GAHANNA, Ohio, May 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading business management publication American Banker Magazine has just released its annual list of the Top 200 Community Banks and Thrifts in the nation. For the third consecutive year, Gahanna based Heartland BancCorp was ranked in the top 100 and moved up 35 positions, from 97 th in 2012 to 62 nd in 2013, as published in the April 29 report. Fifteen community banks from Ohio made the list this year and Heartland BancCorp is the only one from the central Ohio area. The Top 200 performers are based on their average return on equity over the past three years.
President and CEO of Heartland Bank, G. Scott McComb stated, "Heartland is proud to move up the list of Americas Best Community Banks. The dedication of our loyal clients, community banking staff, and shareholders has been tremendous and continues to grow. With all of the negative press about the Wall Street banks, more consumers and businesses are turning to community banks for advice and service. Keeping business local is key to community building, and we are partnering with each of the communities we serve here in central Ohio to grow our local economies."
About American Banker Magazine – American Banker Magazine provides 40,000 C-suite and executive level bankers with analysis and commentary of 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 e-Newsletter. 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 Bank - Heartland BancCorp is a registered Ohio bank holding company and the parent of Heartland Bank, which operates eleven full-service banking offices. Heartland Bank, founded in 1911, provides full-service commercial, small business, and consumer banking services; alternative investment services; insurance services; and other financial products and services. 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 & CEO614.337.4600 SOURCE Heartland BancCorp
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