BOCA RATON, Fla. - 1st United Bancorp signed a definitive agreement to acquire Gateway American Bank of Florida, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., in a pooling of interests.

1st United Bancorp officials said the company will issue $7.1 million in stock, subject to adjusted shareholder equity of Gateway. At June 30, that figure was about $4.2 million, including preferred stock and options. The pact is subject to due diligence, regulatory and stockholder approval, and satisfaction of other contingencies.

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