STUART, Fla., June 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Seacoast Banking Corporation of Florida ("Seacoast") (NASDAQ: SBCF), the holding company for Seacoast National Bank ("Seacoast Bank"), announced today that it has completed the acquisition of the Orlando banking operations of BMO Harris Bank, N.A. ("BMO"), including BMO's 14 Orlando branches. The acquisition includes all of BMO's retail branches and the associated consumer and small business deposit accounts as well as BMO's business banking deposit and loan accounts in the Orlando MSA, and adds approximately $314 million in deposits and approximately $64 million in loans.
"We are delighted to welcome BMO's more than 8,000 households to Seacoast Bank," said Dennis S. Hudson, Chairman and CEO of Seacoast. "Seacoast opened its first branches in the Orlando MSA in 2005. We continued our expansion in 2014 through the acquisition of Winter Park-based BankFirst and the acquisition of Lake Mary-based Floridian Financial Group, Inc. earlier this year. The acquisition of BMO's offices solidifies our position in the attractive Orlando market, making Seacoast Bank a top-10 Orlando bank and the largest Florida-based bank in that market."
About Seacoast Banking Corporation of Florida
Seacoast Banking Corporation of Florida is one of the largest community banks headquartered in Florida with approximately $4.0 billion in assets and $3.2 billion in deposits as of March 31, 2016. The Company provides integrated financial services including commercial and retail banking, wealth management, and mortgage services to customers through advanced banking solutions, 53 traditional branches of its locally-branded wholly-owned subsidiary bank, Seacoast Bank, and five commercial banking centers. Offices stretch from Ft. Lauderdale, Boca Raton and West Palm Beach north through the Daytona Beach area, into Orlando and Central Florida, and west to Okeechobee and surrounding counties. More information about the Company is available at SeacoastBanking.com.
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Additional information concerning Seacoast and its business, including additional factors that could materially affect its financial results, is included in Seacoast's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2015 under "Business" and Item 1A. "Risk Factors," and in Seacoast's other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Except as required by law, Seacoast disclaims any obligation to update any factors or to announce publicly the result of revisions to any of the forward-looking statements included herein to reflect future events or developments.
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