ADVISORY, Dec. 8, 2006 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) --
What: Ernie Pinner, Chief Executive Officer, will preside over the closing bell. Where: NASDAQ MarketSite - 4 Times Square - 43rd & Broadway - Broadcast Studio When: Monday, December 11, 2006 at 4 p.m. ET Contacts: Joan Lee 863.293.2600; firstname.lastname@example.org NASDAQ MarketSite: Jolene Libretto; 646.441.5220; 347.219.9539 Jolene.Libretto@NASDAQ.com
The closing bell is available from 3:50 p.m. to 4:05 p.m. on uplink IA-6 C-band/transponder 17. The downlink frequency is 4040 Vertical; Audio 6.2-6.8. The feed can also be found on Waterfront fiber 1623. If you have any questions, please contact Jolene Libretto at (646) 441-5220.
A live Webcast of the NASDAQ Closing Bell will be available at: http://www.nasdaq.com/reference/marketsite_about.stm
To obtain a hi-resolution photograph of the Market Close, please go to http://www.nasdaq.com/reference/marketsite_events.stm and click on the market close of your choice.
About CenterState Banks of Florida, Inc. (CSFL)
CenterState Banks of Florida is a multibank holding company serving Central Florida from more than 25 branch locations. It owns CenterState Bank of Florida, CenterState Bank West Florida, and CenterState Bank Central Florida. In 2006, the company acquired CenterState Bank Mid Florida, a community bank with three locations. The banks offer standard retail products and services including checking and savings accounts, money market accounts, and CDs. The banks focus on real estate lending: Residential mortgages account for about 30% of the firm's total loan portfolio, while commercial mortgages account for another 40%. The banks also sell mutual funds, annuities, and other investment products. CenterState Banks recently announced a pending merger with Valrico State Bank, located in the neighboring county of Hillsborough.