Hilltop Holdings Inc. and The Bank of River Oaks Receive Regulatory Approval of Pending Acquisition

DALLAS--()--Dallas-based Hilltop Holdings Inc. (NYSE: HTH), the holding company for PlainsCapital Bank, and Houston-based The Bank of River Oaks today jointly announced the receipt of approval from federal regulators to proceed with Hilltop’s $85 million, all-cash acquisition of The Bank of River Oaks.

The acquisition was approved by The Bank of River Oaks shareholders on May 10, 2018, and the companies expect it to close on or about August 1, 2018. Once completed, The Bank of River Oaks will be merged into PlainsCapital Bank with all customer accounts expected to be converted to the PlainsCapital platform by the end of the year.

About Hilltop Holdings Inc.

Hilltop Holdings is a Dallas-based financial holding company. Its primary line of business is to provide business and consumer banking services from offices located throughout Texas through PlainsCapital Bank. PlainsCapital Bank’s wholly owned subsidiary, PrimeLending, provides residential mortgage lending throughout the United States. Hilltop Holdings’ broker-dealer subsidiaries, Hilltop Securities Inc. and Hilltop Securities Independent Network Inc., provide a full complement of securities brokerage, institutional and investment banking services in addition to clearing services and retail financial advisory. Through Hilltop Holdings’ other wholly owned subsidiary, National Lloyds Corporation, it provides property and casualty insurance through two insurance companies, National Lloyds Insurance Company and American Summit Insurance Company. At June 30, 2018, Hilltop employed approximately 5,400 people and operated approximately 475 locations in 45 states. Hilltop Holdings' common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "HTH." Find more information at Hilltop-Holdings.com, PlainsCapital.com, PrimeLending.com, NationalLloydsInsurance.com and HilltopSecurities.com.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause our actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements anticipated in such statements. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made and, except as required by law, we do not assume any duty to update forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements concerning such things as our plans, objectives, strategies, expectations and intentions and other statements that are not statements of historical fact, and may be identified by words such as “anticipates,” “believes,” “could,” “estimates,” “expects,” “forecasts,” “goal,” “intends,” “may,” “might,” “plan,” “probable,” “projects,” “seeks,” “should,” “target,” “view” or “would” or the negative of these words and phrases or similar words or phrases. Factors that could cause our actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements include, among others: (i) the possibility that any of the anticipated benefits of the proposed transaction will not be realized or will not be realized within the expected time period; (ii) the risk that integration of the operations of The Bank of River Oaks will be materially delayed or will be more costly or difficult than expected; (iii) the failure of the proposed transaction to close on the expected timeline or at all; (iv) the effect of the announcement of the transaction on customer relationships and operating results; (v) ability to meet the remaining closing conditions to the mergers; and (vi) the possibility that the transaction may be more expensive to complete than anticipated, including as a result of unexpected factors or events. For a discussion of additional factors that could cause our actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements, please see the risk factors discussed in our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and other reports that are filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All forward-looking statements are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement.

Contacts

Hilltop Holdings Inc.
Media Contact:
Ben Brooks, 214-252-4047
ben.brooks@hilltop-holdings.com
or
Investor Relations Contact:
Isabell Novakov, 214-252-4029
inovakov@hilltop-holdings.com

Contacts

Hilltop Holdings Inc.
Media Contact:
Ben Brooks, 214-252-4047
ben.brooks@hilltop-holdings.com
or
Investor Relations Contact:
Isabell Novakov, 214-252-4029
inovakov@hilltop-holdings.com