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Eureka Homestead Bancorp (ERKH)

Filed: 11 Mar 19, 5:06pm

 

Exhibit 99.1

 

KELLER & COMPANY, INC.

FINANCIAL INSTITUTION CONSULTANTS

555 METRO PLACE NORTH

SUITE 524

DUBLIN, OHIO 43017

 

 

 

(614) 766-1426       (614) 766-1459 FAX

 

January 25, 2019

 

The Board of Directors

Eureka Homestead

1922 Veterans Boulevard

Metairie, Louisiana 70005

 

Re: Conversion Valuation Agreement

 

Attn: Cecil Haskins

 

Keller & Company, Inc. (hereinafter referred to as KELLER) hereby proposes to prepare an independent conversion appraisal of Eureka Homestead (hereinafter referred to asEureka), relating to the mutual to stock conversion of Eureka and stock offering (theStock Offering) ofEureka. KELLER will provide a pro forma valuation of the market value of the shares ofEurekato be sold in connection with the standard conversion.

 

KELLER is a national financial consulting firm that primarily serves the financial institution industry. KELLER is experienced in evaluating and appraising thrift institutions and thrift institution holding companies. KELLER is an approved conversion appraiser for filings with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and the Federal Reserve Board (FRB), and is also approved by the Internal Revenue Service as an expert in bank and thrift stock valuations. Keller has completed conversion appraisals related to standard conversions, mutual holding company stock offerings and conversions involving foundations.

 

KELLER agrees to prepare the conversion appraisal in the format required by theFRB in a timely manner for prompt filing with theFRBand theOCC. KELLER will provide any additional information as requested and will complete appraisal updates in accordance with regulatory requirements and based on market conditions.

 

 

 

 

The appraisal report will provide a detailed description ofEureka, including its financial condition, operating performance, asset quality, rate sensitivity position, liquidity level and management qualifications. The appraisal will include a description ofEurekas market area, including both economic and demographic characteristics and trends. An analysis of other publicly traded thrift institutions will be performed to determine a comparable group, and adjustments to the appraised value will be made based on a comparison ofEurekawith the comparable group and recognizing the risk related to an initial public offering.

 

In completing its appraisal, KELLER will rely upon the information in the Subscription and Eureka Homestead Offering Prospectus, including the audited and unaudited financial statements. Among other factors, KELLER will also consider the following: the present and projected operating results and financial condition ofEureka; the economic and demographic conditions inEurekas existing marketing area; pertinent historical financial and other information relating toEureka; a comparative evaluation of the operating and financial statistics ofEureka with those of other thrift institutions; the proposed price per share; the aggregate size of the offering of common stock; the impact of the stock offering onEurekas capital position and earnings potential;Eurekas proposed initial dividend, if any; and the trading market for securities of comparable institutions and general conditions in the market for such securities. In preparing the appraisal, KELLER will rely solely upon, and assume the accuracy and completeness of, financial and statistical information provided byEureka, and will not independently value the assets or liabilities ofEureka in order to prepare the appraisal.

 

Upon completion of the conversion appraisal, KELLER will make a presentation to the board of directors ofEureka to review the content of the appraisal, the format and the assumptions. A written presentation will be provided to each board member as a part of the overall presentation.

 

For its services in making this appraisal, KELLER's fee will be $30,000 including one final valuation update, plus out-of-pocket expenses not to exceed $1,000, for travel, copying, binding, etc. Any additional valuation updates will be subject to an additional fee of $2,000 each. Upon the acceptance of this proposal, KELLER shall be paid a retainer of $5,000 to be applied to the total appraisal fee of $30,000, the balance of which will be payable at the time of the completion of the appraisal. Any appraisal valuation update is not a mandatory requirement but can be requested by regulators. Excluding such a request by regulators or completed voluntarily in response to changes in the market prices of thrifts, our total fee will be $30,000, including one final valuation update, which will be required.

 

 

 

 

Eureka agrees, by the acceptance of this proposal, to indemnify KELLER and its employees and affiliates for certain costs and expenses, including reasonable legal fees, in connection with claims or litigation relating to the appraisal and arising out of any misstatement or untrue statement of a material fact in information supplied to KELLER byEureka or by an intentional omission byEureka to state a material fact in the information, provided, however,Eureka shall not be obligated to indemnify KELLER for any loss, cost or expense attributable to the negligence, bad faith or willful misconduct of KELLER or its employees or agents or to the extent such loss, cost or expense was due to a breach of this agreement by KELLER.

 

KELLER agrees to indemnifyEureka and its employees and affiliates for certain cost and expenses, including reasonable legal fees, in connection with claims or litigation relating to or based upon the negligence or willful misconduct of KELLER or its employees or affiliates.

 

This proposal will be considered accepted upon the execution of the two enclosed copies of this agreement and the return of one executed copy to KELLER, accompanied by the specified retainer.

 

 KELLER & COMPANY, INC.
   
 By:/s/Michael R. Keller
  Michael R. Keller
  President
   
 Eureka Homestead
   
 By:/s/ Cecil Haskins
  Cecil Haskins
  President and Chief Financial Officer
   
 Date: 1/28/19