Bar Harbor Bankshares agreed Friday to acquire Dirigo Investments Inc., a registered broker-dealer based in Ellsworth.

Dirigo will be owned by BTI Financial Group, a financial services subsidiary of Bar Harbor. BTI will also own trust company and a registered investment adviser.

Bar Harbor Bankshares has $455 million in assets. The bank's trust division has $370 million in assets under management. The deal is scheduled to close Dec. 31, subject to regulatory approval.

-- Amy L. Anderson

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