Kris Ainger

Summit State Bank Welcomes Kris Ainger as Vice President and Central Services Manager

Santa Rosa, CA – (April 18, 2017) – Summit State Bank (NASDAQ: SSBI) has appointed Kris Ainger as Vice President and Central Services Manager. Kris brings with her over 25 years of community banking experience.

“We are pleased to welcome back Kris to lead our Central Services Team in assisting customers with the latest online banking, ACH and wires technology and services designed to give our customers access to their banking information whenever and wherever they choose to bank. Kris’ knowledge and expertise will be instrumental in staying on top of the latest banking technology as it continues to evolve,” said Jim Brush, President and CEO of Summit State Bank.

Kris began her banking career in 1991, and worked at Summit State Bank from 2001 to 2004 before joining First Community Bank as a Senior Vice President and Information Systems Officer. She most recently served as Enterprise Application Engineer for American AgCredit. Kris has been a Sonoma County resident for 38 years, and she resides in Santa Rosa with her family.

About Summit State Bank

Summit State Bank, a local community bank, has total assets of $514 million and total equity of $59 million at December 31, 2016. Headquartered in Sonoma County, the Bank specializes in providing exceptional customer service and customized financial solutions to aid in the success of local small businesses and nonprofits throughout Sonoma County.

Summit State Bank’s workforce resembles the diverse community it serves. Presently, 80% of management are women and minorities with 40% represented on the Executive Management Team. Through the inclusion and engagement of its workforce, Summit State Bank has earned many prestigious awards including: Best Company to do Business with in Sonoma County; Best Places to Work in the North Bay; Super Performing Bank; and Top 75 Corporate Philanthropists in the San Francisco Bay. Summit State Bank’s stock is traded on the Nasdaq Global Market under the symbol SSBI. Further information can be found at www.summitstatebank.com.

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Contact:

Jim Brush, President and CEO

PO Box 6188

Santa Rosa, CA 95406

(707) 568-4920