Heartland Financial USA, Inc. Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend

Board of Directors Approves Regular Quarterly Cash Dividend

Heartland Financial USA, Inc. (NASDAQ: HTLF), announced that its board of directors approved an eight percent increase in its regular quarterly cash dividend to $0.14 per share on the company's common stock payable on August 31, 2018, to stockholders of record at the close of business on August 10, 2018. As of June 30, 2018, there were 34,438,445 common shares outstanding listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol HTLF.

Lee Named President and Chief Executive Officer of Heartland Financial USA, Inc.

Fuller Will Remain as Operating Executive Chairman

Heartland Financial USA, Inc. (NASDAQ: HTLF) announced today that Heartland Board of Directors has named Bruce Lee, Chief Executive Officer. Effective June 1, 2018, Bruce Lee, who has served as Heartland’s President since January 2015, will assume his expanded role as President and CEO of Heartland Financial, USA. Inc. Lee will assume full leadership of Heartland’s operations and its 10, soon to be 11, bank charters serving 89 communities from 117 banking centers.

Total Assets Exceed $10B for First Time in Company History

Ahern Leading Private Client Services at Heartland Financial USA, Inc.

Heartland Financial USA, Inc. (NASDAQ: HTLF), today announced that Kevin Ahern, Chairman of Citywide Banks, has been promoted to Heartland’s Executive Vice President, Private Client Services.

Terry Brings Extensive Knowledge and More Than 30 Years’ Experience

Lloyd Brings Over 40 Years’ of Banking and Lending Experience

William Schirmer Brings Over 18 Years’ of Human Resource Experienc

Heartland Financial USA, Inc. Reports 2018 First Quarter Results

Total Assets Exceed $10B for First Time in Company History

Heartland Financial USA, Inc. (NASDAQ: HTLF) today reported net income available to common stockholders of $23.3 million, or $0.76 per diluted common share, for the quarter ended March 31, 2018, compared to $18.0 million, or $0.68 per diluted common share, for the first quarter of 2017. Return on average common equity was 9.32% and return on average assets was 0.97% for the first quarter of 2018, compared to 9.71% and 0.89%, respectively, for the same quarter in 2017.

Heartland Financial USA, Inc. Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend

Board of Directors Approves Regular Quarterly Cash Dividend

Heartland Financial USA, Inc. (NASDAQ: HTLF) announced that its board of directors approved a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.13 per share on the company's common stock payable on June 1, 2018, to stockholders of record at the close of business on May 17, 2018. As of March 31, 2018, there were 31,068,239 common shares outstanding listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol HTLF.

Reynolds Named President and CEO of Morrill & Janes Bank and Trust Company

Wendy Reynolds has been named President and CEO of Morrill & Janes Bank and Trust Company (MJB), effective March 22, 2018. Wendy currently serves as Senior Vice President and Market President, at Citywide Banks in Denver, Colorado. Steve Ward, current MJB President and CEO, has been named Regional President and will support the leadership of Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, and Missouri markets within Heartland Financial USA, Inc.

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