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Best Hometown Bank officially merges into First National Bank of Waterloo

Best Hometown Bank has officially merged into First National Bank of Waterloo.

The bank’s two Madison County locations in Collinsville and Maryville will now be First National Bank of Waterloo locations, which expands First National Bank of Waterloo’s reach to 10 cities in five counties with 13 banking centers.

First National Bank of Waterloo President and CEO, Rick Parks, said while the name has
changed, customers will still see the same familiar faces and enjoy the same personal service.

First National Bank of Waterloo is a full-service community bank serving the financial needs of
their customers since 1912. The bank is locally owned and dedicated to providing financial
support in central and southern Illinois, building one-on-one relationships with their customers and committing time and leadership to local civic and charitable organizations.

First National Bank of Waterloo has over $650 million in total assets and 13 banking centers in
Central and Southern Illinois. Banking centers are located in Waterloo, Columbia, Millstadt,
O’Fallon, Dupo, Smithton, Effingham, Stewardson, Collinsville and Maryville.

For more information about First National Bank of Waterloo, visit www.fnbwaterloo.bank or stop by any banking center.

PHOTO: From left,  Laura Mergelkamp, First National Bank of Waterloo; Dave
Gansner, First National Bank of Waterloo; Michelle Stoeppler, Collinsville Chamber of Commerce; Rick Parks, First National Bank of Waterloo president and CEO; Gary Hemmer, First National Bank of Waterloo Board chairman, John Miller, Collinsville mayor; and Kristene Schmitt, Collinsville Chamber of Commerce.

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