Glacier Bancorp Acquires First State Bank in Wheatland, WY
Glacier Bancorp (NASDAQ: GBCI) today announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire First State Bank, a community bank based in Wheatland, Wyoming. The acquisition marks Glacier's 13th acquisition since 2000 and its fourth in Wyoming. First State Bank provides community banking services to individuals and businesses from three banking offices in Wheatland, Torrington and Guernsey. As of December 31, 2012 the bank had total assets of $281 million, gross loans of $179 million and total deposits of $249 million.
The boards of Glacier and Wheatland Bankshares, Inc. (First State Bank's holding company) unanimously approved the transaction, which is subject to regulatory approval and other customary conditions of closing. The transaction provides for the payment to Wheatland Bankshares, Inc. shareholders of $10.62 million in cash and 1,652,000 shares of Glacier common stock, so long as the average closing price of Glacier stock is between $13.50 and $16.50. Based on the closing price of $16.66 for Glacier shares on February 25, 2013, the transaction would result in the delivery of 1,636,135 shares and result in an aggregate value of $37.9 million. As of December 31, 2012, Wheatland Bankshares, Inc. had consolidated tangible