ROCKVILLE, Md. -- Mellon Bank Corp. said the Resolution Trust Corp. has agreed to sell eight branches of the failed Standard Federal Savings Bank to Mellon Bank (Maryland).

The seizure of Gaithersburg-based Standard Federal on Oct. 21 threatened to derail the previously announced acquisition, which will double Mellon's Washington-area branch network. But the RTC agreed to honor the terms negotiated before the seizure, and Mellon said it would complete the transaction in early December as planned.

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