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Lakeland Financial Corp (LKFN.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Michael Kubacki

65 2016 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

David Findlay

55 2016 President, Chief Executive Officer, Independent Director

Lisa O'Neill

49 2014 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Kristin Pruitt

44 2014 Executive Vice President, General Counsel

Kevin Deardorff

55 2001 Executive Vice President

Eric Ottinger

46 2011 Executive Vice President, Head of Commercial Banking Department

Sarah Earls

34 2017 Senior Vice President, Principal Accounting Officer, Controller

M. Scott Welch

57 2012 Lead Independent Director

Blake Augsburger

53 2011 Independent Director

Robert Bartels

52 2002 Independent Director

Daniel Evans

67 2010 Independent Director

Thomas Hiatt

69 2007 Independent Director

Emily Pichon

53 2002 Independent Director

Steven Ross

62 2000 Independent Director

Brian Smith

52 2011 Independent Director

Bradley Toothaker

48 2011 Independent Director

Ronald Truex

66 2010 Independent Director

Joseph Hurley

2016 IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Michael Kubacki

Mr. Michael L. Kubacki is Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Lakeland Financial Corporation. He retired on April 2016 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 the intimate familiarity with Lakeland Financial's operations he has acquired as its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer and his skills and experience in the financial services industry.

David Findlay

Mr. David M. is President, Chief Executive Officer, Independent Director of Lakeland Financial Corporation. He 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, Illinois. We consider Mr. Findlay to be qualified to serve on the Board due to the 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. She 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, General Counsel of Lakeland Financial Corporation. 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.

Sarah Earls

Ms. Sarah J. Earls is Senior Vice President, Principal Accounting Officer, Controller of the Company. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Earls served as Director of Finance and Compliance at Micropulse Inc., a privately held medical device manufacturer based in Indiana, since April 2015, as the Controller of Three Rivers Federal Credit Union from February 2014 to March 2015, as Vice President and Controller of Tower Financial Corporation, which was a publicly traded bank holding company based in Indiana, from March 2007 to February 2014, and as an auditor with BKD, LLP from August 2003 to March 2007, where she worked on audits of financial institutions. Ms. Earls 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. We consider Mr. Welch 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 in the manufacturing industry and his past experience with growing organizations.

Blake Augsburger

Mr. Blake W. Augsburger is an Independent Director of Lakeland Financial Corporation. He is retired. 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 as an executive of a large, complex public company.

Robert Bartels

Mr. Robert E. Bartels, Jr., is an Independent Director of Lakeland Financial Corporation. He is 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 leader of a successful business that is prominent in many of our markets.

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, Indiana until May 1, 2016 and is currently President Emeritus. In addition, Mr. Evans is an attorney with private practice and governmental relations experience. 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 expand our presence in Indianapolis.

Thomas Hiatt

Mr. Thomas A. Hiatt is an Independent Director of Lakeland Financial Corporation. He is Managing Director and Founding Partner of Centerfield Capital Partners, an investment firm that provides private equity and mezzanine debt to middle-market companies, headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. We consider Mr. Hiatt to be a qualified candidate for service on the Board, as well as the Nominating and Corporate Governance 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 E. 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 and the M E Raker Foundation, 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 two 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. He 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. He 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. He 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.

Ronald Truex

Mr. Ronald D. Truex is an Independent Director of Lakeland Financial Corporation. He 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.

Joseph Hurley