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Horizon Bank Shows Commitment to Education with $25,000 Scholarship Donation to Purdue University Northwest

Michigan City, Indiana – Horizon Bank is pleased to announce the donation of $25,000 to Purdue University Northwest (PNW) for scholarships supporting students in the College of Humanities, Education, and Social Sciences (CHESS) on their annual Day of Giving.

John Freyek, Market President of Lake County, shared his excitement, “As a proud alumnus of Purdue Northwest, and a CHESS Advisory Board member, it gives me great pleasure to help build the next generation of the Pride,” he continues, “Horizon Bank gives back to the communities we serve in many ways, and I am particularly proud to be able to provide assistance to those seeking higher education.”

"Thank you to Horizon Bank! Words cannot express how much your donation means to us and the students at PNW,” Dr. Anne Gregory, Dean of the College of Humanities, Education, and Social Sciences, voiced her gratitude.

Horizon Bank's investment in education highlights its commitment to making a meaningful difference in the communities it serves. By providing financial support to Purdue University Northwest, Horizon continues to uphold its commitment to empowering individuals and strengthening communities through education.

Alexis Harris, Horizon’s AVP, Community Reinvestment Act Officer states, "I am deeply honored we are able to contribute to PNW’s mission of empowering students through education. Together, we can make a lasting impact on their future success."

About Horizon Bancorp, Inc.

Horizon Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ GS: HBNC) is the nearly 8 billion–asset bank holding company for Horizon Bank, which serves customers across attractive Midwestern markets through convenient digital tools, as well as its Indiana and Michigan branches. Horizon's retail offerings include prime residential, indirect auto, and other secured consumer lending, as well as a range of personal banking and wealth management solutions. Horizon also provides a comprehensive array of in–market business banking and treasury management services, as well as equipment financing solutions for customers regionally and nationally, with commercial lending representing over half of total loans. More information on Horizon, headquartered in Northwest Indiana's Michigan City, is available at and

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