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Hawthorn: 4Q Earnings Snapshot

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) _ Hawthorn Bancshares Inc. (HWBK) on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $2.6 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier.

The bank, based in Jefferson City, Missouri, said it had earnings of 44 cents per share.

The bank posted revenue of $17.6 million in the period. Its revenue net of interest expense was $13.9 million, beating Street forecasts.

For the year, the company reported profit of $10.7 million, or $1.78 per share. Revenue was reported as $53.9 million.

Hawthorn shares have risen slightly more than 9 percent since the beginning of the year. In the final minutes of trading on Wednesday, shares hit $23, a rise of 14 percent in the last 12 months.

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