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Parent Company Recognized as a Forbes Best Bank in America for 2023

April 5, 2023 | | Newsroom

April 5, 2023 – |  Newsroom Citywide Banks, a division of HTLF Bank, through its parent company, Heartland Financial USA, Inc. (NASDAQ: HTLF), has been recognized by Forbes as one of “America’s Best Banks” for 2023. In its annual review of the largest publicly traded banks and thrifts, Forbes ranked HTLF among a nationwide group of 100 leading banks. It’s the seventh consecutive year HTLF has earned this recognition from Forbes.

“We are honored to be recognized by Forbes as one of America’s Best Banks. HTLF’s combined banks have a strong balance sheet, ample liquidity, and serve diversified lines of business and geographies,” said Drew Townsend President and CEO at Dubuque Bank and Trust. “Our momentum continues into 2023 as we continue to deliver Strength, Insight and Growth to our customers and communities.”

“We are honored to be recognized by Forbes as one of America’s Best Banks. HTLF’s combined banks have a strong balance sheet, ample liquidity, and serve diversified lines of business and geographies,” said Jeff Hultman, President and CEO at Illinois Bank & Trust. “Our momentum continues into 2023 as we continue to deliver Strength, Insight and Growth to our customers and communities.”

“We are honored to be recognized by Forbes as one of America’s Best Banks. HTLF’s combined banks have a strong balance sheet, ample liquidity, and serve diversified lines of business and geographies,” said Doug Kohlbeck, President and CEO at Wisconsin Bank & Trust. “Our momentum continues into 2023 as we continue to deliver Strength, Insight and Growth to our customers and communities.”

“We are honored to be recognized by Forbes as one of America’s Best Banks. HTLF’s combined banks have a strong balance sheet, ample liquidity, and serve diversified lines of business and geographies,” said Greg Leyendecker, President and CEO at New Mexico Bank & Trust. “Our momentum continues into 2023 as we continue to deliver Strength, Insight and Growth to our customers and communities.”

“We are honored to be recognized by Forbes as one of America’s Best Banks. HTLF’s combined banks have a strong balance sheet, ample liquidity, and serve diversified lines of business and geographies,” said Bill Callahan, President and CEO at Arizona Bank & Trust. “Our momentum continues into 2023 as we continue to deliver Strength, Insight and Growth to our customers and communities.”

“We are honored to be recognized by Forbes as one of America’s Best Banks. HTLF’s combined banks have a strong balance sheet, ample liquidity, and serve diversified lines of business and geographies,” said Tod Petersen, President and CEO at Rocky Mountain Bank. “Our momentum continues into 2023 as we continue to deliver Strength, Insight and Growth to our customers and communities.”

“We are honored to be recognized by Forbes as one of America’s Best Banks. HTLF’s combined banks have a strong balance sheet, ample liquidity, and serve diversified lines of business and geographies,” said Michael Wamsganz, President and CEO at Citywide Banks. “Our momentum continues into 2023 as we continue to deliver Strength, Insight and Growth to our customers and communities.”

“We are honored to be recognized by Forbes as one of America’s Best Banks. HTLF’s combined banks have a strong balance sheet, ample liquidity, and serve diversified lines of business and geographies,” said Steve Bishop, President and CEO at Minnesota Bank & Trust. “Our momentum continues into 2023 as we continue to deliver Strength, Insight and Growth to our customers and communities.”

“We are honored to be recognized by Forbes as one of America’s Best Banks. HTLF’s combined banks have a strong balance sheet, ample liquidity, and serve diversified lines of business and geographies,” said Brent Giles, President and CEO at Bank of Blue Valley. “Our momentum continues into 2023 as we continue to deliver Strength, Insight and Growth to our customers and communities.”

“We are honored to be recognized by Forbes as one of America’s Best Banks. HTLF’s combined banks have a strong balance sheet, ample liquidity, and serve diversified lines of business and geographies,” said Lo B. Nestman, President and CEO at Premier Valley Bank. “Our momentum continues into 2023 as we continue to deliver Strength, Insight and Growth to our customers and communities.”

“We are honored to be recognized by Forbes as one of America’s Best Banks. HTLF’s combined banks have a strong balance sheet, ample liquidity, and serve diversified lines of business and geographies,” said Greg Garland, President and CEO at First Bank & Trust. “Our momentum continues into 2023 as we continue to deliver Strength, Insight and Growth to our customers and communities.”

To compile the rankings, Forbes used data collected by S&P Global Market Intelligence through the third quarter of 2022, and ranked banks based on their growth, credit quality and profitability.

About Dubuque Bank and Trust

Dubuque Bank and Trust, through its parent company, Heartland Financial USA, Inc., operating under the brand name HTLF, (NASDAQ: HTLF), has offices in the Tri-State region of Dubuque County in northeast Iowa, the Corridor Region (Cedar Rapids and Iowa City) and the Des Moines Metro. Dubuque Bank and Trust provides an array of products and services to fulfill the financial needs of businesses and individuals. The bank specializes in commercial lending and treasury management services and also provides a wide variety of private banking, retail lending and deposit services along with electronic banking support. Visit www.dubuquebank.com or call (877) 280-1851 for more information. DB&T is Member FDIC and an Equal Housing Lender.

About Illinois Bank & Trust

Illinois Bank & Trust, a division of HTLF Bank, through its parent company, Heartland Financial USA, Inc., operating under the brand name HTLF, (NASDAQ: HTLF), serves customers from five locations in the Rockford metropolitan area and one location in Galena. Illinois Bank & Trust provides an array of products and services to fulfill the financial needs of businesses and individuals. The bank specializes in commercial lending and treasury management services and also provides a wide variety of private banking, retail lending and deposit services along with electronic banking support. Visit www.illinoisbank.com for more information. HTLF Bank is Member FDIC and an Equal Housing Lender.

About Wisconsin Bank & Trust

Wisconsin Bank & Trust, a division of HTLF Bank, through its parent company, Heartland Financial USA, Inc., operating under the brand name HTLF, (NASDAQ: HTLF), with locations in the Madison, Milwaukee, Green Bay, Sheboygan, Monroe and southwest areas of Wisconsin. Wisconsin Bank & Trust provides an array of products and services to fulfill the financial needs of businesses and individuals. The bank specializes in commercial lending and treasury management services and also provides a wide variety of private banking, retail lending and deposit services along with electronic banking support. Visit www.wisconsinbankandtrust.com or call 608.203.1214 for more information. HTLF Bank is Member FDIC and an Equal Housing Lender.

About New Mexico Bank & Trust

New Mexico Bank & Trust, a subsidiary of Heartland Financial USA, Inc., operating under the brand name, HTLF, (NASDAQ: HTLF), operates 21 offices located in Central, Northern and Eastern New Mexico. New Mexico Bank & Trust provides an array of products and services to fulfill the financial needs of businesses and individuals. The bank specializes in commercial lending and treasury management services and also provides a wide variety of private banking, retail lending and deposit services along with electronic banking support. Visit www.nmb-t.com or call 505.830.8100 for more information. New Mexico Bank & Trust is Member FDIC and an Equal Housing Lender.

About Arizona Bank & Trust

Arizona Bank & Trust, a division of HTLF Bank, through its parent company, Heartland Financial USA, Inc., operating under the brand name HTLF, (NASDAQ: HTLF), has offices in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Mesa, Chandler, Tempe and Gilbert. Arizona Bank & Trust provides an array of products and services to fulfill the financial needs of businesses and individuals. The bank specializes in commercial lending and treasury management services and also provides a wide variety of private banking, retail lending and deposit services along with electronic banking support. Visit www.arizbank.com or call 602.381.2090 for more information. HTLF Bank is Member FDIC and an Equal Housing Lender.

About Rocky Mountain Bank

Rocky Mountain Bank, a subsidiary of Heartland Financial USA, Inc., operating under the brand name, HTLF, (NASDAQ: HTLF), with locations in Bigfork, Bozeman, Billings, Kalispell, Plains, Plentywood, Stevensville and Whitehall. Rocky Mountain Bank provides an array of products and services to fulfill the financial needs of businesses and individuals. The bank specializes in commercial lending and treasury management services and also provides a wide variety of private banking, retail lending and deposit services along with electronic banking support. Visit www.rmbank.com or call 406.655.5112 for more information. Rocky Mountain Bank is Member FDIC and an Equal Housing Lender.

About Citywide Banks

Citywide Banks, a division of HTLF Bank, through its parent company, Heartland Financial USA, Inc., operating under the brand name HTLF, (NASDAQ: HTLF), has offices across Colorado's Front Range, Foothills and Mountain communities. Citywide Banks provides an array of products and services to fulfill the financial needs of businesses and individuals. The bank specializes in commercial lending and treasury management services and also provides a wide variety of private banking, retail lending and deposit services along with electronic banking support. Visit www.citywidebanks.com for more information. HTLF Bank is Member FDIC and an Equal Housing Lender.

About Minnesota Bank & Trust

Minnesota Bank & Trust, a division of HTLF Bank, through its parent company, Heartland Financial USA, Inc., operating under the brand name HTLF, (NASDAQ: HTLF), with locations in Edina and Minnetonka. Minnesota Bank & Trust provides an array of products and services to fulfill the financial needs of businesses and individuals. The bank specializes in commercial lending and treasury management services and also provides a wide variety of private banking, retail lending and deposit services along with electronic banking support. Visit www.mnbankandtrust.com for more information. HTLF Bank is Member FDIC and an Equal Housing Lender.

About Bank of Blue Valley

Bank of Blue Valley, a subsidiary of Heartland Financial USA, Inc., operating under the brand name, HTLF, (NASDAQ: HTLF), has offices in Overland Park, Olathe, Leawood, Lenexa, Sabetha and Hiawatha, Kansas and North Kansas City, Missouri. Bank of Blue Valley provides an array of products and services to fulfill the financial needs of businesses and individuals. The bank specializes in commercial lending and treasury management services and also provides a wide variety of private banking, retail lending and deposit services along with electronic banking support. Visit www.bankbv.com or call 913.234.2334 for more information. Bank of Blue Valley is Member FDIC and an Equal Housing Lender.

About Premier Valley Bank

Premier Valley Bank, a division of HTLF Bank, through its parent company, Heartland Financial USA, Inc., operating under the brand name HTLF, (NASDAQ: HTLF), with locations in Fresno, Oakhurst, Mariposa, Groveland, Salinas, San Luis Obispo and Paso Robles. Premier Valley Bank provides an array of products and services to fulfill the financial needs of businesses and individuals. The bank specializes in commercial lending and treasury management services and also provides a wide variety of private banking, retail lending and deposit services along with electronic banking support. Visit www.premiervalleybank.com or call 877.280.1863 for more information. HTLF Bank is Member FDIC and an Equal Housing Lender.

About First Bank & Trust

First Bank & Trust, a subsidiary of Heartland Financial USA, Inc., operating under the brand name, HTLF, (NASDAQ: HTLF), serves customers from over 25 locations. First Bank & Trust provides an array of products and services to fulfill the financial needs of businesses and individuals. The bank specializes in commercial lending and treasury management services and also provides a wide variety of private banking, retail lending and deposit services along with electronic banking support. Visit www.firstbanktexas.com for more information. First Bank & Trust is Member FDIC and an Equal Housing Lender.

About HTLF

Heartland Financial USA, Inc., operating under the brand name HTLF, is a bank holding company with assets of $20.2 billion. HTLF has banks serving communities in Arizona, California, Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, New Mexico, Texas and Wisconsin. HTLF is committed to its core commercial business, supported by a strong retail operation, and provides a diversified line of financial services including treasury management, wealth management, investments and residential mortgage. Additional information is available at www.htlf.com.