The insurance unit of Encore Bancshares Inc. of Houston has acquired Whittington Insurance Agency in League City, Texas.

The $1.1 billion-asset Encore said Tuesday that its Town & Country Insurance Agency Inc. expects to keep the staff of Whittington, which has offices in League City and Katy, Texas. Whittington handles all lines of personal insurance coverage. Encore did not disclose the deal’s price.

Town & Country specializes in commercial and personal property and casualty coverage. Encore said that it will look to grow its insurance business in the West Houston and Katy areas.

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