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Letter to the Editor: Two great community banks are joining together

Choice Financial is excited to announce that pending regulatory approval we are acquiring Great Plains National Bank through an ownership agreement jointly approved by the board of directors of both banks. The joining together of two great community banks will result in more locations and resources while offering the same service, smiling faces and community engagement you’ve come to know and expect over the years.

This partnership will bring together two organizations with a shared commitment to employees, customers and communities. Like Great Plains National Bank, Choice Financial is a financially strong company with a caring community banking style.

We know that North Dakota communities need a strong community bank as a partner in keeping them thriving. We have great roots in this region as our bank was born from the agricultural communities that we have served well for many years.

As your community bank, we support and encourage community development. Our employees are proud to volunteer to make a difference, and we support them in their efforts. One of Choice’s missions is to better the places we live. You will see that our organization will give our employees the time and opportunity to be active with their families and communities.

A great organization is one that has passionate employees that take care of their customers. We are committed to having these same folks that take great care of you, and Choice will ensure that we will continue to show we appreciate your business by bringing you the products, technology, and service with a smile that you deserve.

We pledge that our strength, stability, and caring style of community banking will ensure we create one of the best independently-owned community banks in our region.

We are honored and look forward to being part of your community!

Brian L. Johnson

CEO, Choice Financial