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Divestitures Ensure Continued Choices for Banking Customers

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Two Salt Lake City-based banks--Zions Bancorporation and First Security Corporation--have agreed to sell about $2 billion in deposits in 63 branch offices in Utah and Idaho in order to resolve the Department of Justice's antitrust concerns about the companies' pending merger. The Department said that the deal, as originally proposed, would have been anticompetitive resulting in customers having fewer choices for banking services.

The companies will divest 58 branches with $1.9 billion in deposits in Utah and five branches with $81 million in deposits in Idaho. The companies also will sell the commercial, consumer, and agricultural loans associated with the divested branches. In addition, they will not preclude other financial institutions from leasing or purchasing any bank branches in Utah and Idaho that they may close due to consolidation resulting from this merger.

"These divestitures will preserve competition throughout the banking markets served by these parties, whether urban, suburban or rural," said Joel I. Klein, Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Department's Antitrust Division. "The divestitures will ensure that customers will continue to have choices for banking services."

The proposed merger of Zions and First Security will create the 20th largest banking institution in the United States. The merged institution will be the leading bank in the State of Utah.

The Antitrust Division's investigation was conducted jointly with the Offices of the Idaho and Utah Attorneys General. The proposed merger is subject to the final approval of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. The Department said that it will advise the Federal Reserve Board that, subject to divestiture of the branch offices and associated loans and deposits, the Antitrust Division will not challenge the merger.

Zions Bancorporation is headquartered in Salt Lake City. It has $18.6 billion in assets and $13 billion in deposits. Its 342 branches are located in Utah, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Arizona, California, Colorado, and Washington.

First Security Corporation is also headquartered in Salt Lake City. It has $23.3 billion in assets and $13.2 billion in deposits in 334 branches in Utah, Idaho, California, Nevada, Oregon, New Mexico, and Wyoming

A list of the branches to be divested is attached. The companies may sell additional branches.


Idaho Boundry Zions Bonners Ferry 7186 1st Street
P.O. Box #59
Bonners Ferry
Idaho Cassia Zions Burley 102 West Main Burley
Idaho Nez Perce Zions Lewiston Orchards 3506 12th Street Lewiston
Idaho Bear Lake Zions Montpelier 902 Washington St. Montpelier
Idaho Bear Lake Zions Paris 90 North Main Paris
Utah Box Elder Zions Brigham City 98 N. Main Brigham City
Utah Iron Zions Cedar City #3 S. Main Cedar City
Utah Grand Zions Moab 300 S. Main Moab
Utah Grand Zions City Market BC 425 S. Main Moab
Utah San Juan Zions Monticello 217 E. Central St. Monticello
Utah San Juan Zions Blanding 111 E. Center St. Blanding
Utah Summit Zions Park City 1100 Snow Creek Park City
Utah Summit Zions Kamas 5. S. Main St.
P.O. Box 1089
Utah Summit Zions Coalville 5 S. Main Coalville
Utah Summit Zions Heber Valley 81 E. Center Heber City
Utah Duchesne Zions Roosevelt 156 N. 200 E. Roosevelt
Utah Duchesne Zions Duchesne 19 W. Main Duchesne
Utah Weber Zions Ogden Main 2302 Washington Blvd. Ogden
Utah Weber Zions Harrison Blvd. 4286 Harrison Blvd. Ogden
Utah Weber Zions Wall Avenue 3925 Wall Ave. Ogden
Utah Utah Zions Provo Region 111 N. 200 W. Provo
Utah Utah Zions University 1060 N. University Provo
Utah Utah Zions Orem 406 N. State Orem
Utah Utah Zions Wasatch 1220 S. 800 E. Orem
Utah Utah Zions American Fork 606 E. State Rd. American Fork
Utah Utah Zions Pleasant Grove 225 S. Main Pleasant Grove
Utah Utah Zions Lehi 620 E. Main Lehi
Utah Utah Zions Payson 80 E. 1st North Payson
Utah Salt Lake Zions Broadway 310 S. Main Salt Lake City
Utah Salt Lake Zions North Salt Lake 870 N. Hwy 91 Salt Lake City
Utah Salt Lake Zions Avenues 455 E. South Temple Salt Lake City
Utah Salt Lake Zions Cottonwood Heights 2315 E. 7000 South Salt Lake City
Utah Salt Lake Zions 39th South 3880 S. 700 E. Salt Lake City
Utah Salt Lake Zions Freeway 1420 S. 300 West Salt Lake City
Utah Salt Lake Zions 21st South 910 W. 2100 S. Salt Lake City
Utah Salt Lake Zions Cottonwood 4675 Highland Drive Salt Lake City
Utah Salt Lake Zions Centerville 200 E. Pages Lane Centerville
Utah Salt Lake Zions Kearns 4135 W. 5415 S. Kearns
Utah Salt Lake Zions Taylorsville 5482 S. Redwood Rd. Taylorsville
Utah Salt Lake Zions Midvale 614 E. Center St. Midvale
Utah Salt Lake Zions Magna 8375 W. 3500 S. Magna
Utah Salt Lake Zions Draper 1207 E. 12300 S. Draper
Utah Salt Lake Zions West Valley 3570 S. 2700 W. West Valley City
Utah Salt Lake Zions Murray 5595 South State Murray
Utah Salt Lake Zions Sandy 125 W. 10600 S. Sandy
Utah Millard First Security Delta 225 W. Main Delta
Utah Sanpete First Security Mt. Pleasant 106 W. Main Mt. Pleasant
Utah Sanpete First Security Moroni 41 E. Main Moroni
Utah Cache First Security Cache Valley Mall 1320 N. Main Logan
Utah Cache First Security Logan 5 S. Main Logan
Utah Cache First Security Logan South 889 S. Main St. Logan
Utah Cache First Security Smithfield 10 N. Main Smithfield
Utah Cache First Security Hyrum 10 W. Main Hyrum
Utah Carbon First Security Helper 58 S. Main Helper
Utah Carbon First Security Price 180 E. Main Price
Utah Emery First Security Castle Dale 121 E. Main Castle Dale
Utah Sevier First Security Richfield 195 N. 100 E. Richfield
Utah Sevier First Security Monroe 45 W. Center Monroe
Utah Washington First Security Dixie 1 S. Main St. George
Utah Washington First Security Phoenix Plaza 929 W. Sunset Blvd St. George
Utah Washington First Security Red Cliffs Mall 592 N. Mall Drive St. George
Utah Washington First Security Hurricane 8 W. State Hurricane
Utah Uintah First Security Vernal 3 E. Main Vernal

Total Zions Branches: 5
Total First Security Branches: 0

Total Zions Branches: 40
Total First Security Branches: 18