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QCR Holdings, Inc. Announces Plan to Acquire Springfield Bancshares, Inc.

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QCR to Enter Springfield, MO Market & Continue Strategic Acquisition Plan

The Barack Ferrazzano Financial Institutions Group is acting as legal counsel to QCR Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq:QCRH) (“QCR Holdings”) in connection with the jointly announced acquisition of Springfield Bancshares, Inc. (“Springfield Bancshares”).

Springfield Bancshares is the holding company of Springfield Community Bank (“SFC Bank”), which was established as a de novo bank in 2008. Headquartered in Springfield, MO, SFC Bank has one banking location and more than $560 million in assets and $445 million in deposits as of March 31, 2018.

Under the terms of the agreement, QCR Holdings will acquire 100% of the outstanding common stock of Springfield Bancshares, while SFC Bank will retain its separate charter and brand under QCR Holdings’ operation. This agreement is consistent with QCR Holdings’ stated strategic plan to selectively acquire other high-performing financial institutions in vibrant mid-sized metropolitan markets with a concentration of commercial clients.

Barack Ferrazzano’s team was led by Abdul Mitha who was assisted by Rob Fleetwood, Fritzi Getz and John Freechack . Executive compensation was handled by Andy Strimaitis.

To read more about the transaction, click here.

QCR Holdings, Inc.

QCR Holdings, Inc., headquartered in Moline, Illinois, is a relationship-driven, multi-bank holding company, which serves the Quad City, Cedar Rapids, Cedar Valley, Des Moines/Ankeny, and Rockford communities through its wholly owned subsidiary banks.

Barack Ferrazzano Financial Institutions Group

Our 30-attorney Group has represented more than 250 financial institutions across the country. Our M&A experience is unparalleled—in 2017 we were the #1 legal advisor in the U.S. by announced bank and thrift M&A transactions and over the past decade, our Group ranked #1 in the Midwest region by number of announced bank and thrift merger and acquisition transactions, according to S&P Global Market Intelligence. The Financial Institutions Group was again named as one of the top financial institution groups in the nation in the U.S. News & Best Lawyers 2018 report.

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