BRYN MAWR, Pa., April 25, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Bryn Mawr Bank Corporation (Nasdaq:BMTC) (the "Corporation"), parent of The Bryn Mawr Trust Company (the "Bank"), today announced a CEO succession plan and has designated Francis J. Leto, as President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the Bank and Corporation effective May 1, 2014. On January 1, 2015, Mr. Leto will succeed Ted Peters as CEO of the Bank and Corporation, after Mr. Peters retires on December 31, 2014. Mr. Leto currently manages the Wealth Management Division of the Bank and serves as General Counsel of the Corporation and Bank.
"An executive search committee, comprised of Board Members, was given the responsibility of finding an outstanding candidate to replace Ted Peters, retiring Chairman and CEO. After an extensive search and vetting process we are pleased to announce that Frank Leto has accepted his new responsibilities with the Bank and Corporation. We are confident that Frank possesses the outstanding leadership and vision that made him uniquely qualified for this position," said Andrea F. Gilbert, Board Member and Chair of the Executive Search Committee.
The Board has also announced their decision to establish a non-executive Chairman position effective with Mr. Peters' retirement.
Mr. Leto is a life-long resident of the Philadelphia area, attending The Episcopal Academy, Saint Joseph's University and Widener Law School. Under his leadership the Wealth Management Division's assets under management, supervision, administration and brokerage have reached a record $7.3 billion. He has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2002.
"I have had the pleasure of knowing Frank for more than twenty years and for the last twelve as a trusted and valued colleague. Frank has proven himself as a strong leader and strategic thinker. I have every confidence that the Corporation will continue to thrive under his leadership," said Ted Peters, Chairman and CEO.
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CONTACT: Ted Peters, Chairman 610-581-4800Source:Bryn Mawr Bank Corporation