Greenleaf Financial

William K. Poole

Partner & Vice Chairman

William K. Poole

William K. Poole was Founding President/CEO and a director of the HomeTowne Heritage Bank division of National Penn Bancshares, Inc. (Nasdaq: NPBC). He also served as a director of the Nittany Bank division of National Penn Bank. Nittany Bank is a State College, PA de novo bank founded in 1998. Mr. Poole began his banking career in 1984 as a management trainee at the Bank of Lancaster County, the lead bank of Sterling Financial Corp. (Nasdaq: SLFI). He held a series of positions of increasing responsibility during a 15 year tenure at Sterling Financial, ultimately serving as Executive Vice President and Chief Lending Officer, leading all commercial banking operations. When Mr. Poole left Sterling Financial in 1998 to form HomeTowne Heritage Bank, Sterling Financial had total assets of approximately $1.0 billion.

In April 2003, HomeTowne Heritage announced that it had agreed to be acquired by National Penn in an all-cash transaction valued at $45 million. This price produced a total return of 2.74 times HomeTowne shareholders' original investment, or a compound average growth rate of shareholder value of 30.1% during the Bank's four years of existence. HomeTowne had total assets of approximately $142 million when the acquisition was announced. Since the merger announcement, HomeTowne has more than tripled in size and continues as a very vibrant and dynamic bank servicing the Lancaster County community.

Mr. Poole serves as the chairman of the board of the Sight & Sound Theatre Co., a privately-held company headquartered in Lancaster County, PA. He has participated in the Sheshunoff CEO Affiliate Program for over 10 years. Throughout his career, Mr. Poole has served on boards and committees of various organizations such as the Pennsylvania Bankers Association, Lancaster Chamber of Commerce, Family Services of Lancaster, Hospice of Lancaster County, Community First Fund, Lancaster Mennonite High School, Millersville University Foundation, Town & Country Leasing, and Bank of Lancaster County. He is also on the board of directors of the Ambassador Foundation of Lancaster Bible College and has served on various leadership committees at Lancaster County Bible Church. Mr. Poole has completed various graduate banking school programs, including those at The Ohio State University, University of Oklahoma, and Bucknell University. Mr. Poole graduated from Millersville University with a B.S. degree in Business Administration/Management in 1983.

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