UPDATE 1-Banco do Brasil could buy Florida bank-filing

* Banco do Brasil in talks to buy Florida’s EuroBank

* EuroBank would mark BB’s first North American deal
(Adds details in first paragraph, paragraphs 2-3)

SAO PAULO, April 11 (Reuters) – Banco do Brasil (BBAS3.SA: Quote, Profile, Research),
Latin America’s largest bank by assets, is in talks to buy
EuroBank, a U.S. bank headquartered in Florida, the Brazilian
lender said in a securities filing on Monday.

EuroBank has locations in Coral Gables, Pompano Beach and
Boca Raton, the filing said. Brasilia-based Banco do Brasil did
not give possible terms of a transaction.

Expansion abroad comes in part on a government push to
speed up the internationalization of local companies and offer
financial services to Brazilians residing abroad.

Chief Executive Aldemir Bendine told Reuters earlier this
month that the bank could announce a U.S. acquisition soon.
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(Reporting by Alberto Alerigi Jr.; Writing by Luciana Lopez,
editing by Gerald E. McCormick)

UPDATE 1-Banco do Brasil could buy Florida bank-filing