HELENA, Mont., Oct. 13, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Eagle Bancorp Montana, Inc. (NASDAQ:EBMT) (the “Company,” “Eagle”), the holding company of Opportunity Bank of Montana (the “Bank”), announced today the closing of its underwritten public offering of 1,189,041 shares of the Company’s common stock, at a price to the public of $18.25 per share for gross proceeds of approximately $21.7 million. The offering included the exercise in full by the underwriters of their option to purchase an additional 139,041 shares. The net proceeds to the Company, after deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and estimated offering expenses, were approximately $20.1 million.
D.A. Davidson & Co. served as sole bookrunning manager of the offering, and FIG Partners, LLC served as a co-manager. The Company intends to use the net proceeds from the offering for general corporate purposes, including potential future acquisitions and to support continued organic growth, with an anticipated $10 million of the net proceeds to be contributed to the Bank.
The shares were issued by means of a prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus filed as part of an effective shelf registration statement on Form S-3 (File No. 333-216983) filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). These documents are available at no charge by visiting the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy these securities, nor shall there be any offer or sale of these securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. The offering was made only by means of a prospectus, copies of which may be obtained from D.A. Davidson & Co., Attn: Equity Capital Markets, 8 Third St. N., Great Falls, MT 59401, (406) 791-7319.
About the Company
Eagle Bancorp Montana, Inc. is a bank holding company headquartered in Helena, Montana and is the holding company of Opportunity Bank, a community bank established in 1922 that serves consumers and small businesses in Montana through 14 banking offices. Additional information is available on the bank’s website at www.opportunitybank.com. The shares of Eagle Bancorp Montana, Inc. are traded on the NASDAQ Global Market under the symbol “EBMT.”
Forward Looking Statements
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Peter J. Johnson, President and CEO
Laura F. Clark, SVP and CFO