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M&T Bank Says It Will Maintain New England Headquarters In Bridgeport After People's United Merger

People's United Bank in Worcester, Massachusetts
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People's United Bank in Worcester, Massachusetts

Buffalo-based M&T Bank said it is committed to Bridgeport as its New England regional headquarters. The bank plans to keep at least 1,000 local jobs after its acquisition of Bridgeport-based People’s United Bank.

Last month, M&T Bank said it would lay off about 750 employees in Bridgeport.

That drew criticism from Connecticut Attorney General William Tong, who began an inquiry into the merger. Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim threatened to pull city funds from the bank.

Now, M&T Bank said it expects it will lay off fewer than 750 employees, and that it will help laid off workers find new jobs or alternate positions in the company.

Davis Dunavin loves telling stories, whether on the radio or around the campfire. He started in Missouri and ended up in Connecticut, which, he'd like to point out, is the same geographic trajectory taken by Mark Twain.