Nationstar Mortgage Holdings Inc. (NYSE: NSM) (“Nationstar”), a leading residential mortgage services company, announced today that it has closed the purchase of mortgage servicing rights (“MSR”) with an approximate $97 billion unpaid principal balance (“UPB”), based on December 31, 2012 closing balances and certain other assets from Bank of America. The transaction was completed pursuant to the previously announced MSR purchase and sale agreement, dated January 6, 2013. This servicing portfolio consists of rights to service loans that are owned, insured or guaranteed by Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and Ginnie Mae.
“We are glad to have completed this important milestone in the acquisition according to schedule,” said Nationstar CEO Jay Bray. “We look forward to boarding these portfolios over the next several months and working in partnership with Bank of America to ensure customers experience a smooth transition to Nationstar.”
Nationstar expects to close on the remaining private label securitization MSR and other certain asset purchases as necessary third-party approvals are received in Q1 and Q2 2013.
Based in Lewisville, Texas, Nationstar offers servicing, origination, and real estate services to financial institutions and consumers. Nationstar is one of the largest servicers in the United States, with a servicing portfolio of over 1.8 million residential mortgages in excess of $300 billion in unpaid principal balance as of February 1, 2013. Nationstar’s integrated loan origination business mitigates servicing portfolio run-off and improves credit performance for loan investors. Our Solutionstar business unit offers asset management, settlement, and processing services. Nationstar currently employs over 4,900 people.
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Marshall Murphy, 469-549-3005
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