2016 Young Beneficiary Contest
Final 10 Winners Announced in 2016 Young Beneficiary New Account Drawing
Selected New Account Owners Receive $529 Jump-Start in College Savings

First National Bank of Omaha and Nebraska State Treasurer Don Stenberg today announced the final 10 winners of the Young Beneficiary New Account Drawing. Each winner received a $529 contribution to a NEST 529 Advisor Plan account for a beneficiary 8 years old or younger.

The following winners were chosen for the final five months of 2016:

To qualify for the drawing, an individual was required to open and contribute to a new NEST Advisor Plan account for a beneficiary 8 years old or younger. Two winners were drawn at random each month from eligible accounts opened between March 1 and December 31, 2016. The first round of 10 winners, announced in September 2016, also received $529 contributions to NEST 529 Advisor Plan accounts.

“I am happy to both welcome and reward the 20 new Advisor Plan account owners who were selected in the 2016 drawing,” said Nebraska State Treasurer Stenberg, Trustee of NEST. “I hope the scholarship money encourages these new account owners as they begin their college savings journeys.”

“We congratulate the winners and thank all who participated in the Young Beneficiary New Account Drawing for 2016,” said Deborah Goodkin, Managing Director, Savings Plans, First National Bank of Omaha. “NEST 529 Advisor Plans provide account owners with the guidance and support they need to fund higher education dreams. It is exciting to see new accounts being opened for families seeking a hands-on, active way to save for college.”

Official rules are available at www.NEST529Advisor.com/scholarships and at treasurer.nebraska.gov/csp/scholarships.

To find out more about NEST College Savings Plans, visit www.NEST529.com or treasurer.nebraska.gov.

About NEST

NEST is a tax-advantaged 529 college savings plan and provides four plans to help make saving for college simple and affordable: NEST Direct College Savings Plan, the NEST Advisor College Savings Plan, the TD Ameritrade 529 College Savings Plan, and the State Farm College Savings Plan. The Nebraska State Treasurer serves as Program Trustee. First National Bank of Omaha serves as Program Manager, and all investments are approved by the Nebraska Investment Council. Families nationwide are saving for college using Nebraska’s 529 College Savings Plans, which have more than 261,000 accounts, including 84,000 in Nebraska. Visit NEST529.com and treasurer.nebraska.gov for more information.

About First National Bank of Omaha

First National Bank of Omaha is a subsidiary of First National of Nebraska. First National of Nebraska and its affiliates have more than $23 billion in assets and 5,000 employee associates. Primary banking offices are located in Nebraska, Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, South Dakota and Texas.

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