From a local, community bank to a regional financial services company, First Citizens Banc Corp. is on its way to the top.
"If you look at the strategic plan, we're right where we should be," said James O. Miller, executive vice president for First Citizens.
The Sandusky-based company and its subsidiary bank, The Citizens Banking Co., will be the 11th largest publicly traded bank in Ohio after its transaction is complete with Urbana-based Futura Banc Corp. later this year. After the merger, First Citizens will have more than $1 billion in total assets and 29 banking centers throughout northern and central Ohio.
The acquisition of Futura is just one of several steps First Citizens is taking to "leverage the bank by growing."
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