PNC Bank Canada Branch

William G. Hines | Regional President

William G. “Bill” Hines is the resident Canadian Regional President of PNC Bank’s only international branch.

He assisted in establishing its predecessor operation as a commercial lender in 1998, and supervised its transition to a Canadian foreign bank branch in 2001. Mr. Hines is ultimately responsible to PNC and to the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) for all activities of the Canadian team, including commercial loan analysis, portfolio quality control, branch financial accounting, regulatory and compliance monitoring and assessments, and portfolio funding.

Mr. Hines was employed by the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce for more than 20 years, rising to become General Manager, Commerce Court Commercial Banking Centre, with one of the largest mid-market commercial loan portfolios at CIBC. In 1995 he joined Banca Commerciale Italiana (BCI) of Canada as Vice President & Regional Manager for Toronto. At BCI Mr. Hines supervised retail operations in Toronto and established commercial and corporate lending groups for the bank. He joined National City Bank in 1998 to set up its Canadian operation and became an officer of PNC Bank when the latter acquired National City.

Mr. Hines holds a BA (Honours) degree from Carleton University, an MA in History (War Studies) from Duke University, and is a Fellow of the Institute of Canadian Bankers. He is the past President and Director of the Kiwanis Music Festival of Greater Toronto, the largest such festival in Canada; and past President and Director of the Kiwanis Club of Toronto and of its Foundation. Mr. Hines is a member of the Royal Canadian Military Institute. He is married with one daughter.

William G. “Bill” Hines

Regional President 
PNC Bank Canada Branch

Important Legal Information and Disclosures

In Canada, PNC Bank Canada Branch, the Canadian branch of PNC Bank, National Association (“PNC Bank”), provides bank deposit, treasury management, lending (including asset-based lending through its Business Credit division) and leasing products and services (through its Equipment Finance division). Deposits with PNC Bank Canada Branch are not insured by the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation. Deposits with PNC Bank Canada Branch are not insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, nor are they guaranteed by the United States Government or any agency thereof. In the event of failure of PNC Bank, National Association, deposits with the PNC Bank Canada Branch would be treated as unsecured general liabilities, and you would be considered a general creditor of PNC Bank, National Association.