HARRISBURG, Pa., April 11, 2022 – LINKBANCORP, Inc. (OTC Pink: LNKB) (the “Company”), the parent company for The Gratz Bank, today announced the closing of a $20.0 million private placement of Fixed-to-Floating Rate Subordinated Notes due 2032 (the “Notes”). The Company intends to contribute a significant portion of the proceeds to The Gratz Bank as additional capital to support continued growth.
The Notes have a maturity date of April 15, 2032 and will initially bear interest at a fixed rate of 4.50% until April 15, 2027. From April 15, 2027 to the stated maturity date or early redemption date, the interest rate will reset quarterly to an annual floating rate equal to the then-current three-month term Secured Overnight Financing Rate (SOFR) plus a spread of 203 basis points.
The Notes are redeemable by the Company, in whole or in part, on or after April 15, 2027 and at any time upon the occurrence of certain events. The Notes have been structured to qualify as Tier 2 capital for regulatory capital purposes.
Chief Executive Officer Andrew Samuel stated, “We are very pleased with the positive momentum we have experienced in recent periods, and are confident that our teams will quickly leverage this additional capital with further organic loan growth, supported by the recent expansion of our teams in the Delaware Valley, Lancaster and York markets.”
About LINKBANCORP, Inc.
LINKBANCORP, Inc. was formed in 2018 with a mission to positively impact lives through community banking. Its subsidiary bank, The Gratz Bank, is a Pennsylvania state-chartered bank serving individuals, families, nonprofits and business clients throughout Central and Southeastern Pennsylvania through 10 client solutions centers of The Gratz Bank and LINKBANK, a division of The Gratz Bank. LINKBANCORP, Inc. common stock is traded over the counter (OTC Pink) under the symbol “LNKB”. For further company information, visit ir.linkbancorp.com.
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