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Access Anytime acquired by First State
Access Anytime Bancorp has been acquired by First State Bancorporation in a tax-free, stock-for-stock trade.

According to Access Bank CEO Norm Corzine, First State will be honoring all employee contracts and Access Bank customers won’t “recognize the transition.”

Corzine said loan customers can look forward to having access to more products with this acquisition.

First State Bancorporation is a $2-billion New Mexico-based commercial bank holding company that serves communities in New Mexico, Colorado and Utah.

Corzine said First State will be paying out his employment contract. “I will be seeking other opportunities,” Corzine said.

— Staff reports