Friday, June 21, 2013

FNB United shareholders OK name change to CommunityOne Bancorp

FNB United Corp. has won shareholder approval to change its corporate name to CommunityOne Bancorp.

Shareholders voted overwhelmingly Thursday in support of the change; of 19.6 million votes, only 9,018, or 0.04 percent, opposed it.

The vote was held at the company's annual meeting. It comes after Asheboro-based FNB last month said it won approval to merge CommunityOne Bank and Bank of Granite.

According to the latest available federal data, CommunityOne has one branch in Mecklenburg County. Bank of Granite has four in the county.