JERICHO, N.Y., June 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Esquire Financial Holdings, Inc. ("Esquire") today announced the launch of its initial public offering of common stock. Esquire is offering 1,800,000 shares and selling stockholders are offering up to 760,000 shares of Esquire's common stock. The initial public offering price is currently estimated to be between $14.00 and $16.00 per share. The common stock is expected to trade on the Nasdaq Capital Market under the symbol "ESQ."
The underwriter will have a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 384,000 shares of common stock from Esquire. Esquire intends to use the net proceeds from the offering to support growth in the loan portfolio of its wholly-owned banking subsidiary, Esquire Bank, National Association, to finance potential strategic acquisitions to the extent such opportunities arise, and for other general corporate purposes, which could include other growth initiatives. Esquire will not receive any proceeds from the sales of shares of common stock by the selling stockholders.
Sandler O'Neill + Partners, L.P. is acting as sole book-running manager.
The offering will be made only by means of a prospectus. Copies of the preliminary prospectus relating to the proposed offering may be obtained by contacting Sandler O'Neill + Partners, L.P., 1251 Avenue of the Americas, 6th Floor, New York, New York 10020, by phone, toll-free at (866) 805-4128 or by email at email@example.com.
A Registration Statement on Form S-1 (File No: 333-218372) relating to the common stock has been filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") but has not yet become effective. The common stock may not be sold nor may offers to buy be accepted prior to the time the Registration Statement becomes effective. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell nor the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of the common stock, in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of such state or jurisdiction. The common stock to be offered in the initial public offering will not be insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other governmental agency.
About Esquire Financial Holdings, Inc.
Esquire Financial Holdings, Inc. is a bank holding company headquartered in Jericho, New York, with an additional branch office in Garden City, New York and an administrative office in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. At March 31, 2017, Esquire had approximately $438.1 million in assets. Its wholly-owned subsidiary, Esquire Bank, National Association, is a full service commercial bank dedicated to serving the financial needs of the legal industry and small businesses nationally, as well as commercial and retail customers in the New York metropolitan area.
Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This press release includes "forward-looking statements," including with respect to the initial public offering. Forward-looking statements are subject to many risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to: changes in business plans as circumstances warrant; changes in general economic, business and political conditions, including changes in the financial markets; and other risks detailed in the "Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements," "Risk Factors" and other sections of the Registration Statement. Potential investors should note that the forward-looking statements included in this press release are not a guarantee of future events, and that actual events may differ materially from those made in or suggested by the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements generally can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "may," "might," "should," "could," "predict," "potential," "believe," "expect," "attribute," "continue," "will," "anticipate," "seek," "estimate," "intend," "plan," "projection," "goal," "target," "outlook," "aim," "would," "annualized" and "outlook," or similar terminology. Any forward-looking statements presented herein are made only as of the date of this press release, and Esquire does not undertake any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements to reflect changes in assumptions, the occurrence of unanticipated events, or otherwise, except as may be required by law.
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