Gahanna, Ohio – May 1, 2014…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 fourth consecutive year, Gahanna based Heartland BancCorp was ranked in the top 100, this year at #86. Eleven community banks from Ohio made the Top 200 list this year and Heartland BancCorp was the only Columbus based community bank listed. 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, “We choose to believe that the community bank model has its best days ahead of it, and we preach that positive message often to our community bankers. The recent consolidation in the Central Ohio banking landscape to out of town banks, creates opportunity for Heartland to partner with those clients who still seek a local community banking relationship."
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 BancCorp - 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.