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Southern Bank Announces Topping Out Event at New Band Headquarters

(MAY 11, 2015 – POPLAR BLUFF, MO) Southern Bank proudly announces a Topping Out celebration for the new Southern Bank headquarters to be located on the corner of Oak Grove Road and Shelby Road in Poplar Bluff, Missouri. The celebration is scheduled for May 19th at 4:00 p.m.

“It’s a tradition in construction to mark the point when the last steel beam is placed at the top of a new structure. We’d like for the community to join us in celebrating this milestone of the new Southern Bank headquarters and as a reflection of our community’s continued growth,” said Greg Steffens, President and Chief Executive Officer of Southern Bank.

The Topping Out celebration will begin at 4:00 p.m. and be held at the construction site of the new Southern Bank headquarters on the corner of Oak Grove Road and Shelby Road. Speakers from the bank and the business community will speak to honor the occasion, with flags being placed at the top of the steel structure.

“Our continued success depends on the support of the communities we serve, therefore we want to share our progress with the community.” said Steffens.

Southern Bank was originally chartered in 1887 as a mutual institution in Poplar Bluff. Since then, Southern Bank has celebrated many milestones including expansion into neighboring communities, converting from a mutual ownership to a publicly traded stock company, and acquisitions of financial institutions in Missouri and Arkansas. The bank’s most recent acquisition was Peoples Bank of the Ozarks, which included 10 facilities in southwest Missouri. When completed, the new Southern Bank will be considered the headquarters for the bank’s now 35 branches spread across Southern Missouri and Northern Arkansas.

About Southern Bank

Southern Bank has served the financial needs of America's Heartland for over 130 years, making it one of the oldest financial institutions headquartered in the region. Southern Bank offers dynamic and competitive products to individuals and businesses with a full range of financial products and services. An intense focus is placed on core values of being strongly rooted within the communities it serves, but Southern Bank also offers the innovative technology and ease of accessibility consumers seek from larger banks. Southern Bank is now a $2.1 billion financial institution, with 47 locations in Southern Missouri, Northern Arkansas and Southern Illinois. For more information, visit