Eagle Bancorp Montana, Inc. (Nasdaq: EBMT) (the “Company”), holding company for Opportunity Bank of Montana (the “Bank”), announced that it has sold $15 million in subordinated notes to certain qualified institutional accredited investors through a private placement offering.

Brean Capital, LLC served as placement agent for this offering.  Holland & Knight LLP served as the Company’s legal counsel in this offering.

The subordinated notes were issued on June 10, 2020 and will mature on July 1, 2030.  The subordinated notes will bear interest at an annual fixed rate of 5.5% per annum, payable semi-annually in arrears on January 1 and July 1 of each year from July 1, 2020 to, but excluding, July 1, 2025.  From and including July 1, 2025 to, but excluding, July 1, 2030 or the earlier redemption date, interest will accrue at a floating rate per annum equal to a benchmark rate, which is expected to be Three-Month Term SOFR (as defined in the subordinated notes), plus a spread of 509.0 basis points, payable quarterly in arrears on January 1, April 1, July 1 and October 1 of each year.

The Company estimates that the net cash proceeds from the sale of the subordinated notes will be approximately $14.7 million, and the subordinated notes are expected to qualify as Tier 2 capital for regulatory purposes. The Company intends to use the net proceeds from the offering for general corporate purposes, including but not limited to the redemption of the Company’s outstanding $10 million of 6.75% subordinated notes due 2025.

“This capital gives us an opportunity to refinance our existing subordinated notes at a more attractive rate, with the remaining capital available to build out our business plan and meet the growing demand from our clients,” said Peter J. Johnson, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company. “Subordinated notes are a very cost effective way to raise regulatory capital.”

Eagle Bancorp Montana, Inc. is a bank holding company headquartered in Helena, Montana and is the holding company of Opportunity Bank of Montana, a community bank established in 1922 that serves consumers and small businesses in Montana through 23 banking offices. Additional information is available on the bank’s website at www.opportunitybank.com. The shares of Eagle Bancorp Montana, Inc. common stock are traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol “EBMT”.

Brean Capital’s Investment Banking Group is dedicated to helping its clients achieve their strategic and financial goals. For more than 40 years, the Firm has specialized in providing capital raising, M&A and financial advisory services to middle market businesses. Throughout its history, Brean Capital has established a track record of providing its clients with deep market knowledge, commitment and experience to ensure a successful transaction.  For more information, please visit: www.breancapital.com/InvestmentBanking.


This press release does not constitute an offer to sell, or the solicitation of an offer to buy, any security and shall not constitute an offer, solicitation or sale in any jurisdiction in which such offering would be unlawful. The above referenced securities offered and sold by the Company have not been registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and may not be offered or sold absent registration or an exemption from registration.

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