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Failed Bank Information

Information for CommunitySouth Bank and Trust, Easley, SC

  1. Introduction
  2. Press Release
  3. Acquiring Financial Institution
  4. Priority of Claims
  5. Dividend Information
  6. Purchase and Assumption Agreement - PDF 8.50Mb
  7. Bid Summary
  8. Receivership Termination

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I.  Introduction

On Friday, January 21, 2011, CommunitySouth Bank and Trust, Easley, SC was closed by the South Carolina State Board of Financial Institutions, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) was then named Receiver. As Receiver, the FDIC is charged with winding up the business affairs of the failed financial institution. This includes the disposition of assets and liabilities of the failed financial institution and payment of dividends to approved creditors in order of priority.

The FDIC, as Receiver, has taken all necessary actions to conclude the affairs of the failed financial institution, made all dividend distributions as required by law and the receivership is deemed terminated.

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II.  Press Release

The FDIC has issued a press release (PR-011-2011) about the institution's closure. If you represent a media outlet and would like information about the closure, please contact Greg Hernandez at 1-202-898-6984.

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III.  Acquiring Financial Institution

All deposit accounts, excluding certain brokered deposits, have been transferred to CertusBank, National Association (N.A.), Easley, SC ("assuming institution") and will be available immediately.  The former CommunitySouth Bank and Trust locations will reopen as branches of CertusBank, N.A. during regular business hours.

Your transferred deposits will be separately insured from any accounts you may already have at CertusBank, N.A. for six months after the failure of CommunitySouth Bank and Trust. Checks that were drawn on CommunitySouth Bank and Trust that did not clear before the institution closed will be honored as long as there are sufficient funds in the account. If you have questions about your account(s) transferred to the assuming bank, you may speak to an FDIC representative by calling 1-800-405-8124.

For general questions about FDIC deposit insurance coverage, please call 1-877-275-3342 or visit EDIE, the FDIC's Electronic Deposit Insurance Estimator.

EDIE - FDIC's Electronic Deposit Insurance Estimator

You may withdraw your funds from any transferred account without an early withdrawal penalty until you enter into a new deposit agreement with CertusBank, N.A. as long as the deposits are not pledged as collateral for loans.

CertusBank, N.A. self-liquidated on 11/2/2015 and accounts were transitioned to new financial institutions. The South Carolina branches of Certus Bank, N.A. were transferred to BNC Bank.

On June 16, 2017, BNC merged with Pinnacle Bank.

You can contact Pinnacle Bank:

150 3rd Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37201

Pinnacle Bank (

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IV.  Priority of Claims

In accordance with Federal law, allowed claims will be paid, after administrative expenses, in the following order of priority:

  1. Depositors
  2. General Unsecured Creditors
  3. Subordinated Debt
  4. Stockholders

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V.  Dividend Information

Dividend History on CommunitySouth Bank and Trust

Dividend Information on Failed Financial Institutions

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VIII. Receivership Termination

The FDIC as Receiver for CommunitySouth Bank and Trust, Easley, SC, has taken all actions necessary to terminate the Receivership Estate.

The Receiver published a legal notice of intent to terminate the receivership in the Federal Register on January 15, 2016.

The Receiver has made all dividend distributions required by law.

Effective June 1, 2016, the Receivership Estate has been terminated, the Receiver was discharged and the Receivership Estate ceased existence as a legal entity.

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