Bank First National Corporation, the holding company for Bank First, N.A., announced Wednesday it received federal and state regulatory approved to merge Partnership Community Bancshares, Inc., parent company of Partnership Bank, into Bank First.

“The approvals ... come at a great time for Bank First,” stated Mike Molepske, president and chief executive officer of Bank First. “The transition teams at both Partnership Bank and Bank First have been working diligently to ensure the merger occurs smoothly and in a timely manner for our valued customers, and we look forward to bringing two strong organizations together as one.”

Partnership will seek approval of the merger from its shareholders at a special meeting to be held June 11, 2019. Subject to that approval, the merger of the two organizations is scheduled for Friday, July 12.

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