Wachovia Corp. on Thursday completed its acquisition of Ameribank Bancshares, a $280 million-asset Florida bank holding company and parent of American Bank of Hollywood.

American Bank was merged into 1st United Bank, another wholly owned subsidiary of Wachovia Corporation. American Bank's signs will remain in place until late summer, when 1st United Bank's anticipated merger with Wachovia Bank N.A. is expected to be consummated.

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