First BancTrust Corporation Board Authorizes Repurchase Of Up To Five Percent Of The Company's Outstanding Shares

Dec 30, 2015, 09:53 ET from First BancTrust Corporation

PARIS, Ill., Dec. 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- First BancTrust Corporation (the "Company") (OTCQX: FIRT) today announced that its Board of Directors has authorized the repurchase of up to five percent of the Company's outstanding shares. The purchases may be made from time to time in the open market and the repurchase program may be suspended or discontinued at any time.


First BancTrust Corporation is a holding company that owns all of the capital stock of First Bank & Trust, IL, an Illinois state bank that conducts business from its main office located in Paris, Illinois, and branch banks in Marshall, Savoy, Rantoul, Champaign and Martinsville, Illinois.

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