Customers Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE: CUBI) announced today that its Board of Directors authorized a new share repurchase plan to repurchase up to 10% of its outstanding common stock as of June 30, 2021 over a one-year period.
“This authorization reflects the next step in our multiphase strategy to increase shareholder value,” said Jay Sidhu, chairman and CEO of Customers Bancorp, Inc. “We could not be happier with where we stand today and the prospects of our company. Depending on the timing of PPP loan forgiveness, we now expect 2021 core earnings per share to be between $7.00 and $8.00, with a resulting book value of up to $37.00 per share by year-end 2021, before the effect of any common share repurchases. We also expect to launch our previously announced Real Time Payments systems network before the end of third quarter 2021. As a forward-thinking technology enabled regional community bank, we are excited about our future. Our fintech capabilities generated $72.5 million of shareholder value creation through the BankMobile divestiture and special one-time dividend and about $400 million of total anticipated revenues from PPP alone,” commented Sidhu.
The timing and amount of common stock repurchases made pursuant to the Customers Bancorp common stock repurchase program are subject to various factors, including the company's capital position, liquidity, financial performance and alternative uses of capital, stock trading price, regulatory requirements and limitations, and general market conditions. Also, it may be suspended at any time. The common stock repurchases may be effected through open market purchases or privately negotiated transactions, including repurchase plans that satisfy the conditions of Rule 10b5-1 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.
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About Customers Bancorp, Inc.
Customers Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE:CUBI) is a bank holding company located in West Reading, Pennsylvania engaged in banking and related businesses through its bank subsidiary, Customers Bank, a full-service bank with $19.6 billion in assets at June 30, 2021. A member of the Federal Reserve System with deposits insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Customers Bank is an equal opportunity lender that provides a range of banking and lending services to small and medium-sized businesses, professionals, individuals and families. Services and products are available wherever permitted by law through mobile-first apps, online portals, and a network of offices and branches.
Sam Sidhu, President 484-744-8985