Citigroup Acquires Most of Wachovia; Not a Failure, FDIC Says

The IRS issued a notice in September 2008 allowing tax breaks to companies that acquire struggling. financial corp. Prodded by FDIC Chairman Sheila Bair, Wachovia agreed on Sept. 29, 2008, to sell.

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The bank did not fail, the FDIC said. FDIC helps in Citigroup’s purchase of. "Wachovia did not fail; rather, it is to be acquired by Citigroup Inc. on an open bank basis with assistance from the FDIC," regulators said in a press statement. Citigroup would grant the FDIC $12 billion in preferred stock and warrants to compensate the FDIC for bearing this risk.

the absence of claims junior to the FDIC may reflect the lack of voice given to these claimants in a bank. the FDIC from control in resolving most bank failures. * Nicholas E. reopen as part of the acquiring bank the following Monday. 14. not consummated as Wells Fargo purchased Wachovia instead.

Wells Fargo & Co. agreed to pay Citigroup Inc. $100 million to settle claims that the San Francisco-based bank improperly won bidding to acquire Wachovia Corp. during. Ambac Financial Group Most.

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CHARLOTTE, N.C.(MCT) – The federal deposit insurance Corp. on Monday morning said Citigroup Inc. will acquire the banking operations of Charlotte-based Wachovia Corp. in a transaction facilitated by the FDIC. All depositors are fully protected and there is expected to be no cost to the federal deposit fund, the FDIC said.

FDIC, Federal Reserve and Treasury Agree to Provide Open Bank Assistance to Protect Depositors. Citigroup Inc. will acquire the banking operations of Wachovia Corporation; Charlotte, North Carolina, in a transaction facilitated by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and concurred with by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve and the Secretary of the Treasury in consultation with.

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The Citigroup offer had come with a backstop from the FDIC, which would cover any losses on Wachovia’s $300 billion loan portfolio beyond the first $42 billion. The Wells offer does not ask for.

Citigroup Acquires Most of Wachovia; "Not a Failure," FDIC Says. Citigroup granted the FDIC $12 billion in preferred stock and warrants to compensate the FDIC for bearing the risk of loss beyond the initial write-off; not surprisingly, shares in Citi were off more than 7 percent in pre-market trading as a result,