HOUSTON, Nov. 1, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Prosperity Bancshares, Inc.® (PB), the parent company of Prosperity Bank®, today announced that it has completed its previously announced merger (the "merger") with LegacyTexas Financial Group, Inc. (LTXB) ("LegacyTexas"), the parent company of LegacyTexas Bank, effective November 1, 2019. As of September 30, 2019, on a consolidated basis, LegacyTexas had total assets of $10.5 billion, total loans of $9.1 billion and total deposits of $6.5 billion. LegacyTexas Bank operated 42 banking centers in and around the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
Immediately after the merger, LegacyTexas Bank was merged into Prosperity Bank and LegacyTexas' business will operate as Prosperity Bank dba LegacyTexas Bank until systems conversion, which is scheduled for early June 2020. Upon conversion, the combined bank will operate as Prosperity Bank.
In connection with the merger, Kevin Hanigan, LegacyTexas President and Chief Executive Officer was named President and Chief Operating Officer of Prosperity Bancshares and President of Prosperity Bank; and Mays Davenport, LegacyTexas EVP and Chief Financial Officer, was named EVP and Director of Corporate Strategy of Prosperity Bancshares and Prosperity Bank. Upon completion of the merger, David Zalman will serve as Senior Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Prosperity Bancshares, H.E. Timanus, Jr. will serve as Chairman and Eddie Safady will serve as Vice Chairman. In addition, Kevin Hanigan, Bruce Hunt and George Fisk joined the Prosperity Bancshares Board of Directors and Kevin Hanigan and Mays Davenport joined the Prosperity Bank Board of Directors.
"This transaction represents a milestone in Prosperity's strategic growth and we welcome the LegacyTexas customers and associates to Prosperity Bank. This merger creates one of the largest Texas-based banks by deposits, and makes Prosperity Bank a dominant player in the vibrant markets of Houston and Dallas/Fort Worth. We look forward to the opportunities we have as a combined organization," stated David Zalman, Senior Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Prosperity Bancshares.
"This merger brings together two complementary franchises with a shared goal of serving the needs of our customers, associates and communities and will provide our combined team with a platform for anticipated continued growth," commented Kevin Hanigan, President of Prosperity Bancshares.
Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, A Stifel Company, represented Prosperity Bancshares by providing a fairness opinion to its Board of Directors, and Bracewell LLP acted as legal counsel. LegacyTexas was advised in this transaction by J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, as financial advisor, and Shapiro Bieging Barber Otteson LLP, as legal counsel.
About Prosperity Bancshares, Inc. ®
As of September 30, 2019, Prosperity Bancshares, Inc.® is a $22.1 billion Houston, Texas based regional financial holding company, formed in 1983. Operating under a community banking philosophy and seeking to develop broad customer relationships based on service convenience, Prosperity offers a variety of traditional loan and deposit products to its customers, which consist primarily of small and medium sized businesses and consumers. In addition to established banking products, Prosperity offers a complete line of financial services including Online & Mobile Banking, Investment Services, Small Business (SBA) and Commercial Loans, Mortgage Services, Retail Brokerage Services, Cash Management, as well as traditional consumer services.
Prosperity Bancshares currently operates 243 full-service banking locations: 65 in the Houston area, including The Woodlands; 30 in the South Texas area, including Corpus Christi and Victoria; 33 in the Dallas/Fort Worth area; 22 in the East Texas area; 29 in the Central Texas area, including Austin and San Antonio; 34 in the West Texas area, including Lubbock, Midland-Odessa and Abilene; 16 in the Bryan/College Station area; six in the Central Oklahoma area; and eight in the Tulsa, Oklahoma area.
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