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Bank of Florida - Southwest Names Edward Morton as Chairman of the Board.

NAPLES, Fla., Jan. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Donald R. Barber, Chairman of the Board for Bank of Florida - Southwest, recently announced that Edward Morton has been appointed as Chairman of the Board for Bank of Florida - Southwest, a subsidiary of Bank of Florida Corporation .

"We are fortunate to have such an experienced and strategic thinker to lead our Board. Ed has served as the Chairman of the Audit Committee, Nominating Committee and the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) Committee among other roles, and I know he is well prepared for the responsibility of this new role," commented Don Barber. "He transformed the healthcare industry in Collier County as the former CEO of NCH Healthcare System, and his management style and leadership will serve this company well as we continue to build our flagship bank in Southwest Florida."

"Ed was a founding board member for our company, and we are so pleased that he has agreed to accept this new role. I have personally known Ed for over 25 years, and I am confident that his professional skills, strong financial background and fresh ideas will be of great benefit to our company," said Polly M. Rogers Vice Chairman of the Board.

Mr. Morton retired from the NCH Healthcare System in the fall of 2006 where he served for over 34 years most recently as Chief Executive Officer. He is now a Managing Partner with the investment firm, Wasmer, Schroeder & Company, an employee-owned, nationally recognized firm with offices in Naples, Florida and Cleveland, Ohio. He also serves as Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU). Mr. Morton achieved the rank of Captain in the United States Army and is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and the University of Miami.

Mr. Barber will continue to serve on the Bank of Florida - Southwest Board of Directors as well as the holding company Board for Bank of Florida Corporation. "We thank Don for his leadership as Chairman for the past three years. During his term as Chairman, assets grew nearly $250 million, and he was instrumental in moving our headquarters in 2003 to Immokalee Road. In the Spring of 2006, he played a very important role in our entrance in to Lee County with the opening of our Bonita Springs location in the fast-growing area of Coconut Point. Don leads through example and is a pillar of our bank and community," stated Craig D. Sherman, President and Chief Executive Officer for Bank of Florida - Southwest.

Bank of Florida Corporation

Bank of Florida Corporation. (Nasdaq: BOFL, Newspaper listing: "BcshFla") is an $850 million-asset multi-bank holding Company located in Naples, Florida. Bank of Florida Corporation is the parent company for Bank of Florida - Southwest in Collier and Lee Counties; Bank of Florida - Southeast in Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach Counties; Bank of Florida - Tampa Bay in Hillsborough County; and Bank of Florida Trust Company. Investor information may be found on the Company's web site,, by clicking on the "Investor Relations" tab.


Certain statements in this press release may contain "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, which statements generally can be identified by the use of forward- looking terminology, such as "may," "will," "expect," "estimate," "anticipate," "believe," "target," "plan," "project," or "continue" or the negatives thereof or other variations thereon or similar terminology, and are made on the basis of management's plans and current analyses of Bank of Florida Corporation, its business and the industry as a whole. These forward- looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, economic conditions, competition, interest rate sensitivity and exposure to regulatory and legislative changes. The above factors, in some cases, have affected, and in the future could affect, Bank of Florida Corporation's financial performance and could cause actual results for fiscal 2006 and beyond to differ materially from those expressed or implied in such forward-looking statements. Bank of Florida Corporation does not undertake to publicly update or revise its forward-looking statements even if experience or future changes make it clear that any projected results expressed or implied therein will not be realized.
 Craig Sherman
 President and CEO
 Bank of Florida - Southwest
 (239) 254-2100

CONTACT: Craig Sherman, President and CEO, Bank of Florida - Southwest, +1-239-254-2100

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