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Ferdinand Samson Joins Level One Bank as VP, Equipment Finance

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 4, 2013      Contact: Justin Fisette/ Don Tanner (248) 626-0006

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., – Level One Bank, one of Southeast Michigan’s leading community banks, has hired Ferdinand Samson as Vice President, Equipment Finance.  The announcement was made by Patrick J. Fehring, President & CEO of Level One Bank. 

Samson joins Level One’s commercial equipment finance team in Farmington Hills, which launched efforts earlier this year to meet the lease and loan needs of growing businesses that are purchasing equipment.  In his new role, Samson will support the growth of local businesses specifically through equipment financing and leasing.

Prior to joining Level One, Samson was VP, Commercial Equipment Finance Manager at a major bank with offices in Ann Arbor.  Throughout his career, Samson has worked with a broad range of equipment types across several industries including manufacturing, healthcare, construction, transportation, printing and plastics.  He has experience serving small and large corporations and enjoys the challenge of customizing financial solutions that maximize value for his clients. 

Samson graduated from Wayne State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a focus on Corporate Finance. He is an active member of the Equipment Financing & Leasing Association (ELFA) and resides in West Bloomfield.

About Level One Bank

Level One Bank is a full-service, 5-Star BauerFinancial rated commercial and consumer bank committed to connecting with unparalleled service and delivering outstanding financial solutions.  Owned and managed locally, Level One Bank is headquartered in Farmington Hills, Michigan with assets of approximately $600 million.  It currently operates seven full-service banking centers, located throughout Oakland County and the surrounding communities. Level One’s Commercial Division provides a complete menu of products including lines of credit, term loans, leases, commercial mortgages, SBA loans, Export-Import Financing and a full suite of Treasury Management services.  The Consumer Division offers personal savings and checking accounts, including free checking and competitive interest-bearing accounts such as Money Markets, IRAs, and CDs.  The bank also provides a complete array of consumer loan products including residential mortgages, home equity, auto, and credit card services.  Level One offers the sophistication of a big bank, the heart of a community bank, and the spirit of an entrepreneur. For more information, please visit

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