Acquisition expected to close January 1, 2022
WILMINGTON, Del. and BRYN MAWR, Pa.– WSFS Financial Corporation (Nasdaq: WSFS) (“WSFS”), the parent company of WSFS Bank, and Bryn Mawr Bank Corporation (Nasdaq: Bryn Mawr TrustC) (“Bryn Mawr TrustC”), the parent company of The Bryn Mawr Trust Company, jointly announced that WSFS has received all required approvals to acquire Bryn Mawr TrustC, and to merge its primary subsidiary, Bryn Mawr Trust, into WSFS Bank. The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (the “Federal Reserve”) approved WSFS’ acquisition of Bryn Mawr TrustC, which is the final required regulatory approval for the proposed combination. With overwhelming approvals from WSFS and Bryn Mawr TrustC stockholders, and regulatory approvals from the Federal Reserve and WSFS Bank’s primary regulator, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, WSFS and Bryn Mawr TrustC expect to close the transaction on January 1, 2022.
“We are pleased to have received all required approvals and are looking forward to consummating our combination shortly,” said WSFS Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Rodger Levenson. “This combination brings together both companies’ long history of service for our Customers and Communities to form the premier, locally headquartered bank and wealth management franchise in the Greater Philadelphia and Delaware region.”
Bryn Mawr TrustC and WSFS will continue to operate separately until systems and brand conversion in late Q1 2022.
Bryn Mawr TrustC wealth management Clients will continue to be served by the same Bryn Mawr TrustC professionals and the integration of the WSFS and Bryn Mawr TrustC wealth management groups will take place throughout 2022. After the transaction closes, both banks’ Customers will have immediate and free access to the combined WSFS and Bryn Mawr TrustC ATM network of more than 600 ATMs.
About WSFS Financial Corporation
WSFS Financial Corporation is a multi-billion dollar financial services company. Its primary subsidiary, WSFS Bank, is the oldest and largest locally-managed bank and trust company headquartered in Delaware and the Greater Philadelphia region. As of September 30, 2021, WSFS Financial Corporation had $15.4 billion in assets on its balance sheet and $27.6 billion in assets under management and administration. WSFS operates from 112 offices, 89 of which are banking offices, located in Pennsylvania (52), Delaware (42), New Jersey (16), Virginia (1) and Nevada (1) and provides comprehensive financial services including commercial banking, retail banking, cash management and trust and wealth management. Other subsidiaries or divisions include Arrow Land Transfer, Cash Connect®, Cypress Capital Management, LLC, Christiana Trust Company of Delaware®, NewLane Finance®, Powdermill® Financial Solutions, West Capital Management®, WSFS Institutional Services®, WSFS Mortgage®, and WSFS Wealth® Investments. Serving the Greater Delaware Valley since 1832, WSFS Bank is one of the ten oldest banks in the United States continuously operating under the same name. For more information, please visit www.wsfsbank.com.
About Bryn Mawr Bank Corporation
Bryn Mawr Bank Corporation is the holding company for The Bryn Mawr Trust Company which was founded in 1889, and is headquartered in Bryn Mawr, PA. Bryn Mawr TrustC is a locally managed, premier financial services company providing retail and commercial banking; trust administration and wealth management; and insurance and risk management solutions. As of September 30, 2021, Bryn Mawr Bank Corporation has $4.9 billion in corporate assets and $21.4 billion in wealth assets under management, administration, supervision, and brokerage. The company operates 39 banking locations, seven wealth management offices and two insurance and risk management locations in the following counties: Montgomery, Chester, Delaware, Philadelphia, and Dauphin Counties in Pennsylvania; New Castle County in Delaware; and Mercer and Camden Counties in New Jersey.
This press release contains estimates, predictions, opinions, projections and other “forward-looking statements” as that phrase is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements include, without limitation, references to WSFS’ and Bryn Mawr TrustC’s predictions or expectations of future business or financial performance as well as their goals and objectives for future operations, financial and business trends, business prospects, and management’s outlook or expectations for earnings, revenues, expenses, capital levels, liquidity levels, asset quality or other future financial or business performance, strategies or expectations. The words “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “will,” and similar expressions, among others, generally identify forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements are based on various assumptions (some of which may be beyond WSFS’ and Bryn Mawr TrustC’s control) and are subject to significant risks and uncertainties (which change over time) and other factors, including WSFS’ pending acquisition of Bryn Mawr TrustC and the uncertain effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and actions taken in response thereto on WSFS’ and Bryn Mawr TrustC’s business, results of operations, capital and liquidity, which could cause actual results to differ materially from those currently anticipated. Such risks and uncertainties are discussed in detail in WSFS’ and Bryn Mawr TrustC’s Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020, Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2021, Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2021, Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2021, and other documents filed by WSFS and Bryn Mawr TrustC with the Securities and Exchange Commission from time to time.
WSFS and Bryn Mawr TrustC caution readers not to place undue reliance on any such forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date on which they are made, and WSFS and Bryn Mawr TrustC disclaim any duty to revise or update any forward-looking statement, whether written or oral, that may be made from time to time by or on behalf of WSFS or Bryn Mawr TrustC for any reason, except as specifically required by law. As used in this press release, the terms “WSFS”, “the Company”, “registrant”, “we”, “us”, and “our” mean WSFS Financial Corporation and its subsidiaries, on a consolidated basis, and the term “Bryn Mawr TrustC” means Bryn Mawr Bank Corporation and its subsidiaries, on a consolidated basis, unless the context indicates otherwise.