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Bremer Bank Promotes Gainsforth and Kruchten in St. Cloud

St. Cloud, Minn.

August 13, 2015 - Bremer Bank has promoted two employees in the St. Cloud region: Curt Gainsforth to business banker vice president and team lead, and Hamilton Kruchten to client service associate supervisor. Both will continue supporting the growing banking needs in St. Cloud and the surrounding area.

Gainsforth has a Bachelor of Science degree from North Dakota State University, as well as 12 years of banking experience, including at Wells Fargo. He joined Bremer in 2005 as a community business banker and was most recently business banker vice president. Beyond his professional work, Gainsforth is involved in a variety of community organizations. He is currently a board member for both the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Minnesota and the Independence Center. He has also been a Junior Achievement volunteer for the last decade. Gainsforth lives in Sartell, Minn., with his wife and three daughters.

Kruchten joined Bremer in January 2014 as a part-time client service associate while attending St. Cloud Technical and Community College. After graduating, he decided to pursue a career in banking and accepted a full-time position at Bremer. He and his wife just purchased their first home on the south side of St. Cloud.

“Curt and Hamilton truly care about our clients,” said Tom Rickers, region CEO. “They are dedicated to providing exceptional service and to helping our clients reach their financial goals. We are fortunate to have Curt and Hamilton on our team.”

Gainsforth and Kruchten will continue working out of the St. Cloud West Bremer Bank branch, located at 4150 Second Street South.

Bremer Financial Corporation

Bremer Financial Corporation is a privately held, $10 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, wealth managementinvestment, trust and insurance products and services throughout Minnesota, North Dakota and Wisconsin. Clients include individuals and families, mid-sized corporations, small businesses, agribusinesses, nonprofits, and public and government entities.

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