WYOMISSING, PA--(Marketwired - May 16, 2014) - Customers Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: CUBI), the parent company of Customers Bank (collectively referred to as "Customers"), identified the following highlights from the presentations and related discussions occurring at their May 14, 2014 Analyst Day at the New York City Harvard Club as including the following:
- As loan originations are tracking to previous stated 2014 quarterly targets of about $500 million; the mortgage loan warehouse line outstandings have grown by 20% over their first quarter average reflecting greater mortgage market activity; asset quality to date remains stable; and as Q1 ending GAAP loan assets are $700 million greater than the average assets for Q1 2014 indicating significantly higher interest income for Q2 and the rest of the year compared to Q1, management stated they were "more confident than ever" of their 2014 stated earnings per fully diluted share targets of $1.65 to $1.70 for 2014 and $1.95 to $2.00 for 2015.
- Customers Bank has undertaken a study of the prepaid card business and has decided to include prepaid cards in their product offering;
- Customers Bank is considering significant expansion of their Small Business Administration loan program, even contemplating a regional or national program;
- The BankMobile strategic initiative, to be launched in Q3 2014, offers an exciting low cost way to experiment with different product and customer target groups. BankMobile has great potential for generating significant revenue in future periods, but is not expected to be profitable in the near future;
- Customers is considering selling their multi-family originations in excess of their targeted exposure to others, either directly or through a loan broker; and
- The warehouse lending product set has been expanded to include loans collateralized by mortgage servicing rights, warehousing of construction loans to permanent loans, and private banking for mortgage company owners.
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 Touch/High Tech 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.
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