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Park Sterling Corp (PSTB.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Bryan Kennedy

57 President of the Company and Park Sterling Bank

James Cherry

64 Chief Executive Officer, Director; Chief Executive Officer of Park Sterling Bank

Kim Price

59 2012 Vice Chairman of the Board

Donald Truslow

57 2016 Chief Financial Officer

Nancy Foster

51 2010 Executive Vice President, Chief Risk Officer of the Company and Park Sterling Bank

Mark Ladnier

56 2014 Group Senior Vice President and Head of Operations and Information Technology

Walter Ayers

73 2010 Independent Director

Leslie Baker

72 2010 Independent Director

Larry Carroll

63 2006 Independent Director

Jean Davis

59 2011 Independent Director

Patricia Hartung

61 2011 Independent Director

Thomas Henson

60 Independent Director

Jeffrey Kane

61 2010 Independent Director

Ben Rudisill

71 2012 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Bryan Kennedy

Mr. Bryan F. Kennedy III., is President of Park Sterling Corp., and Park Sterling Bank, a subsidiary of Park Sterling Corp. Prior to the Bank’s Public Offering, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Bank since its formation in October 2006. Prior to helping organize the Bank in 2006, he served in various roles at Regions Bank, including President-North Carolina from November 2004 to January 2006, President-Charlotte from January 2003 to November 2004, and Executive Vice President from November 2001 to January 2003. From June 1991 to November 2001 he served initially as Senior Vice President and then as Executive Vice President of Park Meridian Bank, which was acquired by Regions Financial Corporation in November 2001. Mr. Kennedy serves on the Board of Directors of Cato Corporation, a publicly traded company. Mr. Kennedy has over 30 years of banking experience.

James Cherry

Mr. James C. Cherry is Chief Executive Officer, Director of Park Sterling Corp., and Chief Executive Officer of Park Sterling Bank, a subsidiary of Park Sterling Corp. He retired as the Chief Executive Officer for the Mid-Atlantic Banking Region at Wachovia Corporation in 2006, and previously served as President of Virginia Banking, Head of Trust and Investment Management, and in various positions in North Carolina banking including Regional Executive, Area Executive, City Executive, Corporation Banking and Loan Administration Manager, and Retail Banking Branch Manager for Wachovia. Mr. Cherry was formerly Chairman of the Virginia Bankers Association. He is currently a director of Armada Hoffler Properties, Inc., a Virginia-based real estate company.

Kim Price

Mr. Kim S. Price is Vice-Chairman of the Board of Park Sterling Corp., and Park Sterling Bank, a subsidiary of Park Sterling Corp. He is the retired President and Chief Executive Officer of Citizens South Banking Corporation (“Citizens South”) and Citizens South Bank, a position in which he served for 15 years until his retirement in October 2012 in connection with the merger of Citizens South into the Company. He currently serves as Chairman of the Gaston County Economic Development Corporation and as a director of both the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden and the Community Foundation of Gaston County. Past board affiliations include Citizens South Banking Corporation and Citizens South Bank. As the former chief executive officer of Citizens South, Mr. Price brings both exceptional knowledge of managing and overseeing a successful community bank as well as local market experience to the Board of Directors. In addition, Mr. Price has local experience with banking-related industry associations and government relations, and deep knowledge of and connections with community banks in North Carolina, which is supportive of the Company’s growth strategies.

Donald Truslow

Mr. Donald K. Truslow is Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Mr. Truslow's most recent position was as Chief Risk Officer for M&T Bank Corporation, a financial services holding company with approximately $123 billion in total assets headquartered in Buffalo, New York. He joined M&T Bank Corporation after serving as President of the Financial Stability Industry Council of The Financial Services Roundtable in Washington, D.C.. Prior to joining The Financial Services Roundtable, he had an extensive 27 year career with Wachovia Corporation, including a tenure as Comptroller and Treasurer. His other roles at Wachovia included serving as Chief Risk Officer, Head of Middle Market Corporate Banking, Chief Credit Officer of Wachovia's South Carolina Bank, and Manager of Loan Administration in International Banking. Mr. Truslow has participated in a number of community and professional organizations. He currently serves on the national boards of the Risk Management Association and the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA). He previously served on the boards of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, Charlotte Branch; The Babcock School of Business at Wake Forest University; the Advisory Board of the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia; and, the Arts and Science Council in Charlotte, North Carolina, which he chaired. Mr. Truslow graduated from the University of Virginia with a B.S. in Commerce.

Nancy Foster

Ms. Nancy J. Foster is Executive Vice President, Chief Risk Officer of Park Sterling Corp., and Park Sterling Bank, a subsidiary of Park Sterling Corp. Prior to joining the Bank, she was first Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer and then Executive Vice President and Chief Risk & Credit Officer of CIT Group from January 2007 to December 2009. She was Group Senior Vice President, Specialized Lending at LaSalle Bank/ABNAmro from March 2005 to January 2007, Group Senior Vice President, Credit Policy and Portfolio Management from August 2001 to March 2005, Group Senior Vice President and Chief Credit Officer, Asset Based Lending and Metropolitan Commercial Banking from 1999 to 2001, and Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer, Community Banks from 1993 to 1999. Ms. Foster previously held various lending and managerial roles in Middle Market Banking at LaSalle Bank.

Mark Ladnier

Mr. Mark S. Ladnier is Group Senior Vice President and Head of Operations and Information Technology of the company since January 2014. Prior to joining the Bank, he was Senior Vice President and Southeast Market Leader for Premier Alliance, a professional services practice, from November 2012 to December 2013. Mr. Ladnier previously served as Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Real Estate Lending at Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., from January 2009 to September 2011 and in a number of leadership roles at its predecessor company, Wachovia Bank, N.A., including Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Lending Technology, Senior Vice President and Basel Program Director, and Senior Vice President and eCommerce Program Director, from January 1987 to December 2008. Mr. Ladnier has over 25 years of banking experience.

Walter Ayers

Mr. Walter C. Ayers is Independent Director of Park Sterling Corp., and Park Sterling Bank, a subsidiary of Park Sterling Corp. He is the retired President and Chief Executive Officer of the Virginia Bankers Association, a position in which he served for 24 years until his retirement at the end of 2006. Past board affiliations include the American Bankers Professional Fidelity and Insurance Company, the American Bankers Insurance Association, and Bay Banks of Virginia, Inc. Mr. Ayers also served as a member of the American Bankers Association’s Communications Counsel, Government Relations Council, Deposit Insurance Reform Task Force, and the State Association Division Executive Committee. He is currently on the Board of Trustees of Ferrum College. He brings extensive knowledge of community and regional banking, particularly in the Commonwealth of Virginia, including strategic, financial and regulatory considerations, to the Board of Directors. His knowledge of and relationships with banks in Virginia are expected to support the Company’s growth ambitions in that market. He also brings national experience with banking-related industry associations and government relations. In addition, as a former director of Bay Banks of Virginia, Inc., Mr. Ayers brings community bank and public company board experience. Mr. Ayers has been a director of the Company (or, prior to the Company’s formation as holding company, the Bank) since the Bank’s public offering in August 2010 (the “Public Offering”).

Leslie Baker

Mr. Leslie M. Baker, Jr., is Independent Director of Park Sterling Corp., and Park Sterling Bank, a subsidiary of Park Sterling Corp. He retired as Chairman of the Board of Wachovia Corporation in 2003. He previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer, President of the North Carolina bank, Chief Credit Officer, and Manager of the International Division of Wachovia. Mr. Baker is a founder of the National Museum of the Marine Corps and a member of the board of trustees of the Marine Corp Heritage Foundation. Past board affiliations include Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc., the Federal Advisory Council of the Federal Reserve, International Monetary Conference, Financial Services Roundtable, American Bankers Association, Carolina Power & Light, Novant Health and Acuity Brands. As the former chief executive officer of a successful regional and super-regional bank, Mr. Baker brings exceptional knowledge of all aspects of managing and overseeing our Company to the Board of Directors. In addition, Mr. Baker brings a keen interest in both economic analysis and corporate governance to the Board of Directors, as well as experience as a public company director. Mr. Baker currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors and has been a director of the Company (or, prior to the Company’s formation as holding company, the Bank) since the Public Offering.

Larry Carroll

Mr. Larry W. Carroll is Independent Director of Park Sterling Corp., and Park Sterling Bank, a subsidiary of Park Sterling Corp. He has been the President of Carroll Financial Associates, Inc., a financial planning and investment management firm, since 1980. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Carroll Financial Associates, Inc., the Board of Directors of Capitala Investment Corp., a North Carolina-based publicly traded business development corporation, and the Board of Directors of the Cultural and Heritage Foundation. He previously served on the Board of Trustees of Wingate University. Prior to the Public Offering, Mr. Carroll also served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Bank. He began his career as a public accountant with KPMG LLC (USA). Mr. Carroll brings expertise in the financial services industry and capital markets to the Board of Directors, including a deep understanding of the wealth management business. His experience as a public accountant is important to our Audit Committee and Board of Directors, and his successful entrepreneurial experience is supportive of the Company’s organic growth strategy. In addition, his deep knowledge of and connections to community banking in the Carolinas is important to the Company’s acquisition strategy. Mr. Carroll has been a director of the Company (or, prior to the Company’s formation as holding company, the Bank) since 2006.

Jean Davis

Ms. Jean E. Davis is Independent Director of Park Sterling Corp., and Park Sterling Bank, a subsidiary of Park Sterling Corp. She is retired as the head of Operations, Technology and e-Commerce of Wachovia Corporation in 2006, a position that she held since 2001. She previously served as the Head of Operations and Technology, Head of Human Resources, Head of Retail Banking, and in several office executive, regional executive and corporate banking roles for Wachovia. She is currently a member of the Board of Children and Family Services Center in Charlotte, NC and of the Charlotte Latin School. Ms. Davis previously served as a member of the Financial Services Roundtable, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro Board of Trustees, the Board of Visitors of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the Board of Directors of the YMCA of Greater Charlotte and the Board of United Family Services. Ms. Davis brings extensive knowledge of bank operations and technology, as well as human resources, to the Board of Directors, both of which are important to the Company’s long-term success. In addition, she brings a strong background in retail banking, merger due diligence and merger integration experience. Ms. Davis has been a director of the Company since March 2011.

Patricia Hartung

Ms. Patricia C. Hartung is Independent Director of Park Sterling Corp., and Park Sterling Bank, a subsidiary of Park Sterling Corp. She has served as the Executive Director of the Upper Savannah Council of Governments since March 1990, and previously as its Assistant Director. Ms. Hartung served as Chairman of Community Capital Corporation (“Community Capital”) from 2007 until its merger with the Company in November 2011, and was a director of Community Capital since its formation in 1988. Ms. Hartung is currently a director of the National Association of Development Organizations, a director of Provident Business Financial Services and a director of Francis Marion University. During her tenure as a director of Community Capital and since becoming a member of the Board of Directors, Ms. Hartung has developed knowledge of both the banking industry in general and Community Capital’s and the Company’s business, history, organization, and executive management which, together with her personal understanding of many of the markets that we serve, has enhanced her ability to serve the Board of Directors. In addition, as former Chairman of Community Capital, Ms. Hartung brings community bank and public company board experience. Ms. Hartung has been a director of the Company since November 2011.

Thomas Henson

Mr. Thomas B. Henson is Independent Director of Park Sterling Corp., and Park Sterling Bank, a subsidiary of Park Sterling Corp. Mr. Henson is the co-founder and has been President and Chief Executive Officer of Henson-Tomlin Interests, LLC, a private investment firm, as well as the co-founder and Senior Managing Partner of Southeastern Private Investment Fund, a private investment firm, since 1999. Prior to forming the private investment firms, Mr. Henson was an attorney with Robinson Bradshaw & Hinson, P.A., specializing in mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Henson is the founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of American Spirit Media, LLC. Mr. Henson is currently a director of Cato Corporation, a North Carolina-based publicly traded specialty retailer. Mr. Henson brings valuable experience negotiating and closing mergers and acquisitions, which is an important component of the Company’s growth strategy, to the Board of Directors, as well as securities law knowledge and a legal background and interest in corporate governance, which are valuable to the Board of Directors in governing a public company. Mr. Henson also brings a background of successful entrepreneurial experience which is supportive of the Company’s organic growth strategy. Mr. Henson has been a director of the Company (or, prior to the Company’s formation as holding company, the Bank) since 2006.

Jeffrey Kane

Mr. Jeffrey S. Kane is Independent Director of Park Sterling Corp., and Park Sterling Bank, a subsidiary of Park Sterling Corp. He retired as Senior Vice President in charge of the Charlotte Office of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond in 2009, which included overall responsibility for Fifth District Cash Operations, Reserve Accounts and Loans functions. He was previously responsible for Banking Supervision and Regulation for the Fifth District, and began his banking career as a lending officer at the Bank of Virginia. Mr. Kane brings extensive experience in bank regulatory matters to the Board of Directors. This includes significant knowledge of supervisory matters, soundness considerations, regulatory compliance, application approval and central bank operations. Mr. Kane also brings strong knowledge of commercial and retail banking markets in the Carolinas and Virginia, from a regulatory perspective, to the Board of Directors. His past involvement with education initiatives for bank directors is also valuable to our Board of Directors. Mr. Kane has been a director of the Company (or, prior to the Company’s formation as holding company, the Bank) since the Public Offering.

Ben Rudisill

Mr. Ben R. Rudisill, II. is Independent Director of Park Sterling Corp., and Park Sterling Bank, a subsidiary of Park Sterling Corp. Mr. Rudisill has served as the President of Rudisill Enterprises, Inc., a beverage distributor and food broker, since founding the company in 1976. Mr. Rudisill served as a director of Citizens South from 1977 until its merger with the Company in October 2012, and served as Chairman of Citizens South from May 2012 until the merger and prior to that as Vice Chairman since January 1998. Mr. Rudisill also served as Chairman of Citizens South Bank from May 2009 to October 2012. Mr. Rudisill currently serves as a director of the U.S. National Whitewater Center, a director of Covenant Village, Inc., and a director of Linville Golf Club. Past board affiliations include the Public Service Company of North Carolina, the Duke University Fuqua School of Business, and Lenoir Rhyne College. During his tenure as a director of Citizens South and since becoming a member of the Board of Directors, Mr. Rudisill has developed knowledge of both the banking industry in general and Citizens South’s and the Company’s business, history, organization and executive management which, together with his personal understanding of many of the markets that we serve, has enhanced his ability to serve the Board of Directors. In addition, Mr. Rudisill brings entrepreneurial experience that is supportive of the Company’s organic growth strategy. Mr. Rudisill has been a director of the Company since October 2012.