Fed approves PNC deal for RBC U.S. bank, card units
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Reserve Board said on Monday it approved PNC Financial Services Group's application to buy the U.S. retail and credit card operations of Royal Bank of Canada (RY.TO: Quote).
The Fed did not release a full statement on the decision; a Fed spokesman said it would be issued later.
PNC PNC.N announced in June that it planned to buy RBC Bank (USA)for $3.62 billion in cash and stock, a deal that would expand Pittsburgh-based PNC's reach into the U.S. southeast. The transaction will add roughly $25 billion in assets and 424 branches to PNC's existing operations.
(Reporting By David Lawder; Editing by Leslie Adler)
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