Loni Peters Named Commercial Portfolio Specialist, Capital Bank

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., May 3, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Capital Bank is excited to welcome Loni Peters to the eastern Tennessee commercial team where she will serve as Commercial Portfolio Specialist and support new lenders David Barclay and Bryan Harper. Peters, who has worked with SunTrust Bank since 1996 as a Commercial Banking Specialist, will office out of the Knoxville branch with responsibilities such as creating loan proposals, maintaining loan process schedules and identifying loans with amounts below $1MM and extended maturities greater than 1 year from the current date. In her new role Peters will demonstrate competency in the areas of relationship and portfolio management, two skills that she acquired during her employment with SunTrust.

Peters' familiarity of the Knoxville market includes 16+ years, during which she actively volunteered with the Shepherd of Hope Food Pantry since its inception in November, 2012. She continues to serve the non-profit, started by Faith Lutheran Church in Farragut, Tennessee today.

About Capital Bank

Capital Bank, N.A. was formed in July 2010 as the banking subsidiary of Capital Bank Financial Corp., a bank holding company incorporated in 2009 with the goal of creating a regional banking franchise in the Southeastern United States. With approximately $7.1 billion in total assets as of March 31, 2012, and more than 1,600 employees, Capital Bank offers a broad range of financial services and operates 164 branches in Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. More information on Capital Bank is available at www.capitalbank-us.com.

CONTACT: Susi Winchell Marketing Director, VP Capital Bank 239.449.5850 www.capitalbank-us.comSource:Capital Bank Financial Corp.