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Heritage Community Bank merges into The Citizens Bank
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Citizens Bancshares Corporation announced that the merger of Regional Bankshares Inc. into Citizens Bancshares Corporation and the merger of Regional’s subsidiary, Heritage Community Bank, into Citizens’ subsidiary, The Citizens Bank, was effective Friday, Nov. 30. “The Citizens Bank and Heritage Community Bank are an excellent fit for each other and will be even better together as we strengthen our presence in eastern South Carolina,” H. Blake Gibbons Jr., president of Citizens Bancshares Corporation, said. “We look forward to serving Heritage Community Bank customers and leveraging our stability and product base so that, together, we can build on an already solid foundation.”