When First Bank System Inc. completes its acquisition of Metropolitan Financial, the Minneapolis-based regional won't be the only one increasing market share.

As its acquisition nears completion, First Bank is auctioning off 63 branches spread across eight states that do not fit the company's customer profile or strategy. It promises to be a bonanza for dozens of smaller buyers eager for a piece of an estimated $960 million in deposits that are for sale.

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