Tennessee-based First Horizon Bank, and Lafayette-based IBERIABANK, announced today the completion of their previously announced all-stock merger of equals.
The combined company, with $79 billion in assets, $60 billion in deposits, and $58 billion in loans as of March 31, 2020, will be headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee, and will operate under the First Horizon name.
“The completion of this merger marks a significant milestone for our clients, associates, shareholders, and communities,” said Bryan Jordan, President, and CEO of First Horizon. “The combined company’s enhanced scale, diversified business model, and expertise in financial services uniquely position us to better serve our clients and communities, accelerate our growth, and create long-term shareholder value.”
“Clients can count on us to keep them informed and prepared,” Jordan commented. “Ensuring that the transition and conversion are as seamless as possible is a top priority.”
Clients of the newly merged duo will continue to be served through their respective First Horizon or IBERIABANK branches, websites, mobile apps, financial advisors and relationship managers until systems are fully integrated.
IBERIABANK will adopt the First Horizon name following operating systems conversion, which is expected to occur in mid-2021. For convenience, clients can continue to use the full ATM network of both banks for cash withdrawals at no charge. As the various systems of each bank are integrated and converted over the next year or so, affected clients will be notified of the changes.
Below is some merger financial information:
Under the terms of the merger agreement, IBERIABANK shareholders received 4.584 shares of First Horizon for each IBERIABANK share they own. Approximately 56% of the combined company is held by legacy First Horizon shareholders with approximately 44% held by legacy IBERIABANK shareholders.
Shares of IBERIABANK ceased trading before the opening of the NASDAQ stock market on July 2, 2020. The combined company’s common shares will trade on the New York Stock Exchange under ticker symbol “FHN,” and depositary shares representing interests in First Horizon Series B, C and D preferred shares will trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbols “FHN PR B,” “FHN PR C” and “FHN PR D,” respectively.