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CenterState Bank Gives Away 2012 Mustang Convertible

ZEPHYRHILLS, Fla. (August 22, 2012) – CenterState Bank announced a winner of its “Life’s a Breeze Contest” Mustang giveaway on Aug. 18, 2012. Thirty-one semi-finalists gathered at the Bank’s Posner Park branch where they had a chance open a treasure chest containing keys to a 2012 blue Mustang convertible. Lake Wales resident, Michael Krigelski, drove away from the Bank as proud owner of a brand new car.

The event featured music, refreshments and an eager audience. No semi-finalist walked away empty-handed; CenterState Bank supplied them with Bank goodie-bags and $100 Visa gift cards. More than 15,000 entries were received during the six-month long promotion, where the car was on display as it toured each branch in conjunction with monthly local events.

About CenterState Bank
CenterState Bank is a Florida-based community bank providing online banking, commercial lending, residential mortgages and investment services from 58 branches throughout the state. For more information and complete official rules, please visit www.CenterStateBank.com. Mustang® is a registered trademark of Ford Motor Corporation, which is neither a sponsor of nor affiliated with this sweepstakes.

Media contact:
Erin Pagán, Patterson/Bach Communications
erin@pat-bach.com, 407.790.4442

CenterState Bank in Vero Beach becomes drop-off for Hibiscus Children’s Center Back Pack Fairy

VERO BEACH — Random acts of kindness are ways in which CenterState Bank displays small gestures of caring within the community.

The bank's latest donation is in the form of a $250 check to the Back Pack Fairy program, to help underwrite school supplies for resident children of the Hibiscus Children’s Center of Vero Beach. This is a volunteer project now in its seventh year and is led by Anabelle Greene, 14, an 8th grade student at St. Edwards School.

“The bank is pleased to support this volunteer program," said Diana Walker, CenterState Bank branch manager. "All children this time of year prepare for return to school with backpacks filled to the brim with varied school supplies. We are hoping our check will help supply some of those needs to the children at Hibiscus Children’s Center and we ask the community to join us.”

CenterState Bank has allocated space for people to drop off their donations for the Back Pack Fairy program, to help underwrite school supplies for resident children of the Hibiscus Children’s Center.

A suggested supply list could include backpacks, notebooks and filler paper, binders, pencils, markers, pens, ruler, highlighters, protractors, compasses, index cards and composition books.

A completely filled backpack typically costs between $60 to $75 and all donations are tax deductible. For donation drop-offs, visit CenterState Bank located on State Road 60 (westbound) and 9th Avenue, Vero Beach.

The Hibiscus Children’s Center is a safe haven for those children who have been victims of abuse, be it physical, verbal, emotional or any other form of unsafe living conditions.

Donna Clements, educational liaison/volunteer coordinator of Hibiscus Children’s Village, shares that nearly 40 children are residing at their facility. Over the course of the school year they will be serving about 90.

Even though children are now in the process of returning to school, easy access to school supplies is always in need at the Children’s Village. Donations at any time are appreciated.

For more information, contact Diana Walker at 772 299-6860, Donna Clements at 772 978-9313, ext 334, or Anabelle Greene at 772 766-4566. For donation dropoffs, visit CenterState Bank on State Road 60 (westbound) and 9th Avenue, Vero Beach.

 

CenterState Bank Collects Donations for Operation Backpack

WHAT:     
CenterState Bank’s Spring Hill branch is collecting donations for Hernando County’s Operation Backpack until Friday, August 10, 2012. Operation Backpack, funded by Friends of the Children, Inc., has provided school supplies and backpacks to children in need throughout the past 10 years. The Spring Hill branch will serve as a drop-off location for backpacks, school supplies and monetary donations. On Saturday, August 11, 2012 at Jerome Brown Community Center, backpacks will be available for students in kindergarten through 8th grade to pick up for the upcoming school year. For more information, please call Sandy Isenhour at (352) 596-5146.

WHEN:
Now – Friday, August 10, 2012

WHERE:
12435 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville, Fla. 34613

About CenterState Bank
CenterState Bank is a Florida-based community bank providing online banking, commercial lending, residential mortgages and investment services from  branches throughout the state.
For more information, please visit www.CenterStateBank.com.

Media contact:
Erin Pagán, Patterson/Bach Communications
erin@pat-bach.com, 407.790.4442

CenterState Bank's Joe Keating to Appear on FOX Business News

Joe Keating, CenterState Bank’s Executive Vice President, Chief Investment Officer and Head of Wealth management will be appearing Tuesday, July 24, 2012 on FOX Business News “After the Bell.”  The segment, which airs between 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET will cover Joe’s views on current market conditions, the outlook for the economy and investing in high quality, dividend paying and dividend growing common stocks to consistently build wealth over time.

CenterState Bank Hosts Beach Themed Event With Chance to Win 2012 Convertible Mustang

WHAT:
CenterState Bank's Sanford branch invites you to "roll to the beach this summer in style" by attending a community event open to everyone on Friday, June 29, 2012, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will feature free refreshments, beach themed giveaways and an opportunity to enter CenterState's Life's a Breeze Contest for a chance to win a 2012 Mustang convertible. The Mustang will be onsite for all to see during the event, and attendees will be able to speak with "Switch Agents" about moving their banking to CenterState and receiving "Three Free" - a free gift, free checking and free debit card when a new, qualifying account is opened. CenterState Bank also offers many business-banking products, featuring Completely Free Business Checking. For more information, please call Geeta Rampartab at (407) 302-4700.

WHEN:
Friday, June 29, 2012 - 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

WHERE:
420 W. 1st St., Sanford, FL 32771

About CenterState Bank
CenterState Bank is a Florida-based community bank providing online banking, commercial lending, residential mortgages and investment services from 63 branches throughout the state. For more information, please visit www.CenterStateBank.com.

Media contact:
Erin Pagán, Patterson/Bach Communications
erin@pat-bach.com, 407.790.4442