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Investar Holding Corp (ISTR.OQ)

ISTR.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

William Hidalgo

68 2006 Chairman of the Board

John D'Angelo

55 2006 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Company and Bank.

Christopher Hufft

42 2015 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company and Bank

Dane Babin

39 2015 Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company and the Bank

Rachel Cherco

55 2015 Executive Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer, Treasurer of the Company; Executive Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer of the Company

Randolf Kassmeier

62 Executive Vice President, General Counsel of Company and Bank

Travis Lavergne

31 2013 Executive Vice President, Chief Credit Officer of the Bank

Ryan Finnan

40 2015 Executive Vice President and Consumer and Business Banking President of the Bank

Thomas Besselman

65 2006 Director

Gordon Joffrion

61 2006 Director

James Baker

60 2012 Independent Director

James Boyce

48 2011 Independent Director

Robert Boyce

62 2006 Independent Director

Robert Freeman

80 2011 Independent Director

David Lukinovich

55 2006 Independent Director

Suzanne Middleton

55 2006 Independent Director

Andrew Nelson

49 2009 Independent Director

Carl Schneider

51 2013 Independent Director

Frank Walker

54 2013 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

William Hidalgo

Mr. William H. Hidalgo, Sr., is Chairman of the Board of the Investar Holding Corp and Bank. Mr. Hidalgo, is the owner and managing member of Halimar Shipyard, LLC, a shipyard management company in Morgan City, Louisiana, and is an active marine consulting engineer. From May 1994 to October 2001, Mr. Hidalgo served as President and CEO of Conrad Industries, Inc. in Morgan City. As with a number of other directors, as a business owner, Mr. Hidalgo is able to add a borrower’s perspective to board discussions.

John D'Angelo

Mr. John J. D'Angelo is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Investar Holding Corp and Bank. Mr. D’Angelo has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company since our organization as a bank holding company in 2013. He has also served as the Bank’s President and Chief Executive Officer since its organization in 2006. Prior to the Bank’s organization, Mr. D’Angelo was manager of the private banking, small business banking, construction lending, brokerage and trust areas of Hibernia National Bank (the predecessor to Capital One, N.A.) for more than six years in the East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, market. From 1996 to 2005, Mr. D’Angelo was president and director of Aegis Lending Corporation, a company with lending operations in 46 states and the District of Columbia. As one of the founders of the Bank and its current Chief Executive Officer, Mr. D’Angelo has a detailed understanding of our history, current operations and future plans and strategies.

Christopher Hufft

Mr. Christopher L. Hufft has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of Investar Bank, a wholly owned subsidiary of Investar Holding Corporation. Prior to joining the Bank, Mr. Hufft joined the Bank in February 2014 as its Chief Accounting Officer. Prior to joining the Bank, Mr. Hufft served as the Vice President of Accounting at Amedisys, Inc., a publicly-traded home health and hospice company. Mr. Hufft, a licensed certified public accountant, also spent seven years in public accounting, serving both public and privately-held clients in the banking, healthcare and manufacturing sectors

Dane Babin

Mr. Dane M. Babin is Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer of the Company and Investar Bank, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company. Mr. Babin has over 20 years of banking experience and joined Investar Bank as Operations Manager in July 2015 after serving as Chief Information Officer for Business First Bank in Baton Rouge, Louisiana from March 2008 to July 2015. Mr. Babin will serve as the Company’s principal operating officer as of the effective time of his appointment as Chief Operations Officer.

Rachel Cherco

Ms. Rachel P. Cherco is Executive Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer, Treasurer of the Company & Executive Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer of Bank. She was Chief Financial Officer of Investar Holding Corp and the bank. Ms. Cherco has served as Cashier and Chief Financial Officer of the Bank since 2006. Prior to that time, Ms. Cherco was the Chief Financial Officer of United Community Bank from its chartering in 1998 until 2005.

Randolf Kassmeier

Mr. Randolf F. Kassmeier is Executive Vice President, General Counsel of Investar Holding Corp and Bank. From 1990 to 2006, he serves as the Executive Vice President and General Counsel of the Bank. From 1990 to 2006, he was Associate General Counsel and Senior Vice President for Hibernia National Bank, New Orleans, Louisiana. Following his employment at Hibernia National Bank, Mr. Kassmeier practiced law in New Orleans, advising several community banks. .

Travis Lavergne

Mr. Travis M. Lavergne is Executive Vice President, Chief Credit Officer of the Bank, a subsidiary of the Investar Holding Corp. Mr. Lavergne has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer since March 2013. He joined the Bank in July 2012 as our Chief Risk Management Officer, which position he still holds. Prior to joining the Bank, Mr. Lavergne was a Senior Examiner at the Louisiana Office of Financial Institutions from September 2005 to July 2012. As an examiner, he primarily conducted safety and soundness examinations of Louisiana-chartered banks and bank holding companies located in the Baton Rouge region.

Ryan Finnan

Mr. Ryan P. Finnan is Executive Vice President and Consumer and Business Banking President of the Bank, a subsidiary of the Investar Holding Corp. He was Chief Operating Officer of the Bank, a subsidiary of the Investar Holding Corp. From 2008 to 2009, he has served as Chief Operations Officer of the Bank. From 2008 to 2009, he served as our Consumer Lending Manager. Prior to joining the Bank, Mr. Finnan was employed by Hibernia National Bank/Capital One as its Indirect Servicing Manager from 2005 through 2007.

Thomas Besselman

Mr. Thomas C. Besselman, Sr., is Director of the Investar Holding Corp and the bank. Since 1971, Mr. Besselman has been a licensed Health, Life and Accident Insurance Professional. He is the former owner of The Besselman & Little Agency, L.L.C. in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, which he sold in April 2012. Mr. Besselman has also been the owner of H. R. Solutions, L.L.C., which provides the Bank’s payroll processing services, since June 2006. As a business owner, Mr. Besselman is able to add a borrower’s perspective to board discussions.

Gordon Joffrion

Mr. Gordon H. Joffrion, III, is Director of the company and bank. Mr. Joffrion has been a licensed general contractor since 1979. Since 2006, he has been the General Manager of Joffrion Construction, Inc. in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

James Baker

Mr. James M. Baker is Independent Director of the Investar Holding Corp and bank. Since 1999, Mr. Baker has been the President and CEO of TOPCOR Companies, LLC, a consolidated group of 12 specialty contracting firms servicing the infrastructure and industrial markets, with offices in Houston, Texas, Lake Charles and Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Augusta, Georgia and Tampa, Florida.

James Boyce

James H. Boyce, III, is Independent Director of the Investar Holding Corp and the bank. For over 19 years, Mr. Boyce has owned several convenience stores and three consumer loan and sub-prime auto lending companies in Ascension Parish, Louisiana. Consumer loans comprise a significant portion of our lending activities, and Mr. Boyce’s ownership of consumer loan companies allows him to provide sound advice regarding this aspect of our operations. In addition, being located in Ascension Parish, Louisiana.

Robert Boyce

Mr. Robert M. Boyce, Sr., is Independent Director of the company and the Bank. Since 1975, Mr. Boyce is retired, having recently sold his interest in Louisiana Machinery Company, L.L.C., a Caterpillar distributor located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. From 1975 until August 2014, Mr. Boyce was an owner and officer of Louisiana Machinery Co., L.L.C.

Robert Freeman

Judge Robert L. Freeman is Independent Director of the Investar Holding Corp and bank. From 1968-80, Judge Freeman is retired. From 1968 until 1980, Judge Freeman was a member of the Louisiana House of Representatives, and from 1980 to 1988 he served as the Lieutenant Governor of Louisiana. From 1990 to 1996, he was a judge in Iberville Parish, Louisiana. Judge Freeman is qualified to serve on our board on account of his broad experience in leadership positions, as well as his active involvement in civic endeavors in the Baton Rouge area.

David Lukinovich

Mr. David J. Lukinovich is Independent Director of the Investar Holding Corp and bank. Mr. Lukinovich is a board certified tax attorney and a board certified estate planning and administration attorney. He has been president of his law firm, David J. Lukinovich, APLC, since 1995. Mr. Lukinovich’s extensive knowledge of tax matters provides the board with valuable insight regarding the tax implications of our strategies.

Suzanne Middleton

Suzanne O. Middleton is Independent Director of the Investar Holding Corp and bank. Ms. Middleton is the Chief Financial Officer of Credit One, LLC, a debt buying and collection company based in Metairie, Louisiana. She has held such position since April 1999. As a chief financial officer, Ms. Middleton is able to use her understanding of financial and accounting matters to help us shape our business plans.

Andrew Nelson

Dr. Andrew C. Nelson, M.D, is Independent Director of the Investar Holding Corp and bank. . Dr. Nelson is a board certified gastroenterologist. He has been a practicing partner with Gastroenterology Associates in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, since 1997.

Carl Schneider

Mr. Carl R. Schneider, Jr., is Independent Director of the Investar Holding Corp and bank. Mr. Schneider has served as the Chief Information Officer of Gray and Company, Inc., the parent entity of multiple companies that engage in oil and gas exploration, property and casualty insurance and property management, among other activities, headquartered in Metairie, Louisiana. Since February 2014, he has also served as the presiding manager of Denkmann Interests, a collection of privately-held businesses headquartered in Flowood, Mississippi, that engage in land management, forestry, commercial real estate and oil and gas production. Mr. Schneider is also an adjunct instructor at the College of Business at Southeastern Louisiana University and serves on a number of non-profit boards.

Frank Walker

Mr. Frank L. Walker is Independent Director of the Investar Holding Corp. Mr. Walker has been the Chief Financial Officer of JP Oil Holdings, LLC since 1996. JP Oil Holdings, headquartered in Lafayette, Louisiana, is an oil and gas exploration and production company operating nearly 200 active wells across several states.