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German American Bancorp Inc (GABC.OQ)

GABC.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Mark Schroeder

63 2009 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Clay Ewing

61 2016 President, Secretary

Bradley Rust

50 2015 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Randall Braun

57 2016 Executive Vice President and Chief Retail Banking and Development Officer

D. Neil Dauby

53 2016 Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Banking Officer

Keith Leinenbach

58 2016 Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer

U. Butch Klem

67 2009 Lead Independent Director

Douglas Bawel

61 2004 Independent Director

Lonnie Collins

69 2016 Independent Director

Christina Ernst

67 2004 Independent Director

Marc Fine

57 2012 Independent Director

J. David Lett

64 2000 Independent Director

Chris Ramsey

60 2012 Independent Director

M. Darren Root

56 2013 Independent Director

Thomas Seger

59 2011 Independent Director

Raymond Snowden

67 2014 Independent Director

Michael Voyles

68 1998 Independent Director

Terri Eckerle

IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Mark Schroeder

Mr. Mark A. Schroeder is Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of German American Bancorp Inc. Mr. Schroeder, who was licensed as a certified public accountant in Indiana in 1995, has over 40 years of day-to-day banking experience, including experience as the Company's chief lending officer and as the Company's chief financial officer and chief operating officer. Mr. Schroeder is active in Indiana and national industry organizations, including the boards of directors of leading state (1999-2011) and national community banking industry associations, and since 2007 has served as Vice Chairman of the Board of Members of the Indiana Department of Financial Institutions, an official agency of the State of Indiana that oversees the banking and finance industry.

Clay Ewing

Bradley Rust

Randall Braun

Mr. Randall L. Braun is Executive Vice President and Chief Retail Banking and Development Officer of German American Bancorp Inc. and its bank subsidiary. He was joined German American in 2011, brings nearly 25 years of broad-based banking industry experience to his expanded role. In addition to continuing to head the Company's retail banking business line, Braun will provide executive oversight of German American's leadership development program, as well as of the Company's human resource and training functions. In this newly appointed role, he will be responsible for the recruitment, development, training and retention of the Company's nearly 600 financial professionals.

D. Neil Dauby

Mr. D. Neil Dauby is Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Banking Officer of the Company. Dauby, who holds a certified public accountant designation, joined German American in 2001, following a successful 15 year career in public accounting. He previously served as president of one of German's American's community banking subsidiaries and will continue to serve as the regional president of the Company's south central region, consisting of Dubois, Perry, and Spencer Counties. In his new role as Head of Commercial Banking, Dauby will carry the expanded responsibility for all aspects of the Company's commercial banking line of business.

Keith Leinenbach

Mr. Keith A. Leinenbach is a Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer of the Company. He has 34 years of commercial banking experience within the Company's geographic market area, has been with German American since 2000. During his tenure with German American, Leinenbach has served as senior commercial banker, regional credit officer, and, most recently, as corporate senior vice president & chief credit officer. In the role as Chief Credit Officer, he has responsibility for the Company's commercial asset quality and the commercial credit administration function.

U. Butch Klem

Mr. U. Butch Klem is Lead Independent Director of German American Bancorp Inc. He is Chairman of the Governance/Nominating Committee of our Board and is a member of its Compensation/Human Resources Committee. Mr. Klem, President and CEO of U.B. Klem Furniture Company, a furniture manufacturer based in Jasper, Indiana, founded that company in 1973, and has grown it to a medium-sized manufacturer employing over 100 individuals. In the course of managing that growth, Mr. Klem has gained experience in sales, human resources, accounting and finance.

Douglas Bawel

Mr. Douglas A. Bawel is an Independent Director of German American Bancorp Inc. He is a member of its Audit Committee and Compensation/Human Resources Committee. He is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Jasper Engines & Transmissions, a $580 million revenue 100% ESOP Company with over 3000 associates. Jasper specializes in remanufacturing and parts distribution across the United States. Mr. Bawel previously served from January 1999 to June 2007 as an outside director of Steel Technologies, Inc., a publicly-held company. He serves as President of Patoka Valley Health Cooperative and is a Board Member of OFS Brands.

Lonnie Collins

Mr. Lonnie D. Collins is an Independent Director of the Company. He practiced real estate law, corporate law and estate planning as an attorney in River Valley’s market area for over 35 years, retiring from such practice in 2013. He also served as Secretary of River Valley for over 31 years.

Christina Ernst

Ms. Christina M. Ernst is an Independent Director of German American Bancorp Inc. She has been a director of the Company since 2004 and presently serves as a member of the Board's Compensation/Human Resources Committee. She has serves as Chairman and CEO of Miller Construction Company, Inc., an electrical power line contractor based in Vincennes, Indiana, with revenues of $42 million in 2016 and approximately 200 employees. Among her duties is overseeing the investment of approximately $645 million of assets of a Taft Hartley benefit fund as a trustee and member of the investment committee. Prior to her 2016 election as Chairman and CEO of Miller Construction, Ms. Ernst had served as President and CEO since 1988. Ms. Ernst previously served on the board of directors of another publicly held community bank holding company based in Vincennes, Indiana, prior to its acquisition by a larger bank in 1998. She currently serves as Vice Chairman of the board of the Vincennes University Foundation. Our Board believes that Ms. Ernst brings to it varied business and investment management experiences, and knowledge of Vincennes, Indiana and the surrounding Knox County community.

Marc Fine

Mr. Marc D. Fine is Independent Director of German American Bancorp Inc. Mr. Fine has served as a director of the Company since his election in 2011. Mr. Fine was a director of the former Bank of Evansville, having been among its founding director group in 2001. Mr. Fine has practiced business law in Evansville, Indiana since 1984 and was a founding partner of the law firm of Rudolph, Fine, Porter & Johnson, LLP, in Evansville. Rudolph, Fine, Porter & Johnson, LLP recently merged with Jackson Kelly PLLC and Mr. Fine became the Managing Member of the Evansville office. He is also active in many civic and community organizations and is a Commissioner of the Indiana Gaming Commission (since 2008), an official agency of the State of Indiana that oversees the state's gaming industry.

J. David Lett

Mr. J. David Lett is Independent Director of German American Bancorp Inc. He is a director of the Company since 2000 and a member of its Governance/Nominating Committee, has practiced law for over 33 years with Lett & Jones, a law firm in Martin County, Indiana (part of the Company's southern Indiana market area) that provides legal services to a wide range of individual, governmental and organizational clientèle in Martin, Daviess and Dubois Counties. Mr. Lett's professional and civic relationships and stature within these communities position him well to offer valuable insight and perspective on a variety of matters relating to the Company's banking, insurance, investment, and trust services.

Chris Ramsey

Mr. Chris A. Ramsey is an Independent Director of German American Bancorp Inc. Mr. Ramsey is president of Ramsey Development LLC. of Indiana, Inc. (a real estate company based in Tell City, Indiana) and the owner of several businesses in the construction and real estate industry with over 30 years’ experience in real estate. Mr. Ramsey has served on the boards of directors of the former Bank of Evansville, the former Tell City National Bank (Tell City, Indiana) and former First National Bank (Cannelton, Indiana).

M. Darren Root

Dr. M. Darren Root is an Independent Director of German American Bancorp Inc. Mr. Root serves as the Chairman of the Audit Committee of our Board. Mr. Root is President and founding member of RootAdvisors LLC, a Bloomington, Indiana-based accounting firm, and CEO of Rootworks LLC, a membership-based consulting firm dedicated to educating small and mid-size accounting firms on technology, practice management, marketing, branding and more. Mr. Root holds CPA, CITP (Certified Information Technology Professional), and CGMA (Chartered Global Management Accountant) credentials. Mr. Root is the author of “The Intentional Accountant” and co-authored the books “The E-Myth Accountant” and “Youtility for Accountants.” He is the former Executive Editor of CPA Practice Advisor.

Thomas Seger

Mr. Thomas W. Seger is an Independent Director of German American Bancorp Inc. He has served as a director of the Company since his election to a newly-created board seat, effective August 16, 2011 and is Chairman of our Board's Compensation/Human Resources Committee and is a member of our Governance/Nominating Committee. Mr. Seger is Vice President of Wabash Valley Produce, a large poultry producer, headquartered in Dubois, Indiana, President of Simple Transport, which is also located in Dubois, Indiana, and an owner of Farbest Foods. As a result of Mr. Seger's 38 years of experience in poultry and agriculture, Mr. Seger brings to our Board unique perspectives based on his knowledge of the agricultural industry on a local, regional, and national level.

Raymond Snowden

Mr. Raymond W. Snowden is an Independent Director of German American Bancorp Inc. He is also serving as a member of our Board's Audit Committee. Mr. Snowden is the Board Chairperson of Jasper, Indiana-based Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center. He also was the Center's President and Chief Executive Officer from 1999 to April 2015, and has over 31 years of management experience in the health care industry. He also serves as a Board member for the Vincennes University-Jasper Foundation, and Welborn Baptist Foundation in Evansville, and is a past Board member of the Genesis Health Alliance, Indiana Hospital Association, Patoka Valley Healthcare Cooperative and of Dubois Strong (formerly Dubois County Area Development Corporation). Mr. Snowden was appointed as a member of the Jasper Economic Development Commission in 2011 and continues to serve in that capacity.

Michael Voyles

Mr. Michael J. Voyles is an Independent Director of German American Bancorp Inc. He has served as a director of the Company since 1998 (and as a member of the board of a predecessor banking company for 13 years prior to its affiliation with the Company), and is a member of its Audit Committee. Mr. Voyles, who currently is President of Voyles Properties, LLC (real estate holdings) and M.J.V. Inc. (rental properties), was President of Voyles Supermarket, Inc. (retail groceries) based in Petersburg, Indiana, from 1985 through its sale in January 2009.

Terri Eckerle

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