WMIH CORP. ANNOUNCES RETENTION OF FINANCIAL ADVISER
SEATTLE, August 21, 2017 – WMIH Corp. (Nasdaq: WMIH) (the “Company”), today announced that the Finance Committee of the Company’s Board of Directors has retained Keefe, Bruyette & Woods to provide certain financial advisory services in connection with the Finance Committee’s mandate to review the Company’s capital structure and potential financing alternatives.
Steve Scheiwe, Chairman of the Company’s Board and the Finance Committee, stated “We remain committed to consummating an accretive acquisition transaction and to delivering value to our stockholders. However, we are mindful that the Company’s Series B Convertible Preferred Stock is redeemable on January 5, 2018 if we have not consummated, or executed a definitive agreement to consummate, a qualified acquisition prior to that date. Accordingly, we formed the Finance Committee, comprised solely of independent directors, to explore potential financing and refinancing alternatives, including the potential restructuring or refinancing of the Series B Preferred Stock.”
There can be no assurance that any transaction, including a refinancing of the Series B Preferred Stock, will occur or if so on what terms. There is no set timetable for the Finance Committee’s review, and the Company does not intend to provide updates unless or until it determines that further disclosure is appropriate or necessary.
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