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Mark R. McCollom Presents at BDO’s Annual Banking Seminars

READING, PA, December 30, 2016 –Mark R. McCollom, Senior Managing Director and Co-Head of Griffin Financial Group’s Financial Institutions Group, presented at BDO’s Annual Banking Client Seminar held December 6 and December 8, 2016, in Downington, PA, and Monroe, NJ.

In each session of the educational program, Mr. McCollom engaged an audience of banking industry executives on the banking landscapes in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, respectively. He covered state performance trends, highlighted the status of state mergers, acquisitions and the capital markets; and provided an outlook on 2017’s banking trends and influencing factors.

Mr. McCollom provides merger and acquisition advisory, capital formation and strategic alternative services to bank executives, directors, stockholders and investors. Calling on his more than 20 years of experience as a senior financial executive in the banking industry, Mr. McCollom works with both major and community banks and thrifts, specialty lenders and asset managers.

Over the course of his career, Mr. McCollom has coordinated the financial and operational aspects of more than 50 transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, asset sales, sale/leasebacks and debt and equity financings, with a combined transaction value in excess of $20 billion.

Prior to joining Griffin, Mr. McCollom was Chief Financial Officer for Sovereign Bancorp, Inc. and Sovereign Bank, a financial institution with approximately $90 billion in assets and 12,000 team members with principal markets in the northeast United States. During his tenure at Sovereign, he was responsible for corporate strategy and development; the treasury, accounting and financial reporting functions; investor relations; management reporting; budgeting; corporate real estate; and tax. Prior to joining Sovereign, Mark was a senior corporate development officer at Meridian Bancorp and an auditor with Price Waterhouse.

A CPA, Mr. McCollom is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He is also a frequent speaker at banking industry conferences across the country. Mr. McCollom received a B.S., with high distinction, from The Pennsylvania State University. He is a licensed General Securities Principal.

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