CORAL GABLES, Fla., Feb. 27, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Capital Bank Financial Corp. (Nasdaq:CBF) (the "Company") today announced that, due to the inclement weather affecting North Carolina and a delay in the delivery of solicitation materials to certain holders, it has extended the termination date for its consent solicitation seeking the early redemption of the contingent value rights ("CVR") (CUSIP: 842CVR607) issued to former shareholders of Southern Community Financial Corporation when it was acquired by the Company on October 1, 2012. Holders wishing to deliver their consents will now have until 5:00 p.m., New York Time, on March 6, 2015 (unless this termination date is further extended or shortened in the Company's sole discretion). The other terms and conditions of the consent solicitation remain unchanged.
As previously announced, the early redemption will permit the Company to redeem all of these CVRs at any time prior to March 31, 2015 at a price of $1.00 per CVR. Each CVR holder delivering their consent prior to the March 6, 2015 expiration date will also receive an additional payment for granting their consent of $0.03 per CVR. If consents are received from at least a majority of the CVRs outstanding prior the expiration date, the Company expects to amend the terms of the CVR Agreement to permit it to redeem the remaining CVRs (including CVRs of non-consenting holders) at any time prior to March 31, 2015 at $1.00 per CVR. The Company reserves the right to terminate the consent solicitation, or alter any of the terms thereof, prior to the expiration date in its sole discretion.
As of 5:00 p.m., New York Time, on February 27, 2015, according to Globic Advisors, the information agent and tabulation agent for the consent solicitation, approximately 46% of CVR holders have delivered their consents.
Under the current terms of these CVRs, holders are entitled to receive up to $1.30 per CVR promptly following their October 1, 2017 maturity date, dependent upon the level of credit losses in a segment of the Company's loan portfolio. Based on the level of such credit losses to date, the Company currently anticipates that, absent the receipt of the early redemption, CVR holders are likely to receive the $1.30 per CVR maximum payment promptly following the maturity date. Holders are also entitled to receive the $1.30 per CVR maximum payment if there is a change of control of the Company prior to the October 1, 2017 maturity date.
The consent solicitation is being made pursuant to a "Consent Solicitation Statement," dated February 5, 2015, which sets forth a more comprehensive description of the terms of the consent solicitation. Copies of the Consent Solicitation Statement and the consent form, as well as copies of the CVR Agreement may be obtained by CVR holders from the information agent and tabulation agent for the consent solicitation, Globic Advisors, at 212-227-9699 (attention: Robert Stevens) or firstname.lastname@example.org. A copy of the CVR Agreement also appears as Exhibit 10.1 to the Company's Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") on October 5, 2012 and available on the SEC's website at http://www.sec.gov.
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About Capital Bank Financial Corp.
Capital Bank Financial Corp. is a national bank holding company, formed in 2009 to create a premier regional banking franchise in the southeastern United States. CBF is the parent of Capital Bank N.A., a national banking association with $6.8 billion in total assets as of December 31, 2014, and 162 full-service banking offices throughout Florida, North and South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. To learn more about Capital Bank, N.A., please visit www.capitalbank-us.com.
CONTACT: Kenneth A. Posner Chief of Strategic Planning and Investor Relations Phone: (212) 399-4020 E-mail: Kposner@cbfcorp.com
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