A Message from HBT Financial

October 11th, 2019


I am pleased to announce exciting news relating to HBT Financial, Inc., the holding company for Heartland Bank and State Bank of Lincoln. On October 10, 2019, HBT Financial, Inc. priced its initial public offering (IPO), and on October 11, we began trading on NASDAQ under the ticker symbol “HBT”. 

We want to emphasize that becoming a public company is an important new chapter in our history, and we could not have arrived as this point without the loyalty and support of our customers.  We greatly appreciate the trust you have placed in us, and we pledge to continue to work hard to earn your business every day.

Although we are now a publicly traded company, we will still continue to provide fast, efficient service and tailor our banking polices and philosophies to suit the needs of the communities we serve, as we have always done. Our banking services will continue without change, and our management and staff remain the same as well.

Our motto is “small enough to know you, big enough to serve you.”  That approach has led our success for nearly 100 years, and it will continue to be our guiding philosophy as we seek to truly understand your needs and deliver the products and services that will help you achieve your financial goals. 

Thank you again for giving us the pleasure of serving you.  Whether we are a public or private company, ensuring your satisfaction will always be our highest priority.

Best Regards,

Fred L. Drake

Chairman and CEO

HBT Financial, Inc.