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J.D. Colbert to head Native American Bank

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DENVER -- Veteran Chickasaw/Creek banker J.D. Colbert has been appointed
president and CEO of Native American Bank, N.A., according to Tex Hall,
chairman of the board of directors of the bank's holding company.

"We are very pleased to have Mr. Colbert join us as president and CEO,"
stated Hall. "J.D. Colbert brings a strong record of success in the
executive positions that he has held in banking and Indian country. We
believe that he is a great fit for our organization and we look forward to
exciting accomplishments under his leadership."

Colbert comes to Native American Bank from Bank2 in Oklahoma City, a
Chickasaw Nation-owned bank that Colbert founded and at which he served as
executive vice president. Colbert also founded the North American Native
Bankers Association, an association of Indian-owned banks in the United
States and Canada. He is also a former bank examiner with the Federal
Reserve Bank of Boston, a former bank chief financial officer, a former
tribal administrator and a former bank president.

"I am very excited and honored to join Native American Bank as president
and CEO. Native American Bank has immense potential to become the largest
and most successful provider of financial services across Indian country,"
stated Colbert. "I greatly look forward to working with our board and staff
in further positioning Native American Bank to be the catalyst for the
economic improvement in Indian country."

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Native American Bank is a $63 million bank with its corporate headquarters
in Denver; a retail branch in Browning, Mont.; and loan production offices
in Box Elder, Mont., and Anchorage, Alaska. The bank is owned by 24
federally recognized Indian tribes, Alaska Native corporations and tribal
organizations. For more information about Native American Bank, visit