CHICAGO - First Colonial Bankshares Corp. said it would incur a one- time, after-tax charge of about $3.9 million, or 38 cents per share, in the fourth quarter.

The company said it would sell about $121 million of investment securities classified as available for sale and recognize a pretax net loss of about $4.2 million because of rising interest rates last year. First Colonial will also increase its loan-loss provision by $2.3 million, to about $3.4 million for the quarter.

Wisconsin-based Firstar Corp. recently got regulatory approval to buy $1.8 billion-asset First Colonial. If First Colonial stockholders approve at a Jan. 18 meeting, the deal is expected to close by Jan. 31.

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