First National Bank Executive Recognized for Leadership

February 8, 2011

Louise Lowrey Named 2011 Women in Business Award Winner
First National Bank Executive Recognized for Leadership

Hermitage, PA – February 8, 2011 – First National Bank of Pennsylvania, the largest subsidiary of F.N.B. Corporation (NYSE: FNB), today announced that Louise Lowrey, Executive Vice President and Director of the F.N.B. Technology Center, has been named as a winner of the 2011 Women in Business Awards. The award is in conjunction with the Business Women First – Women in Business Awards sponsored by the Pittsburgh Business Times. Fifteen distinguished women from an area within or adjacent to the 10-count Pittsburgh Metropolitan Statistical Area were selected based on their leadership qualities, significant career achievements and community involvement.

Stephen Gurgovits, CEO of F.N.B. Corporation shares, “During Louise's career at F.N.B., she has continually demonstrated exceptional leadership skills. Her contributions in the areas of processing and technology have been significant in creating a superior customer experience. She is well-deserving of this recognition.”

As Director of Technology, Lowrey is a leader in two areas once led predominantly by men: banking and technology. She directs the activities of a 300-member team that manages the processing, information technology and technology risk management for First National Bank and all other affiliates of its holding company, F.N.B. Corporation. The Corporation, with $9.6 billion in total assets, has more than 2,700 employees. First National Bank is the fourth largest bank in the state of Pennsylvania, with more than 230 banking offices throughout Pennsylvania and Northeastern Ohio.

Lowrey has provided leadership in key initiatives that have helped to successfully position the Company as a regional leader. In 2004, she managed the relocation of all technical and operational support functions to one central location in Hermitage, PA, thus establishing the F.N.B. Technology Center. She has managed the data conversion for seven bank acquisitions to date, which contributed to growth in assets from approximately $4 billion to more than $9.6 billion in just five years.

Lowrey also lends her technical expertise to community and educational organizations. She is a current board member of the Laurel Technical Institute and the Penn State Shenango Valley Technology Advisory Board. She is involved in the Delta Society Therapy Dog Association, and serves as Vice President of K9s for Compassion, an organization that uses dogs as a means of therapy in nursing homes, hospitals and children’s programs. Previously, Lowrey served in voluntary leadership roles with the United Way, the Mercer County Literacy Council, the American Heart Association and the American Cancer Society.

A graduate of Pennsylvania State University’s Management Program, Lowrey joined First National Bank in 1977. During her 33-year tenure, she has served in a number of management positions within operations, client services, loan operations and loan collections.

The 2011 Women in Business Award Winners will be honored at a ceremony on March 16 at the Westin Convention Center in Pittsburgh, as well as within a special print supplement to the Pittsburgh Business Times on March 18.

About First National Bank of Pennsylvania
First National Bank of Pennsylvania, the largest subsidiary of F.N.B. Corporation (NYSE: FNB), has over 230 full-service locations in Pennsylvania and Ohio, and loan production offices in Florida.

About F.N.B. Corporation
F.N.B. Corporation, headquartered in Hermitage, PA, is a diversified financial services company with total assets of $9.6 billion as of January 1, 2011 (including the completed acquisition of Comm Bancorp, Inc.). F.N.B. Corporation is a leading provider of commercial and retail banking, leasing, wealth management, insurance, merchant banking and consumer finance services in Pennsylvania and Ohio, where it owns and operates First National Bank of Pennsylvania, First National Trust Company, First National Investment Services Company, LLC, F.N.B. Investment Advisors, Inc., First National Insurance Agency, LLC, F.N.B. Capital Corporation, LLC, Regency Finance Company and F.N.B. Commercial Leasing. It also operates consumer finance offices in Kentucky and Tennessee.

The common stock of F.N.B. Corporation trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “FNB”. Investor information is available on F.N.B. Corporation’s Web site at


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