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3 regulators approve Oriental Bank/Bank of Nova Scotia deal

Puerto Rico-based OFG Bancorp received approval from the U.S. Federal Reserve Board, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. and the Office of the Commissioner of Financial Institutions of Puerto Rico for Oriental Bank's acquisition of Bank of Nova Scotia's operations in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

OFG Bancorp expects the transaction to be completed by Dec. 31. Upon closing of the deal, Oriental Bank will have a loan portfolio totaling $7.2 billion and deposits of $7.9 billion. The bank's mortgage servicing book will expand to about $5 billion, according to a news release.

Oriental Bank's acquisition of Bank of Nova Scotia's operations in the U.S. Virgin Islands remains subject to receipt of final approval and related licenses from the U.S. Virgin Islands Banking Board.