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Park National Corporation reports first quarter 2016 financial results and declares quarterly dividend

NEWARK, Ohio – Park National Corporation (Park) (NYSE MKT: PRK) today announced financial results for the first quarter of 2016, which include continued consumer loan growth and a 13.5 percent increase in net income for its community banking subsidiary, The Park National Bank. The board of directors also declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.94 per common share, payable on June 10, 2016 to common shareholders of record as of May 20, 2016.

Park’s net income for the three months ended March 31, 2016 (first quarter) was $18.7 million, compared to $19.0 million for the same period in 2015, a decrease of 1.9 percent. Net income per diluted common share for the first quarter of 2016 was $1.21, compared to $1.23 in the same period of 2015.

“Our banks have begun the year with great momentum, continuing our focus on lending and service,” said Park Chief Executive Officer David L. Trautman. “We are responding quickly to our clients’ requests for vehicle, home and business loans of all kinds. Our investment professionals are increasing their assets under management. We’re all working together to control expenses, support our communities, and plan exciting enhancements for our clients in the future.”

In the first quarter, The Park National Bank reported consumer loan growth of $11.9 million (4.9 percent annualized). Total loans for the bank were $5.02 billion at March 31, 2016, up $236.7 million (4.95 percent) from $4.79 billion at March 31, 2015.

The bank earned net income of $21.7 million for the first quarter of 2016, compared to net income of $19.2 million for the same period of 2015. The bank had total assets of $7.3 billion at March 31, 2016, rising from $7.2 billion at December 31, 2015. This performance generated an annualized return on average assets of 1.19 percent and 1.09 percent for the first quarter 2016 and first quarter of 2015, respectively.

About Park National Corporation

Headquartered in Newark, Ohio, Park National Corporation had $7.4 billion in total assets (as of March 31, 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, blewis@parknationalbank.com
Investor contact: Brady Burt, 740.322.6844, bburt@parknationalbank.com

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

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