CHRISTOPHER HYLEN JOINS HEARTLAND BOARD OF DIRECTORS

DUBUQUE, IA – December 14, 2020 - Heartland Financial USA, Inc. (“Heartland”), a diversified financial services company
with 11 community banks in the Midwest, Southwest and Western United States, announced that Christopher S. Hylen will
serve as an independent director on the Heartland Board of Directors.
 
“With more than 25 years of technology and business leadership experience, Chris is a high-caliber executive