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Ocwen Announces Acquisition Of Homeward Residential From WL Ross & Co.

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Dave Applegate, CEO of Homeward added, "We share Ocwen's high standards and believe that our corporate culture and theirs are very compatible. We are excited to join an enterprise with such momentum."

The definitive acquisition documents provide representations, warranties and covenants that are customary for a transaction of this nature, as well as loss sharing provisions relating to certain pre-closing liabilities. Subject to regulatory approvals, the transaction is anticipated to close by year end. Ocwen will not need to raise any additional equity capital to close the transaction.

Joint financial advisors Barclays Capital and Citi Global Markets, Inc. provided Ocwen financial advisory and investment banking services as part of this purchase transaction. Kramer, Levin, Naftalis & Frankel, LLP were Ocwen's legal advisors; WL Ross was represented by Jones Day.

About Ocwen Financial Corporation

Ocwen Financial Corporation is a leading provider of residential and commercial loan servicing, special servicing and asset management services. Ocwen is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, with additional offices in West Palm Beach and Orlando, Florida, Houston, Texas, St. Croix, the United States Virgin Islands and Washington, DC, and support operations in India and Uruguay. Utilizing our global infrastructure, proprietary technology, world-class training and processes, we provide solutions that help homeowners and make our clients' loans worth more. Additional information is available at  www.Ocwen.com .

About WL Ross & Co. LLC

WL Ross & Co. LLC, founded by Wilbur L. Ross, Jr. in 2000, is a well known private equity firm with $9 billion of funds under management. The firm has been involved with the restructuring of more than $300 billion of troubled assets, ranging from steel companies to coal companies to auto parts to rail car manufacturing and leasing in the US and abroad.  Investments in financial services include banks in the US and Europe, single family and multifamily servicers and originators, and a financial guaranty company.

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