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January 10 2013

ChoiceOne Bank Names Panozzo Fremont Branch Manager and McLain Assistant Branch Manager

Lisa Panozzo

FREMONT, MI (January 10, 2013) — James Bosserd, President and CEO of ChoiceOne Bank, has named Lisa R. Panozzo to the position of branch manager at the ChoiceOne Bank Fremont office, and Tina McLain to the position of assistant branch manager.

“We are excited to have both Lisa and Tina join our ChoiceOne team in Fremont,” said Bosserd. “Lisa and Tina come to us with a wealth of banking experience that is focused on the customer which is important to us. They are eager to serve the banking needs of the Fremont community.”

In her new branch management post, Panozzo—soon to be Beard—will focus on the day-to-day operations of the Fremont branch. She is responsible for retail banking, business development and personal client growth. “I am very pleased to have this opportunity to work with ChoiceOne Bank customers in the Fremont area, especially drawing on my local experience to serve the community in a number of ways,” Panozzo said.

Panozzo (Beard) has 24 years of community banking experience working her way up from a part-time teller. She attended Baker College in Muskegon and is a graduate of Holton High School. In the community, she has been active in area community and school financial literacy programs, serving as a financial literacy teacher.

McLain has 10 years of banking experience. In her role as assistant branch manager, she will assist customers with their daily banking needs ranging from opening accounts to loan processing. “My hope is to be a trusted advisor for our customers,” she added. McLain is active with the local United Way Day of Caring and Junior Achievement.

About ChoiceOne Bank

ChoiceOne Bank is a full service financial institution with offices in Kent, Ottawa, Muskegon and Newaygo Counties. ChoiceOne Bank offers insurance and investment products through its subsidiary, ChoiceOne Insurance Agencies, Inc. ChoiceOne Financial Services, Inc. is the holding company headquartered in Sparta, Michigan and the parent corporation of ChoiceOne Bank. The company is publicly traded and is available on the OTCBB under the symbol “COFS”. For more information on the bank, please visit ChoiceOne’s website at

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