Camden National Bank, announced Dec. 8 that it will operate its Union Trust division under one name, Camden National Bank, beginning on Feb. 22, 2011. The official name change will affect nine Union Trust locations in the Down East region.

Union Trust was acquired in January 2008 and made a division of Camden National Bank, serving Ellsworth, Bar Harbor and Down East Maine. All systems and operations were successfully combined during 2008. Aside from rebranded promotional materials, the renaming process for customers and stakeholders of Union Trust will be seamless. Union Trust employees, locations, products, services, account numbers, hours and ATM locations will not be impacted.

“After careful consideration and in-depth market research, we discovered that our customers and employees wanted to clarify the values and image of our organizations by operating under one single name,” said Gregory Dufour, president and CEO, Camden National Bank, in a press release. “Union Trust, which was founded in 1887, has a proud history as a local, Maine-based community bank and we intend to honor its legacy by maintaining the iconic clock that graces our Main Street Ellsworth building.”

In addition, the bank announced that the name change will not impact employees or the communities of Union Trust. “We’re very proud that we provide over 425 jobs to Maine citizens throughout the Camden National family and are pleased that this change will not alter our employment levels,” said Dufour. “Our employee-based volunteer efforts, as well as our organizational philanthropy, will remain unchanged.”

“We are the same bank employing the same people, but with a new name that sums up our goal of making this transition as smooth as possible for customers, employees and communities,” Dufour concluded.

After Feb. 22, 2011, customers will automatically be redirected to the Camden National website and will receive new debit/credit cards. For questions or more information, please contact the customer assistance center at (800) 860-8821 or by e-mail at OneName@camdennational.com.