WYOMISSING, PA--(Marketwired - June 26, 2014) - Customers Bancorp, Inc. (CUBI) announced that Customers Bancorp, Inc. (the "Company") issued $25 million of 4.625% senior notes due 2019 (the "Senior Notes"), and Customers Bank (the "Bank") issued $110 million of fixed to floating rate subordinated notes due 2029 (the "Subordinated Notes") in a private placement transaction which closed June 26, 2014. The net proceeds from sale of the notes totaled $133.2 million.
The senior notes will bear interest at a rate of 4.625% and interest will be paid semi-annually in arrears in June and December. The Subordinated Notes will bear interest at an annual fixed rate of 6.125% until June 26, 2024, and interest will be paid semiannually. From June 26, 2024, the Subordinated Notes will bear an annual interest rate equal to three-month LIBOR plus 344.3 basis points until maturity on June 26, 2029. Customers' has the ability to call the Subordinated Notes at certain times on or after June 26, 2024.
The Subordinated Notes qualify as Tier 2 capital for regulatory capital purposes.
"Qualification of the Subordinated Notes as Tier 2 capital allows Customers to leverage our existing shareholders' equity investment, provides Tier 2 capital needed for future growth and allows us to accelerate shareholder value creation," said Jay Sidhu, Chairman and CEO of Customers Bancorp, Inc. "The senior notes provide funds which can be used to further support the Bank's capital needs or other corporate purposes."
Customers Bancorp, Inc. earlier today filed a Form 8K with the Securities and Exchange Commission providing further detail of the terms and conditions of the notes and included the Note Subscription Agreement, which includes a detail description of the note terms and conditions, as an exhibit.
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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