LUBBOCK, Texas (PRESS RELEASE) — The following is a press release from FirstBank & Trust:
On Tuesday, November 30, FirstBank & Trust CEO Greg Garland presented a check to High Point Village for $23,400. The funds were raised from the 19th Annual FirstBank Classic Golf Tournament which was held in September. The tournament is totally organized and implemented by employees of FirstBank & Trust. “Our community is blessed to have a nonprofit that provides outstanding services to those with intellectual disabilities. We are pleased to have the opportunity to make this donation to High Point Village on Giving Tuesday and help them achieve their dream of providing a first-class residential community for individuals with special needs.” stated Bank CEO Greg Garland. By making a donation to High Point Village on Giving Tuesday, it is counted in the Giving Tuesday goal and will be matched by the Community Foundation of West Texas. Accepting the check will be Deborah Finlayson, Director of Development for High Point Village. Finlayson stated, “Each and every gift is so appreciated and contributes directly to the success of programs & services offered to Villagers at High Point Village”.
About FirstBank & Trust
FirstBank & Trust, a subsidiary of Heartland Financial USA, Inc., is a state chartered community bank with more than $ 3 billion in assets, serving Lubbock and its surrounding communities. Through its subsidiary, PrimeWest Mortgage Corporation, the bank also engages in mortgage lending in Lubbock and the South Plains. FirstBank & Trust’s strengths are in commercial and industrial lending, as well as residential construction and development lending. The company was founded in 1996 and is based in Lubbock, Texas. Additional information about FirstBank & Trust is available at www.firstbanktexas.com. FirstBank & Trust is a member of the FDIC and an Equal Housing Lender.
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 included in Heartland’s Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, include, 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 concerning 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 loss of key executives or employees; (viii) changes in consumer spending; (ix) unexpected results of acquisitions; (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.
(Press release from FirstBank & Trust)