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Park National Corporation reports financial results for second quarter and first half of 2016

July 25, 2016

NEWARK, Ohio – Park National Corporation (Park) (NYSE MKT: PRK) today announced financial resultsfor the second quarter and first half of 2016 (three and six months ended June 30, 2016). The board of directors also declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.94 per common share, payable on September 9, 2016 to common shareholders of record as of August 19, 2016.

Park’s second quarter net income in 2016 was $20.0 million, a 4.9 percent decrease from $21.0 million for the same period in 2015. Net income per diluted common share for the second quarter of 2016 was $1.30, compared to $1.37 in the second quarter of 2015.

Park’s net income for the first half of 2016 was $38.7 million, compared to $40.1 million for the same period in 2015, a decrease of 3.5 percent. Net income per diluted common share for the first half of 2016 was $2.51, compared to $2.60 in the same period of 2015.

“Advancements in our consumer lending operations have helped us respond to requests even more swiftly and thoroughly,” said Park Chief Executive Officer David L. Trautman. “The service style of our local lenders continues to be a driver of growth for our organization, and we look forward to the rest of 2016.”

In the first half of 2016, The Park National Bank grew consumer loans by $46.5 million (9.6 percent annualized) and commercial loans by $24.0 million (1.9 percent annualized). Total loans for the bank were $5.09 billion at June 30, 2016, up $227.7 million (4.68 percent) from $4.86 billion at June 30, 2015.

The bank generated net income of $21.1 million for the second quarter of 2016, compared to $21.3 million for the same period of 2015. The bank’s first half of 2016 net income was $42.8 million, compared to $40.5 million for the first half of 2015. The bank had total assets of $7.4 billion at June 30, 2016, rising from $7.2 billion at each of December 31,2015 and June 30, 2015.

About Park National Corporation

Headquartered in Newark, Ohio, Park National Corporation had $7.4 billion in total assets (as of June 30, 2016). The Park organization principally consists of 11 community bank divisions, a non-bank subsidiary and two specialty finance companies. Park’s Ohio-based banking operations are conducted through Park subsidiary The Park National Bank and its divisions, which include Fairfield National Bank Division, Richland Bank Division, Century National Bank Division, First-Knox National Bank Division, Farmers Bank Division, United Bank, N.A. Division, Second National Bank Division, Security National Bank Division, Unity National Bank Division, and The Park National Bank of Southwest Ohio & Northern Kentucky Division; and Scope Leasing, Inc. (d.b.a. Scope Aircraft Finance). The Park organization also includes Guardian Financial Services Company (d.b.a. Guardian Finance Company) and SE Property Holdings, LLC.

Media contact: Bethany Lewis, 740.349.0421,
Investor contact: Brady Burt, 740.322.6844,

Park National Corporation
50 N. Third Street, Newark, Ohio 43055

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