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Enterprise Financial Names Keene Turner CFO

ST. LOUIS, Sept. 13, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Enterprise Financial Services Corp (Nasdaq:EFSC) announced that Keene S. Turner will join the Company as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective October 14, 2013. He previously served at National Penn Bancshares, Inc. in Pennsylvania as Executive Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer. Prior to National Penn, Turner was a vice president at the investment banking firm Griffin Financial Group, where he advised financial institutions on mergers, acquisitions and other strategic matters. He is a CPA, with public accounting experience at Ernst & Young, LLP.

Turner is a summa cum laude graduate of Albright College in Reading, Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics, Accounting and Business Administration.

Turner succeeds Frank Sanfilippo, who was named Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Enterprise. In his new role, Sanfilippo heads the Company's Operations, Technology and Enterprise Risk Management functions. Sanfilippo joined Enterprise in 2001 as its CFO. He is a CPA with extensive banking and public accounting experience. Sanfilippo holds a BS in Accounting from the University of Missouri.

Peter Benoist, President and CEO, commented, "We're delighted to welcome Keene to our Company. He's a talented financial executive who will bring significant expertise and fresh insights to Enterprise. Adding Keene to our team also enables us to broaden Frank's and other executives' roles in the Company. These moves were made in concert with other recent organizational changes. In March we named Scott Goodman President of the Bank, partnering him with Bank Chairman Steve Marsh, and promoted several of our regional executives to new posts. In sum, these changes strengthen our organization and position Enterprise for further growth and continuing earnings momentum in our core banking business."

Enterprise Financial operates commercial banking and wealth management businesses in metropolitan St. Louis, Kansas City and Phoenix. Enterprise is primarily focused on serving the needs of privately held businesses, their owner families, executives and professionals.

CONTACT: For more information contact: Jerry Mueller, Senior Vice President (314) 512-7251 Ann Marie Mayuga, AMM Communications (314) 485-9499Source: Enterprise Financial