Bank Failure #36: Citizens National Bank Closed by Regulators

Another announcement of another bank failure. It is the second Illinois closure announced on Friday.

From FDIC: Citizens National Bank, Macomb, Illinois, 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 Morton Community Bank, Morton, Illinois, to assume all of the deposits of Citizens National Bank, excluding those from brokers.

As of May 13, 2009, Citizens National Bank had total assets of $437 million and total deposits of approximately $400 million. Morton Community Bank agreed to purchase approximately $240 million of assets. The FDIC will retain the remaining assets for later disposition.

The FDIC estimates that the cost to the Deposit Insurance Fund (DIF) will be $106 million. Morton Community Bank’s acquisition of all the deposits was the “least costly” resolution for the FDIC’s DIF compared to alternatives.

Citizens National Bank is the 36th bank to fail this year, and the fifth in Illinois.

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