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German American Insurance Receives Prestigious Recognition from MarshBerry

 Marsh, Berry & Company, Inc. (“MarshBerry”), recently named German American Insurance as one of five independent insurance agencies throughout the United States to receive honorable mentions in its inaugural MAX Performer recognition award. The award recognizes independent agencies that have strong financials, foster a client-first culture, and strive for operational excellence with an innovative mind-set.


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Erin Kindle Promoted to Wealth Advisor at German American Bank

German American Bank announces the promotion of Erin Kindle as a Wealth Advisor in Madison, Indiana. Erin, along with John Muessel, Vice President and Senior Wealth Advisor, are proud to serve Ripley and Jefferson Counties, along with Carroll County, Kentucky. For customers who are interested in Asset Management, Trust Administration, Estate Planning, or retirement plans and services, our Wealth Advisory team specializes in customized wealth advisory solutions delivered with prompt, accurate, and courteous service.


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German American Bancorp, Inc. and First Security, Inc. Announce Definitive Merger Agreement

German American Bancorp, Inc. (Nasdaq:GABC) ("German American") and First Security, Inc. (OTCQX:FIIT) ("First Security") announced today that they have entered into a definitive agreement to merge First Security into German American. Upon completion of the transaction, First Security’s subsidiary bank, First Security Bank, Inc., will be merged into German American's subsidiary bank, German American Bank.

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German American Bank Named a Five Star Member of the IBA

German American Bank has been honored as a Five Star Member of the Indiana Bankers Association (IBA). The award was presented on May 2 at the IBA Mega Conference in downtown Indianapolis, in recognition of German American Bank’s Association involvement throughout 2017.


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German American Expands South Central Indiana Franchise with Purchase of 5 Branches from MainSource

German American Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: GABC) today announced that its banking subsidiary, German American Bancorp ("German American"), has signed a definitive agreement to acquire five branches in Columbus and Greensburg, Indiana, with approximately $160 million deposits and $134 million in loans, as of December 31, 2017, from MainSource Bank ("MainSource"), the banking subsidiary of MainSource Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:MSFG).

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German American Bank Recognized for Focusing on Small Business SBA Lending

German American Bank was recently recognized by the Indiana Statewide Certified Development Corporation (CDC) as one of their top two 2017 Small Business Administration (SBA) 504 lenders in Indiana. Dan Collignon, a Regional Executive Vice President and Commercial Credit Officer at German American Bank, was also recognized individually as having created the most SBA 504 loan debenture dollars in 2017. 

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Payments Are Moving Faster

New regulations for the financial industry will affect the speed of electronic payments and access to financial information.

Beginning Friday, September 15th, German American, along with every other financial institution in the country, will be required to follow new electronic payment regulations which will change the times that we apply certain electronic debit payments to your account.

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John Clauss Wins FHLBI 2017 Community Spirit Award

German American Bank Vice President Invests in Afforable Housing

John Clauss, German American Bank Vice President, Commercial Banking, received the Federal Home Loan Bank of Indianapolis 2017 Community Spirit Award August 16 at the Indiana Housing Conference for affordable housing professionals in Indiana.

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Schroeder Honored with Resolution

Mark A. Schroeder, a chairman and chief executive officer of German American Bancorp, Jasper, has been honored with a concurrent resolution by the Indiana Senate and House.

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German American Announces Executive Promotions

JASPER, Ind., German American Bancorp, Inc. (Nasdaq: GABC) and its banking subsidiary, German American Bancorp has announced a number of promotions to its executive and senior officer group. Mark A. Schroeder, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, made the following comments regarding the announcement, “In response to the tremendous growth we‘ve experienced as a Company in recent years and in preparation for what we see as continued, excellent prospects for future growth, we are very pleased to announce the following executive promotions.”

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Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week

It's that time of year - tax time. It's also a great time to get up to speed on tax-related scams. Here are two ways tax scammers might target you and what you can do about it.

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