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Greater Gwinnett Championship Secures New Sponsorship

28 Oct, 2013


State Bank & Trust Company Named Official Bank

The Greater Gwinnett Championship Presented by Mitsubishi Electric Cooling & Heating, Atlanta's second year event on the PGA TOUR's Champions Tour, has announced that State Bank & Trust Company has signed a three year agreement to be the tournament's official bank.  In addition, State Bank will be the title sponsor of both the pro-am event taking place on Wednesday and Thursday, as well as the Kickoff Party taking place on Tuesday evening; the State Bank Pro-Am and State Bank Kickoff Party respectively.  

“We welcome State Bank & Trust Company as one of our official partners of the Greater Gwinnett Championship,” said tournament executive director, Stan Hall.  “We look forward to bringing their brand to life through their title sponsorship of both the pro-am and Kickoff Party.”  

“We are proud to align ourselves with the Greater Gwinnett Championship as the official bank of the tournament,” said Mike Sims, Senior Banking Officer for State Bank. “We believe this is a great opportunity to showcase the State Bank brand to tournament sponsors, spectators and volunteers while giving back to the communities we serve.”  

About the Greater Gwinnett Championship: The Greater Gwinnett Championship Presented by Mitsubishi Electric Cooling & Heating is an official event on the PGA TOUR's Champions Tour. This 54-hole stroke play golf tournament features 81 Champions Tour professionals competing for a $1.8 million purse on April 14-20, 2014 at the prestigious TPC Sugarloaf in Duluth, GA. All three official rounds will be nationally televised on the Golf Channel. The 2014 benefitting charities are Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Georgia Gwinnett College Foundation, and Gwinnett Medical Center Foundation.  

About State Bank Financial Corporation and State Bank and Trust Company: State Bank Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: STBZ) is the holding company for State Bank and Trust Company, one of Georgia's best-capitalized banks, with approximately $2.5 billion in assets as of September 30, 2013. State Bank has locations in Metro Atlanta and Middle Georgia. To learn more about State Bank, visit www.stateBT.com.  

About the Champions Tour: Collectively, the Champions Tour has the most recognizable and accomplished players in the game with many of its 32 members of the World Golf Hall of Fame competing regularly in its events and numerous other major championship winners among its members. The Champions Tour is a membership organization of professional golfers age 50 and older. Conceived in 1980 as the Senior PGA Tour, it started with just four events and purses totaling $475,000. The Champions Tour's primary purpose is to provide financial opportunities for its players, entertain and inspire its fans, deliver substantial value to its partners, create outlets for volunteers to give back, protect the integrity of the game and generate significant charitable and economic impact in communities in which it plays. In 2012, tournaments on all five Tours (PGA TOUR, Champions Tour, Web.com Tour, PGA TOUR Latinoamerica, PGA TOUR Canada) generated more than $130 million for local charitable organizations, bringing the TOUR's all-time total of charitable contributions to more than $1.85 billion.   

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