Comerica Inc. will sit out the merger game until next year while it cranks up its expansion in California.

The $41 billion-asset Detroit banking company is in the throes of integrating its most recent acquisition, Imperial Bancorp of Inglewood, Calif. The $1.3 billion stock deal, which closed Jan. 29, will result in charges of $169 million, most of which Comerica will take in the first quarter.

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