NEW YORK (
) -- State regulators late Friday afternoon closed
Montgomery Bank & Trust
of Ailey, Ga., bringing this year's total number of bank failures to 32.
The failed bank was previously included in
Bank Watch List
institutions, based on regulatory data provided by
Thomson Reuters Bank Insight
After Montgomery Bank & Trust had $173.6 million in total assets and $164.4 million in deposits when it failed. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. was appointed receiver and sold the failed institution's retail deposits to
of Moultrie, Ga., which is a subsidiary of
(ABCB - Get Report)
Customers with deposit accounts opened through brokers will need to contact their brokers for more information, since the FDIC pays brokers directly.
Ameris Bank also agreed to purchase roughly $12.4 million of the failed bank's assets, with the FDIC retaining the rest for later disposition.
The failed bank's two offices were set to reopen Monday as branches of Ameris Bank. The FDIC estimated that the cost of Montgomery Bank & Trust's failure to the deposit insurance fund would be $75.2 million.
Montgomery Bank & Trust was the sixth Georgia institution to fail this year. There were 23 bank failures in Georgia during 2011.
leads all states with 79 bank failures since the beginning of 2008, followed by
, with 62 bank closures,
, with 51, and
, with 39 bank and thrift failures.
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Written by Philip van Doorn in Jupiter, Fla.