MINNEAPOLIS - First Bank System Inc. said Wednesday it had completed its purchase of Metropolitan Financial Corp.

First Bank shareholders approved the acquisition Tuesday.

The acquisition was first announced in July.

The $26.2 billion-asset First Bank captured $7.9 billion in assets and $5.5 billion in deposits in the deal.

Metropolitan, based in Minneapolis, has 200 offices in South Dakota, North Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, Wyoming Wisconsin and Arizona.

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