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Capital Bank Financial Corp. Announces Early Termination of FDIC Loss Share Agreements

CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 21, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Capital Bank Financial Corp. (Nasdaq:CBF) (the “Company”) announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary, Capital Bank Corporation (the “Bankˮ), has entered into an agreement with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (“FDICˮ) on March 18, 2016, to terminate all existing loss share agreements with the FDIC and has made a payment of $3.0 million to the FDIC as consideration for the early termination of the loss share agreements. The Company views this transaction as an opportunity to provide greater financial transparency and reduce operating costs, coupled with a favorable payback period of approximately three years. These loss share agreements were entered into by the Bank in 2010 in conjunction with the Bank acquiring substantially all of the assets and assuming substantially all of the liabilities of three failed banks in FDIC-assisted acquisitions. All rights and obligations of the Bank and the FDIC under these FDIC loss share agreements, including the clawback provisions and the settlement of loss share and expense reimbursement claims, have been resolved and terminated under the termination agreement.

The early loss share termination will result in a one-time after-tax charge of approximately $5.5 million during the first quarter of 2016, resulting from the payment and write-off of the remaining FDIC indemnification asset. The early termination agreement will eliminate the FDIC indemnification asset, related receivable and accrued clawback liability, which totaled to a net amount of $6.0 million as of December 31, 2015. Following the termination of these agreements, the Company will benefit from the reduction in FDIC amortization expense and other related expenses of approximately $0.5 million per quarter.

As a result of entering into the early termination agreements, assets covered under loss sharing agreements, including covered loans and OREO in the amount of $74.1 million as of December 31, 2015, will be reclassified as non-covered, effective January 1, 2016. The Bank will now recognize the full amount of all future charge-offs, recoveries, gains, losses and expenses related to the previously covered assets, as the FDIC will no longer be sharing in these amounts.

Forward-Looking Statements

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About Capital Bank Financial Corp.

Capital Bank Financial Corp. is a 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 Corporation, a State of North Carolina chartered financial institution with $7.4 billion in total assets as of December 31, 2015, and 152 full-service banking offices throughout Florida, North and South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. To learn more about Capital Bank Financial Corporation, please visit www.capitalbank-us.com.

CONTACT: Kenneth A. Posner Chief of Strategic Planning and Investor Relations Phone: (212) 399-4020 Kposner@cbfcorp.com

Source:Capital Bank Financial Corp.