|Berkshire, Legacy Consolidating|
12:09AM / Wednesday, December 22, 2010
The latest round of consolidation in region's banking industry will see two of the largest teaming up.
The Berkshire Eagle is reporting that Berkshire Bank will buy Legacy Banks for $108 million, creating the biggest regional financial institution with more than $4 billion in assets. The Berkshire Bank name will remain (with Legacy added to it in the Berkshires) and Michael P. Daley will remain president and CEO. Legacy Banks President Patrick J. Sullivan will join the executive team.
Both financial institutions date back more than 150 years.
Employees were informed on Tuesday of the merger, which is expected to trim more than 40 of the two banks' 850 workers. Together, the banks
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