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RELYANCE BANK, N.A. CELEBRATES 50TH ANNIVERSARY


PINE BLUFF, AR (February 5, 2015) – Chuck Morgan, President and CEO of Relyance Bank, N.A. announces that February 11, 2015, will mark the 50th anniversary of Relyance Bank.


Mr. Morgan states that "On this date in 1965, local investors organized what was originally known as Pine Bluff National Bank. These local businessmen displayed vision and successfully directed the bank's efforts through its infancy".


The bank's initial operations were located near the heart of Pine Bluff in a former medical office building on Cherry Street. Today the bank is known as Relyance Bank and has fourteen locations throughout central and southeast Arkansas with assets of over $500 million.


Mr. Morgan continues to say that "This milestone indicates that we are now 50 years strong and are excited about our plans for continued growth within these growing markets. We are proud to have a strong culture of customer service and community support. As we've expanded our footprint, we look forward to carrying this culture into new markets. Relyance Bank has always been and will always be a strong community partner. We would like to thank those customers that have been our partner over the years and we welcome the opportunity to build many new partnerships as we grow."


RELYANCE BANK, N.A. AND JEFFERSON BANCSHARES, INC.

ADD DIRECTORS


PINE BLUFF, AR (October 15, 2014) – Chuck Morgan, President and CEO of Relyance Bank, and John Garrison, Chairman of Jefferson Bancshares, Inc. announce the addition of three new Directors, Mr. David Ferrell, Mr. Marshall Kelley and Mr. Thomas Murchison, III. Regarding the addition, Mr. Morgan states that, "All three gentlemen are successful business leaders and respected in their communities. Their diverse business experiences will enhance the strength of our boards and we are honored to have them."


Mr. David Ferrell and his wife, Suzanne, own and operate Hunter's Refuge in White Hall, AR and he is also a real estate broker with Ferrell Realty. Mr. Ferrell is a Deacon at Bethany Missionary Baptist Church. He is a proud supporter of White Hall Schools and athletics. He is an avid sponsor of Ducks Unlimited and the National Rifle Association.


Mr. Marshall Kelley, a licensed mortician, is the operational manager of Brown Funeral Homes located in Pine Bluff, Fordyce and Dumas, AR. He is a volunteer with the Jefferson Hospital Association, Belair Middle School, Elks Lodge and Haygood Lodge.


Mr. Thomas Murchison, III, is involved in various business ventures such as North Little Rock Jet, Mid-South Farming and the Arkansas Big Buck Classic. He serves on the board of England Liquid Fertilizer and various charitable organizations.