GAHANNA, Ohio, June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- US Banker Magazine just released its annual list of the Top 200 Community Banks and Thrifts in the nation. Gahanna-based Heartland BancCorp was ranked as the 97th Best Community Bank in the Nation out of approximately 7,500. Heartland BancCorp was ranked 112th in 2010 and moved up to 97th place in 2011. Heartland BancCorp is the only community bank in Central Ohio to make the list. The annual list is comprised of a measurement based on a three-year average return on equity.
G. Scott McComb, President and CEO, of Heartland Bank stated, "We are proud of our steady track record, and, providing continuous returns to our shareholders. The ranking in U.S. Banker at 97th in the nation is an indication of sound banking principles and a solid foundation of growth."
About U.S. Banker MagazineU.S. Banker is a monthly magazine for financial services executives. It provides analysis and commentary of the banking industry players, financial and economic market trends, regulations, business strategies and innovations reshaping the banking and financial services landscape. U.S. Banker is owned by SourceMedia Inc. Source Media was formed in 2004 when the Thomson Corporation sold Thomson Media, its business publishing division, to Investcorp, an investment holding company. The Company was renamed SourceMedia in 2005. SourceMedia provides market information, including news, analysis, and insight to the financial services and related industries such as accounting and technology, through its publications, date applications, seminars and conferences. About Heartland BancCorp Heartland BancCorp is a registered Ohio bank holding company and the parent of Heartland Bank, which operates eleven full-service banking offices. Alternative investment services are provided through Infinex Investments, Inc. Heartland Bank is a member of the Federal Reserve, a member of the FDIC, and an Equal Housing Lender. Heartland BancCorp is currently quoted on the over-the-counter (OTC) Bulletin Board Service under the symbol HLAN. Learn more about Heartland Bank at heartlandbank.com. MEDIA CONTACT: G. Scott McCombVice Chairman and President 614.337.4600 SOURCE Heartland BancCorp