October 23, 2011 – 4:27 am

Community Banks of Colorado, Greenwood, Colorado, is the 84th FDIC-insured institution to fail in the nation this year. The FDIC estimates that the cost to the Deposit Insurance Fund (DIF) will be $224.9 million.

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) today was appointed receiver for Community Banks of Colorado, Greenwood, Colorado, by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. To protect the depositors, the FDIC entered into a purchase and assumption agreement with Bank Midwest, National Association, Kansas City, Missouri, to assume all of the deposits of Community Banks of Colorado.

The 40 branches of Community Banks of Colorado will reopen during their normal business hours beginning Saturday as branches of Bank Midwest, National Association. Depositors of Community Banks of Colorado will automatically become depositors of Bank Midwest, 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 Community Banks of Colorado should continue to use their existing branch until they receive notice from Bank Midwest, National Association that it has completed systems changes to allow other Bank Midwest, National Association branches to process their accounts as well.

This evening and over the weekend, depositors of Community Banks of Colorado 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, Community Banks of Colorado had approximately $1.38 billion in total assets and $1.33 billion in total deposits. In addition to assuming all of the deposits of the failed bank, Bank Midwest, National Association agreed to purchase essentially all of the assets.

The FDIC and Bank Midwest, National Association entered into a loss-share transaction on $714.2 million of Community Banks of Colorado’s assets. Bank Midwest, 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            1-800-405-1439      . The phone number will be operational this evening until 9:00 p.m., Mountain Daylight Time (MDT); on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., MDT; on Sunday from noon to 6:00 p.m., MDT; and thereafter from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., MDT.

If you should have any further questions please do not hesitate to visit the FDIC webpage for Community Banks of Colorado.