completed the acquisition of
, which is based in Knoxville, Tenn., for $216.2 million.
The acquisition provides BB&T with an entry into Tennessee. BankFirst shareholders will receive 0.4554 of a share of BB&T for each BankFirst common share. The deal values each BankFirst share at $17.42, based on BB&T's closing price of $38.25 on Wednesday.
BankFirst, with $854.4 million in assets, operates 32 banking offices in eastern Tennessee. BB&T, Winston-Salem, N.C., has $57.5 billion in assets and operates 854 branches.
Shares of BB&T were recently down 25 cents, or 0.7%, to $38 on the Big Board.