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Troutman Sanders Counsels United Community Banks on HCSB Financial Corporation Acquisition


ATLANTA, April 24, 2017 - Troutman Sanders LLP advised United Community Banks, Inc. (NASDAQ: UCBI) in its definitive agreement to acquire Loris, S.C.-based HCSB Financial Corporation and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Horry County State Bank.

Based in Blairsville, Ga., $10.7 billion-asset United will pay $66 million in an all-stock transaction that is expected to close in the third quarter of the year. As part of the transaction, HCSB shareholders will receive merger consideration consisting of 100 percent stock with a fixed exchange ratio of .0050 shares of United common stock for each share of HCSB.

Troutman Sanders partner James Stevens, associate Brendan Thomas and attorneys from our employee benefits, real estate, tax and other sections advised United on the deal. Detailed information on the transaction can be found here.

About Troutman Sanders’ Financial Institutions Practice

Troutman Sanders’ Financial Institutions Practice has a long history of service to financial institutions. Its lawyers have substantial experience in mergers and acquisitions, public and private offerings, de novo formations, securities reporting, corporate governance and regulatory compliance and negotiations. According to S&P Global Market Intelligence data, since January 1, 2013, Troutman Sanders has advised on more M&A transactions involving companies acquired in its primary market area – Georgia, Virginia and the Carolinas – than any other law firm.

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