OAK RIDGE, N.J. and BERNARDSVILLE, N.J., Jan. 29, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Boards of Directors of Lakeland Bancorp, Inc. (Nasdaq:LBAI) ("Lakeland Bancorp"), the parent company of Lakeland Bank, and Somerset Hills Bancorp (Nasdaq:SOMH) ("Somerset Hills Bancorp"), the parent company of Somerset Hills Bank, announced today that the companies have entered into a definitive Agreement and Plan of Merger (the "Merger Agreement"), pursuant to which Somerset Hills Bancorp will be merged with and into Lakeland Bancorp, with Lakeland Bancorp as the surviving bank holding company. The Merger Agreement provides that the shareholders of Somerset Hills Bancorp will receive, at their election, for each outstanding share of Somerset Hills Bancorp common stock that they own at the effective time of the merger, either 1.1962 shares of Lakeland Bancorp common stock or $12.00 in cash, subject to proration as described in the Merger Agreement, so that 90% of the aggregate merger consideration will be shares of Lakeland Bancorp common stock and 10% will be cash.
Lakeland Bancorp To Acquire Somerset Hills Bancorp
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