Gold Banc Corporation, Inc. (Nasdaq: GLDB) today
announced that Marshall & Ilsley Corporation (NYSE: MI) received
approval from the Federal Reserve Board to acquire Gold Banc
Corporation, Inc. and its subsidiaries. The approval was received
Monday, March 13, 2006. In addition, M&I Marshall & Ilsley Bank also
received approval from the Federal Reserve Board to merge with Gold
Bank and to establish and operate branches at Gold Bank's locations.
The official press release and order can be found at
Gold Banc is a $4.1 billion financial holding company
headquartered in Leawood, Kansas, a part of the Kansas City
metropolitan area. Gold Banc provides banking and asset management
services in Florida, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma through 32 banking
locations. Gold Banc is traded on the NASDAQ under the symbol GLDB.