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Mar 2021
March 29, 2021

Warner Represents Keweenaw Financial Corporation in Subordinated Notes Offering

Keweenaw Financial Corporation (OTC: KEFI), the parent holding company of Superior National Bank, announced the completion of a private placement of $15 million aggregate principal amount of its 4.0% fixed-to-floating rate subordinated notes due March 26, 2031, to various accredited investors. The price for the subordinated notes was 100% of the principal amount of the notes, and the notes are intended to qualify as Tier 2 capital for regulatory purposes. Keweenaw Financial Corporation intends to use the net proceeds from the Offering for general corporate purposes.

Interest on the Notes will accrue at a rate equal to: (i) 4.0% per annum from the original issue date to, but excluding, March 26, 2026, payable semi-annually in arrears; and (ii) a floating rate per annum equal to a benchmark rate, which is expected to be the Three-Month Term SOFR (as defined in the Notes), plus a spread of 325 basis points from and including March 26, 2026, until maturity, payable quarterly in arrears. Beginning on March 26, 2026, through maturity, the Notes may be redeemed, at the Company’s option, on any scheduled interest payment date. Any redemption will be at a redemption price equal to 100% of the principal amount of Notes being redeemed, plus accrued and unpaid interest.
Keweenaw Financial Corporation, through its subsidiary Superior National Bank, provides various banking products and services to individual and corporate customers. It offers savings accounts, checking accounts, certificates of deposits, residential mortgages, and auto, recreational, personal, commercial and small business loans. The company also provides trust and wealth management services, including investment management, trust and estate administration, cybersecurity consulting and retirement services. In addition, it offers debit cards, credit cards, online and mobile banking, remote deposit capture, automated teller machines, and automated bill-paying services. It serves customers in the Upper Peninsula and Southeast regions in the state of Michigan. Superior National Bank was founded in 1890 and is headquartered in Hancock, Michigan.
The Warner transaction team was led by Jeffrey Ott and Charlie Goode and included Sarah Harper and Malaina Weldy.
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