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Photo Release -- Lake City Bank Opens Branch in Clearwater; Gloria J. Crawford Named Manager

WARSAW, Ind., Jan. 6, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Lake City Bank's announced expansion is on target with the opening of its third office in the Indianapolis market. Gloria J. Crawford will manage the new office.



A photo accompanying this release is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=29898

The full-service Clearwater office, located at 3805 E. 82nd Street, will celebrate its grand opening on Wednesday, January 14 at noon. It is the third Lake City Bank branch in the Indianapolis market. It provides technology-driven banking solutions for business and retail clients as well as direct access to specialists in commercial lending, wealth advisory services, treasury management services, retirement services and merchant card services. It is open Monday through Thursday from 9 am to 5 pm, Friday from 9 am to 6 pm and Saturday from 9 am to noon.

Lake City Bank plans to continue its expansion in the Indianapolis market over the next several years. Its fourth office will be located at 96th Street and Michigan Road and is expected to open in late 2015. In addition, the company is finalizing the site selection process for a fifth office in the Indianapolis market and anticipates opening that office in 2016.

"The Indianapolis market continues to be receptive to Lake City Bank's client-focused commercial and retail banking strategy. We are excited to provide more of Indianapolis access to our progressive business lending strategy and our technology-driven commercial and retail banking services," said David M. Findlay, President and Chief Executive Officer.

Gloria Crawford, who is Assistant Vice President, Office Manager, has worked in financial services since 1998, most recently with Fifth Third Bank at the Clearwater location. Crawford studied journalism at Ball State University.

"We are delighted to have Gloria join our team at Lake City Bank," said Kevin L. Deardorff, Executive Vice President, Retail Banking Manager. "She has worked at this location since 2008, and her familiarity with the needs of Clearwater's businesses and individuals will allow us to more effectively serve this community."

Lake City Bank, a $3.4 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 www.lakecitybank.com.

The photo is also available via AP PhotoExpress.

CONTACT: Mary Horan Vice President Director of Marketing and Public Relations 574 371-9280 office 574 377-9150 mobile mary.horan@lakecitybank.com

Source:Lake City Bank