the purchase of Hartland Bank of Austin, Tex., for $86 million in cash.

Compass, which has $17.7 billion of assets, tripled its asset size in Texas' capital city with the acquisition of Hartland, which had $300 million. "Austin's a very high growth market," said Ed Bilek, Compass's director of investor relations. "The industry there is very widespread, with a diversified mix from high-tech companies, state government," and the University of Texas.

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