Entegra Financial Corp. Hires Director of SBA Lending

FRANKLIN, N.C., Jan. 17, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Entegra Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:ENFC) (the “Company”), the holding company for Entegra Bank (the “Bank”), announced today that it has hired John Bickley as Director of SBA Lending.

Mr. Bickley comes to Entegra after serving as the SBA Director at several financial institutions in South Carolina. His 30 year career has included extensive experience building and growing SBA lending teams which were spread over multiple states. Roger Plemens, President and Chief Executive Officer, commented, “We are excited to add John to our team and look forward to expanding our SBA lending opportunities. John has a proven track record of leading this line of business and will greatly enhance our ability to serve our communities, while also providing a return for our shareholders.”

About Entegra Financial Corp. and Entegra Bank

Entegra Financial Corp. is the holding company of Entegra Bank. The Company’s shares trade on the NASDAQ Global Market under the symbol “ENFC.”

Entegra Bank operates a total of 18 branches located throughout the Western North Carolina counties of Cherokee, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Macon, Polk and Transylvania, the Upstate South Carolina counties of Anderson, Greenville, and Spartanburg and the Northern Georgia counties of Pickens and Hall. The Bank also operates loan production offices in Asheville, NC, Clemson, SC, and Duluth, GA. For further information, visit the Bank’s website www.entegrabank.com.

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Contact:

Roger D. Plemens
President and Chief Executive Officer
(828) 524-7000

Source:Entegra Financial Corp.