Chartered Under the Laws of the United States of America

by Laporte Bancorp Inc
June 5th, 2007

Exhibit 4

CHARTERED UNDER THE LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

 

           
No.       Shares
      LAPORTE BANCORP, INC.      
           
     LaPorte, Indiana     
        CUSIP:
     FULLY PAID AND NON-ASSESSABLE     
     PAR VALUE $0.01 PER SHARE     
     THE SHARES REPRESENTED BY THIS     
     CERTIFICATE ARE SUBJECT TO     
     RESTRICTIONS, SEE REVERSE SIDE     
THIS CERTIFIES that       is the owner of
     SHARES OF COMMON STOCK OF     
     LAPORTE BANCORP, INC.     
     a federally chartered subsidiary holding company     

The shares evidenced by this certificate are transferable only on the books of LaPorte Bancorp, Inc. by the holder hereof, in person or by attorney, upon surrender of this certificate properly endorsed.

The interest in LaPorte Bancorp, Inc. evidenced by this certificate may not be retired or withdrawn except as provided in the Rules and Regulations promulgated by the Office of Thrift Supervision and the charter and bylaws of LaPorte Bancorp, Inc. The common stock evidenced hereby is not an account of an insurable type and is not insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other Federal or state governmental agency.

This certificate is not valid unless countersigned and registered by the Transfer Agent and Registrar.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, LaPorte Bancorp, Inc. has caused this certificate to be executed by the facsimile signatures of its duly authorized officers and has caused its seal to be hereunto affixed.

 

By        [SEAL]   By     
  RUSSELL L. KLOSINSKI       LEE A. BRADY
  CORPORATE SECRETARY       PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER


The Board of Directors of LaPorte Bancorp, Inc. (the “Company”) is authorized by resolution or resolutions, from time to time adopted, to provide for the issuance of more than one class of stock, including preferred stock in series, and to fix and state the voting powers, designations, preferences, limitations and restrictions thereof. The Company will furnish to any stockholder upon request and without charge a full description of each class of stock and any series thereof.

The shares represented by this Certificate may not be cumulatively voted on any matter.

The following abbreviations when used in the inscription on the face of this certificate, shall be construed as though they were written out in full according to applicable laws or regulations.

 

TEN COM   -    as tenants in common    UNIF GIFT MIN ACT          Custodian      
           (Cust)       (Minor)
TEN ENT   -    as tenants by the entireties            
           Under Uniform Gifts to Minors Act
JT TEN   -    as joint tenants with right of survivorship and not as tenants in common         
           (State)

Additional abbreviations may also be used though not in the above list

For value received,                                                           hereby sell, assign and transfer unto

 

 
  

PLEASE INSERT SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER OR OTHER IDENTIFYING NUMBER

 

  
(please print or typewrite name and address including postal zip code of assignee)
  
  
Shares of the common stock represented by the within Certificate, and do hereby irrevocably constitute and appoint _________________________________________________________________ Attorney to transfer the said shares on the books of the within named corporation with full power of substitution in the premises.

Dated                                         

 

In the presence of     Signature:
           

NOTE: THE SIGNATURE TO THIS ASSIGNMENT MUST CORRESPOND WITH THE NAME OF THE STOCKHOLDER(S) AS WRITTEN UPON THE FACE OF THE CERTIFICATE, IN EVERY PARTICULAR, WITHOUT ALTERATION OR ENLARGEMENT, OR ANY CHANGE WHATSOEVER.