Long story short ... new management took over in 2005:
They've done everything possible to imply that the bank is for sale. (According to the recent story in Dealbook on the NYT, selling managements often leak clues before a buyout, because they want to raise the stock price ... which leads to a higher buyout price in the end. )
Current management sold their last bank, CENIT, in 2001. And they will sell this one too. Because, the CEO has consistently said that all the new regulations are a challenge for small banks ... and he's a banking attorney.
In contrast, banks like MNRK think they can actually deal with all the new regulations ... not a good plan.