Heartland Bank Hosts Ribbon Cutting for New Whitehall Headquarters

WHITEHALL, Ohio, March 20, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Heartland BancCorp (“the company,” and “the bank”) (OTCQB:HLAN) proudly announces its ribbon cutting and Grand Opening celebration for its new corporate headquarters on Tuesday, March 20, 2018.  Located on an almost-six-acre parcel in the Whitehall Community Park at 430 N. Hamilton Road, the new building offers 60,000 square feet of office space including the bank’s 15th Central Ohio branch.

The building, designed by Moody Nolan and built by Ruscilli Construction Company, features a modern, contemporary design with rustic tones that creates a welcoming and inspiring environment for staff, clients and partners of Heartland Bank.  The open floor plan and high ceilings allow abundant natural light in both work and common areas.

“Almost three years in the making, we’re overjoyed to be all together once again in our new Heartland Bank Corporate Center,” said Scott McComb, Chairman, President and CEO of Heartland BanCorp.  “As the bank has grown, our operations were eventually spread across five different locations, which created many logistical issues. Having everyone together again, in this new and vibrant space, will simply add to the energy and momentum that we have generated in the last several years.”

The new building is home to 107 of Heartland Bank’s Central Ohio associates and was built for expansion to accommodate over 230 associates. It features multiple amenities including a branch office and training facility, fitness center, multiple collaboration spaces, state-of-the-art technology, ideation center, direct access to walking trails in the park and a patio area for outdoor meetings and events. 

The grand opening will be celebrated during a late-day reception with music provided by the Whitehall Yearling High School Jazz Band.

About Heartland BancCorp
Heartland BancCorp is a registered Ohio bank holding company and the parent of Heartland Bank, which operates fifteen 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 OTC Markets (OTCQB) under the symbol HLAN. Learn more about Heartland Bank at HeartlandBank.com.  

In May 2017, Heartland was ranked #57 on the American Banker magazine’s list of Top 200 Publicly Traded Community Banks and Thrifts based on three-year average return on equity (“ROE”) as of 12/31/16.

Safe Harbor Statement
This release contains forward-looking statements that reflect management’s current views of future events and operations. These forward-looking statements are based on information currently available to the Company as of the date of this release.  It is important to note that these forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, the ability of the Company to implement its strategy and expand its lending operations.

Contacts:    
G. Scott McComb, Chairman, President & CEO                                                                          
Heartland BancCorp  614-337-4600