Crescent State Bank
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Crescent State Bank’s Mark Vaughn Named to Community Investment Corporation of the Carolinas’ Board of Directors

Cary, NC, June 21, 2008 --( Michael G. Carlton, president of Crescent State Bank (, a wholly owned subsidiary of Crescent Financial Corporation, (NASDAQ Global MarketSM), has announced that Mark Vaughn, compliance manager, has been named to the Community Investment Corporation of the Carolinas’ (CICCAR) Board of Directors. Vaughn will serve on the board for a two-year term of office.

CICCAR was established in 1990 by the North Carolina Bankers Association in an effort to confront the shortage of affordable housing statewide. CICCAR is an affordable housing loan consortium whose objective is to provide long term, permanent financing for the development of low to moderate income multifamily and elderly housing.

Vaughn has worked in the banking industry for 20 years, joining Crescent State Bank as a compliance manager in the spring of 2007. He graduated from East Carolina University with a BSBA in business in 1986, going on to pursue a graduate degree from the American Bankers Association Graduate School of Compliance Management in 1999. Vaughn resides in Wake Forest, N.C., with his wife, Shannon and two children.

“We are excited that Mark was named to the CICCAR Board of Directors,” said Carlton. “With two decades of experience in the industry, he will be a strong leader for this valuable organization.”

About Crescent State Bank:
Crescent State Bank is a wholly owned subsidiary of Crescent Financial Corporation. The bank has total assets of $881.1 million, deposits of $653.2 million, and net loans of $702.1 million as of March 31, 2008. The bank operates 13 full-service banking offices in the communities of Cary (2), Apex, Clayton, Garner, Holly Springs, Sanford, Southern Pines, Pinehurst, Raleigh, Knightdale and Wilmington (2), North Carolina. For more information, visit


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