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Bracewell & Giuliani LLP Represents Community Bancorporation of New Mexico in Merger

June 1, 2015

Bracewell & Giuliani LLP represented Community Bancorporation of New Mexico, Inc., the parent company of Community Bank, Santa Fe, New Mexico, in a definitive merger agreement with Heartland Financial USA, Inc. According to the agreement Heartland will acquire Community Bancorporation in an all cash transaction valued at approximately $11.3 million.

Under the terms of the merger agreement, Community Bank will be merged into Heartland’s New Mexico Bank & Trust subsidiary.

Bracewell attorneys involved in this transaction include:

Partners: G. Waverly Vest, Rebecca L. Baker, Lance W. Behnke, Bryan S. Dumesnil and Scott C. Sanders

Counsel: Jeffrey J. Bates

Associates: Patrick R. Hanchey, Michael Weller and Austin J. Muck