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Crestmark Wins Three Awards of Excellence from the American Graphic Design

(TROY, MICHIGAN, December 20, 2012) Striving for excellence continues to pay off for Crestmark – most recently with the win of three 2012 Awards of Excellence from the American Graphic Design Awards. The company was recognized for the Holiday Greeting 2011, created of handmade paper by workers with disabilities or disadvantages; the Get a Leg Up Advertisement, with a focus on transportation financing; and the On the Move Florida Direct Mail, which notified industry contacts about the West Palm Beach office move. Lisa Beattie, Crestmark’s Vice President, Communications/Marketing Director created these pieces; this is the sixth year Lisa’s creative with Crestmark has been recognized.

The American Graphic Design Awards spotlights more than 8,000 entries from the graphics arts community – from advertising agencies and graphic design firms, to corporations, publishers, and more. Of those entries, 15 percent are recognized with an Awards Certificate of Excellence. The awards honor outstanding work across all media, including print and collateral, advertising and sales promotions, Internet and interactive design and other creative. This national design competition is sponsored by Graphic Design USA.

“It is great to have Crestmark’s messaging to the marketplace be recognized by the design industry,” said Marty Blake, Executive Vice President. “We’re proud of the quality work that Lisa and her team do for the Crestmark brand.”

Crestmark is a nationally known and respected FDIC-insured bank that provides innovative financial solutions for small- to medium-sized businesses. Financing solutions include asset-based lending, accounts receivable financing, lines of credit and factoring. Crestmark finances most business-to-business companies, and has extensive experience in helping many industries including transportation, manufacturing, staffing, government contractors, apparel and furniture manufacturing. Headquartered in Michigan, with offices in Florida, Louisiana, Tennessee, New York, Alabama, California, Illinois, Ohio, Missouri, North Carolina, and Texas. www.crestmark.com