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Cadence Bank’s Mario Hilliard Joins Savannah, Georgia Market as First Vice President and Commercial Lender

ATLANTA, December 7, 2021 – Cadence Bank (NYSE: CADE) today announced that Mario Hilliard, first vice president and commercial lender, will join the bank’s Savannah, Georgia market.

Hilliard will support Yvonne Davis, senior vice president and regional president of East Georgia and the Savannah team, by helping implement strategies to enhance the team’s business portfolio and provide clients with productive and innovative financial support.

“Mario is a seasoned banker with demonstrated skills as a proven leader,” said Davis. “We are fortunate to have his knowledge and support that will position our clients for success and help our communities thrive and prosper.”

Hilliard has over 15 years of banking experience with BancorpSouth Bank (BXS), which announced the closing of its merger with legacy Cadence Bancorporation on October 29, 2021, in which Cadence Bancorporation merged into BancorpSouth Bank, with BancorpSouth as the surviving company.

Prior to his new role, Hilliard was the first vice president and relationship manager in Little Rock, Arkansas, where he was responsible for developing new and existing client relationships, as well as actively mentoring and developing junior commercial loan officers and portfolio managers.

“I’m looking forward to getting involved in Savannah and to providing excellent client service to our customers through sound advice and innovative financial solutions,” said Hilliard.

Hilliard is an active community advocate. Prior to moving to Savannah, he served as a board member for Positive Atmosphere Reaches Kids - P.A.R.K. and a central region board member at Junior Achievement of Arkansas.

Hilliard earned a bachelor’s degree in banking and finance from the University of Mississippi and is a graduate from the Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University.


About Cadence Bank 

Cadence Bank (NYSE: CADE) is a leading regional banking franchise with $47.8 billion in assets* and more than 400 locations across the South, Midwest and Texas. Cadence provides consumers, businesses and corporations with a full range of innovative banking and financial solutions. Services and products include consumer banking, consumer loans, mortgages, home equity lines and loans, credit cards, commercial and business banking, treasury management, specialized lending, asset-based lending, commercial real estate, equipment financing, correspondent banking, SBA lending, foreign exchange, wealth management, investment and trust services, financial planning, retirement plan management, and personal and business insurance. Cadence is committed to a culture of respect, diversity and inclusion in both its workplace and communities. Cadence Bank, Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender. NMLS 410279.

*Based on estimated earnings results of the combined bank for quarter ended September 30, 2021 and does not include purchase accounting merger adjustments.


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Danielle Kernell
Cadence Bank
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Sheena Cochran
Cadence Bank
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