1st United Bancorp, Inc. (FUBC: Quote) and Enterprise Bancorp, Inc. announced the signing of a definitive agreement under which Bancorp and 1st United Bank, the wholly-owned subsidiary of Bancorp, will acquire EBI and its wholly owned subsidiary Enterprise Bank of Florida for about $45 million total consideration.
In accordance with the Agreement, the total consideration of approximately $45 million will be paid in $6 million in cash, $24 million consisting of all Enterprise Bank non-performing assets and certain other classified Enterprise Bank loans, and $15 million in impaired and below investment grade investments of Enterprise Bank, the company said.
The transaction, unanimously approved by the board of directors of both companies, expands 1st United's existing franchise in the northern Palm Beach County market place.
Bancorp said it expects the merger to be immediately accretive to earnings per share after the integration of the companies and expects to continue to have strong capital ratios available for further growth. The merger is expected to be completed during the second half of 2013.
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