First Bancorp said that its insurance subsidiary First Bank Insurance Services has completed the acquisition of The Insurance Center, a Montgomery County based property and casualty insurance agency with over 500 customers. The acquisition was effective on February 11, 2010.

Kim Birckhead, president of The Insurance Center will serve in a temporary role to ensure a smooth transition of her customers to First Bank Insurance Services.

Jeff Morris, vice president of First Bank Insurance Services, said: I have known Kim for many years and always admired her attention to customer service, on which we also place great emphasis.

“We have already put in a lot of work to ensure a seamless transition. You will receive a welcome letter in the coming days, which also describes additional types of insurance that you may want to talk to us about. We look forward to serving you and earning your continued business.

Kim Birckhead, president of The Insurance Center, said: I am pursuing a new career, but it was important to me to make sure I moved your account to a local company that I could trust to take good care of you. You are in good hands with Jeff Morris and First Bank Insurance Services.

First Bancorp is a bank holding company headquartered in Troy, North Carolina with total assets of approximately $3.5bn. First Bank Insurance Services is a subsidiary of First Bank and provides property and casualty insurance coverage to individuals and businesses.