Waterstone Financial, Inc. Announces Plan To Sell Additional Stock And Convert To Fully Public Company PR Newswire WAUWATOSA, Wis., June 6, 2013 WAUWATOSA, Wis., June 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Waterstone Financial, Inc. (the "Company") (NasdaqGS: WSBF), the parent company for WaterStone Bank SSB (the "Bank"), announced today that its Board of Directors, together with the Boards of Directors of Lamplighter Financial, MHC (the "MHC") and the Bank, have unanimously adopted a Plan of Conversion and Reorganization (the "Plan of Conversion"). Pursuant to the Plan of Conversion, the MHC will sell its majority ownership in the Company in a "second-step" stock offering. Simultaneously, the Company, which is currently in the mutual holding company structure, will reorganize to a fully public stock holding company. As part of the conversion and reorganization, the Bank will become a wholly owned subsidiary of a new holding company, which also will be named Waterstone Financial, Inc. Shares of common stock of the Company held by persons other than the MHC (whose shares will be canceled) will be converted into shares of common stock of the new holding company pursuant to an exchange ratio intended to preserve the percentage ownership interests of such persons. In the stock offering, depositors of the Bank with qualifying deposits as of December 31, 2011 will have first priority to purchase the shares of common stock. The transactions contemplated by the Plan of Conversion are subject to approval by the Company's stockholders (including approval by a majority of the shares held by persons other than the MHC), the voting members of the MHC (depositors of the Bank), the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions. A prospectus or proxy statement/prospectus, as applicable, and other proxy materials containing detailed information relating to the Plan of Conversion, details of the offering, and business and financial information about the Company will be sent to stockholders of the Company and members of the MHC (depositors of the Bank) following regulatory approval. Waterstone Financial, Inc. is a single-bank, thrift holding company headquartered in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. With $1.63 billion in assets at March 31, 2013, the Bank has eight community bank branches in the metropolitan Milwaukee market and mortgage banking offices in 12 states around the country. This release is neither an offer to sell nor a solicitation of an offer to buy common stock. The offer is made only by the prospectus when accompanied by a stock order form. The shares of common stock of the new holding company are not savings accounts or savings deposits, may lose value and are not insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other government agency. This press release contains certain forward-looking statements about the conversion and reorganization. Forward-looking statements include statements regarding anticipated future events and can be identified by the fact that they do not relate strictly to historical or current facts. They often include words such as "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "estimate," and "intend" or future or conditional verbs such as "will," "would," "should," "could," or "may." Forward-looking statements, by their nature, are subject to risks and uncertainties. Certain factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from expected results include delays in consummation of the Plan of Conversion and Reorganization, difficulties in selling the shares of stock, increased competitive pressures, changes in the interest rate environment, general economic conditions or conditions within the securities markets, and legislative and regulatory changes that could adversely affect our business. SOURCE Waterstone Financial, Inc. Website: http://www.wsbonline.com Contact: Anne Kahl, +1-414-459-4183, firstname.lastname@example.org
Waterstone Financial, Inc. Announces Plan To Sell Additional Stock And Convert To Fully Public Company
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