Form 8-K




Washington, D.C. 20549






Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): March 5, 2010



First Citizens BancShares, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


Delaware    001-16715    56-1528994

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)



File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification Number)

  4300 Six Forks Road; Raleigh, North Carolina    27609   
  (Address of principal executive offices)    (Zip Code)   

Registrant’s phone number including area code: 919/716-7000

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:


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Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement


Item 2.01 Completion of an Acquisition or Disposition of Assets

On March 5, 2010, Registrant’s wholly-owned subsidiary First-Citizens Bank & Trust Company (FCB) entered into an agreement with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) to purchase substantially all the assets and assume the majority of the liabilities of Sun American Bank (Sun American) of Boca Raton, Florida at a discount of $69.4 million, with no deposit premium. The FDIC serves as Receiver of the institution. The Purchase and Assumption Agreement with the FDIC is attached hereto as Exhibit 2.1. The loans and other real estate purchased by FCB are covered by loss share agreements between the FDIC and FCB which provide protection against losses to FCB. Under the terms of the loss share agreements, the FDIC will reimburse FCB for 80 percent of net losses incurred up to the stated threshold of $99.0 million, and 95 percent of net losses exceeding the stated threshold.

At December 31, 2009, Sun American reported total assets of $535.7 million, loans of $424.1 million and total deposits of $443.5 million.

Estimates of the anticipated effects of the acquisition on the financial condition, liquidity, capital resources and operating results of FCB will be available after the FDIC provides final information for the assets purchased and liabilities assumed from Sun American. Such estimates will be filed in an amendment to this Report.

Further information regarding the transaction is included in FCB’s news release dated March 5, 2010, attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1.


Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits


(a) Financial Statements of Businesses Acquired

Pursuant to Item 9.01(a)(4), no financial statements are being filed with this Report. To the extent that financial statements are required by this Item, they will be filed in an amendment to this Report.


(b) Pro Forma Financial Information

Pursuant to Item 9.01(a)(4) and (b)(2), no pro forma financial information is being filed with this Report. To the extent that pro forma financial information is required by this Item, it will be filed in an amendment to this Report.


  (d) Exhibits

The following exhibits are being filed with this Report:


Exhibit No.


Exhibit Description

2.1    Purchase and Assumption Agreement dated March 5, 2010
99.1    News release titled First Citizens Bank Purchases Certain Assets, Assumes Certain Liabilities of Sun American Bank dated March 5, 2010 issued by Registrant’s wholly-owned subsidiary First-Citizens Bank & Trust Company

Disclosures About Forward-Looking Statements

The discussions included in this Report and its exhibits may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Act of 1995, including Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933. Such statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results to differ materially. For the purposes of these discussions, any statements that are not statements of historical fact may be deemed to be forward-looking statements. Such statements are often characterized by the use of qualifying words such as “expects,” “anticipates,” “believes,” “estimates,” “plans,” “projects,” or other statements concerning opinions or judgments of the Registrant and its management about future events. The accuracy of such forward-looking statements could be affected by various factors including, but not limited to, the financial success or changing conditions or strategies of the Registrant’s customers or vendors, retention of customers of acquired entities, integration of the operations of acquired entities, fluctuations in interest rates, actions of government regulators, the availability of capital and personnel or general economic conditions including deterioration of collateral values.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, Registrant has duly caused this Report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.





  Date:     March 11, 2010     By:   /S/ KENNETH A. BLACK
        Kenneth A. Black, Vice President