NEW YORK … April 19, 2016…Signature Bank (Nasdaq: SBNY), a New York-based full service commercial bank (the “Bank”), announced today the closing of its offering of $260.0 million aggregate principal amount of subordinated notes due April 19, 2026 (the “notes”). The notes bear interest at 5.30% per annum, payable semi-annually, in arrears on each April 19 and October 19 commencing April 19, 2016 until April 19, 2021. On April 19, 2021 and thereafter, interest on the notes will accrue at LIBOR plus 3.92%, paid quarterly in arrears on each January 19, April 19, July 19 and October 19. Proceeds from the sale of the notes will be used to support the capital requirements of the Bank and for general corporate purposes.
The notes are unsecured and subordinate obligations of the Bank and rank junior in right of payment to the Bank’s obligations to its depositors, its obligations under banker’s acceptances, letters of credit and its obligations to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.
The notes have been issued to a limited number of institutional investors in reliance upon the exemption provided by Section 3(a)(2) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”). The securities are not deposits and are neither insured nor approved by the FDIC. The issuance and sale of the notes have not been registered under the Securities Act or under the securities laws of any state and the notes may not be offered or sold absent registration or an applicable exemption from registration requirements.
This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy the notes, nor shall there be any offer, solicitation or sale of any notes in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.
About Signature Bank
Signature Bank, member FDIC, is a New York-based full-service commercial bank with 29 private client offices throughout the New York metropolitan area, including those in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Westchester, Long Island, Queens, the Bronx, Staten Island and Connecticut. The Bank’s growing network of private client banking teams serves the needs of privately owned businesses, their owners and senior managers.
Signature Bank offers a wide variety of business and personal banking products and services. Its specialty finance subsidiary, Signature Financial, LLC, provides equipment finance and leasing. Signature Securities Group Corporation, a wholly owned Bank subsidiary, is a licensed broker-dealer, investment adviser and member FINRA/SIPC, offering investment, brokerage, asset management and insurance products and services.
Since commencing operations in May 2001, the Bank has grown to $33.45 billion in assets, $23.79 billion in loans, $26.77 billion in deposits, $2.89 billion in equity capital and $5.21 billion in other assets under management as of December 31, 2015. Signature Bank’s Tier 1 and risk-based capital ratios are significantly above the levels required to be considered well capitalized.
Signature Bank ranked sixth on Forbes’ Best and Worst Banks in America 2016 list and third on leading trade journal Bank Director’s 2015 Bank Performance Scorecard for banks with assets between $5 and $50 billion.
For more information, please visit www.signatureny.com.
This press release and oral statements made from time to time by our representatives contain “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that are subject to risks and uncertainties. You should not place undue reliance on those statements because they are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties relating to market conditions, our operations and business environment, all of which are difficult to predict and may be beyond our control. Forward-looking statements include statements regarding the offering and information concerning our future results, interest rates and the interest rate environment, loan and deposit growth, loan performance, operations, new private client teams and other hires, new office openings and business strategy. These statements often include words such as “may,” “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “potential,” “opportunity,” “could,” “project,” “seek,” “should,” “will,” would,” “plan,” “estimate” or other similar expressions. As you consider forward-looking statements, you should understand that these statements are not guarantees of performance or results. They involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements and can change as a result of many possible events or factors, not all of which are known to us or in our control. These factors include but are not limited to: (i) prevailing economic and capital markets conditions; (ii) changes in interest rates, loan demand, real estate values and competition, any of which can materially affect origination levels and gain on sale results in our business, as well as other aspects of our financial performance, including earnings on interest-bearing assets; (iii) the level of defaults, losses and prepayments on loans made by us, whether held in portfolio or sold in the whole loan secondary markets, which can materially affect charge-off levels and required credit loss reserve levels; (iv) changes in monetary and fiscal policies of the U.S. Government, including policies of the U.S. Treasury and the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System; (v) changes in the banking and other financial services regulatory environment and (vi) competition for qualified personnel and desirable office locations. Although we believe that these forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, beliefs and expectations, if a change occurs or our beliefs, assumptions and expectations were incorrect, our business, financial condition, liquidity or results of operations may vary materially from those expressed in our forward-looking statements. Additional risks are described in our quarterly and annual reports filed with the FDIC. You should keep in mind that any forward-looking statements made by Signature Bank speak only as of the date on which they were made. New risks and uncertainties come up from time to time, and we cannot predict these events or how they may affect the Bank. Signature Bank has no duty to, and does not intend to, update or revise the forward-looking statements after the date on which they are made. In light of these risks and uncertainties, you should keep in mind that any forward-looking statement made in this release or elsewhere might not reflect actual results.
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