GAHANNA, Ohio, May 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- American Banker Magazine just released, in the May issue, its annual list of the Top 200 Community Banks and Thrifts in the nation. For the second year in a row Gahanna-based Heartland BancCorp (OTC Bulletin Board: HLAN) was ranked as the 97th Best Community Bank in the Nation out of approximately 7,000. Heartland BancCorp's ranking moved from 112th ranking in 2010 to 97th in 2011. Heartland BancCorp is the only community bank in Central Ohio to make the list, and 1 of 16 ranked in the state. The ranking is based on a three-year average return on equity.
President and CEO of Heartland Bank, G. Scott McComb stated, "Heartland Bank is proud of its steady track record and providing continuous returns to our shareholders. Our ranking in the American Banker Magazine, as 97th in the nation is an indication of the application of sound banking principles and a solid foundation of growth."
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About American Banker Magazine American Banker Magazine provides 40,000 C-suite and executive-level bankers with analysis and commentary on the industry players, financial and economic market trends, regulations, business strategies, and innovations reshaping the banking and financial services landscape.
American Banker Magazine, the leading business management magazine, tackles all issues relevant to banks and their competitive standing in the financial services marketplace. American Banker Magazine is published monthly and distributes a weekly eNewsletter. Readers gain insight into how to maximize shareholder value, generate new and greater line-of-business revenues year over year, maximize institutional profitability, run more efficient operations firm-wide, pursue growth, organic and otherwise, and influence the U.S. and global economies.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 McCombChairman, President & CEO 614.337.4600