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Bremer Bank’s Safar Announces Retirement; Rindy Promoted to Market Manager

Warren, Minn. – November 6, 2013 - Bremer Bank announces the retirement of Warren Market Manager Doug Safar on February 28, 2014. Safar has been a long-time employee at Bremer, spending nearly 30 years in our organization. He started his career at Bremer as an ag lender and then moved into the branch manager role in 1993. Safar also is an avid volunteer, currently serving on the boards of the Warren Lions Club, Warren Economic Development Authority, and Marshall County Group Homes, Inc. with prior service on W-A-O School Board, Northwest Regional Development Revolving Loan Fund, and the North Valley Health Center Board.

With the retirement announcement, Bremer has promoted Darrell Rindy to market manager in Warren. Rindy will work with Safar over the next few months during this transition. Rindy has spent more than 25 years as an ag banker at Bremer. He is also very involved in the community and has served on the Warren Volunteer Ambulance Corps for nearly 30 years. Additionally, he is a member of the Warren Lions Club, Warren Riverside Golf Board, and the Warren Planning and Zoning Commission.

“Doug has been part of this great organization for a very long time and has contributed greatly to our success,” said Tammy Peterson, Bremer Bank Grand Forks Charter President and CEO. “His deep expertise and commitment to banking and the community will be greatly missed. We are so fortunate to have Darrell ready to take on this role in Warren. Darrell has consistently been one of our strongest ag bankers across the entire company and will be a great fit for this leadership position.”

Bremer Financial Corporation
Bremer Financial Corporation is a privately held, $8.2 billion regional financial services company owned by its employees and the Otto Bremer Foundation (OBF). Founded in 1943 by Otto Bremer, the company is headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota and provides a comprehensive range of banking, investment, trust and insurance services to its locations in Minnesota, North Dakota and Wisconsin. OBF uses its share of dividends to distribute charitable grants to Bremer Bank communities. In 2012, more than $36 million in charitable donations were given across the Bremer footprint and employees donated more than 100,000 volunteer hours to their communities. For more information, go to