TAMPA, Fla., Jan. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Walter Investment Management Corp. (NYSE Amex: WAC) (the "Company") announced today that it has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") a universal shelf registration statement on Form S-3 (the "Shelf Registration Statement"). Upon being declared effective by the SEC, the Shelf Registration Statement will permit the Company to offer and sell, from time to time in future offerings, up to $1.5 billion of equity, debt or other types of securities, or combinations thereof, as described in the Shelf Registration Statement. The Company does not currently have any commitments or intentions to sell securities, and the Shelf Registration Statement and the prospectus contained therein do not constitute an offering of securities. In the event the Company decides to make an offering in the future, the securities offered, specific terms thereof, use of proceeds and other terms would be established at the time of such offering and described in a prospectus supplement filed with the SEC. The Shelf Registration Statement relating to these securities has been filed with the SEC but has not yet become effective. The securities may not be sold nor may offers to buy be accepted prior to the time that the Shelf Registration Statement becomes effective. This release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities law of any such state. About Walter Investment Management Corp. Walter Investment Management Corp. is an asset manager, mortgage servicer and mortgage portfolio owner specializing in less-than-prime, non-conforming and other credit-challenged mortgage assets. Based in Tampa, Fla., the Company has over 2,400 employees and services a diverse loan portfolio. For more information about Walter Investment Management Corp., please visit the Company's website at www.walterinvestment.com. Safe Harbor Statement Certain statements in this release and in any of Walter Investment Management Corp.'s public documents referred to herein, contain or incorporate by reference "forward-looking" statements as defined in Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Walter Investment Management Corp. is including this cautionary statement to make applicable and take advantage of the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Statements that are not historical fact are forward-looking statements. Words such as "expect," "believe," "anticipate," "project," "estimate," "forecast," "objective," "plan," "goal," "apparent" and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on the Company's current beliefs, intentions and expectations; however, forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other important factors that could cause actual results, performance or achievements, to differ materially from those reflected in the statements made or incorporated in this release. Thus, these forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and should not be relied upon as predictions of future events. The risks and uncertainties referred to above include, but are not limited to, the occurrence of anticipated growth of the specialty servicing sector; future economic and business conditions; the effects of competition from a variety of local, regional, national and other mortgage servicers, our ability to successfully integrate the business of GTCS Holdings LLC ("Green Tree") into our historical business and to achieve expected synergies, the continuation of regulatory pressures on large banks relating to their mortgage servicing, our ability to achieve revenues sufficient to carry our debt and otherwise to meet the covenants of our debt, and other risks detailed from time to time in the Company's filings with the SEC. The acquisition of Green Tree has resulted in significant changes to our risk factors. The reader is directed to our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2011 filed with the SEC on August 8, 2011 for a detailed explanation of our current risk factors. All forward-looking statements set forth herein are qualified by this cautionary statement and are made only as of January 13, 2012. The Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise the information contained herein, including without limitation, any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, subsequent events or circumstances, or otherwise, unless otherwise required by law. SOURCE Walter Investment Management Corp.