3%, as a result of the expansion of the Hong Kong branch, the opening of new branches in California and New York, the expansion of the Bank's infrastructure to support a larger and growing organization, and the acquisitions of AABT
and Pacifica which closed in the fourth quarter of 2005.
AABT is the dominant professional/scientific organization to which behavior therapists belong and, with its journal, Behavior Therapy, is the primary voice of behavior therapy.
In 1966, during CBA's quiescent period, AABT was established, and its journal, Behavior Therapy, came into existence in 1969.
This increase resulted from the ongoing expenses associated with the acquisitions of Pacifica and AABT
, which were completed in the fourth quarter of 2005, staffing increases required to support the growth of the Bank's commercial banking business, the opening of three new branches in California and New York, the expansion of the Bank's infrastructure to support a larger and growing organization and nonrecurring expenses related to merger and acquisition activities.
Excluding the AABT and Pacifica acquisitions, which closed during the fourth quarter of 2005, the loan growth for the quarter was $222.
AABT, with three full-service branches, provides a strong platform for the Company's expansion into the Greater Boston and New England markets.
Under the terms of the agreement announced today, AABT will be merged into UCBH's subsidiary United Commercial Bank, for total consideration of approximately $34.
Founded in 1993 by a group of Asian-Americans and community leaders, AABT has been providing a full range of commercial and consumer banking services to small businesses, the Asian-American community, other immigrant communities and the general public for more than 11 years.
Opportunities to increase awareness throughout Pennsylvania of the existence and purpose of Penn ABA that were suggested included: a) Behavior Analysis Today--a newsletter representing the Behavior Analysis SIG at AABT
, the Clinical Behavior Analysis SIG at ABA, and Pennsylvania-Certified Behavior Analysts is available online at www.
's coordinator of publications, AABT
launched its video archives series and its first book series, AABT
Clinical Assessment Series: Practitioner's Guide to Empirically Based Measures, in partnership with Kluwer Academic.
He has also served as an AABT
Convention Chair, and is currently finishing his three-year term as Member-at-Large on the Board of Directors.
You can count on my ear to the SIG in running for and, hopefully, serving as President of AABT