Friday, June 20, 2008

BofA and Countrywide: July 1st Target Date

by Bill McBride on 6/20/2008 09:16:00 AM

From the LA Times: The final days: BofA may swallow Countrywide by July 1

A Bank of America Corp. spokesman in Charlotte confirmed today that the company could complete its takeover of the loss-ridden mortgage giant by July 1.

Countrywide shareholders are to meet on Wednesday at the firm’s Calabasas headquarters to vote on the deal. (Not that they have any real choice.)

Once it gets that approval, BofA could complete its stock swap by July 1.
Under terms of the deal, announced in January, BofA will exchange 0.1822 of its shares for each Countrywide share. When the takeover was announced on Jan. 11, BofA shares were at $38.50. That put a value of $7.01 a share on Countrywide.

Today, BofA’s stock fell 23 cents to $28.14, its lowest since 2001. That values Country- wide at $5.13 a share ...
This is one of those deals that seemed destined to be renegotiated - and that never happened.