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Founders Bank, Worth, IL

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July 2, 2009: Founders Bank, Worth, IL was closed by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Banking. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) was named Receiver. 

As of April 30, 2009, Founders Bank had total assets of $962.5 million and total deposits of approximately $848.9 million.

The FDIC entered into a purchase and assumption agreement with The PrivateBank and Trust Company, Chicago, Illinois, to assume all of the deposits of Founders Bank. All deposit accounts have been transferred to The PrivateBank and are available immediately. On Monday, July 6, 2009, the eleven former Founders Bank locations will reopen as branches of The PrivateBank and Trust Company.

Transferred deposits will be separately insured from any accounts you may already have at The PrivateBank and Trust Company for six months after the failure of Founders Bank. All interest accrued through Thursday, July 2, 2009, will be paid at your same rate; however The PrivateBank and Trust Company will be reviewing rates.

The PrivateBank and Trust Company
70 West Madison - Suite 200
Chicago, IL 60602
800 662.7748

The PrivateBank and Trust Company paid a premium of 1.5 percent to acquire all of the deposits of the failed bank. In addition to assuming all of the deposits of the failed bank, The PrivateBank and Trust Company agreed to purchase approximately $888.4 million of assets. The FDIC will retain the remaining assets for later disposition. The FDIC and The PrivateBank and Trust Company entered into a loss-share transaction on approximately $617 million of Founder's assets.

The FDIC estimates that the cost to the Deposit Insurance Fund (DIF) will be $188.5 million.

For additional information and assistance contact the FDIC at: 1-800-523-8177; or go to:

2009 FDIC Insured Failed Banks
Founders Bank
6825 West 111th Street
Worth, IL 60482

Established on 6/3/1961 as
First State Bank Of Worth

Assets: $963 million
Deposits: $849 million
Cost to FDIC: $188.5 million



Creditor Claims: Claims against failed financial institutions occur when bills sent to the institution remain unpaid at the time of failure. Shortly after the failure, the FDIC sends notices directly to all known service providers to explain the claim filing process. If you provided a service for Founders Bank and have not received a notice, please contact:

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
Receiver: Founders Bank
1601 Bryan Street
Dallas, Texas  75201
Attention: Claim Agent

Consumer Alert

Unclaimed FDIC Insured Deposits

Note: There are time limits on claims of FDIC-insured bank accounts, CDs and safe deposit boxes ...

If an insured depositor fails to make a claim an insured or transferred deposit within 18 months after the FDIC initiates the payment of insured deposits, the transferee institution must refund the deposit to the FDIC, and all rights of the depositor against the transferee institution are barred.

The FDIC then remits the insured deposit to the custody of the unclaimed property administrator in the account owner's home state, unless that state declines to accept custody. Upon delivery, the FDIC is deemed to have made payment to the depositor, and all rights of the depositor against the FDIC are barred.

Most states allow claims in perpetuity, but there's a reversion clause. If a depositor does not claim the deposit delivered to the custody of the State within 10 years of the date of delivery, the deposit must then immediately be refunded to FDIC, and all rights of the depositor against the state are barred.

It's important to note that If a state declines to accept custody of the deposit - which they sometimes do - the depositor must claim the funds from the FDIC before the receivership is terminated, or all rights of the depositor with respect to the deposit are barred. Dividends for credits arising from uninsured portions of a deposit may, however, be claimed after the receivership is terminated if a dividend check was returned by the post office for a bad address.

Be aware that due to the number of mergers and acquisitions in the banking industry over the years, it is possible you or a deceased family member might well have an account at a failed bank and not know it. Additionally, unclaimed safe deposit boxes at closed branches may be drilled and the contents sold at auction just weeks after closing, so prompt action is advised.  For assistance go to: Unclaimed Account Search

History: Established on 6/3/1961 as First State Bank Of Worth
08/23/1973 - Changed name to Worth Bank And Trust
06/01/1998 - Changed name to Founders Bank
06/01/1998 - Acquired Mount Greenwood Bank
06/01/1998 - Tri-county Bank of Minooka, Illinois