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Failed Bank Information

Information for Horizon Bank, Pine City, MN

  1. Introduction
  2. Press Release
  3. Acquiring Financial Institution
  4. Priority of Claims
  5. Dividend Information
  6. Purchase and Assumption Agreement (7.5 mb PDF File - PDF Help)
  7. Bid Summary
  8. Receivership Termination

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I.  Introduction

On Friday, June 26, 2009, Horizon Bank, Pine City, MN was closed by the Minnesota Department of Commerce, 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-103-2009) 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, excluding certain brokered deposits, have been transferred to Stearns Bank N.A., St. Cloud, MN ("assuming institution") and will be available immediately.  On Saturday, June 27, 2009, the former Horizon Bank locations will reopen as branches of Stearns Bank N.A.

Your transferred deposits will be separately insured from any accounts you may already have at Stearns Bank N.A. for six months after the failure of Horizon Bank. Checks that were drawn on Horizon Bank 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 1-866-954-9531.

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

Stearns Bank N.A. (www.stearns-bank.com)

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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 Horizon Bank

Dividend Information on Failed Financial Institutions

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VIII. Receivership Termination

The FDIC as Receiver for Horizon Bank, Pine CIty, MN, has taken all actions necessary to terminate the Receivership Estate.

The Receiver published a legal notice of intent to terminate the receivership on September 11, 2013.

The Receiver has made all dividend distributions required by law.

Effective December 1, 2013, the Receivership Estate has been terminated, the Receiver was discharged and the Receivership Estate ceased existence as a legal entity.

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Last Updated 02/05/2015 cservicefdicdal@fdic.gov