According to SNL, larger SBLF applicants included Western Alliance BanCorp (WAL) of Phoenix; Pinnacle Financial Partners (PNFP - Get Report) of Nashville, Tenn.; Banner Corp. (BANR - Get Report) of Walla Walla, Wash.; First Merchants (FRME - Get Report) of Muncie, Ind.; and Taylor Capital Group (TAYC) of Rosemont, Ill.
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