Continuing its push north in Nevada, First Security Corp. on Wednesday said it would acquire Comstock Bancorp for $65 million in stock.

Reno-based Comstock, with $225 million of assets, operates seven offices in Reno, Sparks, and Carson City. Comstock chairman and chief executive officer Robert Barone said that despite a three-year effort to update its technology, the bank could not keep up with larger competitors.

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