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5-Star Wheatland Bank: Doing the Right Thing

5-Star Wheatland Bank: Doing the Right Thing

September 2019, Coral Gables, Florida: BauerFinancial, the Nation’s Premier Bank Rating Firm, commends Wheatland Bank, Spokane, Washington on its achievement of another 5-Star Superior Rating. Not only has Wheatland Bank earned Bauer’s highest (5-Star) rating for financial strength and stability, it has maintained that top rating for 50 consecutive quarters giving it the added status of being an “Exceptional Performance Bank’”. This designation is reserved specifically for banks that have earned Bauer’s highest rating continuously for ten years or longer. Earning and maintaining Bauer’s highest 5-Star rating indicates Wheatland Bank is one of the strongest banks in the nation.


“BauerFinancial would like to congratulate Ms. Susan Horton, President and CEO and the entire team at Wheatland Bank. Strong leadership and dedication to excellence both inside the bank and outside in the community are the building blocks for success,” remarked Karen L. Dorway, president of the research firm. “Community banks, like Wheatland Bank, are fiscally-fit because they go the extra mile to help their neighbors and friends be fiscally-fit as well. In the end, Wheatland Bank reaps the benefits of the strong communities it helped to build,” concluded Dorway.


Financial strength has been the priority for Wheatland Bank since its inception in 1979. Initially founded to serve the needs of Lincoln County’s agricultural and business communities, it has since expanded to 14 conveniently located branch offices. Wheatland Bank has been a source of pride for its local community for 40 years. Its original commitment is kept alive with powerful local ownership and decision making even as the bank has expanded. Wheatland Bank is a value-oriented financial services provider dedicated to serving the needs of its customers, communities and employees while enhancing shareholder value (


Wheatland Bank: “Relationships you can count on.”