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Regional Financial Services Mergers & Acquisitions Update – Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa & Missouri

Regional M&A Transaction Statistics

The following table outlines regional bank acquisitions announced since January 2012 that disclosed pricing terms.

Recent Events & Transactions

On June 21, Perryville, Missouri-based Reliable Community Bancshares, Inc. ($870 million in assets) agreed to acquire First Southeast Missouri BanCorp, Inc. ($78 million in assets), headquartered in Scott City, Missouri. First Southeast Missouri BanCorp is the parent company for Security Bank & Trust Company. With the acquisition, Reliable Community Bancshares will increase its presence in Cape Girardeau County while adding a presence in Scott and Bollinger Counties, Missouri. Pricing on the transaction was not disclosed.

On July 18, Buena Vista Bancorp, Inc. ($146 million in assets), based in Chester, Illinois, announced its intention to acquire PDR Bancshares, Inc. ($64 million in assets) in Prairie Du Roche, Illinois. PDR Bancshares, Inc. is the holding company for State Bank of Prairie Du Roche in Illinois. The deal will give Buena Vista Bancorp, Inc. an increased presence in Randolph County, Illinois. Pricing on the transaction was not disclosed.

Number of Regional Whole Bank & Thrift Transactions

Regional Average Price-to-Tangible Equity

The following chart depicts average price-to-tangible equity multiples for regional transactions since 2007 that disclosed pricing terms.

Regional Publicly Traded Banking Companies

The following table outlines the stock performance of the 15 largest publicly traded banking companies in the region as defined by total assets.

Nationwide Number of Whole Bank & Thrift Transactions

Nationwide Average Price-to-Tangible Equity

Nationwide Number of Branch Transactions

Nationwide Median Premium-to-Branch Deposits

Failed Bank Statistics

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Wyatt, a financial analyst with BKD Corporate Finance, LLC, researches and analyzes company and industry data for clients interested in mergers, acquisitions or divestitures or those seeking debt and equity financing. He also assists in managing corporate finance engagements.

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