Courtesy of Benzinga.
EverBank Financial Corp (NYSE: EVER) announced today that the Company had converted $48.7 million of cash, which was held in escrow related to EverBank’s acquisition of Tygris Commercial Finance Group, into 4,032,662 shares of its common stock at a price per share of $12.07. The conversion price was based on the trailing ten day volume weighted average price per share of EverBank’s common stock through August 27, 2012, as quoted on the New York Stock Exchange. The private placement involved certain of EverBank’s shareholders (the “Purchasers”), all of whom are accredited investors and former shareholders of Tygris. The newly issued shares in this transaction will remain in escrow per the terms of the original escrow agreement. The escrow account was established in connection with the Tygris acquisition to offset potential losses realized in connection with the acquired lease and loan portfolio over a five-year period following the closing of the transaction. Based on the performance of the acquired Tygris portfolio to date, the Company anticipates the shares will be fully released in 2015.