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WesBanco, First Sentry Bancshares Merger Receive Regulatory Approvals

WesBanco, Inc., a multi-state, bank holding company headquartered in Wheeling, West Virginia has received all necessary regulatory approvals for the merger between WesBanco, Inc. and First Sentry Bancshares, Inc.

On February 9, 2018, the shareholders of First Sentry approved the merger through adoption of the previously announced Agreement and Plan of Merger, pursuant to which First Sentry Bancshares will merge with and into WesBanco.

WesBanco and First Sentry expect that the closing of the merger will occur early in the second quarter of 2018. 

Completion of the merger remains subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions.