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NorthWest Indiana Bancorp and Peoples Bank Complete Acquisition of First Personal Financial Corp. and First Personal Bank


NorthWest Indiana Bancorp (OTC:NWIN) ("NWIN"), the parent of
Peoples Bank SB ("Peoples Bank"), announced today that it has
successfully completed the previously announced acquisition of First
Personal Financial Corp. (privately held, "First Personal") and its
wholly-owned subsidiary, First Personal Bank, of Orland Park, Illinois,
in a stock and cash transaction. Simultaneous with the acquisition of
First Personal by NWIN, First Personal Bank, the wholly-owned Illinois
state chartered commercial bank subsidiary of First Personal, merged
with and into Peoples Bank.

With the completion of the acquisition, Peoples Bank will have
approximately $1.1 billion in assets, $745.1 million in loans and $947.7
million in deposits. The acquisition will further expand Peoples Bank's
retail banking network into the South Suburban Chicagoland market,
bringing the total number of full-service Banking Centers to 19. The
integration of First Personal into the Peoples Bank brand will be
completed during the third quarter of 2018.

"Closing on this acquisition represents an important strategic step for
Peoples Bank as we enter the South Suburban Chicagoland market. I look
forward to working with Randy Schwartz, president and chief executive
officer of First Personal Bank, as he joins the Peoples team and helps
us continue to create value for all of our stakeholders. The combined
organization remains committed to building strong customer relationships
and helping the customers and communities we serve be more successful,"
said Benjamin Bochnowski, president and chief executive officer.

"We are excited to establish a physical presence within Orland Park,
Lemont, and Chicago (Garfield Ridge), Illinois to better serve our
current customers surrounding these markets. We look forward to building
on the success that Randy and his team have had over the years,"
Bochnowski said. He added, "Integration remains on-track for late third
quarter 2018, at which point First Personal customers will have access
to an expanded menu of banking services. All of the Bank's customers
will benefit from the strength of an independent community bank that
continues to grow as we execute our strategic plan."

Randy Schwartz, president and chief executive officer of First Personal
Bank, has been named Chicagoland Market President at Peoples, with
responsibilities in community involvement and business development in
the South Suburban Chicagoland markets.

NorthWest Indiana Bancorp was advised by Stephens Inc. and Barnes &
Thornburg LLP as legal counsel. First Personal was advised by, and
received a fairness opinion from, Piper Jaffray & Co., and was advised
by Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg LLP as legal counsel.

About NorthWest Indiana Bancorp

NorthWest Indiana Bancorp is a locally owned and independent bank
holding company headquartered in Munster, Indiana, whose activities are
primarily limited to holding the stock of Peoples Bank. Peoples Bank
provides a wide range of personal and business financial services from
its 16 locations in Lake and Porter Counties in Northwest Indiana.
NorthWest Indiana Bancorp's common stock is traded on the OTC Bulletin
Board and the OTC Pink Marketplace under the symbol NWIN. The website provides information on Peoples Bank's products and
services, and NorthWest Indiana Bancorp's investor relations.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release may contain forward-looking statements regarding the
financial performance, business prospects, growth and operating
strategies of NWIN and First Personal. For these statements, each of
NWIN and First Personal claims the protections of the safe harbor for
forward-looking statements contained in the Private Securities
Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Statements in this communication should
be considered in conjunction with the other information available about
NWIN and First Personal, including the information in the filings NWIN
makes with the SEC. Forward-looking statements provide current
expectations or forecasts of future events and are not guarantees of
future performance. The forward-looking statements are based on
management's expectations and are subject to a number of risks and
uncertainties. Forward-looking statements are typically identified by
using words such as "anticipate," "estimate," "project," "intend,"
"plan," "believe," "will" and similar expressions in connection with any
discussion of future operating or financial performance.

Although management believes that the expectations reflected in such
forward-looking statements are reasonable, actual results may differ
materially from those expressed or implied in such statements. Risks and
uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially
include: difficulties and delays in integrating NWIN's and First
Personal's businesses or fully realizing cost savings and other
benefits; business disruption following the merger; changes in asset
quality and credit risk; the inability to sustain revenue and earnings
growth; changes in interest rates and capital markets; inflation;
customer acceptance of NWIN's and First Personal's products and
services; customer borrowing, repayment, investment, and deposit
practices; customer disintermediation; the introduction, withdrawal,
success, and timing of business initiatives; competitive conditions; the
inability to realize cost savings or revenues or to implement
integration plans and other consequences associated with mergers,
acquisitions, and divestitures; economic conditions; and the impact,
extent, and timing of technological changes, capital management
activities, and other actions of the Federal Reserve Board and
legislative and regulatory actions and reforms.

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