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United Valley Bank, Cavalier, North Dakota, Assumes All of the Deposits of Marshall Bank, National Association, Hallock, Minnesota

January 29, 2010
Media Contact:
David Barr
Phone: (202) 898-6992
Cell: (703) 622-4790

Marshall Bank, National Association, Hallock, Minnesota, 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 United Valley Bank, Cavalier, North Dakota, to assume all of the deposits of Marshall Bank, N.A.

The three branches of Marshall Bank, N.A. will reopen on Monday as branches of United Valley Bank. Depositors of Marshall Bank, N.A. will automatically become depositors of United Valley 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 should continue to use the former Marshall Bank, N.A. branch until they receive notice from United Valley Bank that it has completed systems changes to allow other United Valley Bank branches to process their accounts as well.

This evening and over the weekend, depositors of Marshall Bank, N.A. 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 September 30, 2009, Marshall Bank, N.A. had approximately $59.9 million in total assets and $54.7 million in total deposits. United Valley Bank will pay the FDIC a premium of 7.35 percent to assume all of the deposits of Marshall Bank, N.A. In addition to assuming all of the deposits, United Valley Bank agreed to purchase essentially all of the failed bank's assets.

The FDIC and United Valley Bank entered into a loss-share transaction on $23.9 million of Marshall Bank, N.A.'s assets. United Valley Bank 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:

Customers who have questions about today's transaction can call the FDIC toll-free at 1-800-405-7869. The phone number will be operational this evening until 9:00 p.m., Central Standard Time (CST); on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., CST; on Sunday from noon to 6:00 p.m., CST; and thereafter from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., CST. Interested parties also can visit the FDIC's Web site at

The FDIC estimates that the cost to the Deposit Insurance Fund (DIF) will be $4.1 million. United Valley Bank's acquisition of all the deposits was the "least costly" resolution for the FDIC's DIF compared to all alternatives. Marshall Bank, National Association is the 12th FDIC-insured institution to fail in the nation this year, and the second in Minnesota. The last FDIC-insured institution closed in the state was St. Stephen State Bank, St. Stephen, on January 15, 2010.

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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 8,099 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, by subscription electronically (go to and may also be obtained through the FDIC's Public Information Center (877-275-3342 or 703-562-2200). PR-24-2010

Last Updated 1/29/2010

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