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Heartland BancCorp to Open New Branch in Hilliard, Ohio

GAHANNA, Ohio, Aug. 12, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Heartland BancCorp, (OTCQB:HLAN), parent company of Heartland Bank, today announced that the bank will be expanding into Hilliard, with a branch expected to open during the spring of 2016. Heartland has leased a 2500 sf space in a new development at 3971 Main Street, in cooperation with Crawford Hoying. The public is invited to celebrate the groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday, August 26 (4 p.m.) and the bank is currently seeking team members for this new office. The new location will feature a twist on the bank's traditional branching model but will still feature two drive-through lanes, a drive up ATM machine and night depository. This marks the thirteenth location in Central Ohio for Gahanna based Heartland BancCorp, which recently surpassed $680 million in total assets.

"Hilliard is one of Columbus' most vibrant communities and their residents are passionate about their hometown heritage. The citizens of Hilliard deserve a community bank, and we aim to fill that need and engage with them as we're accustomed to doing in the other communities we serve," said G. Scott McComb, Chairman, President and CEO.

"The City of Hilliard is excited to welcome Heartland Bank as our newest community partner," stated Mayor Don Schonhardt. "Heartland Bank's investment in a new banking facility will be a wonderful addition to Old Hilliard. Additionally, it will provide local businesses and community organizations with the needed financial services that will directly support projects impacting our local economy in a positive way."

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 (OTCQB) under the symbol HLAN. Learn more about Heartland Bank at HeartlandBank.com.

In May 2015, Heartland was ranked #77 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 12/31/14.

CONTACT: Media Contact: G. Scott McComb - 614-337-4600

Source:Heartland BancCorp