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Michelle Kounlavong Joins Sunshine Bank as Marketing Director

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Andrew Samuel, president, chief executive officer, and director of Sunshine Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:SBCP) and Sunshine Bank, is pleased to announce the appointment of Michelle Kounlavong as AVP, Marketing Director. In this position, Mrs. Kounlavong will direct bank marketing and advertising functions including brand identity, strategic planning, market research, and communications.

“Michelle is the perfect candidate to head our marketing efforts and we are very pleased to have her as part of the Sunshine Bank team,” said Andrew Samuel. “The experience that she has in marketing and design within the financial services industry will be a great benefit to our branding efforts and increasing our presence in central Florida as we continue to grow.”

With over 7 years of marketing experience in the financial services industry, Mrs. Kounlavong most recently worked in marketing at Centric Bank. There, she was responsible for the design and implementation of marketing materials and advertising, agency coordination, new website design and content, event management, and senior management liaison for all branch merchandising standards.

A graduate of Messiah College with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing and a Minor in Graphic Design, Mrs. Kounlavong lives in the Tampa area with her husband and two children.

About Sunshine Bancorp, Inc.

Sunshine Bancorp, Inc. was formed in 2014 as the holding company for Sunshine State Bank. First organized in 1954 under the name First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Plant City, in 2014 after converting from the mutual form of organization to the stock form, the name of Sunshine State Bank was adopted. In December of 2014, the name was further streamlined to Sunshine Bank. Operations are conducted from the main office in Plant City, Florida. The Company provides financial services to individuals, families and businesses primarily located in Hillsborough County and Pasco County, Florida. For further information, visit the Company website www.sunshinestatefederal.com. Member FDIC, Equal Housing Lender.

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