CORAL GABLES, Fla., May 19, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Amerant Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ: AMTB) (the “Company” or “Amerant”) today announced that it successfully completed its previously announced $50 million Repurchase Program for its shares of Class A Common Stock (the “Class A Shares”).
Jerry Plush, Vice Chairman, President and CEO, said, “We are pleased to announce the successful completion of our second buyback program. Along with the recent declaration and payment of cash dividends, these actions demonstrate our commitment to efficiently manage the Company’s capital levels while increasing total return to our shareholders.”
Under the second Repurchase Program launched on February 1, 2022, the Company repurchased 1,602,887 Class A Shares, including 611,525 Class A Shares since March 31, 2022. The Company has now completed two consecutive $50 million buyback programs for its Class A Shares and has repurchased an aggregate 3,148,399 Class A Shares since mid-November 2021, when the Company announced the successful conversion to one class of common stock.
About Amerant Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ: AMTB)
Amerant Bancorp Inc. is a bank holding company headquartered in Coral Gables, Florida since 1979. The Company operates through its main subsidiary, Amerant Bank, N.A. (the “Bank”), as well as its other subsidiaries: Amerant Investments, Inc., Elant Bank and Trust Ltd., and Amerant Mortgage, LLC. The Company provides individuals and businesses in the U.S., as well as select international clients, with deposit, credit and wealth management services. The Bank, which has operated for over 40 years, is the largest community bank headquartered in Florida. The Bank operates 24 banking centers – 17 in South Florida and 7 in Houston, Texas. For more information, visit investor.amerantbank.com.
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Silvia M. Larrieu