Crescent Bank and Trust Company, Jasper, Georgia, Collapses

July 23, 2010 –Crescent Bank and Trust Company – Banking Failure #98

See analysis of this week’s bank closings at – Banking Failures Hit 103 As Regulators Close Seven More Banks

FDICCrescent Bank and Trust Company, Jasper, Georgia, was closed today by the Georgia Department of Banking & Finance, which appointed the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) as receiver. To protect the depositors, the FDIC entered into a purchase and assumption agreement with Renasant Bank, Tupelo, Mississippi, to assume all of the deposits of Crescent Bank and Trust Company.

The 11 branches of Crescent Bank and Trust Company will reopen under normal business hours beginning Saturday as branches of Renasant Bank. Depositors of Crescent Bank and Trust Company will automatically become depositors of Renasant 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.

As of March 31, 2010, Crescent Bank and Trust Company had approximately $1.01 billion in total assets and $965.7 million in total deposits. Renasant Bank will pay the FDIC a premium of 1.0 percent to assume all of the deposits of Crescent Bank and Trust Company. In addition to assuming all of the deposits of the failed bank, Renasant Bank agreed to purchase essentially all of the assets.

The FDIC and Renasant Bank entered into a loss-share transaction on $617.4 million of Crescent Bank and Trust Company’s assets. Renasant 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.

The FDIC estimates that the cost to the Deposit Insurance Fund (DIF) will be $242.4 million. Compared to other alternatives, Renasant Bank’s acquisition was the least costly resolution for the FDIC’s DIF. Crescent Bank and Trust Company is the 98th FDIC-insured institution to fail in the nation this year, and the tenth in Georgia. The last FDIC-insured institution closed in the state was First National Bank, Savannah, on June 25, 2010.

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