New era begins in Mercer County as sale of 93-year-old Roma Bank becomes official

Dec 09, 2013 616

by Mike Davis

At the close of business on Friday, Roma Bank, the 93-year-old community bank founded in the Chambersburg neighborhood of Trenton, ceased to exist as a business entity. While the sign on the bank's Town Center headquarters won't come down just yet, Roma Bank and Investors Bank on Friday took the final step in consummating a $452 million merger of the two financial institutions, closing the chapter on a yearlong saga and welcoming in a new era of banking in Mercer County.

The deal spells the end of Roma Bank, which grew into a central New Jersey institution largely over the last decade, after decades as a small town bank.

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