SEATTLE & LA JOLLA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--HomeStreet, Inc. (Nasdaq:HMST) (the “Company” or “HomeStreet”), the parent company of HomeStreet Bank (“HomeStreet Bank”), together with Silvergate Bank (“Silvergate”), a California commercial bank, announced today that HomeStreet Bank and Silvergate have executed a definitive agreement for HomeStreet Bank to acquire the San Marcos, Calif., retail branch of Silvergate as well as its business lending team. The parties expect to close the transaction in the first half of 2019, subject to customary closing conditions including regulatory approvals.
As of October 31, 2018, total deposits to be acquired are approximately $123 million. Additionally, HomeStreet will be acquiring certain other assets, including loans totaling approximately $123 million and certain off-balance sheet deposit relationships. The branch is located at 277 Rancheros Drive, Suite 300, in San Marcos, Calif, a growing area of Northern San Diego County. The Silvergate employees who work at the San Marcos branch as well as the business lending team will be offered positions at HomeStreet Bank. Silvergate’s chief banking officer, Dino D’Auria, and his team of seasoned commercial bankers and operations staff are expected to become HomeStreet’s San Diego commercial banking team. This acquisition would increase the number of HomeStreet’s retail deposit branches to five in San Diego County and 17 in Southern California.
“We have a strong, growing presence in Southern California, and we are excited to add another bank branch in the San Diego area,” said HomeStreet Bank Chairman, President and CEO Mark K. Mason. “This acquisition also substantially increases our commercial lending team in Southern California and adds a proven leader and his team to our San Diego operations. We’re looking forward to welcoming new employees and customers to our HomeStreet family and are working with the Silvergate team to ensure a smooth transition for everyone involved.”
“We have enjoyed wonderful relationships with our customers whose loans and deposits are included in this transaction, and we sincerely appreciate their trust allowing us to be of service. In considering this transaction, we sought a partner that mirrors our service philosophy and are pleased to introduce our customers to HomeStreet, which will be retaining the key employees that have built and maintained the relationships with these customers,” said Alan Lane, Silvergate’s Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Lane added, “This transaction enables us to increase our focus on our core fintech deposit initiative and our specialty lending competencies.”
The San Marcos location will continue to operate as a branch of Silvergate Bank until the transaction is completed. Upon closing, the branch will become part of HomeStreet Bank.
Barclays Capital acted as Silvergate’s financial advisor for this transaction and Breakwater Law Group acted as its legal advisor.
Forward-Looking Statements Regarding HomeStreet
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About HomeStreet, Inc.
HomeStreet, Inc. (Nasdaq:HMST) is a diversified financial services company headquartered in Seattle, Washington, serving consumers and businesses in the Western United States and Hawaii through its various operating subsidiaries. The company operates two primary business segments: Mortgage Banking, which originates and purchases single family residential mortgage loans, primarily for sale into secondary markets; and Commercial & Consumer Banking, including commercial real estate, commercial lending, residential construction lending, retail banking, private banking, investment, and insurance services. Its principal subsidiaries are HomeStreet Bank and HomeStreet Capital Corporation. Certain information about our business can be found on our investor relations web site, located at http://ir.homestreet.com. Homestreet Bank is a member of the FDIC and an Equal Housing Lender.
About Silvergate Bank:
Silvergate Bank is a subsidiary of Silvergate Capital Corporation and a provider of innovative financial infrastructure solutions and services to participants in the digital currency industry. At September 30, 2018, Silvergate had total assets of $2.2 billion and total deposits of $1.9 billion, including $1.7 billion of noninterest bearing deposits. For more information, please visit www.silvergatebank.com.