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Now tell me, who owns my bank?

A year after Citizens Bank of Kansas acquired the Medicine Lodge, Pratt and Isabel branches of SolutionsBank, customers in those towns got a surprise.

They received a letter from Fayetteville, Ark.-based Arvest Bank about its acquisition of SolutionsBank’s six Kansas City area branches, after the Kansas bank commissioner closed SolutionsBank on Dec. 11.

The letter was apparently sent to all former SolutionsBank customers, including the ones picked up a year earlier in CBOK’s branch acquisition.

"We are happy to be with Citizens Bank of Kansas, and our customers should disregard the letter from Arvest Bank," said Steve Bryan, market president for CBOK, in a press release this week.

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