Press Room

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

CenterState Hires New Vice President of Agri-Business/Commercial

WINTER
HAVEN, Fla. (May 7, 2013)
– CenterState Bank announces the hiring of Douglas E. Elmore,
a skilled banker with experience in agri-business and commercial lending, as First Vice President/Agri-Business/Commercial.

“Douglas Elmore brings great experiences and commitment to CenterState Bank,” says John Corbett, President and Chief Executive Officer, CenterState Bank. “We’re excited to have him join our team.”

Elmore joins CenterState Bank with 36 years of banking inustry experience. He has worked with agri-business and commerical lending accounts with revenunes in excess of one million dollars as well as covering twelve greater Central Florida counties
as a business manager in Business Banking.

About CenterState
Bank

CenterState Bank is a Florida-based
community bank providing online banking, commercial lending, residential mortgages and investment services from 54 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

CenterState Bank Launches $25,000 Dream Dollars Video Contest

ZEPHRYHILLS, Fla. (February 5, 2013) – CenterState Bank announces the launch of their $25,000 Dream Dollars Video Contest. The Dream Dollars Contest gives participants the chance to get creative and show CenterState Bank what they would do with $25,000 through a 90-second video.

“CenterState Bank has rapidly increased our footprint over the past 18 months,” says Cindy Robbins, chief retail banking officer. “This contest is a fun way to engage our community and show Florida that CenterState is ready to help make their dreams come true.”

To enter the online video contest, participates must register and upload a video to imagine25k.com, expressing how $25,000 could make their dreams come true. Based on fan votes, the contest encourages entrants to share their video with friends and family to gain the most votes to win. The public can vote for their favorite videos at imagine25k.com. Contest launches February 4 and lasts through May 26, 2013.

For official contest rules and additional information, please visit imagine25k.com.

About CenterState Bank
CenterState Bank is a Florida-based community bank providing online banking, commercial lending, residential mortgages and investment services from 56 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

CenterState Bank Opens First Facility of It’s Kind in Gainesville

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (October 30, 2012) – CenterState Bank announces the opening of a new Loan Production Office along with the hiring of two experienced financial lending professionals to head up the Gainesville, Fla. office. The only banking office of its kind in Gainesville, this facility will enable CenterState Bank to provide commercial lending products on a local, personal level.

“The Gainesville Loan Production Office will provide one-on-one commercial lending to the growing CenterState Bank family,” says Commercial Loan Assistant Brenda Gregory. “We are the only Loan Production Office in the area. At CenterState, lending is handled by local decision-making authorities who are experienced in working with you to create customized financial solutions.”

Kip Harrison, a 32-year-banking-veteran, has been hired as Vice President of Commercial Lending. Well connected to the community, Harrison has served the Gainesville banking market for 23 years. Harrison will develop new client relationships and will also be responsible for developing and managing the loan portfolio of the region’s loan production office.

Brenda Gregory, a 31-year-banking-veteran, has been hired as Commercial Lending Assistant. Gregory will assist in developing new client relationships and commercial loan execution.

About CenterState Bank
CenterState Bank is a Florida-based community bank providing 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

CenterState Bank Fulfills Orphan’s Christmas Wishes

DADE CITY, Fla. (October 31, 2012) – CenterState Bank’s Dade City branch will sponsor their 4th Annual Christmas with the Orphans event on December 18, 2012. Each year, CenterState and additional sponsors support teen orphans from Florida Baptist Children’s Home by fulfilling their Christmas wishes.

This year, more than 20 orphans will have their wish lists fulfilled. The children are invited to the bank on December 18 for a Christmas party held in their honor, where their sponsors will present them with their gifts.  

“Many gifts get donated to the younger children at the Home during the Holiday season, but often the older children get overlooked,” says Event Coordinator Tracey Green, Florida Baptist Children’s Home. “CenterState Bank’s generous sponsorships help the teens at the Home receive the same holiday cheer.”

If you are interested in sponsoring an orphan this Christmas, or donating to the 4th Annual Christmas with the Orphans party, please call 352-521-0715 for a child’s wish list or to make a donation.

About CenterState Bank
CenterState Bank is a Florida-based community bank providing 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