MILWAUKEE, July 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Marshall & Ilsley Corporation (NYSE:MI) announced today that it has reached a definitive agreement to sell its three Tulsa, Oklahoma branches to Arvest Bank. The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of this year, pending regulatory approval. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
“While the Tulsa market is strong, we intend to focus our capital and expansion plans on other markets,” said Greg Smith, senior vice president, chief financial officer, Marshall & Ilsley Corporation.
Marshall & Ilsley Corporation (NYSE:MI) is a diversified financial services corporation headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., with $58.3 billion in assets. Founded in 1847, M&I Marshall & Ilsley Bank is the largest Wisconsin-based bank, with 192 offices throughout the state. In addition, M&I has 48 locations throughout Arizona; 30 offices along Florida’s west coast and in central Florida; 16 offices in Kansas City and nearby communities; 22 offices in metropolitan Minneapolis/St. Paul, and one in Duluth, Minn.; three offices in Tulsa, Okla.; and one office in Las Vegas, Nev. M&I’s Southwest Bank subsidiary has 17 offices in the greater St. Louis area. Metavante Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary, provides a full array of technology products and services for the financial services industry. On April 3, 2007, Marshall & Ilsley Corporation announced its plans to split Metavante Corporation and Marshall & Ilsley Corporation into independent publicly traded companies. M&I also provides trust and investment management, equipment leasing, mortgage banking, asset-based lending, financial planning, investments, and insurance services from offices throughout the country and on the Internet (http://www.mibank.com/ or http://www.micorp.com/). M&I’s customer-based approach, internal growth, and strategic acquisitions have made M&I a nationally recognized leader in the financial services industry.