Home Federal Bank Now Open as Full-Service Branch in Fargo, North Dakota

Bank transitions from loan production office to offer community bank services

SIOUX FALLS, S.D., July 6, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, Home Federal Bank is pleased to announce they have made the transition from being a loan production office to now being able to serve all the financial needs of the community as a full-service branch in Fargo, ND.

In November of 2013, Home Federal first established a loan production office and announced the hire of Brent Wersinger as the Fargo-Moorhead Regional President. Reflecting on the past year and a half, Wersinger shared, "We've been looking forward to this day for a long time. I'm excited to expand our offerings and maintain the high level of personal service our customers appreciate."

"The time is right to bring Home Federal's full-service community bank model to the Fargo-Moorhead community," said Stephen Bianchi, President and CEO of Home Federal Bank. "We have been successful in serving the lending needs for business and agribusiness customers and now look forward serving their deposit needs as well as bringing personal banking services to the market."

The branch, located in the Galleria off of Veterans Boulevard (5675 26th Ave. S.), features leading edge technology in the banking industry which will provide customers innovative ways to conduct banking business. Later this fall, a drive-up will be completed for customer convenience.

"Home Federal believes in providing a high tech, high-touch banking experience," said Wendy Wills, SVP/Corporate Strategy. "We appreciate the opportunity to sit down with our customers to help them achieve their financial goals. Additionally, we know customers want to do their banking when it's most convenient for them and use technology that is common in their everyday lives. Because we respect our customers busy lifestyles, we recently invested in enhancing our online banking platform so customers have a more robust and intuitive banking experience from a mobile phone, tablet or desktop computer. One added feature included the ability to do mobile deposit by taking a photo of a check with their mobile phone. Our electronic services coupled with our full-service branch presence now in Fargo positions our company well to serve all customers."

About Home Federal Bank

Home Federal Bank was founded in 1929 and operates 24 locations throughout South Dakota, North Dakota and Minnesota. The company operates a branch in the Twin Cities market as Infinia Bank, a Division of Home Federal Bank of South Dakota. Home Federal is a wholly-owned subsidiary of HF Financial Corp., which is traded on the NASDAQ under the symbol "HFFC." Combined with its parent company and subsidiaries, it employs approximately 300 people. More information about the company may be found at www.homefederal.com.

CONTACT: Stephen M. Bianchi, President and CEO 225 S. Main Ave., Sioux Falls, SD 57104 (605) 333-7556 or 1-800-244-2149Source:HF Financial Corp.