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Enterprise Financial Services Corp and Trinity Capital Corporation (Parent Company of Los Alamos National Bank) Announce Intent to Merge
Posted: 11/01/2018 | Castle Creek

ST. LOUIS, Mo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Enterprise Financial Services Corp (NASDAQ:EFSC) (the “Company,” “EFSC,” “Enterprise,” “we,” “us,” or “our”), the holding company of Enterprise Bank & Trust (“EB&T”) and Trinity Capital Corporation (“Trinity” or “TCC”), the holding company of Los Alamos National Bank (“LANB”) announced today that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement in a transaction valued at approximately $213 million. On a pro forma consolidated basis, the combined company would have approximately $7 billion in assets.

TCC is headquartered in Los Alamos, New Mexico, with approximately $1.3 billion in assets, $714 million in loans, and $1.1 billion in deposits as of June 30, 2018. LANB operates six full service banking offices in Los Alamos, Santa Fe, and Albuquerque, New Mexico. Additionally, as of June 30, 2018, LANB ranked first and fourth in deposit market share in the Los Alamos and Santa Fe, New Mexico Metropolitan Statistical Areas with 84% and 14% of the markets, respectively.

Jim Lally, President and Chief Executive Officer of EFSC, commented, “We are thrilled that Trinity has selected us as their partner. LANB has a deep history and commitment to their employees, customers and communities that is demonstrated by a dominant market share and extraordinary customer loyalty. Enterprise has a similar philosophy of supporting its communities, and encouraging its employees to do the same. We believe this combination of like cultures positions us to better serve all our constituents for the foreseeable future.”

“In Enterprise, we found an ideal partner with shared-values,” said John Gulas, President and Chief Executive Officer of TCC, “We are pleased to join with Enterprise particularly due to an admiration for their diverse business model as well as their commitment to serving their clients. We believe the complementary strengths of this combined organization will provide a stronger future for our customers, associates and the communities we serve.”

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