SOURCE: Northern States Financial Corporation

September 17, 2008 10:30 ET

Northern States Financial Names Scott Yelvington President of NorStates Bank

WAUKEGAN, IL--(Marketwire - September 17, 2008) - Northern States Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: NSFC), holding company for NorStates Bank, a FDIC-insured financial institution, today reported that Scott Yelvington has been appointed President and Chief Operating Officer of NorStates Bank, effective September 16, 2008. Mr. Yelvington was also appointed to the Board of Directors of Northern States Financial Corporation and NorStates Bank.

"We are pleased to welcome Scott to NorStates Bank," said Fred Abdula, Chairman of the Board of NorStates Bank and Northern States Financial Corporation. "His 30 years of banking experience, including previously serving as chief operating officer of another local bank holding company, will be very valuable. Scott also brings a proven record of developing profitable assets and deposits," added Mr. Abdula.

Mr. Yelvington joins NorStates Bank from Metropolitan Bank Group, where he most recently served as Executive Vice President for development, with responsibility for supervising that company's 12 bank presidents and as a member of each of the boards of directors of the company's 12 subsidiary banks. Prior to that, Mr. Yelvington was Metropolitan Bank Group's Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer since 2002, responsible for the overall operations of the holding company, including cost containment and staffing.

Northern States Financial Corporation is the holding company for NorStates Bank, a full-service commercial bank with eight branches in Lake County, Illinois. NorStates Bank is the successor to financial institutions dating to 1919. NorStates Bank serves the populations of northeastern Illinois and southeastern Wisconsin.

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Contact Information

  • For Additional Information, Contact:
    Fred Abdula
    Chairman of the Board
    (847) 244-6000 Ext. 238
    Websites: www.nsfc.com, www.nsfc.net