Heartland Financial USA (HTLF) is bulking up in Wisconsin with a deal to acquire First Shares in Platteville for roughly $11 million in cash and stock.

Heartland, a multibank holding company headquartered in Dubuque, Iowa, will merge First Shares's First National Bank of Platteville into its Wisconsin Bank & Trust. The $4.4 billion-asset Heartland said in July that it would combine two of its banks under the name Wisconsin Bank & Trust by early September.

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