Zions Bancorp, Salt Lake City, says it will take a $94 million pretax charge in the fourth quarter because the collateral backing some of its investments in collateralized debt obligations is "impaired."According to a new filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Zions said the collateral backing the CDOs includes debt issued by residential mortgage real estate investment trusts, commercial mortgage-backed securities, home builder debt, and commercial income REITs. Seven REIT-related CDOs are of concern to the bank. (It has investments in 12.) Even though it expects to take a large hit, Zions said five of the seven CDOs are rated "investment grade."

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