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Great Southern Opens New Ava Banking Center

New building opened November 4, serving customers six days a week

SPRINGFIELD – Great Southern Bank announced it has opened its new full-service banking center at 1305 NW 12th Ave. in Ava, Mo., on Monday, Nov. 4. The new facility replaces the old office located at 101 North Jefferson. Grand opening festivities are planned for Dec. 13-14, including a ribbon cutting ceremony with the Ava Area Chamber of Commerce, holiday treats and cash cube for members of the community. Guests will also have the opportunity to register to win an iPad.

The new banking center, which is much larger than the original facility, features a full-service lobby, safe deposit boxes, teller area, drive-thru lanes and a drive-up ATM. In celebration of the event, Great Southern will be making a $750 donation to the Ava Kiwanis Club to benefit their winter coat/shoe program.

“We are excited about the opening of this banking center, which will offer customers a better overall experience,” said Great Southern Bank President and CEO Joseph W. Turner. “Our previous location was one of the busiest in our franchise and we hope our customers will find our new and larger location more convenient and accessible.”

Great Southern Bank operates 97 retail banking centers across six states in the Midwest; Missouri, Iowa, Kansas, Arkansas, Minnesota and Nebraska. With $3.6 billion in total assets and a mission to build winning relationships with its customers, associates, shareholders and communities, Great Southern is headquartered in Springfield, Mo. Great Southern Bancorp, Inc. is a public company and its common stock (ticker: GSBC) is listed on the NASDAQ Global Select stock exchange.