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January 7, 2014
09:02 EDTRBS, USBU.S. Bancorp acquires Chicago branch banking ops of RBS Citizens Financial
U.S. Bancorp (USB) announced today that its lead bank, U.S. Bank National Association, has reached an agreement to acquire the Chicago branch banking operations of the Charter One Bank franchise owned by RBS Citizens Financial Group (RBS). The acquisition includes Charter One’s Chicago retail branch network, small business operations, and select middle market relationships. Once complete, the acquisition will nearly double U.S. Bank’s deposit market share in the Chicago metro area. Under the terms of this transaction, U.S. Bank will acquire approximately $5.3B of deposits, $1.1B of loans, 94 branches, and 800 employees for a deposit premium of approximately $315M, or 6%. At close, U.S. Bank will have combined deposits of approximately $11.3B in Chicago. Approximately 35 percent of the $5.3B of acquired deposits are non-interest bearing and NOW accounts; 48 percent are money market and savings accounts; and 17% are time deposits. This acquisition is expected to meet or exceed U.S. Bancorp’s internal financial hurdles for internal rate of return and earnings per share accretion. This transaction is subject to regulatory approval and is anticipated to close in mid-2014. RBS Citizens Financial Group Chicago branches will continue to operate under their current name, Charter One, during the transition, and will be re-branded as U.S. Bank branches once the transaction is complete.
News For USB;RBS From The Last 14 Days
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April 20, 2015
19:32 EDTRBSU.S. pressures JPMorgan, Citi, others to settle forex case by mid-May, FT says
The U.S. Department of Justice is pressuring JPMorgan (JPM), Barclays (BCS), Citi (C), Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), and UBS (UBS) to reach a settlement by mid-May regarding alleged foreign exchange manipulation, reports the Financial Times, citing people familiar with the situation. The Financial Times notes that the settlement could see some of the banks paying roughly $1B. Sources say that the Department is demanding guilty pleas from "most" of the banks. Reference Link
April 17, 2015
07:31 EDTUSBU.K. postpones debt buyback due to Bloomberg terminal crash, WSJ reports
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April 15, 2015
09:53 EDTUSBU.S. Bancorp says improving interest rates is "a matter of when, not if"
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09:52 EDTUSBU.S. Bancorp does not expect to have a reduction in force
09:51 EDTUSBU.S. Bancorp says lower NIM due to investment portfolio growth
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08:25 EDTUSBUSB: Repurchase activity lower due conservative credit, underwriting culture
U.S. Bancorp said mortgage repurchase activity is lower than peers due to the conservative credit and underwriting culture. Reports Q1 beginning reserve of $46M and ending reserve of $46M. Reports Q1 mortgages repurchased and make-whole payments of $12M. Comments taken from slides for Q1 earnings conference call.
07:24 EDTUSBU.S. Bancorp sees level of net charge-offs increasing modestly in Q2
07:23 EDTUSBU.S. Bancorp sees total nonperforming assts 'relatively stable' in Q2
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07:20 EDTUSBU.S. Bancorp says 'diversification of business mix has served us well'
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07:19 EDTUSBU.S. Bancorp reports Q1 provision for credit losses $264M
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07:18 EDTUSBU.S. Bancorp reports Q1 EPS 76c, consensus 76c
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07:17 EDTUSBU.S. Bancorp reports Q1 EPS 76c, consensus 76c
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06:41 EDTRBSECB authorizes new emergency funding for Greek banks, Reuters reports
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06:11 EDTUSBRegulators seek to end 'too big to fail' firms, WSJ reports
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April 14, 2015
15:34 EDTUSBNotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
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12:58 EDTUSBU.S. Bancorp volatility elevated into Q1 and outlook
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April 13, 2015
11:17 EDTRBSRBS plans to sell Luxembourg-based fund management unit, Reuters reports
Royal Bank of Scotland has appointed PricewaterhouseCoopers to advise on the sale of its Luxembourg-based fund management unit, Reuters reports. The business had $30.1B in assets under administration at the end of last year. Reference Link
April 10, 2015
06:19 EDTRBSNomura, RBS accused of 'deceit' and incompetence' in trial, Financial Times says
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