VistaBank to Open Loan Production Office in Conway

September 6, 2008

AIKEN, SC –September 5, 2008 – VistaBank, with offices in Aiken and Columbia, announced this week their expansion into Horry County with the opening of a Loan Production Office in Conway at 1106 3rd Avenue.  The expansion will be led by Market President Richard Causey. “As a Conway native, I am extremely excited to be a part of a bank that truly understands community banking,” Causey stated.  “VistaBank’s tagline ‘Banking From Your Point of View’ sums up our commitment to the customer”, he continued.

Paul Dusenbury, President/CEO of VistaBank and long time banker in Horry County is proud to have a chance to serve the credit needs of the Conway area. “We have shareholders in the area and are excited about this opportunity.” Richard and I have been associated together for years, and he fits the needs of our company and its culture perfectly,” Dusenbury stated.

Randy L. Carmon, Executive Vice President/COO is excited about the future of VistaBank as it expands toward his home town where he previously worked as an executive with SunBank, N.A. in Murrells Inlet, Myrtle Beach and Georgetown. Carmon says, “A banking franchise with offices in Horry, Richland and Aiken counties offers VistaBank a unique opportunity to make a footprint the 2nd, 4th and 11th largest deposit markets in South Carolina.”

Vista, by definition, means “a pleasing view.” VistaBank offers personal and business banking services from the consumers’ point of view. By combining sophisticated products and services with a responsive, experienced staff, VistaBank is a true community bank looking after the personal and business financial well being of its customers.

Since its grand opening on January 22, 2008, VistaBank has been well-received with total assets exceeding $43 million, total loans over $22 million and total deposits over $28 million.