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NR 2009-130
Contact: Kevin M. Mukri
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OCC Appoints Receiver for Pacific National Bank

WASHINGTON — The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) today appointed the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) as receiver for Pacific National Bank, San Francisco, California. As of June 30, 2009, the Bank had approximately $2.1 billion of total assets.

The OCC acted after finding that the Bank had incurred losses, including substantial losses attributable to write-downs on its investments in GSE securities that will deplete all or substantially all of its capital, that the Bank had experienced substantial dissipation of assets and earnings due to unsafe and unsound practices, 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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