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Flagstar Bancorp Closes on Acquisition

Flagstar Bancorp, Inc., a savings and loan holding company, announced Monday that it has closed the transaction formerly announced on April 3, 2017, acquiring certain assets of Opes Advisors, Inc., a retail mortgage originator and wealth advisory firm out of Cupertino, California.

“On behalf of all Flagstar associates, I’m pleased to welcome the talented team of Opes Mortgage and Wealth Advisors to the Flagstar family,” said Alessandro P. DiNello, Flagstar’s President and CEO. “This transaction is good news for both companies. Opes Advisors now has the backing of a well-capitalized bank that can help expand its successful business model to the entire country. And Flagstar now has a national retail origination platform and wealth management business that will provide best-in-class service to our customers.”

Flagstar previously acquired the delegated lending business of Stearns Lending, LLC on February 28, 2017 in order to expand its market share in the correspondent channel. Now, with recently acquired Opes Advisors, Flagstar said it has expanded its retail mortgage origination business and significantly increased its access to high-quality purchase mortgage originations.

“We see this transaction as amazing in its opportunity for mutual growth, collaboration, and benefits,” said Susan McHan, CEO, co-founder, and President of Mortgage Banking at Opes Advisors. “The added product capabilities will be a win for our clients, and the expanded opportunities for growth will be a win for our mortgage advisors and wealth advisors. We feel fortunate to have found in Flagstar the perfect partner—a long time leader in the mortgage industry with a strategy and interest in growing its retail mortgage business.”

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