Independent Bank Corporation Announces Redemption Of Certain Trust Preferred Securities

Sep 11, 2013, 08:30 ET from Independent Bank Corporation

IONIA, Mich., Sept. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Independent Bank Corporation (NASDAQ: IBCP) ("Independent" or the "Company") today announced that IBC Capital Finance II will redeem all of its issued and outstanding 8.25% trust preferred securities (NASDAQ: IBCPO) on October 11, 2013.  The aggregate principal amount of the outstanding trust preferred securities is $9.2 million.

The trust preferred securities are currently callable at the option of the Company.  The redemption will be funded with net proceeds from its recently announced public offering of common stock.  The redemption price is 100% of the liquidation amount of $25 per trust preferred security, together with accrued and unpaid distributions to the redemption date.  The redemption is expected to result in an annual reduction of interest expense for the Company of $0.8 million.

Beginning on the redemption date, the trust preferred securities will no longer be considered outstanding and distributions will no longer accrue on such securities.  The complete terms and conditions of redemption will be set forth in the notice from the trustee, U.S. Bank National Association, to the holders of the trust preferred securities.

About Independent Bank Corporation

Independent Bank Corporation (NASDAQ: IBCP) is a Michigan-based bank holding company with total assets of approximately $2.1 billion.  Founded as First National Bank of Ionia in 1864, Independent Bank Corporation currently operates a 71-branch network across Michigan's Lower Peninsula through one state-chartered bank subsidiary.  This subsidiary (Independent Bank) provides a full range of financial services, including commercial banking, mortgage lending, investments and title services.  Independent Bank Corporation is committed to providing exceptional personal service and value to its customers, stockholders and the communities it serves. 

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