West Virginia's United Bankshares, the second-largest bank based in the state, is about to grow by another $384 million of assets with the acquisition of Eagle Bancorp, a thrift holding company.

The $93 million deal between the two Charleston institutions, announced this week, would boost United's market share in several key areas of the state, particularly Charleston. United would wind up No. 3 in the Charleston market, advancing a notch by pulling ahead of Ohio-based Huntington Bancshares.

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