The Bryn Mawr Trust Company (the "Bank") received its Pennsylvania banking charter in 1889 and is a member of the Federal Reserve System. In 1986, Bryn Mawr Bank Corporation (the "Corporation") was formed and on January 2, 1987, the Bank became a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Corporation. The Bank and Corporation are headquartered in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, a western suburb of Philadelphia. The Corporation and its subsidiaries offer a full range of personal and business banking services, consumer and commercial loans, equipment leasing, mortgages, insurance and wealth management services, including investment management, trust and estate administration, retirement planning, custody services, and tax planning and preparation from 43 banking locations, six wealth management offices and two insurance and risk management locations in the following counties: Montgomery, Chester, Delaware, Philadelphia, and Dauphin Counties in Pennsylvania; New Castle County in Delaware; and Mercer and Camden Counties in New Jersey. The Corporation's common stock trades on the NASDAQ Stock Market ("NASDAQ") under the symbol BMTC.
The goal of the Corporation is to become the premier community bank and wealth management organization in the greater Philadelphia area. The Corporation's strategy to achieve this goal includes investing in people and technology to support its growth, leveraging the strength of its brand, targeting high-potential markets for expansion, basing its sales strategy on relationships and concentrating on core product solutions. The Corporation strives to strategically broaden the scope of its product offerings, engaging in inorganic growth by selectively acquiring small to mid-sized banks, insurance brokerages, wealth management companies, and advisory and planning services firms, and hiring high-performing teams where strategically advantageous.
The Corporation operates in a highly competitive market area that includes local, national and regional banks as competitors along with savings banks, credit unions, insurance companies, trust companies, registered investment advisors and mutual fund families. The Corporation and its subsidiaries are regulated by many agencies, including the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation ("FDIC"), the Federal Reserve and the Pennsylvania and Delaware Departments of Banking.