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Trustmark signs agreement to buy Florida bank

JACKSON — Trustmark Corporation has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Panama City, Fla.-based Bay Bank & Trust Co.

Under terms of the definitive agreement, the transaction is valued at $22 million, with $10 million of the consideration to be paid in cash and $12 million to be paid in common stock of Trustmark. The consideration represents approximately 85 percent of Bay Bank’s tangible book value as of Sept. 30, 2011. The transaction, which is expected to be completed during the first quarter of 2012, is subject to approval by Bay Bank’s shareholders and regulatory authorities as well as certain other closing conditions.

The transaction is expected to be neutral to Trustmark’s 2012 earnings and tangible book value and accretive in 2013 and beyond.

Bay Bank, with seven offices serving the Panama City, Panama City Beach, and Lynn Haven, Florida markets, reported loans of $121.6 million and deposits of $220.6 million at Sept. 30, 2011.

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