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Failed Bank Information

Information for Alabama Trust Bank, National Association, Sylacauga, AL

  1. Introduction
  2. Press Release
  3. Acquiring Financial Institution
  4. Priority of Claims
  5. Dividend Information
  6. Purchase and Assumption Agreement (4.17 mb PDF File - PDF Help)
  7. Bid Summary
  8. Receivership Termination

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I. Introduction

On Friday, May 18, 2012, Alabama Trust Bank, National Association (N.A.), Sylacauga, AL was closed by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, 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 is deemed terminated.

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II. Press Release

The FDIC has issued a press release (PR-057-2012) about the institution's closure. If you represent a media outlet and would like information about the closure, please contact Greg Hernandez at 1-202-898-6984.

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III. Acquiring Financial Institution

All deposit accounts, excluding certain brokered deposits, have been transferred to Southern States Bank, Anniston, AL ("assuming institution") and will be available immediately.  The former Alabama Trust Bank, N.A. location will reopen as a branch of Southern States Bank during regular business hours.

Your transferred deposits will be separately insured from any accounts you may already have at Southern States Bank for six months after the failure of Alabama Trust Bank, N.A. Checks that were drawn on Alabama Trust Bank, N.A. 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 by calling 1-800-405-8124.

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 Southern States Bank as long as the deposits are not pledged as collateral for loans. You may view more information about Southern States Bank by visiting their web site.

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IV. 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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V. Dividend Information

Dividend History on Alabama Trust Bank

Dividend Information on Failed Financial Institutions

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VIII. Receivership Termination

The FDIC as Receiver for Alabama Trust Bank, N.A., Sylacauga, AL, has taken all actions necessary to terminate the Receivership Estate.

The Receiver published a legal notice of intent to terminate the receivership in the Federal Register on November 7, 2014.

The Receiver has made all dividend distributions required by law.

Effective February 1, 2015, the Receivership Estate has been terminated, the Receiver was discharged and the Receivership Estate ceased existence as a legal entity.

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