Parent company of Bank First announces ticker symbol change

May 16, 2013, 11:00 ET from First Manitowoc Bancorp, Inc.

MANITOWOC, Wis., May 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- First Manitowoc Bancorp, Inc., parent company of Bank First National, announced today the company's stock ticker symbol change. Effective May 15, 2013, the company's common shares will commence trading on the OTC Markets under the trading symbol 'BFNC' (OTCQB: BFNC). The previous trading symbol was 'FMWC'.

"This change will better align the Bank First brand and name with the ticker symbol. We have discovered that customers and potential shareholders have had difficulty making the connection with our previous ticker symbol," stated Mike Molepske, President and CEO at Bank First. "Furthermore, the holding company will seek shareholder approval in early 2014 to change the holding company name to also better align with the Bank First brand and name."

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First Manitowoc Bancorp, Inc. (BFNC) provides financial services through its sole subsidiary, Bank First National, which was incorporated in 1894. The Bank is an independent community bank with 12 banking locations in Manitowoc, Brown, and Sheboygan and Winnebago counties. The Bank has grown through both acquisitions and de novo branch expansion. The Bank offers loan, deposit, investment advisory and trust products at each of its banking offices. Insurance products are available through Ansay & Associates, LLC. Trust, investment advisory and other financial services are offered through the Bank's partnership with Legacy Private Trust and through an alliance with Morgan Stanley Smith Barney. The Bank is a co-owner of a data processing subsidiary, United Financial Services, Inc., which provides data services for over 40 Wisconsin banks. The Bank employs approximately 159 full-time equivalent staff and has assets of $972 million as of March 31, 2013. Further information about First Manitowoc Bancorp, Inc. is available by clicking on the Investor Relations tab at

First Manitowoc Bancorp is traded on the OTCQB marketplace under the symbol BFNC. The BFNC stock is traded on the OTC Markets Group platform that links to a diverse network of broker-dealers that provide liquidity and execution services in almost 10,000 equity and debt securities. To learn more about the OTC Markets Group visit

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