Bridgewater Bancshares, Inc., Announces Stock Repurchase Program
BLOOMINGTON, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan 24, 2019--Bridgewater Bancshares, Inc. (“Bridgewater”) (NASDAQ: BWB), the holding company for Bridgewater Bank, today announced that its Board of Directors has adopted a stock repurchase program. Under the repurchase program, Bridgewater may repurchase up to $15 million of its common stock during the 24-month period beginning on January 22, 2019.
“While we will continue to use capital to support Bridgewater’s organic growth and opportunistic acquisition opportunities, if at times we perceive the market price of Bridgewater’s common stock does not accurately reflect Bridgewater’s value, this program provides Bridgewater the ability to repurchase its stock,” said Chairman, President and CEO Jerry Baack. “We believe the repurchase program demonstrates our commitment to enhancing shareholder value.”
The stock repurchase program permits Bridgewater’s management to acquire shares of Bridgewater’s common stock from time to time in the open market in accordance with Rule 10b-18 of the Securities Exchange Act or in privately negotiated transactions at prices management considers to be attractive and in the best interests of Bridgewater and its shareholders. The stock repurchase program does not obligate Bridgewater to repurchase shares of its common stock, and there is no assurance that Bridgewater will do so.
Any repurchases are subject to compliance with applicable laws and regulations. Repurchases will be conducted in consideration of general market and economic conditions, regulatory requirements, availability of funds, and other relevant considerations, as determined by the Company. The stock repurchase program may be modified, suspended or discontinued at any time at the discretion of Bridgewater’s Board of Directors.
About Bridgewater Bancshares, Inc.
Bridgewater Bancshares, Inc. is the holding company for Bridgewater Bank, a full-service commercial bank formed in 2005 to serve the diverse needs of commercial real estate investors, small business entrepreneurs and high-net-worth individuals. Bridgewater Bank has seven locations serving clients across the Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington metropolitan statistical area in Minnesota and offers a full array of simple, quality loan and deposit products, primarily for commercial clients. As of December 31, 2018, Bridgewater had total assets of approximately $1.97 billion, total loans of approximately $1.64 billion, total deposits of approximately $1.56 billion and total shareholders’ equity of approximately $221.0 million.
This press release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements include, without limitation, statements concerning plans, estimates, calculations, forecasts and projections with respect to the anticipated future performance of Bridgewater. Forward-looking statements are neither historical facts nor assurances of future performance. Instead, they are based only on our current beliefs, expectations and assumptions regarding our business, future plans and strategies, projections, anticipated events and trends, the economy and other future conditions. Because forward-looking statements relate to the future, they are subject to inherent uncertainties, risks and changes in circumstances that are difficult to predict and many of which are outside of our control. Our actual results and financial condition may differ materially from those indicated in the forward-looking statements. Therefore, you should not rely on any of these forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause our actual results and financial condition to differ materially from those indicated in the forward-looking statements include, among others, the risks described in the “Risk Factors” sections of reports filed by Bridgewater with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Any forward-looking statement made by us in this press release is based only on information currently available to us and speaks only as of the date on which it is made. We undertake no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statement, whether written or oral, that may be made from time to time, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise.
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CONTACT: Jerry Baack
Chief Executive Officer
KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA MINNESOTA
INDUSTRY KEYWORD: SMALL BUSINESS PROFESSIONAL SERVICES BANKING FINANCE CONSTRUCTION & PROPERTY COMMERCIAL BUILDING & REAL ESTATE RESIDENTIAL BUILDING & REAL ESTATE
SOURCE: Bridgewater Bancshares, Inc.
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