Investors Community Bank named a top-performing community bank by ICBA

Published Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Investors Community Bank has been named a Top 25 Performing Bank in the nation by the Independent Community Bankers Association (ICBA) in their annual “Best of the Best” listing. The recognition was in the category of Subchapter C corporations, $500 million to $1 billion in assets.

ICBA published its list of the most outstanding community bank performers across the nation in their May 2016 edition of ICBA Independent Banker magazine. “Whether serving rural, suburban or large metropolitan areas, community banks operate with a focus on their customers and communities,” said Chris Lorence, ICBA executive vice president and chief marketing officer. “The community banks featured in ICBA’s industry top performers listings know their local markets and thrive because they stay true to the principles of community banking while showcasing drive, ingenuity and community commitment. These high-achieving community banks demonstrate integrity, enthusiasm and inventiveness in the financial industry, and ICBA is proud to recognize them for their outstanding efforts.”

According to Tim Schneider, CEO of Investors Community Bank, this year’s ICBA top-performers demonstrate the strength of relationship community banking, which focuses on serving customers and communities first and foremost. “Delivering superior service, following disciplined pricing models and supporting our local communities are key to how we operate. Like many of the banks featured we strive to adhere to well-known industry fundamentals while embracing a changing industry landscape.”

To create its annual performance rankings of ICBA member institutions, ICBA used year-end FDIC call report earnings data to identify the 25 top-performing community banks in six asset-size categories, both for Subchapter C Corporation and Subchapter S corporation banks. Each top-25 listing measures community banks by their return on average assets (ROAA) and return on average equity (ROAE) ratios for 2015.

Investors Community Bank was also recently recognized by American Banker magazine as one of the Top 200 publicly traded community banks and thrifts, as ranked by ROAE (based on three-year average ROAE for 2013 – 2015 for banks with assets of less than $2 billion as of Dec. 31, 2015).

Investors Community Bank is a wholly-owned subsidiary of County Bancorp, Inc. and is committed to offering financial solutions for agriculture and business banking customers where people and relationships make the difference.  Founded in 1997, Investors has become one of the most successful bank startups in Wisconsin’s history and has full service offices in Appleton, Green Bay, Manitowoc and Stevens Point, as well as Loan Production Offices in Eau Claire, Sheboygan, Darlington and Fond du Lac. County Bancorp Inc.’s common stock is traded on the NASDAQ global market under the symbol ICBK.

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