New Correspondent Banker Builds on Farm, U.S. Navy Experience
With his knack for relationship-building and his natural curiosity about the inner workings of banks and businesses, former commercial lender Perry Rassler is a great fit for our correspondent banking team. Read the full article to learn more about Perry and how his experiences growing up on a rural Minnesota farm and spending time in the U.S. Navy helped shape his career.

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Fourth Quarter Considerations
As your business partner, we work to enhance your bank’s competitiveness, growth, profitability and ability to serve your commercial customers. To that end, there are a few things to keep in mind as 2018 draws to a close. Read on to learn how Bell can help you and your customers meet your year-end goals.

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Bell Bank Mortgage Expanding into Wisconsin, New Mexico
As we continue to seek strong, strategic opportunities to expand our reach in banking and mortgage, Bell Bank Mortgage is expanding into Wisconsin and New Mexico. Read on to learn what Michael Solberg, our president and CEO, looks for when we consider expansion.

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Customer Delivers Unique Gift to Bell Bank
Bell Bank recently received a rather unexpected and unique surprise from one of our indirect customers through our correspondent banking partnership with Iowa Trust and Savings Bank. Read the full article to learn more about the custom bench’s ag-inspired design.

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November Economic Outlook
In this month’s Economic Outlook, Greg Sweeney, Bell’s chief investment officer, shares his insights on interest rates, inflation and economic growth in the U.S.

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Quarterly Financial Report
Bell had another very good quarter. Loan activity continues to be strong with more than $410 million in growth through September. Deposits for the same period were up just over $165 million. Total loans outstanding currently sit at more than $4.8 billion, while total outstanding deposits are just over $4.4 billion. Correspondent banking has also experienced strong growth this year and expects to surpass $700 million in outstanding loans before year end. The bank’s overall financial performance was strong with a 1.30 percent return on average assets through September.

Bell Bank
September 2018
Capital Ratios
Common Equity Tier 1 Capital
10.05%
Total Risk-Based Capital
11.09%
Leverage
9.51%
Key Call Report Information
Total Assets
$5,125,592,000
Total Liabilities
$4,638,141,000
Total Capital
$487,451,000
Total Loans
$4,885,772,000
Total Correspondent Loans
$666,121,000
Total Loss Reserve
$49,011,000
Net Income
$47,799,000
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Tom Ishaug
Fargo
701.866.4676
tishaug@bellbanks.com

Jeff Restad
Alexandria
320.759.8401
jrestad@bellbanks.com

Tracy Peterson
Phoenix
480.259.8280
tpeterson@bellbanks.com

Gene Uher
Sioux Falls
605.201.1864
guher@bellbanks.com

Mary Voss
Des Moines
515.577.0070
mvoss@BellBanks.com

Denise Bunbury
Madison, Wis.
608.234.1438
dbunbury@BellBanks.com

Perry Rassler
Minneapolis
952.905.5054
prassler@bellbanks.com

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