Exhibit 99.2 Press Release
April 30, 1999
For further information contact:
David M. Bradley
President and Chief Executive Officer
North Central Bancshares, Inc.
825 Central Avenue
Fort Dodge, Iowa 50501
NORTH CENTRAL BANCSHARES, INC. ANNOUNCES
STOCK REPURCHASE PROGRAM
Fort Dodge, Iowa, April 30, 1999 - North Central Bancshares, Inc. (Nasdaq:
"FFFD") (the "Company"), the holding company for First Federal Savings Bank of Iowa, announced that it will
commence a stock repurchase program beginning on or about May 6, 1999. The program authorizes the
Company to repurchase up to 5.34% or 150,000 shares of its 2,807,242 outstanding shares of common stock
during the next twelve months. The repurchases will be made from time to time, in open market transactions, at
the discretion of management.
North Central Bancshares, Inc., with over $334 million in assets, is the holding company for First Federal
Savings Bank of Iowa, a federally chartered stock savings bank. First Federal is a community-oriented institution
serving Iowa through 7 full service locations in Fort Dodge, Nevada, Ames, Burlington and Mt. Pleasant, Iowa.
First Federal's deposits are insured by the Federal Deposit