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Bank of New Hampshire President & CEO Announces Retirement

Laconia, New Hampshire – September 6, 2016 – At the annual Corporators’ meeting held on Wednesday, August 31st, Bruce D. Clow, Chairman of the Board for Bank of New Hampshire announced that after more than nine years of leadership as President & CEO, K. Mark Primeau plans to retire as of June 30, 2017.

Mark joined Bank of New Hampshire in 2008, at the beginning of the toughest economic recession this country has faced in generations. In the years to follow, Mark guided the bank through the recession by investing in new technology, marketing, and employees resulting in growth and strong financial performance. Under Mark’s leadership, Bank of New Hampshire has grown from 17 banking offices to 24 and increased assets from $966 million to over $1.4 billion, all while remaining committed to providing the best banking products and services with outstanding customer service.  After his retirement, Mark will remain as a Director of the bank. 

In addition to leading the bank, Mark has been very active in the community.  Mark currently serves on the Board for the Daniel Webster Council – Boy Scouts of America where he was Council President 2011-2014 and Chairman until April 2016. Mark was recognized by the Daniel Webster Council in 2011 for his dedication to the community with the Good Scout Award. In addition, he currently sits on the Board for the Granite United Way, where he served as Chair in 2015. He was acclaimed recently as their 2015 Volunteer of the Year in appreciation of his time, personal support and dedication. Mark has also served as a Trustee for LRGHealthcare for the past six years, is a founding member of the NH Coalition for Business and Education and served as Chairman of the New Hampshire Bankers Association in 2014.   

The board has selected Atlantic Financial Marketing, under the direction of Ted Amazeen and Rick Lund, to conduct a national search to identify the next President & CEO of Bank of New Hampshire. 

Bank of New Hampshire, founded in 1831, provides deposit, lending and wealth management products and services to families and businesses throughout New Hampshire. With 24 banking offices throughout New Hampshire and assets exceeding $1.4 billion, Bank of New Hampshire is the oldest and largest independent bank in the state. Bank of New Hampshire is a mutual organization, focused on the success of the bank’s customers, communities and employees, rather than stockholders.  For more information, call 1-800-832-0912 or visit www.BankNH.com.

  

 

 

Photo Caption: Bruce D. Clow (left), Chairman of the Board for Bank of New Hampshire announced that after more than nine years of leadership as President & CEO, K. Mark Primeau (right) plans to retire as of June 30, 2017.

 

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