IBERIABANK Corporation Closes Common Stock Offering

LAFAYETTE, La., Dec. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- IBERIABANK Corporation (NASDAQ: IBKC), the holding company of the 129-year-old IBERIABANK, announced the closing of its underwritten public offering of 3,593,750 shares of the Company's common stock at a price to the public of $81.50 per share, for gross proceeds of approximately $293 million, which includes 468,750 shares pursuant to the exercise of the underwriters' over-allotment option. The net proceeds of the offering, after deducting underwriting discounts and commissions, were approximately $280 million. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, A Stifel Company, and Goldman, Sachs & Co. acted as joint book-running lead managers, and Citigroup, Sandler O'Neill + Partners, L.P., Stephens Inc., and UBS Investment Bank acted as co-managers. 

Daryl G. Byrd, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company commented, "We are very pleased with the investment community's interest and support of our Company and the recognition of the potential opportunities we face in the current operating environment. We believe the completion of this follow-on offering strengthens our Company's unique position to capitalize on those potential client growth and acquisition opportunities."

This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction. A registration statement relating to these securities has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and is effective. A written prospectus for this offering may be obtained from Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, Inc., Equity Capital Markets, 787 Seventh Avenue, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10019 or by calling toll-free (800) 966-1559 or Goldman, Sachs & Co., Attn: Prospectus Department, 200 West Street, New York, NY 10282 or by faxing (212) 902-9316, calling (212)902-1171 or emailing Prospectus-ny@ny.email.gs.com.

IBERIABANK Corporation

IBERIABANK Corporation is a multi-bank financial holding company with 304 combined offices, including 199 bank branch offices and three loan production offices in Louisiana, Arkansas, Alabama, and Tennessee, Texas, Florida, and Georgia, 24 title insurance offices in Arkansas and Louisiana, and mortgage representative offices in 69 locations in 10 states. The Company has eight locations with representatives of IBERIA Wealth Advisors in four states, and one IBERIA Capital Partners L.L.C. office in New Orleans.

The Company's common stock trades on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol "IBKC". The Company's Series B Preferred Stock and Series C Preferred Stock trade on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbols "IBKCP" and "IBKCO", respectively.

Forward Looking Statements

This press release contains "forward-looking statements," which may include forecasts of our financial results and condition, expectations for our operations and businesses, and our assumptions for those forecasts and expectations. Do not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. Due to various factors, actual results may differ materially from our forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause our actual results to differ materially from our forward-looking statements are described under "Managements' Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations," "Risk Factors" and "Regulation and Supervision" in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2015, and in other documents subsequently filed by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission, available at the SEC's website, http://www.sec.gov, and the Company's website, http://www.iberiabank.com. To the extent that statements in this press release relate to future plans, objectives, financial results or performance by the Company, these statements are deemed to be forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements are generally identified by use of words such as "may," "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "intend," "will," "should," "plan," "estimate," "predict," "continue" and "potential" or the negative of these terms or other comparable terminology.

Forward-looking statements represent management's beliefs, based upon information available at the time the statements are made, with regard to the matters addressed; they are not guarantees of future performance. Forward-looking statements are subject to numerous assumptions, risks and uncertainties that change over time and could cause actual results or financial condition to differ materially from those expressed in or implied by such statements. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to: the level of market volatility, our ability to execute our growth strategy, including the availability of future bank acquisition opportunities, our ability to execute on our revenue and efficiency improvement initiatives, unanticipated losses related to the completion and integration of mergers and acquisitions, refinements to purchase accounting adjustments for acquired businesses and assets and assumed liabilities in these transactions, adjustments of fair values of acquired assets and assumed liabilities and of deferred taxes in acquisitions, actual results deviating from the Company's current estimates and assumptions of timing and amounts of cash flows, utilization of non-GAAP financial measures, credit risk of our customers, resolution of assets subject to loss share agreements with the FDIC within the coverage periods, effects of the on-going correction in residential real estate prices and levels of home sales, our ability to satisfy new capital and liquidity standards such as those imposed by the Dodd- Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and those adopted by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision and federal banking regulators, sufficiency of our allowance for loan losses, changes in interest rates, access to funding sources, reliance on the services of executive management, competition for loans, deposits and investment dollars, competition from competitors with greater financial resources than the Company, reputational risk and social factors, compliance with laws and regulations, increases in FDIC insurance assessments, geographic concentration of our markets, economic and business conditions in our markets or nationally, including the impact of volatility of oil and gas prices, rapid changes in the financial services industry, significant litigation, cyber-security risks including dependence on our operational, technological, and organizational systems and infrastructure and those of third party providers of those services, hurricanes and other adverse weather events, and valuation of intangible assets. All information is as of the date of this press release. Except to the extent required by applicable law or regulation, the Company undertakes no obligation to revise or update publicly any forward-looking statement for any reason.



For further information: Daryl G. Byrd, President and CEO (337) 521-4003; John R. Davis, Senior Executive Vice President (337) 521-4005