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Great Southern Bank, Springfield, Missouri, Assumes All of the Deposits of Teambank, National Association, Paola, Kansas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 20, 2009
Media Contact:
David Barr (202) 898-6992
Cell: (703) 622-4790
E-mail: dbarr@fdic.gov

Teambank, National Association, Paola, Kansas, was closed today by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, which appointed the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) as receiver. To protect the depositors, the FDIC entered into a purchase and assumption agreement with Great Southern Bank, Springfield, Missouri, to assume all of the deposits of Teambank.

The 17 offices of Teambank will reopen as branches of Great Southern Bank on Saturday. Depositors of Teambank will automatically become depositors of Great Southern Bank. Deposits will continue to be insured by the FDIC, so there is no need for customers to change their banking relationship to retain their deposit insurance coverage. Customers of both banks should continue to use their existing branches until Great Southern Bank can fully integrate the deposit records of Teambank.

Over the weekend, depositors of Teambank 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 December 31, 2008, Teambank had total assets of $669.8 million and total deposits of $492.8 million. Great Southern will assume $474 million in deposits and the FDIC will pay out $18.8 million directly to the broker. In addition to assuming all of the deposits of the failed bank, Great Southern Bank agreed to purchase approximately $656.5 million in assets at a discount of $100 million, and pay a 1 percent premium on deposits. The FDIC will retain the remaining assets for later disposition.

The FDIC and Great Southern Bank entered into a loss-share transaction. The FDIC will share 80/20 percent in the losses with Great Southern Bank on approximately $450 million in assets covered under the agreement. The loss-sharing arrangement is projected to maximize returns on the covered assets and to minimize disruptions for loan customers.

Customers who have questions about today's transaction can call the FDIC toll-free at 1-800-830-4697. The phone number will be operational this evening until 9 p.m., CDT; on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., CDT; on Sunday from noon to 6:00 p.m., CDT; and thereafter from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., CDT. Interested parties can also visit the FDIC's Web site at http://www.fdic.gov/bank/individual/failed/teambank.html.

The FDIC estimates that the cost to the Deposit Insurance Fund will be $98 million. Great Southern Bank's acquisition of all the deposits was the "least costly" resolution for the FDIC's Deposit Insurance Fund compared to alternatives. Teambank is the twentieth FDIC-insured institution to fail in the nation this year and the first in the state. The last FDIC-insured institution closed in Kansas was The Columbian Bank and Trust Company, Topeka, on August 22, 2008.

Teambank was affiliated with Colorado National Bank, Colorado Springs, which was also closed today by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. The FDIC entered into a separate transaction with Herring Bank, Amarillo, Texas, to assume the banking operations of Colorado National Bank.

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Congress created the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation in 1933 to restore public confidence in the nation's banking system. The FDIC insures deposits at the nation's 8,305 banks and savings associations and it promotes the safety and soundness of these institutions by identifying, monitoring and addressing risks to which they are exposed. The FDIC receives no federal tax dollars – insured financial institutions fund its operations.

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Last Updated 3/20/2009 communications@fdic.gov