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CORRECT: TREASURY DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES $432.8M IN PROCEEDS


(The following press release from the U.S. Treasury Department was received by e-mail. The sender verified the statement.)

Treasury Building *U.S. Treasury Department **Office of Public Affairs*

*FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 15, 2013*

*CONTACT: Treasury Public Affairs (202) 622-2960*

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*"**This press release is being re-issued to reflect the correct price per share at which First Southwest Bancorporation Inc.’s Fixed Rate Cumulative Perpetual Preferred Stock, Series B is being sold.**"*

*CORRECTED: TREASURY DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES $432.8 MILLION IN PROCEEDS FROM PRICING OF AUCTIONS OF PREFERRED STOCK AND SUBORDINATED DEBT OF SEVEN FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS*

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"Auctions Part of Treasury’s Continued Efforts to Wind Down TARP’s Bank Programs"

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"Proceeds Deliver Additional Profit for Taxpayers on TARP’s Bank Programs"

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*WASHINGTON –* As part of the strategy it outlined for winding down its remaining Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) bank investments, the U.S. Department of the Treasury announced that it priced auctions of preferred stock and subordinated debt (the “CPP Securities”) in the following seven institutions at the following prices:

*_Issuer and Security_*

*Price per share*** or per $1,000 aggregate principal _amount_**__*

*Number of shares** or aggregate principal amount _to be_**_ sold_***

*Aggregate _Gross Proceeds_*

*Alliance Bancshares, Inc., Dalton, GA***

Fixed Rate Cumulative Preferred Stock, Series A

$956.61

2,986

$2,856,437.46

Fixed Rate Cumulative Preferred Stock, Series B

1,100.00

149

163,900.00

3,020,337.46

*AmFirst Financial Services, Inc., McCook, NE***

7.7% Senior Subordinated Securities due 2039

960.00

$5,000,000.00

4,800,000.00

13.8% Senior Subordinated Securities due 2039

1,050.00

$250,000.00

262,500.00

5,062,500.00

*First Southwest Bancorporation, Inc., Alamosa, CO*

Fixed Rate Cumulative Perpetual Preferred Stock, Series A

900.02

5,500

4,950,110.00

Fixed Rate Cumulative Perpetual Preferred Stock, Series B

925.02

275

254,380.50

* *

5,204,490.50

*Flagstar Bancorp, Inc., Troy, MI*

Fixed Rate Cumulative Perpetual Preferred Stock, Series C

911.50

266,657

243,057,855.50

*Old Second Bancorp, Inc., Aurora, IL*

Fixed Rate Cumulative Perpetual Preferred Stock, Series B

377.02

2,972

1,120,503.44

*Stonebridge Financial Corp., West Chester, PA*

Fixed Rate Cumulative Perpetual Preferred Stock, Series C

173.53

10,973

1,904,144.69

Fixed Rate Cumulative Perpetual Preferred Stock, Series D

298.84

549

164,063.16

2,068,207.85

*United Community Banks, Inc., Blairsville, GA*

Fixed Rate Cumulative Preferred Stock, Series B

962.50

180,000

173,250,00.00

*Reflects a liquidation preference of $1,000 per share.

The aggregate gross proceeds to Treasury from the auctions are expected to be approximately $432.8 million.

“Today's results further support our wind down of TARP and community banks in their efforts to replace temporary government support with private capital,” said Assistant Secretary for Financial Stability Timothy G. Massad. “These auctions continue to have high demand and remain an important part of our overall strategy.”

TARP’s bank programs have already earned a significant profit for taxpayers. Including the expected proceeds from the transactions announced today, Treasury has now recovered $270 billion from TARP’s bank programs through repayments, dividends, interest, and other income – compared to the $245 billion initially invested. Each additional dollar recovered from TARP’s bank programs is an additional dollar of profit for taxpayers.

The vast majority of the $270 billion in funds recovered to date are from repayments at par, as well as dividends, interest, and sales of warrants. Proceeds from CPP preferred stock auctions comprise less than one percent (approximately $3 billion) of that overall total ($270 billion).

These auctions are part of the strategy that Treasury outlined in May 2012 for winding down its remaining TARP bank investments in a way that protects taxpayer interests and preserves the strength of our nation’s community banks. Treasury indicated that it intends to use a combination of repayments, restructurings, and sales to manage and recover those remaining investments.

The closings for the auctions are expected to occur on or about March 27 and March 28, 2013, subject to customary closing conditions. The offerings were priced through modified Dutch auctions. 

The CPP Securities sold in the auction have not been and will not be registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the Act), and may not be offered or sold in the United States or to, or for the benefit of, U.S. persons absent registration under, or an applicable exemption from, the registration requirements of the Act and applicable state securities law. The CPP Securities were offered only to (1) domestic “qualified institutional buyers” as defined in Rule 144A under the Act, (2) certain domestic institutional “accredited investors” as defined in Rule 501(a) under the Act that have total assets of not less than $25,000,000 and (3) in certain cases, certain directors and executive officers of the respective issuers of the CPP Securities. This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy the CPP Securities, and shall not constitute an offer, solicitation or sale in any jurisdiction in which, or to any persons to whom, such offering, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.

For more details on Treasury’s lifetime cost estimates for TARP programs, please visit Treasury’s Monthly 105(a) Report to Congress on TARP at this link [ http://www.treasury.gov/initiatives/financial-stability/briefing-room/reports/10 5/Pages/default.aspx ].

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