WARSAW, Ind., Aug. 11, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Lakeland Financial Corporation (Nasdaq:LKFN), parent company of Lake City Bank, will be presenting at the 2010 Howe Barnes Hoefer & Arnett 15 th Annual Bank Conference on Tuesday, August 17 at 8:00 a.m. CDT (9:00 a.m. EDT) in Chicago.

Interested investors may listen to the live webcast of the presentation and view a copy of the slides used in the presentation by accessing the Investor Relations section at www.lakecitybank.com . Listeners should go to the website at least fifteen minutes before the event to download and install any necessary audio software. For those unable to attend the live broadcast, a replay will be available for 90 days. There is no charge to access this event.

Lakeland Financial Corporation is a $2.6 billion bank holding company headquartered in Warsaw, Indiana. Lake City Bank serves Northern Indiana with 43 branches located in the following Indiana counties: Kosciusko, Elkhart, Allen, St. Joseph, DeKalb, Fulton, Huntington, LaGrange, Marshall, Noble, Pulaski and Whitley. The Company also has a Loan Production Office in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Lakeland Financial Corporation may be accessed on its home page at www.lakecitybank.com . The Company's common stock is traded on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under "LKFN".
CONTACT:  Lake City Bank          David M. Findlay, Executive Vice President-Administration            and Chief Financial Officer          (574) 267-9197          david.findlay@lakecitybank.com