F.N.B. Corp buys parent company of Metro Bank

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PITTSBURGH, Pa. – Pittsburgh based F.N.B. Corporation will acquire Metro Bancorp, Inc., the holding company and parent of Metro Bank, in an all stock transaction valued at approximately $32.72 per share, or $474 million in the aggregate, using the closing stock price of FNB as of Monday, August 3, 2015.

The acquisition of Harrisburg-based Metro Bancorp will provide FNB with approximately $3.0 billion in total assets, including $2.4 billion in total deposits, $2.1 billion in total loans and 32 banking offices located in the Harrisburg, York, Lancaster, Reading and Lebanon MSAs.

The transaction will enhance FNB’s distribution and scale across Central Pennsylvania and strengthen its position as the largest Pennsylvania-based regional bank, moving its state deposit market share rank to a top five position. With the acquisition of Metro, FNB will have $19.6 billion in assets, including $14.7 billion in total deposits, $13.7 billion in total loans and more than 300 full service banking offices.

Under the terms of the merger agreement, which has been approved by the board of directors of each company, shareholders of Metro will be entitled to receive 2.373 shares of FNB common stock for each common share of Metro. The exchange ratio is fixed and the transaction is expected to qualify as a tax-free exchange for shareholders of Metro.

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