A focus on hiring and retaining top talent has remained a priority. As part of BankUnited's robust employee wellness program, the year ended with the creation of a state-of-the-art employee gym at BankUnited's Miami Lakes corporate headquarters which contains training equipment including machines and free weights and which will offer health education events and group exercise classes. In addition, the bank's Dollars for Doers Program made its inaugural grants to nonprofit organizations nominated by employees and to which they contribute their time. During the year, BankUnited employees logged more than 1,400 volunteer hours in their communities.BankUnited's commitment to financial literacy was honored for a second consecutive year at the Innovation in Financial Education Awards presented by Nasdaq and EverFi. BankUnited's continued efforts in 2016 to improve the financial awareness of young people included the Youth About Business Summer Business Camp and Central Islip Senior High School Financial Scholars Program in New York and South Florida initiatives such as the 4 Downs for Finance program with Miami Dolphins Wide Receiver Jarvis Landry, the Urban League of Palm Beach County Financial Empowerment Center Credit Boot Camp, City of Fort Lauderdale Housing Authority Step Up Apprentice Financial Empowerment Series, and Miami-Dade Economic Advocacy Trust Teen Court "Get Money" Week. In addition, BankUnited provided more than $1 million in grants and contributions to numerous organizations which support the bank's affordable housing and financial education initiatives in the communities where it operates. For more information about BankUnited please call (877) 779-2265 or visit www.BankUnited.com. About BankUnited, N.A. BankUnited, N.A., a national bank and wholly-owned subsidiary of BankUnited, Inc. (NYSE: BKU), is headquartered in Miami Lakes, Florida with 94 branches in 15 Florida counties and six banking centers in the New York metropolitan area at September 30, 2016. One of the largest independent depository institutions headquartered in Florida by assets, BankUnited provides a wide range of commercial and consumer banking services. For additional information, call (877) 779-2265 or visit www.BankUnited.com. BankUnited can be found on Facebook at facebook.com/BankUnited.official and on Twitter @BankUnited.