Ocwen Financial Corporation Announces Closing of $60 Million PIPE Investment
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., April 6, 2009 -- Ocwen Financial Corporation (NYSE:OCN) is pleased to announce the closing on April 3, 2009 of the previously disclosed agreement to sell 5,471,500 shares of the Company's Common Stock in a private placement transaction for a price of $11.00 per share. The Company realized approximately $60 million in proceeds from this issuance. The purchasers, most of whom are existing Ocwen shareholders, are affiliated with a prominent Boston-based investment management firm, and purchased approximately 8% of the Company's total outstanding shares pursuant to this new issuance. Along with their existing stockholdings, the purchasers own approximately 9.6% of Ocwen's total outstanding shares as of the closing of the transaction.
The Company further consummated the repurchase from William C. Erbey, its Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, of one million shares of the Company's Common Stock, also at a per-share price of $11.00, on April 3. A portion of the proceeds received by the Company from the above-described private placement transaction was used to acquire the shares from Mr. Erbey.
Ocwen was advised by O'Melveny & Myers LLP. The purchasers were advised by Greenberg Traurig LLP.
Ocwen Financial Corporation is a leading asset manager and business process solutions provider specializing in loan servicing, special servicing, and mortgage services. Ocwen is headquartered in West Palm Beach, Florida with offices in Arizona, California, the District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia and New York and global operations in Canada, Germany, India and Uruguay. Utilizing our state of the art technology, world-class training and six sigma processes, we provide solutions that make our clients' loans worth more. Additional information is available at www.ocwen.com.
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CONTACT: Ocwen Financial Corporation David J. Gunter, Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer (561) 682-8367 David.Gunter@Ocwen.com