Georgia and California contributed four of the five
new bank failures last week, widening their lead over other U.S. states in the past two years.
All 70 bank failures since the beginning of 2008 are detailed on
TheStreet.com's interactive bank failure map:
Georgia leads all states with 14 bank or thrift failures during 2008 and 2009, followed by
California with 11 failures, Illinois with seven,
Florida with five and Nevada with four.
Georgia state regulators closed
Community Bank of West Georgia
of Villa Rica and
Neighborhood Community Bank
of Newnan on Friday.
of West Point, Ga. agreed to purchase all of Neighborhood Community's branches and deposits, but the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. was unable to find a buyer for Community Bank. There were an estimated $1.1 million in uninsured deposits at the failed institution.
California regulators shuttered
of Irvine and
of Los Angeles. The FDIC was named receiver in both cases and sold MetroPacific's branches and retail deposits to
of Tustin, Calif. The agency sold Mirae's branches and deposits to
Wilshire State Bank
of Los Angeles, a subsidiary of
Minnesota regulators closed
of Pine City and the FDIC sold all of the failed bank's deposits and branches to
Stearns Bank NA
of St. Cloud, Minn.
All five failed banks were included in
recent list of 89
undercapitalized banks and thrifts
Large bank holding companies that have acquired failed institutions during 2008 and 2009 include
, which acquired
, the largest bank or thrift ever to fail in the U.S.,
Fifth Third Bancorp
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