(FROM SOUTHSIDE BANK) - Southside Bank has become an Allpoint Network member financial institution, which means Southside Bank customers now have access to America's largest surcharge-free ATM network, with some 55,000 surcharge-free ATMs worldwide.

In addition to Southside's branch locations and ATMs, with Allpoint Network, Southside customers will never be far away from surcharge-free ATM access to their cash, especially in the United States, where Allpoint offers 43,000 cash machines in places they're already visiting as part of their daily routine. Conveniently located in destination retail outlets including major discount retailers, convenience, grocery and pharmacy stores, Allpoint Network ATMs save customers of Southside Bank time as well as ATM fees.

"By becoming an Allpoint Network member financial institution, in an instant Southside Bank grows its surcharge-free ATM footprint to more than double that of even America's largest banks," said Sam Dawson, Southside Bank President and CEO. "People want a financial services provider that delivers the most convenient account access and management options, and that includes cash access. With Allpoint Network surcharge-free ATMs, Southside can meet our customers' cash access needs in a way that works best for them — in the conveniently located stores that are already part of their lives."

Southside Bank customers looking for the nearest surcharge-free Allpoint ATM—including 12,000 locations in Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, the United Kingdom, Australia—can do so with their smartphone using the free Allpoint Network ATM locator app. And once at the store hosting an Allpoint ATM, look for the green Allpoint logo.