, Dec. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- BB&T Corporation (NYSE: BBT) announced today the signing of an agreement to acquire 21 branches in
from Citibank. The acquisition includes all Citibank's retail branches in the
in deposits and
in loans. The acquisition expands BB&T's presence in
to 81 financial centers,
of deposits and
"I want to warmly welcome our new clients and associates to BB&T," said Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Kelly S. King
. "This acquisition is a compelling strategic expansion in
, where the BB&T brand and approach to client service have been very well received. We are excited about this transaction and look forward to our expanding opportunities in these fast-growing markets."
BB&T will pay a premium to book value of 4.25% of core deposits. Based on
Sept. 30, 2013
, balances, the expected premium is approximately
"This acquisition is a great fit to leverage our current strategy and will allow our
operation to make an even bigger contribution to our future success," said President, Community Banking Ricky K. Brown.
BB&T's banking presence in
was established with its 2009 acquisition of Colonial Bank. Since then, BB&T has significantly expanded in
with great success through a targeted de novo strategy. In
, BB&T announced plans to open 30 new commercially focused financial centers during 2013. That plan has been accomplished and, along with the acquisition announced today, has helped establish BB&T as a top-20 bank in
with strong momentum to continue its growth.
presence extends well beyond its core banking operations. BB&T subsidiaries McGriff, Siebel and Williams Inc., BB&T Insurance Services, Regional Acceptance Corporation, BB&T Capital Markets, BB&T Investment Services and Grandbridge Real Estate Capital LLC are well established in
. Including today's announced acquisition, BB&T has approximately 1,500 employees in
Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. provided financial advice and Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz provided legal counsel to BB&T in this transaction.