NBH Holdings Appoints Banking Veteran Richard Newfield as Company's Chief Risk Officer

Executive Hire Aligns with Vision of Growing Strong Community Banking Franchise While Ensuring Corporate and Risk Governance

Mar 08, 2011, 11:00 ET from NBH Holdings Corp.

BOSTON and KANSAS CITY, Mo., March 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- NBH Holdings Corp. (NBH) today announced the appointment of veteran banking executive, Richard U. Newfield, Jr., to its management team. Newfield joined NBH as chief risk officer after serving as the Business Services Credit Executive at Regions Bank. This latest hire strengthens the executive team as NBH prepares for the pending merger of Hillcrest Bank and Bank Midwest.

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"Rick is a highly experienced, proven banker with an established track record of success in risk management and financial institution operations, integration of businesses during mergers and corporate governance," said Tim Laney, president and chief executive officer of NBH.

With NBH's recent acquisition of Bank Midwest and the eventual merging of Hillcrest Bank into the new Bank Midwest this spring, the holding company is well poised for additional growth. NBH is one of the best-capitalized bank holding companies in the U.S. and was specifically created to establish a high-performing, community-focused banking enterprise. NBH's goal remains to deliver a superior level of service and to be recognized for their commitment to their customers, colleagues, communities and investors. NBH has the leadership in place to execute their strategy of building a strong banking presence in the Midwest and to prepare to become a publicly traded bank holding company.

In his new role at NBH, Newfield will be responsible for risk management operations, including compliance, operational, credit and market risk as well as business services credit, credit operations, problem asset management, risk analytics and regulatory affairs. As the Business Services Credit Executive at Regions Bank, Newfield was responsible for oversight of business lending approvals and loan portfolio quality across all business client segments.   During his 23 year tenure at Bank of America, he held various senior roles in risk management, credit, commercial banking, global bank debt and corporate marketing. Newfield brings significant experience to NBH in the areas of development and implementation of business models and integration of businesses during mergers. In addition, he has led credit process reengineering initiatives, including risk and credit policy design, and corporate governance. Newfield graduated from University of Florida with a Master's of Business Administration degree.  

About NBH

NBH is a community bank holding company created to build a leading community bank franchise delivering high quality customer service and strong shareholder results.  NBH raised in excess of $1.0 billion through the sale of common stock in a private placement in late 2009.  Led by a highly experienced and accomplished management team with a successful track record of operating large and complex financial institutions, NBH intends to become a publicly traded bank holding company.

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