Steve Thompson Named President of PrimeLending, a PlainsCapital Company

DALLAS (October 2, 2017) - PrimeLending, a PlainsCapital Company, is proud to announce the promotion of Steve Thompson to President of the $15 billion national residential lender.

“Since joining PrimeLending, Steve has had a tremendous positive impact as a leader on the production team and our organization as a whole,” said Todd Salmans, Chairman and CEO of PrimeLending. “Steve has set the bar extremely high, demonstrating an unwavering commitment to our principles, a keen understanding of the marketplace, and the drive and genuine dedication to bring out the very best in those around him.”

In his new role as President, Thompson, who previously served as PrimeLending’s Executive Vice President of National Production, will continue to lead the company’s 1,300-plus loan originators nationwide, as well as taking on responsibility for National Operations, Capital Markets, Joint Ventures and Marketing. He joined PrimeLending in 2011 as the Western Division Manager, quickly earning a promotion to National Sales Leader in 2013 and becoming a highly valued member of the executive leadership team.

Under Thompson’s leadership, PrimeLending has consistently grown national production numbers, ranking in the top 10 in purchase volume each year since 20121. Thompson built the production organization by attracting and retaining the greatest talent in the industry – surrounding his team with best-in-class productivity tools, training, marketing and support. As a result, the company has maintained a 96% customer satisfaction rating2, earned more than 5,000 5-Star Zillow® reviews and been recognized as a top workplace in several categories by Great Place to Work®.

Prior to joining PrimeLending, Thompson held numerous leadership and production positions within the Mortgage and Financial Services industry, including key roles at several prominent nation-wide mortgage lenders. A native of California, Thompson received a BA in Economics from University of California, Los Angeles and a MBA from the Paul Merage School of Business at the University of California, Irvine.

About PrimeLending

PrimeLending, a PlainsCapital Company, is a national residential mortgage originator. 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 member of the Hilltop Holdings Inc. (NYSE: HTH) family of companies.More information at PrimeLending.com.

1Ranked by Marketrac® for purchase units nationally for 2012-2016.

2Survey administered and managed by an independent third party following loan closing. 96% satisfaction rating refers to the rating customers gave to PrimeLending’s loan officers

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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