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Thompson Joins MidCountry Bank as Chief Commercial Banking Officer

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (03-27-13) MidCountry Bank (MidCountryBank.com) a local, full-service bank headquartered in Bloomington, Minn., announces that industry veteran David Thompson has joined the bank as Chief Commercial Banking Officer. Thompson, a respected Twin Cities banking executive for many years, is responsible for helping to support and grow MidCountry Bank's relationships with its business clients.

A native of St. Anthony Village and current Edina resident, Thompson is extremely knowledgeable about the Twin Cities market. Prior to joining MidCountry Bank, Thompson was a Minneapolis-based Executive Vice President at Associated Bank N.A. Before that, he was with US Bank for 28 years, most recently as senior vice president in charge of Twin Cities' commercial banking.

Thompson is also very involved with the local community. Among his volunteer activities, he is a board member and current chair of the American Heart Association's Minnesota Division, and an undergraduate advisory board member for the University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Management, where he previously earned his bachelor's degree in Finance.

"David has extensive business banking experience in the Twin Cities. He has helped customers by being responsive to their needs and genuinely caring about their business' success. His leadership and experience are great assets to our growing business banking team. David is an experienced business professional who genuinely cares about customers' success. He is a key asset to building our commercial banking team," said Steve Meads, president and CEO of MidCountry Bank.

Thompson is equally enthusiastic. "As a privately owned bank with strong management and a strong capital position, MidCountry Bank is able to react quickly to meet our clients' needs," he said. "We also have the products and services to meet those needs, and deliver them in a refreshingly personal manner. Not many bankers can say that."

MidCountry Bank is a full-service bank with administrative headquarters in Bloomington, MN and a regional presence in Minnesota, Southern Illinois and Nevada. As a community bank, MidCountry provides high quality, diversified financial services and solutions to customers meeting their personal, business and professional banking needs.