Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Capitol Bancorp Receives Approval to Consolidate Three Georgia Banks

/PRNewswire/ -- Capitol Bancorp Limited (NYSE:CBC) announced today that it has received regulatory and shareholder approval to consolidate Bank of Valdosta, Peoples State Bank and Sunrise Bank of Atlanta. Effective July 30, 2010, all three locations began operating as Sunrise Bank.

Capitol's Chairman and CEO Joseph D. Reid said, "To date, Capitol's consolidation strategy has resulted in a reduction of 34 bank charters into seven. These bank consolidations have positioned us to preserve core capital, strengthen operational efficiencies and enhance risk management oversight."

Leadership for the consolidated bank will be headed by Clinton Dunn, who will serve as the Chairman and CEO of the consolidated bank. Joining Dunn on the executive management team are Matt Stanaland, who will serve as President and Kay Howell, who will serve as the Market President of Jeffersonville.

"We will continue to provide the same great service that our customers have grown accustomed to. At Sunrise Bank, we remain committed to supporting our local communities through community involvement and local decisions," added Dunn.

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