Portrait of Kimberly FlyGREENVILLE, S.C.– The Palmetto Bank, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Palmetto Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLMT), announced that Kimberly Fly has been hired as of August 1 as Commercial Regional Executive of its Spartanburg region in South Carolina. Ms. Fly has over nineteen years of banking experience and most recently held a senior commercial banking position for a large regional bank in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

Ms. Fly obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Management and Accounting from Clemson University where she graduated Summa Cum Laude. She is a current or previous board member of multiple community and civic organizations including the United Way of SC, United Way of the Piedmont, Spartanburg Regional Hospital Heart Board, Spartanburg Area Conservancy (SPACE), Clemson University Alumni National Council and Clemson Women’s Advisory Council.

Coleman Kirven, Commercial Banking Executive at The Palmetto Bank, said, “Kimberly is an experienced and proven banker with a deep understanding of the Spartanburg and Cherokee county markets. As our Commercial Regional Executive she will provide responsive service and innovative solutions to our business clients.”

Ms. Fly stated, “I look forward to the opportunity to help build on The Palmetto Bank’s history of community banking and to continue its growth throughout Spartanburg and the surrounding area. As a Spartanburg native I have enjoyed serving this community and I am eager to continue this service with The Palmetto Bank.”

About The Palmetto Bank:
Headquartered in Greenville, South Carolina, The Palmetto Bank is a 106-year old state-chartered community bank and is the third largest banking institution headquartered in South Carolina. The Palmetto Bank has assets of $1.1 billion and serves the Upstate through 25 branch locations in nine counties of the Upstate of South Carolina, as well as 24/7/365 service through online and mobile banking and ATMs. The Bank has a unique understanding of the Upstate market and delivers local decision making with greater responsiveness to clients. Through its Retail, Commercial and Wealth Management lines of business, the Bank specializes in providing financial solutions to consumers and small to mid-size businesses with deposit and cash management products, loans (including consumer, Small Business Administration, commercial, corporate, mortgage, credit card and automobile), lines of credit, trust, brokerage, private banking, financial planning and insurance. Recently recognized by several international publications for innovative client solutions, the Bank provides technology solutions that improve the client experience by providing clients the ability to bank whenever they want, wherever they want. Additional information may be found at the Bank’s website at palmettobank.com or on Facebook.