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February 20, 2003 | From Times Wire Services
Wachovia Corp., as expected, agreed to acquire Prudential Financial Inc.'s brokerage for individual investors to create the third-biggest U.S. broker by assets. Wachovia said it would cut 1,750 jobs and close 131 offices by 2005 as it combines its retail brokerage and clearing businesses with Prudential's. No cash would exchange hands in the deal creating the new firm, Wachovia Securities, which would have $537 billion in assets and be based in Richmond, Va.
July 25, 2008 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Wachovia said that its chief financial officer was stepping down and that it planned to begin an immediate search for his replacement. Thomas J. Wurtz plans to leave the Charlotte, N.C.-based bank after a successor is named.
January 3, 1997 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Wachovia Corp. agreed to buy a controlling stake in the Brazilian unit of Portugal's Banco Portugues do Atlantico, venturing for the first time into Latin America. Winston-Salem, N.C.-based Wachovia, the 21st-largest U.S. bank, said it formed a joint venture with Saenz Hofman International, a closely held Brazilian financial services firm, to acquire Banco Portugues do Atlantico-Brasil, a $100 million-asset commercial bank subsidiary whose clients are mainly engaged in foreign trade.
October 13, 2008 | From the Associated Press
The Federal Reserve on Sunday approved Wells Fargo's $11.7-billion acquisition of Wachovia Corp., removing the deal's last major regulatory hurdle. The Fed's move comes after federal antitrust regulators also moved swiftly to back San Francisco-based Wells Fargo's deal to buy the Charlotte, N.C.-based bank, approving it on Friday. Citigroup Inc.
May 28, 2003 | Richard Verrier
Edgar Bronfman Jr. has lined up about a $9-billion commitment from a group headed by Wachovia Corp. to help finance a possible bid for the U.S. entertainment assets his family formerly owned, a source familiar with the deal said. Merrill Lynch & Co. also has agreed to help finance debt as Bronfman attempts to buy back much of the entertainment assets his family's Seagram Co. sold to Vivendi Universal in 2000 for $34 billion, sources said.
July 21, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Citigroup Inc. said Friday that its second-quarter profit rose 18% on strong overseas operations that led to record revenue for the biggest U.S. bank. Rival Wachovia Corp. also posted a double-digit profit jump for the quarter, but both banks saw their shares decline as they padded their provisions for loans that go sour -- a move many other banks have made as they gird themselves for a shakier credit environment. New York-based Citigroup's net income rose to $6.23 billion, or $1.
October 20, 2007 | From Times Wire Services
Wachovia Corp. posted a 10% decline in third-quarter profit Friday, missing forecasts, as it suffered $1.3 billion of write-downs resulting from credit market turmoil. The drop was the first in six years for the fourth-largest U.S. bank. It concluded a dismal week for earnings at large U.S. banks, which have been battered by mounting consumer loan losses as the housing market slumps, and sinking investor demand for mortgages and other debt. Profit fell 57% at Citigroup Inc.
May 4, 2008 | Gary Klein;, From Times Staff and Wire Reports
With Tiger Woods unable to defend his Wachovia Championship title while recovering from knee surgery, Anthony Kim moved a step away from a victory a month shy of his 23rd birthday. Kim shot a six-under-par 66 Saturday at Charlotte, N.C., to take a four-shot lead over Jason Bohn and Heath Slocum after the third round. The big hitter from Los Angeles is at 13-under 203 and as close as ever to his first PGA Tour win.
September 14, 2005 | From Bloomberg News
Wachovia Corp. agreed Tuesday to buy San Diego-based AmNet Mortgage Inc. for $83 million in cash, adding a residential mortgage banker with more than 7,000 brokers. Wachovia will pay $10.30 a share for AmNet, the companies said. That amounts to a 5.4% premium over AmNet's closing share price of $9.77 on Monday. AmNet shares rose 43 cents Tuesday to $10.20, and Wachovia shares fell 57 cents to $49.
August 15, 2002 | Bloomberg News
East West Bancorp Inc. settled a suit that claimed a unit of Wachovia Corp. broke a promise to provide analyst coverage for the company's stock in exchange for managing a $10-million securities offering. Terms of the agreement are confidential, said Doug Krause, East West's general counsel. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Alban Niles dismissed the suit after notice of the private settlement. The lawsuit was initially filed against First Union Corp., which acquired Wachovia last year.
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