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VOL. 128 | NO. 175 | Monday, September 09, 2013

Arvest Intends Offer for Metropolitan National Bank

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – A second bank says it will make an offer for Little Rock-based Metropolitan National Bank when it goes on the auction block next Monday.

Arvest Bank said in a legal notice published Thursday in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette that it intends to bid on Metropolitan, which has about $1 billion in assets.

Arvest did not say how much it will bid for the bank. Arkansas Business reported Thursday that Simmons First National Bank Corp. had offered $16.9 million to acquire Metropolitan.

Rogers Bancshares Inc. owns Metropolitan and is offering to sell Metropolitan through an auction Monday that would be the first of its kind in Arkansas banking history. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge James Mixon has scheduled a hearing for Sept. 12 to consider approving the winning bid.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 67 321 9,687
MORTGAGES 90 376 12,122
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 0 2,278
BUILDING PERMITS 153 733 21,411
BANKRUPTCIES 51 213 7,549
BUSINESS LICENSES 33 92 3,404
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 70 382 11,661
MARRIAGE LICENSES 21 88 2,691

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