The Bank of Commerce, Wood Dale, Illinois was closed today by the Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation-Division of Banking, which appointed the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) as receiver. To protect the depositors, the FDIC entered into a purchase and assumption agreement with Advantage National Bank Group, Elk Grove Village, Illinois, to assume all of the deposits of The Bank of Commerce.
The sole office of The Bank of Commerce will reopen during normal business hours beginning Saturday. The failed bank will operate as a branch of Advantage National Bank Group. Depositors of The Bank of Commerce will automatically become depositors of the assuming bank. Deposits will continue to be insured by the FDIC, so there is no need for customers to change their banking relationship in order to retain their deposit insurance coverage up to applicable limits. Customers of The Bank of Commerce should continue to use their existing branch until they receive notice from Advantage National Bank Group that it has completed systems changes to allow other Advantage National Bank Group branches to process their accounts as well.
This evening and over the weekend, depositors of The Bank of Commerce 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, 2010, The Bank of Commerce had approximately $163.1 million in total assets and $161.4 million in total deposits. In addition to paying a premium of 0.10% to assume all of the deposits of the failed bank, Advantage National Bank Group agreed to purchase essentially all of the failed bank's assets.
The FDIC and Advantage National Bank Group entered into a loss-share transaction on $145.7 million of The Bank of Commerce's assets. Advantage National Bank Group 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 1-800-591-2916. The phone number will be operational this evening until 9:00 p.m., Central Daylight Time (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 also can visit the FDIC's Web site at http://www.fdic.gov/bank/individual/failed/bankofcommerce.html.
As part of this transaction, the FDIC will acquire a value appreciation instrument. This instrument serves as additional consideration for the transaction.
The FDIC estimates that the cost to the Deposit Insurance Fund (DIF) will be $41.9 million. Compared to other alternatives, Advantage National Bank Group's acquisition was the least costly resolution for the FDIC's DIF. The Bank of Commerce is the 26th FDIC-insured institution to fail in the nation this year, and the third in Illinois. The last FDIC-insured institution closed in the state was Valley Community Bank, St. Charles, on February 25, 2011.
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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 7,657 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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