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Great Southern Bank expands Commercial Lending presence to Tulsa, Okla. and Dallas, Texas markets

Friday, January 31, 2014

Great Southern Bank expands Commercial Lending presence to Tulsa, Okla. and Dallas, Texas markets

17:01 EST Friday, January 31, 2014

SPRINGFIELD, Mo., Jan. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Great Southern Bank is now serving commercial lending needs in the Tulsa, Okla. and Dallas, Texas markets, respectively. Commercial loan offices will open on Monday, February 3, in Tulsa and by the end of February in Dallas.


"We are pleased to open commercial loan offices in the Tulsa and Dallas markets and look forward to the opportunity of working with commercial clients in each area," said Great Southern President and CEO Joseph W. Turner. "We have assembled experienced teams in those markets who are already proving to be great assets as we build relationships with clients in the markets."

Blake Will leads the team in Tulsa as the Tulsa Commercial Lending Market Manager and has begun serving commercial clients in the region. Will has more than 11 years of experience in commercial real estate lending.

Tim Young leads the team in Dallas. Young, a 30-year commercial real estate lending veteran in the Dallas market, was recently hired as the Dallas Commercial Lending Market Manager. He, too, has already begun serving commercial clients in the region.

The new offices are the first physical presence the company will have in each market. They will provide a wide variety of the bank's commercial lending services including fixed and variable-rate commercial real estate loans for new and existing property. Competitive commercial construction and portfolio financing will also be available.

Great Southern Bank operates 96 retail banking centers across six states in the Midwest; Missouri, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, Arkansas and Minnesota. With $3.6 billion in total assets and a mission to build winning relationships with its customers, associates, shareholders and communities, Great Southern is headquartered in Springfield, Mo. Great Southern Bancorp, Inc. is a public company and its common stock (ticker: GSBC) is listed on the NASDAQ Global Select stock exchange.

SOURCE Great Southern Bank

For further information: Kelly Polonus, Great Southern Bank, 1.417.895.5242,

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