Integra Bank Corp. in Evansville, Ind., has a new strategy for addressing its problem assets: Get them off the books as quickly as possible.

The $2.9 billion-asset company reported late Wednesday a provision for loan losses dramatically higher than expected because it is focused on flushing out rather than working through nonperforming assets. Though more companies are exploring this strategy as a way to move beyond their problem credits, it is noteworthy in Integra's case because the approach is eating away at its already thin capital.

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