Equity Bancshares Completes Merger with KansasLand Bancshares

Equity Bancshares, the Wichita-based holding company of Equity Bank, completed the acquisition of KansasLand Bancshares, the parent company of KansasLand Bank. With this acquisition, Equity has added to its existing presence in Quinter, Kansas and expanded into Americus, Kansas.

“We are delighted to welcome KansasLand customers and team members into our organization,” Rick Sems, CEO of Equity Bank, said. “This acquisition is a testament to our commitment to growth in our home state of Kansas, and we look forward to serving our new customers while continuing to deliver for our shareholders.”

KansasLand’s locations opened as Equity Bank on July 2. The company expects to consolidate the core and digital banking systems late in the third quarter.

The combination with KansasLand brings Equity’s total strategic transactions to 23 since the company’s founding in 2002, including 11 whole-bank acquisitions since the company’s initial public offering in 2015.

“This partnership aligns with our vision and strategy, and we are eager to integrate our teams and offer even greater value to our customers in these markets,” Brad Elliott, chairman and CEO of Equity Bancshares, said.

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