Veteran New York Banker Kanas Works on Another Sweet Bank Deal

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Veteran New York banker John Kanas returned to his New York banking roots Wednesday as BankUnited introduced itself to New Yorkers with a sweet deal - free ice cream for those who passed by the bank's three new Manhattan branches. Kanas is the chairman, president and CEO of BankUnited, Inc.

BankUnited Chairman, President and CEO John Kanas works on another sweet bank deal outside BankUnite ...

BankUnited Chairman, President and CEO John Kanas works on another sweet bank deal outside BankUnited's new branch at 960 Avenue of the Americas, one of the bank's three recently opened Manhattan branches (Photo: Business Wire)

To celebrate its recent openings in Manhattan, BankUnited gave away free ice cream from Mister Softee trucks stationed outside its new branches at 299 Park Avenue, 960 Avenue of the Americas, and 136 E. 57th Street. The event was part of a promotion to introduce New Yorkers to a "refreshing new way to bank."


The Florida-based bank recently opened three branches in Manhattan, and one in Melville on Long Island.

One of the largest independent depository institutions headquartered in Florida by assets, BankUnited was recently ranked 10th on Forbes Magazine's list of "Best Banks in America 2012." BankUnited provides a wide range of commercial and consumer banking services in Florida, and now in New York. For additional information, call (877) 779-2265 or visit www.BankUnited.com.

About BankUnited, N.A.

BankUnited, N.A., a national bank and wholly-owned subsidiary of BankUnited, Inc. (NYS: BKU) , is headquartered in Miami Lakes, Florida with $12.6 billion of assets, 97 branches in 15 Florida counties, two branches in the New York metropolitan area, and 1,459 professionals as of March 31, 2013. Ranked 10th on Forbes Magazine's list of "Best Banks in America 2012," and one of the largest independent depository institutions headquartered in Florida by assets, BankUnited provides a wide range of commercial and consumer banking services. The company recently opened two additional branches in New York, bringing the New York total to four branches. For additional information, call (877) 779-2265 or visit www.BankUnited.com.



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