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FDIC Selects Mariner Real Estate Partners, LLC as Winning Bidder for Equity Interest in $762 Million in Residential and Commercial Acquisition and Development Loans

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 8, 2010
Media Contact:
Greg Hernandez (202) 898-6984
Cell: (202) 340-4922
Email: ghernandez@fdic.gov

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) has closed on a sale of a 40 percent equity interest in a limited liability company (LLC) created to hold assets with an unpaid principal balance of approximately $762 million from 20 failed bank receiverships. The winning bidder of the Multibank Structured Transaction is Mariner Real Estate Partners, LLC, Leawood, Kansas, (Mariner) with a price of 30.93 percent of the unpaid principal balance.

As an equity participant, the FDIC will retain a 60 percent stake in the LLC and share in the returns on the assets. The FDIC offered 1:1 leverage financing and will issue Purchase Money Notes through the LLC in the original principal amount of $109 million. The sale was conducted on a competitive basis with the FDIC receiving a total of eight bids from five bidders for either a 40 percent leveraged ownership interest or a 20 percent unleveraged ownership interest in the newly-formed LLC.

The FDIC as receiver for the failed banks will convey to the LLC a portfolio of approximately 1,062 distressed residential and commercial acquisition and development loans, of which more than 80 percent are delinquent. Collectively, the loans have an unpaid principal balance of $762 million. Fifty-nine percent of the collateral in the portfolio is located in Colorado, Utah, California, Idaho, Nevada, and Washington. As the LLC's managing equity owner, Mariner will manage, service and ultimately dispose of the LLC's assets.

The bid received from Mariner was determined to be the offer that resulted in the greatest net return to the participating receiverships. All of the loans were from banks that failed during the past 25 months.

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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 7,830 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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