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Amerant Bank Announces Erik Cooper as Vice President in the Bank’s Recently Opened Dallas Loan and Deposit Production Office

July 2019

DALLAS, TX Amerant Bank, one of the largest community banks in Florida with a strong presence in Texas through eight banking centers in the Greater Houston Area, announces Erik Cooper as its Vice President for the Middle Market segment in the Bank’s recently opened Dallas Loan and Deposit Production Office.

With over 15 years of experience in the banking industry, Erik will be responsible for developing new client relationships across North Texas in the middle market segment.

“We are thrilled to welcome Erik to the Amerant team,” said Carlos Montoliu, Dallas Market Manager of Amerant Bank. “His extensive experience in the field makes us confident that he will be very effective in acquiring, managing, and growing profitable account relationships for the bank.”

Prior to joining Amerant Bank, Cooper served as a relationship manager for ING Bank in Dallas where he covered North American food and agribusiness companies. Prior to ING, he served Farm Credit Bank of Texas as a capital markets relationship manager. Cooper also founded and served as the chief executive officer for DustUp, a SaaS-based animal biometric trading platform for livestock producers. Erik was also a distressed debt portfolio manager at Goldman Sachs and an investment banker at RBC Capital Markets.

Cooper earned a Master of Arts in global finance at the University of Denver as well as a Bachelor of Arts in government from The University of Texas at Austin. He also completed a real estate finance program at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

About the Company and Amerant Bank, N.A.

The Company is a bank holding company headquartered in Coral Gables, Florida. The Company operates through its principal subsidiaries, Amerant Bank, N.A. (the “Bank”), Amerant Investments, Inc. and Amerant Trust, N.A. The Company provides individuals and businesses in the U.S., as well as select international clients, with deposit, credit and wealth management services. The Bank, which has operated for almost 40 years, is the largest community bank headquartered in Florida. The Bank operates 23 banking centers—15 in and New York, New York. For more information, please visit www.amerantbank.com or investor.amerantbank.com.


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