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Investar Holding's pending purchase of Bank of York receives necessary approvals

Bank of York shareholders at a meeting Oct. 16 approved the Alabama-based bank's acquisition by Louisiana-based Investar Holding Corp.

The necessary regulatory approvals have also been obtained for the transaction.

Under the terms of the deal, Investar Holding will pay a cash merger consideration to Bank of York shareholders equal to $15.0 million. Bank of York will also be permitted to make regular and special preclosing cash distributions to its shareholders in an aggregate amount of about $1.0 million.

The deal is anticipated to close on or about Nov. 1. Branch and operating system conversions are expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2020.

Bank of York's operations in Alabama include a main office in York, a branch in Livingston and loan production office in Tuscaloosa, which is expected to be converted into a full-service branch at some point after deal completion, subject to Investar Bank NA's receipt of the necessary regulatory approvals for that branch.