Governance is our highest level of accountability

First Citizens BancShares devotes extensive resources to strengthening corporate governance practices, which are described in this section of the website. This information reflects our principles that guide the way we and our subsidiaries do business.

High ethical standards guide First Citizens BancShares at every level and in every transaction. We expect our officers, employees and directors to perform their jobs in a competent ethical manner, abide by our codes of conduct and keep the trust and respect of everyone who does business with us. We maintain the following written codes of conduct (Code of Ethics): an Associates Code of Ethics applicable to all employees, a Financial Officers Code of Ethics, which sets forth additional standards of conduct for our senior financial officers, and a Directors Code of Ethics for our Board of Directors.

First Citizens BancShares has long maintained a focus on corporate governance practices and we will continue to demonstrate the highest levels of accountability.