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December 8, 2016
Atlantic Capital Bank Has Hired Cory Burdette to Lead Its Financial Institutions Group.

Atlantic Capital Bank, NA has announced the hiring of Cory Burdette as Senior Vice President of its Financial Institutions Group (FIG). He brings ten years of extensive banking experience working with community and middle-market financial institutions. Prior to joining Atlantic Capital, Burdette worked with BBVA Compass as Vice President, Correspondent Banking Relationship Manager and J. P. Morgan as Vice President, Treasury Sales Officer.

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October 11, 2016
Atlantic Capital Bank Announces Intent to Open Corporate Office in Charlotte, N.C.

Atlantic Capital Bank, NA announced today its intent to open a corporate office in Charlotte, North Carolina with the addition of Mark DeMarcus who will serve as the Carolinas Market President and Dick Ridenhour as Senior Credit Manager for Regional Markets. The office will initially serve the needs of privately held companies in the greater Charlotte area, with intent to expand through the Carolinas over time.

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September 19, 2016
Atlantic Capital Bank Expands Corporate & Business Banking with Cobb & North Fulton Team

Atlantic Capital Bank, NA announced today the addition of a team of experienced bankers which will expand its corporate and business banking activities in North Metro Atlanta. The team of corporate, business and private bankers will serve clients in Cobb and north Fulton Counties. The new team will be led by David Johnson, Senior Vice President.

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August 19, 2016
Atlantic Capital Bank Names New Treasury Sales Officer

Atlantic Capital Bank, NA announced today that Julie Schriver has joined its team as a Treasury Sales Officer. Schriver joins Atlantic Capital with more than 20 years of experience, most recently with SunTrust, where she served in a similar capacity and was recognized for her remarkable client-centric strategies which produced sustainable portfolio growth for clients across the Tri-Cities and Knoxville area.

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June 29, 2016
Atlantic Capital Bank Announces Atlanta Corporate and Business Banking Expansion

Atlantic Capital Bank, NA announced today an expansion of its corporate and business banking activities in metropolitan Atlanta with the hiring of a team of corporate and business bankers serving clients in Atlanta’s eastern suburbs and northeastern Georgia. The new team will be led by John May, Senior Vice President.

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May 9, 2016
Atlantic Capital Bank Named Among Top 50 ACH Banks in the U.S. by NACHA

Atlantic Capital Bank, NA announced it has been ranked among the Top 50 Largest Originators of Automated Clearing House (ACH) Payments for 2015, according to the National Automated Clearing House Association (NACHA.). Atlantic Capital's Payments Industry Banking Group is an emerging market leader, boasting an increase in ACH transaction volume of 36.7 percent over the last year.

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April 17, 2016
Atlantic Capital Announces Addition to SBA Team in Knoxville, TN

Atlantic Capital Bank, NA announced that Calvin Martin has joined its team as a senior vice president and medical financing specialist for small business administration lending in Knoxville.

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March 6, 2016
Atlantic Capital and FSG Bank in the Times Free Press

Dave Flessner of the Times Free Press interviews Doug Williams and Mike Kramer about Atlantic Capital Bank's plans.

Excerpt from the article:

While the FSG name may remain for a while, the focus and market emphasis of FSG is clearly changing. ... Williams insists that having a focused strategy is vital for the bank's success.

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February 12, 2016
Press Release: Atlantic Capital Bank Names New Corporate Banking Officer

Atlantic Capital Bank, NA announced today that Noble Jones has joined its team as a senior Corporate Banking Officer. Jones joins Atlantic Capital with more than 35 years of experience, most recently with ServisFirst Bank. Prior to that Mr. Jones was with Bank of Atlanta, Wachovia and SouthTrust Bank.

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February 10, 2016
Press Release: FSG Bank Names New Commercial Banking Officer

FSG Bank, a division of Atlantic Capital Bank, NA, recently announced Amy Pangelinan has joined its Knoxville Commercial Lending team. Pangelinan will serve as a Commercial Banking Officer at the Northshore location at 1111 Northshore Drive; Suite N-600 in Knoxville. She will be responsible for commercial lending in that market.

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February 2, 2016
Press Release: Atlantic Capital  Bank, NA Establishes New Film and Entertainment Industry Team

Atlantic Capital Bank, N.A. ("Atlantic Capital") has announced the establishment of a banking effort centered upon the film and entertainment industry in Georgia. Atlantic Capital has chosen Jennifer Hall, a twenty-five year veteran of Atlanta banking, to spearhead the effort. The group will provide a full spectrum of corporate and small business treasury and financing services to companies operating permanently in Georgia or visiting the state for a specific project.

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January 27, 2016
Press Release: Southeastern Trust Company Names New Trust Officer

Southeastern Trust Company, a division of Atlantic Capital Bank, N.A., announced today that Robert Fell has joined its team as Trust Officer. Fell comes to Southeastern Trust from Wilmington Trust, with more than 17 years of experience in trust and estate administration, investment management and estate planning. As a Trust Officer, Fell will work closely with clients and advisors to develop financial strategies based on the clients' unique needs and to meet long term objectives.

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January 21, 2016
Press Release: Atlantic Capital Bancshares Names Director of Mortgage Atlanta Region

Atlantic Capital Bancshares, Inc. ("Atlantic Capital") has named veteran mortgage professional Steven Alexander as Director of Mortgage for the Atlanta Region. Alexander most recently served as Managing Director of Mortgage for Iberia Bank Mortgage, formally known as Georgia Commerce Bank. He expanded the mortgage division in the Atlanta market. Prior to that position, he led the formation of Private Mortgage Services, a dedicated mortgage solutions unit of the Private Bank of Buckhead. Alexander brings over 25 years of experience in the mortgage industry to Atlantic Capital.

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December 21, 2015
Press Release: Atlantic Capital Bank Announces Hiring of Kenneth Deere as Executive Vice President, Corporate Banking and John Coffin's Move to Regional Role

Atlantic Capital Bank ("Atlantic Capital") announced today that it has hired Kenneth W. Deere as Executive Vice President, Director of Corporate Banking for the Atlanta market. Deere has more than 27 years of experience in corporate banking, primarily managing this function within the Atlanta business sector. Deere will succeed John C. Coffin who will be taking on new market expansion responsibilities for the Company.

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December 17, 2015
Press Release: Atlantic Capital Bancshares Announces Sale of Seven Tennessee Branches

Atlantic Capital Bancshares, Inc. ("Atlantic Capital") (NASDAQ: ACBI), holding company for Atlantic Capital Bank, N.A. (the "Bank"), announced today that the Bank has entered into two definitive agreements for the sale of seven branches in the Bank's Tennessee market.


According to Atlantic Capital's President and Chief Operating Officer, Michael Kramer, "These transactions will help us to complete the transition we started four years ago; moving FSGBank from a traditional community bank to a business and commercial client-focused community bank. Both Athens Federal and First Freedom are community-focused and bring a great understanding and knowledge of these markets to FSG's customer base. Our customers have come to expect a 'hands-on, high touch' approach, and we are confident both of these banks will deliver that same level of customer service to these markets."

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November 2, 2015
Press Release: Atlantic Capital Bancshares Completes Acquisition of First Security Group

Atlantic Capital Bancshares, Inc. ("Atlantic Capital") announced today the successful completion of its acquisition of First Security Group, Inc. ("First Security"). The transaction was unanimously approved by the boards of directors of each company earlier this year, and was approved by the shareholders of each company on October 21, 2015.

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October 8, 2015
Press Release: Atlantic Capital Announces New Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Atlantic Capital Bancshares, Inc. ("Atlantic Capital") has hired Patrick T. Oakes as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Atlantic Capital and its wholly owned subsidiary, Atlantic Capital Bank. Oakes has more than 23 years in banking, finance and capital markets.

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September 29, 2015
Press Release: Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council (CDIAC) Members Announced for 2016

Press release courtesy of the Federal Reserve

Excerpt from the press release:

The Federal Reserve Board on Tuesday announced the members of its Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council (CDIC) and the president and vice president of the council for 2016.
The other members of CDIAC in 2016 are:
Douglas L. Williams
President and Chief Executive Officer
Atlantic Capital Bank
Atlanta, Ga.

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August 10, 2015
Kroll Bond Rating Agency Assigns BBB/K3 Senior Unsecured Debt & Short-Term Ratings to Atlantic Capital Bancshares, Inc.

Press release courtesy of Business Wire

Excerpt from the press release:

Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) has assigned a senior unsecured debt rating of BBB, subordinated debt rating of BBB-, and short-term rating of K3 to Atlantic Capital Bancshares, Inc. ("ACBI", "Atlantic Capital", or "the Company") a bank holding company headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. In addition, KBRA has assigned a senior unsecured debt/deposit rating of BBB+ and short-term rating of K2 to its subsidiary, Atlantic Capital Bank ("the Bank"). The outlook on all ratings is stable.

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July 14, 2015
Press Release: ThePad Packs a TOD Punch in College Park

By Jarred Schenke
Press release courtesy of BisNow

ThePad on Harvard, a mixed-use TOD just a football punt away from the College Park MARTA station, broke ground with city and business leaders for its first phase: a 109-unit apartment complex.

The developers secured $10.5M in construction financing from Atlantic Capital Bank earlier this year for the apartment.

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July 3, 2015
Walter "Sonny" Deriso, Jr. Appointed President of Rotary Club of Atlanta

On July 3, 2015, Maria Saporta of the Atlanta Business Chronicle reported that at the end of June, Walter "Sonny" Deriso, Jr., Chairman of Atlantic Capital, was appointed President of the Rotary Club of Atlanta, replacing Tommy Holder.

Click here for access to the article A New Wave of Foreign Consuls General Arrives in Atlanta, provided by the SaportaReport.

June 22, 2015
Press Release: SBA Lending Volume Turns Upward

By Shawn A. Turner
Press release courtesy of Hotel News Now

Excerpt from the press release:

Sand Patel, senior VP at Atlantic Capital Bank, said the lender during the past two years has done $40 million in SBA loans. "We're seeing a lot of interest," he said. "People are doing higher dollar amounts and new construction."

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March 25, 2015
Press Release: Atlantic Capital Bancshares Announces Merger Agreement with First Security Group

Excerpt from the press release:

Atlantic Capital Bancshares, Inc. and First Security Group, Inc. jointly announced today the signing of a definitive merger agreement pursuant to which Atlantic Capital will acquire First Security. The transaction has been unanimously approved by the boards of directors of each company.

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January 13, 2015
Press Release: Greater Alpharetta Tech Network Appoints New Board Members

By Sarah Tourville
Press Release courtesy of the Greater Alpharetta Tech Network

The Greater Alpharetta Tech Network (GATN), a nonprofit association whose mission is to foster community and connection among the 900-plus technology companies located in the Greater Alpharetta area of North Fulton and South Forsyth, today officially announced the appointment of three new members to its Board of Directors.

GATN's new Board members are:

  • Nathan Ottinger, Senior Vice President, Atlantic Capital Bank
  • Chad Osgood, CEO, Premier Logic
  • Kimberly Little, Senior Director of Identity Management Strategy, LexisNexis Risk Solutions

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December 26, 2014
Doug Williams Provides Commentary in American Banker Article

Interest Rate Hike Will Expose Years of Reckless Practices at Many Banks
American Banker -

In the article by American Banker, Doug Williams, President & CEO of Atlantic Capital Bank, discusses the benefits of having a highly asset-sensitive balance sheet as well as the recent focus of regulators during their examination of banks.

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October 8, 2014
Press Release: Federal Reserve Board Announces Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council Members for 2015

Atlantic Capital Bank's President and CEO, Douglas L. Williams, was named as a member of the Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council (CDIAC) for 2015. Click the link below to learn more about Mr. Williams' appointment.

Excerpt from the Federal Reserve Board's press release:

CDIAC advises the Board on the economy, lending conditions, and other issues of interest to community depository institutions. Members are selected from representatives of commercial banks, thrift institutions, and credit unions serving on local advisory councils at the 12 Federal Reserve Banks.

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October 6, 2014
Press Release: Business RadioX Announces the Launch of Founders Club Radio

by Rhonda Hale
Press Release courtesy of Business RadioX

On Wednesday, October 8, 2014, Business RadioX welcomes to the studio the latest addition to its radio family, Founders Club Radio, sponsored by Atlantic Capital Bank and hosted by John Coffin

Founders Club Radio will spotlight the leaders of great private companies. Listeners can tune in each week for business insights and perspective from CEOs and business founders on topics including growth, innovation, business development and strategic expansion. Founders Club Radio is hosted by John Coffin, the Co-Founder and Head of Corporate & Private Banking at Atlantic Capital Bank.

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June 24, 2014
Press Release: Atlantic Capital Bank Initiates Franchise Lending Group

Kurt A. Shreiner, Executive Vice President of Corporate Financial Services, is pleased to announce the initiation of Atlantic Capital Bank's Franchise Lending Group with the recent hire of Mike Smith, Senior Vice President. 

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October 3, 2013
Press Release: Atlantic Capital Bank Expands SBA Lending Group

Douglas L. Williams, CEO, is pleased to announce the expansion of Atlantic Capital Bank’s Small Business Administration (SBA) lending program with the recent hires of bankers Sand Patel and Dany Lee. Both men will serve as Senior Vice Presidents in Atlantic Capital’s SBA Lending Group.  

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June 27, 2013
Press Release: Atlantic Capital Bank Hires Payments Expert Nathan Ottinger to Expand Payments Industry Banking

Atlantic Capital Bank is pleased to announce that Nathan Ottinger has joined the Bank as Senior Vice President and Leader of Payments Industry Banking. Mr. Ottinger has over 18 years of experience in corporate banking and payments services. He was hired to accelerate the growth of Atlantic Capital’s payments business in order to meet rising client demand for reliable payments processing services.

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May 13, 2013
Press Release: Pearl Cleage, Renowned Atlanta Author and Playwright, Speaks to Business Leaders at Atlantic Capital Bank's Women in Leadership Forum

On April 30, Atlantic Capital Bank hosted its Women in Leadership Forum featuring Pearl Cleage, an award-winning author and playwright. The event, which was attended by 60 people, was held in the Circle Room at the Woodruff Arts Center. Guests enjoyed cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, followed by Ms. Cleage’s remarks.

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March 26, 2013
Press Release: The Metro Atlanta Chamber Names Atlantic Capital Bank as a Finalist for the 2013 Global Impact Awards

by Julie Bryant Fisher
Press Release courtesy of the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce

Recognizing excellence and innovation in international business, Metro Atlanta Chamber (MAC) has picked 12 outstanding Atlanta companies as finalists in four categories for the 2013 Global Impact Awards. Finalists include Infosys, Neurok Software LLC, Utility Service LLC, Global Payments Inc., EndoChoice, Bluewater Energy, United Parcel Service, Inc., JPMorgan Chase & Co., Atlantic Capital Bank, Manufacturing Resources International, @International Services and AGCO Corp.

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January 3, 2013
American Banker: Four Banks to Watch from the 2007-8 Startup Class

June 6, 2012
Press Release: Atlantic Capital Bank to Begin SBA Lending Program

Atlantic Capital Bank (ACB) announced today the recent hire of small business specialist Juan Lago, an expert in the Atlanta small and emerging growth business market, whose addition signifies the inception of the Bank’s Small Business Association (SBA) Lending program.

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May 18, 2012
Atlantic Capital Bank Featured in National Fox Business News Article on Succession Planning

On May 18, Fox Business News published an article, “Retirement Planning When You’re the Boss,”  that featured Maura McKenna, Senior Vice President at Atlantic Capital Bank, as an expert on succession planning.  Please click here to read the article on Fox Business News’ site. To read Maura McKenna’s own article on the topic, “Succession Planning for the Closely Held Company,” please click here

April 20, 2012
Atlantic Capital Bank 5th Anniversary Featured in Atlanta Business Chronicle 

On Friday, April 20, The Atlanta Business Chronicle featured a piece about Atlantic Capital Bank’s growth from a start-up to over a billion dollar in asset bank in just five years. The writer, Kat Greene, attributed the Bank’s success to its innovative business model of focusing on building relationships, not building branches.

“We set out to accomplish something distinct for our clients, and we’ve made great strides in just a few years,” says Doug Williams, President and CEO of Atlantic Capital. “Our clients know they can expect a superior level of service and local market expertise when they bank with us. We’re giving them certainty in uncertain times.”

Click here for access to the article on the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s website.

March 1, 2012
Atlantic Capital Bank Provides Term Financing to Park Springs for Atlanta Continuing Care Retirement Community

Isakson Living has secured $47.3 million in mortgage financing to refinance the existing indebtedness of Park Springs, a stabilized 474-unit continuing care retirement community located in Stone Mountain, GA.

The Cushman & Wakefield Sonnenblick Goldman team representing Isakson Living included Richard Swartz and Phil Anderson as Co-Heads of Cushman & Wakefield Sonnenblick Goldman's Senior Housing Capital Markets team, Senior Director Jay Wagner and Director Aaron Rosenzweig. The financing was provided by Bank of America and Atlantic Capital Bank.

November 4, 2011
Doug Williams interviewed on the Butler on Business radio show

In the interview, Mr. Williams focused on the potential negative impact of the Dodd-Frank regulation on small banks’ ability to provide small businesses with interest rate risk management.

October 18, 2011

Press Release: Atlantic Capital Bank President & CEO Addresses U.S. House of Representatives Committee Regarding Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act

Doug Williams urges legislators to pass Small Business Credit Availability Act

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August 14, 2011
"Solid Backbone" Remains

Banking Environment Remains in Flux
Atlanta Journal Constitution -

This article features a commentary by Sonny Deriso, Chairman of Atlantic Capital Bank, about the ongoing changes in Atlanta's banking market and how those changes are impacting state business.

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August 10, 2011
Atlantic Capital Banker Featured in WABE FM interview: "The Financial 'Catch 22' Faced by Foreign Employees in the U.S." 


ATLANTA, GA (WABE) - Locating a business in Georgia can be a challenging endeavor especially for a foreign company. And foreign employees face some unique obstacles, such as getting a driver's license or obtaining credit. In this clip, Jeff McCoy, International Banker at Atlantic Capital Bank, comments on the credit situation and offers a few helpful solutions. Audio clip ©Copyright 2011, WABE.

June 10, 2011
Atlantic Capital Chairman Recognized as One of 100 Most Influential Atlantans of 2011

Walter M. “Sonny” Deriso, Jr., Chairman of the Board of Atlantic Capital Bank, was recognized for his work with the Georgia Regional Transportation Authority as one of the 100 Most Influential Atlantans of 2011 by the Atlanta Business Chronicle. 

Excerpt from the June 10, 2011 Atlanta Business Chronicle:

"Walter M. “Sonny” Deriso was one of the original members of the GRTA Board of Directors, first appointed in June of 1999, and serving as Chairman since May of 2001. Under Deriso’s leadership, GRTA has been a catalyst for action on transportation issues in metropolitan Atlanta and throughout the state."

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April 4, 2011
Press Release: Atlantic Capital Bank and Atlantic Capital Bancshares Name Three New Directors to Board

Atlanta, Georgia - Atlantic Capital Bank and Atlantic Capital Bancshares announced today the addition of three new members to its Board of Directors: Marietta "Martie" Edmunds Zakas, R. Charles Shufeldt and Douglas J. Hertz. The three executives will join the Board’s current members in helping to guide one of the state’s fastest-growing banking organizations. The new Directors will bring unique viewpoints honed from decades of experience in diverse industries.


March 9, 2011
NewFields, an Atlantic Capital Bank Client, Wins Global Impact Award

Atlantic Capital Bank is pleased to congratulate its client, NewFields, for winning The Global Impact Award for Economic Development: Trade/Business Development. This award, presented by the Metro Atlanta Chamber, recognizes a company that has operations in the Atlanta area and has exhibited significant growth in terms of capital investment and high-quality job creation as a result of international trade, community leadership and sustainable practices.

About NewFields:
NewFields is an international firm of environmental experts in the fields of engineering, life sciences and environmental medicine. The firm provides comprehensive services for the resolution of all aspects of environmental liabilities, focusing on environmental stewardship and asset protection. The team currently works with more than 50 Fortune 500 companies with projects in over 70 countries. NewFields began in 1996 in Atlanta and today has 35 employees at its Atlanta headquarters and a total of over 200 employees worldwide. 

April 30, 2010
Atlantic Capital Bancshares Honored at Atlanta Business Chronicle's Pacesetter Awards

Publication names organization one of Atlanta’s fastest-growing private companies

(ATLANTA, Ga. – April 30, 2010) – Atlantic Capital Bancshares, Inc. (Atlantic Capital), parent of Atlantic Capital Bank, announced today that it has received one of the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s Pacesetter Awards honoring the 50 fastest-growing private companies in Atlanta for 2010. Atlantic Capital ranked 22nd in the publication’s list, which was based on an analysis of the nominated companies’ growth over the past two years. Atlantic Capital Bancshares posted a significant increase in revenue and grew its staff by more than 25 percent during that time period. Both of these achievements may be attributed to the company’s dedication to building a team of seasoned, experienced bankers, implementing advanced technologies and maintaining healthy capital levels despite the recent economic turmoil.

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January 2, 2009
Banks Defy 'Herd,' Say No to Federal Stock Plan

Atlanta Business Chronicle

December 18, 2008
Atlantic Capital Bank Decides Capital Purchase Program Funds are Not Needed

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May 1, 2008
Former Mexican President Vicente Fox Visits Atlantic Capital Bank

Atlanta Business Chronicle