31 Pages Posted: 14 May 2009 Last revised: 21 Oct 2009
Date Written: October 18, 2009
Old National Bancorp was the first publicly traded bank to buy back its Capital Purchase Program (CPP) warrants. It paid $1.2 million, which is below the low-end of this paper’s estimates of the fair market value of the warrants. This paper estimates the warrants are worth between $1.9 and $6.9 million. This low negotiated price from the perspective of taxpayers indicates that the U.S. Treasury would have probably gotten a better price marketing those warrants to third party investors.
Keywords: bailout, banks, banking, Capital Purchase Program, Emergency Economic Stabilization Act, financial crisis, options, TARP, Troubled Asset Relief Program, valuation, warrants
JEL Classification: G01, G13, G21, G28, G32, G38
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