Citizens Bank

Business First Bancshares, Inc. and Texas Citizens Bancorp, Inc. Announce Merger

Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 12:30pm

Baton Rouge, La., Oct. 21, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- - Business First Bancshares, Inc. (Business First) (Nasdaq: BFST), the holding company for b1BANK, and Texas Citizens Bancorp, Inc. (Texas Citizens) today jointly announced the signing of a definitive agreement under which Business First will acquire Texas Citizens and its wholly owned bank subsidiary, Texas Citizens Bank, National Association.

Key Points: 
  • Baton Rouge, La., Oct. 21, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- - Business First Bancshares, Inc. (Business First) (Nasdaq: BFST), the holding company for b1BANK, and Texas Citizens Bancorp, Inc. (Texas Citizens) today jointly announced the signing of a definitive agreement under which Business First will acquire Texas Citizens and its wholly owned bank subsidiary, Texas Citizens Bank, National Association.
  • Texas Citizens Banks Chairman and CEO Duncan Stewart will join b1BANK and will serve as chairman, Houston region, leading business development efforts.
  • The merger agreement contains customary representations, warranties and covenants by Texas Citizens and Business First and is subject to customary closing conditions, including approval by Texas Citizens shareholders and the receipt of customary regulatory approvals.
  • Piper Sandler Companies acted as financial advisor to Texas Citizens, and Bracewell LLP acted as legal advisor to Texas Citizens.

Arctaris Announces Hiring of Richard Hampson, formerly President of Citizens Bank in Michigan, to Advance Impact Investing in Michigan and Ohio Markets

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 - 3:35pm

Arctaris Impact Investors, LLC, announces the addition of Richard Hampson as a Principal of the firm to oversee and expand the firms ESG and Impact Investing practice in Michigan and Ohio.

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  • Arctaris Impact Investors, LLC, announces the addition of Richard Hampson as a Principal of the firm to oversee and expand the firms ESG and Impact Investing practice in Michigan and Ohio.
  • We are pleased to welcome Richard Hampson, with his breadth of commercial banking expertise to our leadership team, said Uche Osuji, Managing Director at Arctaris.
  • Prior to Arctaris, Mr. Hampson was the market leader and State President of Citizens Bank in Michigan.
  • Before Citizens Bank, he had leadership roles with PNC Bank and Comerica Bank in Michigan as well as Brown Brothers Harriman in New York.

Yext Launches Financial Services Cloud, Highlighted by Guided AI-Powered Search Solution

Monday, October 18, 2021 - 12:00pm

NEW YORK, Oct. 18, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Yext, Inc. (NYSE: YEXT), the AI Search Company, today announced the launch of its Financial Services Cloud, a set of AI search solutions optimized for banks and other financial institutions.

Key Points: 
  • NEW YORK, Oct. 18, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Yext, Inc. (NYSE: YEXT), the AI Search Company, today announced the launch of its Financial Services Cloud, a set of AI search solutions optimized for banks and other financial institutions.
  • Incorporating classic Yext capabilities like advanced AI-powered site search, accurate third-party listings, and search-optimized landing pages, the Financial Services Cloud also introduces a completely new solution: Guided Search.
  • Yext's Financial Services Cloud includes the following solutions:
    Guided Search: When consumers search, they're looking for direction.
  • With guided search, financial institutions can provide just that, by combining Yext's powerful AI-powered site search with a guided Q&A experience on their website.

BankFirst Capital Corporation to Acquire The Citizens Bank of Fayette

Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 2:00pm

COLUMBUS, Miss., Oct. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- BankFirst Capital Corporation (OTCQX:BFCC) ("BankFirst" or the "Company"), parent of BankFirst Financial Services (the "Bank"), today announced the signing of a definitive merger agreement with F.B.H.

Key Points: 
  • COLUMBUS, Miss., Oct. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- BankFirst Capital Corporation (OTCQX:BFCC) ("BankFirst" or the "Company"), parent of BankFirst Financial Services (the "Bank"), today announced the signing of a definitive merger agreement with F.B.H.
  • and The Citizens Bank of Fayette, Fayette, Alabama ("Citizens Bank"), under which BankFirst will acquire Citizens Bank through the merger of Citizens Bank with and into the Bank.
  • Robert D. Mills, President and Chief Executive Officer of Citizens Bank, commented, "We are looking forward to having the Citizens Bank team join the BankFirst organization.
  • A $223.1 million financial institution, Citizens Bank is headquartered in Fayette, Alabama, with an additional branch office in Fayette.

SNU to Host Series of Events Celebrating Military Appreciation Week

Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 1:56pm

SNU Military Appreciation Week events include:

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  • SNU Military Appreciation Week events include:
    This self-paced two-mile run/walk kicks off at 6 a.m.
  • The route consists of two laps around the SNU Bethany campus that start and end at the SNU VETS Center.
  • Various military uniform displays, POW/MIA table displays and military partner booths will be up and available during the week.
  • The SNU VETS Center will be providing hotdogs, chips, popsicles and water for everyone from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
    See the full schedule of events for SNU's Military Appreciation Week.

Kandis Williams tapped to lead LISC Cleveland, drive ambitious community investment program

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 - 7:24pm

Kandis Williams, the new executive director of LISC Cleveland, brings more than 25 years of experience in community development finance to LISC's work.

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  • Kandis Williams, the new executive director of LISC Cleveland, brings more than 25 years of experience in community development finance to LISC's work.
  • Previously, she was vice president of community development lending with Citizens Bank, directing capital to affordable housing and community revitalization projects in Ohio and Western Pennsylvania.
  • Williams will lead those efforts going forward, while also hiring local staff and building new collaborations with nonprofits, business leaders and policymakers throughout the city.
  • Though the post of executive director is a new role for Williams, she is not new to LISC.

Fusion Education Group's Free College Week Brings Families Front and Center with Post-Secondary Options and Tools

Thursday, September 30, 2021 - 1:00pm

"Figuring out their next step is an exciting and nerve-wracking decision," said Fusion Education Group's Nikki Bozick.

Key Points: 
  • "Figuring out their next step is an exciting and nerve-wracking decision," said Fusion Education Group's Nikki Bozick.
  • "Figuring out what their next step is an exciting and nerve-wracking decision for high schoolers," said Nikki Bozick, Fusion Education Group Director of Counseling.
  • Fusion Education Group (FEG) offers personalized education for middle and high school students at its 80 accredited schools in 16 states and includes Fusion Academy, Futures Academy, Barnstable Academy, and Fusion Global Academy.
  • This is the third year that FEG has hosted the college week and the first time FEG opened the week-long program to all families.

Physicians Realty Trust Announces Amended and Restated Credit Agreement

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 - 9:38pm

Physicians Realty Trust (NYSE: DOC) (the Company, the Trust, we, our and us), a self-managed healthcare real estate investment trust, today announced that it entered into a third amended and restated credit agreement (the Credit Agreement), extending the maturity date of the Credit Agreement from September 18, 2022 to September 24, 2025 (extendable by two, 6-month periods).

Key Points: 
  • Physicians Realty Trust (NYSE: DOC) (the Company, the Trust, we, our and us), a self-managed healthcare real estate investment trust, today announced that it entered into a third amended and restated credit agreement (the Credit Agreement), extending the maturity date of the Credit Agreement from September 18, 2022 to September 24, 2025 (extendable by two, 6-month periods).
  • The Credit Agreement continues to contain a term loan facility in the aggregate principal amount of $250,000,000, with a maturity date of June 10, 2023.
  • The Credit Agreement also includes a swingline loan subfacility, and a letter of credit subfacility, each for up to 10% of the aggregate revolving loan commitments under the Credit Agreement.
  • Physicians Realty Trust is a self-managed health care real estate company organized to acquire, selectively develop, own and manage health care properties that are leased to physicians, hospitals and health care delivery systems.

Invaluable Announces the Addition of Four Executives

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 - 10:00am

World leader Invaluable announces four new executives to the online marketplace and auction solution providers leadership team.

Key Points: 
  • World leader Invaluable announces four new executives to the online marketplace and auction solution providers leadership team.
  • Most recently the CTO at Catalant Technologies, Naples has an impressive roster of brands under his belt, including Tripadvisor and GSN Games.
  • Tony Haenn joins the Invaluable team as Vice President of Product, Supply.
  • With experience at major financial firms Citizens Bank and PwC, Danastorg brings additional focus to trust and safety for the Invaluable marketplace.

Citizens Holding Company Announces Cash Dividend

Friday, September 17, 2021 - 9:15pm

Citizens Holding Company (NASDAQ:CIZN) announced today that its Board of Directors declared a cash dividend of $0.24 per share payable September 30, 2021, to shareholders of record as of September 20, 2021.

Key Points: 
  • Citizens Holding Company (NASDAQ:CIZN) announced today that its Board of Directors declared a cash dividend of $0.24 per share payable September 30, 2021, to shareholders of record as of September 20, 2021.
  • This dividend will bring the total dividend for 2021 to $0.72 per share of common stock.
  • Citizens Holding Company is a one-bank holding company and the parent company of The Citizens Bank of Philadelphia, both headquartered in Philadelphia, Mississippi.
  • Citizens Holding Company stock is listed on the NASDAQ Global Market and is traded under the symbol CIZN.