North State Bank Promotes Chief Credit Officer Hedges To Executive Vice President

Raleigh native has served North State Bank since 2007 in roles of increasing responsibility and leadership.

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Jan 04, 2016, 10:04 ET from North State Bank

RALEIGH, N.C., Jan. 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Chief Credit Officer Brian S. Hedges has been promoted to executive vice president for North State Bank, announced Larry D. Barbour, president and CEO of North State Bank.

"Brian has served as chief credit officer for North State Bank since 2011," said Barbour. "Over the years, Brian has excelled in this role, continually going above and beyond in serving the Bank and his co-workers. I am pleased to recognize Brian's hard work with this well-deserved promotion."

A native of Raleigh, North Carolina, Hedges graduated from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, and became a certified public accountant. Prior to joining North State Bank in 2007, he was senior construction lending officer for Stock Building Supply. He came to North State as a vice president and commercial banker, later serving as senior vice president and credit administration officer, then chief credit officer. He is a past member of the board of directors for the local chapter of the Risk Management Association.

"Developing and supporting the credit culture at North State Bank has been both challenging and fulfilling," commented Hedges. "We weathered the recession, learning a lot about ourselves and our customers. I work with a team of talented people, which makes this leadership role a pleasure. I look forward to continuing to grow and develop not only my team, but also myself, in the years ahead."

Founded in 2000, North State Bank is a full-service community bank serving Wake and New Hanover counties through seven full-service offices.

This news release may contain forward-looking statements. Actual results might differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements for various reasons, including our ability to manage growth, changes in real estate values and the real estate market, regulatory changes and increased deposit insurance assessments, economic conditions, changes in interest rates, substantial changes in financial markets, loss of deposits and loan demand to other savings and financial institutions and our limited operating history.

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