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Horizon Bancorp Named Top 200 Community Bank

June 4, 2012 09:26 AM

Horizon Bancorp has once again been listed as one of the Top 200 Community Banks by American Banker magazine (formally named US Banker) in its May 2012 edition. This is the fifth year Horizon Bank has received this recognition as one of the nation's top community banks.

Horizon Bancorp, ranked #111 on the list, earned this recognition as being one of the nations top community banks based upon its 3-year average Return on Equity (ROE) as of December 31, 2011. This ranking includes publicly traded banks and thrifts with less than $2 billion in assets.

"Horizon is pleased to be recognized as a top-performing community bank for the fifth year. We have a dedicated team of advisors who make sound decisions and are committed to providing one-on-one financial advice to customers. I'm proud of our team and know that we will continue to strive towards achieving this recognition in the years ahead," said Craig M. Dwight, President and Chief Executive Officer.

Horizon Bancorp is a locally owned, independent, commercial bank holding company serving Northern Indiana and Southwest Michigan. Horizon also offers mortgage-banking services throughout the Midwest. Horizon Bancorp may be reached on the World Wide Web at Its common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Market under the symbol HBNC.

Statements in this press release which express "belief," "intention," "expectation," and similar expressions, identify forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements are based on the beliefs of the Company's management, as well as assumptions made by, and information currently available to, such management. Such statements are inherently uncertain and there can be no assurance that the underlying assumptions will prove to be accurate. Actual results could differ materially from those contemplated by the forward-looking statements. Any forward-looking statements in this release are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.



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