Jacksonville Bancorp (Florida Sub) General Information
Jacksonville Bancorp, Inc. was incorporated under the laws of the State of Florida on October 24, 1997 for the purpose of organizing the Bank. It is a one-bank holding company owning 100% of the outstanding shares of the Bank. The Company's only business is the ownership and operation of the Bank, which opened for business on May 28, 1999. The Bank is a Florida state-chartered commercial bank, and its deposits are insured by the FDIC. Its primary market area is all of Duval County (primarily the Southside, Westside, Arlington, Mandarin and Downtown areas of Jacksonville and Jacksonville Beach), Florida, in addition to surrounding communities within the St. Johns, Clay and Nassau counties. Jacksonville is the largest city by area in the United States covering 747 square miles. Duval County has a strong commercial and industrial base, which has been steadily expanding in recent years. Financial institutions primarily compete with one another for deposits. The Company is in competition with existing area financial institutions, including commercial banks and savings institutions, insurance companies, consumer finance companies, brokerage houses, mortgage banking companies, credit unions, and other business entities which target traditional banking markets, through offices, mail, the internet, mobile devices and otherwise. Its primary business segment is community banking and consists of attracting deposits from the general public and using such deposits and other sources of funds to originate commercial business loans, commercial real estate loans, residential mortgage loans, and a variety of consumer loans. The Company is regulated by the Federal Reserve Board under the Federal Bank Holding Company Act (BHC Act), which requires every bank holding company to obtain the prior approval of the Federal Reserve Board before acquiring more than 5% of the voting shares of any bank or all, or substantially all, of the assets of a bank, and before merging or consolidating with another bank holding company.