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CresCom Bank Announces Eight New Team Members in its Carolina Markets

CHARLESTON, S.C., May 23, 2016 – CresCom Bank, the community-banking leader within the Carolinas, welcomes eight new team members to its growing team, including:

Charleston, S.C. area:

  • Jamie Parfrey is the newest customer service representative to join the bank’s Meeting Street location, reporting to Holly Edwards. Previously, she served as a teller at Bank of America, as well as the assistant manager of Salty Waters Rawbar and the children’s ministry director at Northbridge Baptist Church.
  • The bank’s Finance Department gains Katie Ellison as an accountant, reporting to Ellen Melton. Ellison previously served as the sales and service representative at First Citizen Bank and as a teller at Bank of America.
  • William “Chip” McCune expands CresCom Bank’s Data Center as an analyst, reporting to Mike Arrington. McCune has been with the bank for several months as a temporary team member and previously served as the operator analyst at South State Bank (First Federal) where he monitored conversion activities during First Federal’s transition to South State Bank.

Myrtle Beach, S.C. area:

  • The bank has named Laura Beckham as its newest mortgage loan processor, reporting to Trina Dusenbury and operating out of the bank’s 48th Avenue location. Beckham’s previous mortgage processing experience includes time with Mortgage Network and 1st Metropolitan Mortgage.
  • Raymond Horne joins the bank’s 38th Avenue branch as a summer teller, reporting to Branch Manager Diane Platt. Currently, Horne is a student at Coastal Carolina University, studying business management. He also works in the university’s IT department.

Wilmington, N.C. area:

  • Patty Vernon joins the team as a customer service representative/teller at the bank’s Wilmington branch, reporting to Branch Manager Joy Cash. Prior to joining CresCom Bank, Vernon served as a teller at NewBridge Bank and as a client service representative at SunTrust Bank and East Carolina Bank.
  • Joshua Buchanan has also joined the team as a customer service representative/teller at the Wilmington branch. Buchanan’s previous banking experience includes time as a customer service representative and teller with Fort Sill National Bank.

Whiteville, N.C. area:

  • Glenda Cartrette is a new part-time customer care specialist at CresCom Bank’s Whiteville-based Customer Care Center, reporting to Amanda Dale. Cartrette’s previous experience includes time as the new account team leader with BB&T and most recently, as the scan coordinator at Hills Food Stores.

“The addition of these eight team members to our various branches and bank departments will help CresCom Bank continue to deliver superior customer service and financial strength to our customers throughout the Carolinas,” said David L. Morrow, CEO of CresCom Bank. “We’re looking forward to this continued growth amongst our team as we expand our services to meet the financial needs of more customers in our branch communities.”

About CresCom Bank

CresCom Bank, a leader in community banking, is dedicated to providing exceptional customer service and quality products to the communities it calls home, and prides itself on its strong knowledge of local business and economic trends. Currently, CresCom Bank has 27 branch locations throughout the Carolinas, in addition to a loan production office in Wilmington, N.C. In January 2016, the Carolina Financial Corporation, the bank’s parent company, announced the acquisition of Congaree Bancshares, Inc., a $116 million bank holding company headquartered in the Columbia, S.C. market. Currently, CresCom Bank also owns and operates Crescent Mortgage Company, which lends in 45 states, partners with 2,000 community banks, credit unions and mortgage brokers, and offers access to various loan programs. In 2015, Carolina Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: CARO) ranked #1 on American Banker’s list of “Top 200 Community Banks and Thrifts as Ranked by Three-Year Average ROE.” It was also added to the Nasdaq Community Bank Index (ABAQ) by the American Banker’s Association. As of March 31, 2016, Carolina Financial Corporation had approximately $1.5 billion in total assets.

To learn more about CresCom Bank, call 1-855-CRESCOM. Stay current on bank news and happenings on social media: www.facebook.com/CresComBank and www.twitter.com/CresComBank.

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