August 19, 2021
Via EDGAR Submission
Securities and Exchange Commission
Division of Corporation Finance
100 F Street, N.E.
Washington, D.C. 20549
|Re:||HBT Financial, Inc.|
|Registration Statement on Form S-4|
|Initially filed on August 11, 2021|
|File Number 333-258701|
Ladies and Gentlemen:
HBT Financial, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), hereby requests acceleration of the effective date of its Registration Statement on Form S-4, File No. 333-258701, as amended (the “Registration Statement”), to 2:00 p.m., Eastern time, on Monday, August 23, 2021 or as soon thereafter as practicable.
Please contact James S. Rowe of Kirkland & Ellis LLP, special counsel to the Company, at (312) 862-2191, as soon as the Registration Statement has been declared effective, or if you have any other questions or concerns regarding this matter.
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|HBT Financial, Inc.|
|By:||/s/ Matthew J. Doherty|
|Name:||Matthew J. Doherty|
|Title:||Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer|
[Signature Page to Acceleration Request]