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CresCom Bank Expands Commercial Lending Executive Team With Promotion of Ryan Benton

CHARLESTON, S.C., February 26, 2019CresCom Bank, the second largest community bank in North and South Carolina, has expanded its Commercial Lending Team with the promotion of CresCom Bank team member Ryan Benton.

Ryan Benton has been promoted to Regional Market Executive in the Charleston Market. Benton joined the CresCom Bank team in March 2015 as Vice President and Commercial Loan Officer, and in April 2017 was promoted to Senior Vice President before assuming his current position. Prior to joining CresCom, Benton worked as a Commercial Lender with BB&T and also has experience as a Small Business Lender and Financial Center Leader. Benton holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the Citadel and is a graduate of the LSU Graduate School of Banking. 

“Since joining the CresCom Bank team, Mr. Benton has displayed excellent work and leadership,” said David L. Morrow, CEO of CresCom Bank. “We are thrilled to welcome him in this new position and to expand our commercial lending team.”

About CresCom Bank:

CresCom Bank, the second largest community bank in the Carolinas, 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 61 branch locations throughout North and South Carolina, and as of December 31, 2018 has approximately $3.8 billion in total assets. 

Under the holding company of Carolina Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: CARO), CresCom Bank is one of 29 small-cap banks in the nation to be recognized as a 2017 Sandler O’Neill Sm-ALL Stars. CARO was also added to the Nasdaq Community Bank Index (ABAQ) by the American Banker’s Association. CresCom Bank owns Crescent Mortgage Company, which originates loans in 47 states partnering with community banks, credit unions and mortgage brokers.

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