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Simmons First National Bank, Pine Bluff, Ark., Assumes Deposits of Truman Bank, Saint Louis, Mo.

 

Sept. 18 -Truman Bank, Saint Louis, Mo., has been closed by the Missouri Division of Finance, which appointed the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) as receiver. To protect the depositors, the FDIC entered into a purchase and assumption agreement with Simmons First National Bank, Pine Bluff, Ark., to assume all of the deposits of Truman Bank.

The four branches of Truman Bank will reopen during normal business hours as branches of Simmons First National Bank. Depositors of Truman Bank will automatically become depositors of Simmons First National Bank. Deposits will continue to be insured by the FDIC, so there is no need for customers to change their banking relationship in order to retain their deposit insurance coverage up to applicable limits. Customers of Truman Bank should continue to use their existing branch until they receive notice from Simmons First National Bank that it has completed systems changes to allow other Simmons First National Bank branches to process their accounts as well.

This evening and over the weekend, depositors of Truman Bank can access their money by writing checks or using ATM or debit cards. Checks drawn on the bank will continue to be processed. Loan customers should continue to make their payments as usual.

As of June 30, 2012, Truman Bank had approximately $282.3 million in total assets and $245.7 million in total deposits. In addition to assuming all of the deposits of the failed bank, Simmons First National Bank agreed to purchase essentially all of the failed bank's assets.

The FDIC and Simmons First National Bank entered into a loss-share transaction on $117.8 million of Truman Bank's assets. Simmons First National Bank will share in the losses on the asset pools covered under the loss-share agreement. The loss-share transaction is projected to maximize returns on the assets covered by keeping them in the private sector. The transaction also is expected to minimize disruptions for loan customers. For more information on loss share, please visit: http://www.fdic.gov/bank/individual/failed/lossshare/index.html.

Customers with questions about today's transaction should call the FDIC toll-free at 1-800-823-5028. The phone number will be operational this evening until 9:00 p.m., Central Daylight Time (CDT); on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., CDT; on Sunday from noon to 6:00 p.m., CDT; on Monday from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., CDT; and thereafter from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., CDT. Interested parties also can visit the FDIC's Web site at http://www.fdic.gov/bank/individual/failed/truman.html.

The FDIC estimates that the cost to the Deposit Insurance Fund (DIF) will be $34.0 million. Compared to other alternatives, Simmons First National Bank's acquisition was the least costly resolution for the FDIC's DIF. Truman Bank is the 42nd FDIC-insured institution to fail in the nation this year, and the second in Missouri. The last FDIC-insured institution closed in the state was Glasgow Savings Bank, Glasgow, on July 13, 2012.


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