First Mid-Illinois Bank acquires First Bank & Trust
We are pleased to announce that First Mid-Illinois Bancshares, Inc. (“First Mid”), holding company for First Mid-Illinois Bank & Trust, N.A., will acquire First BancTrust Corporation (“First Bank”), holding company for First Bank & Trust, IL, with eight banking centers located in Champaign, Martinsville, Marshall, Paris, Rantoul and Savoy. We believe the combining of our companies, with similar cultures and commitment to our communities will provide our customers with greater opportunities for the future.
Contingent upon regulatory and other required approvals, this transaction is expected to be complete by mid-2018. As we move closer to the closing of this transaction, you will receive additional information about the services provided by First Mid and any changes that might affect you.
Until the transaction is complete, it is business as usual at all of our First Bank branches. You should continue to use your existing checks, debit/ATM cards, etc., as you normally do. Rest assured, you will continue to receive the highest level of service in our banking centers now and in the future. You can also expect to see the same familiar faces you have come to know.
Because of the long, rich history of First Mid, an Illinois-based company, we are excited about this transition. First Bank and First Mid share a commitment to serving our customers and communities with exceptional support and expertise.
Your business and banking relationship is very important to us. As we get closer to the merger closing date, more information will be available to you. If you have any questions about your accounts you can always call First Bank at (800) 228-6381 or stop by one of our branches.
Additional information can be found here.