October 22, 2012

First Virginia Community Bank completed its acquisition of First Commonwealth Bank of Virginia last Friday, the first acquisition the 5-year-old bank has completed. The acquisition added $48 million in loans and $54 million in assets to First Virginia. All told, a statement released by First Virginia last week said, the deal will add more than $410 million in assets to the bank.

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First Virginia also expects to complete the the transition of operations and services involved in the acquisition by December, the statement said. In the next several weeks the bank will notify former First Commonwealth customers about the products and services offered by First Virginia Community Bank, such as online bill pay and remote deposit capture.

"Following several years of strong organic growth, the acquisition demonstrates First Virginia Community Bank's ability to grow our franchise strategically," David Pijor, the bank's Chairman and CEO said. "The merger offers all First Virginia Community Bank's customers the added convenience of more banking locations and the benefits of our greater lending capacity."

Jonathan Camhi is a graduate of the City University of New York's Graduate School of Journalism, where he focused on international reporting and interned at the Hindustan Times in Delhi, ...