This excerpt taken from the PNC 10-K filed Mar 2, 2009.
OTHER ACQUISITION AND DIVESTITURE ACTIVITY
On April 4, 2008, we acquired Lancaster, Pennsylvania-based Sterling Financial Corporation for approximately 4.6 million shares of PNC common stock and $224 million in cash. Sterling was a banking and financial services company with approximately $3.2 billion in assets, $2.7 billion in deposits, and 65 branches in south-central Pennsylvania, northern Maryland and northern Delaware.
On March 31, 2008, we sold J.J.B. Hilliard, W.L. Lyons, LLC, a Louisville, Kentucky-based wholly-owned subsidiary of PNC and a full-service brokerage and financial services provider, to Houchens Industries, Inc. We recognized an after-tax gain of $23 million in the first quarter of 2008 in connection with this divestiture.
We include information on significant acquisitions and divestitures in Note 2 Acquisitions and Divestitures in the Notes To Consolidated Financial Statements in Item 8 of this Report and here by reference.