Univest Investments Opens New Headquarters in Souderton


Univest Ribbon Cutting - August 13, 2013.  Pictured left to right:  William Van Sant, Senior Vice President, Univest Investments, Inc.; Kenneth Hochstetler, President, Wealth Management, Univest Bank and Trust Co.; Sharon Minninger, Executive Director, Indian Valley Chamber of Commerce; Mike Coll, Souderton Borough Manager; Jeffrey Schweitzer, President and COO, Univest Corporation; Mayor John Reynolds, Mayor of Souderton; William S. Aichele, Chairman and CEO, Univest Corporation; Scott Hillegass, Chairman, Souderton-Telford Main Streets; Bryce Mininger, Owner, H. Mininger & Son, General Contractor; Ronald Flaherty, President, Univest Insurance, Inc.; Scott Clemens, Senior Vice President, Univest Insurance, Inc.

Souderton, Pa., August 14, 2013 - Univest Investments, Inc., a subsidiary of Univest Corporation (NASDAQ: UVSP) and Univest Bank and Trust Co., celebrated the opening of its new headquarters at 41 W. Broad Street, Souderton, with a traditional ribbon cutting ceremony.  Souderton Mayor John Reynolds, Souderton Borough manager Mike Coll, chairman of Souderton-Telford Main Streets Scott Hillegass, Indian Valley Chamber executive director Sharon Minninger, local contractors and Univest representatives participated in the event.


After the ribbon was cut and the dedication prayer was delivered by Pastor Mukesh Cheedie of Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Souderton, guests had an opportunity to see the new office.  The new 5,000 square foot facility has office space for 35 employees.  Currently, 28 are working in the office.  In addition to Univest Investments personnel, the office also serves as a satellite location for Univest Insurance, Inc. which is headquartered in Lansdale.  This is now Univest's third satellite location for its Insurance operation. The other satellite offices are located in West Chester, Pennsylvania and Upper Marlboro, Maryland.


"We're delighted to celebrate the opening of Univest's first integrated office in our hometown of Souderton," said Jeffrey M. Schweitzer, president and chief operating officer of Univest Corporation.  "This building will serve as the headquarters for Univest Investments Inc., one of the fastest growing areas of our business, and help remind the community that Univest is more than a bank.  We are excited to expand our corporate headquarters in Souderton and bring the expertise of our investments and insurance team to this community to better serve the needs of the residents and businesses living and working here."


For more information about Univest Corporation and its subsidiaries, please visit www.univest.net.


About Univest Corporation of PA

Headquartered in Souderton, Pa., Univest Corporation of Pennsylvania (UVSP) and its subsidiaries serve the financial needs of residents, businesses and nonprofit organizations in Bucks, Chester and Montgomery counties as well as the Lehigh Valley.