PrimeLending Names Joe Thompson Regional Manager for South Texas

Dallas (December 15, 2017) – Top 10 national lender, PrimeLending, a PlainsCapital Company, is proud to announce the promotion of Joe Thompson to Senior Vice President and Regional Manager of the South Texas region, which includes the greater Houston, Austin and San Antonio markets.

"Joe epitomizes the high personal character, team-first attitude and relentless drive to succeed we value most at PrimeLending," said Al Velasco, Executive Vice President, Western Division for PrimeLending. "When Hurricane Harvey wreaked havoc on the lives of our customers and employees this year, Joe confidently led our boots on the ground recovery efforts to support our Houston-area customers, employees and neighbors with tireless energy, quick decision making and compassion."

As Regional Manager, Thompson is responsible for all production activities in South Texas, as well as growing market share through opening new branches in high growth communities in the region.

With more than 14 years of mortgage industry experience, Thompson joined PrimeLending in 2015 as the area manager for the Houston/Southeast Texas area. In 2017 Thompson began serving as the President of the Houston Mortgage Bankers Association, an organization dedicated to perpetuating the highest professional and ethical standards and representing the interests of the Houston real estate finance industry. In this role, Thompson leads local industry advocacy and outreach programs focused on educating the public on the benefits of homeownership.

Thompson holds a degree in Economics/Managerial Studies/Sport Management from Rice University. While in college Thompson was a proud member of the Rice Owls football team from 1998-2001, and won both the James W. Glanville award for athletics, academics, & integrity, and the Jess Neely Defensive Player Award.

About PrimeLending

PrimeLending, a PlainsCapital Company, is a national residential mortgage originator. Since 2012, PrimeLending has been 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 and relocation programs, PrimeLending is authorized to make loans in 50 states and the District of Columbia. Founded in 1986, PrimeLending is a wholly owned subsidiary of PlainsCapital Bank, which in turn is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hilltop Holdings Inc. (NYSE: HTH). More information at Equal Housing Lender.

* Ranked by Marketrac® for purchase units nationally for Jan.-Dec. 2012-2016.

All loans subject to credit approval. Rates and fees subject to change. Mortgage financing provided by PrimeLending, a PlainsCapital Company. Equal Housing Lender. © 2017 PrimeLending, a PlainsCapital Company. (NMLS: 13649).

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