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Amerant Bank Promotes Lenya Suarez Rojo To EVP, Head of Retail and Business Banking & Appoints Silvia Larrieu as Business Development Director

Continuing to recognize exceptional talent within the organization
that contribute towards overall growth strategy

December 20, 2023

Amerant Bank, the largest community bank headquartered in Florida, today announced the following regarding two key team members who will play an integral role in the Bank’s growth strategy in 2024.

Lenya Suarez Rojo

Lenya Suarez Rojo has been promoted to Executive Vice President and head of retail and business banking at Amerant. Since joining Amerant in early 2022, Suarez Rojo has consistently showcased exceptional leadership qualities, a strong work ethic, and an unwavering commitment to success. In her new capacity, she will oversee all facets of Amerant Bank’s retail and business banking operations spanning South Florida, Tampa, FL, and Houston, Texas. This includes spearheading the development and execution of the Bank’s growth strategy in retail and business banking. Suarez Rojo will continue to report to Howard Levine, SEVP Head of Consumer Banking.

Silvia Larrieu

Silvia Larrieu has been appointed as Business Development Director. In this new role, Larrieu will focus on identifying and capitalizing on business development opportunities, with a specific emphasis on South Florida. Leveraging her extensive connections in the Miami-Dade market, Larrieu’s proficiency in building meaningful relationships will prove invaluable to the Bank’s business teams. She will report to Matthew Bruno, EVP Miami-Dade Market President.

“The promotion and appointment of these two women leaders in our organization is another step towards our focus on profitable growth,” said Jerry Plush, Chairman and CEO of Amerant. “Lenya’s strong relationship-based leadership style and Silvia’s expertise in developing and maintaining deep relationships with both customers and potential customers will serve them well in their respective roles.”

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About Amerant Bank

Amerant Bank, N.A., is the largest community bank headquartered in Florida and the main subsidiary of Amerant Bancorp Inc. (NYSE: AMTB), with a presence across South Florida and in Tampa, FL, and Houston, TX. The bank has been serving clients for over 40 years and comprises subsidiaries Amerant Investments and Amerant Mortgage. Rooted in the communities it serves, Amerant supports numerous non-profit and community organizations. In 2023, the company was certified as a Most Loved Workplace® by Best Practice Institute. For news and updates, visit the Amerant Newsroom.