WL Ross & Co. has nominated a new director to replace Wilbur Ross at Sun Bancorp in Mount Laurel, N.J.
The $2.3 billion-asset Sun said in a press release Tuesday that James Lockhart will become a director. The appointment requires regulatory approval because Lockhart, vice chairman at WL Ross, is a director at Cascade Bancorp in Bend, Ore. He is also a former director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency.
Ross had to give up his board seat after becoming Commerce secretary.
The investment firm is expected to maintain its stake in Sun. WL Ross, which invested in the company in 2010, owns about 23% of its outstanding stock. The firm has to own at least 7.5% of the shares to keep a board seat.