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NR 2011-100
Contact: Dean DeBuck
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OCC Appoints Receiver for BankMeridian, NA, Columbia, South Carolina

WASHINGTON — The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) today appointed the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) as receiver for BankMeridian, N.A., Columbia, South Carolina.  As of March 31, 2011, the bank had approximately $239.8 million in total assets.

The OCC acted after finding that the bank had experienced substantial dissipation of assets and earnings due to unsafe or unsound practices.  The OCC also found that the bank incurred losses that depleted its capital, the bank is critically undercapitalized, and there is no reasonable prospect that the bank will become adequately capitalized without federal assistance.

The FDIC will release information about the resolution of the bank.

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