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Wachovia's changeover to Wells Fargo complete

Special Photo . Randall Barnhill of Chandler Signs removes a Wachovia banner to reveal the new Wells Fargo signage at the Steve Reynolds store in Duluth on Hampton Green.

Special Photo . Randall Barnhill of Chandler Signs removes a Wachovia banner to reveal the new Wells Fargo signage at the Steve Reynolds store in Duluth on Hampton Green.

LAWRENCEVILLE — More than two dozen Wachovia financial centers in Gwinnett County got new signage over the weekend and are now Wells Fargo banks.

The changeover comes as a result of the largest bank merger in U.S. history, which occurred in late 2008 when Wachovia merged with Wells Fargo & Company

With its 29 banks in Gwinnett, Wells Fargo has the No. 1 market share of almost 18 percent and deposits of nearly $2 billion. Wells Fargo employs more than 400 individuals in a variety of business lines.

“We are proud that the Wells Fargo stagecoach has officially arrived in Gwinnett County, and we are eager to continue offering our customers outstanding service and even more products to help them succeed financially,” said Scott Asher, Wells Fargo’s community bank president for Gwinnett.

All banking stores in Gwinnett have been remodeled to the Wells Fargo open layout and are now using green materials and systems.

“Our team members have been planning and working for nearly two years to make this transition go as smoothly as possible,” said Robert Dobbs, Gwinnett business banking area manager. “We thank them and our customers, who continue to trust us with their business.”

Local nonprofit groups will benefit immediately from the changeover to Wells Fargo. On Nov. 8, the company will recognize 52 organizations in Gwinnett chosen by team members at bank stores and by business units to receive $1,000 donations.