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Regulators approve Howard Bancorp’s deal to acquire 1st Mariner

Howard Bank on U.S. Route 40 in Ellicott City. (Maximilian Franz/The Daily Record)

Howard Bank on U.S. Route 40 in Ellicott City. (Maximilian Franz/The Daily Record)

Howard Bancorp Inc., the Ellicott City-based parent company of Howard Bank, has received all of the required regulatory approvals needed to finalize its acquisition of 1st Mariner Bank.

The bank expects the deal to close Feb. 28. On March 1, 1st Mariner customers will become Howard Bank customers.

Howard Bank will be moving its headquarters from Ellicott City to 1st Mariner’s current headquarters in Baltimore.


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