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Failed Bank Information
Bank Closing Information for Bank of Sierra Blanca, Sierra Blanca, TX
  1. Introduction
  2. Press Release
  3. Acquiring Financial Institution
  4. Priority of Claims
  5. Dividend Information
  6. Receivership Termination
I.  Introduction
On January 18, 2002, Bank of Sierra Blanca was closed by the Texas Department of Banking, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) was named Receiver. As Receiver, the FDIC is charged with winding up the business affairs of the failed financial institution. This includes the disposition of assets and liabilities of the failed financial institution and payment of dividends to approved creditors in order of priority.

The FDIC, as Receiver, has taken all necessary actions to conclude the affairs of the failed financial institution, made all dividend distributions as required by law and the receivership estate is deemed terminated.
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II.  Press Release
The FDIC has issued a press release about the institutionís closure.  If you represent a media outlet and would like information about the closure, please contact the FDIC Public Affairs Office at (202) 898-6993.
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III.  Acquiring Financial Institution
All insured deposit accounts have been transferred to The Security State Bank of Pecos, Pecos, TX and were available as usual during regular business hours. The new branch was named: TransPecos Banks, Sierra Blanca. The location of the branch is:

Sierra Blanca Road and State Highway 1111
Sierra Blanca, TX

Phone: (915) 445-9000
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IV.  Priority of Claims

The dividend process is complete. In accordance with Federal law, allowed claims are 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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V.  Dividend Information
Dividend History on Bank of Sierra Blanca

Dividend Information on Failed Financial Institutions
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VI.  Receivership Termination
The FDIC as Receiver for Bank of Sierra Blanca has taken all actions necessary to terminate the Receivership Estate.

The Receiver published legal notice of intent to terminate the receivership in the Van Horn (TX) Advocate on August 7, 2003.

The Receiver has made all dividend distributions required by law.

Effective February 1, 2004, the Receivership Estate has been terminated, the Receiver discharged and the Receivership Estate has ceased to exist as a legal entity.
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