American National Bank receives highest rating from bank rating firm

American National Bank has once again earned the highest rating available from a national bank rating firm.

American National Bank qualified as a Blue Ribbon Bank from Veribanc based on information for the second quarter of 2010.

“It’s always good to be recognized by outside financial analysts, especially in these unprecedented economic times,” said Lon Carpenter, regional senior operations officer for American National Bank. “As a large, independent bank, receiving an award like this demonstrates our commitment to our customers and shareholders in maintaining our financial strength.”

To qualify as a Blue Ribbon Bank, banks must receive the highest Veribank rating on six factors: capital strength, asset quality, management, earnings, liquidity and sensitivity to market risk.

A member of the Sturm Financial Group, American National Bank operates a total of 37 locations in Colorado and Wyoming. For more information, log on to