Household International's banking division has reached agreements to sell off $2.9 billion of deposits and 90 branches in three states to focus on its core midwestern markets.

Household Bank, a subsidiary of the Prospect Heights, Ill.-based holding company, said it has sold $1.35 billion of deposits and 52 branches in California to Home Savings of America, Irwindale, for $53 million. Home Savings is the principal subsidiary of H.F. Ahmanson & Co.

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