Continental and First Resource Bank Decide Against Merger Agreement

Continental and First Resource Bank Decide Against Merger Agreement-Image by Norman Nithman via Flickr

Continental Bank Holdings, Inc., (CBH) parent company of Continental Bank, Plymouth Meeting, PA and First Resource Bank, Exton, PA (OTC Bulletin Board: FRSB), jointly announced that they have entered into a mutual termination agreement, terminating the Agreement and Plan of Reorganization (the “Merger Agreement”) that the parties previously executed on May 12, 2010.  The parties mutually agreed to terminate the Merger Agreement after CBH advised First Resource Bank that CBH does not anticipate receiving required regulatory approvals for the merger prior to the date provided in the Merger Agreement for completion of the merger. Since their establishment, both banks have and will continue to operate as independent community banks servicing their respective communities.

About Continental Bank Holdings, Inc.

Continental Bank Holdings, Inc. is the parent holding company for Continental Bank. Headquartered in Plymouth Meeting, PA, Continental Bank is a $500 million community bank with 10 locations that was formed on September 7, 2005 and is focused on providing customized banking solutions to individuals and businesses in its local markets.  To learn more about Continental Bank, its locations, products, services and people, please visit or call 1-800-705-5500.

About First Resource Bank

First Resource Bank is headquartered in Exton, PA and began operations in May 2005.  It is a locally owned and operated Pennsylvania state-chartered bank, serving the banking needs of businesses, professionals and individuals in Chester County, PA. The Bank offers a full range of deposit and credit services with a high level of personalized service.  First Resource Bank also offers a broad range of traditional financial services and products, competitively priced and delivered in a responsive manner to small businesses, professionals and residents in the local market.  As of December 31, 2009 First Resource Bank had total assets of $132 million and total deposits of $110 million.

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