Bankers Trust Co. will open two new branches, one in West Des Moines and another in Ames, the company announced Thursday.

"The new locations will give us the opportunity to reach a wider audience and offer new services to existing customers," Bankers Trust President and CEO Suku Radia said in a release.  

The new West Des Moines branch, the bank's first in that suburb, will be located in the Village of Ponderosa at the former VisionBank location at 620 60th St. The branch will open in mid-June.

A groundbreaking is planned for April 30 at the new branch at 3725 Stange Road in north Ames. This location replaces the branch at 1510 Buckeye Ave. With the new locations, Bankers Trust will operate 12 branches in Iowa.