Wilmington Trust Promotes William T. LaFond to Head of Family Wealth

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LaFond will oversee wealth services to prominent family clients

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Bill’s deep wealth advisory experience and commitment to our clients makes him the ideal person to lead our Family Wealth team.

Wilmington Trust promoted William T. LaFond to head of its Family Wealth division. In his new role, he will oversee the delivery of advice and services for many of Wilmington Trust’s largest and most prominent client families.

LaFond joined Wilmington Trust in 2004, and was most recently the regional president for Wealth Advisory for the Greater Washington, D.C. and Central Virginia regions. LaFond was previously the head of business development for Wilmington Trust’s Family Wealth division. He has two decades of experience advising clients on investment management, trust and estate planning, risk management, business succession, and retirement planning issues and insights.

“Bill’s deep wealth advisory experience and commitment to our clients makes him the ideal person to lead our Family Wealth team,” said Mark Graham, executive vice president with Wealth Advisory at Wilmington Trust. “Serving family clients has been at the heart of Wilmington Trust for more than a century. As we look to our future, we need a smart, capable leader to both continue and evolve this legacy. I can think of no one better suited to this task than Bill.”

LaFond holds a Juris Doctor from Seton Hall University School of Law, and a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Scranton. He is a member of the board of trustees and the finance committee for Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring, Md.

LaFond is based in Wilmington Trust’s headquarters in downtown Wilmington, Del., and can be reached at (302)651-8131.

Wilmington Trust’s Wealth Advisory offers a wide array of personal trust, financial planning, fiduciary, asset management, private banking*, and family office services designed to help high-net-worth individuals and families grow, preserve, and transfer wealth. Wilmington Trust focuses on serving families with whom it can build long-term relationships, many of which span multiple generations.

Wilmington Trust also provides Corporate and Institutional Services for clients around the world.

Wilmington Trust has clients in all 50 states and in more than 90 countries, with offices throughout the United States and internationally in London, Dublin, Amsterdam, Luxembourg, and Frankfurt. For more information, visit http://www.WilmingtonTrust.com.

MEDIA CONTACT: Kent Wissinger, Wilmington Trust PR Manager (302) 651-8758

Wilmington Trust is a registered service mark. Wilmington Trust Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of M&T Bank Corporation. Investment services, wealth advisory, and corporate and institutional products and services are offered by Wilmington Trust Company, operating in Delaware only, and Wilmington Trust, N.A., a national bank. Loans, retail and business deposits, and other personal and business banking services and products are offered by M&T Bank, member FDIC.

International corporate and institutional services are offered through our international affiliates.

*Private Banking is the marketing name for an offering of M&T deposit and loan products and services.

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