SOURCE: Pulaski Financial

May 03, 2007 16:00 ET

Pulaski Bank Names Paul Grosse Regional President

ST. LOUIS, MO -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 3, 2007 -- Pulaski Bank, a division of Pulaski Financial Corp. (NASDAQ: PULB), announced today that Paul Grosse has joined the company as Regional President of the bank. Grosse will coordinate Pulaski's commercial banking efforts in the City of St. Louis, including downtown, Central West End and South Grand. He will be located in Pulaski's newly announced location at 9th and Olive in downtown St. Louis, which is expected to open in September.

"Paul's long time involvement in the St. Louis banking scene and extensive experience in commercial and real estate lending will further strengthen the Pulaski team and contribute to its effort to become the premier community bank in St. Louis," said William A. Donius, Pulaski Financial Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

Prior to joining Pulaski, Grosse was Senior Vice President of Southwest Bank. He previously served as Executive Vice President Missouri State Bank and, until its purchase by Southwest Bank, a unit of Marshall & Ilsley Corp. and as President of its Downtown Bank. Before that he served Mercantile Bank in various commercial and middle market lending capacities and as Senior Vice President and Group Manager with Landmark Bank. He began his career as a bank examiner with the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.

Grosse holds a BS degree in finance from Missouri State University. He also attended the Stonier Graduate School of Banking and holds several other banking certifications.

Grosse is active in civic and charitable organizations in the St. Louis area. He has served on the Board of Downtown St. Louis Partnership, St. Louis Community Finance Corporation, past president and former Advisory Board for St. Louis Community College Finance Division. He is a former Director and Past President of St. Louis Business Development Fund.

About Pulaski Bank

Pulaski Bank, a unit of Pulaski Financial Corp., operating in its 85th year, serves customers throughout the St. Louis metropolitan area. The bank offers a full line of quality retail-banking products through ten full-service branch offices and three loan production offices in Kansas City and Southern Illinois. The company's website can be accessed at www.pulaskibankstl.com.

Contact Information

  • For Additional Information Contact:
    William A. Donius
    Chairman & CEO
    Pulaski Financial Corp.
    (314) 878-2210 Ext. 3610