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Sept. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- State Bank Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: STBZ) today announced that
James C. Wheeler has joined the company as Executive Vice President and General Counsel. Before joining State Bank, Mr. Wheeler served as chair of the financial institutions practice at Morris, Manning & Martin LLP in
"We are fortunate to have Jim join State Bank. He has worked with our management team for years in our banking ventures prior to State Bank," said
Joe Evans, Chairman and CEO of State Bank. "Jim brings a strong background in corporate, regulatory, and merger-acquisition transactions, and has worked closely with industry regulators and banking industry associations."
Prior to his tenure at Morris, Manning & Martin, Mr. Wheeler was a partner at the law firm of Bryan Cave LLP, specializing in financial institutions practice.
Mr. Wheeler has a finance degree from
Florida State and earned his law degree from
Duke University. He and his wife
Sara Kay have two children and they live in
About State Bank Financial Corporation and State & Trust CompanyAtlanta-based State Bank Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:STBZ) is the holding company for State Bank & Trust Company, one of
Georgia's best-capitalized banks, with
$2.77 billion in assets as of
June 30, 2011. State Bank has locations in Metro Atlanta and
Jones counties in Middle Georgia.
State Bank has been named the top performing bank in
the United States, according to
Bank Director magazine's 2011 Bank Performance Scorecard, a ranking of the 150 largest U.S. publicly traded banks and thrifts based on 2010 calendar-year financials.
In 2009, State Bank acquired assets and deposits of the six bank subsidiaries of Security Bank Corporation, The Buckhead Community Bank and First Security National Bank in transactions facilitated by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. In 2010, State Bank acquired assets and deposits of NorthWest Bank & Trust of
Acworth, Georgia. And in 2011, it acquired assets and deposits of United Americas Bank of
State Bank raised
$300 million in capital, including investments from the executive management team, to facilitate its acquisitions.
Over the past twenty-five years, State Bank Chairman and CEO
Joe Evans and his management team have led some of
Georgia's most successful community banks, including Flag Financial Corp., Century South Banks, and Bank Corporation of
Georgia. State Bank and Trust Company's headquarters are in
To learn more about State Bank, visit
SOURCE State Bank Financial Corporation