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Section 1: 10-K (ANNUAL REPORT ON FORM 10-K FOR THE PERIOD ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2017)

UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

FORM 10-K

ANNUAL REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE
SECURITIES ACT OF 1934

For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2017

Commission file number 0-18082

GREAT SOUTHERN BANCORP, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Maryland
43-1524856
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)
(IRS Employer Identification No.)
 
 
1451 E. Battlefield, Springfield, Missouri
65804
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Zip Code)
 
 


(417) 887-4400
Registrant's telephone number, including area code


Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of Each Class
Name of Each Exchange on Which Registered
Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share
The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(g) of the Act: None.
Indicate by check mark if the registrant is a well-known seasoned issuer, as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act.
Yes [  ]   No [X]
Indicate by check mark if the registrant is not required to file reports pursuant to Section 13 or Section 15(d) of the Act.
Yes [  ]   No [X]
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.
Yes [X]  No [  ]
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§ 232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files).
Yes [X]  No [  ]
Indicate by check mark if disclosure of delinquent filers pursuant to Item 405 of Regulation S-K is not contained herein, and will not be contained, to the best of the registrant's knowledge, in definitive proxy or information statements incorporated by reference in Part III of this Form 10-K or any amendment to this Form 10-K. [  ]
 
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company, or an emerging growth company. See definitions of "large accelerated filer," "accelerated filer," "smaller reporting company" and "emerging growth company" in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.
 
Large accelerated filer [  ]       Accelerated filer [X]       Non-accelerated filer [  ](Do not check if a smaller reporting company)
Smaller reporting company [   ]Emerging growth company [   ]
Indicated by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Act).
Yes [  ]   No [X]
The aggregate market value of the common stock of the registrant held by non-affiliates of the Registrant on June 30, 2017, computed by reference to the closing price of such shares on that date, was $580,792,469.  At March 1, 2018, 14,109,837 shares of the Registrant's common stock were outstanding.
 

 
 
 
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
 
 
 
 
Page 
ITEM 1.
BUSINESS
 
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ITEM 1A.
RISK FACTORS
 
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ITEM 1B.
UNRESOLVED STAFF COMMENTS
 
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ITEM 2.
PROPERTIES.
 
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ITEM 3.
LEGAL PROCEEDINGS.
 
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ITEM 4.
MINE SAFETY DISCLOSURES.
 
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ITEM 4A.
EXECUTIVE OFFICERS OF THE REGISTRANT.
 
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ITEM 5.
MARKET FOR REGISTRANT'S COMMON EQUITY, RELATED
STOCKHOLDER MATTERS AND ISSUER PURCHASES OF EQUITY
SECURITIES
 
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ITEM 6.
SELECTED FINANCIAL DATA
 
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ITEM 7.
MANAGEMENT'S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL
CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS
 
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ITEM 7A.
QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK
 
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ITEM 8.
FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND SUPPLEMENTARY DATA
 
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ITEM 9.
CHANGES IN AND DISAGREEMENTS WITH ACCOUNTANTS ON
ACCOUNTING AND FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE
 
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ITEM 9A.
CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES.
 
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ITEM 9B.
OTHER INFORMATION.
 
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ITEM 10.
DIRECTORS, EXECUTIVE OFFICERS AND CORPORATE GOVERNANCE.
 
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ITEM 11.
EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION.
 
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ITEM 12.
SECURITY OWNERSHIP OF CERTAIN BENEFICIAL OWNERS AND
MANAGEMENT AND RELATED STOCKHOLDER MATTERS
 
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ITEM 13.
CERTAIN RELATIONSHIPS AND RELATED TRANSACTIONS, AND
DIRECTOR INDEPENDENCE.
 
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ITEM 14.
PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTING FEES AND SERVICES.
 
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ITEM 15.
EXHIBITS, FINANCIAL STATEMENT SCHEDULES.
 
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SIGNATURES
 
 
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PART I

ITEM 1.  BUSINESS.

THE COMPANY

Great Southern Bancorp, Inc.

Great Southern Bancorp, Inc. ("Bancorp" or "Company") is a bank holding company, a financial holding company and the parent of Great Southern Bank ("Great Southern" or the "Bank"). Bancorp was incorporated under the laws of the State of Delaware in July 1989 as a unitary savings and loan holding company. The Company became a one-bank holding company on June 30, 1998, upon the conversion of Great Southern to a Missouri-chartered trust company. In 2004, Bancorp was re-incorporated under the laws of the State of Maryland.

As a Maryland corporation, the Company is authorized to engage in any activity that is permitted by the Maryland General Corporation Law and not prohibited by law or regulatory policy. The Company currently conducts its business as a financial holding company. Through the financial holding company structure, it is possible to expand the size and scope of the financial services offered by the Company beyond those offered by the Bank. The financial holding company structure provides the Company with greater flexibility than the Bank has to diversify its business activities, through existing or newly formed subsidiaries, or through acquisitions of or mergers with other financial institutions as well as other companies. At December 31, 2017, Bancorp's consolidated assets were $4.41 billion, consolidated net loans were $3.73 billion, consolidated deposits were $3.60 billion and consolidated total stockholders' equity was $471.7 million. For details about the Company's assets, revenues and profits for each of the last five fiscal years, see Item 6. "Selected Financial Data."  The assets of the Company consist primarily of the stock of Great Southern and cash.

Through the Bank and subsidiaries of the Bank, the Company has historically offered insurance, travel, investment and related services, which are discussed further below.  The travel and investment services divisions were sold on November 30, 2012.  The activities of the Company are funded by retained earnings and through dividends from Great Southern. Activities of the Company may also be funded through borrowings from third parties, sales of additional securities or through income generated by other activities of the Company.

The executive offices of the Company are located at 1451 East Battlefield, Springfield, Missouri 65804, and its telephone number at that address is (417) 887-4400.

Great Southern Bank

Great Southern was formed as a Missouri-chartered mutual savings and loan association in 1923, and, in 1989, converted to a Missouri-chartered stock savings and loan association. In 1994, Great Southern changed to a federal savings bank charter and then, on June 30, 1998, changed to a Missouri-chartered trust company (the equivalent of a commercial bank charter). Headquartered in Springfield, Missouri, Great Southern offers a broad range of banking services through its 104 banking centers located in southern and central Missouri; the Kansas City, Missouri area; the St. Louis, Missouri area; eastern Kansas; northwestern Arkansas; eastern Nebraska; the Minneapolis, Minnesota area and eastern, western and central Iowa. At December 31, 2017, the Bank had total assets of $4.40 billion, net loans of $3.73 billion, deposits of $3.64 billion and equity capital of $533.2 million, or 12.1% of total assets. Its deposits are insured by the Deposit Insurance Fund ("DIF") to the maximum levels permitted by the FDIC.

The size and complexity of the Bank's operations increased substantially in 2009 with the completion of two Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation ("FDIC")-assisted transactions, and again in 2011, 2012 and 2014 with the completion of another FDIC-assisted transaction in each of those years.  In 2009, the Bank entered into two separate purchase and assumption agreements (including loss sharing) with the FDIC to assume all of the deposits (excluding brokered deposits) and certain liabilities and acquire certain assets of TeamBank, N.A. and Vantus Bank.  In these two transactions we acquired assets with a fair value of approximately $499.9 million (approximately 18.8% of the Company's total consolidated assets at acquisition) and $294.2 million (approximately 8.8% of the Company's total consolidated assets at acquisition), respectively, and assumed liabilities with a fair value of $610.2 million (approximately 24.9% of the Company's total consolidated assets at acquisition) and $440.0 million (approximately 13.2% of the Company's total consolidated assets at acquisition), respectively.  They also resulted in gains of $43.9 million and $45.9 million, respectively, which were included in Noninterest Income in the Company's Consolidated Statement of Income for the year ended December 31, 2009.  Prior to these acquisitions, the Company operated banking centers in Missouri with loan production offices in Arkansas and Kansas.  These acquisitions added 31 banking centers and expanded our footprint to cover five states – Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas and Nebraska.  In 2011, the Bank entered into a purchase and assumption agreement (including loss sharing) with the FDIC to assume all of the deposits and certain liabilities and acquire certain assets of Sun Security Bank, which added locations in southern Missouri and St. Louis.  In this transaction we acquired assets with a fair value of approximately $248.9 million (approximately 7.3% of the Company's total consolidated assets at acquisition) and assumed liabilities with a fair value of $345.8
 
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million (approximately 10.1% of the Company's total consolidated assets at acquisition).  It also resulted in a gain of $16.5 million which was included in Noninterest Income in the Company's Consolidated Statement of Income for the year ended December 31, 2011. In 2012, the Bank entered into a purchase and assumption agreement (including loss sharing) with the FDIC to assume all of the deposits and certain liabilities and acquire certain assets of Inter Savings Bank, FSB ("InterBank"), which added four locations in the greater Minneapolis, Minnesota area and represented a new market for the Company.  In this transaction we acquired assets with a fair value of approximately $364.2 million (approximately 9.4% of the Company's total consolidated assets at acquisition) and assumed liabilities with a fair value of approximately $458.7 million (approximately 11.9% of the Company's total consolidated assets at acquisition).  It also resulted in a gain of $31.3 million which was included in Noninterest Income in the Company's Consolidated Statement of Income for the year ended December 31, 2012.

In 2014, the Bank entered into a purchase and assumption agreement (without loss sharing) with the FDIC to assume all of the deposits and certain liabilities and acquire certain assets of Valley Bank ("Valley"), which added five locations in the Quad Cities area of eastern Iowa and six locations in central Iowa, primarily in the Des Moines market area.  These represented new markets for the Company in eastern Iowa and enhanced our market presence in central Iowa.  In this transaction we acquired assets with a fair value of approximately $378.7 million (approximately 10.0% of the Company's total consolidated assets at acquisition) and assumed liabilities with a fair value of approximately $367.9 million (approximately 9.8% of the Company's total consolidated assets at acquisition).  It also resulted in a gain of $10.8 million which was included in Noninterest Income in the Company's Consolidated Statement of Income for the year ended December 31, 2014.

Also in 2014, the Bank entered into a purchase and assumption agreement to acquire certain assets and depository accounts from Neosho, Mo.-based Boulevard Bank ("Boulevard"), which added one location in the Neosho, Mo. market, where the Company already operated.  In this transaction, which was completed in 2014, we acquired assets (primarily cash and cash equivalents) with a fair value of approximately $92.5 million (approximately 2.6% of the Company's total consolidated assets at acquisition) and assumed liabilities (all deposits and related accrued interest) with a fair value of approximately $93.3 million (approximately 2.6% of the Company's total consolidated assets at acquisition).  This acquisition resulted in recognition of $790,000 of goodwill.

The Company also opened commercial loan production offices in Dallas, Texas and Tulsa, Oklahoma during 2014.  The primary products offered in these offices are commercial real estate, commercial business and commercial construction loans.

In 2015, the Company announced plans to consolidate operations of 16 banking centers into other nearby Great Southern banking center locations.  As part of an ongoing performance review of its entire banking center network, Great Southern evaluated each location for a number of criteria, including access and availability of services to affected customers, the proximity of other Great Southern banking centers, profitability and transaction volumes, and market dynamics.  Subsequent to this announcement, the Bank entered into separate definitive agreements to sell two of the 16 banking centers, including all of the associated deposits (totaling approximately $20 million), to separate bank purchasers.  One of those sale transactions was completed on February 19, 2016 and the other was completed on March 18, 2016.  The closing of the remaining 14 facilities, which resulted in the transfer of approximately $127 million in deposits and banking center operations to other Great Southern locations, occurred at the close of business on January 8, 2016.
 
Also in 2015, the Company announced that it entered into a purchase and assumption agreement to acquire 12 branches, including related loans and to assume related deposits in the St. Louis, Mo., area from Cincinnati-based Fifth Third Bank. The acquisition was completed at the close of business on January 29, 2016.  The deposits assumed totaled approximately $228 million and had a weighted average rate of approximately 0.28%.  The loans acquired totaled approximately $159 million and had a weighted average yield of approximately 3.92%.

The loss sharing agreements related to the FDIC-assisted transactions in 2009, 2011 and 2012 added to the complexity of our operations by creating the need for new employees and processes to ensure compliance with the loss sharing agreements and the collection of problem assets acquired.  See Note 4 included in Item 8. "Financial Statements and Supplementary Information" for a more detailed discussion of these FDIC-assisted transactions and the loss sharing agreements.  The loss sharing agreements related to the 2009 and 2011 FDIC-assisted transactions were terminated during 2016.  The loss sharing agreements related to the 2012 FDIC-assisted transaction were terminated during 2017.  See "Loss Share Agreements" below for additional information regarding the termination of these agreements.

The Company opened a commercial loan production office in Chicago, Illinois during 2017.  The primary products offered in this office are commercial real estate, commercial business and commercial construction loans.

Great Southern is principally engaged in the business of originating commercial real estate loans, construction loans, other commercial loans, residential real estate loans and consumer loans and funding these loans by attracting deposits from the general public, obtaining brokered deposits and through borrowings from the Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines (the "FHLBank") and others.
 
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For many years, Great Southern has followed a strategy of emphasizing loan origination through residential, commercial and consumer lending activities in its market areas. The goal of this strategy is to be one of the leading providers of financial services in Great Southern's market areas, while simultaneously diversifying assets and reducing interest rate risk by originating and holding adjustable-rate loans and fixed-rate loans, primarily with terms of five years or less, in its portfolio and by selling longer-term fixed-rate single-family mortgage loans in the secondary market. The Bank continues to place emphasize real estate lending while also expanding and increasing its originations of commercial business and consumer loans.

The corporate office of the Bank is located at 1451 East Battlefield, Springfield, Missouri 65804 and its telephone number at that address is (417) 887-4400.

Forward-Looking Statements

When used in this Annual Report and in other documents filed or furnished by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"), in the Company's press releases or other public or stockholder communications, and in oral statements made with the approval of an authorized executive officer, the words or phrases "will likely result," "are expected to," "will continue," "is anticipated," "estimate," "project," "intends" or similar expressions are intended to identify "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, including, among other things, (i) the possibility that the actual reduction in the Company's effective tax rate expected to result from H.R.1, originally known as the "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act," (the "Tax Reform Legislation") might be different from the reduction estimated by the Company; (ii) expected revenues, cost savings, earnings accretion, synergies and other benefits from the Company's  merger and acquisition activities  might not be realized within the anticipated time frames or at all, and costs or difficulties relating to integration matters, including but not limited to customer and employee retention, might be greater than expected; (iii) changes in economic conditions, either nationally or in the Company's market areas; (iv) fluctuations in interest rates; (v) the risks of lending and investing activities, including changes in the level and direction of loan delinquencies and write-offs and changes in estimates of the adequacy of the allowance for loan losses; (vi) the possibility of other-than-temporary impairments of securities held in the Company's securities portfolio; (vii) the Company's ability to access cost-effective funding; (viii) fluctuations in real estate values and both residential and commercial real estate market conditions; (ix) demand for loans and deposits in the Company's market areas; (x) the ability to adapt successfully to technological changes to meet customers' needs and developments in the marketplace; (xi) the possibility that security measures implemented might not be sufficient to mitigate the risk of a cyber attack or cyber theft, and that such security measures might not protect against systems failures or interruptions; (xii) legislative or regulatory changes that adversely affect the Company's business, including, without limitation, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 and its implementing regulations, the overdraft protection regulations and customers' responses thereto and the Tax Reform Legislation; (xiii) changes in accounting principles, policies or guidelines; (xiv) monetary and fiscal policies of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (the "Federal Reserve Board" or the "FRB") and the U.S. Government and other governmental initiatives affecting the financial services industry; (xv) results of examinations of the Company and the Bank by their regulators, including the possibility that the regulators may, among other things, require the Company to limit its business activities, changes its business mix, increase its allowance for loan losses, write-down assets or increase its capital levels, or affect its ability to borrow funds or maintain or increase deposits, which could adversely affect its liquidity and earnings; (xvi) costs and effects of litigation, including settlements and judgments; and (xvii) competition. The Company wishes to advise readers that the factors listed above and other risks described from time to time in documents filed or furnished by the Company with the SEC could affect the Company's financial performance and could cause the Company's actual results for future periods to differ materially from any opinions or statements expressed with respect to future periods in any current statements.

The Company does not undertake -and specifically declines any obligation- to publicly release the result of any revisions which may be made to any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of such statements or to reflect the occurrence of anticipated or unanticipated events.

Internet Website

Bancorp maintains a website at www.greatsouthernbank.com. The information contained on that website is not included as part of, or incorporated by reference into, this Annual Report on Form 10-K. Bancorp currently makes available on or through its website Bancorp's Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and Current Reports on Form 8-K and amendments, if any, to these reports. These materials are also available free of charge (other than a user's regular internet access charges) on the Securities and Exchange Commission's website at www.sec.gov.

Market Areas

The Company currently operates 104 full-service retail offices, serving more than 173,000 households in six states – Missouri, Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota and Nebraska.  The Company also operates commercial loan production offices in Chicago, Dallas and Tulsa, Okla. 
 
 
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The Company regularly evaluates its banking center network and lines of business to ensure that it is serving customers in the best way possible. The banking center network constantly evolves with changes in customer needs and preferences, emerging technology and local market developments. In response to these changes, the Company opens banking centers and invests resources where customer demand leads, and from time to time, consolidates banking centers when market conditions dictate.

Great Southern's largest concentration of deposits and loans are in the Springfield, Mo., and St. Louis, Mo., market areas. In the last several years, the Company's deposit and loan portfolios have become more diversified because of its participation in five FDIC-assisted acquisitions and organic growth. The FDIC-assisted acquisitions significantly expanded the Company's geographic footprint, which prior to 2009 was primarily in southwest and central Missouri, by adding operations in Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota and Nebraska. Besides the Springfield and St. Louis market areas, the Company has deposit and loan concentrations in the following market areas: Kansas City, Mo.; Branson, Mo.; Sioux City, Iowa; Des Moines, Iowa; Northwest Arkansas; Omaha, Neb.; Minneapolis, Minn.; and Eastern Iowa in the area known as the "Quad Cities."  Deposits and loans are also generated in banking centers in rural markets in Missouri, Iowa, Kansas and Nebraska. 

At December 31, 2017, the Company's total deposits were $3.6 billion. At that date, the Company had deposits in Missouri of $2.5 billion, including the two largest deposit concentrations in Springfield and St. Louis, with $1.3 billion and $515 million, respectively. The Company also had deposits of $568 million in Iowa, $263 million in Minnesota, $165 million in Kansas (excluding the Kansas City metropolitan area), $59 million in Nebraska and $20 million in Arkansas. 

At December 31, 2017, the Company's total loan portfolio balance, excluding acquired loans, was $3.6 billion.  Geographically, the loan portfolio consists of loans collateralized by property (real estate and other assets) located in the following regions (including aggregate loan balance and percentage of total loans):  St. Louis ($674 million, 19%); Springfield, Mo. ($386 million, 11%); Texas ($370 million, 10%); Oklahoma ($257 million, 7%); Iowa/Nebraska/South Dakota ($249 million, 7%); Kansas City ($249 million, 7%); Minnesota ($164 million, 5%); Northwest Arkansas ($114 million, 3%); Branson ($78 million, 2%); Chicago ($61 million, 2%); other Missouri regions ($344 million, 10%); other Kansas regions ($89 million, 2%); other Arkansas regions ($79 million, 2%); and other states and regions ($455 million, 13%).

The Company's net book balance of its portfolio of FDIC-acquired loans which were previously covered by loss sharing agreements was $172 million as of December 31, 2017.  In 2016 and 2017, Great Southern Bank executed agreements with the FDIC to terminate the loss sharing agreements for Team Bank, Vantus Bank, Sun Security Bank and InterSavings Bank, which were a part of FDIC-assisted transactions completed in 2009, 2011 and 2012.  Geographically, the total loan portfolio with terminated loss share agreements at December 31, 2017, consists of loans collateralized by property (real estate and other assets) located in the following regions (including aggregate gross loan balance and percentage of total loans): Minneapolis ($110 million, 64%); Iowa/Nebraska/South Dakota ($18 million, 10%); St. Louis ($12 million, 7%); Southwest Missouri ($9 million, 5%); Kansas City ($8 million, 5%); other Missouri ($6 million, 3%); Other Kansas ($3 million, 2%); and other regions ($6 million, 4%).

The Company's net book balance of its portfolio of loans which were acquired in the Valley Bank FDIC-assisted transaction was $60 million as of December 31, 2017. These loans were initially recorded at their fair value on the acquisition date of June 20, 2014.  No loss sharing agreement was included in this transaction.  Geographically, as of December 31, 2017, this portfolio consisted of loans collateralized by property (real estate and other assets) located in the following regions (including aggregate gross loan balance and percentage of total loans): Iowa/Nebraska/South Dakota ($38 million, 64%); Florida ($11 million, 18%); and other regions ($ 11 million, 18%).

Lending Activities

General

From its beginnings in 1923 through the early 1980s, Great Southern primarily made long-term, fixed-rate residential real estate loans that it retained in its loan portfolio. Beginning in the early 1980s, Great Southern increased its efforts to originate short-term and adjustable-rate loans. Beginning in the mid-1980s, Great Southern increased its efforts to originate commercial real estate and other residential loans, primarily with adjustable rates or shorter-term fixed rates. In addition, some competitor banking organizations merged with larger institutions and changed their business practices or moved operations away from the Springfield, Mo. area, and others consolidated operations from the Springfield, Mo. area to larger cities. This provided Great Southern expanded opportunities in residential and commercial real estate lending as well as in the origination of commercial business and consumer loans, primarily in indirect automobile lending.

In addition to origination of these loans, the Bank has expanded and enlarged its relationships with smaller banks and other peer banks to purchase participations (at par, generally with no servicing costs) in loans these other banks originate but are unable to retain in their portfolios due to capital or borrower relationship size limitations.  The Bank uses the same underwriting guidelines in evaluating
 
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these participations as it does in its direct loan originations. At December 31, 2017, the balance of participation loans purchased and held in the portfolio, excluding those covered by loss sharing agreements, was $201.5 million, or 5.7% of the total loan portfolio. All of these participation loans were performing at December 31, 2017.

One of the principal historical lending activities of Great Southern is the origination of fixed and adjustable-rate conventional residential real estate loans to enable borrowers to purchase or refinance owner-occupied homes. Great Southern originates a variety of conventional, residential real estate mortgage loans, principally in compliance with Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae standards for resale in the secondary market. Great Southern promptly sells most of the fixed-rate residential mortgage loans that it originates.  To date, Great Southern has not experienced difficulties selling these loans in the secondary market and has had minimal requests for repurchase.  Depending on market conditions, the ongoing servicing of these loans is at times retained by Great Southern, but generally servicing is released to the purchaser of the loan. Great Southern retains in its portfolio substantially all of the adjustable-rate mortgage loans that it originates. 

Another principal lending activity of Great Southern is the origination of commercial real estate, multi-family and commercial construction loans. Since the early 1990s, commercial real estate, multi-family and commercial construction loans have represented the largest percentage of the loan portfolio.  At December 31, 2017, commercial real estate, multi-family and commercial construction loans, excluding loans acquired in FDIC-assisted transactions, accounted for approximately 28%, 16% and 20%, respectively, of the total portfolio.  Of the portfolio of acquired loans, commercial real estate loans (net of fair value discounts) accounted for approximately 1% of the total portfolio at December 31, 2017.

In addition, Great Southern in recent years has increased its emphasis on the origination of other commercial loans, home equity loans and consumer loans, and also issues of letters of credit.  Letters of credit are contingent obligations and are not included in the Bank's loan portfolio.  See "-- Other Commercial Lending," "- Classified Assets," and "Loan Delinquencies and Defaults" below.

The percentage of collateral value Great Southern will loan on real estate and other property varies based on factors including, but not limited to, the type of property and its location and the borrower's credit history. As a general rule, Great Southern will loan up to 95% of the appraised value on one-to four-family residential properties. Typically, private mortgage insurance is required for loan amounts above the 80% level. At December 31, 2017 and 2016, loans secured by second liens on residential properties were $126.7 million, or 3.3%, and $138.1 million, or 3.9%, respectively, of our total loan portfolio.  For commercial real estate and other residential real property loans, Great Southern may loan up to 85% of the appraised value. The origination of loans secured by other property is considered and determined on an individual basis by management with the assistance of any industry guides and other information which may be available.  Collateral values are reappraised or reassessed as loans are renewed or when significant events indicating potential impairment occur.  On a quarterly basis, management reviews impaired loans to determine whether updated appraisals or reassessments are necessary based on loan performance, collateral type and guarantor support.  While not specifically required by our policy, we seek to obtain cross-collateralization of loans to a borrower when it is available and it is most frequently done on commercial real estate loans.

Loan applications are approved at various levels of authority, depending on the type, amount and loan-to-value ratio of the loan. Loan commitments of more than $750,000 (or loans exceeding the Freddie Mac loan limit in the case of fixed-rate, one- to four-family residential loans for resale) must be approved by Great Southern's loan committee. The loan committee is comprised of the Chief Executive Officer of the Bank, the Chief Credit Officer of the Bank (chairman of the committee), and other senior officers of the Bank involved in lending activities.  All loans, regardless of size or type, are required to conform to certain minimum underwriting standards to assure portfolio quality.  These standards and procedures include, but are not limited to, an analysis of the borrower's financial condition, collateral, repayment ability, verification of liquid assets and credit history as required by loan type.  It has been, and continues to be, our practice to verify information from potential borrowers regarding assets, income or payment ability and credit ratings as applicable and as required by the authority approving the loan.  Underwriting standards also include loan-to-value ratios which vary depending on collateral type, debt service coverage ratios or debt payment to income ratios, where applicable, credit histories, use of guaranties and other recommended terms relating to equity requirements, amortization, and maturity.  Generally, deviations from approved underwriting standards can only be allowed when doing so is not in violation of regulations or statutes and when appropriate lending authority is obtained.  The loan committee reviews all new loan originations in excess of lender approval authorities.  For secured loans originated and held, most lenders have approval authorities of $250,000 or below while fifteen senior lenders have approval authority of varying amounts up to $1 million.  Lender approval authorities are also subject to loans-to-one borrower limits of $500,000 or below for most lenders and of varying amounts up to $3 million for fourteen senior lenders.  These standards, as well as our collateral requirements, have not significantly changed in recent years.

In general, state banking laws restrict loans to a single borrower and related entities to no more than 25% of a bank's unimpaired capital and unimpaired surplus, plus an additional 10% if the loan is collateralized by certain readily marketable collateral. (Real estate is not included in the definition of "readily marketable collateral.")  As computed on the basis of the Bank's unimpaired capital and surplus at December 31, 2017, this limit was approximately $139.7 million. See "Government Supervision and Regulation." At December 31, 2017, the Bank was in compliance with the loans-to-one borrower limit. At December 31, 2017, the Bank's largest
 
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relationship for purposes of this limit, which consists of eight loans, totaled $51.7 million. This amount represents the total commitment for this relationship at December 31, 2017; the outstanding balance at that date was $37.6 million.  The collateral for the loans consists of multiple healthcare facilities, apartment complexes and a retail development.  Some of the projects are currently under construction, so all funds have not been disbursed on these loan.  In addition, we obtained personal guarantees from the principal owner of the borrowing entities for each of these loans.  All loans included in this relationship were current at December 31, 2017.  In addition at December 31, 2017, we had four other loan relationships that each exceeded $40 million.  All loans included in these relationships were current at December 31, 2017.  Our policy does not set a loans-to-one borrower limit that is below the legal limits described; however, we do recognize the need to limit credit risk to any one borrower or group of related borrowers upon consideration of various risk factors.  Extensions of credit to borrowers whose past due loans were charged-off or whose loans are classified as substandard require special lending approval.

Great Southern is permitted under applicable regulations to originate or purchase loans and loan participations secured by real estate located in any part of the United States.  In addition to the market areas where the Company has offices, the Bank has made or purchased loans, secured primarily by commercial real estate, in other states, primarily Michigan, Indiana, Florida, Georgia and Arizona.  At December 31, 2017, loans in these states comprised less than 2% each, respectively, of the total loan portfolio.

Loan Portfolio Composition

The following tables set forth information concerning the composition of the Bank's loan portfolio in dollar amounts and in percentages (before deductions for loans in process, deferred fees and discounts and allowance for loan losses) as of the dates indicated. The tables are based on information prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and are qualified by reference to the Company's Consolidated Financial Statements and the notes thereto contained in Item 8 of this report.

The loans acquired in the four FDIC-assisted transactions completed in 2009 through 2012 were previously covered by loss sharing agreements between the FDIC and the Bank which afforded the Bank at least 80% protection from potential principal losses.  Because of these loss sharing agreements, the composition of the loans acquired from the former TeamBank, Vantus Bank, Sun Security Bank and InterBank is shown below in tables separate from the legacy Great Southern portfolio. In addition, the composition of the loans acquired in 2014 from the former Valley Bank, which are not currently, and were not previously, covered by a loss sharing agreement, is shown below in tables separate from the legacy Great Southern portfolio. All of these acquired loan portfolios were initially recorded at their fair values at the acquisition date and are recorded by the Company at their discounted value. The following tables reflect the loan balances excluding discounts.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Legacy Great Southern Loan Portfolio Composition:

   
December 31,
 
   
2017
   
2016
   
2015
   
2014
   
2013
 
   
Amount
   
%
   
Amount
   
%
   
Amount
   
%
   
Amount
   
%
   
Amount
   
%
 
   
(Dollars In Thousands)
 
Real Estate Loans:
                                                           
One- to four- family(1)
 
$
318,186
     
7.3
%
 
$
353,709
     
8.6
%
 
$
272,411
     
7.9
%
 
$
245,180
     
8.3
%
 
$
242,281
     
10.5
%
Other residential
   
745,645
     
17.1
     
663,378
     
16.1
     
419,550
     
12.1
     
392,415
     
13.2
     
325,599
     
14.2
 
Commercial(2)
   
1,256,986
     
28.8
     
1,211,644
     
29.4
     
1,080,836
     
31.3
     
986,936
     
33.3
     
822,920
     
35.8
 
Residential construction:
                                                                               
One- to four- family
   
23,266
     
0.5
     
26,764
     
0.6
     
36,430
     
1.1
     
49,631
     
1.7
     
47,308
     
2.1
 
Other residential
   
208,883
     
4.8
     
202,202
     
4.9
     
133,718
     
3.9
     
59,664
     
2.0
     
32,988
     
1.4
 
Commercial
   
919,029
     
21.1
     
641,195
     
15.6
     
551,115
     
16.0
     
404,683
     
13.7
     
236,635
     
10.3
 
                                                                                 
Total real estate loans
   
3,471,995
     
79.6
     
3,098,892
     
75.2
     
2,494,060
     
72.3
     
2,138,509
     
72.2
     
1,707,731
     
74.3
 
                                                                                 
Other Loans:
                                                                               
Consumer loans:
                                                                               
Automobile, boat, etc.
   
418,594
     
9.6
     
563,086
     
13.7
     
513,798
     
14.9
     
400,392
     
13.5
     
215,778
     
9.4
 
Home equity and improvement
   
115,439
     
2.7
     
108,753
     
2.6
     
83,966
     
2.4
     
66,275
     
2.2
     
58,297
     
2.5
 
Other
   
1,916
     
     
1,148
     
     
926
     
     
987
     
0.1
     
1,184
     
0.1
 
Total consumer loans
   
535,949
     
12.3
     
672,987
     
16.3
     
598,690
     
17.3
     
467,654
     
15.8
     
275,259
     
12.0
 
                                                                                 
Other commercial loans
   
353,553
     
8.1
     
348,955
     
8.5
     
357,581
     
10.4
     
354,012
     
12.0
     
315,269
     
13.7
 
                                                                                 
Total other loans
   
889,502
     
20.4
     
1,021,942
     
24.8
     
956,271
     
27.7
     
821,666
     
27.8
     
590,528
     
25.7
 
                                                                                 
Total loans
   
4,361,497
     
100.0
%
   
4,120,834
     
100.0
%
   
3,450,331
     
100.0
%
   
2,960,175
     
100.0
%
   
2,298,259
     
100.0
%
                                                                                 
Less:
                                                                               
Loans in process
   
793,664
             
585,305
             
418,702
             
323,572
             
194,544
         
Deferred fees and discounts
   
6,500
             
4,869
             
3,528
             
3,276
             
2,994
         
Allowance for loan losses
   
36,033
             
36,775
             
36,646
             
36,300
             
40,116
         
                                                                                 
Total legacy loans
   receivable, net
 
$
3,525,300
           
$
3,493,885
           
$
2,991,455
           
$
2,597,027
           
$
2,060,605
         
_________________________
(1)
Includes loans held for sale.
(2)
Total commercial real estate loans included industrial revenue bonds of $21.7 million, $24.7 million, $37.4 million, $41.1 million and $42.2 million at December 31, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014 and 2013, respectively.

 
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Former TeamBank, N.A. Loan Portfolio Composition:

   
December 31,
 
   
2017
   
2016
   
2015
   
2014
   
2013
 
   
Amount
   
%
   
Amount
   
%
   
Amount
   
%
   
Amount
   
%
   
Amount
   
%
 
   
(Dollars In Thousands)
 
Real Estate Loans:
                                                           
  Residential
                                                           
    One- to four- family
 
$
5,328
     
39.0
%
 
$
7,230
     
38.4
%
 
$
9,696
     
33.3
%
 
$
12,293
     
28.0
%
 
$
15,050
     
28.1
%
    Other residential
   
878
     
6.4
     
919
     
4.9
     
992
     
3.4
     
1,083
     
2.5
     
1,163
     
2.2
 
  Commercial(1)
   
5,611
     
41.0
     
7,059
     
37.5
     
11,872
     
40.8
     
21,207
     
48.3
     
24,682
     
46.1
 
  Construction
   
584
     
4.3
     
1,706
     
9.0
     
3,916
     
13.4
     
5,257
     
12.0
     
6,996
     
13.0
 
 
                                                                               
    Total real estate loans
   
12,401
     
90.7
     
16,914
     
89.8
     
26,476
     
90.9
     
39,840
     
90.8
     
47,891
     
89.4
 
 
                                                                               
Other Loans:
                                                                               
  Consumer loans:
                                                                               
    Home equity and
      improvement
   
895
     
6.6
     
1,532
     
8.1
     
2,138
     
7.4
     
3,282
     
7.5
     
4,190
     
7.8
 
    Other
   
13
     
0.1
     
18
     
0.1
     
37
     
0.1
     
64
     
0.2
     
73
     
0.2
 
                                                                                 
      Total consumer loans
   
908
     
6.7
     
1,550
     
8.2
     
2,175
     
7.5
     
3,346
     
7.7
     
4,263
     
8.0
 
                                                                                 
  Other commercial loans
   
361
     
2.6
     
376
     
2.0
     
465
     
1.6
     
674
     
1.5
     
1,404
     
2.6
 
 
                                                                               
      Total other loans
   
1,269
     
9.3
     
1,926
     
10.2
     
2,640
     
9.1
     
4,020
     
9.2
     
5,667
     
10.6
 
 
                                                                               
         Total loans(2)
   
13,670
     
100.0
%
   
18,840
     
100.0
%
   
29,116
     
100.0
%
   
43,860
     
100.0
%
   
53,558
     
100.0
%
                                                                                 
Less:
                                                                               
Loans in process
   
2
             
2
             
2
             
5
             
5
         
Allowance for loan losses
   
84
             
108
             
205
             
415
             
         
Fair value discounts
   
720
             
1,005
             
1,454
             
2,295
             
3,691
         
                                                                                 
Total Team Bank, N.A. loans receivable, net
 
$
12,864
           
$
17,725
           
$
27,455
           
$
41,145
           
$
49,862
         
____________________________
(1)
Total commercial real estate loans included industrial revenue bonds of $1.4 million, $1.5 million, $1.9 million, $2.0 million and $2.1 million at December 31, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, and 2013, respectively.
(2)
At December 31, 2017, none of these acquired loans were covered by an FDIC loss sharing agreement.
 
 
 
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Former Vantus Bank Loan Portfolio Composition:
 
   
December 31,
 
   
2017
   
2016
   
2015
   
2014
   
2013
 
   
Amount
   
%
   
Amount
   
%
   
Amount
   
%
   
Amount
   
%
   
Amount
   
%
 
   
(Dollars In Thousands)
 
Real Estate Loans:
                                                           
  Residential
                                                           
    One- to four- family
 
$
6,043
     
31.9
%
 
$
7,828
     
33.0
%
 
$
10,245
     
32.2
%
 
$
13,843
     
32.8
%
 
$
18,999
     
31.7
%
    Other residential
   
1,119
     
5.9
     
1,201
     
5.1
     
1,545
     
4.9
     
2,535
     
6.0
     
6,423
     
10.7
 
  Commercial(1)
   
5,833
     
30.7
     
6,853
     
28.9
     
9,523
     
29.9
     
11,865
     
28.2
     
15,421
     
25.7
 
  Construction
   
18
     
0.1
     
58
     
0.2
     
249
     
0.8
     
284
     
0.7
     
319
     
0.5
 
 
                                                                               
    Total real estate loans
   
13,013
     
68.6
     
15,940
     
67.2
     
21,562
     
67.8
     
28,527
     
67.7
     
41,162
     
68.6
 
 
                                                                               
Other Loans:
                                                                               
  Consumer loans:
                                                                               
    Student loans
   
     
     
     
     
481
     
1.5
     
543
     
1.3
     
510
     
0.9
 
    Home equity and
      improvement
   
3,259
     
17.2
     
3,841
     
16.2
     
4,378
     
13.7
     
5,104
     
12.1
     
5,845
     
9.7
 
    Other
   
2,589
     
13.7
     
3,699
     
15.6
     
5,112
     
16.1
     
7,196
     
17.1
     
10,182
     
17.0
 
                                                                                 
      Total consumer loans
   
5,848
     
30.9
     
7,540
     
31.8
     
9,971
     
31.3
     
12,843
     
30.5
     
16,537
     
27.6
 
                                                                                 
  Other commercial loans
   
104
     
0.5
     
232
     
1.0
     
285
     
0.9
     
768
     
1.8
     
2,315
     
3.8
 
 
                                                                               
      Total other loans
   
5,952
     
31.4
     
7,772
     
32.8
     
10,256
     
32.2
     
13,611
     
32.3
     
18,852
     
31.4
 
 
                                                                               
         Total loans(2)
   
18,965
     
100.0
%
   
23,712
     
100.0
%
   
31,818
     
100.0
%
   
42,138
     
100.0
%
   
60,014
     
100.0
%
                                                                                 
Less:
                                                                               
Loans in process
   
             
             
             
             
3
         
Allowance for loan
losses
   
125
             
166
             
325
             
398
             
         
Fair value discounts
   
360
             
480
             
726
             
1,141
             
2,091
         
                                                                                 
Total Vantus Bank
loans receivable,
net
 
$
18,480
           
$
23,066
           
$
30,767
           
$
40,599
           
$
57,920
         
________________________
(1)
Total commercial real estate loans included industrial revenue bonds of $856,000, $1.1 million, $1.3 million, $1.6 million and $1.8 million at December 31, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, and 2013, respectively.
(2)
At December 31, 2017, none of these acquired loans were covered by an FDIC loss sharing agreement.
 
 
 
 
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Former Sun Security Bank Loan Portfolio Composition:
 
   
December 31,
 
   
2017
   
2016
   
2015
   
2014
   
2013
 
   
Amount
   
%
   
Amount
   
%
   
Amount
   
%
   
Amount
   
%
   
Amount
   
%
 
   
(Dollars In Thousands)
 
Real Estate Loans:
                                                           
  Residential
                                                           
    One- to four- family
 
$
18,186
     
67.9
%
 
$
22,538
     
67.1
%
 
$
27,813
     
63.4
%
 
$
32,529
     
54.5
%
 
$
41,529
     
52.8
%
    Other residential
   
321
     
1.2
     
507
     
1.5
     
1,635
     
3.7
     
4,972
     
8.3
     
5,488
     
7.0
 
  Commercial(1)
   
7,164
     
26.8
     
9,174
     
27.3
     
12,718
     
29.0
     
20,216
     
33.8
     
27,426
     
34.9
 
  Construction
   
284
     
1.0
     
292
     
0.9
     
402
     
1.0
     
368
     
0.6
     
1,273
     
1.5
 
 
                                                                               
    Total real estate loans
   
25,955
     
96.9
     
32,511
     
96.8
     
42,568
     
97.1
     
58,085
     
97.2
     
75,716
     
96.2
 
 
                                                                               
Other Loans:
                                                                               
  Consumer loans:
                                                                               
    Home equity and
      improvement
   
236
     
0.8
     
278
     
0.8
     
344
     
0.8
     
364
     
0.6
     
425
     
0.5
 
    Other
   
14
     
0.1
     
26
     
0.1
     
37
     
0.1
     
67
     
0.1
     
433
     
0.6
 
                                                                                 
      Total consumer loans
   
250
     
0.9
     
304
     
0.9
     
381
     
0.9
     
431
     
0.7
     
858
     
1.1
 
                                                                                 
  Other commercial loans
   
582
     
2.2
     
767
     
2.3
     
906
     
2.0
     
1,276
     
2.1
     
2,124
     
2.7
 
 
                                                                               
      Total other loans
   
832
     
3.1
     
1,071
     
3.2
     
1,287
     
2.9
     
1,707
     
2.8
     
2,982
     
3.8
 
 
                                                                               
         Total loans(2)
   
26,787
     
100.0
%
   
33,582
     
100.0
%
   
43,855
     
100.0
%
   
59,792
     
100.0
%
   
78,698
     
100.0
%
                                                                                 
Less:
                                                                               
Loans in process
   
             
3
             
             
175
             
174
         
Allowance for loan
losses
   
96
             
137
             
161
             
918
             
         
Fair value discounts
   
1,439
             
2,080
             
3,506
             
7,451
             
13,681
         
                                                                                 
Total Sun Security
Bank  loans
receivable, net
 
$
25,252
           
$
31,362
           
$
40,188
           
$
51,248
           
$
64,843
         
________________________
(1)
Total commercial real estate loans included industrial revenue bonds of $-0-, $-0-, $-0-, $207,000 and $292,000 at December 31, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, and 2013, respectively.
(2)
At December 31, 2017, none of these acquired loans were covered by an FDIC loss sharing agreement.

 
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Former InterBank Loan Portfolio Composition:
 
   
December 31,
 
   
2017
   
2016
   
2015
   
2014
   
2013
 
   
Amount
   
%
   
Amount
   
%
   
Amount
   
%
   
Amount
   
%
   
Amount
   
%
 
   
(Dollars In Thousands)
 
Real Estate Loans:
                                                           
  Residential
                                                           
    One- to four- family
 
$
83,390
     
74.2
%
 
$
108,410
     
72.4
%
 
$
134,917
     
69.7
%
 
$
157,770
     
64.4
%
 
$
179,574
     
63.0
%
    Other residential
   
2,321
     
2.1
     
4,128
     
2.8
     
8,429
     
4.4
     
22,624
     
9.3
     
29,517
     
10.5
 
  Commercial
   
3,095
     
2.8
     
7,204
     
4.8
     
14,205
     
7.3
     
21,821
     
8.9
     
27,530
     
9.8
 
  Construction
   
607
     
0.5
     
538
     
0.4
     
598
     
0.3
     
745
     
0.3
     
612
     
 
 
                                                                               
    Total real estate loans
   
89,413
     
79.6
     
120,280
     
80.4
     
158,149
     
81.7
     
202,960
     
82.9
     
237,233
     
83.3
 
 
                                                                               
Other Loans:
                                                                               
  Consumer loans:
                                                                               
    Home equity and
      improvement
   
22,929
     
20.4
     
29,293
     
19.6
     
35,415
     
18.3
     
41,923
     
17.1
     
47,675
     
16.7
 
    Other
   
1
     
     
26
     
     
30
     
     
32
     
     
4
     
 
                                                                                 
      Total consumer loans
   
22,930
     
20.4
     
29,319
     
19.6
     
35,445
     
18.3
     
41,955
     
17.1
     
47,679
     
16.7
 
                                                                                 
  Other commercial loans
   
56
     
     
58
     
     
62
     
     
64
     
     
65
     
 
 
                                                                               
      Total other loans
   
22,986
     
20.4
     
29,377
     
19.6
     
35,507
     
18.3
     
42,019
     
17.1
     
47,744
     
16.7
 
 
                                                                               
        Total loans(1)
   
112,399
     
100.0
%
   
149,657
     
100.0
%
   
193,656
     
100.0
%
   
244,979
     
100.0
%
   
284,977
     
100.0
%
                                                                                 
Less:
                                                                               
Loans in process
   
             
             
2
             
2
             
2
         
Allowance for loan
losses
   
43
             
71
             
74
             
1
             
         
Fair value discounts
   
14,078
             
15,301
             
23,346
             
43,147
             
71,436
         
                                                                                 
Total InterBank  loans
receivable, net
 
$
98,278
           
$
134,285
           
$
170,234
           
$
201,829
           
$
213,539
         
___________________________
(1)
At December 31, 2017, none of these acquired loans were covered by an FDIC loss sharing agreement.


 
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Former Valley Bank Loan Portfolio Composition:

   
December 31,
 
   
2017
   
2016
   
2015
   
2014
 
   
Amount
   
%
   
Amount
   
%
   
Amount
   
%
   
Amount
   
%
 
   
(Dollars in Thousands)
 
                                                 
Real Estate Loans:
                                               
  Residential
                                               
    One- to four- family
 
$
19,485
     
32.5
%
 
$
23,535
     
27.9
%
 
$
30,646
     
27.9
%
 
$
39,664
     
27.1
%
    Other residential
   
10,862
     
18.1
     
23,850
     
28.3
     
25,886
     
23.6
     
22,700
     
15.5
 
  Commercial(1)
   
19,515
     
32.5
     
26,258
     
31.2
     
31,143
     
28.4
     
44,170
     
30.2
 
  Construction
   
4,016
     
6.7
     
1,914
     
2.2
     
5,922
     
5.4
     
13,670
     
9.4
 
 
                                                               
    Total real estate loans
   
53,878
     
89.8
     
75,557
     
89.6
     
93,597
     
85.3
     
120,204
     
82.2
 
 
                                                               
Other Loans:
                                                               
  Consumer loans:
                                                               
    Home equity and improvement
   
459
     
0.8
     
744
     
0.9
     
1,232
     
1.1
     
1,763
     
1.2
 
    Other
   
750
     
1.2
     
970
     
1.2
     
1,362
     
1.2
     
1,949
     
1.3
 
                                                                 
      Total consumer loans
   
1,209
     
2.0
     
1,714
     
2.1
     
2,594
     
2.3
     
3,712
     
2.5
 
                                                                 
  Other commercial loans
   
4,913
     
8.2
     
7,015
     
8.3
     
13,613
     
12.4
     
22,378
     
15.3
 
 
                                                               
      Total other loans
   
6,122
     
10.2
     
8,729
     
10.4
     
16,207
     
14.7
     
26,090
     
17.8
 
                                                                 
         Total loans
   
60,000
     
100.0
%
   
84,286
     
100.0
%
   
109,804
     
100.0
%
   
146,294
     
100.0
%
                                                                 
Less:
                                                               
Loans in process
   
3
             
3
             
13
             
449
         
Allowance for loan losses
   
111
             
143
             
738
             
403
         
Fair value discounts
   
5,555
             
8,052
             
16,355
             
23,863
         
                                                                 
Total Valley Bank  loans receivable, net
 
$
54,331
           
$
76,088
           
$
92,698
           
$
121,579
         


Through December 31, 2017, gross loan balances (due from the borrower) related to TeamBank were reduced approximately $422.5 million since the transaction date because of $289.7 million of principal repayments, $61.7 million of transfers to foreclosed assets and $71.1 million of charge-downs to customer loan balances.  Gross loan balances (due from the borrower) related to Vantus Bank were reduced approximately $312.6 million since the transaction date because of $266.9 million of principal repayments, $16.7 million of transfers to foreclosed assets and $29.0 million of charge-downs to customer loan balances.  Gross loan balances (due from the borrower) related to Sun Security Bank were reduced approximately $207.7 million since the transaction date because of $148.4 million of principal repayments, $28.4 million of transfers to foreclosed assets and $30.9 million of charge-offs to customer loan balances.  Gross loan balances (due from the borrower) related to InterBank were reduced approximately $280.9 million since the transaction date because of $239.4 million of principal repayments, $19.1 million of transfers to foreclosed assets and $22.4 million of charge-offs to customer loan balances.  Gross loan balances (due from the borrower) related to Valley Bank were reduced approximately $133.2 million since the transaction date because of $121.4 million of principal repayments, $4.0 million of transfers to foreclosed assets and $7.8 million of charge-offs to customer loan balances.  Based upon the collectability analyses performed at the time of the acquisitions, we expected certain levels of foreclosures and charge-offs, and actual results through December 31, 2017, related to the FDIC-assisted acquired portfolios, have been better than our expectations.  As a result, cash flows expected to be received from the acquired loan pools have increased, resulting in adjustments that were made to the related accretable yield which are discussed in Note 4 of the accompanying audited financial statements, included in Item 8 of this Report.
 
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The following tables show the fixed- and adjustable-rate composition of the Bank's loan portfolio at the dates indicated. Amounts shown for TeamBank, Vantus Bank, Sun Security Bank, InterBank and Valley Bank represent unpaid principal balances, before fair value discounts.  The tables are based on information prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.

Legacy Great Southern Loan Portfolio Composition by Fixed- and Adjustable-Rates:

   
December 31,
 
   
2017
   
2016
   
2015
   
2014
   
2013
 
   
Amount
   
%
   
Amount
   
%
   
Amount
   
%
   
Amount
   
%
   
Amount
   
%
 
   
(Dollars In Thousands)
 
Fixed-Rate Loans:
                                                           
Real Estate Loans
                                                           
One- to four- family
 
$
148,790
     
3.4
%
 
$
168,813
     
4.1
%
 
$
110,738
     
3.2
%
 
$
102,780
     
3.5
%
 
$
94,566
     
4.1
%
Other residential
   
279,593
     
6.4
     
304,387
     
7.4
     
257,854
     
7.5
     
273,701
     
9.2
     
209,008
     
9.1
 
Commercial
   
603,183
     
13.8
     
589,354
     
14.3
     
522,924
     
15.2
     
453,153
     
15.3
     
397,618
     
17.2
 
Residential construction:
                                                                               
One- to four- family
   
7,998
     
0.2
     
10,950
     
0.3
     
16,483
     
0.5
     
17,753
     
0.6
     
17,270
     
0.8
 
Other residential
   
6,636
     
0.2
     
26,487
     
0.6
     
21,548
     
0.6
     
9,950
     
0.3
     
2,162
     
0.1
 
Commercial construction
   
717,350
     
16.4
     
530,375
     
12.9
     
376,661
     
10.9
     
285,623
     
9.7
     
156,142
     
6.8
 
                                                                                 
Total real estate loans
   
1,763,550
     
40.4
     
1,630,366
     
39.6
     
1,306,208
     
37.9
     
1,142,960
     
38.6
     
876,766
     
38.1
 
Consumer
   
411,068
     
9.4
     
553,800
     
13.4
     
506,574
     
14.7
     
396,412
     
13.4
     
215,628
     
9.4
 
Other commercial
   
203,388
     
4.7
     
194,431
     
4.7
     
195,602
     
5.6
     
197,635
     
6.7
     
189,899
     
8.3
 
Total fixed-rate loans
   
2,378,006
     
54.5
     
2,378,597
     
57.7
     
2,008,384
     
58.2
     
1,737,007
     
58.7
     
1,282,293
     
55.8
 
                                                                                 
Adjustable-Rate Loans:
                                                                               
Real Estate Loans
                                                                               
One- to four- family
   
169,396
     
3.9
     
184,896
     
4.5
     
161,673
     
4.7
     
142,400
     
4.8
     
147,715
     
6.4
 
Other residential
   
466,052
     
10.7
     
358,991
     
8.7
     
161,696
     
4.7
     
118,714
     
4.0
     
116,591
     
5.1
 
Commercial
   
653,803
     
15.0
     
622,290
     
15.1
     
557,912
     
16.2
     
533,783
     
18.0
     
425,302
     
18.5
 
Residential construction: