SOUTHERN PINES, N.C., Sept. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- First Bancorp (NASDAQ - FBNC), the parent company of First Bank, reports that First Bank has entered into an agreement with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) that terminates all loss share agreements between First Bank and the FDIC. The loss share agreements were related to two failed bank acquisitions from 2009 and 2011.
Under the terms of the agreement, First Bank paid $2.0 million to the FDIC and all rights and obligations related to payments under the agreements were terminated. Accordingly, all future losses and recoveries associated with the failed bank assets will be borne solely by First Bank. As a result of the settlement, First Bancorp expects to record a pretax expense of approximately $5.7 million this quarter, which primarily relates to the write-off of the remaining indemnification asset associated with the agreements. The Company expects there to be a positive impact on future earnings as a result of the elimination of FDIC Indemnification Asset Expense that had previously been recorded in most recent financial quarters.