Alaska USA Federal Credit Union to Acquire TCF Bank Branches in Arizona
ANCHORAGE and DETROIT—Alaska USA Federal Credit Union (Alaska USA) and TCF National Bank (TCF Bank), a subsidiary of TCF Financial Corporation announced Alaska USA has signed a definitive agreement to acquire TCF Bank’s seven branches located in the greater Phoenix, Arizona, market, along with deposits and certain related assets. As part of the agreement, Alaska USA will extend employment offers to all TCF Bank team members who work at the seven branches.
TCF Bank branches add to the eight branches that Alaska USA currently operates in the Phoenix market, which will total fifteen branches following the acquisition. In addition to the branch network, Alaska USA also has a financial center, an operations center and a data center in Glendale, Arizona, and employs more than 300 people in the state. Alaska USA has over 673,000 members worldwide, operates in Alaska, Arizona, California, and Washington, and is one of the twenty largest credit unions in the country with more than $8.3 billion in assets.
“The acquisition of TCF Bank’s seven branches and deposits in Arizona further demonstrates our commitment to providing expanded access to credit union services to individuals residing throughout Maricopa County,” said Geoff Lundfelt, Alaska USA president and CEO. “We look forward to serving these customers, who will have the opportunity to become members of our credit union and all that it has to offer.”
“We are pleased to have found a buyer in Alaska USA that is equally recognized for its outstanding commitment to its credit union members and its employees, and we look forward to working together to provide a smooth transition for our customers and our team members. The sale of these banking centers allows us to prioritize our efforts and resources on core markets where we have greater scale. We see tremendous opportunity to centralize our strong brand and full-service product offerings throughout our markets in Michigan, Minnesota, Illinois, Colorado, South Dakota, Ohio, and Wisconsin,” said Michael S. Jones, executive vice president of regional banking at TCF Bank.
Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed, and the transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of 2020, subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approval. Piper Sandler is acting as financial advisor and Dorsey & Whitney, LLP is acting as legal counsel to Alaska USA. DA Davidson Companies is acting as financial advisor and Vantage Law Group, PLLC is acting as special real estate legal counsel to TCF Bank.
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