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4/12/2017

PlainsCapital Bank Announces Executive Promotions

DALLAS, TX (April 12, 2017) – PlainsCapital Bank is pleased to announce the following executive promotions. 

Cole Dulaney, President, Dallas Turtle Creek 

Cole Dulaney has been promoted to president of PlainsCapital’s Turtle Creek branch location in Dallas. Dulaney started his career with PlainsCapital in 2002 as a credit analyst and has been with the Bank for 15 years. He holds a finance degree from Texas Christian University and is a graduate of the Southwestern Graduate School of Banking at Southern Methodist University. An active member of the Dallas community, Dulaney serves on the board of trustees and is a member of the finance committee for the Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center. He previously served on the board of directors of Dallas Children’s Theater. 

Tom Pulley, President, Dallas Republic Center and Renaissance 

Tom Pulley has been promoted to president of PlainsCapital’s Republic Center and Renaissance Tower locations in downtown Dallas. Prior to joining PlainsCapital in 2007, Pulley served as mid-cities president for Citizens national Bank of Fort worth and as senior vice president of Citizens State Bank of Woodville, TX. He has more than 34 years of experience in commercial and residential real estate and banking. Pulley earned a B.B.A. from the Baylor University Hankamer School of Business. Active in the Dallas community, Pulley volunteers his time with Downtown Dallas, Inc. and the Dallas Regional Chamber, and he serves as a member of the board of trustees of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and as chairman of the Fellowship of Deacons at First Baptist in Dallas. Pulley is also a licensed real estate broker. 

Thomas Ricks, President, Victory Park – Commercial Lending 

Thomas Ricks has been promoted to president of commercial lending for PlainsCapital Bank’s Victory Park branch location in Dallas. Ricks has been with PlainsCapital for nearly 14 years, joining the bank in Lubbock as a loan review analyst in 2003. He earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting and general business from the Texas Tech University Rawls College of Business and an Executive Master of Business Administration from the University of Texas at Dallas Naveen Jindal School of Management. Thomas is also a graduate of the Southwestern Graduate School of Banking at Southern Methodist University

Jerry Sanders, President, DeSoto 

Jerry Sanders has been promoted to president of PlainsCapital Bank’s DeSoto branch. Sanders has been in the banking industry for more than 30 years. He joined PlainsCapital Bank in 2015 when Southwest Securities, FSB became part of the PlainsCapital family. Prior to this, he served in executive roles with Share Plus Federal Bank, First united Bank and Trust, and Coppermark Bank. A graduate of Oklahoma State University, Sanders holds degrees in both finance and accounting. He has also completed the LSA Graduate School of Banking, ABA Commercial Lending School, Banking Leadership Texas, and the SMU Texas School of Trust Banking. Sanders is a Certified Lender in Business Banking. 

Brian Lixey, President, Fort Worth Western Place 

Brian Lixey has been promoted to president of PlainsCapital Bank’s Western Place branch in Fort Worth. Lixey joined PlainsCapital in 2016 as executive vice president with 20 years of experience in commercial lending. Previously, he served as Fort Worth market president for Bank SNB and Fort Worth/Tarrant County market president for BB&T. Lixey earned a BS in psychology from the University of Mary- Hardin Baylor, an MBA in finance from Tarleton State University, and he is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin Red McCombs School of Business leadership development program. Among his numerous roles in the local community, Lixey is a member of the finance committee for Catholic Charities of Fort Worth, a board member of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Fort Worth chapter, and a member of the Hudson Oaks City Council. 

Martin Talley, President, Aledo – Willow Park 

Martin Talley has been promoted to president of the Bank’s Aledo – Willow Park branch in Parker County. Martin started his career as a bank examiner with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and has nearly 37 years of experience in banking and financial services. Prior to joining PlainsCapital Bank in 2006, he served as senior vice president for TexasBank and assistant vice president for TexasAmerican Bank. Talley is a graduate of the Baylor University Hankamer School of Business, where he earned a B.B.A. in finance. Martin serves as treasurer of the Rotary Club of Aledo and as vice chairman of the East Parker County Chamber of Commerce. He also sits on the boards of the Aledo Educational Foundation, Ride for Heroes, Inc., and Safe Harbor.

Kellie Davidson, Executive Vice President, Dallas Baylor 

Kellie Davidson has been promoted to executive vice president and commercial loan officer, overseeing the Dallas Baylor location. Davidson joined PlainsCapital in 2016 with more than 25 years of banking experience in the Dallas market. She holds a B.B.A. in finance from Baylor University and is a graduate of the Southern Methodist University Southwestern Graduate School of Banking and the Texas Bankers Association Real Estate Lending School. Davidson is very involved in the Dallas community, serving on the board of CREW in the Community, as financial committee member for the Plano Chamber of Commerce, and as a board member for Plano Youth Leadership, among others. 

Steve Botelho, Executive Vice President, Corpus Christi Shoreline 

Steve Botelho has been promoted to executive vice president of commercial lending at PlainsCapital Bank’s Corpus Christi Shoreline branch. Botelho joined PlainsCapital in 2013 when First National Bank became part of the PlainsCapital family. He has 40 years of experience in the banking and financial services industry and has previously served as branch president for First National Bank and president and CEO of Nueces National Bank. Botelho holds a B.B.A. in business management from Texas A&M University Corpus Christi. In his local community, Botelho is a member of the Downtown Rotary Club of Corpus Christi and serves as treasurer of the Corpus Christi Baptist Association. His extensive past volunteer service includes serving on the boards of the Corpus Christi Hispanic Chamber, Texas A&M Alumni Association, and South Texas Area Bankers Association, among others. 

Sean Mills, Executive Vice President, Austin Downtown 

Sean Mills has been promoted to executive vice president at PlainsCapital Bank’s new Downtown Austin location. In this role, he is focused on maintaining existing commercial banking customer relationships and developing new business for the Austin market. Mills has been with PlainsCapital for 15 years. He joined the Bank as an intern while earning his Bachelor of Business Administration degree in finance and accounting at The University of Texas at Austin. Mills is a member of the Real Estate Council of Austin, the Association for Corporate Growth, and serves on the board of directors of the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Austin Area.

About PlainsCapital Bank 

As of June 2016, Dallas-based PlainsCapital Bank, the sixth-largest Texas headquartered bank by deposit market share, operated 63 Texas branches with more than 1,200 employees providing highly personalized relationship banking through a single point of contact. Offering commercial lending, treasury management, small business banking, private banking, and trust and wealth management services, PlainsCapital Bank empowers responsive, local decision-making in each of its major markets: Austin, Corpus Christi, Dallas, El Paso, Fort Worth, Houston, Lubbock, the Rio Grande Valley and San Antonio. PlainsCapital Bank is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hilltop Holdings (NYSE: HTH). Find more information at PlainsCapital.com. Source: June 2016 SNL Financial

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