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Heritage Bank of Nevada, Reno, Nevada, Assumes All of the Deposits of Carson River Community Bank, Carson City, Nevada

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 26, 2010
Media Contact:
LaJuan Williams-Young
Phone: (202) 898-3876
Email: lwilliams-young@fdic.gov

Carson River Community Bank, Carson City, Nevada, was closed today by the Nevada Department of Business and Industry, Financial Institutions Division, which appointed the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) as receiver. To protect the depositors, the FDIC entered into a purchase and assumption agreement with Heritage Bank of Nevada, Reno, Nevada, to assume all of the deposits of Carson River Community Bank.

The sole branch of Carson River Community Bank will reopen on Monday as a branch of Heritage Bank of Nevada. Depositors of Carson River Community Bank will automatically become depositors of Heritage Bank of Nevada. 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 should continue to use their former Carson River Community Bank branch until they receive notice from Heritage Bank of Nevada that it has completed systems changes to allow other Heritage Bank of Nevada branches to process their accounts as well.

This evening and over the weekend, depositors of Carson River Community 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 December 31, 2009, Carson River Community Bank had approximately $51.1 million in total assets and $50.0 million in total deposits. Heritage Bank of Nevada did not pay the FDIC a premium to assume all of the deposits of Carson River Community Bank. In addition to assuming all of the deposits, Heritage Bank of Nevada agreed to purchase approximately $38.0 million of the failed bank's assets. The FDIC will retain the remaining assets for later disposition.

The FDIC and Heritage Bank of Nevada entered into a loss-share transaction on $28.5 million of Carson River Community Bank's assets. Heritage Bank of Nevada 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 who have questions about today's transaction can call the FDIC toll-free at 1-800-894-6802. The phone number will be operational this evening until 9:00 p.m., Pacific Standard Time (PST); on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., PST; on Sunday from noon to 6:00 p.m., PST; and thereafter from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., PST. Interested parties also can visit the FDIC's Web site at http://www.fdic.gov/bank/individual/failed/carsonriver.html.

The FDIC estimates that the cost to the Deposit Insurance Fund (DIF) will be $7.9 million. Heritage Bank of Nevada's acquisition of all the deposits was the "least costly" resolution for the FDIC's DIF compared to all alternatives. Carson River Community Bank is the 21st FDIC-insured institution to fail in the nation this year, and the first in Nevada. The last FDIC-insured institution closed in the state was Community Bank of Nevada, August 14, 2009.

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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 8,012 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.

FDIC press releases and other information are available on the Internet at www.fdic.gov, by subscription electronically (go to www.fdic.gov/about/subscriptions/index.html) and may also be obtained through the FDIC's Public Information Center (877-275-3342 or 703-562-2200). PR-40-2010




Last Updated 2/26/2010 communications@fdic.gov