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Florida Community Bank Raises Funds, Backpacks and Awareness on Behalf of National Foster Care Month

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FCB and its Associates Work Together to Further Companywide ‘Year of
the Child' Annual Initiative

As part of its annual philanthropic initiative, Year of the Child, which
is dedicated to helping improve the lives of children in the Florida
foster care system, Florida Community Bank (NYSE:FCB) announces its
month-long backpack drive and donation collection efforts in support of
National Foster Care Month.

Throughout the month of May, FCB's 50 banking centers statewide will
serve as collection points for new backpacks. At the end of the month,
backpacks will be donated to local organizations that support children
in foster care. In addition, FCB will activate its year-round Change
for Change
account, an employee-driven program used to raise money
for local organizations committed to supporting children in foster care.
Monies collected in May and throughout the year will be donated to
organizations at year-end.

On Wednesday, May 30th, FCB will also celebrate its fourth annual FCB
Blue Day
, inviting customers and members of the community to join
them at any FCB banking center for complimentary refreshments, goodies
and a touch of blue – the official designated color of foster care that
FCB team members will be wearing in support.

"FCB is proud to join with leading community organizations and our
associates in support of Florida children in foster care," said Kent
Ellert, President & CEO, Florida Community Bank. "Children represent the
future. For that reason, we have made it our mission through our Year
of the Child
platform to ensure that we do our part to continuously
help improve their lives so that they have every opportunity possible to
excel and thrive."

In 2015, FCB rolled out its "Year of the Child" company-wide
philanthropy initiative. Since then, FCB, its employees and customers
have raised nearly $100,000 to support Florida children in foster care
through the collection of backpacks, school supplies, sneakers, and
holiday toys; while its employees have collectively volunteered more
than 24,500 hours of their time. FCB was recognized by the American
Bankers Association (ABA) Foundation's 2017 Community Commitment Awards
for its "Year of the Child" initiative.

Those interested in supporting FCB's 2018 National Foster Care Month
efforts by making a backpack or Change for Change donation can
visit any FCB banking center and an associate will be happy to assist.
Backpacks and donations collected will be distributed to the following
community organizations: Brevard Family Partnership, ChildNet, Inc.,
Community Based Care of Central Florida, Community Partnership for
Children, Inc., Devereux Community Based Care of Okeechobee and the
Treasure Coast, Eckerd Kids, Friends of Foster Children Forever, Kids
Central, Inc., Our Kids of Miami-Dade/Monroe, Inc, Youth Haven and The
Sarasota Family YMCA/Safe Children Coalition.

About Florida Community Bank

Florida Community Bank, N.A., (NYSE:FCB) is the largest community
banking company and the second largest Florida-based independent bank,
and among the most highly capitalized banks in the state. Awarded a
five-star rating from Bauer Financial™, FCB assets are more than $11
billion, with capital ratios that exceed regulatory standards. Since its
founding in 2010, FCB has been steadfast in its commitment to delivering
personalized service, innovation, and products and services equal to
those offered by the national banks. Similarly, FCB recognizes the
importance of community, fostering a corporate culture that promotes
employee volunteerism at all levels, while supporting community-based
programs and partnerships that help promote greater financial
independence and improved quality of life for families. FCB serves
individuals, businesses and communities across the state with 50
full-service banking centers from east to west, and from Daytona Beach
to Miami-Dade. For more information, visit FloridaCommunityBank.com.
Equal Housing Lender, Member FDIC.

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