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February 2012 - Centier Remains Among 2012 "Best Places to Work" in Indiana

Awards - Best Place to Work

Centier was recently named one of the 2012 Best Places to Work In Indiana. This is the 6th year in a row that Centier has made the list of top employers in the state. Centier debuted on the list in 2007, when the locally-owned and operated bank was ranked #10 in the state. Each year, Centier has placed in the top 10: In 2008 Centier ranked #5, in 2009 Centier ranked #4, in 2010 Centier ranked #1, and in 2011 Centier ranked #3.

The awards program was created in 2006 and is a project of the Indiana Chamber of Commerce, BizVoice®, Inside INdiana Business, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) - IN State Council, the Indiana Economic Development Corporation and Best Companies Group. This statewide survey and awards program was designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in Indiana, benefiting the state's economy, its workforce and businesses.

The 2012 Best Places to Work in Indiana list is made up of 39 companies in the small/medium-sized list (15-249 employees in the United States) and 31 companies in the large-sized list (250+ employees in the United States). Centier has been named one of the Best Places to Work in the large-company category.

We are thrilled to make the list of top employers in the state for a sixth consecutive year,” stated Chrisanne Christ, Vice President of Human Resources. “We are particularly pleased that this honor comes in large part from satisfied associates.”

Companies from across the state entered the two-part process to determine the Best Places to Work in Indiana. The first part consisted of evaluating each nominated company's workplace policies, practices, and demographics. This part of the process was worth approximately 25% of the total evaluation. The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience. This part of the process was worth approximately 75% of the total evaluation. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final ranking. Best Companies Group managed the overall registration and survey process in Indiana and also analyzed the data and used their expertise to determine the final rankings.

Centier will be recognized and honored at the 2012 Best Places to Work in Indiana Awards Dinner coordinated by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, May 3rd. The final rankings will be announced at the event.

Since 1895, Centier Bank has transformed from a small community bank into the largest independently-owned and operated bank in Northern Indiana. For more than 116 years, each generation of the Schrage family has contributed a lasting legacy that has created a company built on family values, community partnership, business relationships, and a corporate culture unsurpassed in today’s community banking.

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