DUNEDIN, FL (February 14, 2018) — Achieva Credit Union today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Preferred Community Bank, a Florida state-chartered bank in Lee County with $118 million in assets. This purchase will bring Achieva’s total number of branches to 26 and total assets to $1.6 billion.
Established in 2007, Preferred Community Bank has three branches in Fort Myers, Lehigh Acres, and Cape Coral. All three branches will continue to operate as branches of Achieva after the sale is finalized later this year.
Under the terms of the merger agreement this will be a whole bank acquisition. This transaction is expected to close later this year and is subject to customary closing conditions and Preferred Community Bank shareholder and regulatory approvals. Achieva and Preferred’s management teams say they expect the sale to move forward smoothly.