First Merchants Sets Up Shop on Chicago's Outskirts with CFS Deal

Peters, Andy
May 2013
American Banker;5/14/2013, Vol. 178 Issue 74, p11
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The article gives information about First Merchants bank's $114.7 million all-stock deal to buy CFS Bancorp in Indiana. The article notes the comments of analyst John Barber and First Merchants' chief executive officer (CEO) Michael Rechin on the value of the deal which is expected to close in fourth-quarter 2013. It also notes CFS Bancorp's Citizens Financial Bank has 20 branches. The issue of CFS Bancorp's credit quality is also noted.


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