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Peoples in Pa. to record 4Q gain from selling Visa stock

Peoples Financial Services in Scranton, Pa., plans to record a large gain in the fourth quarter after its sells Visa shares. 

The $3 billion-asset company said in a regulatory filing that its bank on Oct. 8 agreed to sell nearly 45,000 Class B shares, adding that the entire purchase prices will be realized as a pretax gain. 

The sale is expected to settle later this month with the gain to be reported in the company’s fourth-quarter results as an after-tax gain of $9.6 million. 

The transaction will have a positive impact on the bank’s regulatory capital, which will be used for capital management and to support the company’s organic growth. 

The bank received roughly 73,000 Class B Visa shares in March 2008 as part of its membership interest. More than 28,000 shares were redeemed in connection with Visa’s initial public offering in 2008.

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