First Citizens BancShares (FCNCA) of Raleigh, N.C., wants to open a regional headquarters in Jacksonville, Fla., and add other offices in the area.

First Citizens is seeking regulatory approval to construct the regional headquarters (which would include a branch), build another branch and relocate an existing branch. The moves would expand $21.2 billion-asset First Citizens' presence in northwest Florida from three branches to five, said company spokesman Frank Smith.

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