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Grand Rapids, Mich. (July 18, 2023) – Legacy Trust, the largest private trust bank headquartered in
Grand Rapids, announced today the appointment of Brian Balke to the position of Vice President, Senior
Portfolio Manager and Wealth Advisor.

In his new role, Balke will continue to serve as a member of the Legacy Trust Investment Team and will
be responsible for crafting and implementing the firm’s investment strategy. He will also work with
clients on the execution of their individual wealth plan, ensuring their personal objectives are being
achieved and their financial goals are within reach.

“I’m grateful for the opportunity to expand my responsibilities at Legacy Trust and continue to work
with our clients and shareholders,” said Balke. “Legacy Trust is an extraordinary firm that delivers highly
personalized investment and wealth management counsel. I’m proud to be associated with that type of
elite professional service.”

In addition to his industry-related activities, Balke is also active in the Grand Rapids community. He is
involved in the West Michigan Planned Giving Group, the Heart of West Michigan United Way, and the
Economic Club of Grand Rapids.

“Brian is a strategic and insightful advisor who has worked very successfully with some of our largest
clients for much of his time with the firm,” said Tracey Hornbeck, president & CEO of Legacy Trust. “His
professionalism, knowledge of market trends and dedication to personal service will continue to be a
valuable asset for our investors and their families.”

Balke possesses both the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) and the Certified Investment Management
Analyst designation. He has served in a variety of investment management and wealth advisor positions
since joining the firm in 2012.

Legacy Trust and Your Right to Financial Privacy

At Legacy Trust we have established policies and practices that respect the financial privacy of all individuals who use our trust company. We believe it is critical to comply with the laws and regulations designed to secure your financial privacy. Your relationship with us as our client is very important to us, and we want you to understand our policies and practices about handling your information.

This Policy applies to you – This Policy applies to our relationships with individual clients who inquire about or obtain products or services from us for personal, family and household purposes.

Strict security measures – We take the security of information very seriously. We have established security standards and procedures to prevent access to client information. We maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards to guard client information.

Limited employee access – We have established procedures to limit employee access to information to only those employees with a business reason for accessing such information. We educate our employees about the importance of confidentiality and client privacy. We take appropriate disciplinary measures to enforce employee responsibilities regarding client information.

Why we collect information – We collect information about you to:

  • accurately identify you;
  • protect and administer your records, accounts and funds;
  • help us design or improve our products and services;
  • understand your financial needs;
  • save you time when you apply for new products and services; offer you quality products and services; and comply with certain laws and regulations;

We collect information – We collect and maintain your personal information so that we can provide investment management and other services to you. The types and categories of information that we collect and maintain about you include:

  • Information we receive from you to open an account or provide investment advice or other services to you (such as your home address, social security number, telephone, financial information and investment objectives).
  • Information that we generate to service your account or from our transactions with you (such as account statements and other financial information).
  • Information on your transactions with nonaffiliated third parties.

We have established procedures so that the financial information we collect is accurate, current and complete. We are committed to work with you to promptly correct any inaccurate information.

Our selective sharing of information – In order for us to provide investment management and other services to you, we do disclose your personal information in very limited instances, which include:

  • Disclosures to nonaffiliated companies as permitted by law, including those who help us service your account (such as providing account information to brokers and custodians).
  • Other limited disclosures as permitted by law, for example, required reports to government entities.

We do not share your information with third parties for marketing purposes. We do not sell your information.

Former clients – If you end your relationship with us, we will continue to adhere to the privacy policies and practices described in this notice.


Important Information About Procedures For Opening A New Account

To help the government fight the funding of terrorism and money laundering activities, Federal law requires all financial institutions to obtain, verify and record information that identifies each person who opens an account.

What this means for you: When you open an account, we will ask for your name, address, date of birth and other information that will allow us to identify you. We may also ask to see your driver’s license or other identifying documents.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause; however, federal law prohibits us from waiving these requirements.

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