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Thompson Joins Century National Bank

October 10, 2016

Experienced lender joins commercial banking team

ZANESVILLE, Ohio – Patrick L. Nash, President and CEO of Century National Bank (Century), is proud to announce the addition of Alton P. Thompson to the commercial lending team. Thompson has over 11 years of banking experience, and will continue his career with Century as a vice president in commercial lending.

“We are thrilled to have Alton joining the Century team,” said Pat Nash. “Alton has been working in the mortgage and commercial lending departments at our affiliate, Park National Bank, for several years. He has the lending expertise, and customer service skills we expect of all our associates. I am confident Alton will be a great addition to our business banking team.”

A graduate of Coshocton High School, he earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Malone University. Thompson is currently enrolled in the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin. His previous banking experience includes many years as branch manager, loan officer and mortgage originator. In the community, Thompson serves as vice president of the Newark Area Jaycees and volunteers for the Licking County United Way.

“Alton already has the skills and knowledge to be a reliable commercial banker,” said Century’s Senior Vice President of Commercial Lending, Jim Blythe. “He has experience with our great products and services, and creating solutions for each commercial customers. Alton is eager to begin serving our local customers and deepen his relationship in Muskingum County.”

Thompson will work with customers seeking commercial real estate loans, construction loans and development, equipment financing, agricultural loans, lines of credit, and more. His office will be in the bank’s Lending Center at 505 Market Street, and he can be contacted at 740.454.3086 or


About Century National Bank

Century National Bank provides deposit, loan, and trust and investment services for families and businesses. Century has 14 offices across six counties and is one of the 11 Ohio community banks that make up The Park National Corporation (NYSE: PRK). For more information, visit

Media Contact: Brittany Stubbs, 740.455.7241,

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