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SEACOAST BANKING CORPORATION OF FLORIDA
Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Principal Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Principal Officers.
(b) On August 31, 2012, Seacoast Banking Corporation of Florida (“Seacoast” or the “Company”) announced that Jean Strickland will be leaving her role as Senior Executive Vice President of Seacoast and President and Chief Operating Officer of its principal subsidiary, Seacoast National Bank (the “Bank”) effective November 30, 2012 to focus on personal family needs requiring her immediate attention. She has also resigned as a member of the Board of Directors of the Bank effective the same date. Mr. Dennis S. Hudson, III, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, will serve as President of the Bank following Ms. Strickland’s departure.
In response to Ms. Strickland’s resignation and her contributions to building a strong management team, the Bank has restructured the responsibilities of its senior management team and eliminated the position of Chief Operating Officer. In addition, as part of previously planned changes, two regional president positions have been eliminated to realign all retail banking activities under a single executive position. The changes are expected to simplify and streamline the Bank’s organizational structure.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
Date: August 31, 2012