First Hawaiian, Inc. (Nasdaq:FHB), parent of First Hawaiian Bank, visited the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square today in celebration of its initial public offering (IPO) on The Nasdaq Stock Market. This marks the first IPO from the Aloha State since 2012.
Founded in 1858 as Bishop & Co., First Hawaiian Bank is Hawaii’s oldest and largest bank. Consistently ranked in the top tier of all U.S. banks, First Hawaiian is a full-service bank providing personal, private and business banking services including equipment leasing, automobile financing, mortgage and commercial lending, merchant services, trust, insurance, wealth management and retirement planning.
“With today’s event, we return to our roots as a public company traded on Nasdaq, where First Hawaiian’s predecessor holding company was previously listed from 1974 until 1998,” said First Hawaiian Chairman and CEO Robert Harrison. “Our senior management team knows that we stand on the shoulders of our employees past and present. Our mahalos go out to our 2,100 employees, as well as to our customers in Hawaii, Guam and Saipan who trust us with their business every day.”
“Since their founding over 150 years ago, the people of First Hawaiian Bank have firmly dedicated themselves to the service of their clients – delivering great ideas and banking solutions,” said Nelson Griggs, Executive Vice President, Listing Services, Nasdaq. “As a company that also values ambition, Nasdaq is proud that First Hawaiian Bank has chosen to join our family of the world’s most admired companies. We look forward to their continued growth and success following today’s initial public offering.”