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FNWD Finward Bancorp

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Proxy contests and exempt solicitations in last 3 years

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Vote support at last AGM


On May 21, 2021, NorthWest Indiana Bancorp (n/k/a Finward Bancorp) (the “Bancorp”) held its Annual Meeting of Shareholders virtually pursuant to due notice. Only holders of the Bancorp’s common stock at the close of business on March 19, 2021 (the “Record Date”), were entitled to vote at the Annual Meeting. Holders of a total of 2,541,715 shares were present virtually or by proxy at the meeting, constituting a quorum.



The Bancorp’s shareholders voted on three proposals at the Annual Meeting. The proposals are described in detail in the Bancorp’s Definitive Proxy Statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 31, 2021. The final results of the votes regarding each proposal are set forth below.



Proposal 1: The Bancorp’s shareholders elected four directors to the following terms. The votes regarding this proposal were as follows:



DirectorExpiration

of Term
Votes ForVotes

Withheld
Broker Non-

Votes
David A. Bochnowski20241,978,4738,816554,426
Kenneth V. Krupinski20241,974,39312,896554,426
Anthony Puntillo, D.D. S., M.S.D.20241,966,65220,637554,426
James L. Wieser, J.D.20241,959,62627,663554,426




Proposal 2: The proposition described below, having received a vote virtually or by proxy of more favorable votes than votes cast against the proposition, was declared to be duly adopted by the shareholders of the Bancorp.



ForAgainstAbstain
Approval and ratification of the appointment of BKD, LLP as auditors for the Bancorp for the year ended December 31, 20212,540,2221,41479




Proposal 3: The proposition described below, having received an advisory vote virtually or by proxy of more favorable votes than votes cast against the proposition, was declared to have been adopted:



ForAgainstAbstainBroker

Non-Votes
Approval, on a non-binding advisory basis, of the executive compensation paid to the named executive officers of the Bancorp as disclosed in the proxy statement for the Annual Meeting1,882,12446,83358,332554,426




No other matters were considered or voted upon at the Annual Meeting.