LINKBANCORP and Partners Bancorp Announce Receipt of FDIC and State Regulatory Approvals for Merger of Equals

LINKBANCORP, Inc. (NASDAQ: LNKB), parent company of LINKBANK, and Partners Bancorp  (NASDAQ: PTRS), a financial services company with two wholly-owned operating subsidiaries, The Bank of Delmarva and Virginia Partners Bank, announced receipt of required regulatory approvals from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Pennsylvania Department of Banking and Securities, the Virginia State Corporation Commission, the Delaware Office of the State Bank Commissioner and the Maryland Office of the Commissioner of Financial Regulation  in order to complete the previously announced merger of equals transaction under which Partners will merge with and into LINK in an all-stock transaction, with LINK as the surviving corporation in accordance with the Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated as of February 22, 2023 by and between LINK and Partners (the “Merger”). In connection with the Merger, The Bank of Delmarva and Virginia Partners Bank will each merge with and into LINKBANK, with LINKBANK as the surviving sole bank subsidiary of LINK. The Merger, which was previously approved by the shareholders of each company, remains subject to the approval of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and other customary closing conditions. LINK anticipates closing the Merger in the fourth quarter of 2023.


LINKBANCORP, Inc. was formed in 2018 with a mission to positively impact lives through community banking. Its subsidiary bank, LINKBANK, is a Pennsylvania state-chartered bank serving individuals, families, nonprofits and business clients throughout Central and Southeastern Pennsylvania through 10 client solutions centers and LINKBANCORP, Inc. common stock is traded on the Nasdaq Capital Market under the symbol “LNKB”. For further company information, visit

About Partners Bancorp

Partners Bancorp is the holding company for The Bank of Delmarva and Virginia Partners Bank. The Bank of Delmarva commenced operations in 1896. The Bank of Delmarva’s main office is in Seaford, Delaware and it conducts full service commercial banking through eleven branch locations in Maryland and Delaware, and three branches, operating under the name Liberty Bell Bank, in the South Jersey/Philadelphia metro market. The Bank of Delmarva focuses on serving its local communities, knowing its customers and providing superior customer service. Virginia Partners Bank, headquartered in Fredericksburg, Virginia, was founded in 2008 and has three branches in Fredericksburg, Virginia and operates a full service branch and commercial banking office in Reston, Virginia. In Maryland, Virginia Partners Bank trades under the name Maryland Partners Bank (a division of Virginia Partners Bank), and operates a full service branch and commercial banking office in La Plata, Maryland and a Loan Production Office in Annapolis, Maryland. Virginia Partners Bank also owns a controlling stake in Johnson Mortgage Company, LLC, which is a residential mortgage company headquartered in Newport News, Virginia, with a branch office in Fredericksburg, Virginia. For more information, visit and