Photo Release -- Russ Holland Joins SouthCrest Financial Group as Chief Credit Officer

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PEACHTREE CITY, Ga., Aug. 19, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Kenneth H. Maloy, President and CEO of SouthCrest Financial Group, Inc., announced today that Russ Holland has joined the company as Chief Credit Officer. "We are excited to have Russ join us as the leader to drive our credit culture during a time of re-energized loan growth," said Mr. Maloy. "We believe the proficiency he has achieved through both positive and negative credit cycles will be highly accretive to the future of SouthCrest."

Russ Holland joins SouthCrest Financial Group as Chief Credit Officer

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Holland brings over 25 years of commercial credit experience to SouthCrest. Most recently, he served as the Chief Lending Officer for Seacoast National Bank in Florida, where he oversaw the growth, risk management and performance of all lending functions, disposed of troubled assets and improved overall credit quality and recapitalization through public/private capital raises, enabling the bank to return to profitability.

Holland also worked in credit leadership and development for several other major banks in the Florida market, and was the Chief Financial Officer for a private commercial REIT where he helped raise capital and arrange debt to acquire and develop over $1 billion in assets.

SouthCrest Bank is a member of the SouthCrest Financial Group (OTCBB:SCSG) family of community banks, which, headquartered in Peachtree City, Georgia, operates 14 offices throughout Georgia and Alabama. The banks provide retail and commercial banking services, mortgage banking, investment management, and online banking services.

CONTACT: For more information, contact: Andy Borrmann, 678-734-3505 SVP Finance, SouthCrest Financial Group

Source:SouthCrest Financial Group, Inc.