Brand Group Holdings Names Robert L. Cochran Chief Financial Officer

Oct 03, 2011, 11:53 ET from Brand Group Holdings, Inc.

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga., Oct. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Brand Group Holdings, Inc., the bank holding company for The Brand Banking Company, announced today that Robert L. Cochran has been named Chief Financial Officer.  Mr. Cochran has devoted over 25 years to the banking industry, most recently as Senior Vice President with United Community Banks, Inc. (UCBI) in Blairsville, Georgia. He joined UCBI in 1995 after serving six years as an accounting manager for PNC Bank in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Mr. Cochran is a graduate of The Ohio State University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a major in accounting.

"We are pleased to welcome Rob to our management team at a pivotal time in our company's growth," said Brand CEO Bartow Morgan, Jr. "Rob's experience in his prior positions makes him the right choice to provide the financial leadership needed to drive our growth into the greater Atlanta market while maintaining financial excellence."

About Brand Group Holdings, Inc. and The Brand Banking Co.

Brand Group Holdings, Inc. is the $1.3 billion bank holding company for The Brand Banking Company, a full service bank serving the needs of individuals and businesses in Gwinnett County, Georgia and North Metro Atlanta.

Brand Bank was chartered in 1905, and is the oldest locally owned bank in Gwinnett, combining authentic personal service with the benefits of modern technology. The Brand Banking Co. is led today by founder E.M. Brand's great, great grandson, Bartow Morgan, Jr.

In addition to operating branches in Lawrenceville, Grayson, Snellville, Flowery Branch, Buford and Duluth, Georgia, Brand Bank also has a loan production office in the Buckhead area of Atlanta, and mortgage offices throughout Georgia, Alabama and Tennessee.

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