Press Release

Heartland Financial USA, Inc. and Member Banks Contribute $1.2 Million to Organizations Serving Our Communities

Company Release - 4/14/2020 10:00 AM ET

DUBUQUE, Iowa, April 14, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Heartland Financial USA, Inc. (NASDAQ: HTLF) and its 11 member banks announced contributions totaling $1.2 million to support nonprofit organizations in our communities that are leading the response to challenges created by COVID-19.

“We are honored to provide support to the organizations that serve our communities,” said Bruce K. Lee, President and Chief Executive Officer.  “I am grateful for these groups and their work to address the challenges so many are experiencing in the wake of COVID-19.”

Heartland and its member banks are contributing to nonprofit organizations across the 12 states where we live and work.  These nonprofits are primarily focused on providing basic needs such as food and housing, child care and youth activities, and supporting health personnel, first responders and their families.

“Many people, businesses and communities need additional resources and financial help,” said Lee. “We are donating funds to some of the organizations that are working directly with those affected by COVID-19.  We need to work together to address the impacts of this pandemic.”

Throughout the year, nonprofits in our communities count on Heartland and its member banks for financial support as well as our time and talents.  Employees are provided with one full paid day every year to volunteer for community service.  In 2019, our employees volunteered a total of 31,000 hours of service and we donated $2.3 million in contributions and sponsorships.

Heartland and its member banks are proud to make contributions to the following organizations:

Heartland Financial USA, Inc. and Dubuque Bank & Trust

  • Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque

Arizona Bank & Trust

  • Goodwill
  • The Society of St. Vincent De Paul

Bank of Blue Valley

  • Advent Health Foundation
  • Harvesters Community Food Network
  • Greater Kansas City Community Foundation – Kansas City Regional COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund
  • Northeast KansasFire and EMS Departments

Citywide Banks

  • Denver Health Foundation – COVID-19 Urgent Response Fund
  • Denver Small Business Relief Fund
  • Food Bank of the Rockies

FirstBank & Trust

  • The Community Foundation of West Texas and Lubbock Area United Way – South Plains COVID-19 Response Fund
  • Kiwanis Club of Colorado City – Corona Provisions Fund
  • Lynn County Volunteer Fire Departments
  • Open Door Fund
  • Snyder Resource Center
  • YWCA of Lubbock

Illinois Bank & Trust

  • Galena Art and Recreation Center
  • The YMCA of Rock River Valley – COVID-19 Emergency Childcare

Minnesota Bank & Trust

  • Minnesota Council on Foundations – Minnesota Disaster Recovery Fund for Coronavirus
  • Second Harvest Heartland
  • Treehouse
  • YMCA Twin Cities – Y Community Response Fund

New Mexico Bank & Trust

  • Albuquerque Community Foundation/United Way of Central New Mexico – Emergency Action Fund
  • Santa Fe Community Foundation – COVID-19 Response Fund
  • United Way of Eastern New Mexico
  • United Way of Santa Fe County – COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund
  • YMCA of Central New Mexico

Premier Valley Bank

  • Cornerstone Community Care
  • Fresno Police Chaplaincy
  • The Fresno Rescue Mission
  • Give Help Now– Fresno County Fundraising Campaign
  • Valley Children’s Healthcare Foundation

Rocky Mountain Bank

  • Billings Food Bank
  • Family Promise of Gallatin Valley
  • Flathead Food Bank
  • Human Resource Development Council – HRDC

Wisconsin Bank & Trust

  • Boys and Girls Club of Dane County – Dane County Covid-19 Emergency Fund
  • Greater Green Bay Community Foundation – Emergency Response Fund
  • Greater Milwaukee Foundation – MKE Responds Fund
  • Green County Emergency Medical Service
  • Sheboygan County Food Bank – Sheboygan County Hunger Relief Food Fund
  • University of Wisconsin Platteville – Pioneers Helping Pioneers Fund

About Heartland Financial USA, Inc.

Heartland Financial USA, Inc. is a diversified financial services company with assets of $13.2 billion. The company provides banking, mortgage, private client, investment and insurance services to individuals and businesses. Heartland currently has 114 banking locations serving 83 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.

Safe Harbor Statement

This release, and future oral and written statements of Heartland and its management, may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 about Heartland’s financial condition, results of operations, plans, objectives, future performance and business. Although these forward-looking statements are based upon the beliefs, expectations and assumptions of Heartland’s management, there are a number of factors, many of which are beyond the ability of management to control or predict, that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in its forward-looking statements. These factors, which are detailed in the risk factors included in Heartland’s Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, include, among others: (i) the strength of the local and national economy; (ii) the economic impact of past and any future terrorist threats and attacks and any acts of war, (iii) changes in state and federal laws, regulations and governmental policies concerning the Company’s general business; (iv) changes in interest rates and prepayment rates of the Company’s assets; (v) increased competition in the financial services sector and the inability to attract new customers; (vi) changes in technology and the ability to develop and maintain secure and reliable electronic systems; (vii)  the loss of key executives or employees; (viii)  changes in consumer spending; (ix) unexpected results of acquisitions; (x) unexpected outcomes of existing or new litigation involving the Company; and (xi) changes in accounting policies and practices. All statements in this release, including forward-looking statements, speak only as of the date they are made, and Heartland undertakes no obligation to update any statement in light of new information or future events.

CONTACT:
Ryan Lund
VP, Director of Corporate Communications
952-746-0439
rlund@htlf.com

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Source: Heartland Financial USA, Inc.