WASHINGTON — The Treasury Department is using a new strategy to recoup its investments in the Troubled Asset Relief Program.

The agency announced Wednesday that it plans to auction off its preferred stock in six Tarp banks. The banks include the $4 billion-asset Banner Corp. of Walla Walla, Wash.; the $3.1 billion-asset First Financial Holdings Inc. of Charleston, S.C.; the $2.7 billion-asset MainSource Financial Group Inc. of Greensburg, Ind.; the $2.1 billion-asset Seacoast Banking Corporation of Florida in Stuart, Fla.; the $2.7 billion-asset Wilshire Bancorp Inc. in Los Angeles; and the $4.3 billion-asset WSFS Financial Corp. in Wilmington, Del.

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