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Friday, February 13, 2009: Sherman County Bank, Loup City, Nebraska (with three branches doing business as Howard County Bank) was closed by the Nebraska Department of Banking & Finance. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) was named Receiver.

As of February 12, 2009, Sherman County Bank had total assets of approximately $129.8 million and total deposits of $85.1 million.

The FDIC entered into a purchase and assumption agreement with Heritage Bank, Wood River, Nebraska, to assume all of the deposits of Sherman County Bank

All deposit accounts have been transferred to Heritage Bank and are available immediately. On Tuesday, February 17, 2009, former Sherman County Bank locations reopened as branches of Heritage Bank.

Transferred deposits will be separately insured from any accounts you may already have at Heritage Bank for six months after the failure of Sherman County Bank. All interest accrued through Friday, February 13, 2009, will be paid at your same rate, however Heritage Bank will be reviewing rates.

Heritage Bank
Main Street
Wood River, NE 68883
(308) 583-2262

Heritage Bank will pay the FDIC a premium of six percent. In addition to assuming all of the deposits of Sherman County Bank, Heritage Bank agreed to purchase approximately $21.8 million in assets, comprised mainly of cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities. The FDIC will retain the remaining assets for later disposition.

The FDIC estimates that the cost to the Deposit Insurance Fund will be $28.0 million.

For additional information and assistance contact the FDIC at: 800-823-5346 or go to:

2009 FDIC Insured Failed Banks
Sherman County Bank
734 O Street
Loup City, NE 68853

Established on 1/1/1932 as
Sherman County Bank

Assets: $130 million
Deposits: $85 million
Cost to FDIC: $28 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  Sherman County Bank and have not received a notice, please contact:

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
Receiver: Sherman County Bank
Attention: Claims Department, DRR
1601 Bryan Street
Dallas, Texas  75201

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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 1/1/1932