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Photo Release -- Carolina Trust Bank Elects Jennifer Marion Mills as New Director

LINCOLNTON, N.C., Aug. 28, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Carolina Trust Bank (Nasdaq:CART) announced today that Jennifer Marion Mills has been elected to its Board of Directors. Mills is an Executive with Randy Marion Automotive. Randy Marion is the largest volume GM dealer in the Southeast.

A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/85e04a15-1aa3-4918-8b6b-fdb6748952d4

“Since we entered the Mooresville market with our Loan Production Office, we have been looking for the right person to help Carolina Trust Bank build a presence in that market and to show that we are serious about being the community bank of choice there. Jennifer Marion Mills fits the bill with her love for the Mooresville area along with her other business interests and notable civic engagement. We intend to steadily build our business on the east side of Lake Norman and Jennifer will help us accomplish that goal,” said Johnathan L. Rhyne, Jr., Chairman of Carolina Trust Bank.

“I am delighted to join the board at Carolina Trust. Community banks are the backbone of our economy. Being able to contribute in Mooresville and the other markets of Carolina Trust Bank is a great opportunity. I look forward to doing my part to make Carolina Trust not only a great place to do business, but to help it succeed as a great corporate citizen,” said Mills.

Mills is a graduate of Mooresville High School and holds a B.A. in Psychology from UNC-Charlotte. She is a member of Williamson Chapel United Methodist Church and is married to Grey Mills, a former N.C. House Representative. The Mills’ have three children, Alexandra, age 16, Grey, age 13 and Grant, age 9.

Carolina Trust Bank is a full-service state chartered bank headquartered in Lincolnton, North Carolina, operating nine full-service branches in Lincoln, Catawba, Gaston and Rutherford Counties in western North Carolina and a loan production office in Mooresville, N.C.

Questions may be directed to President and CEO, Jerry L. Ocheltree, Carolina Trust Bank, 704-735-1104.

Contact: Jerry L. Ocheltree President and CEO Carolina Trust Bank (704) 735-1104

Source:Carolina Trust Bank