WARSAW, Ind., Sept. 2, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Lakeland Financial Corporation (Nasdaq:LKFN), parent company of Lake City Bank, will be presenting at the 2010 INVESTIndiana Equity Conference on Thursday, September 9 at 11:30 a.m. EDT in Indianapolis.

Interested investors may view a copy of the slides used in the presentation by accessing the Investor Relations section at www.lakecitybank.com and choosing the Presentations section.

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