CenterState Hires New Vice President and Branch Manager

AUBURNDALE,
Fla. (May 23, 2013)
– CenterState Bank announces the hiring of Ellie Harper, a thoroughly experienced banker, as Vice
President and Branch Manager of the Auburndale office.

“We are very pleased to have someone of Ellie’s experience and community involvement as part of our CenterState family,” says Dale Dreyer, Community President, SVP, CenterState Bank of Florida.

Harper joins CenterState Bank, bringing with her over 28 years of banking experience. She has lived in the Auburndale community for over 32 years, and serves various community roles including sitting on the Board of Trustees for the City of
Auburndale, membership in the Auburndale Rotary Club and past position in the Auburndale Main Street Redevelopment Association.

About CenterState
Bank

CenterState Bank is a Florida-based
community bank providing traditional deposit and lending products and services to commercial and retail customers inclusive of online banking, commercial lending, residential mortgages and investment services from 55 branches throughout the state. For more information, please visit www.CenterStateBank.com.

Media contact:

Dana A. Clary, Patterson/Bach Communications

dana@pat-bach.com or 407-645-1880