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New Chief Risk Officer – Tamina O’Neill Joins Heartland Financial USA, Inc.

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DUBUQUE, Iowa, Aug. 01, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Heartland Financial USA, Inc. (NASDAQ: HTLF) announced that Tamina O’Neill has been named Chief Risk Officer for Heartland Financial USA, Inc.

“Adding Tamina to the Heartland team provides us with an executive who can guide us as we continue to expand and enhance our markets. I am confident in her experience and leadership as we navigate the complexities and constraints of the financial service industry,” commented Bruce Lee, President and CEO of Heartland. “Her experience and consistent evolution of knowledge throughout her career solidifies her ability to lead Heartland through enterprise and operational risk scenarios,” continued Lee.   

Tamina’s financial services and compliance career started over 25 years ago in a leadership development program at LaSalle Bank. Over the course of her impressive career, she has been involved with and/or led teams in government lending, commercial banking compliance, corporate compliance, operational risk and enterprise risk. She most recently served as the SVP Director of Enterprise Risk Management/Operational Risk for MB Financial Bank, NA in Rosemont, Illinois.

Tamina’s comprehensive experience is complemented by an impressive education. She earned her MBA from the Booth School of Business – University of Chicago, concentrating in Finance/Strategy. She has completed several courses from the LaSalle Bank Commercial Lending Credit Training Program and from the American Institute of Banking. She also holds an undergraduate degree from Dominican University, graduating with honors – Magna Cum Laude.

In her role at Heartland, Tamina will oversee the Risk, Compliance and Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) departments.

About Heartland Financial USA, Inc.
Heartland Financial USA, Inc. is a diversified financial services company with assets of $12.16 billion. The company provides banking, mortgage, private client, investment, insurance and consumer finance services to individuals and businesses. Heartland currently has 116 banking locations serving 84 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 in Heartland's Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, contained, 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 as they impact 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 potential impact of acquisitions and Heartland's ability to successfully integrate acquired banks; (viii) the loss of key executives or employees; (ix) changes in consumer spending; (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.


Laura Hughes                        
Executive Vice President
Chief Marketing Officer         

A photo accompanying this announcement is available at https://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/ae447552-1e7f-4a83-b84c-7698d456a4dc

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