Blackhawk Bank & Trust Named a Top Performer by ICBA

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

Blackhawk Bank & Trust, a locally owned and operated bank, has been recognized as a top-performing bank. In peer-to-peer comparisons, the ICBA Independent Banker magazine listed Blackhawk Bank & Trust as an outstanding “ICBA 400” community bank.

The magazine’s rankings of ICBA members are based on the year-end earnings and operational efficiencies of Blackhawk Bank & Trust including return on average assets and return on average equity as reported in final 2011 FDIC call report data. The performance rankings include listings for Subchapter S corporations and Subchapter C corporation community banks among five asset categories. Blackhawk Bank & Trust was named 20th for Return on Equity amongst our peer group of Subchapter C banks with more than $500 million in assets.

“Blackhawk Bank & Trust is excited to be included in this listing of Top Performing Banks in the United States”, said W. Gerard Huiskamp, Bank President. “In these stressful times, it is comforting to know that the efforts of our employees are being rewarded by this recognition.”

Blackhawk Bank & Trust has made a commitment to local ownership and community banking and as our bank advertising proudly proclaims, we are “Not For Sale”. With 210 dedicated employees, Blackhawk Bank & Trust serves customers from 13 Illinois and 3 Iowa locations. As of June 30, 2012, the bank maintained $1.075 billion in total assets.

For more information about Blackhawk Bank & Trust, please contact Jodie Corey Behrens at 309-787-9532 or jcbehrens@choosethechief.com. The bank’s website is www.choosethechief.com.