Heartland Bank - News Release

State Bank of Odell with Heartland Bank signs                                                                 

February 2, 2024



Heartland Bank Announces Closing of the State Bank of Odell Purchase



GENEVA, NEBRASKA — Heartland Bank announced today the closing of the purchase of the State Bank of Odell (SBO), Odell, Neb. Effective today, both State Bank of Odell branches in Diller and Odell are now full-service Heartland Bank branches.


Expressing his excitement about the expanded market presence, John Wilkins, CEO and Chairman of Heartland Bank, shared his enthusiasm for expanding their market. "We are thrilled to have the opportunity to extend our footprint in Nebraska and to carry forward the legacy and commitment to the customers and community instilled by the State Bank of Odell. Heartland Bank is dedicated to fostering relationship banking, family ownership, and building strong connections with our valued customers and communities." 


Despite the change in name and ownership, customers can rest assured that their banking relationships will remain in good hands. System conversion is scheduled for the weekend of February 17, 2024, allowing customers to transition to Heartland Bank services. Over the next few months, Heartland Bank will work diligently to consolidate operations and help customers through the integration. 


Heartland Bank takes great pride in building strong customer relationships by providing expert services through trusted associates empowered to make local decisions. The bank is committed to offering a full range of banking services, including large lending limits, access to the nationwide ATM network, wealth management, insurance, and trust services. The bank's headquarters are proudly based in Geneva, Nebraska, and it has a strong presence in the state, with 15 convenient locations.

Media Contact:  Megan Nannen, Marketing Director | mnannen@myhbank.com

About Heartland Bank 

Founded in 1899 in Geneva, Nebraska, Heartland Bank is a family-owned, community-focused financial institution with a vision to be a growing organization providing leadership that improves the lives of customers, associates, and communities—proudly serving 15 locations across Nebraska and offering a comprehensive suite of banking services, insurance, wealth management, trust services, and more. Heartland Bank prioritizes strong customer and community relationships and local decision-making. Recipient of American Banker's 2023 Best Banks to Work For. Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender. Learn more at MyHeartland.Bank.



Heartland Bank

Heartland Bank is a family-owned bank located in 13 different communities across the heart of Nebraska. Heartland Bank's vision is to improve the lives of customers, associates, and communities. 5-Time recipient of American Bankers Best Banks to Work For.

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