Heartland Financial USA Schedules Third Quarter Earnings Conference Call For October 28, 2013

Officials of Heartland Financial USA, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLF) announced today that the company plans to broadcast a conference call detailing its third quarter 2013 earnings live over the internet at www.htlf.com at 5:00 p.m. ET on Monday October 28, 2013. Lynn B. Fuller, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Bryan R. McKeag, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Kenneth J. Erickson, Executive Vice President, Chief Credit Officer will conduct the conference call. The financial results will be available on the company’s website on October 28, 2013 after the market closes. There will be a question-and-answer session following the presentation.

Shareholders, analysts and other interested parties are invited to join the call. To listen to the live call, please dial 877-407-0782 at least five minutes before start time. To listen to the live webcast, please visit the company’s website, http://www.htlf.com, at least 15 minutes early to register, download and install any necessary audio software.

About Heartland Financial USA, Inc.Heartland Financial USA, Inc., one of Forbes 2013 “Best Banks in America,” is a $5.0 billion diversified financial services company providing banking, mortgage, wealth management, investment, insurance and consumer finance services to individuals and businesses. Heartland currently has 67 banking locations in 46 communities in Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin, New Mexico, Arizona, Montana, Colorado and Minnesota and loan production offices in California, Nevada, Wyoming, Idaho and North Dakota. Additional information about Heartland Financial USA, Inc. is available at www.htlf.com.

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