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  • dm5t9ac dm5t9ac May 31, 2005 9:00 AM Flag

    Cautiously Optimistic

    BB&T to Acquire Florida's Republic Bancshares Inc


    WINSTON-SALEM, NC -- BB&T Corporation (NYSE: BBT) today said it plans to buy Republic Bancshares Inc. (Nasdaq: REPB) of St. Petersburg, Fla., in a $436 million transaction that represents entry into some of the strongest economic markets in the Southeast.

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