Sandy Spring Bancorp to acquire Revere Bank
September 24, 2019 / Olney, MD – Sandy Spring Bancorp, Inc. (Nasdaq: SASR, “Sandy Spring”), the parent company of Sandy Spring Bank, and Revere Bank (OTCQX: REVB, “Revere”), jointly announced today that they have entered into a definitive agreement for Sandy Spring to acquire the Maryland-based Revere.
With combined assets of $11.2 billion, this acquisition deepens Sandy Spring’s presence in its core market and authoritatively pushes the company through an important growth benchmark of $10 billion.
“Our company has great momentum and the announcement today reinforces our position of strength in this market,” said Daniel J. Schrider, President and Chief Executive Officer of Sandy Spring Bank, who will continue to serve in this role. “Over the past two years we have significantly expanded our geographic footprint, delivered record annual earnings, marked our 150th anniversary, and continued to build out a strong team of local professionals and industry experts. This acquisition further solidifies Sandy Spring Bank as a premier bank in the Greater Washington region and the largest, locally-headquartered community bank. Our success is evidence that our highly personalized approach to client service works, and we are well positioned for continued growth.”
Sandy Spring Bank operates more than 50 locations throughout Maryland, Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C. The company offers a range of commercial and retail banking, mortgage, private banking, and trust services, as well as a comprehensive menu of insurance and wealth management services through its subsidiaries. Revere, headquartered in Rockville, Md., has 11 banking offices and more than $2.6 billion in assets (as of 6/30/19). Revere has achieved exceptional growth and momentum, as demonstrated by their record annual earnings in 2018 and record quarterly earnings announced in June 2019.
Upon closing, Sandy Spring Bank will merge Revere into Sandy Spring Bank and Revere’s Co-Presidents and CEOs, Ken Cook and Drew Flott, will join the company. Cook will join as an Executive Vice President and Flott will join as a Division Executive.
“Revere is a respected bank with quality, experienced bankers, and we are pleased to welcome Ken and Drew to the leadership of our company. They will play an instrumental role in providing a seamless client experience as we work through the integration of our two companies,” added Schrider.
Under the terms of the agreement, Revere shareholders will receive 1.05 shares of Sandy Spring common stock for each share of Revere common stock. The transaction, which is expected to close in the first quarter of 2020, has a value of $460.7 million in the aggregate, based on Sandy Spring’s closing price of $35.33 on September 23, 2019. Upon closing, Sandy Spring shareholders will own approximately 74% of the combined company and Revere shareholders will own approximately 26% of the combined company.
The transaction has been unanimously approved by the Board of Directors of each company and is subject to shareholder and regulatory approval and other customary closing conditions.
Clients of Sandy Spring Bank and Revere Bank will not notice any immediate changes, and both banks will continue to conduct business as usual. At a later date, Revere’s branding will change to Sandy Spring Bank, with the full conversion of systems expected to occur in mid-2020.