SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 of 15(d) of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)
December 12, 2012
Heartland Financial USA, Inc.
(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)
Commission File Number:
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)
(I.R.S. Employer Identification Number)
1398 Central Avenue
Dubuque, Iowa 52001
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure
On December 12, 2012, Heartland Financial USA, Inc. issued a press release announcing that its board of directors has approved a special cash dividend of $0.10 per share on the company's common stock payable on December 28, 2012, to stockholders of record at the close of business on December 24, 2012. A copy of the press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements, Pro Forma Financial Information and Exhibits
Financial Statements of Business Acquired.
Pro Forma Financial Information.
99.1 Press Release dated December 12, 2012.
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.
Date: December 12, 2012
HEARTLAND FINANCIAL USA, INC.
/s/ John K. Schmidt
Executive Vice President, COO & CFO