Richard Sawyer recently joined Tower Bank as Financial Reporting Officer. For the past 15 years, Sawyer has held financial positions within the commercial real estate industry, most recently as Controller for McKinley Properties, Inc., headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Sawyer holds a B.A. in Accounting from Taylor University, Upland. He is a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) and a member of the National Association of Realtors.

Seth Keirns, Loan Review Officer, is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Finance from Indiana University. Prior to joining Tower Bank, Keirns worked as an auditor for Arthur Andersen in Indianapolis and, most recently, Ernst & Young in Fort Wayne.

Keith Stoller was promoted to Customer Service Representative and Personal Banker at Tower’s Waynedale office. Prior to joining Tower, Stoller was an agriculture corporations manager and a retail banker with the First Bank of Berne. Stoller has been with Tower Bank since 2003.

Tower Bank & Trust Company was founded on February 19, 1999 in the historic Lincoln Tower in downtown Fort Wayne. As the only bank in this community expressly created to serve its community, Tower is a publicly-held bank headquartered in Fort Wayne, Indiana and provides a wide variety of bank, mortgage and trust services to businesses and consumers located in northeast Indiana.

Tower Bank’s holding company is Tower Financial Corporation and its common stock is listed on the Nasdaq National Market under the symbol “TOFC.” As of September 30, 2004, the holding company reported assets in excess of $477 million and an additional $332 million in assets under management in the Trust area.

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