Paul B. Murphy Jr.

Executive Vice Chairman

Paul B. Murphy Jr. is Executive Vice Chairman of Cadence Bank. He has served at Cadence and its predecessors since January 2010. Prior to that, he spent 20 years at Amegy Bank of Texas, helping to steer that institution from $75 million in assets and a single location to assets of $11 billion and 85 branches in the Houston, Dallas and San Antonio metropolitan areas when he left as a director and Chief Executive Officer in December 2009. Mr. Murphy managed the sale of Amegy to Zions Bancorporation for $1.7 billion in 2005, with original investors in Amegy realizing a return of approximately 36 times their initial investment. Mr. Murphy is an advocate of the community and has served on numerous corporate and nonprofit boards. Currently he is on the boards of Oceaneering International Inc., Natural Resource Partners, Hope and Healing Center and Institute, Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and the City of Houston Complete Communities Advisory Board. He also is active in the World Presidents Organization.