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Hallock bank closed by FDIC Friday

Marshall Bank, National Association, Hallock, Minnesota, was closed Friday 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.