Fidelity D & D Bancorp, Inc. Receives Regulatory Approvals To Acquire MNB Corporation
DUNMORE, Pa., April 15, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Fidelity D & D Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: FDBC) (“Fidelity”), the parent bank holding company of The Fidelity Deposit and Discount Bank, a
Pennsylvania state-chartered, FDIC-insured community bank headquartered in Dunmore, PA, announced today the receipt of all required regulatory approvals or waivers for Fidelity’s proposed
acquisition of MNB Corporation (OTCPink: MNBC) (“MNB”) and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Merchants Bank of Bangor.
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation has approved the Bank Merger Act application to merge Merchants Bank of Bangor with and into The Fidelity Deposit and Discount Bank (the “bank merger”).
The Pennsylvania Department of Banking and Securities has approved the merger of MNB with and into Fidelity and the bank merger. The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia has granted Fidelity a
waiver in regard to its merger application requirements.
Fidelity and MNB shareholders will vote on the proposed transaction at special meetings of shareholders to be held on Tuesday, April 21, 2020. Subject to shareholder approval and other customary closing conditions, the transaction is currently expected to have an effective closing date of May 1, 2020.
Caution Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
The information presented herein contains forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements about (i) the benefits of the proposed merger between Fidelity and MNB, (ii) Fidelity’s and MNB’s plans, obligations, expectations and intentions, and (iii) other statements presented herein that are not historical facts. Words such as “anticipates”, “believes”, “intends”, “should”, “expects”, “will” and variations of similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These statements are based on the beliefs of the respective managements of Fidelity and MNB as to the expected outcome of future events and are not guarantees of future performance. These statements involve certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict with regard to timing, extent, and degree of occurrence. Results and outcomes may differ materially from what may be expressed or forecasted in forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause results and outcomes to differ materially include, among others, the ability to obtain required regulatory and shareholder approvals and meet other closing conditions to the transaction; the ability to complete the merger as expected and within the expected timeframe; disruptions to customer and employee relationships and business operations caused by the merger; the ability to implement integration plans associated with the transaction, which integration may be more difficult, time-consuming or costly than expected; the ability to achieve the cost savings and synergies contemplated by the merger within the expected timeframe, or at all; the effects of economic conditions particularly with regard to the negative impact of severe and wide-ranging disruptions caused by the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) on current customers, specifically the effect of the economy on loan customers’ ability to repay loans; changes in local and national economies, or market conditions; changes in interest rates; regulations and accounting principles; changes in policies or guidelines; loan demand and asset quality, including real estate values and collateral values; deposit flow; the impact of competition from traditional or new sources; and, the other factors detailed in Fidelity’s publicly filed documents, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019. Fidelity and MNB assume no obligation to revise, update or clarify forward-looking statements to reflect events or conditions after the date hereof.