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ATLANTA, Feb. 6, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ocwen Financial Corporation
("Ocwen") (NYSE:OCN), a leading financial services holding company, announced that, at the request of the New York Department of Financial Services
("NY DFS"), its mortgage servicing arm has agreed to put an indefinite hold on its previously announced purchase from Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. of mortgage servicing rights on a portfolio consisting of approximately 184,000 loans with a total principal balance of $39 billion.
Ocwen will continue to work closely with the NY DFS to resolve its concerns about Ocwen's servicing portfolio growth.
About Ocwen Financial Corporation
Ocwen Financial Corporation is a financial services holding company which, through its subsidiaries, is engaged in the servicing and origination of mortgage loans. Ocwen is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, and has additional offices and operations in the District of Columbia, California, Florida, Iowa, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Texas, the United States Virgin Islands, India, the Philippines and Uruguay. Utilizing proprietary technology, global infrastructure and world-class training and processes, we provide solutions that help homeowners and make our clients' loans worth more. Additional information is available at
Forward Looking StatementsThis news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance, and involve a number of assumptions, risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those suggested by the forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, the following: the characteristics of our servicing portfolio, including prepayment speeds along with delinquency and advance rates; our ability to grow and adapt our business, including the availability of new loan servicing and other accretive business opportunities; our ability to successfully modify delinquent loans, manage foreclosures and sell foreclosed properties; our ability to effectively manage our exposure to interest rate changes; uncertainty related to general economic and market conditions, delinquency rates, home prices and disposition timelines on foreclosed properties; uncertainty related to acquisitions, including our ability to close acquisitions and to integrate the systems, procedures and personnel of acquired assets or businesses; uncertainty related to claims, litigation, inquiries and investigations brought by government agencies and private parties regarding our servicing, foreclosure, modification and other practices; as well as other risks detailed in Ocwen's reports and filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012 and its quarterly reports on Form 10-Q for the quarters ended March 31, 2013, June 30, 2013 and September 30, 2013. Anyone wishing to understand Ocwen's business should review such filings. The forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made and except for our ongoing obligations under the U.S. federal securities laws, we undertake no obligation to update or revise forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
CONTACT: John V. Britti
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer