Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements and Factors that Could Affect Future Results

This press release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Rule 175 promulgated thereunder, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and Rule 3b-6 promulgated thereunder, that involve inherent risks and uncertainties. Any statements about our plans, objectives, expectations, strategies, beliefs, or future performance or events constitute forward-looking statements. Such statements are identified as those that include words or phrases such as “believes,” “expects,” “anticipates,” “plans,” “trend,” “objective,” “continue” or similar expressions or future or conditional verbs such as “will,” “would,” “should,” “could,” “might,” “may” or similar expressions. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions, estimates and other important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from any results, performance or events expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. The following factors, among others, may cause actual results to differ materially from current expectations in the forward-looking statements, including those set forth in this press release: continuing or worsening economic conditions, adverse economic conditions affecting Montana, Wyoming and western South Dakota, credit losses, concentrations of real estate loans, commercial loan risk, adequacy of the allowance for loan losses, impairment of goodwill, changes in interest rates, access to low-cost funding sources, increases in deposit insurance premiums, repurchases of mortgage loans from or reimbursements to investors due to contractual or warranty breach, inability to grow business, governmental regulation and changes in regulatory, tax and accounting rules and interpretations, sweeping changes in regulation of financial institutions due to passage of the Dodd-Frank Act, changes in or noncompliance with governmental regulations, effects of recent legislative and regulatory efforts to stabilize financial markets, dependence on the Company’s management team, ability to attract and retain qualified employees, failure of technology, reliance on external vendors, inability to meet liquidity requirements, lack of acquisition candidates, failure to manage growth, competition, inability to manage risks in turbulent and dynamic market conditions, ineffective internal operational controls, environmental remediation and other costs, litigation pertaining to fiduciary responsibilities, failure to effectively implement technology-driven products and services, capital required to support the Company’s bank subsidiary, soundness of other financial institutions, impact of proposed Basel III capital standards for U.S. banks, inability of our bank subsidiary to pay dividends, implementation of new lines of business or new product or service offerings, change in dividend policy, lack of public market for our Class A common stock, volatility of Class A common stock, voting control of Class B stockholders, decline in market price of Class A common stock, dilution as a result of future equity issuances, uninsured nature of any investment in Class A common stock, anti-takeover provisions, controlled company status and subordination of common stock to Company debt.

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