The Board of Directors of the Federal Deposit Insurance
Corporation approved the assumption of all the deposits of Peoples
Bank and Trust, Borger, Texas, by Boatmen's First National Bank of
Amarillo, Amarillo, Texas.
Peoples Bank and Trust was closed by Catherine A. Ghiglieri,
Texas Banking Commissioner, on Friday, May 31, 1996, and the FDIC
was named receiver.
The failed bank's two offices will reopen as branches of
Boatmen's First National on Monday, June 3. Peoples Bank and
Trust's depositors will automatically become depositors of the
Boatmen's First National will assume $24.1 million in about
2,600 deposit accounts and will pay the FDIC a premium of $500,000
for the right to receive the failed bank's deposits and to purchase
$6.9 million in assets. Boatmen's First National will also pay a
premium of $332,000 to purchase an additional $4.3 million in
assets. Peoples Bank and Trust had total assets of $25.3 million.
In a separate agreement, Amarillo National Bank, Amarillo,
Texas, will pay a premium of $440,000 to purchase $4.0 million of
the failed bank's assets from the FDIC.
The FDIC estimates the cost of this transaction to the Bank
Insurance Fund (BIF) to be approximately $2.1 million.
The FDIC notes that its claim on recoveries from the sale of
the failed bank's assets will have priority over non-depositor
creditors of the failed bank.
Peoples Bank and Trust is the second BIF-insured failure in
the U.S. this year, and it is the first failure in Texas since
Plaza Bank, National Association of New Braunfels, New Braunfels,
was closed on October 14, 1993.
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 12,000 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.
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via the World Wide Web at www.fdic.gov or through Gopher at
gopher.fdic.gov. They may also be obtained through the FDIC's Public
Information Center, 801 17th St., N.W., Room 100, Washington, DC