FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 11, 2009
Contact: Kevin M. Mukri
OCC Appoints Receiver for Corus Bank, N.A.
WASHINGTON — The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) today appointed the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) as receiver for Corus Bank, National Association, Chicago, Illinois. As of June 30, 2009, the bank had approximately $7 billion of total assets.
The OCC acted after finding that the bank had experienced substantial dissipation of assets and earnings due to unsafe and unsound practices. The OCC also found that the bank incurred losses that depleted its capital, the bank is critically undercapitalized, and there is no reasonable prospect that the bank will become adequately capitalized without Federal assistance.
The FDIC will release information about the resolution of the bank.
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