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Paul Davis

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Investor Relations a Bigger Part of the CFO's Busy Day
May 31, 2016 Institutional and private-equity investors are more demanding of regular face time with decision makers like CFOs, who better...

OCC Order Against Carver Includes BSA, CRE Mandates
May 27, 2016 Carver Bancorp in New York has entered into a formal agreement with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency that...

First Community in Virginia Discloses Bank President's Resignation
May 27, 2016 The $2.5 billion-asset company disclosed in a regulatory filing Friday that Martyn Pell, president of its First Community...

Nicolet in Wisconsin Quickly Scraps Co-CEO Model
May 26, 2016 Nicolet Bankshares in Green Bay, Wis., disclosed in a regulatory filing Thursday that Robert Cera, who had shared the...

BB&T Retirements Fuel Speculation About CEO Succession Plan
May 26, 2016 Kelly King promised "additional announcements later this year" tied to long-term succession planning, and it was initially...

Middlefield Banc in Ohio Raises $11 Million
May 26, 2016 Middlefield Banc Corp. in Ohio has raised roughly $11 million through several stock offerings.

Mackinac to Buy Niagara Bancorp. in Wisconsin
May 24, 2016 Mackinac Financial in Manistique, Mich., has agreed to buy Niagara Bancorp. in Niagara, Wis.

Bancorp Taps Former Citi Exec for Top Post
May 24, 2016 The Bancorp in Wilmington, Del., has selected a former Citigroup executive as its next chief executive.

QCR Raises $30 Million to Help Buy Iowa Bank
May 23, 2016 QCR Holdings in Moline, Ill., has agreed to buy Community State Bank in Ankeny, Iowa.

Whiff of Conflict Caused This Bank to Think Twice About M&A Deal
May 23, 2016 LaPorte Bancorp was poring over offers from potential buyers when Raymond James, the company's investment bank, notified...

Bank Chief to Shareholders: Time Will Make Us a Better Target
May 20, 2016 Flagship Community Bank in Florida is facing pressure from its biggest shareholder to sell itself, either for cash or stock in...

First Citizens to Buy Cordia Bancorp in Virginia
May 20, 2016 First Citizens BancShares in Raleigh, N.C., has agreed to buy Cordia Bancorp in Midlothian, Va.

What This Buyer Did to Rescue an M&A Deal
May 20, 2016 State Bank in Atlanta convinced a jittery seller to work out a deal by promising to do an all-cash purchase if its own stock...

State Bank to Buy S Bankshares in Georgia
May 19, 2016 State Bank Financial in Atlanta has agreed to buy S Bankshares in Glennville, Ga.

Simmons First to Buy Citizens National in Tenn.
May 18, 2016 Simmons First National in Pine Bluff, Ark., has agreed to buy Citizens National Bancorp in Athens, Tenn.

Waving the White Flag at a Family-Owned Bank
May 17, 2016 Six years ago the family that controlled Home State Bancorp in Colorado said they were in it for the long haul. But, after a...

Grant Bancshares to Buy Tri-State Bank in La.
May 17, 2016 Grant Bancshares in Natchitoches, La., has agreed to buy Tri-State Bank and Trust in Haughton, La.

U.S. Bancorp Forecasts Higher 2Q Expenses, Peak in Compliance Costs
May 17, 2016 U.S. Bancorp in Minneapolis said it expects noninterest expense to increase in the second quarter due in part to compliance...

Salem Five, Eastern Bank Buy Mass. Insurance Agencies
May 16, 2016 A pair of Massachusetts thrifts have bought insurance agencies.

PacWest Exits FDIC Loss-Share Agreements
May 16, 2016 PacWest Bancorp in Los Angeles is the latest bank to exit its loss-share agreements with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.

'There Is No One Blockchain to Rule Them All'
Don Tapscott and Alex Tapscott, authors of "Blockchain Revolution," discuss the implications for banks of distributed ledger technology, the pros and cons of private blockchains compared to open networks, how DAOs might eliminate moral hazard, and more.