VALLEY, Neb. (AP) — First Nebraska Bank now has 11 branches in eastern Nebraska after acquiring Heartland Community Bank.

First Nebraska President Clark Lehr says the deal was completed Wednesday. Lehr says the combined bank has total assets of more than $250 million.

Lehr says the deal will make the bank more efficient and expand the network of ATMs that customers have access to.

First Nebraska plans to continue operating Heartland's branches in Nebraska City, Bennet, Avoca and Weeping Water.

Those will be added to the bank's existing branches in Arcadia, Brainard, Columbus, Decatur, Emerson, Stanton and Valley.