Horizon Bancorp Announces Appointment of Banking Industry Leader Thomas Prame as Chairman – Form 8-K

Horizon Bancorp, Inc. Announces Appointment of Banking Industry Leader Thomas Prame as President

MICHIGAN CITY, Ind., August 2, 2022 – (NASDAQ GS: HBNC) Horizon Bancorp, Inc. (“Horizon” or the “Company”) today announced the appointment of Thomas M. Prame as President of the Company and its wholly owned subsidiary, Horizon Bank. The appointment is effective August 15, 2022 and represents an important step in Horizon’s strategic expansion of its leadership team. In his new role, Mr. Prame will seek to advance Horizon’s expansion of lending teams, technology, enduring customer relationships and low-cost deposit franchise in the Midwest to further position the company for long-term sustainable growth.

“I am very pleased to welcome Thomas to Horizon’s leadership team,” said President and CEO Craig M. Dwight. “Thomas brings extensive strategic leadership and digital technology experience along with a deep understanding of our local markets that will enable Horizon to continue to serve the growing number of consumers and businesses in Indiana, Michigan and across the whole Midwest.”

Mr. Prame joins Horizon after a successful career at First Midwest Bancorp, where he held various leadership positions of increasing responsibility since joining First Midwest in 2012. Prame most recently served as Executive Vice President and CEO of Community Banking. At First Midwest, he created and executed strategic plans that dramatically increased digital technology, sales productivity and improved efficiency. First Midwest merged with Old National Bancorp earlier this year. Prior to joining First Midwest, he held senior retail banking positions with RBS Citizens Bank, Colonial Bank, CitiMortgage and Fifth Third Bank. He received his MBA in finance from the University of Notre Dame and his bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Rochester.

“I am thrilled to join the Horizon team,” said Mr. Prame. “I am inspired by the culture the bank has created and look forward to leading our talented and dedicated team. Together, we will expand our technology-driven business model and continue to position Horizon for long-term success. I look forward to being part of the people-first culture that Craig and the team at Horizon have established. »

About Horizon Bancorp, Inc.

Horizon Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ GS: HBNC) is the $7.4 billion banking holding company for Horizon Bank, which serves clients in diverse and economically attractive markets across the Midwest through digital tools and hands-on virtual locations, as well as its Indiana and Michigan branches. Horizon’s retail offerings include prime residential loans, indirect auto loans and other secured consumer loans to in-market customers, as well as a range of personal banking and wealth management solutions. Horizon also provides a full range of business banking and cash management services in the market, with commercial loans accounting for more than half of total loans. More information about Horizon, headquartered in Michigan City, Northwest Indiana, is available at horizonbank.com and investor.horizonbank.com.

Contact:

Craig Dwight, President and CEO

Phone: (219) 873-2725

Fax: (219) 873-9280

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