Annapolis, MD (September 8, 2016) – Severn Bancorp, Inc., (Nasdaq: SVBI) (the “Company”) parent company of Severn Savings Bank, FSB (“Severn”), announced the redemption of the remaining portion of the 23,393 original shares of preferred stock sold in 2008 to the U.S. Department of the Treasury (the “TARP Shares”), now owned by third parties. The TARP Shares have a dividend rate of 9% per annum. The Company previously redeemed 10,000 TARP Shares on May 16, 2016, leaving 13,393 of those shares outstanding. On September 8, 2016 the Company paid $13.4 million to redeem the remaining 13,393 TARP Shares. After this redemption the Company will have fully repaid all of its TARP obligations.
Alan J. Hyatt, President and Chief Executive Officer commented, “We are pleased to announce the full redemption of the TARP Shares. This redemption eliminated and fully repaid the securities issued under the U.S. Department of Treasury’s TARP program. Going forward, this will reduce our cost of funds and further add to the financial strength of the Company.” He continued, “Our capital ratios after the redemption exceed requirements for well capitalized banks, leaving Severn well poised for further growth.”
About Severn Savings Bank: Founded in 1946, Severn is a full-service community bank offering a wide array of personal and commercial banking products as well as residential and commercial mortgage lending. It has assets of approximately $794 million and four branches located in Annapolis, Edgewater and Glen Burnie, Maryland, and another branch under construction in Severna Park, Maryland. The bank specializes in exceptional customer service and holds itself and its employees to a high standard of community contribution. Severn is on the Web at www.severnbank.com.
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