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Feb. 7, 2022

Nelson Mullins Attorneys Advise Citizens Bancshares Corporation in Pending Merger

Nelson Mullins attorneys Ben Barnhill, Brittany McIntosh, Ken Janik, and Drew Hermiller advised Citizens Bancshares Corporation (“Citizens”) in its pending merger with Sandhills Holding Company ("Sandhills"), the parent company of North Myrtle Beach-based Sandhills Bank. The two companies signed a definitive agreement on January 28, 2022 for Citizens to acquire Sandhills, subject to satisfaction of customary closing conditions, in an all cash merger. 

View The Citizen's Bank press release here

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