NEW YORK, Dec. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Juan Monteverde, founder and managing partner at Monteverde & Associates PC, a boutique securities firm headquartered at the Empire State Building in New York City, is investigating First BancTrust Corporation ("First Bank" or the "Company") (OTCQX: FIRT) relating to the sale of the Company to First Mid-Illinois Bancshares, Inc. ("FMBH"). As a result of the merger, First Bank shareholders are only anticipated to receive 1) $5.00 in cash in exchange for each share of First Bank and 2) 0.80 shares of FMBH common stock.
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The investigation focuses on whether First Bank and its Board of Directors violated securities laws and/or breached their fiduciary duties to the Company's by 1) failing to conduct a fair process and 2) whether and by how much this proposed transaction undervalues the Company.
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