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TRANSACTION ANNOUNCEMENT

GLC Advisors & Co., LLC acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Western States Bank in the sale of its three branches to Sandhills State Bank

November 3, 2018

On November 3, 2018, it was announced that Bassett, NE-based Sandhills State Bank signed an Agreement to acquire the Wauneta, Grant, and Ogallala branch locations from Laramie, WY-based Western States Bank. As of June 30, 2018, the three branch locations had a total of $65 million in deposits. Financial terms of the transaction have not been disclosed.

GLC Advisors & Co., LLC acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Western States Bancorporation and Western States Bank in connection with the transaction.

Western States Bank was established in 2006 and currently operates 13 branches across Colorado, Nebraska, and Wyoming by providing a full range of deposit and loan services to its personal and business customers. As of September 30, 2018, Western States had $519 million in assets, $388 million in loans, and $463 million in deposits.

Sandhills State Bank, a $235 million asset banking institution, operates nine locations in the North Platte and
Scottsbluff, NE MSAs (MSA defined as Metropolitan Statistical Area).

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