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Tom Thornton Named Investment and Insurance Director for Heartland Financial USA, Inc.

DUBUQUE, Iowa, June 07, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Heartland Financial USA, Inc., announces that Tom Thornton will join the company as Investments and Insurance Director of its Private Client Services offerings. In this role, Thornton will work closely with Heartland bank presidents and Private Client Services Market Leaders to profitably grow fee income from investment brokerage and insurance services.



Thornton brings extensive knowledge and more than 17 years experience as a high performing retail financial consultant and regional sales manager. Most recently, he was the Regional Manager of Financial Advisory Services for the Midwest Region of BMO Harris based out of St. Louis, Mo. Tom led his multi-state financial advisory teams with a focus on building relationship-based, long-term financial planning practices.

“We are delighted to welcome Tom as the newest member of our Private Client Services leadership team,” says Kelly Johnson, Executive Vice President, Private Client Services at Heartland Financial USA, Inc. “He brings significant leadership and practical experience that will contribute to expanding our investment and insurance service offerings and provide important services to our clients.”

Tom is a graduate of the University of Missouri with a bachelor’s degree in Biology. He and his wife, Beth, will be relocating from St. Louis, Mo. and be based in Dubuque.

About Heartland Financial USA, Inc.
Heartland Financial USA, Inc. is a diversified financial services company with assets exceeding $8 billion. The company provides banking, mortgage, private client, investment, insurance and consumer finance services to individuals and businesses. Heartland currently has 108 banking locations serving 85 communities in Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin, New Mexico, Arizona, Montana, Colorado, Minnesota, Kansas, Missouri, Texas and California. Additional information about Heartland Financial USA, Inc. is available at www.htlf.com.

CONTACT: Kelly Johnson EVP, Private Client Services 563.589.2031 kjohnson@htlf.com

Source:Heartland Financial USA, Inc.