Equity Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: EQBK) announces Equity Bank's partnership with Oklahoma based financial institutions Eastman National Bank and Patriot Bank of Tulsa. The mergers add a fourth state - Oklahoma - to Equity’s Midwestern footprint, and each is within close proximity to Equity’s corporate office in Wichita. Chairman and CEO of Equity Bank, Brad Elliott, states that the mergers continue the company's "model of adding markets that help build our footprint, like Ponca City and Newkirk, complemented by metropolitan areas of Kansas City, Wichita, and now Tulsa."

“Each time we partner with a strong, local community bank, we’re fortunate to work alongside a
 group of bankers who match up with our philosophy of strong credit culture, significant community 
involvement, and commitment to our customers. Eastman and Patriot are no exception. We’re pleased to 
welcome employees and leadership with similar values to ours” 

- Brad Elliott, Chairman and CEO, Equity Bank

Equity Bank, who reported $2.40 billion in consolidated assets as of March 31, 2017, expects to add five new Oklahoma locations to it's 37 locations throughout Kansas, Missouri, and Arkansas. The company also expects to have increased assets to $3.01 billion as a result of the merger. 

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