Walter Investment Management Corp. (NYSE:WAC) Files An 8-K Notice of Delisting or Failure to Satisfy a Continued Listing Rule or Standard; Transfer of ListingItem 3.01.
On July13, 2017, Walter Investment Management Corp. (the “Company”) received written notification (the “Notice”) from the New York Stock Exchange (“NYSE”) that the Company was considered to be below the compliance standards set forth under Rule 802.01C of the NYSE Listed Company Manual because the average closing price of the Company’s common stock fell below $1.00 over a consecutive 30 trading-day period as of July10, 2017.
Upon receipt of the Notice, the Company became subject to the procedures set forth in Rule 802.01C of the NYSE Listed Company Manual, and in accordance with such procedures, on or before July27, 2017, the Company expects to acknowledge receipt of the Notice and notify the NYSE of its intention to seek to cure the deficiency set forth therein.
The Company can regain compliance if, at any time in the six-month period following receipt of the Notice, the closing price of its common stock on the last trading day of any month is at least $1.00 and the 30 trading-day average closing price of its common stock on such day is also at least $1.00. If the Company determines that it intends to cure the stock price deficiency by taking a corporate action which would require approval by its stockholders, the six-month cure period described above may be extended in accordance with Rule 802.01C of the NYSE Listed Company Manual to allow the Company to obtain the requisite stockholder approval no later than its next annual meeting. The Company is considering various options it may take in an effort to cure this deficiency and regain compliance with Rule 802.01C of the NYSE Listed Company Manual.
Subject to the Company’s compliance with the other continued listing requirements set forth in the NYSE Listed Company Manual, during the applicable cure period the Company’s common stock is expected to continue to be listed and traded on the NYSE under the symbol “WAC,” but will have an added designation of “.BC” to indicate the status of the common stock as below compliance.
No assurance can be given that the Company will be able to regain compliance with the aforementioned listing requirement or maintain compliance with the other continued listing requirements set forth in the NYSE Listed Company Manual. If the Company’s common stock ultimately were to be suspended from trading on, and delisted from, the NYSE for any reason, it could have adverse consequences including, among others: negatively affecting the Company’s debt restructuring initiative which could lead to difficulty maintaining business, financing and operational relationships; lower demand and market price for the Company’s common stock; adverse publicity; and a reduced interest in the Company from investors, analysts and other market participants. In addition, a suspension or delisting could impair the Company’s ability to execute on its operational and strategic goals, raise additional capital and attract and retain employees by means of equity compensation.
Receipt of the Notice by the Company is not a violation of the terms of, and does not constitute a default or event of default under, any of the Company’s material debt obligations.
|Item 3.01.||Regulation FD Disclosure.|
On July14, 2017, the Company issued a press release, in accordance with and as required by the rules of the NYSE, announcing receipt of the Notice described in Item 3.01 above. The press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.
The information included in this Current Report on Form 8-K under Item 3.01 and Exhibit 99.1 is being furnished and shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or otherwise subject to liabilities of that Section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.
|Item 3.01.||Financial Statements and Exhibits.|
|99.1||Press Release, dated July14, 2017|
WALTER INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT CORP ExhibitEX-99.1 2 d301793dex991.htm EX-99.1 EX-99.1 Exhibit 99.1 News Release Contact: Kimberly Perez SVP & Chief Accounting Officer 813.421.7694 [email protected] FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Walter Investment Management Corp. Receives Continued Listing Standard Notice from the NYSE FORT WASHINGTON,…To view the full exhibit click
About Walter Investment Management Corp. (NYSE:WAC)
Walter Investment Management Corp. is a diversified mortgage banking firm focused primarily on the servicing and origination of residential loans, including reverse loans. The Company operates through three segments: Servicing, Originations and Reverse Mortgage. The Servicing segment consists of operations that perform servicing for third-party credit owners of mortgage loans, as well as its own mortgage loan portfolio. The Servicing segment also includes Insurance, and Loans and Residuals businesses. The Originations segment consists of operations that originate and purchase mortgage loans that are intended for sale to third parties. The Reverse Mortgage segment consists of operations which purchases and originates home equity conversion mortgage that are securitized, but remain on the consolidated balance sheet as collateral for secured borrowings.