SOURCE: EverBank

EverBank

February 09, 2012 09:00 ET

Everbank Acquires MetLife Bank's Warehouse Finance Business

JACKSONVILLE, FL--(Marketwire - Feb 9, 2012) - EverBank announced today it has reached an agreement to acquire MetLife Bank's Warehouse Finance business. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

The acquisition, which is expected to close in the first half of 2012, will leverage EverBank's residential lending expertise and increase EverBank's assets by approximately $400 million.

"We've been interested in entering the warehouse lending business for some time," said Rob Clements, Chairman and CEO of EverBank. "The MetLife Warehouse Finance business represents a natural business line expansion for EverBank and diversifies our lending platform with high quality asset generation capabilities."

The acquisition has been approved by both parties' boards of directors and remains subject to regulatory approvals. EverBank was advised by the law firms of Alston & Bird LLP and BuckleySandler LLP and the investment banking firm of Goldman, Sachs & Co. MetLife was advised by K&L Gates LLP and Deutsche Bank Securities Inc.

About EverBank

EverBank Financial Corp. provides a diverse range of financial products and services directly to customers nationwide through multiple business channels. Headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida, EverBank has nearly $12.6 billion in assets, $10.2 billion in deposits and approximately 2,400 employees. With an emphasis on value, innovation and service, EverBank offers a broad selection of banking, lending and investing products to consumers and businesses. EverBank provides services to customers through websites, over the phone, through the mail and at 14 Florida-based Financial Centers. More information on EverBank can be found at www.AboutEverBank.com

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