City Holding Company, headquartered in Charleston, West Virginia is a financial holding company which owns City National Bank of West Virginia


The combined company will have $6.2 billion in assets. (Credit: engin akyurt on Unsplash)

City Holding Company (“City”) (Nasdaq: CHCO), the parent company of City National Bank of West Virginia, announced today that it has completed its acquisition of Citizens Commerce Bancshares, Inc., (“Citizens”) (OTC: CCVS), the parent company of Citizens Commerce Bank, headquartered in Versailles, Kentucky. The acquisition became effective as of the close of business on March 10, 2023. The acquisition of Citizens was structured as a stock transaction valued at approximately $62.1 million, or $15.37 per share of Citizens common stock, with each share of Citizens common stock being exchanged for 0.1666 shares of City common stock. City and Citizens first announced that they had entered into an agreement to merge on October 18, 2022. The acquisition of Citizens included the merger of Citizens Commerce Bank into City National Bank of West Virginia.

Based upon financial data as of December 31, 2022, the combined company will have $6.2 billion in assets, deposits of $5.2 billion, and gross loans of $3.9 billion, strengthening City’s presence in the Lexington, Kentucky MSA. “We are very happy to welcome the staff and customers of Citizens into the City family,” remarked Charles R. “Skip” Hageboeck, President and Chief Executive Officer of City. “From the perspective of Citizens customers, they will continue to see the same people who have been serving them, and also will have access to enhanced products and services. We have been able to retain more employees than originally anticipated, with approximately one dozen administrative/operational staff from Citizens that are now filling open positions that existed at City. City’s dedication to remain a community-focused bank means that our commitment to the local communities will continue to be quite strong.”

Piper Sandler & Co. served as financial advisor and Dinsmore & Shohl LLP served as legal counsel to City in this transaction. Forvis Capital Advisors, LLC served as financial advisor and Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP served as legal counsel to Citizens. Hovde Group, LLC issued a fairness opinion to the board of Citizens.

Source: Company Press Release