NBT Bancorp Inc. announced in March the
successful closing of its previously announced
merger with Alliance Financial Corp.
Under the terms of the agreement, Alliance
merged with and into NBT, with NBT being the
surviving corporation of the merger, according
to NBT officials.
Additionally, Alliance Bank, N.A., a whollyowned
subsidiary of Alliance, merged with and
into NBT Bank, N.A., a wholly-owned subsidiary
of NBT, with NBT Bank continuing as the surviving
entity, officials said.
Officials said that under the terms of the merger agreement, each outstanding share of Alliance common stock was converted into the right to receive 2.1779 shares of NBT common stock. In connection with the merger, NBT will issue approximately 10.5 million shares of its common stock in exchange for all of the outstanding shares of Alliance common stock.
Officials said the merger provides NBT with the addition of $1.4 billion in assets, including $920 million in net loans held for investment, and $1.1 billion in deposits. At Dec. 31, 2012, NBT had assets of $6 billion.
Alliance Bank’s 26 branches in the central New York counties of Onondaga, Cortland, Madison, Oneida and Oswego will open as NBT Bank locations on March 11, following a weekend systems conversion.
The addition of the Alliance Bank offices will bring NBT Bank’s total network of banking locations to 161 in five states, including New York, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Massachusetts and New Hampshire, bank officials reported.