Press release

Gateway Mortgage Group, a of Division Gateway First Bank, Earns Top Mortgage Lender Rankings

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Gateway Mortgage Group, a division of Gateway First Bank, one of
the ten largest banks by assets in the State of Oklahoma and one of the
largest mortgage bank operations in the United States, finished 2018
ranked 22nd for overall volume in the Scotsman Guide’s
Top Mortgage Lenders list for 2018.

In its seventh year, Scotsman Guide’s Top Mortgage Lenders list
is the mortgage industry’s most comprehensive, most intensely verified
list of its kind. This year, Gateway placed 22nd for
top overall volume and 7th for top correspondent volume. Both
categories showed an increase from last year where Gateway placed 26th
for overall volume and 8th for correspondent volume. The
company’s volume was ranked and independently verified by professionals
from leading mortgage companies across the country.

“We are delighted with the effectiveness of our strategy and pleased
with our success in both overall and correspondent channels,” said
Stephen Curry, CEO of Gateway. “Moving up the list from last year is a
testament to the hard work of our dedicated team members, and this
year’s ranking confirms Gateway’s commitment to growth and to the core
values that drive our success.”

In addition to its recent recognition from Scotsman Guide,
Gateway has received several other accolades that endorse the company’s
culture of growth, family and purpose. Most recently, Gateway received
Hall of Fame status in the 2018 Inc. 5000. The company was named one of
the “Top Workplaces” by National Mortgage Professional Magazine. Gateway
has also been recognized six times as a “Top 100 Mortgage Company” by Mortgage
Executive Magazine.

Gateway credits its success to its team members and manifests a solid
culture that stands on purpose-driven values. The company maintains a
committed focus on product development and provides the tools and
products necessary to empower team members.

About Gateway First Bank

Headquartered in Jenks, Okla., Gateway First Bank is one of the largest
banks in Oklahoma and one of the nation’s premier mortgage lenders. With
over 1,200 employees across 165 banking and mortgage centers nationwide,
Gateway offers local expertise and personalized service while leveraging
market-leading technology to provide customers with a modern experience.
It currently services $17 billion in residential mortgages and is
regularly recognized for excellence. For more information about Gateway,
visit Gateway
First Bank. Member FDIC, Equal Housing Lender (NMLS 7233).