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Lakeland Financial Corp (LKFN.OQ)

LKFN.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Michael Kubacki

63 2016 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

David Findlay

53 2014 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Lisa O'Neill

47 2014 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Kristin Pruitt

43 2014 Executive Vice President, General Counsel

Kevin Deardorff

51 2001 Executive Vice President

Eric Ottinger

44 2011 Executive Vice President, Head of Commercial Banking Department

M. Scott Welch

55 2012 Lead Independent Director

Blake Augsburger

52 2011 Independent Director

Robert Bartels

50 2002 Independent Director

Daniel Evans

65 2010 Independent Director

Thomas Hiatt

67 2007 Independent Director

Charles Niemier

59 1998 Independent Director

Emily Pichon

51 2002 Independent Director

Steven Ross

59 2000 Independent Director

Brian Smith

50 2011 Independent Director

Bradley Toothaker

46 2011 Independent Director

Ronald Truex

64 2010 Independent Director

Tina Rensberger

IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Michael Kubacki

Mr. Michael L. Kubacki is Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Lakeland Financial Corporation. Mr. Kubacki also served as Chief Executive Officer of Lakeland Financial and Lake City Bank from 1998 to 2014 and as President from 1998 to 2010. Prior to joining Lakeland Financial in 1998, Mr. Kubacki served as Executive Vice President of The Northern Trust Bank of California, N.A. We consider Mr. Kubacki to be a qualified candidate for service on the board due to the intimate familiarity with Lakeland Financial’s operations he has acquired as its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer and his skills and experience in the financial services industry.

David Findlay

Mr. David M. Findlay has been President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Lakeland Financial Corporation. Mr. Findlay also served as President and Chief Financial Officer from 2010-2014 and Chief Financial Officer from 2000-2010. Prior to joining Lakeland Financial in September of 2000, Mr. Findlay served as the Chief Financial Officer of Quality Dining, Inc., a publicly traded company with its headquarters in South Bend, Indiana. Prior to that, he served in various capacities with The Northern Trust Company in Chicago, Illinois. We consider Mr. Findlay to be qualified to serve on the board due to the familiarity with Lakeland Financial’s operations he has acquired as its President and Chief Financial Officer, his experience in the financial services industry and his prior experience as the chief financial officer of a publicly traded company. .

Lisa O'Neill

Ms. Lisa M. O'Neill is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company. O’Neill graduated with honors from Amherst College with a bachelor’s degree in economics and french. She also earned a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul University. Since 2007, she has served as Chief Financial Officer of First Manitowoc Bancorp, Inc. (OTCQB: BFNC), a $1 billion bank holding company headquartered in Manitowoc, Wisconsin. From 1999 to 2006, she served as the Controller of PrivateBancorp, Inc. in Chicago. From 1989 to 1999, O’Neill was with Arthur Anderson in their financial institutions group practice in Chicago and completed her CPA in 1991.

Kristin Pruitt

Ms. Kristin L. Pruitt is Senior Vice President, General Counsel of Lakeland Financial Corporation. She joined Lakeland Financial in 2008 as Senior Vice President and General Counsel. Before joining Lake City Bank, she served as Assistant General Counsel at 1st Source Bank in South Bend, Indiana since 2004. Prior to joining 1st Source Bank, Ms. Pruitt was associated with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP’s Washington DC office as an attorney since 1999.

Kevin Deardorff

Mr. Kevin L. Deardorff is Executive Vice President of Lakeland Financial Corporation. He has served as an officer of Lake City Bank since 1993.

Eric Ottinger

Mr. Eric H. Ottinger is Executive Vice President, Head of Commercial Banking Department of Lakeland Financial Corporation. He presently serves as an Executive Vice President of Lakeland Financial and as head of the company Commercial Banking Department, a position which he has held since August 2011. He joined Lake City Bank in April 1999 as Vice President, Commercial Loan Officer. In April 2002 he was promoted to Commercial East Regional Manager. In April 2009, he was promoted to head of our Wealth Advisory Group. Prior to that time, Mr. Ottinger was a commercial lending officer at another bank since 1993.

M. Scott Welch

Mr. M. Scott Welch is Lead Independent Director of Lakeland Financial Corporation., since August 2012. Mr. Welch is the Chief Executive Officer of Welch Packaging Group, Inc., which is primarily engaged in producing industrial and point of purchase packaging and is headquartered in Elkhart, Indiana. We consider Mr. Welch to be a qualified candidate for service on the board, as well as the Audit Committee and the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, due to his skills and expertise in the manufacturing industry and his past experience with growing organizations.

Blake Augsburger

Mr. Blake W. Augsburger is Independent Director of Lakeland Financial Corporation. Mr. Augsburger is Executive Vice President and serves as America’s Country Manager of Harman International Industries, Incorporated, a Fortune 500 company that designs and manufactures audio and infotainment products and systems. He also serves as the President of the Harman Professional Division, which is based in Northridge, California. We consider Mr. Augsburger to be a qualified candidate for service on the board, as well as the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, due to his leadership skills and expertise as an executive of a large, complex public company.

Robert Bartels

Mr. Robert E. Bartels, Jr., is Independent Director of Lakeland Financial Corporation., since November 2002. He is President and Chief Executive Officer of Martin’s Supermarkets, Inc., a regional supermarket chain headquartered in South Bend, Indiana. We consider Mr. Bartels to be a qualified candidate for service on the board, as well as the Audit Committee and the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, due to his skills and expertise acquired as the leader of a successful business that is prominent in many of our markets.

Daniel Evans

Mr. Daniel F. Evans, Jr., is Independent Director of Lakeland Financial Corporation. Mr. Evans, Jr. is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Indiana University Health, a large, statewide health care and hospital system headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. In addition, Mr. Evans is an attorney with private practice and governmental relations experience. Mr. Evans also has strong banking experience, having served as the Chairman of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Indianapolis from 1987-1990 and as the chairman of the Federal Housing Finance Board, the regulator of the Federal Home Loan Banks, from 1990-1993. We consider Mr. Evans to be qualified to serve on the board, as well as the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, due to his experience managing a large organization, his experience in the banking industry and his knowledge of the Indianapolis market as we look to expand our presence in Indianapolis.

Thomas Hiatt

Mr. Thomas A. Hiatt is Independent Director of Lakeland Financial Corporation. Mr. Hiatt is Managing Director and Founding Partner of Centerfield Capital Partners, an investment firm that provides private equity and mezzanine debt to middle-market companies, headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. We consider Mr. Hiatt to be a qualified candidate for service on the board, as well as the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, due to his business and financial expertise acquired as the founding partner in his venture capital investment company, and his knowledge of, and prominence in, the Indianapolis market.

Charles Niemier

Mr. Charles E. Niemier is Independent Director of Lakeland Financial Corporation., since 1998. Mr. Niemier is the former Chief Operating Officer of International Operations for Biomet, Inc., which is a manufacturer of medical and orthopedic devices based in Warsaw, Indiana. He is also a former director of Biomet, which was a public company during the time he served as a director. Mr. Niemier also serves as a trustee of Valparaiso University. We consider Mr. Niemier to be a qualified candidate for service on the board, as well as the Audit Committee and the Compensation Committee, due to his experience as a Chief Financial Officer of Biomet, his financial accounting background and his general experience in business and our markets.

Emily Pichon

Ms. Emily E. Pichon is Independent Director of Lakeland Financial Corporation. Ms. Pichon is the Chairman of ExTech Plastics, Inc., an extruder of plastic sheet, and an officer and director of the Olive B. Cole Foundation and the M E Raker Foundation, each a private charitable foundation focused on northeast Indiana education, economic development and conservation based in Fort Wayne, Indiana. We consider Ms. Pichon to be qualified to serve on the board, as well as the Audit Committee and the Compensation Committee, due to her experience with two prominent charitable foundations located in Fort Wayne and her education and training as an attorney.

Steven Ross

Mr. Steven D. Ross is Independent Director of Lakeland Financial Corporation., since 2000. Mr. Ross is the former President of Heartland Coffee Company, a regional coffee and beverage service company, based in Warsaw, Indiana. Mr. Ross is also the former President of Bertsch Services, Inc., a regional food service and vending company, that was based in Warsaw, Indiana prior to its sale. We consider Mr. Ross to be a qualified candidate for service on the board, as well as the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, due to his skills and expertise acquired as president of a successful business in Kosciusko County and his knowledge of the business community in this region.

Brian Smith

Mr. Brian J. Smith is Independent Director of Lakeland Financial Corporation., since July 13, 2011. Mr. Smith is co-Chief Executive Officer of Heritage Financial Group, Inc., a real estate investment and management and consumer finance company based in Elkhart, Indiana. We consider Mr. Smith to be a qualified candidate for service on the board, due to his expertise in the manufactured housing and consumer finance industries, which is a significant industry in northern Indiana, and his knowledge of, and prominence in, the Elkhart market. Additionally, Mr. Smith has a strong financial background as a certified public accountant, which adds meaningful expertise to the Audit Committee.

Bradley Toothaker

Mr. Bradley J. Toothaker is Independent Director of Lakeland Financial Corporation., since October 11, 2011. He is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Bradley Company, the South Bend affiliate of CB Richard Ellis, a full-service real estate company.

Ronald Truex

Mr. Ronald D. Truex is Independent Director of Lakeland Financial CorporationMr. Truex is the President of Creighton Brothers, LLC, a diversified agribusiness company focused on egg and grain production, headquartered in Warsaw, Indiana. We consider Mr. Truex to be a qualified candidate for service on the board due to his skills and expertise in the agricultural industry and his knowledge of the agricultural communities in many of our markets.

Tina Rensberger