August 19, 2011 – 3:56 pm

Lydian Private Bank, Palm Beach, Florida, is the 66th FDIC-insured institution to fail in the nation in 2011. The agency estimates that the cost to the Deposit Insurance Fund (DIF) will be $293.2 million.

Lydian Private Bank, Palm Beach, Florida, was closed today by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, which appointed the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) as receiver. To protect the depositors, the FDIC entered into a purchase and assumption agreement with Sabadell United Bank, National Association, Miami, Florida, to assume all of the deposits of Lydian Private Bank.

The five branches of Lydian Private Bank will reopen on Monday as branches of Sabadell United Bank, National Association. Depositors of Lydian Private Bank will automatically become depositors of Sabadell United Bank, National Association. Deposits will continue to be insured by the FDIC, so there is no need for customers to change their banking relationship in order to retain their deposit insurance coverage up to applicable limits. Customers of Lydian Private Bank should continue to use their existing branch until they receive notice from Sabadell United Bank, National Association that it has completed systems changes to allow other Sabadell United Bank, National Association branches to process their accounts as well.

This evening and over the weekend, depositors of Lydian Private Bank can access their money by writing checks or using ATM or debit cards. Checks drawn on the bank will continue to be processed. Loan customers should continue to make their payments as usual.

As of June 30, 2011, Lydian Private Bank had approximately $1.70 billion in total assets and $1.24 billion in total deposits. In addition to assuming all of the deposits of the failed bank, Sabadell United Bank, National Association agreed to purchase essentially all of the assets.

The FDIC and Sabadell United Bank, National Association entered into a loss-share transaction on $907.1 million of Lydian Private Bank’s assets. Sabadell United Bank, National Association will share in the losses on the asset pools covered under the loss-share agreement. The loss-share transaction is projected to maximize returns on the assets covered by keeping them in the private sector. The transaction also is expected to minimize disruptions for loan customers. For more information on loss share, please visit: http://www.fdic.gov/bank/individual/failed/lossshare/index.html.

Customers with questions about today’s transaction should call the FDIC toll-free at 1-800-523-0640. The phone number will be operational this evening until 9:00 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time (EDT); on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., EDT; on Sunday from noon to 6:00 p.m., EDT; and thereafter from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., EDT.

If you should have any further questions please do not hesitate to visit the FDIC web page for Lydian Private Bank.