TeamloanDepot

We’re very excited to share a significant milestone at loanDepot. Yesterday we filed a registration statement with the SEC of our intention to pursue an IPO.

Because we’re now in what’s known as a “quiet period,” SEC rules limit our ability to offer or share more details than what’s in the press release below or in the registration statement on file with the SEC.

With that said, it’s important to us that we say thank you to #TeamloanDepot, nearly 5,000 coast-to-coast associates. We are beyond proud of what our entire company has accomplished together: working tirelessly to make our great company America’s lender.

We also thank our borrowers for their continued support during our first five years, and we remain committed to helping borrowers achieve their dreams by delivering high-quality, competitively priced lending products and excellent customer service.

We’re grateful to have the support from both #TeamloanDepot and our borrowers as we’ve worked to reach this point, and we’re glad to have them by our sides as we look to the next chapter of our company’s story.

LOANDEPOT FILES REGISTRATION STATEMENT FOR PROPOSED INITIAL PUBLIC OFFERING

IRVINE, Calif., – (October 8, 2015) – loanDepot today announced that it has filed a registration statement on Form S-1 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”) relating to a proposed initial public offering of its Class A common stock. The number of shares to be offered and the price range for the proposed offering have not yet been determined. In connection with this offering, loanDepot will become the parent company of loanDepot.com, LLC.

Morgan Stanley, Goldman, Sachs & Co., Wells Fargo Securities, Barclays and UBS Investment Bank are acting as joint book-running managers for the proposed offering. BMO Capital Markets is acting as co-manager for the proposed offering.

The offering will be made only by means of a prospectus. When available, a copy of the preliminary prospectus related to the offering may be obtained from:  Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, Attention: Prospectus Department, 180 Varick Street, 2nd Floor, New York, New York 10014; Goldman, Sachs & Co., Attention: Prospectus Department, 200 West Street, New York, New York 10282, via telephone: 1-866-471-2526, or via facsimile at 212-902-9316, or via email: prospectus-ny@ny.email.gs.com; Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, Attention: Equity Syndicate Department, 375 Park Avenue, New York, New York, 10152, at (800) 326-5897 or email a request to cmclientsupport@wellsfargo.com; Barclays Capital Inc., c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717, by telephone at (888) 603-5847, or by emailing: Barclaysprospectus@broadridge.com; or UBS Securities LLC, Attention: Prospectus Department, 1285 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019, via telephone (877) 827-6444, ext. 561 3884.

A registration statement on Form S-1 relating to these securities has been filed with the Commission but has not yet become effective. These securities may not be sold nor may offers to buy these securities be accepted prior to the time the registration statement becomes effective. This press release shall 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 or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.