GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo., Oct. 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- National Bank Holdings Corporation (NYSE: NBHC) today announced that the operating agreement between its subsidiary, NBH Bank, N.A. (the "Bank"), and its primary regulator, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, has been terminated effective immediately. The operating agreement was entered into in December 2010 as part of the Bank's approval to operate as a de novo bank. The agreement required the Bank to maintain certain capital levels, placed restrictions on its ability to pay dividends and limited its ability to make certain other business decisions.
Tim Laney, the Company's Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, stated, "The termination of this agreement is another key step in our continued evolution in building a leading community bank franchise, as it indicates that we are operating in a safe and sound manner consistent with regulatory expectations."
Brian Lilly, the Company's CFO, added, "We now have the flexibility to establish capital levels that are consistent with the Bank's risk profile and risk management capabilities while prudently maintaining our capital above minimum capital requirements. This also allows us to continue our focus on deploying our excess capital to increase shareholder value."
About National Bank Holdings Corporation
National Bank Holdings Corporation is a bank holding company created to build a leading community bank franchise delivering high quality client service and committed to shareholder results. National Bank Holdings Corporation operates a network of 98 banking centers located in Colorado, the greater Kansas City region and Texas. Through the Company's subsidiary, NBH Bank, N.A., it operates under the following brand names: Bank Midwest in Kansas and Missouri, Community Banks of Colorado in Colorado, and Hillcrest Bank in Texas. More information about National Bank Holdings Corporation can be found at www.nationalbankholdings.com.
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