BankUnited Announces Officer Promotions

Apr 20, 2001, 01:00 ET from BankUnited Financial Corporation

    CORAL GABLES, Fla., April 20 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ --
 BankUnited Financial Corporation, (Nasdaq:   BKUNA) the parent company of
 BankUnited, FSB, today announced a number of promotions for the senior staff
 of the company.  The decision was made to reward the superior efforts of the
 new management team recruited over the past two years in recognition of their
 fine efforts.
 
     * Janette Davis was promoted to Senior Executive Vice President and
 Consumer Banking Executive.  Ms. Davis will continue to be responsible for the
 development, sales and servicing of all consumer products through the consumer
 division which includes private banking, retail banking, marketing, bank
 operations and sales of investment services through BUFC Investment Services,
 Inc.
     * Vincent Post was promoted to Senior Executive Vice President, Commercial
 Banking Executive. Mr. Post will continue to be responsible for commercial
 real estate, corporate, international, small business banking and cash
 management.
     * Bert Lopez was promoted to Senior Executive Vice President, Finance, and
 continues as Chief Financial Officer.  In addition to the financial accounting
 and treasury areas, Mr. Lopez will also oversee the information technology
 area.
     * Michael Clutter was promoted to Senior Executive Vice President, Risk
 Management.  Mr. Clutter's responsibilities include risk management, credit
 policy, special assets, residential mortgage and commercial credit
 underwriting, compliance, auditing and regulatory reporting.
     * Lisa Barrera was promoted to Senior Executive Vice President,
 Residential Lending Executive.  She will continue managing the wholesale and
 retail residential real estate lending teams.
     * Iliana Castillo-Frick was promoted to Senior Executive Vice President,
 Human Resources Director.  She will continue managing the Human Resources
 Department as well as the Corporate Services areas of the bank.
 
     In addition, Mehdi Ghomeshi, the company's President, was elevated to the
 position of Executive Vice Chairman.  Mr. Ghomeshi requested this position
 because he would prefer to focus upon planning and strategic direction as
 opposed to the day-to-day operations of the company.
     Alfred Camner, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer will
 assume the additional duties of President and Chief Operating Officer.  Under
 its new structure, BankUnited will be increasing the line responsibilities of
 each of its new officers, providing them with greater day-to-day operating
 responsibility within their sectors.
     BankUnited, FSB is the principal subsidiary of BankUnited Financial
 Corporation and is the largest financial institution headquartered in Florida.
 It operates 35 banking offices throughout Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and
 Collier counties.  BankUnited can additionally be accessed on the Internet at:
 www.buexpresss.com
     BankUnited Financial Corporation is traded on the Nasdaq national Market.
 Its common stock trades under the symbol BKUNA. BankUnited Capital II Trust
 Preferred securities trade on Nasdaq under the symbol BKUNZ. BankUnited
 Capital III Trust Preferred securities trade on the New York Stock Exchange
 under the symbol BUFprC.
     Over the last two years we have had record earnings, changed the entire
 organization to a customer-focused organization providing consumer and
 commercial products.
 
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SOURCE BankUnited Financial Corporation
    CORAL GABLES, Fla., April 20 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ --
 BankUnited Financial Corporation, (Nasdaq:   BKUNA) the parent company of
 BankUnited, FSB, today announced a number of promotions for the senior staff
 of the company.  The decision was made to reward the superior efforts of the
 new management team recruited over the past two years in recognition of their
 fine efforts.
 
     * Janette Davis was promoted to Senior Executive Vice President and
 Consumer Banking Executive.  Ms. Davis will continue to be responsible for the
 development, sales and servicing of all consumer products through the consumer
 division which includes private banking, retail banking, marketing, bank
 operations and sales of investment services through BUFC Investment Services,
 Inc.
     * Vincent Post was promoted to Senior Executive Vice President, Commercial
 Banking Executive. Mr. Post will continue to be responsible for commercial
 real estate, corporate, international, small business banking and cash
 management.
     * Bert Lopez was promoted to Senior Executive Vice President, Finance, and
 continues as Chief Financial Officer.  In addition to the financial accounting
 and treasury areas, Mr. Lopez will also oversee the information technology
 area.
     * Michael Clutter was promoted to Senior Executive Vice President, Risk
 Management.  Mr. Clutter's responsibilities include risk management, credit
 policy, special assets, residential mortgage and commercial credit
 underwriting, compliance, auditing and regulatory reporting.
     * Lisa Barrera was promoted to Senior Executive Vice President,
 Residential Lending Executive.  She will continue managing the wholesale and
 retail residential real estate lending teams.
     * Iliana Castillo-Frick was promoted to Senior Executive Vice President,
 Human Resources Director.  She will continue managing the Human Resources
 Department as well as the Corporate Services areas of the bank.
 
     In addition, Mehdi Ghomeshi, the company's President, was elevated to the
 position of Executive Vice Chairman.  Mr. Ghomeshi requested this position
 because he would prefer to focus upon planning and strategic direction as
 opposed to the day-to-day operations of the company.
     Alfred Camner, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer will
 assume the additional duties of President and Chief Operating Officer.  Under
 its new structure, BankUnited will be increasing the line responsibilities of
 each of its new officers, providing them with greater day-to-day operating
 responsibility within their sectors.
     BankUnited, FSB is the principal subsidiary of BankUnited Financial
 Corporation and is the largest financial institution headquartered in Florida.
 It operates 35 banking offices throughout Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and
 Collier counties.  BankUnited can additionally be accessed on the Internet at:
 www.buexpresss.com
     BankUnited Financial Corporation is traded on the Nasdaq national Market.
 Its common stock trades under the symbol BKUNA. BankUnited Capital II Trust
 Preferred securities trade on Nasdaq under the symbol BKUNZ. BankUnited
 Capital III Trust Preferred securities trade on the New York Stock Exchange
 under the symbol BUFprC.
     Over the last two years we have had record earnings, changed the entire
 organization to a customer-focused organization providing consumer and
 commercial products.
 
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