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Lakeland Financial Corp (LKFN.OQ)

LKFN.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Michael Kubacki

67 2016 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

David Findlay

57 2016 President, Chief Executive Officer, Independent Director

Lisa O'Neill

51 2019 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Kristin Pruitt

47 2017 Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer, General Counsel

Kevin Deardorff

57 2001 Executive Vice President

Eric Ottinger

48 2011 Executive Vice President, Head of Commercial Banking Department

Brok Lahrman

32 2019 Senior Vice President - Finance, Chief Accounting Officer

M. Scott Welch

59 2012 Lead Independent Director

Blake Augsburger

55 2011 Independent Director

Robert Bartels

54 2002 Independent Director

Darrianne Christian

47 2018 Independent Director

Daniel Evans

69 2010 Independent Director

Thomas Hiatt

71 2007 Independent Director

Emily Pichon

55 2002 Independent Director

Steven Ross

64 2000 Independent Director

Brian Smith

54 2011 Independent Director

Bradley Toothaker

50 2011 Independent Director

Ronald Truex

68 2010 Independent Director

Tina Rensberger

2017 IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Michael Kubacki

Mr. Michael L. Kubacki is Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Lakeland Financial Corporation. Mr. Kubacki presently serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Lakeland Financial and Lake City Bank. In April 2016, Mr. Kubacki retired from his full-time executive officer position as Executive Chairman of Lakeland Financial and Lake City Bank and, if re-elected, will remain Chairman of the Board. Mr. Kubacki also served as Chief Executive Officer of Lakeland Financial and Lake City Bank from 1998 to 2014 and as President from 1998 to 2010. Prior to joining Lakeland Financial in 1998, Mr. Kubacki served as Executive Vice President of The Northern Trust Bank of California, N.A. We consider Mr. Kubacki to be a qualified candidate for service on the Board due to his intimate familiarity with Lakeland Financial’s operations that he acquired as its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer and his skills and experience in the financial services industry.

David Findlay

Mr. David M. Findlay is President, Chief Executive Officer, Independent Director of Lakeland Financial Corporation. Mr. Findlay presently serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Lakeland Financial and Lake City Bank. Mr. Findlay also served as President and Chief Financial Officer from 2010-2014 and Chief Financial Officer from 2000-2010. Prior to joining Lakeland Financial in September of 2000, Mr. Findlay served as the Chief Financial Officer of Quality Dining, Inc., then a publicly traded company with its headquarters in South Bend, Indiana. Prior to that, he served in various capacities with The Northern Trust Company in Chicago. We consider Mr. Findlay to be qualified to serve on the Board due to his familiarity with Lakeland Financial’s operations he has acquired as its President and Chief Financial Officer, his experience in the financial services industry and his prior experience as the chief financial officer of a publicly traded company.

Lisa O'Neill

Ms. Lisa M. O'Neill is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company. Ms. O'Neill presently serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Lakeland Financial Corporation and Lake City Bank, a position she has held since April 2014. Prior to that, Ms. O’Neill served as Chief Financial Officer of Bank First National Corporation located in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, from 2007-2014. From 1999-2006, Ms. O’Neill was the Controller of Private Bancorp, Inc. Prior to 1999, Ms. O’Neill was with Arthur Andersen in its financial institutions group audit practice since 1989.

Kristin Pruitt

Ms. Kristin L. Pruitt is Senior Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel of Lakeland Financial Corporation. Ms. Pruitt presently serves as an Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel of Lakeland Financial, a position she has held since 2017. Ms. Pruitt served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel since 2014. She joined Lakeland Financial in 2008 as Senior Vice President and General Counsel. Before joining Lake City Bank, she served as Assistant General Counsel at 1st Source Bank in South Bend, Indiana since 2004. Prior to 2004, Ms. Pruitt was associated with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP’s Washington DC office as an attorney since 1999.

Kevin Deardorff

Mr. Kevin L. Deardorff is Executive Vice President of Lakeland Financial Corporation. He has served as an officer of Lake City Bank since 1990.

Eric Ottinger

Mr. Eric H. Ottinger is Executive Vice President, Head of Commercial Banking Department of Lakeland Financial Corporation. He joined Lake City Bank in April 1999 as Vice President, Commercial Loan Officer. In April 2002, he was promoted to Commercial East Regional Manager. In April 2009, he was promoted to head of our Wealth Advisory Group. Prior to joining Lake City Bank, Mr. Ottinger was a commercial lending officer at another bank since 1993.

Brok Lahrman

Mr. Brok A. Lahrman is Senior Vice President - Finance, Chief Accounting Officer of the Company. He served as a Senior Manager with BKD, LLP from January 2009 to March 2019, where he worked on audits of financial institutions and other firm-wide initiatives related to financial institutions. Mr. Lahrman is a certified public accountant.

M. Scott Welch

Mr. M. Scott Welch is Lead Independent Director of Lakeland Financial Corporation. He is the Chief Executive Officer of Welch Packaging Group, Inc., which is primarily engaged in producing industrial and point of purchase packaging and is headquartered in Elkhart, Indiana. In addition, Mr. Welch is a member of the board of Patrick Industries, Inc. We consider Mr. Welch to be a qualified candidate for service on the Board, as well as the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, due to his skills and expertise in the manufacturing industry and his past experience with growing and leading organizations.

Blake Augsburger

Mr. Blake W. Augsburger is an Independent Director of Lakeland Financial Corporation. He is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of LEA Professional, which designs and manufactures audio amplifiers for the professional audio markets. He is the former Executive Vice President and America’s Country Manager for Harman International Industries, Incorporated, a Fortune 500 company that designs and manufactures audio and infotainment products and systems. He also served for ten years as the President of the Harman Professional Division, which is based in Northridge, California. We consider Mr. Augsburger to be a qualified candidate for service on the Board, as well as both the Nominating and Corporate Governance and Compensation Committee, due to his leadership skills and expertise developed as a former executive of a large, complex public company.

Robert Bartels

Mr. Robert E. Bartels, Jr., is an Independent Director of Lakeland Financial Corporation. He is the former President and Chief Executive Officer of Martin’s Supermarkets, Inc., a regional supermarket chain headquartered in South Bend, Indiana. We consider Mr. Bartels to be a qualified candidate for service on the Board, as well as the Audit Committee and the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, due to his skills and expertise acquired as the former leader of a successful business that is prominent in many of our markets.

Darrianne Christian

Ms. Darrianne P. Christian is Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Christian is currently involved with leading strategic initiatives for BCforward, a global information technology consulting and workforce fulfillment firm founded by Ms. Christian and her husband, Justin Christian, in 1998. Previously, Ms. Christian was a program manager and an IT consultant from 1995-2003, and was an officer with the Central Intelligence Agency from 1990-1995. In addition, Ms. Christian is a board member of Newfields (formerly the Indianapolis Museum of Art), the Central Indiana Community Foundation, and the Eskenazi Foundation. Ms. Christian also works closely with the Justin and Darrianne Christian Center for Diversity and Inclusion at DePauw University. We consider Ms. Christian to be qualified to serve on the Board due to her personal and professional engagement with several prominent nonprofits located in Indianapolis and her professional experience in the technology sector, which we believe will be valuable as we work to ensure that we remain innovative in providing technology-driven solutions to our clients.

Daniel Evans

Mr. Daniel F. Evans, Jr., is an Independent Director of Lakeland Financial Corporation. He served as the Chief Executive Officer of Indiana University Health, a large, statewide health care and hospital system headquartered in Indianapolis until May 1, 2016 and is currently President Emeritus. Mr. Evans is Executive Chair of the Indiana Biosciences Research Institute, Inc. Mr. Evans is on the faculty of the IU Medical School and the IU McKinney Law School. Mr. Evans also has strong banking experience, having served as the Chairman of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Indianapolis from 1987-1990 and as the chairman of the Federal Housing Finance Board, the regulator of the Federal Home Loan Banks, from 1990-1993. We consider Mr. Evans to be qualified to serve on the Board, as well as the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, due to his experience managing a large organization, his experience in the banking industry and his knowledge of the Indianapolis market as we look to continue to expand our presence in Indianapolis.

Thomas Hiatt

Mr. Thomas A. Hiatt is an Independent Director of Lakeland Financial Corporation. He was a Founding Partner of Centerfield Capital Partners, an investment firm that provides private equity and mezzanine debt to middle-market companies, headquartered in Indianapolis, until his retirement on June 1, 2017. In addition, Mr. Hiatt serves as Chair of the Board of Governors of Newfields (formerly the Indianapolis Museum of Art) and on several other corporate and nonprofit boards of directors. We consider Mr. Hiatt to be a qualified candidate for service on the Board, as well as the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and Compensation Committee, due to his business and financial expertise acquired as the founding partner and manager of one of the largest private equity funds based in Indiana, and his knowledge of, and prominence in, the Indianapolis market.

Emily Pichon

Ms. Emily Ethel Pichon is an Independent Director of Lakeland Financial Corporation. She is the Chairman of ExTech Plastics, Inc., an extruder of plastic sheet, and an officer and director of the Olive B. Cole Foundation, the M E Raker Foundation, the Questa Educational Foundation, Inc. and the Howard P. Arnold Foundation, Inc., each a private charitable foundation focused on northeast Indiana education, economic development and conservation based in Fort Wayne, Indiana. We consider Ms. Pichon to be qualified to serve on the Board, as well as the Audit Committee and the Compensation Committee, due to her experience with several prominent charitable foundations located in Fort Wayne and her education and training as an attorney.

Steven Ross

Mr. Steven D. Ross is an Independent Director of Lakeland Financial Corporation. Mr. Ross is the former President of Heartland Coffee Company, a regional coffee and beverage service company, based in Warsaw, Indiana. Mr. Ross is also the former President of Bertsch Services, Inc., a regional food service and vending company, that was based in Warsaw, Indiana prior to its sale. We consider Mr. Ross to be a qualified candidate for service on the Board, as well as the Audit Committee, due to his skills and expertise acquired as president of a successful business in Kosciusko County and his knowledge of the business community in this region.

Brian Smith

Mr. Brian J. Smith is an Independent Director of Lakeland Financial Corporation. Mr. Smith is co-Chief Executive Officer of Heritage Financial Group, Inc., a real estate investment and management and consumer finance company based in Elkhart, Indiana. We consider Mr. Smith to be a qualified candidate for service on the Board, due to his expertise in the manufactured housing and consumer finance industries, which is a significant industry in northern Indiana, and his knowledge of, and prominence in, the Elkhart market. Additionally, Mr. Smith has a strong financial background as a certified public accountant, which adds meaningful expertise to the Audit Committee.

Bradley Toothaker

Mr. Bradley J. Toothaker is an Independent Director of Lakeland Financial Corporation. Mr. Toothaker is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Bradley Company, a large Midwest-based, full-service real estate company. We consider Mr. Toothaker to be a qualified candidate for service on the Board due to his extensive knowledge of the real estate sector in our region and his knowledge of the Northern Indiana market.

Ronald Truex

Mr. Ronald D. Truex is an Independent Director of Lakeland Financial Corporation. Mr. Truex is the President of Creighton Brothers, LLC, a diversified agribusiness company focused on egg and grain production, headquartered in Warsaw, Indiana. We consider Mr. Truex to be a qualified candidate for service on the Board due to his skills and expertise in the agricultural industry and his knowledge of the agricultural communities in many of our markets.

Tina Rensberger

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