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Build the most attractive commercial banking franchise in our region from the perspective and positive experience of our customers, our shareholders, our associates and our peers.
|Equity Bancshares, Inc. is formed by Brad S. Elliott, current Chairman/CEO.|
|Equity Bancshares purchases the National Bank of Andover.|
|National Bank of Andover changes name to Equity Bank.|
|Equity Bancshares purchases two Wichita branches of Hillcrest Bank.|
|Equity Bancshares opens a loan production office in Lee's Summit, Missouri and later purchases a state charter to allow the bank to operate a full service branch in Missouri.|
|Equity Bancshares merges with Signature Bancshares, Inc. and two of Signature's branches located in the Kansas City metro area begin operating under the Equity Bank banner.|
|Equity Bancshares acquires Ellis State Bank, adding locations in Hays and Ellis, Kansas. Opens new retail branch in Lee's Summit, Missouri.|
|Equity Bank opens Kansas City Commercial Loan headquarters in Overland Park, KS (107th & Roe) in February and opens a new retail branch in Overland Park, KS (151st Street) in March.|
|Equity Bank welcomes customers with the completion of the acquisition of four Topeka locations from Citizens Bank & Trust.|
|Equity Bancshares acquires First Community Bancshares of Lee’s Summit, Mo., creating a $1.1-billion institution with nearly 30 Equity Bank branches.|