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Bremer Bank Once Again Recognized as One of Nation's Top Ag Lenders

Amery, Wis.

February 3, 2015 - In a recent report from SNL Financial, Bremer Bank was listed as the 11th largest ag lender in the country through the third quarter of 2014, based on the sum of farmland and agricultural production loans.

Through the third quarter of 2014, Bremer made nearly $1.1 billion in ag loans to clients in North Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin. Farmland and farm loans make up nearly 16% of Bremer’s overall loan portfolio. Bremer consistently has ranked one of the top 15 ag lenders in the nation in recent years.

“Ag has historically been and continues to be a very important part of our overall business,” said Roger Madison, Bremer Bank Southwest Minnesota Region Chief Executive Officer. “In our three-state footprint, we not only have many ag communities but we also have many bankers who come from an ag background or a farm family. We take great pride in being a top-ranked ag lender along with this great list of financial institutions.”

Bremer Financial Corporation

Bremer Financial Corporation is a privately held, $12 billion regional financial services company jointly owned by the Otto Bremer Trust and Bremer employees. Founded in 1943 by Otto Bremer, the company is headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota and provides a comprehensive range of banking, mortgage, investment, wealth management, trust and insurance products and services throughout Minnesota, North Dakota and Wisconsin. Clients include small businesses, mid-sized corporations, agribusinesses, nonprofits, public and government entities, and individuals and families.

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