Photo Release -- Lake City Bank Promotes Kristin Pruitt

Kristin Pruitt
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WARSAW, Ind., Feb. 4, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Lakeland Financial Corporation (Nasdaq:LKFN) and Lake City Bank announced today that they have promoted Kristin Pruitt, the company's General Counsel, to Executive Vice President.

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Pruitt, who joined Lake City Bank in 2008, oversees risk management, compliance, corporate governance, legal affairs and people development. She is a member of the bank's Management Committee, and serves as Board Secretary of Lakeland Financial Corporation, the bank's holding company.

"Since joining the company in 2008, Kristin has proven herself to be an invaluable member of the bank's management team," said Michael Kubacki, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "She has strengthened our compliance and risk management functions, and has played a leadership role as we continue to grow."

Pruitt has a bachelor's degree cum laude from the University of Notre Dame and a juris doctor degree magna cum laude from Case Western Reserve University School of Law. Before joining Lake City Bank, she served as Assistant General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer for 1st Source Bank in South Bend, Indiana. Previously she practiced law with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom in Washington, DC.

"Kristin brings a common sense business approach to the legal and regulatory world in which we operate. She has consistently proven to be a great partner throughout the bank, while also ensuring that we manage the risks inherent in the business appropriately," said David Findlay, President and Chief Financial Officer.

Lake City Bank, a $3.2 billion bank headquartered in Warsaw, Indiana, is the fourth largest bank in the state, and the largest bank 100% invested in Indiana. Lake City Bank operates 46 branch offices in northern and central Indiana, delivering technology-driven solutions in a client-centric way to individuals and businesses. The bank is the single bank subsidiary of Lakeland Financial Corporation (Nasdaq:LKFN). For more information visit

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