OCC Approves CIT Acquisition of Mutual of Omaha Bank

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) has provided regulatory approval for the merger of Mutual of Omaha Bank into CIT Group’s banking subsidiary, CIT Bank.

Limestone Bank Acquires Branches from Republic Bank & Trust

Limestone Bank acquired four Kentucky-based branch banking centers from Louisville, KY-based Republic Bank and Trust, a subsidiary of Republic Bancorp.

United Bankshares to Acquire Carolina Financial in $1.1B Deal

United Bankshares and Carolina Financial, the parent company of CresCom Bank, have entered into a definitive merger agreement.

Spirit of Texas Completes Acquisition of Chandler Bancorp

Spirit of Texas Bancshares, the holding company for Spirit of Texas Bank, completed its acquisition of Chandler Bancorp and its subsidiary, Citizens State Bank.

Reliant to Acquire First Advantage Bank

Reliant Bancorp agreed to acquire First Advantage Bank, including its specialty lending business, in a transaction valued at $123.4 million.

Centreville Bank to Acquire Putnam Bank

Centreville Bank and PB Bancorp have entered into a definitive merger agreement.

Banco Santander Puerto Rico to be Sold to FirstBank Puerto Rico

Santander agreed to sell its retail and commercial banking franchise in Puerto Rico, Banco Santander Puerto Rico, to FirstBank Puerto Rico for a total consideration of approximately $1.1 billion.

Columbia Financial, Stewardship Financial Receive Approvals for Merger

Columbia Financial, the holding company for Columbia Bank, and Stewardship Financial have received the requisite regulatory approvals to complete the Columbia’s acquisition of Stewardship.

Bank of Southern California, CalWest Bancorp to Merge

Bank of Southern California and CalWest Bancorp signed a definitive agreement and plan of merger whereby CalWest Bank will merge with and into Bank of Southern California.

Amerisource Acquires Specialty Finance Units from MidSouth Bank

Amerisource Business Capital acquired two specialty finance business units from MidSouth Bank, based in Lafayette, LA.