Bank First National Corporation has secured regulatory approval from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to become a fully reporting public company.

In addition, the company has obtained approval to begin trading its stock on the NASDAQ Capital Market under the BFC ticker symbol. Along with registering with the SEC, the company’s subsidiary, Bank First National, formally changed its name to Bank First, N.A. It also changed its domain name from www.Bank to BankFirstWI. bank.

“Becoming an SEC registered company represents a major milestone for Bank First,” said Michael Molepske, President and CEO of Bank First National Corporation.

With $1.74 billion in assets, the bank, which is headquartered in Manitowoc, has Northcentral Wisconsin branches in Clintonville, Iola, Waupaca and Weyauwega.