Horizon Bancorp Awarded Raymond James Community Bankers Cup for Second Year in a Row

horizon-building-laporteFor the second year in a row, Horizon Bancorp has been recognized with the Raymond James Community Bankers Cup. The award is given by Raymond James & Associates — a leading investment banking and financial advisory firm — to only the top 10 percent of U.S. community banks.

To receive the award, community banks must meet key criteria across several standards for profitability, operational efficiency, and balance sheet metrics. One-, three-, and five-year stock performances are also measured. More than 300 exchange-traded banks with assets between $500 million and $10 billion are considered each year.

Horizon Bancorp Chairman and CEO Craig M. Dwight said, “We’re proud to receive this recognition in the two years since its inception. Horizon has consistently performed well in Raymond James analysis, and that performance comes from our commitment to sound financial practices. Their endorsement is the result of the high ethical standards and hard work demonstrated on a daily basis by each and every one of our team members.”

Horizon Bancorp is a locally owned, independent, commercial bank holding company serving Northern and Central Indiana and Southern Michigan through its commercial banking subsidiary Horizon Bank, NA. Horizon also offers mortgage-banking services throughout the Midwest. Horizon Bancorp may be reached online at www.horizonbank.com. Its common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Market under the symbol HBNC.

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