DENVER, CO--(Marketwired - September 08, 2016) - Guaranty Bancorp (NASDAQ: GBNK), the holding company for Guaranty Bank and Trust Company ("Guaranty Bank"), announced today that it has completed its merger with Home State Bancorp, the holding company for Home State Bank. Based in Loveland, Colorado, Home State Bank has $884 million in total assets as of June 30, 2016.
On November 7, 2016, the final step to integrate the systems and change the name on the buildings to Guaranty Bank will take place. Until then, Home State Bank and Guaranty Bank customers should continue to use their respective local branches. Home State Bank customers can continue to use their existing checks along with their debit, ATM and credit cards.
"I am pleased to announce the closing of our merger with Home State Bancorp and to further our commitment to serving the financial needs of businesses and consumers in the state of Colorado," said Paul W. Taylor, President and Chief Executive Officer of Guaranty Bancorp. "Harry Devereaux, Home State Bank's President and CEO will serve as Market President for Guaranty Bank in Northern Colorado and our teams are diligently working to ensure a smooth transition on November 7th as we move forward as one bank. With the completion of the merger, we are poised to deliver long-term value for our customers, communities, employees and shareholders."
The merger, which was announced on March 16, 2016, results in Guaranty Bancorp being one of the top five Colorado-based bank holding companies with approximately $3.3 billion in total assets, $2.6 billion in total deposits and $2.3 billion in total loans as of June 30, 2016. Guaranty Bank's expanded branch and ATM network across the Colorado Front Range will provide further conveniences to customers and the community.
About Guaranty Bancorp
Guaranty Bancorp is a $3.3 billion financial services company that operates as the bank holding company for Guaranty Bank and Trust Company, a premier Colorado community bank. Guaranty Bank provides comprehensive financial solutions to consumers and small to medium-sized businesses that value local and personalized service. In addition to loans and depository services, Guaranty Bank also offers wealth management solutions, including trust and investment management services. More information about Guaranty Bancorp can be found at www.gbnk.com and information about Guaranty Bank and Trust Company can be found at www.GuarantyBankCO.com.
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