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UnionBanCal completes takeover of Pacific Capital Bancorp

US based UnionBanCal Corporation (UNBC) and its primary subsidiary, Union Bank, has acquired Pacific Capital Bancorp (PCBC), for $1.5bn.

According to terms of the deal, Santa Barbara Bank & Trust will merge into Union Bank on 3 December 2012, following receipt of approval from regulators on 14 November, with the latter to continue as surviving entity.

As part of the transaction, the purchaser acquires $3.7bn in loans in custody for investment and $4.7bn in deposits, as of 30 September 2012.

PCBC’s public stockholders will exchange their stock certificates for the per share merger consideration and each outstanding share of common stock of PCBC will receive $46 in cash, without interest.

With closing of the transaction, registration of PCBC’s common stock under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 will be terminated and its shares will not be listed on any stock exchange or quotation system, including Nasdaq Global Market.

Having $88.2bn of assets as of 30 September 2012, UNBC’s subsidiary serves as a full-service commercial bank and operates 402 branches in California, Washington, Oregon, Texas, New York and Illinois, as well as two international offices.

UNBC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ.