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Park National Corporation to add Judd and Ramser to board of directors

NEWARK, Ohio – Park National Corporation’s (NYSE American: PRK) (Park) board of directors elected Jason Judd and Mark Ramser to serve as directors, effective January 1, 2019. Judd will also join the board of directors of Park’s banking subsidiary, The Park National Bank, effective January 1, 2019.

Ramser has been an advisory board member of the bank’s First-Knox National Bank Division for 22 years. These elections expand Park’s board to 14 members, including Director Emeritus William T. McConnell.

Jason Judd is senior vice president of finance and international franchise operations for Justice, a retail fashion company within the Ascena Retail Group. Prior to joining Ascena in 2015, he served L Brands in a variety of finance leadership roles over 11 years. He earned an MBA with honors from Carnegie Mellon University and a bachelor’s degree magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania. His current community involvement includes serving as treasurer and a member of the board of trustees for Tifereth Israel Synagogue’s foundation.

Mark Ramser is president of Ohio Cumberland Gas Company, where he holds 38 years of experience. He earned a bachelor’s degree cum laude from The Ohio State University. He has a long and enduring record of business success and community leadership. A partial list of his community involvement includes: The Community Foundation of Mount Vernon & Knox County—board member 1997-2010, board chair 2000-2010; Central Ohio Technical College—board member 2006-2016; Camp Cornish Foundation—board chair 2013 to present and Knox County Historical Society—board member 20+ years to present.

“Both of these gentlemen possess extensive business finance and management experience, as well as a history of effective leadership with great integrity. Jason is widely respected in central Ohio for his strategic and analytical skills, and Mark has an excellent reputation for his wise counsel and business acumen,” said Park Chief Executive Officer David L. Trautman. “Their diverse backgrounds bring appealing additions to our board, as we have always believed that different viewpoints and considerable experience help preserve and enhance our board’s success.”

Judd and Ramser will serve in the class of directors whose terms expire on the date of Park’s annual shareholder meeting in 2019.

View a PDF of the news release.

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