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First Keystone in Pa. to record goodwill charge tied to past acquisitions

First Keystone in Berwick, Pa., disclosed that it will record a $19.1 million goodwill impairment charge in the second quarter.


The $1.4 billion-asset company said in a press release that the noncash charge is tied to goodwill tied to a 2004 branch purchase and its 2007 acquisition of Pocono Community Bank.


A decrease in First Keystone’s stock price was a triggering event that led the company to test its goodwill impairment. The event has also caused a delay in the company filing its financials for the first quarter.

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