Heritage Financial in Olympia, Wash., has agreed to an early termination of its Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. loss-share agreements for its purchase of two failed banks in 2010.

The $3.5 billion-asset bank paid $7.1 million to the FDIC to terminate the agreements. Heritage will record a third-quarter pretax gain of about $1.7 million from the termination; it will also eliminate the FDIC indemnification asset of $388,000, as of June 30, and clawback liability of $9.3 million.

"We expect there will be an immediate positive impact to ongoing earnings through the elimination of the FDIC indemnification asset amortization expense and the FDIC clawback liability expense," Brian Vance, chief executive, said in a news release.

The loss-share agreements were tied to Heritage's purchase in 2010 of two failed Washington banks: Cowlitz Bank in Longview and Pierce Commercial Bank in Tacoma.

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