TAMPA, Fla., Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Walter Investment Management Corp. (NYSE: WAC) ("Walter Investment" or the "Company") confirmed today that its wholly owned subsidiary Green Tree Servicing LLC has decided to exit the wholesale mortgage lending business. The wholesale channel has been a relatively small part of the Company's originations business with funded volumes of less than $1.0 billion in the nine months through September 30, 2013. As previously indicated, the wholesale originations channel was not expected to contribute to earnings for 2013.
The exit of the wholesale mortgage lending business, which is expected to be completed by April 2014, affected approximately 60 employees who have been informed of the action. The Company is providing assistance to affected employees during this period and will continue to assist clients during the transition period.
Walter Investment remains committed to growing its origination business through its core retention, retail and correspondent channels.
About Walter Investment Management Corp.
Walter Investment Management Corp. is an asset manager, mortgage servicer and originator focused on finding solutions for consumers and credit owners. Based in Tampa, Fla., the Company has over 6,400 employees and services a diverse loan portfolio.
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