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Centenarian honoured by HSBC staff

One of HSCB's oldest customers has been honoured by bank staff.

Lefroy Brownlow Place, who recently celebrated his 100th birthday, has been a customer at HSBC's St George's branch for many years, and to mark the occasion he was presented with a gift.

An avid cricket fan, Mr Place lives in the East End but supports the Somerset club.

“He's a staunch supporter of the Somerset cricket team but has been an equally loyal and popular customer of HSBC Bank Bermuda,” said a spokeswoman.

“Over the years, employees at the St. George's branch have looked forward to Mr Place's visits when they have learnt about not just his love for local and international cricket but also his interest in politics. He gets up early every day, prefers a ‘simple life' and enjoys taking neighbours out for the occasional drive — despite his age

“To help mark this very special occasion and to thank Mr Place for his continued business, members of the bank's management team and employees surprised him with a presentation at the St George's branch this week to share with him and his immediate family. They wanted him to know just how much he has meant to them over the years.”

In making the presentation, Mark Watkinson, CEO, HSBC Bermuda, said: “We are very pleased today to be able to acknowledge this very special time in Mr Place's life and to thank him for the relationship we have shared with him over many years.”

Left to right, Renee Bullock-Cann, Head of Retail Banking Wealth Management, Mark Watkinson, CEO HSBC Bank Bermuda Limited, Mr Lefroy Place and Wendy Trott, Manager at the St George's branch

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Published August 26, 2016 at 1:17 pm (Updated August 26, 2016 at 3:44 pm)

Centenarian honoured by HSBC staff

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