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Section 1: S-3ASR (S-3ASR)

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As filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on October 23, 2018
Registration No. 333-_____________
 

UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
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Form S-3
REGISTRATION STATEMENT UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933
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PARK NATIONAL CORPORATION
(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)

Ohio
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)

31-1179518
(I.R.S. Employer Identification Number)

50 North Third Street
Newark, Ohio 43055
(740) 349-8451
(Address, including zip code, and telephone number, including area code,
of Registrant’s principal executive offices)
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David L. Trautman
Chief Executive Officer and President
Park National Corporation
50 North Third Street
Newark, Ohio 43055
(740) 349-8451
(Name, address, including zip code, and telephone number,
including area code, of agent for service)
Copy of All Communications to:
Elizabeth Turrell Farrar, Esq.
Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP
52 East Gay Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 464-5607
 
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From time to time after the effective date of this Registration Statement
(Approximate date of commencement of proposed sale to the public)

If the only securities being registered on this Form are being offered pursuant to dividend or interest reinvestment plans, please check the following box: o
If any of the securities being registered on this Form are to be offered on a delayed or continuous basis pursuant to Rule 415 under the Securities Act of 1933, other than securities offered only in connection with dividend or interest reinvestment plans, check the following box: x
If this Form is filed to register additional securities for an offering pursuant to Rule 462(b) under the Securities Act, please check the following box and list the Securities Act registration statement number of the earlier effective registration statement for the same offering. o



If this Form is a post-effective amendment filed pursuant to Rule 462(c) under the Securities Act, check the following box and list the Securities Act registration statement number of the earlier effective registration statement for the same offering. o   
If this Form is a registration statement pursuant to General Instruction I.D. or a post-effective amendment thereto that shall become effective upon filing with the Commission pursuant to Rule 462(e) under the Securities Act, check the following
box. x
If this Form is a post-effective amendment to a registration statement filed pursuant to General Instruction I.D. filed to register additional securities or additional classes of securities pursuant to Rule 413(b) under the Securities Act, check the following box. o
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company, or an emerging growth company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.
Large accelerated filer  x
 
 
Accelerated filer o
 
Non-accelerated filer o
 
 
Smaller reporting company o
 
 
 
 
Emerging growth company o
 
If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 7(a)(2)(B) of the Securities Act.    o
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CALCULATION OF REGISTRATION FEE
Title of each class of securities
to be registered
Amount to be registered (1)
Proposed maximum offering price per unit (1)
Proposed maximum aggregate offering
price (1)
Amount of registration fee (2)
Common Shares, without par value
 
 
 
 
Preferred Shares, without par value
 
 
 
 
Depositary Shares (3)
 
 
 
 
Senior Debt Securities
 
 
 
 
Subordinated Debt Securities
 
 
 
 
Junior Subordinated Debt Securities
 
 
 
 
Warrants (4)
 
 
 
 
Units (5)
 
 
 
 
Total:
 
 
 
   
(1)
An unspecified aggregate initial offering price or amount or number of each identified class is being registered as may from time to time be offered at indeterminate prices. Separate consideration may or may not be received for securities that are issuable upon exercise, conversion or exchange of other securities or that are issued in units or represented by depositary shares.
(2)
In accordance with Rule 456(b) and Rule 457(r) under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, Park National Corporation is deferring payment of all of the registration fee and will pay the registration fee subsequently in advance or on a pay-as-you-go basis.
(3)
Each depositary share will represent a fractional interest of a preferred share.
(4)
Warrants to purchase common shares, preferred shares, depositary shares, senior debt securities, subordinated debt securities, junior subordinated debt securities or units of two or more of those securities.
(5)    Any securities registered hereunder may be sold as units with other securities registered hereunder. Each unit will be issued under a unit agreement and will represent an interest in two or more securities, which may or may not be separable from one another.
 




PROSPECTUS
Park National Corporation
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Common Shares, without par value
Preferred Shares, without par value
Depositary Shares
Senior Debt Securities
Subordinated Debt Securities
Junior Subordinated Debt Securities
Warrants
Units
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The securities listed above may be offered and sold by us from time to time in one or more separate offerings, in amounts or numbers, at prices and on other terms to be determined at the time of an offering. We may offer the securities independently or together in any combination for sale directly to purchasers or through underwriters, dealers or agents to be designated at a future date. The specific terms and manner of offering of these securities will be provided in supplements to this prospectus. You should read this prospectus and the applicable prospectus supplement carefully before you invest in the securities described in the applicable prospectus supplement. This prospectus may not be used to consummate sales of securities unless accompanied by a prospectus supplement.
Park National Corporation’s common shares are listed on NYSE AMERICAN under the symbol “PRK.” Unless we state otherwise in the applicable prospectus supplement, we will not list any of the other securities listed above on any securities exchange.
You should read this prospectus and any prospectus supplements carefully before you invest. Investing in our securities involves risk. See the section entitled “Risk Factors” on page 6 of this prospectus, and in the documents we file with the Securities and Exchange Commission that are incorporated in this prospectus by reference, for certain risks and uncertainties you should consider.
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NEITHER THE SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION, NOR ANY STATE SECURITIES COMMISSION OR ANY BANK REGULATORY AGENCY, HAS APPROVED OR DISAPPROVED OF THESE SECURITIES OR PASSED UPON THE ACCURACY OR ADEQUACY OF THIS PROSPECTUS. ANY REPRESENTATION TO THE CONTRARY IS A CRIMINAL OFFENSE.
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ANY SECURITIES OFFERED BY THIS PROSPECTUS AND ANY ACCOMPANYING PROSPECTUS SUPPLEMENT WILL BE OUR EQUITY SECURITIES OR UNSECURED OBLIGATIONS AND WILL NOT BE DEPOSITS OR ACCOUNTS OR OTHER OBLIGATIONS OF OUR BANK SUBSIDIARY OR ANY OF OUR NON-BANK SUBSIDIARIES AND ARE NOT INSURED OR GUARANTEED BY THE FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION, THE DEPOSIT INSURANCE FUND, THE BOARD OF GOVERNORS OF THE FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM, OR ANY OTHER GOVERNMENTAL OR REGULATORY AGENCY OR INSTRUMENTALITY.
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Our principal executive offices are located at 50 North Third Street, Newark, Ohio 43055 and our telephone number is (740) 349-8451.
The date of this prospectus is October 23, 2018.




TABLE OF CONTENTS
ABOUT THIS PROSPECTUS
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WHERE YOU CAN FIND MORE INFORMATION
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INCORPORATION BY REFERENCE
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SPECIAL NOTE REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
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PARK NATIONAL CORPORATION
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RISK FACTORS
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RATIO OF EARNINGS TO FIXED CHARGES
7

USE OF PROCEEDS
7

LEGAL MATTERS
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EXPERTS
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ABOUT THIS PROSPECTUS
This prospectus is part of a registration statement that we have filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) using a “shelf” registration process. Under this shelf registration statement, we may, from time to time, offer any combination of the securities described in this prospectus in one or more separate offerings.
We may use this prospectus to offer any of the following of our securities from time to time:
common shares, without par value;
preferred shares, without par value;
depositary shares;
senior debt securities;
subordinated debt securities;
junior subordinated debt securities;
warrants; or
units.
When we use the term “securities” in this prospectus, we mean any of the securities that we may offer under this prospectus, unless we say otherwise. Each time we offer securities under this prospectus, we will provide a prospectus supplement that will describe the specific terms of the securities offered and the specific manner in which we will offer the securities. A prospectus supplement may include a discussion of any risk factors or other special considerations applicable to those securities or to us. A prospectus supplement may also add to, update or change information contained in this prospectus. If there is any inconsistency between the information in this prospectus and the applicable prospectus supplement, you should rely on the information in the applicable prospectus supplement. You should carefully read both this prospectus and the applicable prospectus supplement, together with the information described under the headings “WHERE YOU CAN FIND MORE INFORMATION” and “INCORPORATION BY REFERENCE” before deciding whether to invest in any of our securities.
You should rely only on the information contained or incorporated by reference in this prospectus and the applicable prospectus supplement. We have not authorized anyone to provide you with different or additional information. If anyone provides you with different, additional or inconsistent information, you should not rely on it. This prospectus does not constitute an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to purchase, any of the securities to which this prospectus relates in any jurisdiction to or from any person to whom it is unlawful to make such an offer or solicitation in such jurisdiction. You should not assume that the information contained in this prospectus or the applicable prospectus supplement or any document incorporated by reference in this prospectus or the applicable prospectus supplement is accurate as of any date other than the dates of the applicable documents.
Unless the context otherwise requires, references to “Park,” the “Company,” “we,” “our” and “us” and similar terms mean Park National Corporation and its subsidiaries.
Unless otherwise indicated, currency amounts in this prospectus and in any applicable prospectus supplement are stated in United States (“U.S.”) dollars.

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WHERE YOU CAN FIND MORE INFORMATION
This prospectus is part of a registration statement on Form S-3 that we filed with the SEC registering the securities that may be offered hereunder. As permitted by SEC rules, this prospectus does not contain all of the information we have included in the registration statement. A copy of the registration statement can be obtained at the address set forth below. You should read the registration statement for more information about our securities and us.
We are subject to the reporting requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), and file annual, quarterly and current reports, proxy statements and other information with the SEC. You may read and copy any document that we file with the SEC at the SEC’s Public Reference Room at 100 F Street N.E., Washington, D.C. 20549. You can request copies of these documents, upon payment of a duplicating fee, by writing to the SEC. Please call the SEC at 1-800-SEC-0330 for information on the operation of the Public Reference Room. The SEC also maintains a website that contains reports, proxy and information statements and other information regarding issuers, like us, who file electronically with the SEC. The address of the SEC’s website is http://www.sec.gov.
Our website address is http://www.parknationalcorp.com. We make available, free of charge, on or through our website, our Annual Reports on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and Current Reports on Form 8-K that are filed with or furnished to the SEC, and amendments to those reports, as soon as reasonably practicable after we electronically file such reports with, or furnish them to, the SEC. The contents of our website are not part of this prospectus, and the reference to our website does not constitute incorporation by reference in this prospectus of the information contained at our website.
INCORPORATION BY REFERENCE
The SEC allows us to “incorporate by reference” information in this prospectus. This means that we can disclose important information to you by referring you to another document filed separately with the SEC. The following documents that we have filed with the SEC under SEC File Number 001-13006, are incorporated by reference in, and considered a part of, this prospectus:
our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2017, filed on February 27, 2018;
our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended March 31, 2018, filed on May 2, 2018;
our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended June 30, 2018, filed on July 27, 2018;
our Current Reports on Form 8-K filed on January 22, 2018 (excluding Item 2.02 and Item 7.01); January 23, 2018; January 26, 2018; April 20, 2018 (excluding Item 2.02 and Item 7.01); April 23, 2018 (excluding Item 7.01); April 24, 2018; May 21, 2018; June 14, 2018; June 28, 2018; July 2, 2018; July 9, 2018; July 23, 2018 (excluding Item 2.02 and Item 7.01); September 13, 2018; September 14, 2018; and October 22, 2018 (excluding Item 2.02 and Item 7.01);
the definitive proxy statement for our 2018 Annual Meeting of Shareholders filed on March 7, 2018; and
the description of our common shares contained in “Item 5. Other Information” of Part II of our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended June 30, 2015, filed on July 28, 2015, together with any subsequent registration statement or report filed for the purpose of updating such description.
We are also incorporating by reference in this prospectus all documents (other than Current Reports furnished under Item 2.02 or Item 7.01 of Form 8-K and exhibits filed on such Form that are related to such Items) that we file with the SEC pursuant to Section 13(a), Section 13(c), Section 14 or Section 15(d) of the Exchange Act after the date of this prospectus and prior to the termination or completion of any offering of securities under this prospectus and all applicable prospectus supplements.
Statements contained in this prospectus or any accompanying prospectus supplement as to the contents of any contract, agreement or other document referred to in this prospectus or any accompanying prospectus supplement do not purport to be complete, and, where reference is made to the particular provisions of that contract, agreement or other

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document, those references are qualified in all respects by reference to all of the provisions contained in that contract, agreement or other document. Any statement contained in this prospectus or in a document incorporated by reference in this prospectus will be deemed to be modified or superseded for purposes of this prospectus to the extent that a statement contained in the applicable prospectus supplement or any other subsequently filed document that is deemed to be incorporated by reference in this prospectus modifies or supersedes such statement. Any statement so modified or superseded will not be deemed, except as so modified or superseded, to constitute a part of this prospectus.
We will provide to each person to whom this prospectus is delivered, upon written or oral request and without charge, any of the above documents that are incorporated by reference into this prospectus (including any exhibits that are specifically incorporated by reference in such documents) and a copy of any contracts, agreements or other documents which are referred to in this prospectus or any accompanying prospectus supplement. Requests should be directed to: Park National Corporation, 50 North Third Street, Newark, Ohio 43055, Attention: Brady T. Burt, Chief Financial Officer, Secretary and Treasurer, telephone number (740) 322-6844.
SPECIAL NOTE REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
This prospectus and the documents incorporated herein by reference may contain certain statements that are not statements of historical fact, but, rather, constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including, without limitation, the statements specifically identified as forward-looking statements within this prospectus. Examples of forward-looking statements include: (i) projections of income or expense, earnings per share, the payment or non-payment of dividends, capital structure and other financial items; (ii) statements of our plans and objectives of our management or Board of Directors, including those related to products or services; (iii) statements of future economic performance; and (iv) statements of assumptions underlying such statements. Such forward-looking statements can often, but not always, be identified by the use of words like “believe,” “continue,” “pattern,” “estimate,” “project,” “intend,” “anticipate,” “expect,” and similar expressions or future or conditional verbs such as “will,” “would,” “should,” “could,” “might,” “can,” “may,” or similar expressions.
The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 provides a “safe harbor” for forward-looking statements to encourage companies to provide prospective information so long as those statements are identified as forward-looking and are accompanied by meaningful cautionary statements identifying important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those discussed in the forward-looking statements. We desire to take advantage of the “safe harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.
Forward-looking statements provide current expectations or forecasts of future events and are not guarantees of future performance. Forward-looking statements are based on management’s expectations and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties. Although our management believes that we have been prudent in our plans and assumptions, achievement of future results is subject to risks, uncertainties and potentially inaccurate assumptions. If known or unknown risks or uncertainties should materialize, or if underlying assumptions should prove inaccurate, actual results could differ materially from past results and those anticipated, estimated or projected. You should bear this in mind in reading this prospectus and any accompanying prospectus supplement. Risks and uncertainties will be described under the “Risk Factors” heading of any applicable prospectus supplement and under similar headings in our periodic reports filed with the SEC, which are incorporated by reference in this prospectus, and include, among other factors:
Park’s ability to execute our business plan successfully and within the expected timeframe;
general economic and financial market conditions, specifically in the real estate markets and the credit markets, either nationally or in the states in which Park and our subsidiaries do business, may experience a slowing or reversal of the recent economic expansion in addition to continuing residual effects of recessionary conditions and an uneven spread of positive impacts of recovery on the economy and our counterparties, resulting in adverse impacts on the demand for loan, deposit and other financial services, delinquencies, defaults and counterparties’ ability to meet credit and other obligations and the possible impairment of collectability of loans;

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changes in interest rates and prices may adversely impact prepayment penalty income, mortgage banking income, the value of securities, loans, deposits and other financial instruments and the interest rate sensitivity of our consolidated balance sheet as well as reduce interest margins and impact loan demand;
changes in consumer spending, borrowing and savings habits, whether due to tax reform legislation, changing business and economic conditions, legislative and regulatory initiatives, or other factors;
changes in unemployment;
changes in customers’, suppliers’ and other counterparties’ performance and creditworthiness;
the adequacy of our risk management program in the event of changes in market, economic, operational, asset/liability repricing, liquidity, credit and interest rate risks associated with Park’s business;
disruption in the liquidity and other functioning of U.S. financial markets;
our liquidity requirements could be adversely affected by changes to regulations governing bank and bank holding company capital and liquidity standards as well as by changes in our assets and liabilities;
competitive factors among financial services organizations could increase significantly, including product and pricing pressures, changes to third-party relationships and our ability to attract, develop and retain qualified banking professionals;
customers could pursue alternatives to bank deposits, causing us to lose a relatively inexpensive source of funding;
uncertainty regarding the nature, timing, cost and effect of changes in banking regulations or other regulatory or legislative requirements affecting the respective businesses of Park and our subsidiaries, including major reform of the regulatory oversight structure of the financial services industry and changes in laws and regulations concerning taxes, pensions, bankruptcy, consumer protection, rent regulation and housing, financial accounting and reporting, environmental protection, insurance, bank products and services, bank capital and liquidity standards, fiduciary standards, securities and other aspects of the financial services industry, specifically the reforms provided for in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 (the “Dodd-Frank Act”) and the Basel III regulatory capital reforms, as well as regulations already adopted and which may be adopted in the future by the relevant regulatory authorities, including the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (the “Federal Reserve Board”), to implement the Dodd-Frank Act’s provisions, and the Basel III regulatory capital reforms;
the effects of easing restrictions on participants in the financial services industry;
the effect of changes in accounting policies and practices, as may be adopted by the Financial Accounting Standards Board, the SEC, the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board and other regulatory agencies, and the accuracy of our assumptions and estimates used to prepare our financial statements;
changes in law and policy accompanying the current presidential administration, including the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, and uncertainty or speculation pending the enactment of such changes;
uncertainty in Park’s preliminary review of, and additional analysis of, the impact of the Tax Cuts and Job Act;
significant changes in the tax laws, which may adversely affect the fair values of net deferred tax assets and obligations of state and political subdivisions held in our investment securities portfolio;
the impact of our ability to anticipate and respond to technological changes on our ability to respond to customer needs and meet competitive demands;

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operational issues stemming from and/or capital spending necessitated by, the potential need to adapt to industry changes in information technology systems on which Park and our subsidiaries are highly dependent;
the ability to secure confidential information and deliver products and services through the use of computer systems and telecommunications networks;
a failure in or breach of our operational or security systems or infrastructure, or those of our third-party vendors and other service providers, resulting in failures of or disruptions in customer account management, general ledger, deposit, loan, or other systems, including as a result of cyber attacks;
the existence or exacerbation of general geopolitical instability and uncertainty;
the effect of trade policies (including the impact of tariffs, a U.S. withdrawal from or significant renegotiation of trade agreements, trade wars and other changes in trade regulations), monetary and other fiscal policies (including the impact of money supply and interest rate policies of the Federal Reserve Board) and other governmental policies of the U.S. federal government;
the impact on financial markets and the economy of any changes in the credit ratings of the U.S. Treasury obligations and other U.S. government-backed debt, as well as issues surrounding the levels of U.S., European and Asian government debt and concerns regarding the creditworthiness of certain sovereign governments, supranationals and financial institutions in Europe and Asia;
the uncertainty surrounding the actions to be taken to implement the referendum by United Kingdom voters to exit the European Union;
our litigation and regulatory compliance exposure, including the costs and effects of any adverse developments in legal proceedings or other claims and the costs and effects of unfavorable resolution of regulatory and other governmental examinations or other inquiries;
continued availability of earnings and excess capital sufficient for the lawful and prudent declaration of dividends;
frauds, scams and schemes of third parties;
the impact of widespread natural and other disasters, pandemics, dislocations, civil unrest, terrorist activities or international hostilities on the economy and financial markets generally and on us or our counterparties specifically;
the effect of healthcare laws in the U.S. and potential changes for such laws which may increase our healthcare and other costs and negatively impact our operations and financial results;
Park's ability to integrate recent acquisitions as well as any future acquisitions, which may be unsuccessful, or may be more difficult, time-consuming or costly than expected; and
other risk factors relating to Park, our subsidiaries and/or the banking industry as detailed from time to time in our reports filed with the SEC.
The factors identified above are illustrative but should not be considered an exhaustive list of all factors that could adversely affect our business, financial condition, liquidity or results of operations. You should evaluate all forward-looking statements with an understanding of their inherent uncertainty. You are cautioned not to put undue reliance on any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date they are made. Except as required by law, we undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after the date the statement is made to reflect unanticipated events. All subsequent written and oral forward-looking statements attributable to us or any person acting on our behalf are qualified in their entirety by the foregoing cautionary statements. You are advised, however, to consult any further disclosures we make on related subjects in our subsequent filings and reports with the SEC.

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PARK NATIONAL CORPORATION
Park is a financial holding company subject to regulation under the Bank Holding Company Act of 1956, as amended. Park was initially incorporated under Delaware law in 1986 and began operations as a bank holding company in 1987. In 1992, Park changed its state of incorporation to Ohio.
Park’s principal executive offices are located at 50 North Third Street, Newark, Ohio 43055, and our telephone number is (740) 349-8451. We maintain a website at http://www.parknationalcorp.com where general information about us is available. The information on our website is not part of, and is not incorporated into, this prospectus or any applicable prospectus supplement.
Headquartered in Newark, Ohio, Park had approximately $7.8 billion in total assets, $5.6 billion in total loans and $6.3 billion in total deposits, as of September 30, 2018. Our organization principally consists of 11 community bank divisions, a non-bank subsidiary and two specialty finance companies. Park’s banking operations are conducted through our national bank subsidiary The Park National Bank (“PNB”) and its divisions, which include Fairfield National Bank Division, Richland Bank Division, Century National Bank Division, First-Knox National Bank Division, United Bank, N.A. Division, Second National Bank Division, Security National Bank Division, Unity National Bank Division, The Park National Bank of Southwest Ohio & Northern Kentucky Division and NewDominion Bank Division. PNB engages in the commercial banking and trust business, generally in small and medium population Ohio communities in addition to operations within the metropolitan areas of Columbus and Cincinnati, Ohio and Charlotte, North Carolina. PNB also has a lending office in Louisville, Kentucky. PNB delivers financial products and services through its 118 financial service offices and a network of 136 automated teller machines, in each case as of October 23, 2018, as well as telephone and internet-based banking through both personal computers and mobile devices. The Park organization also includes Scope Leasing, Inc. (d.b.a. Scope Aircraft Finance), which specializes in aircraft financing, Guardian Financial Services Company (d.b.a. Guardian Finance Company), which is an Ohio consumer finance company, and SE Property Holdings, LLC (“SEPH”), an entity which holds nonperforming and performing loans and other real estate owned and is winding down commensurate with the disposition of SEPH’s nonperforming assets.
RISK FACTORS
Investing in our securities involves risk. Before you decide to invest in our securities, you should carefully consider and evaluate all of the information included in or incorporated by reference in this prospectus, including the risk factors incorporated herein by reference from our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, as updated by our subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, Current Reports on Form 8-K and other filings with the SEC, as well as the risk factors set forth under the “Risk Factors” heading in any applicable prospectus supplement. In addition to those risk factors, there may be additional risks and uncertainties of which management is not aware or focused on or that management deems immaterial. It is possible that our business, financial condition, liquidity or results of operations could be materially adversely affected by any of these risks. Past financial performance may not be a reliable indicator of future performance and historical trends should not be used to anticipate results or trends in future periods. Please also carefully read the section entitled “SPECIAL NOTE REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS” for a description of certain risks and uncertainties associated with our business. The market or trading price of our securities could decline due to any of these risks and uncertainties, and you may lose all or part of your investment.

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RATIO OF EARNINGS TO FIXED CHARGES

Our consolidated ratio of earnings to fixed charges for each of the periods indicated is as follows:
 
 
 
 
 
 
For the Fiscal Year Ended December 31,
 
 
 
 
For the Nine Months Ended September 30, 2018
2017
 
2016
 
2015
 
2014
2013
Ratio of earnings to fixed charges (1)
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Excluding Interest on Deposits
11.85
 
5.91
 
5.85
 
5.45
 
5.07
 
4.72
Including Interest on Deposits
4.16
 
3.74
 
4.17
 
4.00
 
3.97
 
3.58
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(1) For the purpose of computing the ratios of earnings to fixed charges, earnings consist of consolidated income before income tax expense and fixed charges. Fixed charges consist of interest on borrowings and long-term debt, including/excluding interest on deposits, and one-third of rental expense (which we believe is representative of the interest factor).

USE OF PROCEEDS
We intend to use the net proceeds from the sales of the securities that may be offered under this prospectus as set forth in the applicable prospectus supplement.
LEGAL MATTERS
Unless otherwise indicated in the applicable prospectus supplement, the validity of the securities being offered by this prospectus will be passed upon for Park by Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP, Columbus, Ohio. Unless otherwise indicated in the applicable prospectus supplement, certain legal matters will be passed upon for any underwriters, dealers or agents whom we will identify in the applicable prospectus supplement, by their own legal counsel.
EXPERTS
Our consolidated financial statements appearing in our 2017 Annual Report and incorporated by reference into our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2017 (“our 2017 Form 10-K”), and the effectiveness of our internal control over financial reporting as of December 31, 2017, have been audited by Crowe LLP, independent registered public accounting firm, as set forth in their report thereon, included in our 2017 Annual Report and incorporated by reference therefrom in our 2017 Form 10-K, which 2017 Form 10-K is, in turn, incorporated in this prospectus by reference. Such consolidated financial statements are incorporated in this prospectus by reference in reliance upon the reports of Crowe LLP given on the authority of such firm as experts in auditing and accounting.



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PART II
INFORMATION NOT REQUIRED IN PROSPECTUS
Item 14.    Other Expenses of Issuance and Distribution.
The following is an itemized statement of the estimated fees and expenses in connection with the issuance and distribution of the securities registered hereby:
Registration Statement filing fees
$
(1)
Listing fees and expenses
 
(2)
Printing and engraving expenses
 
(2)
Trustee, registrar and transfer agent, and depositary fees and expenses
 
(2)
Legal fees and expenses
 
(2)
Accounting fees and expenses
 
(2)
Miscellaneous
 
(2)
Total:
$
(1)(2)
            
(1)
Park National Corporation is registering an indeterminate amount of securities under this Registration Statement and in accordance with Rule 456(b) and Rule 457(r), Park National Corporation is deferring payment of any registration fee until the time the securities are offered under this Registration Statement pursuant to a prospectus supplement.
(2)
These fees and expenses are calculated based on the number and type of issuances and amount of securities offered and, accordingly, cannot be estimated at this time. The applicable prospectus supplement will set forth the estimated amount of fees and expenses payable in connection with the offering of securities thereunder.
Item 15.    Indemnification of Directors and Officers.
(a)    Ohio General Corporation Law
Division (E) of Section 1701.13 of the Ohio Revised Code grants corporations broad powers to indemnify directors, officers, employees and agents. Division (E) of Section 1701.13 provides:

(E)(1)    A corporation may indemnify or agree to indemnify any person who was or is a party, or is threatened to be made a party, to any threatened, pending, or completed action, suit, or proceeding, whether civil, criminal, administrative, or investigative, other than an action by or in the right of the corporation, by reason of the fact that the person is or was a director, officer, employee, or agent of the corporation, or is or was serving at the request of the corporation as a director, trustee, officer, employee, member, manager, or agent of another corporation, domestic or foreign, nonprofit or for profit, a limited liability company, or a partnership, joint venture, trust, or other enterprise, against expenses, including attorney’s fees, judgments, fines, and amounts paid in settlement actually and reasonably incurred by the person in connection with such action, suit, or proceeding, if the person acted in good faith and in a manner the person reasonably believed to be in or not opposed to the best interests of the corporation, and, with respect to any criminal action or proceeding, if the person had no reasonable cause to believe the person’s conduct was unlawful. The termination of any action, suit, or proceeding by judgment, order, settlement, or conviction, or upon a plea of nolo contendere or its equivalent, shall not, of itself, create a presumption that the person did not act in good faith and in a manner the person reasonably believed to be in or not opposed to the best interests of the corporation, and, with respect to any criminal action or proceeding, the person had reasonable cause to believe that the person’s conduct was unlawful.
(2)    A corporation may indemnify or agree to indemnify any person who was or is a party, or is threatened to be made a party, to any threatened, pending, or completed action or suit by or in the right of the corporation to procure a judgment in its favor, by reason of the fact that the person is or was a director, officer, employee, or agent of the corporation, or is or was serving at the request of the corporation as a director, trustee, officer, employee, member, manager, or agent of

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another corporation, domestic or foreign, nonprofit or for profit, a limited liability company, or a partnership, joint venture, trust, or other enterprise, against expenses, including attorney’s fees, actually and reasonably incurred by the person in connection with the defense or settlement of such action or suit, if the person acted in good faith and in a manner the person reasonably believed to be in or not opposed to the best interests of the corporation, except that no indemnification shall be made in respect of any of the following:
(a)    Any claim, issue, or matter as to which such person is adjudged to be liable for negligence or misconduct in the performance of the person’s duty to the corporation unless, and only to the extent that, the court of common pleas or the court in which such action or suit was brought determines, upon application, that, despite the adjudication of liability, but in view of all the circumstances of the case, such person is fairly and reasonably entitled to indemnity for such expenses as the court of common pleas or such other court shall deem proper;
(b)    Any action or suit in which the only liability asserted against a director is pursuant to section 1701.95 of the Revised Code.
(3)    To the extent that a director, trustee, officer, employee, member, manager, or agent has been successful on the merits or otherwise in defense of any action, suit, or proceeding referred to in division (E)(1) or (2) of this section, or in defense of any claim, issue, or matter in the action, suit, or proceeding, the person shall be indemnified against expenses, including attorney’s fees, actually and reasonably incurred by the person in connection with the action, suit, or proceeding.
(4)    Any indemnification under division (E)(1) or (2) of this section, unless ordered by a court, shall be made by the corporation only as authorized in the specific case, upon a determination that indemnification of the director, trustee, officer, employee, member, manager, or agent is proper in the circumstances because the person has met the applicable standard of conduct set forth in division (E)(1) or (2) of this section. Such determination shall be made as follows:
(a)    By a majority vote of a quorum consisting of directors of the indemnifying corporation who were not and are not parties to or threatened with the action, suit, or proceeding referred to in division (E)(1) or (2) of this section;
(b)    If the quorum described in division (E)(4)(a) of this section is not obtainable or if a majority vote of a quorum of disinterested directors so directs, in a written opinion by independent legal counsel other than an attorney, or a firm having associated with it an attorney, who has been retained by or who has performed services for the corporation or any person to be indemnified within the past five years;
(c)    By the shareholders;
(d)    By the court of common pleas or the court in which the action, suit, or proceeding referred to in division (E)(1) or (2) of this section was brought.
Any determination made by the disinterested directors under division (E)(4)(a) or by independent legal counsel under division (E)(4)(b) of this section shall be promptly communicated to the person who threatened or brought the action or suit by or in the right of the corporation under division (E)(2) of this section, and, within ten days after receipt of such notification, the person shall have the right to petition the court of common pleas or the court in which such action or suit was brought to review the reasonableness of that determination.
(5)(a)    Unless at the time of a director’s act or omission that is the subject of an action, suit, or proceeding referred to in division (E)(1) or (2) of this section, the articles or the regulations of a corporation state, by specific reference to this division, that the provisions of this division do not apply to the corporation and unless the only liability asserted against a director in an action, suit, or proceeding referred to in division (E)(1) or (2) of this section is pursuant to section 1701.95 of the Revised Code, expenses, including attorney’s fees, incurred by a director in defending the action, suit, or proceeding shall be paid by the corporation as they are incurred, in advance of the final disposition of the action, suit, or proceeding, upon receipt of an undertaking by or on behalf of the director in which the director agrees to do both of the following:
(i)    Repay that amount if it is proved by clear and convincing evidence in a court of competent jurisdiction that the director’s action or failure to act involved an act or omission undertaken

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with deliberate intent to cause injury to the corporation or undertaken with reckless disregard for the best interests of the corporation;
(ii)    Reasonably cooperate with the corporation concerning the action, suit, or proceeding.
(b)    Expenses, including attorney’s fees, incurred by a director, trustee, officer, employee, member, manager, or agent in defending any action, suit, or proceeding referred to in division (E)(1) or (2) of this section, may be paid by the corporation as they are incurred, in advance of the final disposition of the action, suit, or proceeding, as authorized by the directors in the specific case, upon receipt of an undertaking by or on behalf of the director, trustee, officer, employee, member, manager, or agent to repay that amount, if it ultimately is determined that the person is not entitled to be indemnified by the corporation.
(6)    The indemnification or advancement of expenses authorized by this section shall not be exclusive of, and shall be in addition to, any other rights granted to those seeking indemnification or advancement of expenses under the articles, the regulations, any agreement, a vote of shareholders or disinterested directors, or otherwise, both as to action in their official capacities and as to action in another capacity while holding their offices or positions, and shall continue as to a person who has ceased to be a director, trustee, officer, employee, member, manager, or agent and shall inure to the benefit of the heirs, executors, and administrators of that person. A right to indemnification or to advancement of expenses arising under a provision of the articles or the regulations shall not be eliminated or impaired by an amendment to that provision after the occurrence of the act or omission that becomes the subject of the civil, criminal, administrative, or investigative action, suit, or proceeding for which the indemnification or advancement of expenses is sought, unless the provision in effect at the time of that act or omission explicitly authorizes that elimination or impairment after the act or omission has occurred.
(7)    A corporation may purchase and maintain insurance or furnish similar protection, including, but not limited to, trust funds, letters of credit, or self-insurance, on behalf of or for any person who is or was a director, officer, employee, or agent of the corporation, or is or was serving at the request of the corporation as a director, trustee, officer, employee, member, manager, or agent of another corporation, domestic or foreign, nonprofit or for profit, a limited liability company, or a partnership, joint venture, trust, or other enterprise, against any liability asserted against the person and incurred by the person in any such capacity, or arising out of the person’s status as such, whether or not the corporation would have the power to indemnify the person against that liability under this section. Insurance may be purchased from or maintained with a person in which the corporation has a financial interest.
(8)    The authority of a corporation to indemnify persons pursuant to division (E)(1) or (2) of this section does not limit the payment of expenses as they are incurred, indemnification, insurance, or other protection that may be provided pursuant to divisions (E)(5), (6), and (7) of this section. Divisions (E)(1) and (2) of this section do not create any obligation to repay or return payments made by the corporation pursuant to division (E)(5), (6), or (7).
(9)    As used in division (E) of this section, “corporation” includes all constituent entities in a consolidation or merger and the new or surviving corporation, so that any person who is or was a director, officer, employee, trustee, member, manager, or agent of such a constituent entity, or is or was serving at the request of such constituent entity as a director, trustee, officer, employee, member, manager, or agent of another corporation, domestic or foreign, nonprofit or for profit, a limited liability company, or a partnership, joint venture, trust, or other enterprise, shall stand in the same position under this section with respect to the new or surviving corporation as the person would if the person had served the new or surviving corporation in the same capacity.
(b)    Regulations of Park National Corporation
The Regulations of Park National Corporation contain the following provisions with respect to the indemnification of directors and officers:

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ARTICLE FIVE
INDEMNIFICATION AND INSURANCE
SECTION 5.01.  Mandatory Indemnification.  The corporation shall indemnify any officer or director of the corporation who was or is a party or is threatened to be made a party to any threatened, pending or completed action, suit or proceeding, whether civil, criminal, administrative or investigative (including, without limitation, any action threatened or instituted by or in the right of the corporation), by reason of the fact that he is or was a director, officer, employee or agent of the corporation, or is or was serving at the request of the corporation as a director, trustee, officer, employee or agent of another corporation (domestic or foreign, nonprofit or for profit), partnership, joint venture, trust or other enterprise, against expenses (including, without limitation, attorneys’ fees, filing fees, court reporters’ fees and transcript costs), judgments, fines and amounts paid in settlement actually and reasonably incurred by him in connection with such action, suit or proceeding if he acted in good faith and in a manner he reasonably believed to be in or not opposed to the best interests of the corporation, and with respect to any criminal action or proceeding, he had no reasonable cause to believe his conduct was unlawful. A person claiming indemnification under this Section 5.01 shall be presumed, in respect of any act or omission giving rise to such claim for indemnification, to have acted in good faith and in a manner he reasonably believed to be in or not opposed to the best interests of the corporation, and with respect to any criminal matter, to have had no reasonable cause to believe his conduct was unlawful, and the termination of any action, suit or proceeding by judgment, order, settlement or conviction, or upon a plea of nolo contendere or its equivalent, shall not, of itself, rebut such presumption.
SECTION 5.02.  Court-Approved Indemnification.  Anything contained in the Regulations or elsewhere to the contrary notwithstanding:
(A)    the corporation shall not indemnify any officer or director of the corporation who was a party to any completed action or suit instituted by or in the right of the corporation to procure a judgment in its favor by reason of the fact that he is or was a director, officer, employee or agent of the corporation, or is or was serving at the request of the corporation as a director, trustee, officer, employee or agent of another corporation (domestic or foreign, nonprofit or for profit), partnership, joint venture, trust or other enterprise, in respect of any claim, issue or matter asserted in such action or suit as to which he shall have been adjudged to be liable for acting with reckless disregard for the best interests of the corporation or misconduct (other than negligence) in the performance of his duty to the corporation unless and only to the extent that the Court of Common Pleas of Licking County, Ohio or the court in which such action or suit was brought shall determine upon application that, despite such adjudication of liability, and in view of all the circumstances of the case, he is fairly and reasonably entitled to such indemnity as such Court of Common Pleas or such other court shall deem proper; and
(B)    the corporation shall promptly make any such unpaid indemnification as is determined by a court to be proper as contemplated by this Section 5.02.
SECTION 5.03.  Indemnification for Expenses.  Anything contained in the Regulations or elsewhere to the contrary notwithstanding, to the extent that an officer or director of the corporation has been successful on the merits or otherwise in defense of any action, suit or proceeding referred to in Section 5.01, or in defense of any claim, issue or matter therein, he shall be promptly indemnified by the corporation against expenses (including, without limitation, attorneys’ fees, filing fees, court reporters’ fees and transcript costs) actually and reasonably incurred by him in connection therewith.
SECTION 5.04.  Determination Required.  Any indemnification required under Section 5.01 and not precluded under Section 5.02 shall be made by the corporation only upon a determination that such indemnification of the officer or director is proper in the circumstances because he has met the applicable standard of conduct set forth in Section 5.01. Such determination may be made only (A) by a majority vote of a quorum consisting of directors of the corporation who were not and are not parties to, or threatened with, any such action, suit or proceeding, or (B) if such a quorum is not obtainable or if a majority of a quorum of disinterested directors so directs, in a written opinion by independent legal counsel other than an attorney, or a firm having associated with it an attorney, who has been retained by or who has performed services for the corporation, or any person to be indemnified, within the past five years, or (C) by the shareholders, or (D) by the Court of Common Pleas of Licking County, Ohio or (if the corporation is a party thereto) the court in which such action, suit or proceeding was brought, if any; any such determination may be made by a court under division (D) of this Section 5.04 at any time [including, without limitation, any time before, during or after the time when any such determination may be requested of, be under consideration by or have been denied or disregarded by the disinterested directors under division

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(A) or by independent legal counsel under division (B) or by the shareholders under division (C) of this Section 5.04]; and no failure for any reason to make any such determination, and no decision for any reason to deny any such determination, by the disinterested directors under division (A) or by independent legal counsel under division (B) or by shareholders under division (C) of this Section 5.04 shall be evidence in rebuttal of the presumption recited in Section 5.01. Any determination made by the disinterested directors under division (A) or by independent legal counsel under division (B) of this Section 5.04 to make indemnification in respect of any claim, issue or matter asserted in an action or suit threatened or brought by or in the right of the corporation shall be promptly communicated to the person who threatened or brought such action or suit, and within ten (10) days after receipt of such notification such person shall have the right to petition the Court of Common Pleas of Licking County, Ohio or the court in which such action or suit was brought, if any, to review the reasonableness of such determination.
SECTION 5.05.  Advances for Expenses.  Expenses (including, without limitation, attorneys’ fees, filing fees, court reporters’ fees and transcript costs) incurred in defending any action, suit or proceeding referred to in Section 5.01 shall be paid by the corporation in advance of the final disposition of such action, suit or proceeding to or on behalf of the officer or director promptly as such expenses are incurred by him, but only if such officer or director shall first agree, in writing, to repay all amounts so paid in respect of any claim, issue or other matter asserted in such action, suit or proceeding in defense of which he shall not have been successful on the merits or otherwise:
(A)    if it shall ultimately be determined as provided in Section 5.04 that he is not entitled to be indemnified by the corporation as provided under Section 5.01; or
(B)    if, in respect of any claim, issue or other matter asserted by or in the right of the corporation in such action or suit, he shall have been adjudged to be liable for acting with reckless disregard for the best interests of the corporation or misconduct (other than negligence) in the performance of his duty to the corporation, unless and only to the extent that the Court of Common Pleas of Licking County, Ohio or the court in which such action or suit was brought shall determine upon application that, despite such adjudication of liability, and in view of all the circumstances, he is fairly and reasonably entitled to all or part of such indemnification.
SECTION 5.06.  Article FIVE Not Exclusive.  The indemnification provided by this Article FIVE shall not be exclusive of, and shall be in addition to, any other rights to which any person seeking indemnification may be entitled under the Articles or the Regulations or any agreement, vote of shareholders or disinterested directors, or otherwise, both as to action in his official capacity and as to action in another capacity while holding such office, and shall continue as to a person who has ceased to be an officer or director of the corporation and shall inure to the benefit of the heirs, executors, and administrators of such a person.
SECTION 5.07.  Insurance.  The corporation may purchase and maintain insurance or furnish similar protection, including but not limited to trust funds, letters of credit, or self-insurance, on behalf of any person who is or was a director, officer, employee or agent of the corporation, or is or was serving at the request of the corporation as a director, trustee, officer, employee, or agent of another corporation (domestic or foreign, nonprofit or for profit), partnership, joint venture, trust or other enterprise, against any liability asserted against him and incurred by him in any such capacity, or arising out of his status as such, whether or not the corporation would have the obligation or the power to indemnify him against such liability under the provisions of this Article FIVE. Insurance may be purchased from or maintained with a person in which the corporation has a financial interest.
SECTION 5.08.  Certain Definitions.  For purposes of this Article FIVE, and as examples and not by way of limitation:
(A)    A person claiming indemnification under this Article FIVE shall be deemed to have been successful on the merits or otherwise in defense of any action, suit or proceeding referred to in Section 5.01, or in defense of any claim, issue or other matter therein, if such action, suit or proceeding shall be terminated as to such person, with or without prejudice, without the entry of a judgment or order against him, without a conviction of him, without the imposition of a fine upon him and without his payment or agreement to pay any amount in settlement thereof (whether or not any such termination is based upon a judicial or other determination of the lack of merit of the claims made against him or otherwise results in a vindication of him); and

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(B)    References to an “other enterprise” shall include employee benefit plans; references to a “fine” shall include any excise taxes assessed on a person with respect to an employee benefit plan; and references to “serving at the request of the corporation” shall include any service as a director, officer, employee or agent of the corporation which imposes duties on, or involves services by, such director, officer, employee or agent with respect to an employee benefit plan, its participants or beneficiaries; and a person who acted in good faith and in a manner he reasonably believed to be in the best interests of the participants and beneficiaries of an employee benefit plan shall be deemed to have acted in a manner “not opposed to the best interests of the corporation” within the meaning of that term as used in this Article FIVE.
SECTION 5.09. Venue.  Any action, suit or proceeding to determine a claim for indemnification under this Article FIVE may be maintained by the person claiming such indemnification, or by the corporation, in the Court of Common Pleas of Licking County, Ohio. The corporation and (by claiming such indemnification) each such person consent to the exercise of jurisdiction over its or his person by the Court of Common Pleas of Licking County, Ohio in any such action, suit or proceeding.
Section 5.10. Laws and Regulations. Anything contained in the Regulations or elsewhere to the contrary notwithstanding, any indemnification or insurance provided for under this Article FIVE shall be subject to the limitations of and conditioned upon compliance with the provisions of applicable state and federal laws and regulations, including, without limitation: (A) the provisions of the Ohio Revised Code governing indemnification by an Ohio corporation of, and insurance maintained by an Ohio corporation on behalf of, its officers, directors or employees; and (B) the provisions of 12 U.S.C. § 1828(k) and Part 359 of the regulations of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (the “FDIC”) (12 C.F.R. Part 359), which provisions contain certain prohibitions and limitations on the making of certain indemnification payments and the maintenance of certain insurance coverage by FDIC-insured depository institutions and their holding companies.
(c)    Insurance
Park maintains insurance policies under which directors and officers of Park are insured, within the limits and subject to the limitations of such policies, against expenses in connection with the defense of actions, suits or proceedings, and certain liabilities that might be imposed as a result of such actions, suits or proceedings, to which they are parties by reason of being or having been directors or officers of Park.
Item 16.    Exhibits.
See the Index to Exhibits attached hereto and beginning at page II-8.
Item 17.    Undertakings.
(a)    The undersigned registrant hereby undertakes:
(1)    To file, during any period in which offers or sales are being made, a post-effective amendment to this registration statement:
(i)    To include any prospectus required by Section 10(a)(3) of the Securities Act of 1933;
(ii)    To reflect in the prospectus any facts or events arising after the effective date of the registration statement (or the most recent post-effective amendment thereof) which, individually or in the aggregate, represent a fundamental change in the information set forth in the registration statement. Notwithstanding the foregoing, any increase or decrease in volume of securities offered (if the total dollar value of securities offered would not exceed that which was registered) and any deviation from the low or high end of the estimated maximum offering range may be reflected in the form of prospectus filed with the Commission pursuant to Rule 424(b) if, in the aggregate, the changes in volume and price represent no more than 20% change in the maximum aggregate offering price set forth in the “Calculation of Registration Fee” table in the effective registration statement;

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(iii)    To include any material information with respect to the plan of distribution not previously disclosed in the registration statement or any material change to such information in the registration statement;
Provided, however, that paragraphs (a)(1)(i), (a)(1)(ii) and (a)(1)(iii) do not apply if the registration statement is on Form S-3 and information required to be included in a post-effective amendment by those paragraphs is contained in reports filed with or furnished to the Commission by the registrant pursuant to Section 13 or Section 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 that are incorporated by reference in the registration statement, or is contained in a form of prospectus filed pursuant to Rule 424(b) that is part of the registration statement.
(2)    That, for the purpose of determining any liability under the Securities Act of 1933, each such post-effective amendment shall be deemed to be a new registration statement relating to the securities offered therein, and the offering of such securities at that time shall be deemed to be the initial bona fide offering thereof.
(3)    To remove from registration by means of a post-effective amendment any of the securities being registered which remain unsold at the termination of the offering.
(4)    That, for the purpose of determining liability under the Securities Act of 1933 to any purchaser:
(i)    Each prospectus filed by the registrant pursuant to Rule 424(b)(3) shall be deemed to be part of the registration statement as of the date the filed prospectus was deemed part of and included in the registration statement; and
(ii)    Each prospectus required to be filed pursuant to Rule 424(b)(2), (b)(5) or (b)(7) as part of a registration statement in reliance on Rule 430B relating to an offering made pursuant to Rule 415(a)(1)(i), (vii) or (x) for the purpose of providing the information required by Section 10(a) of the Securities Act of 1933 shall be deemed to be part of and included in the registration statement as of the earlier of the date such form of prospectus is first used after effectiveness or the date of the first contract of sale of securities in the offering described in the prospectus. As provided in Rule 430B, for liability purposes of the issuer and any person that is at that date an underwriter, such date shall be deemed to be a new effective date of the registration statement relating to the securities in the registration statement to which that prospectus relates, and the offering of such securities at that time shall be deemed to be the initial bona fide offering thereof. Provided, however, that no statement made in a registration statement or prospectus that is part of the registration statement or made in a document incorporated or deemed incorporated by reference into the registration statement or prospectus that is part the registration statement will, as to a purchaser with a time of contract for sale prior to such effective date, supersede or modify any statement that was made in the registration statement or prospectus that was part of the registration statement or made in any such document immediately prior to such effective date.
(5)    That, for the purpose of determining liability of the registrant under the Securities Act of 1933 to any purchaser in the initial distribution of the securities, the undersigned registrant undertakes that in a primary offering of securities of the undersigned registrant pursuant to this registration statement, regardless of the underwriting method used to sell the securities to the purchaser, if the securities are offered or sold to such purchaser by means of any of the following communications, the undersigned registrant will be a seller to the purchaser and will be considered to offer or sell such securities to such purchaser:
(i)    Any preliminary prospectus or prospectus of the undersigned registrant relating to the offering required to be filed pursuant to Rule 424;
(ii)    Any free writing prospectus relating to the offering prepared by or on behalf of the undersigned registrant or used or referred to by the undersigned registrant;
(iii)    The portion of any other free writing prospectus relating to the offering containing material information about the undersigned registrant or its securities provided by or on behalf of the undersigned registrant; and

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(iv)    Any other communication that is an offer in the offering made by the undersigned registrant to the purchaser.
(b)    The undersigned registrant hereby undertakes that, for purposes of determining any liability under the Securities Act of 1933, each filing of the registrant’s annual report pursuant to Section 13(a) or Section 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (and, where applicable, each filing of an employee benefit plan’s annual report pursuant to Section 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934) that is incorporated by reference in the registration statement shall be deemed to be a new registration statement relating to the securities offered therein, and the offering of such securities at that time shall be deemed to be the initial bona fide offering thereof.
(c)    Insofar as indemnification for liabilities arising under the Securities Act of 1933 may be permitted to directors, officers and controlling persons of the registrant pursuant to the foregoing provisions, or otherwise, the registrant has been advised that in the opinion of the Securities and Exchange Commission such indemnification is against public policy as expressed in the Act and is, therefore, unenforceable. In the event that a claim for indemnification against such liabilities (other than the payment by the registrant of expenses incurred or paid by a director, officer or controlling person of the registrant in the successful defense of any action, suit or proceeding) is asserted by such director, officer or controlling person in connection with the securities being registered, the registrant will, unless in the opinion of its counsel the matter has been settled by controlling precedent, submit to a court of appropriate jurisdiction the question whether such indemnification by it is against public policy as expressed in the Act and will be governed by the final adjudication of such issue.
(d)    The undersigned registrant hereby undertakes that:
(1)    For purposes of determining any liability under the Securities Act of 1933, the information omitted from the form of prospectus filed as part of this registration statement in reliance upon Rule 430A and contained in a form of prospectus filed by the registrant pursuant to Rule 424(b)(1) or (4) or 497(h) under the Securities Act shall be deemed to be part of this registration statement as of the time it was declared effective.
(2)    For the purpose of determining any liability under the Securities Act of 1933, each post-effective amendment that contains a form of prospectus shall be deemed to be a new registration statement relating to the securities offered therein, and the offering of such securities at that time shall be deemed to be the initial bona fide offering thereof.
(e)    The undersigned registrant hereby undertakes to file an application for the purpose of determining the eligibility of the trustee to act under subsection (a) of Section 310 of the Trust Indenture Act in accordance with the rules and regulations prescribed by the Commission under Section 305(b)(2) of the Trust Indenture Act.

INDEX TO EXHIBITS
Exhibit 
Number
 
Description
1.1
Form of underwriting or distribution agreement.*
2.1
2.2
4.1(a)
Articles of Incorporation of Park National Corporation as filed with the Ohio Secretary of State on March 24, 1992 (incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 3(a) to Park National Corporation’s Form 8-B, filed on May 20, 1992 (File No. 0-18772) (“Park’s Form 8-B”)).

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Exhibit 
Number
 
Description
4.1(b)
Certificate of Amendment to the Articles of Incorporation of Park National Corporation as filed with the Ohio Secretary of State on May 6, 1993 (incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 3(b) to Park National Corporation’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 1993 (File No. 0-18772)).
4.1(c)
Certificate of Amendment to the Articles of Incorporation of Park National Corporation as filed with the Ohio Secretary of State on April 16, 1996 (incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 3(a) to Park National Corporation’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended March 31, 1996 (File No. 1-13006)).
4.1(d)
Certificate of Amendment by Shareholders to the Articles of Incorporation of Park National Corporation as filed with the Ohio Secretary of State on April 22, 1997 (incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 3(a)(1) to Park National Corporation’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended June 30, 1997 (File No. 1‑13006) (“Park’s June 30, 1997 Form 10-Q”)).
4.1(e)

4.1(f)
4.1(g)
4.1(h)
4.2(a)
Regulations of Park National Corporation (incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 3(b) to Park’s Form 8-B).
4.2(b)
Certified Resolution regarding Adoption of Amendment to Subsection 2.02(A) of the Regulations of Park National Corporation by Shareholders on April 21, 1997 (incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 3(b)(1) to Park’s June 30, 1997 Form 10-Q).
4.2(c)
4.2(d)
4.2(e)

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Exhibit 
Number
 
Description
4.3(a)
4.3(b)
4.4(a)
4.4(b)
4.4(c)
4.5
4.6
Form of Indenture for Senior Debt Securities.*
4.7
Form of Indenture for Subordinated Debt Securities.*
4.8
Form of Indenture for Junior Subordinated Debt Securities.*
4.9
Form of Senior Debt Security.*
4.10
Form of Subordinated Debt Security.*
4.11
Form of Junior Subordinated Debt Security.*
4.12
Form of Deposit Agreement (including form of depositary receipt).*
4.13
Form of Warrant Agreement (including form of warrant certificate).*
4.14
Form of Unit Agreement (including form of unit).*

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Exhibit 
Number
 
Description
5.1
12.1
23.1
23.2
24.1
25.1
Statement of Eligibility of Trustee under the Trust Indenture Act of 1939 on Form T-1 of the trustee to be named under the indenture for senior debt securities.***
25.2
Statement of Eligibility of Trustee under the Trust Indenture Act of 1939 on Form T-1 of the trustee to be named under the indenture for subordinated debt securities.***
25.3
Statement of Eligibility of Trustee under the Trust Indenture Act of 1939 on Form T-1 of the trustee to be named under the indenture for junior subordinated debt securities.***
Filed herewith.
*
To the extent applicable, to be filed subsequent to the effectiveness of this Registration Statement by an amendment to this Registration Statement or incorporated by reference to a Current Report on Form 8-K to be filed by Park National Corporation in connection with an offering of securities at the time information as to the distribution of each identified class of securities being registered is included in a prospectus supplement in accordance with Rule 430B.
**
Schedules have been omitted pursuant to Item 601(b)(2) of SEC Regulation S-K. A copy of any omitted schedules will be furnished supplementally to the SEC upon its request.
***
To the extent applicable, to be incorporated by reference from a subsequent filing pursuant to Section 305(b)(2) of the Trust Indenture Act of 1939.

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SIGNATURES
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, the Registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-3 and has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized, in the City of Newark, State of Ohio, on October 23, 2018.
PARK NATIONAL CORPORATION
By: /s/ David L. Trautman    
Name: David L. Trautman
Title: Chief Executive Officer and President
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed by the following persons in the capacities indicated on October 23, 2018.
Signature
 
Title

/s/ David L. Trautman
 
Chief Executive Officer, President and Director (Principal Executive Officer)
David L. Trautman
 
 
/s/ Brady T. Burt
 
Chief Financial Officer, Secretary and Treasurer (Principal Financial Officer)
Brady T. Burt
 
 
/s/ Kelly A. Herreman
 
Chief Accounting Officer (Principal Accounting Officer)
Kelly A. Herreman
 
 
/s/ C. Daniel DeLawder
 
Chairman of the Board and Director
C. Daniel DeLawder
 
 
/s/ Donna M. Alvarado*
 
Director
Donna M. Alvarado
 
 
/s/ James R. DeRoberts*
 
Director
James R. DeRoberts
 
 
/s/ F. William Englefield IV*
 
Director
F. William Englefield IV
 
 
/s/ Alicia J. Hupp*
 
Director
Alicia J. Hupp
 
 
/s/ Stephen J. Kambeitz*
 
Director
Stephen J. Kambeitz
 
 
/s/ Timothy S. McLain*
 
Director
Timothy S. McLain
 
 
/s/ Robert E. O’Neill*
 
Director
Robert E. O’Neill
 
 

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Signature
 
Title

/s/ Julia A. Sloat*
 
Director
Julia A. Sloat
 
 
/s/ Leon Zazworsky*
 
Director
Leon Zazworsky
 
 

––––––––––––––
*
The undersigned, by signing his name hereto, does hereby sign this Registration Statement on Form S-3 on behalf of each of the directors of the Registrant identified above pursuant to Powers of Attorney executed by the directors identified above, which Powers of Attorney are filed with this Registration Statement on Form S‑3 as Exhibit 24.1.

By:
/s/ David L. Trautman
David L. Trautman
Attorney-in-Fact
October 23, 2018


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Section 2: EX-5.1 (EXHIBIT 5.1)

Exhibit
Exhibit 5.1

VORYS
Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP
Legal Counsel
52 East Gay Street
P.O. Box 1008
Columbus, Ohio 43216-1008

614.464.6400 | www.vorys.com

Founded 1909


October 23, 2018
Park National Corporation
50 North Third Street
Newark, Ohio 43055

Re:
Registration Statement on Form S-3 of Park National Corporation
Ladies and Gentlemen:
We have acted as counsel to Park National Corporation, an Ohio corporation (the “Company”), in connection with the Registration Statement on Form S-3 (the “Registration Statement”) being filed by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) for the purpose of registering under the Securities Act of 1933: (i) common shares, without par value (the “Common Shares”), of the Company; (ii) preferred shares, without par value (the “Preferred Shares”), of the Company; (iii) Preferred Shares represented by depositary shares (the “Depositary Shares”); (iv) debt securities of the Company (the “Debt Securities”), which may be unsecured senior debt securities (the “Senior Debt Securities”), unsecured subordinated debt securities (the “Subordinated Debt Securities”) and/or unsecured junior subordinated debt securities (the “Junior Subordinated Debt Securities”); (v) warrants to purchase Common Shares, Preferred Shares, Depositary Shares, Debt Securities or units of two or more of the foregoing securities (the “Warrants”); and (vi) units, comprised of any combination of Common Shares, Preferred Shares, Depositary Shares, Debt Securities or Warrants, which may or may not be separable from one another (the “Units” and, together with the Common Shares, the Preferred Shares, the Depositary Shares, the Debt Securities and the Warrants, the “Securities”). An indeterminate number or amount of the Securities of each identified class may be offered from time to time by the Company at indeterminate prices, as set forth in the Registration Statement, any amendment thereto, the prospectus contained in the Registration Statement and one or more prospectus supplements applicable to the offering. Unless otherwise specified in the applicable prospectus supplement: (i) the Senior Debt Securities will be issued under one or more indentures (each, a “Senior Indenture”) to be entered into between the Company and a trustee (the “Senior Trustee”) at a later date; (ii) the Subordinated Debt Securities will be issued under one or more indentures (each, a “Subordinated Indenture”) to be entered into between the Company and a trustee (the “Subordinated Trustee”) at a later date; and (iii) the Junior Subordinated Debt Securities will be issued under one or more indentures (each, a “Junior Subordinated Indenture”) to be entered into between the Company and a trustee (the “Junior Subordinated Trustee”) at a later date.
As such counsel, in rendering the opinions expressed below, we have examined and relied upon the Registration Statement, the exhibits filed therewith or incorporated therein by reference and certain resolutions (the “Resolutions”) adopted by the Board of Directors of the Company (the “Board”) on September 17, 2018. We have also examined and relied, without investigation, as to matters of fact upon such certificates, statements and results of inquiries of public officials and officers and representatives of the Company and originals, or copies of originals certified or otherwise identified to our satisfaction, of such other documents, certificates and other instruments as we have considered relevant and necessary to enable us to render the opinions expressed below. We have assumed the genuineness of all signatures on all documents examined by us, the legal competence and capacity of natural persons, the authenticity of documents submitted to us as originals and the conformity with authentic original documents of all documents submitted to us as copies for examination.

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October 23, 2018
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Subject to the foregoing and the other matters and assumptions set forth herein, we are of the opinion that, as of the date hereof:
1.    With respect to an offering of Common Shares covered by the Registration Statement, such Common Shares will be duly authorized, and each Common Share will be validly issued, fully paid and nonassessable when: (i) the Registration Statement, as finally amended (including any necessary post-effective amendments), shall have become effective under the Securities Act; (ii) a prospectus supplement with respect to the sale of such Common Shares shall have been filed with the SEC in compliance with the Securities Act and the General Rules and Regulations promulgated by the SEC thereunder; (iii) the Board or a duly authorized committee thereof shall have duly adopted final resolutions, in conformity with the Articles of Incorporation of the Company, as amended (the “Articles”), the Regulations of the Company, as amended (the “Regulations”), the Resolutions and applicable law, authorizing the issuance and sale of such Common Shares; and (iv) certificates representing such Common Shares shall have been duly executed, countersigned, registered and delivered, or such Common Shares shall have been duly registered and settlement duly effected by book-entry delivery, in accordance with the applicable definitive purchase, underwriting, distribution or similar agreement approved by the Board or a duly authorized committee thereof to the purchasers thereof against payment of the agreed consideration therefor.
2.    The issuance and sale of each series of Preferred Shares covered by the Registration Statement will be duly authorized, and each share of such series of Preferred Shares will be validly issued, fully paid and nonassessable when: (i) the Registration Statement, as finally amended (including any necessary post-effective amendments), shall have become effective under the Securities Act; (ii) a prospectus supplement with respect to the sale of such series of Preferred Shares shall have been filed with the SEC in compliance with the Securities Act and the General Rules and Regulations promulgated by the SEC thereunder; (iii) the Board or a duly authorized committee thereof shall have duly adopted final resolutions, in conformity with the Articles, the Regulations, the Resolutions and applicable law, establishing and designating such series of Preferred Shares and fixing and determining the relative, participating, optional or other special rights and preferences of such series and the qualifications, limitations or restrictions thereof and authorizing the issuance and sale of such series of Preferred Shares; (iv) the Company shall have filed with the Ohio Secretary of State a certificate of amendment to the Articles duly executed on behalf of the Company with respect to such series of Preferred Shares in conformity with the Articles and such final resolutions; and (v) certificates representing such series of Preferred Shares shall have been duly executed, countersigned, registered and delivered, or, if applicable, such series of Preferred Shares shall have been duly registered and settlement duly effected by book-entry delivery, in accordance with the applicable definitive purchase, underwriting, distribution or similar agreement approved by the Board or a duly authorized committee thereof to the purchasers thereof against payment of the agreed consideration therefor or upon conversion or exercise of any Securities, in accordance with the terms of such Securities or the instrument governing such Securities providing for such conversion or exercise as approved by the Board or a duly authorized committee thereof.
3.    The Depositary Shares covered by the Registration Statement will be validly issued and entitle the holders thereof to the rights specified in the Depositary Shares and the deposit agreement relating to the Depositary Shares (the “Deposit Agreement”) when: (i) the Registration Statement, as finally amended (including any necessary post-effective amendments), shall have become effective under the Securities Act; (ii) a prospectus supplement with respect to the Depositary Shares and the series of Preferred Shares underlying such Depositary Shares shall have been filed with the SEC in compliance with the Securities Act and the General Rules and Regulations promulgated by the SEC thereunder; (iii) the Deposit Agreement relating to such Depositary Shares shall have been duly authorized, executed and delivered by the Company and duly authorized, executed and delivered by the preferred share depositary; (iv) the Board or a duly authorized committee thereof shall have duly adopted final resolutions, in conformity with the Articles, the Regulations, the Resolutions and applicable law, establishing and designating the series of Preferred Shares underlying the Depositary Shares and fixing and determining the relative, participating, optional or other special rights and preferences of such series and the qualifications, limitations or restrictions thereof


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and authorizing the issuance and sale of such series of Preferred Shares; (v) the Company shall have filed with the Ohio Secretary of State a certificate of amendment to the Articles duly executed on behalf of the Company with respect to the series of Preferred Shares underlying the Depositary Shares in conformity with the Articles and such final resolutions; (vi) certificates representing the series of Preferred Shares underlying such Depositary Shares shall have been duly executed, countersigned, registered and delivered, or, if applicable, the series of Preferred Shares underlying such Depositary Shares shall have been duly registered and settlement duly effected by book-entry delivery, against payment of the agreed consideration therefor; and (vii) the depositary receipts evidencing Depositary Shares shall have been duly authorized, executed, authenticated, issued and delivered by the preferred share depositary in the manner set forth in the Deposit Agreement and in accordance with the applicable definitive purchase, underwriting, distribution or similar agreement approved by the Board or a duly authorized committee thereof against payment of the agreed consideration therefor.
4.    Each issue of Warrants covered by the Registration Statement will be validly issued and constitute legal and binding obligations of the Company when: (i) the Registration Statement, as finally amended (including any necessary post-effective amendments), shall have become effective under the Securities Act; (ii) a prospectus supplement with respect to such issue of Warrants and the Common Shares, Preferred Shares, Depositary Shares or Debt Securities issuable upon exercise of such Warrants shall have been filed with the SEC in compliance with the Securities Act and the General Rules and Regulations promulgated by the SEC thereunder; (iii) a warrant agreement (the “Warrant Agreement”) relating to such issue of Warrants shall have been duly authorized, executed and delivered by the Company and duly authorized, executed and delivered by the warrant agent named in the Warrant Agreement; (iv) the specific terms of a particular issuance of Warrants shall have been duly established in accordance with the Warrant Agreement and applicable law; (v) the Board or a duly authorized committee thereof shall have duly adopted final resolutions, in conformity with the Articles, the Regulations, the Resolutions and applicable law, authorizing the execution and delivery of the Warrant Agreement and the issuance and sale of such issue of Warrants; (vi) if such Warrants are exercisable for Common Shares, the actions described in numbered paragraph 1 above shall have been taken; (vii) if such Warrants are exercisable for Preferred Shares, the actions described in numbered paragraph 2 above shall have been taken; (viii) if such Warrants are exercisable for Depositary Shares, the actions described in numbered paragraph 3 above shall have been taken; (ix) if such Warrants are exercisable for Debt Securities, the actions described in numbered paragraph 5, numbered paragraph 6 or numbered paragraph 7 below, as applicable, shall have been taken; (x) if such Warrants are exercisable for Units, the actions described in numbered paragraph 8 below shall have been taken; and (xi) certificates representing such issue of Warrants shall have been duly executed, countersigned and issued in accordance with such Warrant Agreement and the final resolutions of the Board or a duly authorized committee thereof and shall have been duly delivered in accordance with the applicable definitive purchase, underwriting, distribution or similar agreement approved by the Board or a duly authorized committee thereof to the purchasers thereof against payment of the agreed consideration therefor.
5.    Each series of Senior Debt Securities covered by the Registration Statement will be validly issued and constitute legal and binding obligations of the Company when: (i) the Registration Statement, as finally amended (including any necessary post-effective amendments), shall have become effective under the Securities Act and the Senior Indenture (including any necessary indenture supplement to the Senior Indenture) and the Senior Trustee shall have been selected and qualified under the Trust Indenture Act of 1939, as amended (the “TIA”); (ii) a prospectus supplement with respect to such series of Senior Debt Securities shall have been filed with the SEC in compliance with the Securities Act and the General Rules and Regulations promulgated by the SEC thereunder; (iii) the specific terms of a particular series of Senior Debt Securities shall have been duly established in accordance with the Senior Indenture (including any necessary indenture supplement to the Senior Indenture) and applicable law; (iv) the Board or a duly authorized committee thereof shall have duly adopted final resolutions, in conformity with the Articles, the Regulations, the Resolutions and applicable law, authorizing the terms, issuance and sale of such series of Senior Debt Securities and the execution and delivery of the Senior Indenture (including any necessary indenture supplement to the Senior Indenture); (v) the Senior Indenture (including any necessary indenture supplement to the Senior Indenture) shall have


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been duly authorized, executed and delivered by the Company and the Senior Trustee; and (vi) the Senior Debt Securities shall have been duly authorized and executed by the Company and duly authenticated by the Senior Trustee and issued as provided in the Senior Indenture, any applicable indenture supplement, and the final resolutions of the Board or a duly authorized committee thereof and shall have been duly delivered in accordance with the Senior Indenture, any applicable indenture supplement and the applicable purchase, underwriting, distribution or similar agreement approved by the Board or a duly authorized committee thereof to the purchasers thereof against payment of the agreed consideration therefor or upon conversion or exercise of any Securities, in accordance with the terms of such Securities or the instrument governing such Securities providing for such conversion or exercise as approved by the Board or a duly authorized committee thereof.
6.    Each series of Subordinated Debt Securities covered by the Registration Statement will be validly issued and constitute legal and binding obligations of the Company when: (i) the Registration Statement, as finally amended (including any necessary post-effective amendments), shall have become effective under the Securities Act and the Subordinated Indenture (including any necessary indenture supplement to the Subordinated Indenture) and the Subordinated Trustee shall have been selected and qualified under the TIA; (ii) a prospectus supplement with respect to such series of Subordinated Debt Securities shall have been filed with the SEC in compliance with the Securities Act and the General Rules and Regulations promulgated by the SEC thereunder; (iii) the specific terms of a particular series of Subordinated Debt Securities shall have been duly established in accordance with the Subordinated Indenture (including any necessary indenture supplement to the Subordinated Indenture) and applicable law; (iv) the Board or a duly authorized committee thereof shall have duly adopted final resolutions, in conformity with the Articles, the Regulations, the Resolutions and applicable law, authorizing the terms, issuance and sale of such series of Subordinated Debt Securities and the execution and delivery of the Subordinated Indenture (including any necessary indenture supplement to the Subordinated Indenture); (v) the Subordinated Indenture (including any necessary indenture supplement to the Subordinated Indenture) shall have been duly authorized, executed and delivered by the Company and the Subordinated Trustee; and (vi) the Subordinated Debt Securities shall have been duly authorized and executed by the Company and duly authenticated by the Subordinated Trustee and issued as provided in the Subordinated Indenture, any applicable indenture supplement, and the final resolutions of the Board or a duly authorized committee thereof and shall have been duly delivered in accordance with the Subordinated Indenture, any applicable indenture supplement and the applicable definitive purchase, underwriting, distribution or similar agreement approved by the Board or a duly authorized committee thereof to the purchasers thereof against payment of the agreed consideration therefor or upon conversion or exercise of any Securities, in accordance with the terms of such Securities or the instrument governing such Securities providing for such conversion or exercise as approved by the Board or a duly authorized committee thereof.
7.    Each series of Junior Subordinated Debt Securities covered by the Registration Statement will be validly issued and constitute legal and binding obligations of the Company when: (i) the Registration Statement, as finally amended (including any necessary post-effective amendments), shall have become effective under the Securities Act and the Junior Subordinated Indenture (including any necessary indenture supplement to the Junior Subordinated Indenture) and the Junior Subordinated Trustee shall have been selected and qualified under the TIA; (ii) a prospectus supplement with respect to such series of Junior Subordinated Debt Securities shall have been filed with the SEC in compliance with the Securities Act and the General Rules and Regulations promulgated by the SEC thereunder; (iii) the specific terms of a particular series of Junior Subordinated Debt Securities shall have been established in accordance with the Junior Subordinated Indenture (including any necessary indenture supplement to the Junior Subordinated Indenture) and applicable law; (iv) the Board or a duly authorized committee thereof shall have duly adopted final resolutions, in conformity with the Articles, the Regulations, the Resolutions and applicable law, authorizing the terms, issuance and sale of such series of Junior Subordinated Debt Securities and the execution and delivery of the Junior Subordinated Indenture (including any necessary indenture supplement to the Junior Subordinated Indenture); (v) the Junior Subordinated Indenture (including any necessary indenture supplement) shall have been duly authorized, executed and delivered by the Company and the Junior Subordinated Trustee; and (vi) the


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Junior Subordinated Debt Securities shall have been duly authorized and executed by the Company and duly authenticated by the Junior Subordinated Trustee and issued as provided in the Junior Subordinated Indenture, any applicable indenture supplement, and the final resolutions of the Board or a duly authorized committee thereof and shall have been duly delivered in accordance with the Junior Subordinated Indenture, any applicable indenture supplement and the applicable definitive purchase, underwriting, distribution or similar agreement approved by the Board or a duly authorized committee thereof to the purchasers thereof against payment of the agreed consideration therefor or upon conversion or exercise of any Securities, in accordance with the terms of such Securities or the instrument governing such Securities providing for such conversion or exercise as approved by the Board or a duly authorized committee thereof.
8.    Each issue of Units covered by the Registration Statement will be validly issued and constitute legal and binding obligations of the Company when: (i) the Registration Statement, as finally amended (including any necessary post-effective amendments), shall have become effective under the Securities Act; (ii) a prospectus supplement with respect to such issue of Units and the Common Shares, Preferred Shares, Depositary Shares, Debt Securities and/or Warrants underlying such Units shall have been filed with the SEC in compliance with the Securities Act and the General Rules and Regulations promulgated by the SEC thereunder; (iii) a Unit agreement (the “Unit Agreement”) relating to such issue of Units shall have been duly authorized, executed and delivered by the Company and duly authorized, executed and delivered by the Unit agent named in the Unit Agreement; (iv) the specific terms of a particular issue of Units shall have been duly established in accordance with the Unit Agreement and applicable law; (v) the Board or a duly authorized committee thereof shall have duly adopted final resolutions, in conformity with the Articles, the Regulations, the Resolutions and applicable law, authorizing the execution and delivery of the Unit Agreement and the issuance and sale of such Units; (vi) if Common Shares underlie such Units, the actions described in numbered paragraph 1 above shall have been taken; (vii) if Preferred Shares underlie such Units, the actions described in numbered paragraph 2 above shall have been taken; (viii) if Depositary Shares underlie such Units, the actions described in numbered paragraph 3 above shall have been taken; (ix) if Warrants underlie such Units, the actions described in numbered paragraph 4 above shall have been taken; (x) if Debt Securities underlie such Units, the actions described in numbered paragraph 5, numbered paragraph 6 or numbered paragraph 7 above, as applicable, shall have been taken; (xi) certificates representing the Common Shares and/or Preferred Shares underlying such Units shall have been duly executed, countersigned and registered or, if applicable, the Common Shares and/or the Preferred Shares underlying such Units shall have been duly registered and settlement duly effected by book-entry delivery; (xii) depositary receipts representing the Depositary Shares underlying such Units shall have been duly executed, authenticated and issued; (xiii) certificates representing the Warrants underlying such Units shall have been duly executed, countersigned and issued; (xiv) the Senior Debt Securities, the Subordinated Debt Securities and/or the Junior Subordinated Debt Securities underlying such Units shall have been duly authorized and executed by the Company and duly authenticated by the Senior Trustee, the Subordinated Trustee or the Junior Subordinated Trustee, as appropriate; and (xv) the Units shall have been duly executed, authenticated and delivered by the Unit agent in the manner set forth in the Unit Agreement against payment of the agreed consideration therefor and in accordance with the applicable definitive purchase, underwriting, distribution or similar agreement approved by the Board or a duly authorized committee thereof.
The opinions in numbered paragraphs 3 through 8 above are qualified to the extent that the enforcement of the Depositary Shares and related Deposit Agreement, the Debt Securities, the Senior Indenture, the Subordinated Indenture, the Junior Subordinated Indenture, the Warrants and the related Warrant Agreement and the Units and the related Unit Agreement may be limited: (i) by applicable bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, moratorium, fraudulent conveyance or other similar laws now or hereafter in effect relating to or affecting the enforcement of the rights and remedies of creditors (including, without limitation, the effect of statutory or other laws regarding preferential transferees); (ii) by the effect of general principles of equity, regardless of whether enforceability is considered in a proceeding in equity or at law, and the discretion of the court before which any proceeding therefor may be brought; (iii) under certain circumstances, under law or court decisions in respect of provisions providing for the indemnification


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of or contribution to a party with respect to a liability where such indemnification or contribution is contrary to public policy; (iv) to the extent the enforcement of any Debt Securities denominated in a currency other than United States dollars may be limited by requirements that a claim (or a foreign currency judgment in respect of such claim) be converted into United States dollars at a rate of exchange prevailing on a date determined pursuant to applicable law; and (v) in respect of any provision requiring the payment of attorneys’ fees, where such payment is contrary to law or public policy.
For the purposes of this opinion letter, we have assumed that, at the time of the issuance, sale and delivery of each Common Share, each Preferred Share, each issue of Depositary Shares, each Warrant, each Unit, and each series of Debt Securities, as the case may be: (i) the Registration Statement, and any amendments thereto, will have become effective and such effectiveness will not have been terminated or rescinded; (ii) a prospectus supplement describing the Securities, to the extent required by the Securities Act and the General Rules and Regulations promulgated by the SEC thereunder, will be timely filed with the SEC; (iii) any Securities being offered will be issued and sold as contemplated in the Registration Statement or the prospectus supplement(s) relating thereto; (iv) the terms of any Security will not violate any applicable law or result in a default under or breach of any agreement or instrument binding upon the Company and will comply with any requirements or restrictions imposed by any court or governmental body having jurisdiction over the Company; (v) the authorization thereof by the Company will not have been modified or rescinded, and there will not have occurred any change in law affecting the validity, legally binding character or enforceability thereof; (vi) in the case of the issue of Depositary Shares, the terms and conditions of the Depositary Shares and the underlying Preferred Shares and the related Deposit Agreement will be as expressly contemplated in the prospectus supplement relating thereto; (vii) in the case of the issue of Warrants, the terms and conditions of the Warrants, the Common Shares, Preferred Shares, Depositary Shares, Debt Securities or Units issuable upon the exercise of such Warrants, and the related Warrant Agreement will be as expressly contemplated in the prospectus supplement relating thereto; (viii) in the case of the issue of Debt Securities, the form of Senior Indenture, the form of Subordinated Indenture or the form of Junior Subordinated Indenture, as appropriate, will be as expressly contemplated in the prospectus supplement relating thereto; (ix) in the case of the issue of Units, the terms and conditions of the Units, the underlying Common Shares, Preferred Shares, Depositary Shares, Warrants and/or Debt Securities, and the related Unit Agreement will be as expressly contemplated in the prospectus supplement relating thereto; (x) the Articles, as currently in effect, will not have been modified or amended except as contemplated in numbered paragraph 2 or numbered paragraph 3 above, and will be in full force and effect; (xi) with respect to Common Shares, there will be sufficient Common Shares authorized under the Articles, as in effect at the relevant time, and not otherwise reserved for issuance; and (xii) with respect to Preferred Shares, there will be sufficient Preferred Shares authorized under the Articles, as in effect at the relevant time, and not otherwise reserved for issuance. We have also assumed that none of the terms of any Securities to be established subsequent to the date hereof, the issuance and delivery of any such Securities, or the compliance by the Company with the terms of any such Securities will violate any applicable law or public policy or restriction imposed by any court or governmental body having jurisdiction over the Company. We have further assumed that each Warrant Agreement, each Deposit Agreement, the Senior Indenture, each indenture supplement to the Senior Indenture, the Subordinated Indenture, each indenture supplement to the Subordinated Indenture, the Junior Subordinated Indenture, each indenture supplement to the Junior Subordinated Debenture and each Unit Agreement will be governed by the laws of the State of Ohio.
With respect to any instrument or agreement executed or to be executed by any party, we have assumed, to the extent relevant to the opinions set forth herein, that: (i) such party (if not a natural person) has been duly formed or organized and is validly existing and in good standing under the laws of its jurisdiction of formation or organization; (ii) such party is or will be duly qualified to engage in the activities contemplated by each instrument or agreement to which it is or will become a party; (iii) such party has or will have full right, power and authority to execute, deliver and perform its obligations under each instrument or agreement to which it is or will become a party and each such instrument or agreement has been or will be duly authorized (if applicable), executed and delivered by, and is or will be a valid, binding and enforceable agreement or obligation, as the case may be, of such party and (iv) such party will


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be in compliance, at all applicable times and in all respects material to each instrument or agreement to which it is or will become a party, with all applicable laws and regulations.
The opinions expressed herein are limited solely to: (i) the federal laws of the United States of America; and (ii) the laws of the State of Ohio, in each case as currently in effect, and we express no opinion as to the effect of the laws of any other jurisdiction on the opinions expressed herein. Our opinions are limited to those expressly set forth herein, and we express no opinions by implication.
The opinions expressed herein are given as of the date hereof, and we assume no obligation to advise you after the date hereof of facts or circumstances that come to our attention or changes in law that occur that could affect the opinions contained herein.
This opinion letter is being provided in accordance with the requirements of Item 16 of Form S-3 and Item 601(b)(5) of SEC Regulation S-K. We hereby consent to your filing of this opinion as Exhibit 5.1 to the Registration Statement and to the reference to our firm under the caption “LEGAL MATTERS” in the prospectus comprising a part of the Registration Statement. In giving such consent, we do not thereby admit that we are included in the category of persons whose consent is required under Section 7 of the Securities Act or the General Rules and Regulations of the SEC promulgated thereunder.

Very truly yours,

/s/ Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP




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Section 3: EX-12.1 (EXHIBIT 12.1)

Exhibit


Exhibit 12.1

Computation of Ratio of Earnings to Fixed Charges

The following table shows the ratio of earnings to fixed charges for Park National Corporation ("Park"), which includes Park’s subsidiaries, on a consolidated basis for the each of the periods indicated:

 
 
For the Nine Months Ended September 30, 2018
For the Fiscal Year Ended December 31,
 
 
2017
2016
2015
2014
2013
Ratio of earnings to fixed charges (1)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Excluding Interest on Deposits
 
11.85

 
5.91
5.85
5.45
5.07
4.72
Including Interest on Deposits
 
4.16

 
3.74
4.17
4.00
3.97
3.58
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(1) For the purpose of computing the ratios of earnings to fixed charges, earnings consist of consolidated income before income tax expense and fixed charges. Fixed charges consist of interest on borrowings and long-term debt, including/excluding interest on deposits, and one-third of rental expense (which Park believes is representative of the interest factor).
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(in thousands)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Earnings:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Income before income tax expense
 
$
100,733
 
$
118,470

$
122,895

$
113,579

$
120,416

$
109,372

Fixed Charges:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Interest on deposits
 
22,574
 
19,093

13,416

12,354

11,000

13,008

Interest on borrowings and long-term debt
 
8,792
 
23,571

24,755

25,088

29,099

28,914

Rental expense interest factor (1/3)
 
488
 
552

592

447

475

478

Total fixed charges:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Including interest on deposits
 
$
31,854
 
$
43,216

$
38,763

$
37,889

$
40,574

$
42,400

Excluding interest on deposits
 
$
9,280
 
$
24,123

$
25,347

$
25,535

$
29,574

$
29,392





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Section 4: EX-23.1 (EXHIBIT 23.1)

Exhibit


Exhibit 23.1

CONSENT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM


We consent to the incorporation by reference in this Registration Statement on Form S-3 of Park National Corporation of our report dated February 27, 2018 relating to the consolidated financial statements and effectiveness of internal control over financial reporting appearing in the Annual Report on Form 10-K of Park National Corporation for the year ended December 31, 2017, and to the reference to us under the heading “Experts” in the prospectus.

    

Crowe LLP

Columbus, Ohio
October 23, 2018



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Section 5: EX-24.1 (EXHIBIT 24.1)

Exhibit


Exhibit 24.1

POWER OF ATTORNEY

KNOW ALL PERSONS BY THESE PRESENTS, that the undersigned director and officer of Park National Corporation (the “Corporation”) does hereby make, constitute and appoint C. Daniel DeLawder and Brady T. Burt, and each of them severally and acting individually, his true and lawful agents and attorneys-in-fact, each with the power and authority to act without the other and with full power of substitution and resubstitution, to do any and all acts and things, in his name and on his behalf, in any and all capacities (unless revoked in writing), and to execute any and all instruments, and other documents, in his name and on his behalf, in any and all capacities (unless revoked in writing), which said agents and attorneys-in-fact, or either of them, may deem necessary or advisable to enable the Corporation to comply with the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and any rules, regulations and requirements of the Securities and Exchange Commission, in connection with the filing of the Registration Statement on Form S-3 of the Corporation filed herewith, including specifically but without limitation, the power and authority to execute, in his name and on his behalf, in any and all capacities (unless revoked in writing), the Registration Statement on Form S-3 of the Corporation filed herewith and any and all amendments (including post-effective amendments) to the Registration Statement on Form S-3 of the Corporation filed herewith, and to file the same, with all exhibits thereto, and other documents in connection therewith, with the Securities and Exchange Commission; and the undersigned does hereby ratify and confirm all that each said agent and attorney-in-fact, or his substitute or substitutes, may lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue hereof.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned has executed this Power of Attorney this 22nd day of October, 2018.

/s/ David L. Trautman                     
David L. Trautman








POWER OF ATTORNEY

KNOW ALL PERSONS BY THESE PRESENTS, that the undersigned officer of Park National Corporation (the “Corporation”) does hereby make, constitute and appoint C. Daniel DeLawder and David L. Trautman, and each of them severally and acting individually, his true and lawful agents and attorneys-in-fact, each with the power and authority to act without the other and with full power of substitution and resubstitution, to do any and all acts and things, in his name and on his behalf, in any and all capacities (unless revoked in writing), and to execute any and all instruments, and other documents, in his name and on his behalf, in any and all capacities (unless revoked in writing), which said agents and attorneys-in-fact, or either of them, may deem necessary or advisable to enable the Corporation to comply with the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and any rules, regulations and requirements of the Securities and Exchange Commission, in connection with the filing of the Registration Statement on Form S-3 of the Corporation filed herewith, including specifically but without limitation, the power and authority to execute, in his name and on his behalf, in any and all capacities (unless revoked in writing), the Registration Statement on Form S-3 of the Corporation filed herewith and any and all amendments (including post-effective amendments) to the Registration Statement on Form S-3 of the Corporation filed herewith, and to file the same, with all exhibits thereto, and other documents in connection therewith, with the Securities and Exchange Commission; and the undersigned does hereby ratify and confirm all that each said agent and attorney-in-fact, or his substitute or substitutes, may lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue hereof.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned has executed this Power of Attorney this 22nd day of October, 2018.

/s/ Brady T. Burt                         
Brady T. Burt






POWER OF ATTORNEY

KNOW ALL PERSONS BY THESE PRESENTS, that the undersigned officer of Park National Corporation (the “Corporation”) does hereby make, constitute and appoint C. Daniel DeLawder, David L. Trautman and Brady T. Burt, and each of them severally and acting individually, her true and lawful agents and attorneys-in-fact, each with the power and authority to act without any other and with full power of substitution and resubstitution, to do any and all acts and things, in her name and on her behalf, in any and all capacities (unless revoked in writing), and to execute any and all instruments, and other documents, in her name and on her behalf, in any and all capacities (unless revoked in writing), which said agents and attorneys-in-fact, or any of them, may deem necessary or advisable to enable the Corporation to comply with the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and any rules, regulations and requirements of the Securities and Exchange Commission, in connection with the filing of the Registration Statement on Form S-3 of the Corporation filed herewith, including specifically but without limitation, the power and authority to execute, in her name and on her behalf, in any and all capacities (unless revoked in writing), the Registration Statement on Form S-3 of the Corporation filed herewith and any and all amendments (including post-effective amendments) to the Registration Statement on Form S-3 of the Corporation filed herewith, and to file the same, with all exhibits thereto, and other documents in connection therewith, with the Securities and Exchange Commission; and the undersigned does hereby ratify and confirm all that each said agent and attorney-in-fact, or his substitute or substitutes, may lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue hereof.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned has executed this Power of Attorney this 22nd day of October, 2018.

/s/ Kelly A. Herreman                         
Kelly A. Herreman







POWER OF ATTORNEY

KNOW ALL PERSONS BY THESE PRESENTS, that the undersigned director and officer of Park National Corporation (the “Corporation”) does hereby make, constitute and appoint David L. Trautman and Brady T. Burt, and each of them severally and acting individually, his true and lawful agents and attorneys-in-fact, each with the power and authority to act without the other and with full power of substitution and resubstitution, to do any and all acts and things, in his name and on his behalf, in any and all capacities (unless revoked in writing), and to execute any and all instruments, and other documents, in his name and on his behalf, in any and all capacities (unless revoked in writing), which said agents and attorneys-in-fact, or either of them, may deem necessary or advisable to enable the Corporation to comply with the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and any rules, regulations and requirements of the Securities and Exchange Commission, in connection with the filing of the Registration Statement on Form S-3 of the Corporation filed herewith, including specifically but without limitation, the power and authority to execute, in his name and on his behalf, in any and all capacities (unless revoked in writing), the Registration Statement on Form S-3 of the Corporation filed herewith and any and all amendments (including post-effective amendments) to the Registration Statement on Form S-3 of the Corporation filed herewith, and to file the same, with all exhibits thereto, and other documents in connection therewith, with the Securities and Exchange Commission; and the undersigned does hereby ratify and confirm all that each said agent and attorney-in-fact, or his substitute or substitutes, may lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue hereof.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned has executed this Power of Attorney this 22nd day of October, 2018.

/s/ C. Daniel DeLawder                         
C. Daniel DeLawder







POWER OF ATTORNEY

KNOW ALL PERSONS BY THESE PRESENTS, that the undersigned director of Park National Corporation (the “Corporation”) does hereby make, constitute and appoint C. Daniel DeLawder, David L. Trautman and Brady T. Burt, and each of them severally and acting individually, her true and lawful agents and attorneys-in-fact, each with the power and authority to act without any other and with full power of substitution and resubstitution, to do any and all acts and things, in her name and on her behalf, in any and all capacities (unless revoked in writing), and to execute any and all instruments, and other documents, in her name and on her behalf, in any and all capacities (unless revoked in writing), which said agents and attorneys-in-fact, or any of them, may deem necessary or advisable to enable the Corporation to comply with the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and any rules, regulations and requirements of the Securities and Exchange Commission, in connection with the filing of the Registration Statement on Form S-3 of the Corporation filed herewith, including specifically but without limitation, the power and authority to execute, in her name and on her behalf, in any and all capacities (unless revoked in writing), the Registration Statement on Form S-3 of the Corporation filed herewith and any and all amendments (including post-effective amendments) to the Registration Statement on Form S-3 of the Corporation filed herewith, and to file the same, with all exhibits thereto, and other documents in connection therewith, with the Securities and Exchange Commission; and the undersigned does hereby ratify and confirm all that each said agent and attorney-in-fact, or his substitute or substitutes, may lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue hereof.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned has executed this Power of Attorney this 22nd day of October, 2018.

/s/ Donna M. Alvarado                     
Donna M. Alvarado






 
POWER OF ATTORNEY

KNOW ALL PERSONS BY THESE PRESENTS, that the undersigned director of Park National Corporation (the “Corporation”) does hereby make, constitute and appoint C. Daniel DeLawder, David L. Trautman and Brady T. Burt, and each of them severally and acting individually, his true and lawful agents and attorneys-in-fact, each with the power and authority to act without any other and with full power of substitution and resubstitution, to do any and all acts and things, in his name and on his behalf, in any and all capacities (unless revoked in writing), and to execute any and all instruments, and other documents, in his name and on his behalf, in any and all capacities (unless revoked in writing), which said agents and attorneys-in-fact, or any of them, may deem necessary or advisable to enable the Corporation to comply with the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and any rules, regulations and requirements of the Securities and Exchange Commission, in connection with the filing of the Registration Statement on Form S-3 of the Corporation filed herewith, including specifically but without limitation, the power and authority to execute, in his name and on his behalf, in any and all capacities (unless revoked in writing), the Registration Statement on Form S-3 of the Corporation filed herewith and any and all amendments (including post-effective amendments) to the Registration Statement on Form S-3 of the Corporation filed herewith, and to file the same, with all exhibits thereto, and other documents in connection therewith, with the Securities and Exchange Commission; and the undersigned does hereby ratify and confirm all that each said agent and attorney-in-fact, or his substitute or substitutes, may lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue hereof.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned has executed this Power of Attorney this 22nd day of October, 2018.

/s/ James R. DeRoberts                     
James R. DeRoberts






POWER OF ATTORNEY

KNOW ALL PERSONS BY THESE PRESENTS, that the undersigned director of Park National Corporation (the “Corporation”) does hereby make, constitute and appoint C. Daniel DeLawder, David L. Trautman and Brady T. Burt, and each of them severally and acting individually, his true and lawful agents and attorneys-in-fact, each with the power and authority to act without any other and with full power of substitution and resubstitution, to do any and all acts and things, in his name and on his behalf, in any and all capacities (unless revoked in writing), and to execute any and all instruments, and other documents, in his name and on his behalf, in any and all capacities (unless revoked in writing), which said agents and attorneys-in-fact, or any of them, may deem necessary or advisable to enable the Corporation to comply with the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and any rules, regulations and requirements of the Securities and Exchange Commission, in connection with the filing of the Registration Statement on Form S-3 of the Corporation filed herewith, including specifically but without limitation, the power and authority to execute, in his name and on his behalf, in any and all capacities (unless revoked in writing), the Registration Statement on Form S-3 of the Corporation filed herewith and any and all amendments (including post-effective amendments) to the Registration Statement on Form S-3 of the Corporation filed herewith, and to file the same, with all exhibits thereto, and other documents in connection therewith, with the Securities and Exchange Commission; and the undersigned does hereby ratify and confirm all that each said agent and attorney-in-fact, or his substitute or substitutes, may lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue hereof.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned has executed this Power of Attorney this 22nd day of October, 2018.

/s/ F. William Englefield IV                     
F. William Englefield IV






POWER OF ATTORNEY

KNOW ALL PERSONS BY THESE PRESENTS, that the undersigned director of Park National Corporation (the “Corporation”) does hereby make, constitute and appoint C. Daniel DeLawder, David L. Trautman and Brady T. Burt, and each of them severally and acting individually, her true and lawful agents and attorneys-in-fact, each with the power and authority to act without any other and with full power of substitution and resubstitution, to do any and all acts and things, in her name and on her behalf, in any and all capacities (unless revoked in writing), and to execute any and all instruments, and other documents, in her name and on her behalf, in any and all capacities (unless revoked in writing), which said agents and attorneys-in-fact, or any of them, may deem necessary or advisable to enable the Corporation to comply with the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and any rules, regulations and requirements of the Securities and Exchange Commission, in connection with the filing of the Registration Statement on Form S-3 of the Corporation filed herewith, including specifically but without limitation, the power and authority to execute, in her name and on her behalf, in any and all capacities (unless revoked in writing), the Registration Statement on Form S-3 of the Corporation filed herewith and any and all amendments (including post-effective amendments) to the Registration Statement on Form S-3 of the Corporation filed herewith, and to file the same, with all exhibits thereto, and other documents in connection therewith, with the Securities and Exchange Commission; and the undersigned does hereby ratify and confirm all that each said agent and attorney-in-fact, or his substitute or substitutes, may lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue hereof.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned has executed this Power of Attorney this 22nd day of October, 2018.

/s/ Alicia J. Hupp                         
Alicia J. Hupp






POWER OF ATTORNEY

KNOW ALL PERSONS BY THESE PRESENTS, that the undersigned director of Park National Corporation (the “Corporation”) does hereby make, constitute and appoint C. Daniel DeLawder, David L. Trautman and Brady T. Burt, and each of them severally and acting individually, his true and lawful agents and attorneys-in-fact, each with the power and authority to act without any other and with full power of substitution and resubstitution, to do any and all acts and things, in his name and on his behalf, in any and all capacities (unless revoked in writing), and to execute any and all instruments, and other documents, in his name and on his behalf, in any and all capacities (unless revoked in writing), which said agents and attorneys-in-fact, or any of them, may deem necessary or advisable to enable the Corporation to comply with the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and any rules, regulations and requirements of the Securities and Exchange Commission, in connection with the filing of the Registration Statement on Form S-3 of the Corporation filed herewith, including specifically but without limitation, the power and authority to execute, in his name and on his behalf, in any and all capacities (unless revoked in writing), the Registration Statement on Form S-3 of the Corporation filed herewith and any and all amendments (including post-effective amendments) to the Registration Statement on Form S-3 of the Corporation filed herewith, and to file the same, with all exhibits thereto, and other documents in connection therewith, with the Securities and Exchange Commission; and the undersigned does hereby ratify and confirm all that each said agent and attorney-in-fact, or his substitute or substitutes, may lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue hereof.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned has executed this Power of Attorney this 22nd day of October, 2018.

/s/ Stephen J. Kambeitz                     
Stephen J. Kambeitz






POWER OF ATTORNEY

KNOW ALL PERSONS BY THESE PRESENTS, that the undersigned director of Park National Corporation (the “Corporation”) does hereby make, constitute and appoint C. Daniel DeLawder, David L. Trautman and Brady T. Burt, and each of them severally and acting individually, his true and lawful agents and attorneys-in-fact, each with the power and authority to act without any other and with full power of substitution and resubstitution, to do any and all acts and things, in his name and on his behalf, in any and all capacities (unless revoked in writing), and to execute any and all instruments, and other documents, in his name and on his behalf, in any and all capacities (unless revoked in writing), which said agents and attorneys-in-fact, or any of them, may deem necessary or advisable to enable the Corporation to comply with the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and any rules, regulations and requirements of the Securities and Exchange Commission, in connection with the filing of the Registration Statement on Form S-3 of the Corporation filed herewith, including specifically but without limitation, the power and authority to execute, in his name and on his behalf, in any and all capacities (unless revoked in writing), the Registration Statement on Form S-3 of the Corporation filed herewith and any and all amendments (including post-effective amendments) to the Registration Statement on Form S-3 of the Corporation filed herewith, and to file the same, with all exhibits thereto, and other documents in connection therewith, with the Securities and Exchange Commission; and the undersigned does hereby ratify and confirm all that each said agent and attorney-in-fact, or his substitute or substitutes, may lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue hereof.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned has executed this Power of Attorney this 22nd day of October, 2018.

/s/ Timothy S. McLain                     
Timothy S. McLain






POWER OF ATTORNEY

KNOW ALL PERSONS BY THESE PRESENTS, that the undersigned director of Park National Corporation (the “Corporation”) does hereby make, constitute and appoint C. Daniel DeLawder, David L. Trautman and Brady T. Burt, and each of them severally and acting individually, his true and lawful agents and attorneys-in-fact, each with the power and authority to act without any other and with full power of substitution and resubstitution, to do any and all acts and things, in his name and on his behalf, in any and all capacities (unless revoked in writing), and to execute any and all instruments, and other documents, in his name and on his behalf, in any and all capacities (unless revoked in writing), which said agents and attorneys-in-fact, or any of them, may deem necessary or advisable to enable the Corporation to comply with the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and any rules, regulations and requirements of the Securities and Exchange Commission, in connection with the filing of the Registration Statement on Form S-3 of the Corporation filed herewith, including specifically but without limitation, the power and authority to execute, in his name and on his behalf, in any and all capacities (unless revoked in writing), the Registration Statement on Form S-3 of the Corporation filed herewith and any and all amendments (including post-effective amendments) to the Registration Statement on Form S-3 of the Corporation filed herewith, and to file the same, with all exhibits thereto, and other documents in connection therewith, with the Securities and Exchange Commission; and the undersigned does hereby ratify and confirm all that each said agent and attorney-in-fact, or his substitute or substitutes, may lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue hereof.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned has executed this Power of Attorney this 22nd day of October, 2018.

/s/ Robert E. O'Neill                         
Robert E. O’Neill






POWER OF ATTORNEY

KNOW ALL PERSONS BY THESE PRESENTS, that the undersigned director of Park National Corporation (the “Corporation”) does hereby make, constitute and appoint C. Daniel DeLawder, David L. Trautman and Brady T. Burt, and each of them severally and acting individually, her true and lawful agents and attorneys-in-fact, each with the power and authority to act without any other and with full power of substitution and resubstitution, to do any and all acts and things, in her name and on her behalf, in any and all capacities (unless revoked in writing), and to execute any and all instruments, and other documents, in her name and on her behalf, in any and all capacities (unless revoked in writing), which said agents and attorneys-in-fact, or any of them, may deem necessary or advisable to enable the Corporation to comply with the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and any rules, regulations and requirements of the Securities and Exchange Commission, in connection with the filing of the Registration Statement on Form S-3 of the Corporation filed herewith, including specifically but without limitation, the power and authority to execute, in her name and on her behalf, in any and all capacities (unless revoked in writing), the Registration Statement on Form S-3 of the Corporation filed herewith and any and all amendments (including post-effective amendments) to the Registration Statement on Form S-3 of the Corporation filed herewith, and to file the same, with all exhibits thereto, and other documents in connection therewith, with the Securities and Exchange Commission; and the undersigned does hereby ratify and confirm all that each said agent and attorney-in-fact, or his substitute or substitutes, may lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue hereof.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned has executed this Power of Attorney this 22nd day of October, 2018.

/s/ Julia A. Sloat                         
Julia A. Sloat






POWER OF ATTORNEY

KNOW ALL PERSONS BY THESE PRESENTS, that the undersigned director of Park National Corporation (the “Corporation”) does hereby make, constitute and appoint C. Daniel DeLawder, David L. Trautman and Brady T. Burt, and each of them severally and acting individually, his true and lawful agents and attorneys-in-fact, each with the power and authority to act without any other and with full power of substitution and resubstitution, to do any and all acts and things, in his name and on his behalf, in any and all capacities (unless revoked in writing), and to execute any and all instruments, and other documents, in his name and on his behalf, in any and all capacities (unless revoked in writing), which said agents and attorneys-in-fact, or any of them, may deem necessary or advisable to enable the Corporation to comply with the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and any rules, regulations and requirements of the Securities and Exchange Commission, in connection with the filing of the Registration Statement on Form S-3 of the Corporation filed herewith, including specifically but without limitation, the power and authority to execute, in his name and on his behalf, in any and all capacities (unless revoked in writing), the Registration Statement on Form S-3 of the Corporation filed herewith and any and all amendments (including post-effective amendments) to the Registration Statement on Form S-3 of the Corporation filed herewith, and to file the same, with all exhibits thereto, and other documents in connection therewith, with the Securities and Exchange Commission; and the undersigned does hereby ratify and confirm all that each said agent and attorney-in-fact, or his substitute or substitutes, may lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue hereof.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned has executed this Power of Attorney this 22nd day of October, 2018.

                            
/s/ Leon Zazworksy
Leon Zazworsky



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