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FDIC REPORTS SECOND QUARTER 2001 FINANCIAL RESULTS
FOR BANK AND THRIFT INSURANCE FUNDS


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PR-68-2001 (9-21-2001)
Media Contact:
David Barr (202) 898-6992

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) today announced that the Bank Insurance Fund (BIF) reported comprehensive income (net income plus current period unrealized gains/losses on available-for-sale securities) of $706 million for the first six months of 2001, compared to $366 million for the same period last year. As of June 30, 2001, the fund balance was $31.7 billion, up from $31.0 billion at year-end 2000. BIF revenues totaled $1.1 billion for the first six months of 2001, including $954 million in interest on investments in U.S. Treasury obligations and $21 million in deposit insurance assessments. In addition, the BIF realized a gain of $78 million on the sale of $1.4 billion of U.S. Treasury securities designated as available-for-sale.

The Savings Association Insurance Fund (SAIF) reported comprehensive income of $33 million compared to $257 million for the same period last year. The SAIF had a fund balance of $10.8 billion as of June 30, 2001. SAIF revenues totaled $374 million for first six months of 2001, including $338 million in interest on investments in U.S. Treasury obligations and $18 million in deposit insurance assessments. In addition, the SAIF realized a gain of $16 million on the sale of $207 million of U.S. Treasury securities designated as available-for-sale.

The FSLIC Resolution Fund-Resolution Trust Corporation (FRF-RTC) made a payment of $400 million to the Resolution Funding Corporation (REFCORP) during the quarter, bringing total payments to REFCORP to $2.4 billion. The proceeds were used by REFCORP to pay interest on bonds that were issued to fund early RTC thrift resolutions. Any such payments by FRF-RTC benefit the U.S. Treasury, which would otherwise be obligated to pay the interest on the bonds.

FRF assets in liquidation were reduced by 38 percent, or $155 million, to $257 million during the previous 12 months.

The figures the FDIC reported are unaudited.

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Last Updated 09/21/2001 communications@fdic.gov