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Failed Bank Information
Information for Security Bank of Houston County, Perry, GA
  1. Introduction
  2. Press Release
  3. Acquiring Financial Institution
  4. Question and Answer Guide
  5. Banking Services
  6. Loan Customers
  7. Possible Claims Against the Failed Institution
  8. Priority of Claims
  9. Dividend Information
  10. Brokered Deposits
  11. Purchase and Assumption Agreement (806 kb PDF File - PDF Help)
  12. Bid Summary
  13. Security Bank of Houston County Contact Information
  14. Balance Sheet Summary
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I.  Introduction
On July 24, 2009, Security Bank of Houston County, Perry, GA was closed by the Georgia Department of Banking and Finance, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) was named Receiver.  No advance notice is given to the public when a financial institution is closed.

The FDIC has assembled useful information regarding your relationship with this institution.  Besides a checking account, you may have Certificates of Deposit, a car loan, a business checking account, a commercial loan, a Social Security direct deposit, and other relationships with the institution.  The FDIC has compiled the following information, which should answer many of your questions.

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II.  Press Release
The FDIC has issued a press release (PR-130-2009) about the institution's closure.  If you represent a media outlet and would like information about the closure, please contact David Barr at 202-898-6992.
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III.  Acquiring Financial Institution
All deposit accounts have been transferred to State Bank and Trust Company, Pinehurst, GA ("assuming institution") and will be available immediately.  The former Security Bank of Houston County locations will reopen during regular business hours as branches of State Bank and Trust Company.

Your transferred deposits will be separately insured from any accounts you may already have at State Bank and Trust Company for six months after the failure of Security Bank of Houston County. Checks that were drawn on Security Bank of Houston County 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 regarding deposit insurance by calling 1-800-822-7182.

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 State Bank and Trust Company as long as the deposits are not pledged as collateral for loans. You may view more information about State Bank and Trust Company by visiting their web site.

State Bank and Trust Company (www.statebankga.com)

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V.  Banking Services
The Automated Teller Machines (ATM) and online service will remain available.

During regular business hours, you may continue to use the services to which you previously had access, such as, safe deposit boxes, night deposit boxes, wire services, etc.

Your checks will be processed as usual.  All outstanding checks will be paid against your available balance(s) as if no change had occurred.  Your new bank will contact you soon regarding any changes in the terms of your account.  If you have a problem with a merchant refusing to accept your check, please contact your branch office.  An account representative will clear up any confusion about the validity of your checks.

All interest accrued through July 24, 2009, will be paid at your same rate.  State Bank and Trust Company will be reviewing rates and notify you if interest rates will change.  You will be notified of any changes.

Your automatic direct deposit(s) and/or automatic withdrawal(s) will be transferred automatically to your new bank.  If you have any questions or special requests, you may contact a representative of your assuming institution at your branch office.

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VI.  Loan Customers
If you had a loan with Security Bank of Houston County, you should continue to make your payments as usual.  The terms of your loan will not change under the terms of the loan contract, because they are contractually agreed to in your promissory note. Checks should be made payable as usual and sent to the same address until further notice. If you have further questions regarding an existing loan, please contact your loan officer.

For all questions regarding new loans and the lending policies of State Bank and Trust Company, please contact your branch office.

Please see A Borrower’s Guide to an FDIC Insured Bank Failure for additional information.

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VII.  Possible Claims Against the Failed Institution

If you or your company provided a service or product, leased space, furniture, or equipment to Security Bank of Houston County Bank after Friday July 24, 2009 and have not been paid you do not have a claim against Security Bank of Houston County. Please follow your normal billing procedures by providing an invoice as instructed.

Claims against failed financial institutions occur when bills sent to the institution remain unpaid at the time of failure. If you or your company provided a service or product, leased space, furniture, or equipment to Security Bank of Houston County Bank prior to Friday July 24, 2009 and have not been paid you may be entitled to a claim against the bank. If you provided a product to or a service for Security Bank of Houston County prior to the bank's failure for which you have not been paid and you have not received communication, contact:

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
Receiver:   Security Bank of Houston County
1601 Bryan Street
Dallas, TX 75201
Attention: Claims Agent

Please note:  There are time limits for filing a claim, your claim must be filed on or before 10/28/2009.

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VIII.  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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IX.  Dividend Information
Dividend History on Security Bank of Houston County

Dividend Information on Failed Financial Institutions

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X.  Brokered Deposits
The FDIC offers a reference guide to deposit brokers acting as agents for their investor clientele.  This site outlines the FDIC's policies and procedures that must be followed by deposit brokers when filing for pass-through insurance coverage on custodial accounts deposited in a failed FDIC Insured Institution.

Deposit Broker's Processing Guide

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