MCKINNEY, TX / ACCESSWIRE / May 26, 2020 / Independent Bank Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:IBTX) (“Independent Bank Group”), the parent company of Independent Bank, today announced that Independent Bank Group and Texas Capital Bancshares, Inc. (“Texas Capital”) have mutually agreed to terminate their merger agreement, previously announced on December 9, 2019, under which the parties had agreed to combine in an all-stock merger of equals. The companies have entered into a Mutual Termination Agreement which was approved by the Boards of Directors of both companies.
The termination is in response to the extreme and unpredictable economic conditions resulting from the global health crisis caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The current economic environment is vastly different than the economic environment in place at the time the merger was announced and has impacted the companies’ ability to realize the benefits of the merger. For this reason, Independent Bank Group and Texas Capital jointly determined it is in the best interests of both companies and their respective shareholders and other stakeholders to terminate the merger agreement.
David R. Brooks, Independent Bank Group Chairman and CEO, said, “While both companies believed in the benefits of the proposed transaction when it was announced, we mutually concluded after careful consideration that, given the significant uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting economic and market environment, it would not be prudent to continue to pursue the combination and integration of our companies at this time. I am confident this is the right decision for our company and our customers, employees, shareholders and other stakeholders. This decision allows us to dedicate our focus and resources toward ensuring the strength of our business, serving the interests of our customers and protecting the health and safety of our employees during these unprecedented times.”
Neither party will pay any termination fee as a result of the mutual decision to terminate the merger agreement.
About Independent Bank Group
Independent Bank Group, through its wholly owned subsidiary, Independent Bank, provides a wide range of relationship-driven commercial banking products and services tailored to meet the needs of businesses, professionals and individuals. Independent Bank Group operates in four market regions located in the Dallas/Fort Worth, Austin, and, Houston areas in Texas and the Colorado Front Range area, including Denver, Colorado Springs and Fort Collins.
Independent Bank Group Contacts:
Executive Vice President & Head of Corporate Responsibility
Senior Vice President, Director of Corporate Development
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
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SOURCE: Independent Bank Group, Inc.
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