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Great Western Bancorp, Inc. Names Doug Bass President & Chief Operating Officer


Great Western Bancorp, Inc. ((GWB),
the parent company of Great Western Bank (,
announced today that effective October 1, 2018, Executive Vice President
& Regional President Doug Bass will assume the role of President and
Chief Operating Officer. The announcement comes after an extensive,
nationwide search for the President role. As Chairman and CEO, Ken
Karels will continue to lead the Company but will shift focus towards
long-term strategy, business expansion and acquisition activities, board
governance and regulatory relations.

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Doug Bass President & Chief Operating Officer (Photo: Business Wire)

Doug Bass President & Chief Operating Officer (Photo: Business Wire)

In his new role, Bass will be responsible for implementing technological
and strategic initiatives and overall loan and deposit growth, De novo
office expansion, operating efficiency, and People & Culture. Bass will
report to Chairman and CEO Karels in his new role.

"Doug is a strong leader who understands the importance we have placed
on our culture and values," said Karels. "He is highly qualified for
these new responsibilities and will continue our tradition of investing
in our communities and our mission to Make Life Great for our employees,
customers and shareholders."

Bass, 57, has over 36 years of banking experience and has
worked in various capacities with Great Western Bank since 2009. He has
served in his current role since 2010. Before joining Great Western
Bank, Bass served as President of First American Bank Group. Bass also
served in various capacities over 15 years with Firstar Corporation, now
known as US Bank, including as President and Chief Executive Officer of
Firstar's Sioux City and Council Bluffs operations in western Iowa and
as Manager of Correspondent Banking for its eastern Iowa operations,
which also included responsibility for commercial banking and
agribusiness lending. Bass will be based in Sioux Falls, SD.

"I'm excited to accept this new challenge and lead a team of dedicated
employees," said Bass. "With the support of an outstanding leadership
team and a trusted brand, we are well-positioned for continued growth
and investment in our customers and communities."

About Great Western Bancorp, Inc.

Great Western Bancorp, Inc. is the holding company for Great Western
Bank, a full-service regional bank focused on relationship-based
business and agribusiness banking. Great Western Bank offers small and
mid-sized businesses a focused suite of financial products and a range
of deposit and loan products to retail customers through several
channels, including the branch network, online banking system, mobile
banking applications and customer care centers. The bank services its
customers through more than 170 branches in nine states: Arizona,
Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota and
South Dakota. To learn more about Great Western Bank visit

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press release and in more detail in our most current 10-Q and 10-K
filings. Great Western Bancorp, Inc. disclaims any obligation to update
any of the forward-looking statements that are made from time to time to
reflect future events or developments or changes in expectations.

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