TAMPA, Fla., June 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Walter Investment Management Corp. (NYSE: WAC) ("Walter" or the "Company") today announced that its Board of Directors has approved an amendment to its shareholder rights plan. The amendment extends the expiration date of the rights plan by one year, to June 29, 2017.
The rights plan is intended to enable all Walter stockholders to realize the full value of their investment in the Company and to reduce the potential that any person or group could gain control of the Company by open market accumulation or other tactics without paying a control premium for all shares. The rights plan is not intended to deter offers that are fair and otherwise in the best interests of the Company's stockholders.
Further details about the amendment to the rights plan will be contained in a Current Report on Form 8-K to be filed by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
About Walter Investment Management Corp.
Walter Investment Management Corp. is a diversified mortgage banking firm focused primarily on the servicing and origination of residential loans, including reverse loans. Based in Tampa, Fla., the Company has approximately 5,700 employees and services a diverse loan portfolio. For more information about Walter Investment Management Corp., please visit the Company's website at www.walterinvestment.com. The information on our website is not a part of this release.
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