Heartland Financial USA 8-K 2011
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 of 15(d) of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): August 30, 2011
Heartland Financial USA, Inc.
(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or jurisdiction of incorporation)
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(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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Item 8.01 Other Events
On August 30, 2011, Heartland Financial USA, Inc. issued a press release announcing that it has received preliminary approval from the U.S. Department of the Treasury to participate in the Small Business Lending Fund. A copy of the press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements, Pro Forma Financial Information and Exhibits
99.1 Press Release dated August 30, 2011.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
Date: August 30, 2011