StoneCastle Financial Corp. Announces ArrowMark Partners Agreement to Aquire BANX
New York, NY -- StoneCastle Financial Corp. (NASDAQ: BANX) ("StoneCastle Financial" or the “Company”) today announced that ArrowMark Partners (“ArrowMark”) has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the platform and assets of StoneCastle Asset Management LLC, the external investment adviser to the Company (“SAM”), through its subsidiary, StoneCastle-ArrowMark Asset Management LLC (“StoneCastle-ArrowMark”) and that the Company’s Board of Directors has appointed StoneCastle-ArrowMark as the new investment adviser to the Company, subject to stockholder approval and the closing of the transaction. Through the transaction, ArrowMark intends to maximize the strengths of its approximately $8.3 billion credit investment management business and StoneCastle’s bank sector investment platform. The terms of the proposed investment advisory agreement between the Company and StoneCastle-ArrowMark are materially the same as the existing agreement between SAM and the Company and the advisory fees remain unchanged from the current investment advisory agreement.