SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported): October 28, 2011
WEST BANCORPORATION, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)
(Commission File Number)
(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
1601 22nd Street, West Des Moines, Iowa 50266
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)
Registrant's telephone number, including area code: 515-222-2300
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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Item 2.02 Results of Operations and Financial Condition.
On October 28, 2011, West Bancorporation, Inc. issued a press release announcing earnings for the third quarter of 2011 and the declaration of a quarterly dividend. The press release is filed as Exhibit 99.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
Exhibit 99: Press Release of West Bancorporation, Inc. dated October 28, 2011.
The information contained in this report may contain forward-looking statements about the Company's growth and acquisition strategies, new products and services, and future financial performance, including earnings and dividends per share, return on average assets, return on average equity, efficiency ratio, and capital ratios. Certain statements in this report constitute “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements preceded by, followed by or that include the words “believes,” “expects,” “intends,” “should,” “anticipates,” or similar references, or references to estimates or predictions. Such forward-looking statements are based upon certain underlying assumptions, risks, and uncertainties. Because of the possibility that the underlying assumptions are incorrect or do not materialize in the future, actual results could differ materially from these forward-looking statements. Risks and uncertainties that may affect future results include: interest rate risk; competitive pressures; pricing pressures on loans and deposits; changes in credit and other risks posed by the Company's loan and investment portfolios, including declines in commercial or residential real estate values or changes in the allowance for loan losses dictated by new market conditions or regulatory requirements; actions of bank and non-bank competitors; changes in local and national economic conditions; changes in regulatory requirements, including actions of the Securities and Exchange Commission, the United States Department of the Treasury, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Federal Reserve Board, and/or the Iowa Division of Banking; changes in the Treasury's Capital Purchase Program; and customers' acceptance of the Company's products and services. The Company undertakes no obligation to revise or update such forward-looking statements to reflect current events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
West Bancorporation, Inc.
October 28, 2011
/s/ Douglas R. Gulling
Name: Douglas R. Gulling
Title: Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Press Release of West Bancorporation, Inc. dated October 28, 2011.