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First Merchants Corporation Announces $21.2 Million Capital Raise and Intent to Repay $116 Million TARP Capital Purchase Program Investment
Posted: 09/09/2011

MUNCIE, Ind.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–First Merchants Corporation (NASDAQ: FRME), announced that it has raised $21.2 million in a direct private placement of its common stock. First Merchants also announced t...

Heritage Oaks Bancorp Announces Simone Lagomarsino Named President & CEO
Posted: 09/07/2011

PASO ROBLES, Calif.–(GLOBE NEWSWIRE)–Heritage Oaks Bancorp (Nasdaq:HEOP) (the “Company”), parent company of Heritage Oaks Bank (the “Bank”), announced that effective Saturday, September 10, 2011, Sim...

Carlile Bancshares to Acquire Bank at Broadmoor
Posted: 06/17/2011

The Broadmoor Capital Corporation announced today that it has struck a deal to sell The Bank at Broadmoor to Carlile Bancshares. Inc. of Fort Worth, Texas.

Heritage Commerce Corp Announces Regulators Lift Written Agreement
Posted: 06/14/2011

SAN JOSE, Calif.–(GLOBE NEWSWIRE)–Heritage Commerce Corp (Nasdaq:HTBK), today announced that as a result of the continual improvement of the financial condition of the Company and its banking subsidi...

West Coast Bancorp Announces Reverse Stock Split
Posted: 05/19/2011

LAKE OSWEGO, Ore.–(PRNewswire)–West Coast Bancorp (NASDAQ: WCBO) today announced that the Company will implement effective as of the close of business on May 19, 2011, a 1-for-5 reverse stock split o...

Guaranty Bancorp Names Paul Taylor CEO & President
Posted: 05/04/2011

DENVER, CO–(Marketwired)–On May 3, 2011, the Board of Directors of Guaranty Bancorp (NASDAQ: GBNK) (the “Company”) appointed Paul W. Taylor as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Presiden...

Square 1 Names Doug Bowers to Serve as President and Chief Executive Officer
Posted: 03/28/2011

The Boards of Directors of Square 1 Financial, Inc. and Square 1 Bank are pleased to announce the appointment of Doug Bowers to serve as President and Chief Executive Officer of Square 1 Financial, I...

Carlile Bancshares Completes Acquisition of Two Austin Banks
Posted: 03/02/2011

AUSTIN, Texas–(PRNewswire)–Carlile Bancshares, Inc. of Fort Worth finalized the acquisitions of Treaty Oak Bank of Austin and Community State Bank of Austin on February 10, 2011. The banks will be m...

BankFIRST Ranked “#1 Small Business Lender in Florida” for Second Consecutive Year
Posted: 02/22/2011

Donald J. McGowan, President and CEO of BankFIRST announced today that the bank has retained its standing as the “#1 Small Business Lender in Florida.” This marks the second consecutive year that Ban...

Castle Creek Capital Partners IV, L.P. Closes in Excess of $330 Million to Invest in U.S.-Based Community Banks
Posted: 02/08/2011

RANCHO SANTA FE, Calif.–(PRNewswire)–Castle Creek is pleased to announce the final closing of its fourth fund, Castle Creek Capital Partners IV, L.P. (“Fund IV”), with $331 million in capital commitm...

BankFIRST Announces Signing of Definitive Agreement to Acquire East Coast Community Bank
Posted: 01/05/2011

WINTER PARK, Fla.–(PRNewswire)–The BANKshares, Inc. and BankFIRST (collectively “BankFIRST”) today announced the signing of a definitive agreement and plan of merger to acquire all of the outstanding...