Horizon Bancorp in Indiana employs First Midwest veteran as president

Add Thomas Prame to the enduring list of lenders to alter tasks in the wake of a huge merger.

Prame, who invested a years at First Midwest Bancorp in Chicago prior to the close of its $2.5 billion merger of equates to with the $45.7 billion-asset Old National Bancorp in Evansville, Indiana, in February, was slotted as the merged business’s CEO of neighborhood banking. He remained 6 months.

The $7.6 billion-asset Horizon Bancorp in Michigan City, Indiana, has actually called Prame president of the holding business and its bank subsidiary, Horizon Bank. Prame will be accountable for employing loaning groups and broadening Horizon’s deposit base, in addition to handling consumer relationships and innovation. Prame prospers James Neff, a 22-year Horizon veteran, who retired as president of the business and its bank subsidiary in March.

“I am inspired by the culture the bank has created,” Prame stated in a news release today.  “I look forward to leading our talented and dedicated team. Together, we will expand our technology-enabled business model and continue to position Horizon for long-term success.”

Horizon runs 78 branches from Midland, Michigan, south to Indianapolis. It has actually balanced a 13% combined yearly development rate given that 2002, driven in part by 15 acquisitions, consisting of an offer in 2015 to obtain 14 branches from the $178.8 billion-asset Huntington Bancshares in Columbus, Ohio.

Horizon’s growth cravings is unabated. It anticipates to “meaningfully exceed” gdp and market development over the next couple of years, with about half of the predicted boost to come from extra merger-and-acquisition activity.

Prame’s hire “represents an important step in Horizon’s strategic expansion of its leadership team,” Chairman and CEO Craig Dwight stated in the release. At First Midwest, Prame functioned as executive vice president and CEO of neighborhood banking. He signed up with the business in June 2012 as director of retail banking.  

Horizon reported earnings amounting to $24.9 million for the quarter ending June 30, a 12% year-over-year boost.


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