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May 7, 2012

Dunklin brings experience, leadership to Hancock Bank in Montgomery
New regional commercial banking manager has strong roots in Central Alabama

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (May 7, 2012) — Jim Dunklin, an experienced business leader in the central Alabama marketplace, has joined Hancock Bank as Commercial Area Manager for the Montgomery, Prattville and Greenville region. He has been a recognized advocate for community growth and opportunity for 30 years and brings a wealth of commercial banking expertise to the 113-year-old Gulf South financial institution.

Jim Dunklin
Jim Dunklin
Commercial Area Manager

"Jim Dunklin is uniquely qualified to manage our commercial banking business in the central Alabama region as both a veteran financial leader and a business owner," said Hancock Bank Alabama Regional President Robbie Baker. "He understands what it takes to run a successful business, and he is a talented banker committed to serving other businesspeople in the region. We are very excited to have him join our team."

Dunklin began his career as a commercial loan officer before leading the marketing efforts of a national architectural manufacturing company. Later, he owned and managed his own private commercial supply and general hardware business for 10 years before reentering the financial services industry as a regional president, chief executive officer, and executive regional president, respectively, for three banks in Central Alabama.

Managing banks at the highest levels during the past nine years has complemented Dunklin's insights as a business owner and market leader.

"As the area manager for Hancock Bank's central Alabama commercial banking group, I look forward to partnering with our local bankers and customers and using my experience as a business owner and a commercial banker to help local businesses achieve their financial goals with products and services best suited to their needs," said Dunklin.

Dunklin holds a bachelor's degree in psychology from The University of Alabama and a Master of Business Administration degree from Vanderbilt University.

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