Heartland BancCorp to Open New Branch in Clintonville

GAHANNA, Ohio, Dec. 15, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Heartland BancCorp, (OTCQB:HLAN), parent company of Heartland Bank, today announced that the bank will be expanding into Clintonville, with a branch office expected to open during the fourth quarter of 2016. Heartland has leased a 1950 sf space in a new development at 4476 N High St. The new location will feature drive-through lanes, a drive up ATM machine and night depository. This marks the fourteenth location in Central Ohio for Gahanna based Heartland BancCorp.

"Clintonville is a thriving community all to itself. We very much look forward to engaging with the community, its many small businesses and residents and being their locally based community bank," said G. Scott McComb, Chairman, President and CEO.

Heartland Bank has generated strong profitability and strategic balance sheet growth over the last year and sustained profitability throughout the financial crisis. With assets of over $700 million at September 30, 2015, Heartland continues to grow its franchise as Central Ohio’s Community Bank.

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.

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

Source:Heartland BancCorp