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Park National Corporation reports third quarter 2014 financial results and declares dividend

Park National Bank increases loans, assets and net income

NEWARK, Ohio − Park National Corporation (Park) (NYSE MKT: PRK) today announced financial results for the three months (third quarter) and nine months ended September 30, 2014. While Park reported its net income for the nine-month period was nearly the same as the previous year, its banking subsidiary posted increases in net income due to the impact of continued loan growth. Park’s board of directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.94 per common share, payable on December 10, 2014 to common shareholders of record as of November 21, 2014.

Net income for the third quarter of 2014 was $18.3 million, compared to $19.0 million for the same period in 2013, a decrease of $700,000, or 3.7 percent. Net income per diluted common share for the third quarter of 2014 was $1.19, compared to $1.23 in the same period of 2013.

Net income for the nine months ended September 30, 2014 was $59.7 million, compared to $59.8 million for the same period in 2013. Net income per diluted common share was $3.88 for the first nine months of both 2014 and 2013.

The Park National Bank Results

Park’s community-banking subsidiary, The Park National Bank, reported net income of $61.0 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2014, compared to net income of $57.5 million for the same period of 2013. The Park National Bank had total assets of $6.9 billion at September 30, 2014 and $6.6 billion at September 30, 2013. This performance generated a return on average assets of 1.22 percent and 1.17 percent for the bank for the periods ended September 30, 2014 and 2013, respectively.

The Park National Bank loan portfolio continued its steady growth during the third quarter and first nine months of 2014. Loans outstanding at September 30, 2014 were $4.72 billion, compared to $4.67 billion at June 30, 2014, an increase of $49 million or an annualized 4.14 percent. Loan growth through the first nine months of 2014 was $164 million, an annualized increase of 4.82 percent, compared to the $4.56 billion outstanding at December 31, 2013. The $164 million increase in loans through the first nine months of 2014 was largely due to new loans added in the consumer loan portfolio, which increased by approximately $158 million.

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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