Wells Fargo Arizona #1 SBA Lender

Company extends $75.8 million to small businesses in Arizona

Wells Fargo Arizona

Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC), America’s #1 small business lender, today announced it is the #1 Small Business Administration (SBA) 7 (a) lender in Arizona in amount of dollars approved for the sixth consecutive year.  Wells Fargo approved $75.8 million dollars in financing to Arizona businesses from Oct. 1, 2011 and Sept. 30, 2012.

“Wells Fargo is committed to helping Arizona small businesses succeed financially,” said Jim Valley, SBA regional sales manager for Wells Fargo Arizona. “We stand ready to help our small business customers and SBA lending is an important way we provide business owners with essential financing to build their businesses.”

Nationally, Wells Fargo approved a record $1.24 billion in Small Business Administration (SBA) loans in federal fiscal year 2012 (Oct. 1, 2011 – Sept. 30, 2012) and for the fourth consecutive year is America’s leading SBA 7(a) lender in dollar volume. This is the second year in a row that Wells Fargo has approved more than $1 billion in SBA 7(a) loans to small business owners – the only lender to achieve this milestone.  An SBA preferred lender in all 50 states, Wells Fargo also is the second largest SBA lender in units extending 3,176 SBA 7(a) loans in fiscal 2012.

In addition to its national ranking, Wells Fargo is the No. 1 SBA 7(a) lender in dollars in 15 states – Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Minnesota, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, Texas, Virginia, Washington and Wyoming – and the No.1 SBA 7(a) lender in number of loans (units) in 10 states: Alaska, California, Colorado, Georgia, Iowa, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, South Carolina and Wyoming.

In Arizona, Wells Fargo has 14,000 team members and 261 stores.  Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a nationwide, diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.4 trillion in assets. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through more than 9,000 stores, 12,000 ATMs, the Internet (wellsfargo.com), and has offices in more than 35 countries to support the bank’s customers who conduct business in the global economy. With more than 265,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United States.  Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 26 on Fortune’s 2012 rankings of America’s largest corporations. Wells Fargo’s vision is to satisfy all our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially.

Wells Fargo loans more money to America’s small businesses than any other bank (2002-2011 Community Reinvestment Act government data) and is a leading lender to women- and diverse-owned businesses. Wells Fargo provides a wide range of financial solutions to meet the needs of business owners nationwide. Through the Wells Fargo Business Insight Resource Center, business owners can access an informative selection of videos and articles featuring expert advice and best practices. For more information visit wellsfargo.com/biz or call the National Business Banking Center at 1-800-CALL-WELLS.

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