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Old National Bancorp

December 13, 2013 10:00 ET

Old National Bank Names Bradford and Ellspermann to Executive Leadership Group

EVANSVILLE, IN--(Marketwired - Dec 13, 2013) - Old National Bank (NASDAQ: ONB) is pleased to announce the promotion of Mark Bradford, CEO North Central Region, and Ken Ellspermann, President, Old National Investments, to its Executive Leadership Group (ELG), which is comprised of Old National's senior-most leaders and responsible for helping to shape all policy and strategy decisions for the company.

"I'm pleased that these two exceptional leaders are joining Old National's Executive Leadership Group. Their knowledge and guidance will be a great benefit," said Bob Jones, Old National President & CEO. "Mark and Ken have consistently demonstrated sound judgment and used their exemplary management skills to grow and enhance their client-focused teams and products. They are both true examples of what it means to be a servant leader," Jones added.

Prior to Old National, Mark Bradford was with Monroe Bank, where he served as President, CEO and Director from 1999- 2011. In addition to being named to the ELG, Bradford has been promoted to CEO of Old National's North Central Region which includes Bloomington, Columbus, Bedford, Seymour, Brownstown, Batesville and North Vernon. The region will be expanded to include the new Fort Wayne Region when the Tower Bank (partnership announced Sept. 10, 2013) transaction is completed. Bradford holds an accounting degree from Indiana State University and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Bradford has a long history of community involvement. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors for the Bloomington Community Foundation, the Bloomington Economic Development Corporation and the Monroe County Community School Corporation Building Corporation. He is also a member of Childs Elementary School Improvement Task Force and the Indiana State University President's Advisory Board. 

Ken Ellspermann joined Old National Signature Group in February 2001 as President of ONB Investment Services. Before joining Old National, he was Vice President and Sales Manager of the Indianapolis Complex with Merrill Lynch. He also previously served as Senior Vice President, Manager of Brokerage and Private Banking with CNB Bancshares.

Ellspermann holds a bachelor's degree in finance from Purdue University and an MBA from the University of Evansville. He also earned an ABA National School of Bank Investments and Financial Management diploma, is a Treasury Management Association Certified Cash Manager, and is a FINRA fully registered Financial Advisor and Principal. 

Ellspermann's civic and volunteer activities include serving on the Board of Evansville's Gilda Club, of which he is a founding member. He is also very active in Kairos prison ministries. Ken has served on numerous boards, including the American Cancer Society and the Evansville Catholic Diocese, and for years he has been instrumental in helping to lead Old National's United Way fundraising efforts.

About Old National
Old National Bancorp (NASDAQ: ONB) is the largest financial services holding company headquartered in Indiana and, with $9.7 billion in assets, ranks among the top 100 banking companies in the U.S. Since its founding in Evansville in 1834, Old National has focused on community banking by building long-term, highly valued partnerships with clients in its primary footprint of Indiana, Kentucky, Southern Illinois and Southwestern Michigan. In addition to providing extensive services in retail and commercial banking, wealth management, investments and brokerage, Old National also owns Old National Insurance, one of the 100 largest brokers in the U.S. For more information and financial data, please visit Investor Relations at