Indianapolis-based Salin Bank and Trust Co. has selected Brian Hunt as executive vice president and general counsel. He previously served as legal counsel for ATA Airlines Inc. and Pinnacle Airlines Corp. September 9, 2013

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Family-owned and Indiana-based Salin Bank today announced that Brian T. Hunt has been named Executive Vice President and General Counsel and will lead all legal efforts throughout the state.

Hunt has nearly 30 years experience in the practice of law, with 23+ years as corporate counsel with ATA Airlines, Inc., and Pinnacle Airlines Corp. Prior to his time in the airline industry, Brian was in private law practice at Faegre, Baker & Daniels LLP and Riley Bennett & Egloff, LLP.

“We could not be happier that Brian Hunt has joined our team,” says Salin Bank President and CEO Bill Salin, II. “Our mission is to continuously strive to be more responsive and relevant to our customers’ needs. Brian has the legal and compliance experience, professional capabilities and personal warmth to be a leader in our great management team.”

Salin adds, “As an independent, community-oriented commercial bank, we remain committed to having the best-equipped, best-trained people reaching out to our customers. Brian's experience and insights will be invaluable in enhancing internal policies and procedures and refining best-practices management techniques.”

While at Pinnacle Airlines, Brian reviewed and negotiated financing agreements related to the acquisition of aircraft, engines and aircraft parts packages. Additionally he reviewed and negotiated agreements related to the sale/leaseback of aircraft equipment. He also represented the company in short-term financing transactions; and represented debtors in out-of-court reorganizations and bankruptcy proceedings. Hunt was also the company’s chief compliance officer.

“The opportunity I've been looking for is precisely what Salin Bank offers,” Hunt said, “It is the bank's strength and stability over the long-run that are so relevant and satisfying to its customers, communities, and employees. There is a strong sense at Salin that the way it does business truly can make a difference. The bank has the human and financial capital to continue to improve its position as a uniquely successful Indiana bank. I am honored to be asked to contribute to this organization and excited to take part in this exciting challenge.”

Hunt holds his undergraduate degree from the University of Dayton and his Juris Doctorate from Indiana University School of Law – Indianapolis.

He, his wife and family live in Carmel, Indiana.

About Salin Bank & Trust Company

Salin Bank and Trust Company, a family-owned community bank, is one of the top ten chartered banks in Indiana with assets of more than $800 million. Salin operates 21 banking locations in 10 Indiana counties serving Columbus, Delphi, Edinburgh, Fishers, Flora, Fort Wayne, Galveston, Gas City, Kokomo, Lafayette, Logansport, Marion, West Lafayette, Fishers and Indianapolis.

Source: Salin Bank and Trust Co.

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