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Firming up conversion plans, the $4 billion Alaska USA Federal Credit Union said Monday it expects to complete the operational, marketing and tech makeover of the failed California-based High Desert FCU within the next 90 to 120 days.

The NCUA-engineered purchase/assumption transaction for the $110 million High Desert of Apple Valley, which took place last month, fits into Alaska USA’s “long-term strategy of geographic diversification,” said William Eckhardt, president/CEO of the Anchorage credit union.

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