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Grahek Named Chief Information Officer at Bremer

St. Paul, Minn.

July 28, 2014 - Bremer Bank announces the hire of Tom Grahek in the new position of Chief Information Officer (CIO). Grahek, who has more than 18 years of IT management experience, will be responsible for building out Bremer’s enterprise environment, integration, knowledge management, data analytics, enterprise architecture, business intelligence and collaboration tools and strategy.

Grahek joins Bremer from Fair Isaac, where he was responsible for the global information systems across 30 offices in 19 countries. He was also the acting CIO for nearly two years. Grahek has extensive experience in financial services and has worked with many of the top banks in the world. Prior to his role at Fair Isaac, Grahek was the IT manager at Merrill Corporation from 2001 to 2004 and also spent five years working in IT at Honeywell.

“We are very fortunate to have Tom joining our organization,” said Deb Bauman, Bremer Bank Group President. “His tremendous experience in leading complex technology teams for large and growing businesses will be very valuable at Bremer. We will look for his leadership in directing all elements of maintaining and operating our information technology functions as well as focus on our strategy for the end-user experience.”

Grahek has a bachelor’s degree in business information systems and a master’s of business administration degree, both from the University of Phoenix.

Bremer Financial Corporation

Bremer Financial Corporation is a privately held, $11 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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