building on that foundation for generations to come.”

Central Pacific Bank opened its doors on February 15, 1954 with the goal of "Building a Better Hawaii," driven by a commitment to fostering economic growth and supporting the local community.

Central Pacific Bank was founded by World War II nisei veterans who valiantly fought for our country in the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, only to be denied financial services when they returned home, thus pushing their vision to create a bank that would serve all of Hawaii’s people.

The theme for the yearlong anniversary celebration is “70 Years of Believing.” What could you do if someone believed in you? This question is prevalent in our new television commercial featuring Olympic Gold Medalist and CPB Ambassador Carissa Moore, and longtime customers, Hidehito Uki of Sun Noodle and Erin Kano Uehara of Choco le‘a.

CPB is proud to continue to collaborate with local talent as the commercial features an original song by local ukulele virtuoso Taimane Gardner. To watch the new “What Could You Do” commercial click here.

In addition, CPB produced a legacy video, featuring testimonials from longtime employees and more details about our founding story. To watch “CPB Legacy Video – 70 Years of Believing” click here.

Celebrating 70 Years of Milestones:

  • Financial Stability:CPB remains one of the strongest and most well-capitalized banks in the state.
  • Client Experience: CPB has always been committed to providing exceptional customer service by fostering personalized connections and trusted relationships with clients.
  • Community Impact:CPB has invested millions of dollars in Hawaii’s communities through donations, sponsorships, and volunteerism for organizations that share the commitment to building a better Hawaii.
  • Innovation:CPB has embraced technology to deliver convenient and secure banking solutions to its customers, including mobile banking, online banking, and a network of advanced ATMs across the state.
  • Employee Focus:CPB is recognized as a top workplace in Hawaii, fostering a culture of diversity, inclusion, and employee development.

Additional photos from the “Central Pacific Bank Day” proclamation ceremony at Honolulu Hale are available upon request.

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About Central Pacific Bank

Central Pacific Financial Corp. is a Hawaii-based bank holding company with approximately $7.64 billion in assets as of Dec. 31, 2023. Central Pacific Bank, its primary subsidiary, operates 27 branches and 58 ATMs in the State of Hawaii. Central Pacific Financial Corp. is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the symbol "CPF." For additional information, please visit: cpb.bank

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