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First Landmark Bank Adds Two Lenders

January 13, 2009 (Marietta, Ga.)- First Landmark Bank president Ron Francis announces the addition of Senior Vice President Vivian Battershill-Diaz and Vice President Jason Waters as commercial lenders and business development officers for the bank. In his announcement, Mr. Francis said, “First Landmark is fortunate to bring on board two well-respected, experienced lenders who have strong ties to the Marietta-Cobb community served by our bank. We are in the business to help local companies and individuals succeed, and Vivian and Jason share that philosophy.”

A graduate of Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida, Ms. Battershill-Diaz has been in banking for fourteen years at Bank of America and the former SouthTrust, Washington Mutual and Colonial Bank. She is experienced in commercial real estate lending and in general business loans, also called C&I Lending (Commercial and Industrial). Fluent in Spanish, Ms. Battershill-Diaz is active in the Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Hispanic American Center for Economic Development. Ms. Battershill-Diaz resides in Kennesaw.

Mr. Waters, who received his BBA in Finance from the University of Georgia, has been in the financial industry for ten years beginning as a credit analyst for the former First Union bank and more recently as a lender/business development officer with the Georgian Bank. His lending background includes C&I lending and real estate lending, and he also holds insurance licensing. Mr. Waters is active in the Cobb Chamber, the Rotary Club of Marietta and is President-elect of the Leadership Cobb Alumni Association. He resides in Marietta.

First Landmark Bank opened as a state-chartered de novo bank in March 2008 and is headquartered at 48 Atlanta Street in Marietta. During 2009 the bank’s permanent building (approx. 20,000 sq. ft.) will be under construction at the intersection of the North Marietta Parkway and Cole Street in Marietta. The bank offers traditional banking products and services, and additional on-line banking, cash management and remote deposit banking services.