Heartland Financial USA 8-K 2015
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 of 15(d) of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Heartland Financial USA, Inc.
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Item 8.01 Other Events
On May 15 2015, Heartland Financial USA, Inc. (“Heartland") announced that it has entered into a definitive merger agreement with First Scottsdale Bank, National Association, in Scottsdale, Arizona, in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $17.7 million. In connection with the acquisition, First Scottsdale will merge into Heartland’s Arizona Bank & Trust subsidiary. Heartland expects the transaction to be accretive to its earnings per share within the first full year of combined operations.
A copy of the press release announcing the Merger Agreement is attached as Exhibit 99.1.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements, Pro Forma Financial Information and Exhibits
99.1 Press Release dated May 15, 2015
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.