BankUnited Responds to Market Rumors; To Announce Fourth Quarter Results

MIAMI LAKES, Fla.--()--BankUnited, Inc. (NYSE:BKU) today announced that, regarding the recent articles and publicity about the Company, it has confirmed that a preliminary process did occur whereby the Company considered its strategic alternatives. That process has concluded and the Company will continue to pursue its original plan to build the premier bank throughout Florida as an independent institution.

The Company looks forward to releasing its financial results for the fourth quarter of 2011 prior to the market opening on Wednesday, January 25, 2012. Highlights will include twelve new branches opened during the fourth quarter, deposit growth from $6.9 billion to $7.4 billion, or 24% on an annualized basis, and growth in the Company’s new loan portfolio from $1.3 billion to $1.7 billion, or 139% on an annualized basis.

About BankUnited

BankUnited, Inc. is a savings and loan holding company with two wholly-owned subsidiaries: BankUnited, which is one of the largest independent depository institutions headquartered in Florida by assets, and BankUnited Investment Services, Inc., or BankUnited Investment Services, a Florida insurance agency which provides comprehensive wealth management products and financial planning services. BankUnited is a federally-chartered, federally-insured savings association headquartered in Miami Lakes, Florida, with over $11 billion of assets, more than 1,300 professionals and 95 branches in 15 counties at December 31, 2011.

Forward-Looking Statements

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Contacts

BankUnited, Inc.
Douglas J. Pauls, 305-461-6841
dpauls@bankunited.com

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Contacts

BankUnited, Inc.
Douglas J. Pauls, 305-461-6841
dpauls@bankunited.com