ALLIANCE BANK REMODELS MALL DRIVE LOCATION

St. Paul, MN – July 31, 2009 – Alliance Bank, a privately owned community bank with over $700 million in assets, announced today the recent remodeling of its branch at 2728 Mall Drive in Eau Claire, WI.

The bank at the Mall Drive location was originally built in 1971. The extensive remodel allowed Alliance Bank to update its look and create office space for additional tenants. Catholic Area Schools Administration offices will occupy one of the two new office spaces; the other is available for lease.

“With Alliance Bank’s new location at Waterford, we needed less space at Mall Drive. Subdividing the space made perfect sense, and we’re pleased that Catholic Schools of Eau Claire & Altoona has secured office space in the building,” stated Ray Willoughby, president, Wisconsin Region.

The remodel gives the bank a fresh clean look. Designed in rich grey tones, the renovations include new tile, upgraded bathrooms, energy efficient lighting and new artwork. Major construction was done during evenings and weekends to avoid any customer inconvenience. The total project took two months.

To celebrate the completion, Alliance Bank will be hosting a Grand Reopening/Customer Appreciation Day event for its customers on August 24th from 4 to 6 p.m.

“We are excited to celebrate the remodel with our customers. We have a fresh new look with the same friendly faces and personalized service our customers have come to expect,” said Betty Ouellette, branch manager, Mall Drive. “The transformation will enhance the customer experience and make it more pleasant to bank with us.”

ALLIANCE BANK PROMOTES CINDY COLE TO CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER

St. Paul, MN – (Market Wire) – January 23, 2009 – Alliance Bank, a privately owned community bank with over $600 million in assets, announced that Cindy Cole has been promoted to chief information officer (CIO). In this position, Cindy is responsible for the overall operations of the bank including data processing, item processing and information technology.

Cindy has worked for the Reim family since 1979, and has held various positions in all aspects of operations. Cindy’s most recent positions included senior vice president of operations and vice president of operations.

Cindy currently serves as chairman for the Upper Midwest User Group for Metavante Corporation, a billion dollar banking and payment technology company, and is a committee member for the Metavante User Planning Committee. She has also co-authored several market analysis white papers for Metavante.

About Alliance Bank
Alliance Bank is a privately owned community bank with assets in excess of $550 million. Alliance Bank provides highly integrated commercial, agricultural, private and personal banking services in seven locations throughout Minnesota. Chartered in 1867, Alliance Bank delivers big bank expertise with community bank service. As a community bank, Alliance Bank is committed to remaining independent and providing personal interaction and timely decision making. From basic checking and savings products, to business loans, personal loans, sophisticated cash management and online banking services, Alliance Bank offers services to help companies and individuals succeed. Visit www.alliancebanks.com or call 1-888-959-9425 to learn more.