CEDARBURG — Manitowoc-based Bank
First has received approval from the shareholders of Partnership
Community Bancshares Inc. parent company of Partnership Bank, to
complete its merger of the two organizations. Ninety-six percent of
the total number of shares voted were favorable toward the proposed
“Since the announcement in January, our banks have been working
together to develop a conversion strategy that is evolving well,”
said Mike Molepske, CEO of Bank First.
The merger is scheduled for July 12. The systems conversion will
occur over the weekend, and the Cedarburg, Mequon, Watertown and
Tomah branches will open as Bank First branches on July 15.