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Flushing Financial Corp announces independent registered public accounting firm change - Form 8-K

2:20pm EST

Flushing Financial Corp:On Feb. 27, Audit Committee of company approved dismissal of Grant Thornton LLP as company’s independent registered public accounting firm.Grant Thornton LLP was informed of their dismissal on March 3.Dismissal of Grant Thornton LLP will become effective upon completion of audit services by Grant Thornton LLP related to fiscal year ended Dec. 31, 2014, which is expected to be complete upon filing of Annual Report on Form 10-K for fiscal year ended Dec. 31, 2014.As a result a request for proposal process undertaken by Audit Committee, on Feb. 27, Audit Committee agreed to appoint BDO USA, LLP as independent registered public accounting firm effective immediately following company's filing of 2014 Form 10-K.Audit committee informed BDO USA, LLP of decision on March 3.

Canara Bank Ltd closes issuance of additional tier - I bonds

7:22am EST

Canara Bank Ltd:Closes issuance of additional tier - I bonds successfully raising 15 bln Indian rupees under BASEL-III compliant additional tier-I bond.

Totalbanken gives FY 2015 financial guidance

6:54am EST

Totalbanken A/S:Expects core earnings of around 30 million - 34 million crowns in FY 2015.

Citigroup Inc completes sale of 9.9 pct. equity interest in Akbank T.A.S.

1:00am EST

Citigroup Inc:Says that it has sold 396 million common shares in Akbank T.A.S. (Akbank) through an equity offering representing its entire 9.9 pct. equity interest in the company for TRY7.45 per share.Total proceeds from transaction are expected to be about $1.15 billion at current exchange rate, with no material financial impact to Citigroup.

Standard Bank Group Ltd declares dividends

1:00am EST

Standard Bank Group Ltd:Declared final dividend of 339 cents per share.Record date April 24.Payment date April 28.Declared 6.5 pct first cumulative preference shares dividend of 3,25 cents (gross) per first preference share, payable on April 20, record date is April 17.Declared non-redeemable, non-cumulative, non-participating preference shares (second preference shares) dividend of 358,16 cents (gross) per second preference share, payable on April 20, record date is April 17.

Basler Kantonalbank issues FY 2015 outlook and proposes FY 2014 dividend

1:00am EST

Basler Kantonalbank:Proposes FY 2014 unchanged dividend compared to prior year of 3.10 Swiss francs per participation certificate.Sees 2015 operating profit slightly down on previous year's level, but one the other hand higher net profit, marked by extraordinary factors.

S&T Bancorp Inc and Integrity Bancshares Inc announce completion of merger

Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 05:00pm EST

S&T Bancorp Inc:Says closing of its acquisition of Integrity Bancshares Inc.merger between S&T Bancorp, Inc. and Integrity Bancshares, Inc. was completed as of on March 4.Effective as of closing , Integrity Bank became wholly-owned subsidiary of S&T expanding S&T's geographic footprint eastward across Pennsylvania to include Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster and York counties.Integrity Bank will be merged into S&T Bank as soon as practicable.S&T anticipates the bank merger as well as the information technology and data processing systems conversion to be completed in Q2 of 2015.After bank merger, S&T Bank intends to operate bank branches in markets currently served by Integrity Bank using name Integrity Bank - A division of S&T Bank.

Italian Treasury to keep 4 pct stake in Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena SpA for six months- Reuters

Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 02:06pm EST

Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena SpA:Its board of directors calls shareholder meeting for 3 billion euros capital increase on April 14 board says to carry out reverse stock split giving 1 new share for every 20 shares held - Reuters.board says to issue some 449 million new shares to Italy treasury.board says if price of bank shares remain at current levels, treasury would get around 4 pct stake in the company after 3 bln euro capital hike.says treasury ready to commit not to sell its stake for 180 days starting from July 1.

Bankia SA agrees to sale 25 pct stake in Realia to Inmobiliaria Carso

Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 12:44pm EST

Bankia SA:Signs agreement to sale 24.953 pct stake in Realia Business SA to Inmobiliaria Carso SA de CV for 0.58 euro per share, or 44,484,580 euro in total.Says Inmobiliaria Carso to launch a full takeover bid withing nine months for 0.58 euro per share.Inmobiliaria Carso is a property group owned by Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim.

ING Groep NV completes divestment of Voya shares for total proceeds of $2 billion

Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 09:25am EST

ING Groep NV:Says pricing for the sale of 45.6 mln shares of common stock of Voya Financial Inc. that was announced on March 03.Says in the public offering ING Group has sold about 32 mln Voya shares at a price of $44.20 per share.In addition ING Group has sold to Voya about 13.6 mln shares for an aggregate amount of $600 mln.Says this sale completes the divestment of ING's U.S.-based retirement, investment and insurance business a process that started with the initial public offering in May 2013 of Voya Financial, Inc.ING Bank will remain active in the US through its Corporate and Institutional Clients platform which is headquartered in New York.


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