Capitol Bancorp Announces the Planned Divestiture of Its Interest in Ohio-based Bank of Maumee

Aug 29, 2011, 15:00 ET from Capitol Bancorp Limited

LANSING, Mich., and PHOENIX, Aug. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Capitol Bancorp Limited (OTCQB: CBCR) announced today that it has entered into a stock purchase agreement pursuant to which Capitol will sell its 51 percent interest in Bank of Maumee to Ohio-based Winding Creek Holdings, LLC.

Capitol's Chairman and CEO Joseph D. Reid said, "This sale will assist our ongoing efforts to deleverage our balance sheet and redeploy equity capital to those affiliates challenged by the economy."  

"It has been gratifying to work with President Kevin Rahe and the Bank of Maumee team to establish and build the bank.  We are pleased that they have this opportunity to secure additional local ownership and maintain their autonomous operation," added Reid.  

The transaction, which is subject to shareholder and regulatory approvals, is expected to be completed in 2011.    

About Capitol Bancorp Limited

Capitol Bancorp Limited is a national community banking company with a network of separately chartered banks in 13 states. Founded in 1988, Capitol Bancorp Limited has executive offices in Lansing, Michigan, and Phoenix, Arizona.

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SOURCE Capitol Bancorp Limited