$1.8 Billion Deal: BB&T Announces Plans to Buy National Penn
Black Enterprise Magazine September/October 2018 Issue

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According to reports, BB&T Corp. has announced plans to buy National Penn Bancshares Inc. in a $1.8 billion deal.

Based in Allentown, Pa., National Penn has $9.6 billion in assets and 124 branches across Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Maryland.

In the deal, BB&T, a bank included on Black Enterprise’s 2014 corporate director’s registry, will expand its presence in the mid-Atlantic region.

National Penn shareholders can get 0.3206 of a BB&T share or cash out at $13 for each National Penn share.

BB&T has had a big summer this year by closing a $2.5 billion deal to purchase of Susquehanna Bancshares Inc. and its purchase of Bank of Kentucky Financial Corp. Both deals were announced in 2014 and moved quickly through the regulatory approval process at a time when other bank deals saw delays due to concerns of regulators, according to reports. The deal should be closed by 2016.


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Janell Hazelwood

Janell Hazelwood is associate managing editor at Black Enterprise, managing content across core areas of Money, Career, Small Business and Technology. She is also a featured blogger with My Two Cents, providing insights on branding, millennial career development, employment trends and leadership. She was previously a content producer and copy editor for Black Enterprise magazine, working across several editorial sections. The Hampton University graduate got her start in the newspaper industry, having worked for companies including The New York Times and Scripps Howard News Service. Her works and insights have appeared on The Huffington Post, MadameNoire, E!Online, Brazen Careerist, CBS News, and Arise TV.

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