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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Erin Dady to Join Bremer as Chief Marketing Officer

St. Paul, MN November 20, 2017 Bremer Financial Corporation is pleased to announce that Erin Dady has been
named Chief Marketing Officer effective December 4, 2017.

Erin brings a proven track record as a skilled communicator, with extensive experience in communications, government
relations, team building and strategic planning. As Bremers CMO, Erin will use these talents to develop overall
marketing, PR and external communications strategies.

The opportunity to work for a successful regional bank headquartered in the city that I love is almost too good to be
true, said Erin. I am excited about enhancing Bremers marketing through branding and customer segmentation, which
will start with listening, building relationships, and maximizing the value our team will offer.

Erins 23-year career includes leadership roles at the University of Minnesota and a variety of public sector roles,
including 10 years in leadership positions for the City of St. Paul, starting as the Citys director of marketing. Erin then
spent five years as chief of staff to St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman. In this role, Erin managed all Mayors Office operations
and initiatives, including communication and outreach, government relations, policy and strategic planning, as well as
acting as chief advisor on the Citys $500 million annual budget and 3,000 employees.

We are so fortunate to have someone of Erins caliber join our organization, said Jeanne Crain, president and chief
executive officer of Bremer Financial Corporation. Erins broad experience and familiarity with public dialogue and
discourse, and putting customers at the center of decisions, will be instrumental in advancing Bremers relationship
management approach and desire to connect with our communities in new and meaningful ways.

In addition to her professional experience, Erin has given back through community service in a number of ways. She has
served on the Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity Board since 2012, and has served on a number of community boards and
committees including Visit Saint Paul, Landmark Center, St. Paul Chamber of Commerce Foundation, The Jeremiah
Program, and Women Winning.

A longtime resident of St. Paul, Erin earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Northwestern University, and an
MBA from the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management. She was recognized as a Minneapolis St. Paul
Business Journal 40 under 40 recipient, and named one of the top Executive MBA students from Poets and Quants in
2015.

Bremer Financial Corporation

Bremer Financial Corporation is a privately held, $12 billion regional financial services company jointly owned by the Otto
Bremer Trust and Bremer employees. Founded in 1943 by Otto Bremer, the company is headquartered in St. Paul,
Minnesota and provides a comprehensive range of banking, wealth management, investment, trust and insurance
products and services throughout Minnesota, North Dakota and Wisconsin. Clients include individuals and families, mid-
sized corporations, small businesses, agribusinesses, nonprofits, and public and government entities.