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Planters First Bank Announces New Chief Credit Officer

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Middle Georgia (May 2023) - Planters First Bank is pleased to announce the recent promotion of Chris Howe to Chief Credit Officer.

Eli Tinsley, Bank President & CEO, stated, "Chris' experience, leadership, and vision have been instrumental in implementing operating efficiencies for lending, streamlining processes, and setting the stage for our continued growth. As Chief Credit Officer, we are confident that Chris will continue to be a vital asset in helping Planters First Bank achieve our mission to deliver exceptional services, returns, and opportunities for our customers, teammates, and shareholders."

Howe received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Macon State College and his post-graduate degree from the Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University. Chris and His wife Amy have two sons, Landon, 22, a Senior at Georgia Southern University studying Engineering, and Braydon, 18, a Senior at Veterans High School.

Being a native of Warner Robins, some of his civic duties include past President of the Warner Robins Civitan Club, previous Treasurer of the Warner Robins American Little League, volunteering at Warner Robins Chamber of Commerce, and actively involved in International City Optimist.

Howe had the following to say about his new position, "It's been my pleasure working with like-minded people who share the same visions and goals. It's admirable how Planters First Bank ingrains its core values into each employee, setting a high bar within the banking community. The emphasis Planters First Bank puts on relationship banking and its commitment to their staff to have good stewardship within their communities is top notch."

About Planters First Bank:
Founded in 1896, Planters First Bank, the 8th oldest financial institution in Georgia, is headquartered in Cordele, Georgia, and operates seven full-service locations throughout Middle Georgia.

For additional information, contact:
Kandi Clem
AVP, Marketing Support Officer


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