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Each depositor insured to at least $250,000 per insured bank

Failed Bank Information

Information for Polk County Bank, Johnston, IA

  1. Introduction
  2. Press Release
  3. Acquiring Financial Institution
  4. Priority of Claims
  5. Dividend Information
  6. Purchase and Assumption Agreement (4.00 mb PDF File - PDF Help)
  7. Bid Summary
  8. Receivership Termination

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I.  Introduction

On Friday, November 18, 2011, Polk County Bank, Johnston, IA was closed by the Iowa Division 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 is deemed terminated.

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II.  Press Release

The FDIC has issued a press release (PR-180-2011) 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, including brokered deposits, have been transferred to Grinnell State Bank, Grinnell, IA ("assuming institution") and will be available immediately.  The former Polk County Bank locations will reopen as branches of Grinnell State Bank during regular business hours.

Your transferred deposits will be separately insured from any accounts you may already have at Grinnell State Bank for six months after the failure of Polk County Bank. Checks that were drawn on Polk County Bank that did not clear before the institution closed will be honored as long as there are sufficient funds in the account.  For more information on deposit insurance, you may speak to an FDIC representative by calling 1-800-331-6306 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 Grinnell State Bank as long as the deposits are not pledged as collateral for loans. You may view more information about Grinnell State 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 Polk County Bank

Dividend Information on Failed Financial Institutions

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VIII. Receivership Termination

The FDIC as Receiver for Polk County Bank, Johnston, IA, 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 June 17, 2015.

The Receiver has made all dividend distributions required by law.

Effective November 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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