Red Cross License Plate Initiative Kick off with the Governor

Southern Missouri Region

1545 N. West Bypass

Springfield MO 65803

417-832-9500 Ext. 107

Contact:  Nigel Holderby


Central Trust Partners with American Red Cross

Missouri License Plate Initiative kicks off at the Capitol  


American Red Cross; Southern Missouri Region 8/3/2012

AMERICAN RED CROSS LICENSE PLATES – This act allows persons to obtain Missouri Chapter American Red Cross specialty personalized license plates. In order to obtain the special license plate, a person must pay a $25 emblem-use contribution to the American Red Cross Trust Fund, submit an application to the Department of Revenue accompanied by an emblem-use authorization statement, and pay a $15 fee in addition to regular registration fees. The special license plate shall bear the words “PROUD SUPPORTER” at the bottom of the license plate. Prior to the issuance of the specialty plate, a list of at least 200 potential applicants for the plate, the proposed design of the plate, and an application fee not to exceed $5,000 must be submitted to the Department of Revenue (Section 301.4040). This provision is also contained in HB 1641 (2012).

On Wednesday morning, August 15, 2012 Governor Jay Nixon will be meeting with representatives from the American Red Cross and Central Trust & Investment Company to discuss this important initiative. Due to a generous donation from Central Trust the $5000 application fee has been received and at this time we are encouraging YOU, our neighbors, family and friends to show support for the Red Cross in your communities by stating you will be one of the first 200 potential applicants. Visit our facebook poll to add your name to the growing list today!

“With several employees at Central Trust and Central Bancompany who serve in various capacities at the American Red Cross throughout the state of Missouri, It was important for us to show support not only for our employees, but for the Red Cross who helps so many of our clients and.  With the recent disasters in Joplin and other areas of the state, supporting the Red Cross that supports so many of us was a major factor in our decision to support this initiative.” Said Jami Peebles, Executive Vice President & Regional Manager for Central Trust & Investment Company.

Debi Meeds, Regional CEO for the American Red Cross; Southern Missouri Region reminds us “When you see this license plate as you drive, know that you are seeing a family or individual who is making a difference. It’s really about neighbors taking care of neighbors.” So the next time your family takes a trip, remember to add a NEW category to the license plate game. How many Red Cross Supporters can YOU find?

About Central Trust & Investment Company

With more than $4 billion in combined client assets, Central Trust & Investment Company provides investment management, trust and fiduciary & retirement plan services to individuals, charities and businesses. The firm employs more than 100 investment professionals across offices in Kansas City, St. Louis, Jefferson City, Springfield and Columbia.  For more information, visit


About Central Bancompany

Central Trust & Investment Company is part of Central Bancompany.  Central Bancompany is a $9.8 billion, Missouri-based bank holding company with 13 full-service community banks, in 235 locations and 66 communities, serving consumers and businesses in Missouri, Kansas, Illinois and Oklahoma.  For the third year in a row, Forbes Magazine has recognized Central Bancompany as one of America’s Best Banks in its annual review of the nation’s 100 largest financial institutions.

Central Bancompany’s family of 13 community banks includes Boone County National Bank, Central Trust Bank of Jefferson City, MO, Central Bank of Lake of the Ozarks, City Bank and Trust, Empire Bank, First Central Bank, First National Bank of Audrain County, First National Bank of St. Louis, Jefferson Bank, Metcalf Bank, ONB Bank, Ozark Mountain Bank, and Third National Bank. Affiliate companies include Central Trust and Investment Company, Central Technology Services, Central Mortgage Services and Central Travel.


For additional information please contact Nigel Holderby:

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation’s blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit or join our blog at


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