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   [12,072] In the Matter of Robert L. Courtney, Jr. and Citizens Bank & Trust Company of Grainger County, Rutledge, Tennessee, Docket No. 03-023e (7-31-03).

   Respondent prohibited from participating in the conduct or affairs of, or exercising voting rights in, any insured institution without the prior written approval of the FDIC.

   [.1] Prohibition, Removal or Suspension—Prohibition From—Participation in Conduct of Affairs
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   [.2] Prohibition, Removal or Suspension—Prohibition From—Voting Rights, Exercise of

In the Matter of
ROBERT L. COURTNEY, JR.,
individually, and as an institution-affiliated party of
CITIZENS BANK & TRUST COMPANY OF GRAINGER COUNTY
RUTLEDGE, TENNESSEE
(Insured State Nonmember Bank)
ORDER OF PROHIBITION FROM FURTHER PARTICIPATION

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   ROBERT L. COURTNEY, JR. ("Respondent"), has been advised of the right to receive a NOTICE OF INTENTION TO PROHIBIT FROM FURTHER PARTICIPATION ("NOTICE") issued by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation ("FDIC") detailing the violations, unsafe or unsound banking practices, and/or breaches of fiduciary duty for which an ORDER OF PROHIBITION FROM FURTHER PARTICIPATION ("ORDER") may issue, and has been further advised of the right to a hearing on the alleged charges under section 8(e) of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act ("Act"), 12 U.S.C. §1818(e), and the FDIC's Rules of Practice and Procedure, 12 C.F.R. Part 308. Having waived those rights, the Respondent entered into a STIPULATION AND CONSENT TO THE ISSUANCE OF AN ORDER OF PROHIBITION FROM FURTHER PARTICIPATION ("CONSENT AGREEMENT") with a representative of the Legal Division of the FDIC, whereby solely for the purpose of this proceeding and without admitting or denying any violations, unsafe or unsound banking practices, and/or any breaches of fiduciary duty, Respondent consented to the issuance of an ORDER by the FDIC.

   The FDIC considered the matter and determined it had reason to believe that:

       (a) The Respondent has engaged or participated in violations, unsafe or unsound banking practices, and/or breaches of fiduciary duty while an institution-affiliated party of CITIZENS BANK & TRUST COMPANY OF GRAINGER COUNTY, RUTLEDGE, TENNESSEE ("Bank");

       (b) By reason of such violations, practices and/or breaches of fiduciary duty, the Bank has suffered or will probably suffer financial loss or other damage, the interests of the Bank's depositors have been or could be prejudiced and/or Respondent received financial gain or other benefit; and

       (c) Such violations, practices, and/or breaches of fiduciary duty involve personal dishonesty on the part of the Respondent or demonstrate the Respondent's willful and/or continuing disregard for the safety or soundness of the Bank.

   The FDIC further determined that such violations, practices and/or breaches of fiduciary duty demonstrate the Respondent's unfitness to serve as a director, officer, person participating in the conduct of the affairs or as an institution-affiliated party of the Bank, any other insured depository institution, or any other agency or organization enumerated in section 8(e)(7)(A) of the Act, 12 U.S.C. §1818(e)(7)(A).

   The FDIC, therefore, accepts the CONSENT AGREEMENT and issues the following:

ORDER OF PROHIBITION FROM FURTHER PARTICIPATION

   1. ROBERT L. COURTNEY, JR., is hereby, without the prior written approval of the FDIC and the appropriate Federal financial institutions regulatory agency, as that term is defined in section 8(e)(7)(D) of the Act, 12 U.S.C. §1818(e)(7)(D), prohibited from:

   [.1] (a) participating in any manner in the conduct of the affairs of any financial institution or organization enumerated in section 8(e)(7)(A) of the Act, 12 U.S.C. §1818(e)(7)(A);

   [.2] (b) soliciting, procuring, transferring, attempting to transfer, voting, or attempting to vote any proxy, consent or authorization with respect to any voting rights in any financial institution enumerated in section 8(e)(7)(A) of the Act, 12 U.S.C. §1818(e)(7)(A);

   (c) violating any voting agreement previously approved by the appropriate Federal banking agency; or

   (d) voting for a director, or serving or acting as an institution-affiliated party.

   2. This ORDER will become effective ten days after its issuance by the FDIC. The provisions of this ORDER will remain effective and enforceable except to the extent
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   Pursuant to delegated authority.

   Dated this 31st day of July, 2003.

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