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First Midwest Bank, Itasca, Illinois, Assumes All of the Deposits of First DuPage Bank, Westmont, Illinois

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 23, 2009
Media Contact:
Greg Hernandez
Office: (202) 898-6984
Cell: (202) 340-4922
Email: ghernandez@fdic.gov

First DuPage Bank, Westmont, Illinois, was closed today by the Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation – Division of Banking, which appointed the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) as receiver. To protect the depositors, the FDIC entered into a purchase and assumption agreement with First Midwest Bank, Itasca, Illinois, to assume all of the deposits of First DuPage Bank.

The sole branch of First DuPage Bank will reopen on Saturday as a branch of First Midwest Bank. Depositors of First DuPage Bank will automatically become depositors of First Midwest 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 their existing branches until First Midwest Bank can fully integrate the deposit records of First DuPage Bank.

This evening and over the weekend, depositors of First DuPage Bank 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 July 31, 2009, First DuPage Bank had total assets of $279 million and total deposits of approximately $254 million. First Midwest Bank will pay the FDIC a premium of 0.75 percent to assume all of the deposits of First DuPage Bank. In addition to assuming all of the deposits of the failed bank, First Midwest Bank agreed to purchase essentially all of the assets.

The FDIC and First Midwest Bank entered into a loss-share transaction on approximately $247 million of First DuPage Bank's assets. First Midwest Bank will share in the losses on the asset pools covered under the loss-share agreement. The loss-sharing arrangement is projected to maximize returns on the assets covered by keeping them in the private sector. The agreement also is expected to minimize disruptions for loan customers. For more information on loss share, please visit: http://www.fdic.gov/bank/individual/failed/lossshare/index.html.

Customers who have questions about today's transaction can call the FDIC toll-free at 1-800-450-5417. The phone number will be operational this evening until 9:00 p.m., Central Daylight Time (CDT); on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., CDT; on Sunday from noon to 6:00 p.m., CDT; and thereafter from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., CDT. Interested parties can also visit the FDIC's Web site at http://www.fdic.gov/bank/individual/failed/firstdupage.html.

The FDIC estimates that the cost to the Deposit Insurance Fund (DIF) will be $59 million. First Midwest Bank's acquisition of all the deposits was the "least costly" resolution for the FDIC's DIF compared to alternatives. First DuPage Bank is the 106th FDIC-insured institution to fail in the Nation this year, and the seventeenth in Illinois. The last FDIC-insured institution closed in the state was Corus Bank, Chicago, on September 11, 2009.

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Congress created the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation in 1933 to restore public confidence in the nation's banking system. The FDIC insures deposits at the nation's 8,195 banks and savings associations and it promotes the safety and soundness of these institutions by identifying, monitoring and addressing risks to which they are exposed. The FDIC receives no federal tax dollars – insured financial institutions fund its operations.

FDIC press releases and other information are available on the Internet at www.fdic.gov, by subscription electronically (go to www.fdic.gov/about/subscriptions/index.html) and may also be obtained through the FDIC's Public Information Center (877-275-3342 or 703-562-2200). PR-192-2009




Last Updated 10/26/2009 communications@fdic.gov