This excerpt taken from the CATY 10-K filed Mar 16, 2006.
23. Subsequent Event
On February 21, 2006, the Company announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire Great Eastern Bank (GEB), a New York City-based bank with five branches and approximately $330 million in assets. Consideration for the merger will consist of $101.0 million of cash and the Companys common stock with a maximum stock consideration of 60% of the total consideration and a minimum stock consideration of 45% of the total consideration. Subject to the tender of at least two thirds of GEBs shares and certain other closing conditions, the acquisition of GEB is expected to close in April 2006. On September 6, 2005, the Company announced that it had entered into option agreements with shareholders of GEB for the right to purchase approximately 41% of the outstanding shares of GEB. Under the terms of the merger agreement with GEB, the Company agreed not to purchase any shares covered by the option agreements without the consent of the applicable option grantor.