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To: richardred who wrote (4814)4/21/2018 9:31:36 AM
From: richardred  Respond to of 6155
WesBanco Inc and Farmers Capital Bank to merge; Farmers shareholders will receive 1.053 shares of WesBanco and $5.00 per share cash.

To: richardred who wrote (4814)5/21/2018 9:21:58 AM
From: richardred  Respond to of 6155
Lyons National Bank Speculation- Regional Bank acquisitions have been having a stealthy acquisition trend. IMO This given the rise in interest rates of late. Everyone still needs a bank or investment bank to pay bills and park their money. Currently I don't foresee regulators letting Amazon getting into the banking business? This based on Walmart's try. However with all the Credit Card sales they both generate. Why wouldn't they want to keep trying to get a cut of that business. Especially in light of the interest rates charged to consumers. I do remember Sears getting into financials & Real-estate. RE-Investment banking with Dean Witter & Coldwell Banker. Do to short term activist shareholders and changing corporate boards strategies. One responce being in financial trouble . IMO big firms who's main business is coming under fire. They originally often make big acquisitions to diversify their main business. In the end, many companies generally end up monetizing their investment for which the original acquisition was intended in the first place.

Fifth Third makes major return to bank M&A
Fifth Third Bancorp in Cincinnati has agreed to buy MB Financial in Chicago.

Bank of the Sierra Completes Acquisition of Lompoc Branch

May 21, 2018 08:01 AM Eastern Daylight Time
PORTERVILLE, Calif.--( BUSINESS WIRE)--Bank of the Sierra announced today, the completion of its acquisition of the Lompoc Division of Community Bank of Santa Maria on Friday, May 18, 2018.

Century Next to enter southern Ark. with bank acquisition

Regulators green-light Atlantic Coast Bank acquisition.
The Federal Reserve Board approved Wednesday Ameris Bancorp's (Nasdaq: ABCB) $145 million acquisition of Atlantic Coast Financial Corporation, allowing Atlantic Coast Bank to be absorbed into Ameris Bank.

Patriot Bank completes Prime Bank acquisition
Westfair Online-May 11, 2018

Hanmi Financial
(HAFC) to Acquire SWNB Bancorp

Wintrust plays small ball with Chicago bank acquisition.