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Jan. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Heritage Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: HFWA), the parent company of Heritage Bank, today announced the closing of its previously announced acquisition of Northwest Commercial Bank ("NCB") located in
Lakewood, Washington, effective
January 9, 2013. The NCB shareholders approved the merger on
November 27, 2012 and all required regulatory approvals have been obtained.
The NCB shareholders' cash consideration is
$5.50 per share. The shareholders can potentially receive additional consideration based on an earn-out structure, which could provide up to an additional
$3.34 per NCB share.
Kurt F. Graff, President and Chief Executive Officer of NCB will be retained by Heritage Bank as NCB's shareholder representative through
December 31, 2013 to manage the asset related to the earn-out on behalf of the NCB shareholders. In conjunction with the completion of the transaction, NCB has fully repaid the approximate
$2.1 million of preferred stock and warrants previously issued to the U.S. Department of Treasury under the Troubled Asset Relief Program.
In accordance with the terms of the merger agreement, the
Auburn branches of NCB are now branches of Heritage Bank. The
Lakewood branch will be consolidated into the existing Heritage Bank Lakewood branch located at 10318 Gravelly Lake Drive Southwest in
Brian Vance, Chief Executive Officer of Heritage Financial Corporation and Heritage Bank added, "Heritage continues to implement a disciplined growth strategy and we are confident the Northwest Commercial Bank acquisition will complement our strategy. We welcome the Northwest Commercial Bank team to Heritage Bank and look forward to the opportunities this brings our existing and new customers. With the addition of the Auburn branch and our increased presence in
Lakewood, we are poised for continued growth in these markets."
About Heritage Financial Corporation
Heritage Financial Corporation is an
Olympia-based bank holding company with approximately
$1.3 billion in assets whose wholly owned banking subsidiaries are Heritage Bank and Central Valley Bank. Heritage Bank operates a full-service commercial bank primarily along the I-5 corridor with twenty-nine banking offices in western
Washington and the greater
Portland, Oregon area. Central Valley Bank, headquartered in
Yakima, Washington, operates six branches in the Yakima Valley. Central Valley Bank specializes in agricultural lending and works with many of the businesses in that region. More information about Heritage Financial Corporation can be found on its website at
www.hf-wa.com and more information about Heritage Bank can be found on its website at
SOURCE Heritage Financial Corporation