NMI Holdings, Inc. Enters Into $150 Million Senior Secured Term Loan B to Fund Continued Growth in Insurance-in-Force

Nov 10, 2015, 16:01 ET from NMI Holdings, Inc.

EMERYVILLE, Calif., Nov. 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- NMI Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: NMIH), the parent company of National Mortgage Insurance Corporation (National MI), today announced that it has entered into a $150 million senior secured Term Loan B to support the continued growth of its insurance-in-force.  JP Morgan Securities LLC is serving as sole lead arranger and sole bookrunner for the transaction and JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. is serving as administrative agent.

Bradley Shuster, chairman and chief executive officer of National MI, said, "Our recent growth in new insurance written, insurance-in-force, and risk-in-force has surpassed our expectations, and is driving the need for more capital to comply with the risk-to-capital frameworks of both state and federal regulatory agencies.  This opportunistic transaction supports continuing compliance with these regulatory requirements, significantly reduces our cost of capital, and when combined with current capital resources, provides capacity to write approximately $20 billion of high-quality new mortgage insurance.  We believe this transaction underscores the attractiveness of National MI as a growing participant in the private mortgage insurance industry as well as our ability to deliver solid returns on capital over time."

The majority of the net proceeds of the transaction are expected to be contributed to the company's primary insurance subsidiary to support continued growth of insurance-in-force.  This expected capital contribution also will enable the company to comply with the financial requirements of the GSEs' Private Mortgage Insurer Eligibility Requirements (PMIERs) as of the Dec. 31, 2015 compliance date.

The three-year Term Loan B bears interest at a variable rate of LIBOR+7.50% per annum, with a LIBOR floor of 1.00% per annum.  The credit agreement, which will be filed with the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) as an exhibit to a Current Report on Form 8-K, includes various covenants and conditions customary for an agreement of this type.

About National MI National Mortgage Insurance Corporation (National MI), a subsidiary of NMI Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: NMIH), is a U.S.-based, private mortgage insurance company enabling low down payment borrowers to realize home ownership while protecting lenders and investors against losses related to a borrower's default. To learn more, please visit www.nationalmi.com.

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Investor Contact John M. Swenson Vice President, Investor Relations and Treasury (510) 788-8417 john.swenson@nationalmi.com

Press Contact Mary McGarity Strategic Vantage Mortgage Public Relations 203-513-2721 MaryMcGarity@StrategicVantage.com 

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