Crescent State Bank
Crescent State Bank

Crescent State Bank Named to Carolinas 100 List

Cary, NC, June 28, 2008 --( Michael G. Carlton, president of Crescent State Bank (, a wholly owned subsidiary of Crescent Financial Corporation, (NASDAQ Global MarketSM), has announced that the bank has been named to the 2008 Carolinas 100, a list compiled by The News and Observer ranking the top 100 publicly traded companies in North Carolina and South Carolina. The list, which ranks companies based on revenue, stock performance and market capitalization, included companies in various industries such as banking, technology, consumer goods, retail, real estate and manufacturing. Crescent State Bank ranked 85th on the list, reporting more than $57 million in revenue and $6.3 million in profit.

The financial figures for the 2008 Carolina 100 list were supplied by Standard & Poor’s Compustat, who provides data used by institutional money managers and analysts worldwide. Compustat provides vital company, index and industry information that supports financial models and proprietary company and industry analysis.

Crescent State Bank, founded and headquartered in Cary, has 13 full-service banking offices in North Carolina.

“We are excited to be recognized as one of the top 100 public companies in the Carolinas,” said Carlton. “As a North Carolina community bank, this recognition speaks volumes to our ongoing commitment to the local communities we serve, as well as our tremendous staff of 149 banking professionals.”

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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