Georgia's Synovus Financial Corp. is planning to expand its presence in
The $10.5 billion-asset, multibank holding company said last week that
Ready Bank would be merged into Synovus' Vanguard Bank and Trust
Vanguard, based in Valparaiso, Fla., would then have about $320 million
James H. Blanchard, the chairman and chief executive officer of Synovus,
This was the second deal announced in recent weeks by Synovus, which has
On March 23 the company said it would buy Merit Holding Co. in Tucker,
Both deals are expected to close in the third quarter.