CNBT Bancshares in Houston says it will decide this month whether to sell its only subsidiary, Citizens National Bank of Texas, or remain independent.

The $423 million-asset holding company revealed in mid-July that it had retained Alex Sheshunoff & Co. of Austin, Tex., to help it test the merger-and-acquisition waters. Since then "several institutions have expressed an interest" in purchasing CNBT, said its spokesman Randall W. Dobbs. Mr. Dobbs would not name names, but analysts speculate that the most likely suitor would be BOK Financial Corp. of Tulsa, which already owns three banks in the Dallas-Fort Worth market with a combined $1.1 billion of assets.

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