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Evolve Bank & Trust adds John Copeland as Chief Financial Officer

MEMPHIS, TN, April 7, 2014 --- Evolve Bank & Trust is pleased to announce the addition of John Copeland as our new Chief Financial Officer. John has thirty-nine years of banking experience in a wide range of management positions including experience in Audit, Treasury Management, Controllership, Financial Management and M&A. For the last ten years, Copeland has been the EVP/Chief Financial Officer of a $1.6 Billion publicly-traded bank, M&F Bank, First M&F Corporation.

“At Evolve, we are constantly working to improve as a company and raise the standard for banking in the communities we serve,” said Scott Stafford, president and CEO, Evolve Bank & Trust. “We do this through the products and services we offer and the people we bring on board to deliver them. With his nearly 40 years of banking experience, John will be a great addition to our team.”

Evolve Bank & Trust, headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee, currently operates six full-service branches and loan production offices in Arkansas and Tennessee and more than 30 loan production offices across the country. In addition to banking and mortgage services, Evolve is a nationwide Preferred SBA lender and also offers trust and fiduciary services to its customers throughout the U. S.

“It’s great to be back in Memphis” said John Copeland, Chief Financial Officer, Evolve Bank & Trust. “I’m pleased to be a part of such a progressive, energetic and forward looking institution as Evolve.”