PrimeLending Announces Sponsorship of Top Golfer J.B. Holmes and Rising Golf Star Michael Kim

DALLAS (February 11, 2016) – National residential home loan lender PRIMELENDING, A PLAINSCAPITAL COMPANY® and subsidiary of Hilltop Holdings Inc. (NYSE: HTH), is proud to announce a two-year sponsorship agreement with PGA TOUR Professionals, J.B. Holmes and Michael Kim. The sponsorship will feature logo placement on apparel for both players.

“Golf is a game that calls for commitment, character and a relentless work ethic to excel at the highest level on and off the course,” said Todd Salmans, Chairman and CEO of PrimeLending. “We are excited to sponsor J.B. and Michael, both outstanding representatives of these values, and we anticipate a long and rewarding association.”

“I look forward to representing PrimeLending as I compete on golf’s biggest stage,” said J.B. Holmes. “I have been so impressed by the company’s commitment to making a positive impact on homebuyers they serve, and I’m proud to serve as their ambassador as I travel around the United States.”

“I’m a young guy just starting my career, so I am thrilled for the chance to align with such a respected and energetic brand,” said Michael Kim. “I’m looking forward to wearing their logo in what I hope will be my break-out year.”

Celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2016, PrimeLending has grown from a staff of 20 to more than 2,500 professionals. PrimeLending has more than 300 branches in 42 states and is licensed to originate and close home loans in all 50 states. Since 1986, the company has helped simplify the process of buying a home for more than 500,000 customers, delivering on its promise of Home Loans Made SimpleSM. For more information about home loans, please contact a PrimeLending loan officer at a local branch.

About J.B. Holmes

Holmes has won four PGA TOUR events and is currently 22nd in the Official World Golf Rankings. His 2015 season included a win at the Shell Houston Open, along with seven top-ten finishes and a 14th place in the FedExCup Standings. He has also represented the United States on the Ryder Cup and Presidents Cup teams. Most recently, Holmes finished tied for 6th place at both the 2016 Farmers Insurance Open© and the 2016 Waste Management Phoenix Open©.

Holmes had his 2011 season cut short when he was diagnosed with structural defects in the cerebellum and underwent brain surgery to repair Chiari malformations. Since then, he's been an advocate for the rare condition and is featured in a comic book designed to educate recently diagnosed patients.

About Michael Kim

Deemed as one of the top rookies heading into the season by, Michael Kim has quickly supported that recognition with made cuts in eight of his first nine events, including a 16th place finish at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. Prior to turning professional, Kim led the Cal Golden Bears to 12 stroke-play tournament victories during the 2012 – 2013 season, a modern-era single season record, en-route to being named national player of the year. He received numerous honors including the Haskins Award, Nicklaus Award, Golfstat Cup, and the Golfweek/Sagarin Player of the Year award.

About PrimeLending

PrimeLending, a PlainsCapital Company, is a national residential mortgage originator. In 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015, PrimeLending was listed as a top 10 mortgage lender in the nation in purchase units.* Offering fixed-rate, adjustable-rate, FHA, VA, USDA and jumbo home loans, refinancing, renovation and relocation programs, PrimeLending is authorized to make loans in 50 states and the District of Columbia. Founded in 1986, PrimeLending is a member of the PlainsCapital Corporation family of companies. PlainsCapital Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hilltop Holdings Inc. (NYSE: HTH). More information at /p>

* Ranked by Marketrac®for purchase units nationally for Jan.-Dec. 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.

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