Company Description (as filed with the SEC)
West Bancorporation, Inc. (the Company or West Bancorporation) is an Iowa corporation and a bank holding company registered under the Bank Holding Company Act of 1956, as amended (BHCA). The Company was formed in 1984 to own West Des Moines State Bank, an Iowa chartered bank headquartered in West Des Moines, Iowa. West Des Moines State Bank is now known as West Bank. West Bank is a business-focused community bank that was organized in 1893. The Company's primary activity during 2012 was the ownership of West Bank. The Company's and West Bank's only business is banking, and therefore, no segment information is presented. The Company's vision is to achieve and sustain a position of industry envy and admiration. We are proud of our results for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2012. Our financial performance goal is to be in the top quartile of our benchmarking peer group, which consists of 16 of our peers. ... More ...