Notable News to Watch: Investar Holding Corporation (NASDAQ:ISTR)

On Friday Investar Holding Corporation (NASDAQ:ISTR) started its trading session with the price $24.94 and closed at price of $24.94 by scoring 0.52%. Day range of the stock was $24.63 – $24.95. ISTR stock traded with total volume of 8726 shares while the average trading capacity remained 17227 shares.  Earnings per share was $1.7. ISTR has total market capitalization of $247654205.

On Nov. 1, 2019, Investar Holding Corporation (NASDAQ:ISTR) the holding company of Investar Bank, National Association revealed the completion of its acquisition of Bank of York in York, Alabama. A definitive agreement relating to the acquisition was previously announced in July 2019.

The acquisition became effective as of November 1, 2019. Pursuant to the terms of the definitive agreement, Bank of York was merged with and into Investar Bank with Investar Bank as the surviving bank. Under the terms of the definitive agreement, all of the issued and outstanding shares of Bank of York common stock were converted into aggregate merger consideration of $15,000,000. Bank of York was also permitted under the terms of the agreement to make a special pre-closing cash distribution to its shareholders in an aggregate amount of approximately $1.0 million.

Investar is excited to expand our footprint into the Alabama market through the acquisition of Bank of York. As a community bank, we are focused on customer service, and we look forward to providing enhanced products and services to the customers and communities that we serve. We are enthusiastic about this partnership and look forward to welcoming Bank of York’s customers, shareholders and employees to the Investar family, said John D’Angelo, President and Chief Executive Officer of Investar.

On November 1, 2019, Bank of York had approximately $101 million in assets, $46 million in loans, $85 million in total deposits, and $11 million in stockholders’ equity. Following the acquisition, on a pro forma basis, the combined organization is expected to have approximately $2.1 billion in total assets.

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