This Day On The Street
Continue to site right-arrow
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here
Stocks Under $10 with 50-100% upside potential - 14 days FREE!

PlainsCapital Bank Acquires Edinburg, TX-Based First National Bank

Stocks in this article: HTH

Hilltop Holdings Inc. (NYSE: HTH) announced today that its subsidiary, PlainsCapital Bank, has entered into a purchase and assumption agreement with the FDIC to assume substantially all of the liabilities and purchase substantially all of the assets of Edinburg, TX-based First National Bank. The transaction is structured as a whole bank purchase and assumption agreement with loss share coverage. PlainsCapital Bank assumed all deposits and will open all branches during normal business hours under its name.

Based on April 19, 2013 balances of First National Bank, PlainsCapital Bank purchased at book value approximately $2.6 billion of assets and assumed approximately $2.4 billion of liabilities. Under the terms of this transaction, PlainsCapital Bank assumed all deposits and did not pay a deposit premium to the FDIC. PlainsCapital Bank bid an asset discount of $260 million. This transaction is expected to be immediately accretive to earnings.

The loss share coverage is based on a 3 tranche structure for the covered loans and other real estate owned. The FDIC will reimburse PlainsCapital Bank for 80 percent, 0 percent and 80 percent of the losses it incurs on all covered assets for tranche 1, 2 and 3, respectively.

Hilltop Holdings previously has bid on failed banks through FDIC-assisted transactions, but this is the first successful acquisition. First National Bank’s deposit franchise and expansive branch network allows PlainsCapital Bank to further develop its Texas footprint. This transaction also allows PlainsCapital Bank to enter the Rio Grande Valley, Houston, Corpus Christi, Laredo and El Paso markets, among others.

“The First National Bank transaction provides an extension of PlainsCapital Bank’s franchise into new Texas markets and strengthens our franchise in markets that we are already serving. We previously have bid on other failed bank transactions and are excited about the opportunity we have in our first FDIC-assisted acquisition,” said Jeremy B. Ford, president and CEO of Hilltop Holdings. “We envision a smooth transition for both customers and employees as we integrate First National Bank into PlainsCapital Bank’s strong platform and culture.”

1 of 3

Select the service that is right for you!

Action Alerts PLUS
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer and Stephanie Link actively manage a real portfolio and reveal their money management tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
  • Weekly roundups
TheStreet Quant Ratings
Try it NOW
Only $49.95/yr

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
  • Upgrade/downgrade alerts
Stocks Under $10
Try it NOW

David Peltier, uncovers low dollar stocks with extraordinary upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
  • Weekly roundups
Dividend Stock Advisor
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer's protege, David Peltier, identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Alerts when market news affect the portfolio
  • Bi-weekly updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Real Money Pro
Try it NOW

All of Real Money, plus 15 more of Wall Street's sharpest minds delivering actionable trading ideas, a comprehensive look at the market, and fundamental and technical analysis.

Product Features:
  • Real Money + Doug Kass Plus 15 more Wall Street Pros
  • Intraday commentary & news
  • Ultra-actionable trading ideas
Options Profits
Try it NOW

Our options trading pros provide daily market commentary and over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.

Product Features:
  • 100+ monthly options trading ideas
  • Actionable options commentary & news
  • Real-time trading community
  • Options TV
To begin commenting right away, you can log in below using your Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, OpenID or Yahoo login credentials. Alternatively, you can post a comment as a "guest" just by entering an email address. Your use of the commenting tool is subject to multiple terms of service/use and privacy policies - see here for more details.
Submit an article to us!


DOW 17,778.15 +421.28 2.43%
S&P 500 2,061.23 +48.34 2.40%
NASDAQ 4,748.3960 +104.0840 2.24%

Brokerage Partners

Rates from

  • Mortgage
  • Credit Cards
  • Auto

Free Newsletters from TheStreet

My Subscriptions:

After the Bell

Before the Bell

Booyah! Newsletter

Midday Bell

TheStreet Top 10 Stories

Winners & Losers

Register for Newsletters
Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs