ServisFirst Bancshares, Inc. Announces Closing of Metro Bancshares Acquisition

Birmingham, AL (February 2, 2015) – ServisFirst Bancshares, Inc. (“ServisFirst”) (NASDAQ: SFBS), the holding company for ServisFirst Bank today announced the legal closing of the merger with Metro Bancshares, Inc. effective January 31, 2015.

The completion of this acquisition will increase ServisFirst’s footprint and further its entry into the Atlanta market providing greater financial strength and stability to its customers.

Brightlane Partners LLC served as financial advisor to ServisFirst Bancshares on the deal.

Steve Johnson, Sr. Managing Director of Brightlane Partners, says, “metro Atlanta is getting a great bank with wonderful people in ServisFirst. We are glad to have worked with Tom Broughton [CEO of ServisFirst] and his team to aid in achieving the next step of their expansion goals.”


About Brightlane Partners LLC

Brightlane Partners is a boutique, family-owned consulting and advisory firm headquartered in Atlanta, GA that specializes in working with community banks and financial service businesses to design and achieve strategic objectives. The principles of the company have over 40 years of experience in community bank transactions, including the formation of over 150 banks and advisement on over 100 mergers & acquisitions. It is the successor to T. Stephen Johnson & Associates, which served as one of the Southeast’s premier M&A advisory firms over the past two decades. Visit for more information.

About ServisFirst Bancshares, Inc.

ServisFirst Bancshares, Inc. is a bank holding company based in Birmingham, Alabama. Through its subsidiary ServisFirst Bank, ServisFirst Bancshares, Inc. provides business and personal financial services from locations in Birmingham, Huntsville, Montgomery, Mobile and Dothan, Alabama, Pensacola, Florida, Nashville, Tennessee, and Charleston, South Carolina.

ServisFirst Bancshares, Inc. files periodic reports with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Copies of its filings may be obtained through the SEC’s website at or

For more information about ServisFirst Bank, please visit

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Chris Johnson, 770-653-5136

Brightlane Partners LLC