WYOMISSING, PA--(Marketwired - May 15, 2014) - Customers Bancorp, Inc. (CUBI), the parent company of Customers Bank (collectively referred to as "Customers"), this morning announced the declaration of a 10% Stock Dividend to all shareholders of record as of May 27, 2014. This special stock dividend is payable on June 30, 2014 in the form of additional stock to all shareholders as of the record date.
"We have experienced an average annual growth rate in deposits of approximately 75% and loans of approximately 95% over the past four years and net income average growth rate of 300% since 2009. We remain optimistic about our future and the Board of Directors believes all shareholders will benefit from this stock dividend with increased liquidity in our stock," said Jay Sidhu, Customers Chairman and CEO.
"The earnings guidance we have previously provided reflects our hope to achieve approximately 17% average growth in earnings per share in 2014 and 2015," added Bob Wahlman, Customers CFO.
About Customers Bancorp, Inc. and Customers Bank
Customers Bancorp, Inc. is a bank holding company in Wyomissing, Pa., engaged in banking and related businesses through its subsidiary, Customers Bank. Customers Bank is a community-based, full-service bank with assets of $5 billion. A member of the Federal Reserve System and deposits insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation ("FDIC"), Customers Bank is an equal housing lender that provides a full range of banking services to small and medium-sized businesses, professionals, individuals and families through offices in Pennsylvania, New York, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Northern Virginia. Committed to fostering customer loyalty, Customers Bank uses a High Tech/High Touch strategy that includes use of industry-leading technology to provide customers better access to their money, as well as a continually expanding portfolio of loans to small businesses, multi-family projects, mortgage companies and consumers. BankMobile, a division of Customers Bank, is a purely mobile banking platform scheduled to launch late summer 2014.
Customers Bancorp, Inc. is listed on the NASDAQ exchange under the symbol CUBI. Additional information about Customers Bancorp, Inc. can be found on the company's website, www.customersbank.com.
"Safe Harbor" Statement
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