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TRANS FINANCIAL BANCORP ACQUISITION

 BOWLING GREEN, Ky., Dec. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Trans Financial Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRFI), announced that its proposed $9.7 million acquisition of Dawson Springs Bancorp, Inc. Maysville, Ky., was completed today. Dawson Springs Bancorp, Inc. is the $73 million two bank holding company for Kentucky State Bank of Scottsville and Commercial Bank of Dawson in Dawson Springs. Upon the closing of the transaction, the two banks were merged into Trans Financial's commercial bank subsidiary, Trans Financial Bank, N.A.
 Douglas M. Lester, chairman and chief executive officer of Trans Financial said, "Commercial Bank of Dawson and Kentucky State Bank have a dominant market share in the communities they serve and are widely recognized for their high profitability. The acquisition will add to our dominant presence in south central Kentucky."
 Dawson Springs Chairman Robert D. Vance said, "We expect Trans Financial's products and services and their commitment and expertise in economic development to contribute significantly to the communities we serve."
 Trans Financial Bancorp is a multi-bank holding company with assets of approximately $1 billion serving Kentucky and Tennessee through 30 offices. In a addition, Trans Financial's market capitalization has gone over $110 million. Its stock is traded in the NASDAQ National Market System under the symbol TRFI.
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 /CONTACT: Barry Bray of Trans Financial Bancorp, 502-745-7530, or Edmund R. Belak of Georgeson and Co., 212-440-9801, for Trans Financial Bancorp, Inc./
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CO: Trans Financial Bancorp, Inc. ST: Kentucky IN: FIN SU: TNM

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