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HCSB Financial Corporation Announces Merger with United Community Banks, Inc.

Published April 20, 2017

Hovde's client, Loris, SC-based HCSB Financial Corporation (OTCQB: HCFB) has announced its merger with and into Blairsville, GA-based United Community Banks, Inc. (NASDAQ: UCBI) in a deal valued at $66.2 million.

Highlights of the deal include:

  • 100% stock transaction with a fixed exchange ratio of 0.0050 shares of United common stock for each share of HCSB
  • UCBI will add eight branches and approximately $376 million in assets, expanding its presence in the Myrtle Beach MSA
  • The pro forma company will be the 5th largest bank, by deposit market share, operating in the Myrtle Beach MSA
  • The transaction has been unanimously approved by the Board of Directors of each company and is expected to close in the third quarter of 2017
  • This transaction marks Hovde's 31st announced M&A transaction since 2016

Hovde Group, LLC served as financial advisor to HCSB Financial Corporation

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