Green Bancorp, Inc. Appoints Terry Earley Chief Financial Officer

HOUSTON, March 17, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Green Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:GNBC), the bank holding company (“Green Bancorp”) that operates Green Bank, N.A., is pleased to announce the appointment of Terry Earley as Chief Financial Officer for Green Bancorp, effective March 27, 2017. Mr. Earley joins Green Bancorp from Yadkin Financial Corporation where he was the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. The Board of Directors conducted a nationwide search for this position and is excited to continue the growth of Green Bancorp with this new addition.

“I am thrilled that Terry will be joining Green Bancorp as we work to return the Bank to growth this year,” said Manny Mehos, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Green Bancorp. “Terry’s experience building and growing banks over his impressive 25 year career will be invaluable as we execute our strategy of building a valuable franchise in the attractive Texas markets of Houston, Dallas-Fort Worth and Austin, through both organic loan growth and strategic acquisitions.”

“We are excited with Terry’s addition to the Company as he shares the same core values and vision of our senior management team. His focus on execution, driving customer loyalty, and maximizing employee satisfaction align well with senior management’s priorities and are critical qualities to ensure the long term success of Green Bancorp. Today, we are in the midst of a return to growth and Terry’s expertise will be vital to the successful execution of our strategy,” said Geoff Greenwade, President of Green Bancorp and CEO of Green Bank.

“This is a very exciting time to be joining Green Bancorp given the significant opportunity that lays ahead. The Company is well positioned to take advantage of the vibrant Texas economy which offers numerous avenues for expansion. I am looking forward to working with the executive management team and the entire Green Bancorp family as we strive to capitalize on those opportunities that we see in front of us,” commented Terry Earley.

Mr. Earley brings a wealth of experience to his new role at Green Bancorp. With over 25 years of banking experience Mr. Earley has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Rocky Mountain Bank and Rocky Mountain Capital, located in Jackson, Wyoming, as CFO of Bancorp of the Southeast, LLC, located in Ponte Vedra, Florida, and as CFO and Chief Operating Officer of RBC Bank (USA). Most recently, Mr. Earley was the Executive Vice President and CFO of Yadkin Financial Corporation and will now relocate from North Carolina to Texas for his new role with Green Bancorp.

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About Green Bancorp, Inc.
Headquartered in Houston, Green Bancorp, Inc. is a bank holding company that operates Green Bank, N.A., in Houston, Dallas and Austin. Commercial-focused, Green Bank is a federally chartered bank regulated by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, a division of the Department of the Treasury of the United States.

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