Primary Capital is pleased to announce the addition of two new regional managers, Ashley Hales and Rick Joyner. Both of these exceptionally talented individuals bring knowledge, energy and motivation which will undoubtedly assist the company's expansion in the Southeast. Ashley Hales began his mortgage career in December of 2001 with 1st Priority Mortgage. Three-and-a-half years later he started a Wilmington, N.C. office, growing it to a six branch powerhouse within the state. Ashley now joins Primary Capital as co-regional manager leading an experienced group of mortgage bankers. Ashley attended the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. "Primary Capital is committed to providing a full service retail lending platform with a focus on the customer experience," said Hales. "Our product offerings, combined with Primary Capital's long standing reputation for quality, create a combination that will certainly push the company to the forefront of the mortgage industry." Rick Joyner comes to Primary Capital with more than 25 years of lending experience. Prior to joining Primary Capital, Rick served as a senior commercial lender for 17 years with Wachovia Bank and Central Carolina Bank. He later transitioned into senior vice president and head of retail production for equity services for the next eight years. Using his background and skill, Rick will focus on managing a talented sales force designed to build upon the company's leading position in the industry. "I'm excited to be joining the Primary Capital team. The company is uniquely positioned to capitalize on the evolution of the mortgage industry," said Joyner. "I am looking forward to applying my experience to help the company meet and exceed its goals." "We are confident Ashley and Rick will provide valuable experience and expertise to our rapidly growing company," said Ken Witte, SVP, Retail Manager. "With their help, Primary Capital is well on its way to becoming the premier privately owned mortgage banking firm in the Southeast." For more information, visit www.primarycapital.com.