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OneWest Bank Wins Three Stevie® Awards for Sales & Customer Service
Gold award received for Ethics in Sales

PASADENA, Calif., March 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- OneWest Bank, CIT's Southern California retail bank division, today announced it has won three Stevie Awards recognizing outstanding customer service and ethical business practices. The awards include a Gold Award for Ethics in Sales, Silver Award for Customer Service Success, Financial Services and a Bronze Award for Innovation in Customer Service, Financial Services.

"Serving our customers and the community we call home is our top priority," said Heather Ellison, head of Retail Banking. "Thank you to the OneWest team for consistently maintaining high ethical standards and for putting the needs of our local neighborhoods first."  

For all three awards, OneWest was recognized for developing innovative customer engagement strategies that help customers meet their financial goals and also support the Southern California community where the bank is based.

Examples of these efforts include the One Million Meals campaign, a partnership with Feeding America to donate meals to people in need for every new checking account opened during the holiday season, and Turn Paper into Trees, a spring campaign which planted a new tree in California for every customer who signed up for paperless services. In the fall, OneWest also launched Personal Finance Empowered, a digital financial education platform offering free, customized modules for consumers at all life stages.

The Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service are the world's top honors for customer service, contact center, business development, and sales professionals. This year, more than 2,600 nominations from 48 nations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were evaluated. Winners were determined by the average scores of more than 180 professionals worldwide on seven specialized judging committees.

"Stevie Award winners from around the world should be very proud of their achievements.  The judges were impressed with the vast range of nominations submitted for 2020 and have agreed that their accomplishments are worthy of public recognition," said Stevie Awards executive chairman, Michael Gallagher.

OneWest Bank has received a Stevie Award in at least one category for three consecutive years. Learn more about OneWest Bank and its ongoing efforts to serve the Southern California community.

About OneWest Bank 
OneWest Bank is committed to helping Southern California consumers and small businesses meet their financial goals by offering a variety of personal and small business banking and lending solutions. We are passionate about serving the Southern California community and are proud to invest in the neighborhoods where we live and work. OneWest Bank is a division of CIT Bank, N.A. (Member FDIC, Equal Housing Lender), a subsidiary of CIT Group Inc. (NYSE: CIT). For more information, visit OneWestBank.com and follow us on Facebook.

About the Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in eight programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, the Middle East Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards®, The International Business Awards®, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 12,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 70 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at http://www.StevieAwards.com.

Sponsors of the 14th annual Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service include HCL Technologies, Sales Partnerships, Inc., and ValueSelling Associates, Inc.

MEDIA RELATIONS: 
John Moran
212-461-5507
John.Moran@cit.com  

SOURCE OneWest Bank