MIDLAND, Mich. and TROY, Mich., Jan. 26, 2016 -- The boards of directors of Chemical Financial Corporation (Nasdaq: CHFC), the holding company for Chemical Bank, and Talmer Bancorp, Inc. (Nasdaq: TLMR), the holding company for Talmer Bank and Trust, today announced the execution of a definitive agreement for Chemical Financial Corporation ("Chemical") to partner with Talmer Bancorp, Inc. ("Talmer") in a cash and common stock merger transaction valued at approximately $1.1 billion...
The merger will result in the creation of one of the largest community banks in the Midwest. Based on the companies balance sheets as of December 31, 2015, following completion of the transaction, the combined organization will have approximately $16 billion in assets, $12 billion in loans and $13 billion in deposits with 266 locations primarily in Michigan and northeast Ohio. The transaction will also allow the combined company to more effectively and efficiently navigate the challenges and costs associated with becoming a larger banking institution.
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