Friday, July 31, 2009

Colonial Deal Collapses, Expresses Substantial Doubt as Going Concern

by Calculated Risk on 7/31/2009 09:24:00 PM

From the WSJ: Colonial Financing Pact Collapses

Colonial BancGroup Inc.'s second-quarter loss widened on big charges and a key financing deal fell through, pushing the company out of compliance with Alabama capital requirements and causing doubts about the company's ability to remain a going concern.
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In June, the Colonial Bank unit agreed to oversight by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. and Alabama Banking Department and to other steps ... a $26 billion institution.
From the SEC 8-K filed today:
Going Concern Assessment
As a result of the above described regulatory actions and the current uncertainties associated with Colonial’s ability to increase its capital levels to meet regulatory requirements, management has concluded that there is substantial doubt about Colonial’s ability to continue as a going concern. The Company expects to update its 2008 financial statements contained in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K, prior to filing its June 30, 2009 Form 10-Q. The Company is working to implement the Capital Action Plan described above which includes strategies to increase capital or to sell the Company in order to address the uncertainties giving rise to the going concern assessment.
Something for another BFF.