United Bankshares is a bank holding company headquartered in Charleston, West Virginia with operations in West Virginia, Virginia, the District of Columbia, Maryland, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.
Based on total deposits, United Bank is the largest bank headquartered in West Virginia and the second-largest bank operating in West Virginia, after BB&T. It is the 8th largest bank operating in Virginia and the 10th largest bank operating in the District of Columbia.
The company began as a one-office bank in Parkersburg, West Virginia in 1982.
The company has made the following acquisitions:
In April 2017, the company was added to the S&P 400 stock market index.