Hamilton Bancorp, Inc. Announces The Appointment Of Carol L. Coughlin As Lead Independent Director

Hamilton Bancorp, Inc. (the “Company”) (Nasdaq: HBK) announced today that Carol L. Coughlin was appointed as the Lead Independent Director of the Hamilton Bancorp, Inc. Board of Directors. Ms. Coughlin has been a director of the Company since 2012, when the company went public, and has been a director of Hamilton Bank, the subsidiary of the Company, since 2010. She also serves as the Chair of the Risk and Audit Committee and as a member of the Compensation and Corporate Governance and Nominating Committees.

Ms. Coughlin is the CEO of BottomLine Growth Strategies, Inc., a growth advisory services firm she founded in 2006 to help companies of various industries to grow profitably and sustainably. Ms. Coughlin has 27 years of financial leadership experience, including 18 years as CFO of high growth healthcare companies through successful turnarounds and mergers and acquisitions. Ms. Coughlin is a magna cum laude graduate of Loyola University of Maryland with a Masters in Business Administration and holds a bachelor of science in Business/Accounting from Towson University. She is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Exit Planning Advisor.

Mr. DeAlmeida, the Company’s President and CEO stated, “Carol’s leadership and insights have been instrumental from the inception of the Company, and in her new role as Lead Independent Director, she will continue to provide guidance and oversight as we execute on our growth and profitability initiatives.”

The Lead Independent Director will, among other responsibilities, facilitate discussions with and coordinate the activities of the Company's other independent directors, including having the authority to call executive sessions of the independent directors and set the agenda for and lead executive sessions of the independent directors.

About Hamilton Bank

Hamilton Bank is a federally-chartered savings bank that has served the banking needs of its customers since 1915. Hamilton Bank conducts business primarily from its four full service banking offices located in Baltimore City, Maryland and the Maryland counties of Baltimore and Anne Arundel.

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