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IBERIABANK Corporation Announces Agreement To Acquire Florida Gulf Bancorp, Inc.

Stocks in this article: IBKC

This release contains "forward-looking statements" as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. In general, forward-looking statements usually use 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. All forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results or financial condition to differ materially from those expressed in or implied by such statements. Factors of particular importance include, but are not limited to: (1) changes in general, national or regional economic conditions; (2) unprecedented volatility in the global economy;  (3) risk that the future business operations of IBERIABANK Corporation will not be successful; (4) risk that we will not realize all of the anticipated benefits from our acquired businesses, including our FDIC-assisted failed bank transactions and our proposed acquisition of Florida Gulf Bancorp, Inc.; (5) risk that the businesses of IBERIABANK Corporation and Florida Gulf Bancorp, Inc. may not be combined successfully, or such combination may take longer, be more difficult, time-consuming or costly to accomplish than expected; (6) failure of the parties to satisfy the closing conditions in the merger agreement in a timely manner; (7) failure of the stockholders of Florida Gulf Bancorp, Inc. to approve the merger; (8) changes in interest rates or credit availability; (9) credit risk of our customers; (10) effects of the on-going correction in residential real estate prices and reduced levels of home sales; (11) changes in accounting and government regulations and legislation; (12) sufficiency of our allowance for loan losses; (13) geographic concentration of our markets and economic conditions in these markets; (14) risk that other governmental and regulatory approvals required for the merger may not be obtained; and (15) other factors that are set forth in the "Risk Factors" section, the "Legal Proceedings" section, the "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" section and other sections of our 2011 Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, and the Florida Gulf Bancorp, Inc. 2010 Annual Report. All forward-looking statements can be affected by inaccurate assumptions or by known or unknown risks and uncertainties. Consequently, no forward-looking statement can be guaranteed. Neither IBERIABANK Corporation nor Florida Gulf Bancorp, Inc. undertakes any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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