EVERETT, Wash., May 23, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Coastal Financial Corporation (Nasdaq: CCB) (the “Company”), the holding company for Coastal Community Bank (the “Bank”), announced the hiring of Jeff Ketelhut, CAMS, as Executive Vice President and Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) Officer. In this role, Ketelhut is responsible for developing, implementing, and enforcing Coastal’s BSA compliance program and coordinating with state and federal regulators on these matters.
“Jeff’s unique experience in traditional banking, Banking as a Service, and as a regulatory examiner gives him a strong knowledge of banking laws, regulations, and operations. His expertise includes BSA, anti-money laundering measures, and overall compliance, “ said Andrew Stines, Chief Risk Officer for Coastal. “He joins an already strong team and will add another level of oversight and guidance.”
Before joining Coastal, Ketelhut was Vice President of Compliance for MetaBank, and was a National Bank Examiner for the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC). He is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) and earned a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of South Dakota.
“I am excited to join Coastal as they continue to enhance an already robust compliance oversight program for both the community bank and CCBX,” said Ketelhut. “Coastal strives to have a strong partnership with compliance in all areas of the bank, and I am excited to be part of the continued development of this collaboration.”
About Coastal Financial Corporation
Coastal Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: CCB), is an Everett, Washington-based Bank holding company with Coastal Community Bank (the “Bank”) a full-service commercial bank, as its sole wholly-owned banking subsidiary. The Bank operates 14 branches in Snohomish, Island, and King Counties, online and through mobile banking. The Bank’s CCBX division provides banking as a service (“BaaS”) that allows our broker-dealer and digital financial service partners to offer their customers banking services. As of March 31, 2022, we had total assets of $2.83 billion, total gross loans of $1.96 billion, total deposits of $2.58 billion, and total shareholders’ equity of $207.9 million.To learn more about Coastal Community Bank visit www.coastalbank.com. Member FDIC.
Forward Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements reflect our current views with respect to, among other things, future events and our financial performance. Any statements about our management’s expectations, beliefs, plans, predictions, forecasts, objectives, assumptions or future events or performance are not historical facts and may be forward-looking. Words or phrases such as “anticipate,” “believes,” “can,” “could,” “may,” “predicts,” “potential,” “should,” “will,” “estimate,” “plans,” “projects,” “continuing,” “ongoing,” “expects,” “intends” and similar words or phrases are intended to identify forward-looking statements but are not the exclusive means of identifying such statements. The inclusion of or reference to forward-looking information in this press release should not be regarded as a representation by us or any other person that the future plans, estimates or expectations contemplated by us will be achieved. We have based these forward-looking statements on our current expectations and projections about future events and financial trends that we believe may affect our financial condition, results of operations, business strategy, and financial needs. Our actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking statements as a result of risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict, including the difficult market conditions and unfavorable economic conditions and uncertainties associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, including the emergence of variant strains of the virus, particularly in the markets in which we operate and in which our loans are concentrated, including declines in housing markets, an increase in unemployment levels and slowdowns in economic growth; our expected future financial results; the overall health of the local and national real estate market; the credit risk associated with our loan portfolio, such as possible additional loan losses and impairment of collectability of loans as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and policies and programs implemented by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”), including its automatic loan forbearance provisions and the effects on our loan portfolio from our Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) lending activities, specifically with our commercial real estate loans. For further information with respect to factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements include, without limitation, the risks and uncertainties discussed under “Risk Factors” in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the most recent period filed, our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the most recent quarter, and in any of our subsequent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
If one or more events related to these or other risks or uncertainties materialize, or if our underlying assumptions prove to be incorrect, actual results may differ materially from what we anticipate. Furthermore, many of these risks and uncertainties are currently amplified by and may continue to be amplified by or may, in the future, be amplified by, the COVID-19 pandemic, including the emergence of variant strains of the virus, the pace at which the COVID-19 vaccine can be distributed and administered to residents of the markets the Company serves and the United States generally, and the impact of varying governmental responses that affect our customers and the economies where they operate. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. Further, any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date on which it is made and we undertake no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after the date on which the statement is made or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events, except as required by law.
CONTACT: Contact: Joel Edwards Chief Financial Officer 425.357.3687 JEdwards@coastalbank.com