Heartland BancCorp Ranks #77 on American Banker Magazine's Top 200 Publicly Traded Community Banks and Thrifts List for 2015

GAHANNA, Ohio, April 29, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Heartland BancCorp, (OTCQB:HLAN), parent company of Heartland Bank, today announced that it has once again been named to American Banker magazine's Top 200 Publicly Traded Community Banks and Thrifts. In its May 2015 issue, American Banker ranked Heartland 77th on its Top 200 Publicly Traded Community Banks and Thrifts list based on three-year average return on equity ("ROE") as of 12/31/14 (Source: SNL Financial). Heartland is the only locally based bank in Columbus to make the list.

"American Banker is a highly respected industry publication, and we are honored to have made their top 200 list for the seventh consecutive year," said G. Scott McComb, Chairman, President and CEO. "Being listed in the Top 200 is a validation of our success in focusing on strong relationships with our clients and communities."

About Heartland BancCorp

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

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

Source:Heartland BancCorp