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Guild (GHLD)

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As filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on December 22, 2021

Registration No. 333-          

 

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

 

FORM S-1

REGISTRATION STATEMENT

UNDER

THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933

 

 

Guild Holdings Company

(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

 

Delaware 6162 85-2453154

(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization)

 

(Primary Standard Industrial

Classification Code Number)

 

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification Number)

5887 Copley Drive

San Diego, California 92111

(858) 560-6330

(Address, including zip code, and telephone number, including area code, of Registrant’s principal executive offices)

 

 

Mary Ann McGarry

Chief Executive Officer

Guild Holdings Company

5887 Copley Drive

San Diego, California 92111

(858) 560-6330

(Name, address, including zip code, and telephone number, including area code, of agent for service)

 

 

Copies to:

 

Desiree Kramer

Chief Financial Officer

Guild Holdings Company

5887 Copley Drive

San Diego, California 92111

(858) 560-6330

 

Nicole Brookshire

Su Lian Lu

Alexander Gefter

Cooley LLP

500 Boylston Street

Boston, MA 02116

Tel: (617) 937-2300

 

 

Approximate date of commencement of proposed sale to the public: As soon as practicable after the effective date of this Registration Statement.

If any of the securities being registered on this Form are to be offered on a delayed or continuous basis pursuant to Rule 415 under the Securities Act of 1933, check the following box:  ☒

If this Form is filed to register additional securities for an offering pursuant to Rule 462(b) under the Securities Act, please check the following box and list the Securities Act registration statement number of the earlier effective registration statement for the same offering.  ☐

If this Form is a post-effective amendment filed pursuant to Rule 462(c) under the Securities Act, check the following box and list the Securities Act registration statement number of the earlier effective registration statement for the same offering.  ☐

If this Form is a post-effective amendment filed pursuant to Rule 462(d) under the Securities Act, check the following box and list the Securities Act registration statement number of the earlier effective registration statement for the same offering.  ☐

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, smaller reporting company, or an emerging growth company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company,” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.

 

Large accelerated filer   Accelerated filer 
Non-accelerated filer   Smaller reporting company 
   Emerging growth company 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 7(a)(2)(B) of the Securities Act.  ☐

 

 

CALCULATION OF REGISTRATION FEE

 

 

 

 

Title of Each Class of

Securities to be Registered

 

Amount

to be

Registered

 

Proposed

Maximum

Offering Price

Per Share

 

Proposed

Maximum

Aggregate

Offering Price

 

Amount of

Registration Fee

Class A common stock, par value $0.01 per share

 996,644(1) $14.01(2) $13,962,982 $1,294.37

 

 

(1)

Represents shares of Class A common stock that will be offered for resale by the selling stockholders pursuant to the prospectus contained herein. Pursuant to Rule 416(a) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (“Securities Act”), this Registration Statement also covers any additional shares of Class A common stock that may become issuable to prevent dilution from stock splits, stock dividends and similar events.

(2)

Pursuant to Rule 457(c) under the Securities Act, calculated on the basis of the average high and low prices per share of the Registrant’s Class A common stock reported on New York Stock Exchange on December 21, 2021.

 

 

The Registrant hereby amends this Registration Statement on such date or dates as may be necessary to delay its effective date until the Registrant shall file a further amendment which specifically states that this Registration Statement shall thereafter become effective in accordance with Section 8(a) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or until the Registration Statement shall become effective on such date as the Securities and Exchange Commission, acting pursuant to said Section 8(a), may determine.

 

 

 


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The information in this prospectus is not complete and may be changed. The selling stockholders may not sell these securities until the registration statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission is effective. This prospectus is not an offer to sell these securities, and the selling stockholders are not soliciting offers to buy these securities, in any state where the offer or sale of these securities is not permitted.

 

SUBJECT TO COMPLETION, DATED DECEMBER 22, 2021

PROSPECTUS

996,644 Shares

 

LOGO

Guild Holdings Company

Class A Common Stock

 

 

This prospectus relates to the resale of 996,644 shares of our Class A common stock by certain of our stockholders, whom we refer to in this prospectus as the selling stockholders. The prices at which the selling stockholders may sell the shares will be determined by the prevailing market price for the shares or in negotiated transactions. We will not receive proceeds from the sale of the shares by the selling stockholders.

We will pay the expenses of registering these shares, but all selling and other expenses incurred by the selling stockholders will be paid by the selling stockholders.

Our Class A common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “GHLD”. On December 21, 2021 the last reported sale price of our Class A common stock was $14.20 per share.

You should read this prospectus and any prospectus supplement, together with additional information described under the headings “Incorporation of Certain Information by Reference” and “Where You Can Find More Information,” carefully before you invest in any of our securities.

 

 

Investing in our Class A common stock involves a high degree of risk. See “Risk Factors” beginning on page 6 of this prospectus and under similar headings in the documents incorporated by reference into this prospectus.

Neither the Securities and Exchange Commission nor any state securities commission has approved or disapproved of these securities or passed upon the adequacy or accuracy of this prospectus. Any representation to the contrary is a criminal offense.

 

 

The date of this prospectus is                     , 2021


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TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

   Page 

PROSPECTUS SUMMARY

   1 

RISK FACTORS

   6 

CAUTIONARY NOTE REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

   7 

DIVIDEND POLICY

   8 

USE OF PROCEEDS

   9 

SELLING STOCKHOLDERS

   10 

PLAN OF DISTRIBUTION

   12 

LEGAL MATTERS

   14 

EXPERTS

   14 

WHERE YOU CAN FIND MORE INFORMATION

   14 

INCORPORATION OF CERTAIN INFORMATION BY REFERENCE

   14 

We incorporate by reference important information into this prospectus. You may obtain the information incorporated by reference without charge by following the instructions under “Where You Can Find More Information.” You should carefully read this prospectus as well as additional information described under “Incorporation of Certain Information by Reference,” before deciding to invest in our Class A common stock.

Neither we nor the selling stockholders have authorized anyone to provide you with additional information or information different from that contained in this prospectus filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). We take no responsibility for, and can provide no assurance as to the reliability of, any other information that others may give you. The selling stockholders are offering to sell, and seeking offers to buy, our Class A common stock only under circumstances and in jurisdictions where offers and sales are permitted. The information contained in this prospectus is accurate only as of the date of this prospectus, regardless of the time of delivery of this prospectus or any sale of shares of our Class A common stock. Our business, financial condition, results of operations and prospects may have changed since that date.

For investors outside the United States: Neither we nor the selling stockholders have done anything that would permit this offering or possession or distribution of this prospectus in any jurisdiction where action for that purpose is required, other than in the United States. Persons outside the United States who come into possession of this prospectus must inform themselves about, and observe any restrictions relating to, the offering of the shares of Class A common stock and the distribution of this prospectus outside the United States.

 

 

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PROSPECTUS SUMMARY

The following summary highlights information contained or incorporated by reference elsewhere in this prospectus and does not contain all of the information that you should consider in making your investment decision. Before investing in our Class A common stock, you should carefully read this entire prospectus, including our financial statements and the related notes and other documents incorporated by reference into this prospectus, as well as the information under the caption “Risk Factors” herein and under similar headings in the other documents that are incorporated by reference into this prospectus.

Except as otherwise indicated herein or as the context otherwise requires, references in this prospectus to “Guild,” the “company,” “we,” “us” and “our” refer to Guild Holdings Company, together with our subsidiary, Guild Mortgage Company LLC.

Company Overview

We are a growth-oriented mortgage company that employs a relationship-based loan sourcing strategy to execute on our mission of delivering the promise of home ownership in neighborhoods and communities across the United States. Our business model is centered on providing a personalized mortgage-borrowing experience that is delivered by our knowledgeable loan officers and supported by our diverse product offerings. Throughout these individualized interactions, we work to earn our clients’ trust and confidence as a financial partner that can help them find their way through life’s changes and build for the future.

Guild was established in 1960, and we are among the longest-operating seller-servicers in the United States. Over the course of our operating history, we have navigated numerous economic cycles and market dislocations. We have developed end-to-end technology systems, a reputable brand, industry expertise and many durable relationships with our clients and members of our referral network.

Our business model benefits from the complementary relationship between our origination and servicing segments which, together, have propelled our performance through interest rate and market cycles.

Our Business Model

 

 

LOGO

Our origination strategy focuses on increasing purchase-mortgage business and providing a superior personalized mortgage-borrowing experience that encourages our clients to return to us. This strategy allows us to generate consistent origination volume (calculated as the total dollar volume of loans originated) through differing market environments, contributes to our servicing segment and facilitates business from repeat clients.

Our in-house servicing platform creates opportunities to extend our relationship with clients and generate refinance and purchase volume that replenishes run-off from our servicing portfolio. In coordination with our portfolio recapture team, our loan officers handle recapture activity for their existing client base directly, rather than outsourcing that function through a call center. This approach creates a continuous client relationship that we believe encourages repeat business. In addition, our scalable servicing platform provides a recurring stream of revenue that is complementary to our origination business.

 

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Summary of Risk Factors

You should consider carefully the risks and uncertainties described in the section entitled “Risk Factors” in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December  31, 2020 and our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2021, which are incorporated by reference into this prospectus. These risks could materially and adversely affect our business, financial condition, operating results, cash flow and prospects, which could cause the trading price of our Class A common stock to decline and could result in a partial or total loss of your investment. These risks include, among others, that:

 

  

The Residential Mortgage Services Holdings, Inc. (“RMS”) acquisition may cause our financial results to differ from expectations; we may not be able to achieve anticipated benefits from the acquisition.

 

  

COVID-19 has had, and will likely continue to have, an adverse effect on our business.

 

  

A disruption in the secondary home loan market or our ability to sell the loans we originate could have a detrimental effect on our business.

 

  

Macroeconomic and U.S. residential real estate market conditions could materially and adversely affect our revenue and results of operations.

 

  

We highly depend on certain U.S. government-sponsored entities and government agencies, and any changes in these entities or their current roles could materially and adversely affect us.

 

  

Changes in prevailing interest rates or U.S. monetary policies may have a detrimental effect on our business.

 

  

Our servicing rights are subject to termination with or without cause.

 

  

Our existing and any future indebtedness could adversely affect our liquidity and our ability to operate our business.

 

  

A significant disruption in the technology that supports our origination and servicing platform could harm us.

 

  

Pressure from existing and new competitors may adversely affect us.

 

  

Our failure to maintain or grow our historical referral relationships with our referral partners may materially and adversely affect us.

 

  

Servicing advances can be subject to delays in recovery or may not be recoverable at all.

 

  

From time to time our estimates of the fair value of certain assets prove to be inaccurate and we are required to write them down.

 

  

Our business may be materially and adversely affected by a cybersecurity breach or other vulnerability involving our computer systems or those of certain of our third-party service providers.

 

  

Operating and growing our business may require additional capital that may not be available.

 

  

We are subject to certain operational risks, including, employee or customer fraud, the obligation to repurchase sold loans in the event of a documentation error, and data processing system failures and errors.

 

  

We are periodically required to repurchase mortgage loans, or indemnify purchasers of our mortgage loans, including if these loans fail to meet certain criteria or characteristics.

 

  

We may fail to comply with the complex legal and regulatory framework (including state licensing requirements) governing our mortgage loan origination and servicing activities.

 

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We are controlled by McCarthy Capital Mortgage Investors, LLC (“MCMI”), and MCMI’s interests may conflict with our interests and the interests of our other stockholders.

 

  

We are a “controlled company” and rely on exemptions from certain corporate governance requirements that provide protection to stockholders of other companies.

 

  

Our directors and executive officers have significant control over our business.

 

  

We are a holding company and depend upon distributions from Guild Mortgage Company LLC “(GMC”) to meet our obligations; and

 

  

We have a dual class common stock structure.

Additional risks and uncertainties not presently known to us or that we currently deem immaterial also may impair our business, financial condition, results of operations and cash flows.

Corporate Information

We were incorporated in the State of Delaware on August 11, 2020, in connection with our initial public offering GMC was incorporated in the State of California on August 10, 1960 and was converted into a limited liability company in October 2020. Our principal executive office is located at 5887 Copley Drive, San Diego, California 92111, and our telephone number at that address is (858) 560-6330. Our website address is www.guildmortgage.com. Information contained on or accessible through our website is not incorporated by reference into this prospectus, and you should not consider that information to be part of this prospectus or in deciding whether to purchase shares of our Class A common stock.

Acquisition of Residential Mortgage Services Holdings, Inc.

Merger Agreement

On July 1, 2021, we completed our acquisition of RMS, pursuant to a merger agreement (the “Merger Agreement”), dated as of May 10, 2021, by and among GMC, RMS, Project Regal Merger Sub, Inc., and RMS Shareholder Representative, LLC. RMS is an independent retail mortgage lender focused in the Northeast. This strategic acquisition expanded Guild’s presence in this region and added experienced loan officers to Guild’s sales force.

Total consideration for the acquisition was approximately $265.0 million. The acquisition was financed with a combination of $185.8 million in cash and the issuance of 996,644 shares of the Company’s Class A common stock to certain RMS shareholders (the “RMS Shareholders”). Additionally, the RMS Shareholders are entitled to contingent consideration based on net income from RMS branch locations for three years following June 1, 2021. These contingent consideration payments will be calculated and paid based on rolling 12-month periods commencing as of June 1, 2021 and ending on the first anniversary of such date, and thereafter on consecutive 12-month periods.

The shares of Class A common stock issued to the RMS Shareholders were not initially registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”) or any state securities laws. We have relied on the exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act by virtue of Section 4(a)(2) thereof.

Registration Rights Agreement

Concurrently with the execution of the Merger Agreement, on May 10, 2021, we entered into a registration rights agreement (the “Registration Rights Agreement”) with the RMS Shareholders, pursuant to which we

 

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agreed to (i) file one or more registration statements, as permissible and necessary to register under the Securities Act, the resale of the shares of our Class A common stock that have been issued to the RMS Shareholders pursuant to the Merger Agreement, (ii) use our commercially reasonable best efforts to have all such registration statements declared effective within the timeframes set forth in the Registration Rights Agreement, and (iii) use our commercially reasonable efforts to cause such registration statement to remain effective during the timeframes set forth in the Registration Rights Agreement.

In the event that such registration statements are not filed or declared effective within the timeframes set forth in the Registration Rights Agreement or if after the date the registration statement is declared effective by the SEC, the registration statement ceases for any reason to remain effective or the applicable stockholders are otherwise not permitted to utilize the prospectus therein to resell the registrable shares covered thereby, we would be required to pay liquidated damages equal to twelve percent (12%) per annum of the registrable shares, payable monthly, until such time as such registration statement is filed or declared effective or is again available for use by the applicable stockholders, as applicable, or when the registrable shares covered by such registration statement cease to be registrable shares.

The registration statement of which this prospectus is a part relates to the offer and resale of the shares of our Class A common stock which were received by the RMS Shareholders as consideration in the acquisition. When we refer to the selling stockholders in this prospectus, we are referring to the RMS Shareholders named in this prospectus as the selling stockholders and, as applicable, any pledgees, donees, permitted transferees, assignees or other successors-in-interest selling the shares of Class A common stock received after the date of this prospectus from the selling stockholders as pledge, gift or other non-sale related transfer.

 

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The Offering

 

Class A common stock being offered by the selling stockholders

996,644 shares

 

Class A Common stock outstanding

20,723,912 shares (as of December 21, 2021)

 

Use of proceeds

The selling stockholders will receive all of the proceeds from the sale of the shares offered for sale by them under this prospectus. We will not receive proceeds from the sale of the shares by the selling stockholders.

 

New York Stock Exchange (“NYSE”) symbol

“GHLD”

 

Risk factors

Investing in our Class A common stock involves a high degree of risk. You should carefully review and consider the “Risk Factors” section of this prospectus beginning on page 6 and the other information included in this prospectus and incorporated by reference herein for a discussion of factors to consider before deciding to invest in shares of our Class A common stock.

The number of shares of Class A common stock outstanding as of December 21, 2021 excludes:

 

  

1,585,947 shares of Class A common stock issuable upon the vesting and settlement of restricted stock units outstanding as of December 21, 2021;

 

  

3,914,053 shares of Class A common stock reserved for future issuance under our 2020 Omnibus Incentive Plan as of December 21, 2021; and

 

  

40,333,019 shares of Class A common issuable upon conversion of the Class B common stock.

Unless otherwise indicated, all information contained in this prospectus assumes no settlement of the outstanding restricted stock units described above.

 

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RISK FACTORS

Investing in our Class A common stock involves a high degree of risk. You should consider carefully the risks and uncertainties described in the section entitled “Risk Factors” contained in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020, as filed with the SEC on March  24, 2021, and in our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2021, as filed with the SEC on November 12, 2021, as well as any amendment or updates to our risk factors reflected in subsequent filings with the SEC, which descriptions are incorporated into this prospectus by reference in their entirety, as well as in any prospectus supplement hereto. These risks and uncertainties are not the only risks and uncertainties we face. Additional risks and uncertainties not currently known to us, or that we currently view as immaterial, may also impair our business. If any of the risks or uncertainties described in our SEC filings or any additional risks and uncertainties actually occur, our business, financial condition, results of operations and cash flow could be materially and adversely affected. In that case, the trading price of our Class A common stock could decline and you might lose all or part of your investment.

 

 

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CAUTIONARY NOTE REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This prospectus and the information incorporated by reference contains forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements reflect our current views with respect to, among other things, future events and our financial performance. These statements are often, but not always, made through the use of words or phrases such as “may,” “should,” “could,” “predict,” “potential,” “believe,” “will likely result,” “expect,” “continue,” “will,” “anticipate,” “seek,” “estimate,” “intend,” “plan,” “projection,” “would” and “outlook,” or the negative version of those words or other comparable words or phrases of a future or forward-looking nature. These forward-looking statements are not historical facts and are based on current expectations, estimates and projections about our industry, management’s beliefs and certain assumptions made by management, many of which, by their nature, are inherently uncertain and beyond our control. Accordingly, we caution you that any such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to risks, assumptions and uncertainties that are difficult to predict. Although we believe that the expectations reflected in these forward-looking statements are reasonable as of the date made, actual results may prove to be materially different from the results expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements.

There are or will be important factors that could cause our actual results to differ materially from those indicated in these forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, those factors described under “Risk Factors” and “Prospectus Summary — Summary of Risk Factors” included elsewhere in this prospectus.

The foregoing factors should not be construed as exhaustive and should be read together with the other cautionary statements included in this prospectus and in the information incorporated by reference. If one or more events related to these or other risks or uncertainties materialize, or if our underlying assumptions prove to be incorrect, actual results may differ materially from what we anticipate. Many of the important factors that will determine these results are beyond our ability to control or predict. Accordingly, you should not place undue reliance on any such forward-looking statements. Any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date on which it is made, and, except as otherwise required by law, we do not undertake any obligation to publicly update or review any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise. New factors emerge from time to time, and it is not possible for us to predict which will arise. In addition, we cannot assess the impact of each factor on our business or the extent to which any factor, or combination of factors, may cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statements.

 

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DIVIDEND POLICY

We currently intend to retain all available funds and future earnings, if any, to support our operations and finance the growth and development of our business and we do not anticipate paying any regular cash dividends in the foreseeable future. On May 6, 2021, our board of directors declared a special cash dividend of $1.00 per share for holders of record of our Class A and Class B common stock on May 21, 2021, which was paid on May 28, 2021. On November 4, 2021, our board of directors declared a special cash dividend of $1.00 per share for holders of record of our Class A and Class B common stock on November 22, 2021, which was paid on December 8, 2021. We have not otherwise declared or paid cash dividends on our capital stock. Any future determination to declare and pay cash dividends, if any, will be made at the discretion of our board of directors and will depend on a variety of factors, including applicable laws, our financial condition, results of operations, contractual restrictions, capital requirements, business prospects, general business or financial market conditions, and other factors our board of directors may deem relevant. As a Delaware corporation, we are subject to certain restrictions on dividends under the Delaware General Corporation Law. Generally, a Delaware corporation may only pay dividends either out of “surplus” or out of the current or the immediately preceding year’s net profits. Surplus is defined as the excess, if any, at any given time, of the total assets of a corporation over its total liabilities and statutory capital. The value of a corporation’s assets can be measured in a number of ways and may not necessarily equal their book value.

We are a holding company and have no material assets other than our ownership of equity interests in GMC, which is our wholly owned subsidiary. Our ability to pay cash dividends will depend on our receipt of distributions from our current or future operating subsidiaries and such distributions may be restricted as a result of regulatory restrictions or contractual agreements, including agreements governing our indebtedness. See “Risk Factors — Risks Related to Our Organization and Structure — We are a holding company and depend upon distributions from GMC to meet our obligations” in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020 and our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2021, which are incorporated herein by reference. In addition, any future debt financing arrangement will likely contain terms restricting or limiting the amount of dividends that may be declared or paid on our common stock.

Investors should not purchase our Class A common stock with the expectation of receiving cash dividends.

 

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USE OF PROCEEDS

We are filing the registration statement of which this prospectus forms a part to permit the holders of the shares of our Class A common stock described in the section entitled “Selling Stockholders” to resell such shares. We are not selling any securities under this prospectus, and we will not receive any proceeds from the sale or other disposition of shares of our Class A common stock held by the selling stockholders.

The selling stockholders will pay any underwriting discounts and commissions and expenses incurred by the selling stockholders for brokerage, accounting, tax or legal services or any other expenses incurred by the selling stockholders in disposing of these shares of our Class A common stock. We will bear all other costs, fees and expenses incurred in effecting the registration of the shares of our Class A common stock covered by this prospectus, including, without limitation, all registration and filing fees, NYSE listing fees and fees and expenses of our counsel and our accountants.

 

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SELLING STOCKHOLDERS

The selling stockholders may offer and sell any or all of the shares of our Class A common stock set forth below pursuant to this prospectus. When we refer to the “selling stockholders” in this prospectus, we mean the persons listed in the table below, and their respective pledgees, donees, permitted transferees, assignees, successors and others who later come to hold any of the selling stockholders’ interests in shares of our Class A common stock other than through a public sale.

The following table sets forth, as of the date of this prospectus, the name of the selling stockholders for whom we are registering shares for sale to the public, the number of shares of Class A common stock beneficially owned by the selling stockholders prior to this offering, the total number of shares of Class A common stock that the selling stockholders may offer pursuant to this prospectus and the number of shares of Class A common stock that the selling stockholders will beneficially own after this offering, as well as the percentages of beneficial ownership of our Class A common stock and combined voting power of our outstanding common stock held by the selling stockholders prior to and after this offering.

As discussed in greater detail above under the section titled “Prospectus Summary — Acquisition of Residential Mortgage Services Holdings, Inc.” in May 2021, we entered into the Merger Agreement pursuant to which we sold and issued shares of our Class A common stock and also entered into the Registration Rights Agreement with the selling stockholders pursuant to which we agreed to file a registration statement with the SEC to cover the resale of the shares of our Class A common stock pursuant to the Merger Agreement by the selling stockholders. The selling stockholders are currently employees at Guild, following the acquisition of RMS. Except as noted above, each of the selling stockholders does not have, or within the past three years has not had, any material relationship with us or any of our predecessors or affiliates and the selling stockholders are not or was not affiliated with registered broker-dealers.

The number of shares beneficially owned by each stockholder is determined under rules of the SEC and includes voting or investment power with respect to securities. Under these rules, beneficial ownership includes any shares as to which the individual or entity has sole or shared voting power or investment power. In computing the number of shares beneficially owned by an individual or entity and the percentage ownership of that person, shares of common stock subject to options, warrants or other rights held by such person that are currently exercisable or will become exercisable within 60 days are considered outstanding, although these shares are not considered outstanding for purposes of computing the percentage ownership of any other person.

Unless otherwise indicated, the address of all listed stockholders is c/o Guild Holdings Company, 5887 Copley Drive, San Diego, California 92111. Each of the stockholders listed has sole voting and investment power with respect to the shares beneficially owned by the stockholder unless noted otherwise, subject to community property laws where applicable.

 

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Based on the information provided to us by the selling stockholders, assuming that the selling stockholders sell all of the shares of our Class A common stock beneficially owned by them that have been registered by us and do not acquire any additional shares during the offering, the selling stockholders will not own any shares, as reflected in the column entitled “Beneficial Ownership After This Offering.” We cannot advise you as to whether the selling stockholders will in fact sell any or all of such shares of Class A common stock. In addition, the selling stockholders may have sold, transferred or otherwise disposed of, or may sell, transfer or otherwise dispose of, at any time, the shares of our Class A common stock in transactions exempt from the registration requirements of the Securities Act after December 21, 2021, the date on which they provided the information set forth in the table below.

 

   Shares of Class A
Common Stock
Owned Prior to
this Offering
  Shares of
Class A
Common
Stock
Being
Offered
   Beneficial
Ownership
After this
Offering(1)(2)
   Combined Voting
Power(3)
 

Name

  Number of
Shares
   %      Number of
Shares
   %   Before
this
Offering
   After
this
Offering
 

James Seely

   840,736    4.06  840,736    —      *    *    * 

Michael G. Ianno

   107,515    *   107,515    —      *    *    * 

James V. Prieto

   48,393    *   48,393    —      *    *    * 

 

*

Represents less than 1% of outstanding shares.

(1)

Assumes the sale of all shares of Class A common stock registered pursuant to this prospectus, although the selling stockholders are under no obligation known to us to sell any shares of Class A common stock at this time.

(2)

The beneficial ownership of the Company’s common stock is based on 20,723,912 shares of Class A common stock and 40,333,019 shares of Class B common stock issued and outstanding. The voting powers, preferences and relative rights of Class A common stock and Class B common stock are identical in all respects, except that the holders of Class A common stock have one vote per share and the holders of Class B common stock have ten votes per share.

(3)

Percentage of voting power represents the combined voting power with respect to all shares of our Class A common stock and shares of our Class B common stock, voting together as a single class.

 

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PLAN OF DISTRIBUTION

The Class A common stock offered by this prospectus is being offered by the selling stockholders. The Class A common stock may be sold or distributed from time to time by the selling stockholders directly to one or more purchasers or through brokers, dealers, or underwriters who may act solely as agents at market prices prevailing at the time of sale, at prices related to the prevailing market prices, at negotiated prices, or at fixed prices, which may be changed. The sale of the Class A common stock offered by this prospectus may be effected in one or more of the following methods:

 

  

ordinary brokers’ transactions;

 

  

transactions involving cross or block trades;

 

  

through brokers, dealers, or underwriters who may act solely as agents;

 

  

“at the market” into an existing market for the Class A common stock;

 

  

in other ways not involving market makers or established business markets, including direct sales to purchasers or sales effected through agents;

 

  

in privately negotiated transactions; or

 

  

any combination of the foregoing.

In order to comply with the securities laws of certain states, if applicable, the shares may be sold only through registered or licensed brokers or dealers. In addition, in certain states, the shares may not be sold unless they have been registered or qualified for sale in the state or an exemption from the registration or qualification requirement is available and complied with.

The selling stockholders may transfer the shares of Class A common stock by other means not described in this prospectus.

Brokers, dealers, underwriters, or agents participating in the distribution of the shares as agents may receive compensation in the form of commissions, discounts, or concessions from the selling stockholders and/or purchasers of the Class A common stock for whom the broker-dealers may act as agent. Such commissions will be in amounts to be negotiated, but, except as set forth in a supplement to this prospectus, in the case of an agency transaction will not exceed customary brokerage commissions in compliance with Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Rule 5110.

The selling stockholders also may resell all or a portion of the shares in open market transactions in reliance upon Rule 144 under the Securities Act, provided that they meet the criteria and conform to the requirements of that rule. The selling stockholders and any underwriters, broker-dealers or agents that participate in the sale of the shares of Class A common stock or interests therein may be “underwriters” within the meaning of Section 2(a)(11) of the Securities Act. Any discounts, commissions, concessions or profit they earn on any resale of the shares may be underwriting discounts and commissions under the Securities Act. Selling stockholders who are “underwriters” within the meaning of Section 2(a)(11) of the Securities Act will be subject to the prospectus delivery requirements of the Securities Act and may be subject to certain statutory liabilities of, including but not limited to, Sections 11, 12 and 17 of the Securities Act and Rule 10b-5 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”).

We have agreed to indemnify the selling stockholders against certain liabilities, including liabilities under the Securities Act, or, if such indemnity is unavailable, to contribute amounts required to be paid in respect of such liabilities, in each case in accordance with the Registration Rights Agreement. Each of the selling stockholders, severally and not jointly, has agreed to indemnify us against certain liabilities, including liabilities under the Securities Act, that may arise from certain written information furnished to us by such selling

 

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stockholder specifically for inclusion in the registration statement of which this prospectus constitutes a part or, if such indemnity is unavailable, to contribute amounts required to be paid in respect of such liabilities, in each case in accordance with the Registration Rights Agreement.

Neither we nor any selling stockholder can presently estimate the amount of compensation that any agent will receive. We know of no existing arrangements between any selling stockholder, any other stockholder, broker, dealer, underwriter, or agent relating to the sale or distribution of the shares offered by this prospectus. At the time a particular offer of shares is made, a prospectus supplement, if required, will be distributed that will set forth the shares of our Class A common stock to be sold, the names of the selling stockholders, the respective purchase prices and public offering prices, the names of any agents, underwriters, or dealers and any compensation from the selling stockholders, and any other required information. We will pay all of the expenses incident to the registration, offering, and sale of the shares to the public, other than commissions or discounts of underwriters, broker-dealers, or agents, and other than fees and disbursements of counsel for the selling stockholders.

We have advised the selling stockholders that while it is engaged in a distribution of the shares included in this prospectus, it is required to comply with Regulation M promulgated under the Exchange Act. With certain exceptions, Regulation M precludes the selling stockholders, any affiliated purchasers, and any broker-dealer or other person who participates in the distribution from bidding for or purchasing, or attempting to induce any person to bid for or purchase any security which is the subject of the distribution until the entire distribution is complete. Regulation M also prohibits any bids or purchases made in order to stabilize the price of a security in connection with the distribution of that security. All of the foregoing may affect the marketability of the shares offered by this prospectus.

We may suspend the sale of shares by the selling stockholders pursuant to this prospectus for certain periods of time for certain reasons, including if the prospectus is required to be supplemented or amended to include additional material information.

We have agreed with the selling stockholders to use commercially reasonable efforts to cause the registration statement of which this prospectus constitutes a part to become effective and to remain continuously effective until the earlier of such time as all of the shares covered by this prospectus have been sold or disposed of (1) pursuant to and in accordance with such effective registration statement or (2) pursuant to Rule 144 under the Securities Act (or any successor or similar provision adopted by the SEC then in effect) under circumstances in which all of the applicable conditions of Rule 144 (as then in effect) are met.

This offering as it relates to each of the selling stockholders will terminate on the date that all shares offered by this prospectus have been sold by such selling stockholder.

 

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LEGAL MATTERS

The validity of the shares of Class A common stock being offered by this prospectus will be passed upon for us by Cooley LLP, Boston, Massachusetts.

EXPERTS

The consolidated financial statements of Guild Holdings Company as of December 31, 2020 and 2019, and for each of the years in the two-year period ended December 31, 2020, have been incorporated by reference herein in reliance upon the report of KPMG LLP, independent registered public accounting firm, incorporated by reference herein, and upon the authority of said firm as experts in accounting and auditing.

The consolidated financial statements of Residential Mortgage Services Holdings, Inc. as of and for the years ended December 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019 have been incorporated by reference herein in reliance upon the report of RSM US LLP, an independent auditor, incorporated by reference herein, and upon the authority of said firm as experts in accounting and auditing.

WHERE YOU CAN FIND MORE INFORMATION

We have filed with the SEC a registration statement on Form S-1 under the Securities Act with respect to the shares of Class A common stock offered hereby. This prospectus, which constitutes a part of the registration statement, does not contain all of the information set forth in the registration statement or the exhibits and schedules filed therewith. For further information about us and the Class A common stock offered hereby, we refer you to the registration statement and the exhibits filed thereto. Statements contained in this prospectus regarding the contents of any contract or any other document that is filed as an exhibit to the registration statement are not necessarily complete, and each such statement is qualified in all respects by reference to the full text of such contract or other document filed as an exhibit to the registration statement. We are required to file periodic reports, proxy statements and other information with the SEC pursuant to the Exchange Act.

The SEC maintains an Internet website that contains reports, proxy statements and other information about registrants, like us, that file electronically with the SEC. The address of that site is http://www.sec.gov.

We file periodic reports, proxy statements and other information with the SEC. Such periodic reports, proxy statements and other information will be available at the website of the SEC referred to above. We maintain a website at www.guildmortgage.com. You may access our annual reports on Form 10-K, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, current reports on Form 8-K, and amendments to those reports filed or furnished pursuant to Section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Exchange Act with the SEC free of charge at our website as soon as reasonably practicable after such material is electronically filed with, or furnished to, the SEC. The reference to our website address does not constitute incorporation by reference of the information contained on our website, and you should not consider the contents of our website in making an investment decision with respect to our Class A common stock.

INCORPORATION OF CERTAIN INFORMATION BY REFERENCE

The SEC allows us to “incorporate by reference” information from other documents that we file with it, which means that we can disclose important information to you by referring you to those documents. The information incorporated by reference is considered to be part of this prospectus.

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will make with the SEC under Sections 13(a), 13(c), 14, or 15(d) of the Exchange Act after the date of the initial filing of the registration statement of which this prospectus is a part and prior to effectiveness of such registration statement, and until the termination of the offering of the shares covered by this prospectus (other than information furnished under Item 2.02 or Item 7.01 of Form 8-K and exhibits filed on such form that are related to such items):

 

  

our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2020 filed with the SEC on March 24, 2021;

 

  

the information specifically incorporated by reference into our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December  31, 2020 from our definitive proxy statement on Schedule 14A (other than information furnished rather than filed) filed with the SEC on March  31, 2021;

 

  

our Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the quarters ended March 31, 2021, June 30, 2021 and September 30, 2021 filed with the SEC on May  12, 2021, August 13, 2021, and November  12, 2021, respectively;

 

  

our Current Reports on Form 8-K (other than information furnished rather than filed) filed with the SEC on May  10, 2021, May 11, 2021 (Item 1.01 only), May  11, 2021 (Item 8.01 only), May  14, 2021, July 2, 2021, August 9, 2021, and November 10, 2021 (Item 8.01 only) and Amendment No. 1 to our Current Report on Form 8-K/A filed with the SEC on September 17, 2021.

Any statement contained in this prospectus or in a document incorporated or deemed to be incorporated by reference into this prospectus will be deemed to be modified or superseded for purposes of this prospectus to the extent that a statement contained in this prospectus or any other subsequently filed document that is deemed to be incorporated by reference into this prospectus modifies or supersedes the statement. Any statements so modified or superseded shall not be deemed, except as so modified or superseded, to constitute a part of this prospectus.

We will furnish without charge to you, on written or oral request, a copy of any or all of the documents incorporated by reference into this prospectus, including exhibits to these documents. You should direct any requests for documents to Guild Holdings Company, 5887 Copley Drive, San Diego, California 92111; telephone: (858) 956-5130.

You also may access these filings on our website at www.guildmortgage.com. We do not incorporate the information on our website into this prospectus or any supplement to this prospectus and you should not consider any information on, or that can be accessed through, our website as part of this prospectus or any supplement to this prospectus (other than those filings with the SEC that we specifically incorporate by reference into this prospectus).

 

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PART II — INFORMATION NOT REQUIRED IN PROSPECTUS

 

Item 13.

Other Expenses of Issuance and Distribution

The expenses payable by Guild Holdings Company (the “Registrant” or the “Company”) in connection with the issuance and distribution of the securities being registered (other than underwriting discounts and commissions, if any) are set forth below. Each item listed is estimated, except for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) registration fee.

 

SEC registration fee

  $1,294.37 

Accounting fees and expenses

   35,000 

Legal fees and expenses

   50,000 

Printing fees and miscellaneous expenses

   15,000 
  

 

 

 

Total expenses

  $101,294.37 

 

Item 14.

Indemnification of Directors and Officers

Section 102(b)(7) of the Delaware General Corporation Law (“DGCL”) permits a corporation to provide in its certificate of incorporation that a director of the corporation shall not be personally liable to the corporation or its stockholders for monetary damages for breach of fiduciary duty as a director, except for liability (1) for any breach of the director’s duty of loyalty to the corporation or its stockholders, (2) for acts or omissions not in good faith or which involve intentional misconduct or a knowing violation of law, (3) under Section 174 of the DGCL (regarding, among other things, the payment of unlawful dividends or unlawful stock purchases or redemptions), or (4) for any transaction from which the director derived an improper personal benefit. Our certificate of incorporation provides for such limitation of liability.

Section 145(a) of the DGCL empowers a corporation to indemnify any director, officer, employee or agent, or former director, officer, employee or agent, who was or is a party or is threatened to be made a party to any threatened, pending or completed action, suit or proceeding, whether civil, criminal, administrative or investigative (other than an action by or in the right of the corporation), by reason of such person’s service as a director, officer, employee or agent of the corporation, or such person’s service, at the corporation’s request, as a director, officer, employee or agent of another corporation or enterprise, against expenses (including attorneys’ fees), judgments, fines and amounts paid in settlement actually and reasonably incurred by such person in connection with such action, suit or proceeding; provided that such director or officer acted in good faith and in a manner reasonably believed to be in or not opposed to the best interests of the corporation; and, with respect to any criminal action or proceeding, provided that such director or officer had no reasonable cause to believe his or her conduct was unlawful.

Section 145(b) of the DGCL empowers a corporation to indemnify any person who was or is a party or is threatened to be made a party to any threatened, pending or completed action or suit by or in the right of the corporation to procure a judgment in its favor by reason of the fact that such person is or was a director, officer, employee or agent of the corporation, or is or was serving at the request of the corporation as a director, officer, employee or agent of another enterprise, against expenses (including attorneys’ fees) actually and reasonably incurred in connection with the defense or settlement of such action or suit; provided that such director or officer acted in good faith and in a manner he or she reasonably believed to be in or not opposed to the best interests of the corporation, except that no indemnification may be made in respect of any claim, issue or matter as to which such director or officer shall have been adjudged to be liable to the corporation unless and only to the extent that the Delaware Court of Chancery or the court in which such action or suit was brought shall determine upon application that, despite the adjudication of liability but in view of all the circumstances of the case, such director or officer is fairly and reasonably entitled to indemnity for such expenses that the court shall deem proper.

 

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Notwithstanding the preceding sentence, except as otherwise provided in our bylaws, we are required to indemnify any such person in connection with a proceeding (or part thereof) commenced by such person only if the commencement of such proceeding (or part thereof) by any such person was authorized by the board of directors.

Our bylaws require us to indemnify any person who was or is a party or is threatened to be made a party to or is otherwise involved in any threatened, pending or completed action, suit or proceeding by reason of the fact that he or she is or was a director or officer of Guild, or is or was serving at the request of Guild as a director, officer, trustee, employee or agent of another corporation or of a partnership, joint venture, trust or other enterprise, including service with respect to employee benefit plans maintained or sponsored by Guild, against all expense, liability and loss (including attorneys’ fees, judgments, fines, ERISA excise taxes or penalties and amounts paid or to be paid in settlement) incurred or suffered by such person in connection with such proceeding if the person acted in good faith and in a manner reasonably believed to be in or not opposed to the best interests of Guild and, with respect to any criminal action or proceeding, had no reasonable cause to believe his or her conduct was unlawful.

We are authorized under our bylaws to purchase and maintain insurance to protect Guild and any current or former director, officer, employee or agent of Guild or another corporation, partnership, joint venture, trust or other enterprise against any expense, liability or loss, whether or not Guild would have the power to indemnify such person against such expense, liability or loss under the DGCL. We believe that these indemnification provisions and the directors’ and officers’ insurance are useful to attract and retain qualified directors and executive officers.

 

Item 15.

Recent Sales of Unregistered Securities

Set forth below is information regarding securities sold or granted by us within the past three years that were not registered under the Securities Act. Also included is the consideration, if any, received by us for such securities and information relating to the section of the Securities Act, or rule of the SEC, under which exemption from registration was claimed for such sales and grants.

In August 2020, in connection with its formation and prior to the occurrence of certain reorganization transactions in connection with our initial public offering, we sold 100 shares of common stock to Guild Investors, LLC for aggregate consideration of $1. The shares of common stock described above were issued in reliance on the exemption contained in Section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act on the basis that the transaction did not involve a public offering. No underwriters were involved in the transaction.

In October 2020, in connection with certain reorganization transactions in connection with our initial public offering, we effected a reclassification and stock split of its 100 shares of common stock into 14,766,709 shares of Class A common stock and 45,233,291 shares of Class B common stock.

In July 2021, we issued 966,644 shares of Class A common stock to RMS stockholders as consideration in connection with the acquisition of RMS.

 

Item 16.

Exhibits

(a) Exhibits: The list of exhibits set forth under “Exhibit Index” at the end of this Registration Statement is incorporated herein by reference.

 

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Item 17.

Undertakings

(a) The undersigned registrant hereby undertakes:

 

 (1)

To file, during any period in which offers or sales are being made, a post-effective amendment to this registration statement:

 

 (i)

To include any prospectus required by Section 10(a)(3) of the Securities Act;

 

 (ii)

To reflect in the prospectus any facts or events arising after the effective date of the registration statement (or the most recent post-effective amendment thereof) which, individually or in the aggregate, represent a fundamental change in the information set forth in the registration statement. Notwithstanding the foregoing, any increase or decrease in volume of securities offered (if the total dollar value of securities offered would not exceed that which was registered) and any deviation from the low or high end of the estimated maximum offering range may be reflected in the form of prospectus filed with the Commission pursuant to Rule 424(b) if, in the aggregate, the changes in volume and price represent no more than a 20% change in the maximum aggregate offering price set forth in the “Calculation of Registration Fee” table in the effective registration statement; and

 

 (iii)

To include any material information with respect to the plan of distribution not previously disclosed in the registration statement or any material change to such information in the registration statement; provided, however, that the undertakings set forth in paragraphs (1)(i), (1)(ii) and (1)(iii) above do not apply if the information required to be included in a post-effective amendment by those paragraphs is contained in reports filed with or furnished to the SEC by the Registrant pursuant to Section 13 or Section 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the Exchange Act) that are incorporated by reference in this registration statement or is contained in a form of prospectus filed pursuant to Rule 424(b) that is part of this registration statement.

 

 (2)

That, for the purpose of determining any liability under the Securities Act, each such post-effective amendment shall be deemed to be a new registration statement relating to the securities offered therein, and the offering of such securities at that time shall be deemed to be the initial bona fide offering thereof; and

 

 (3)

To remove from registration by means of a post-effective amendment any of the securities being registered which remain unsold at the termination of the offering.

 

 (4)

That, for the purpose of determining liability under the Securities Act to any purchaser:

 

 (i)

Each prospectus filed by the Registrant pursuant to Rule 424(b)(3) shall be deemed to be part of the registration statement as of the date the filed prospectus was deemed part of and included in the registration statement; and

 

 (ii)

Each prospectus required to be filed pursuant to Rule 424(b)(2), (b)(5), or (b)(7) as part of a registration statement in reliance on Rule 430B relating to an offering made pursuant to Rule 415(a)(1)(i), (vii), or (x) for the purpose of providing the information required by Section 10(a) of the Securities Act shall be deemed to be part of and included in the registration statement as of the earlier of the date such form of prospectus is first used after effectiveness or the date of the first contract of sale of securities in the offering described in the prospectus. As provided in Rule 430B, for liability purposes of the issuer and any person that is at that date an underwriter, such date shall be deemed to be a new effective date of the registration statement relating to the securities in the registration statement to which that prospectus relates, and the offering of such securities at that time shall be deemed to be the initial bona fide offering thereof. Provided, however, that no statement made in a registration statement or prospectus that is part of the registration statement or made in a document incorporated or deemed incorporated by reference into the registration statement or prospectus that is part of the registration statement will,

 

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 as to a purchaser with a time of contract of sale prior to such effective date, supersede or modify any statement that was made in the registration statement or prospectus that was part of the registration statement or made in any such document immediately prior to such effective date.

 

 (b)

That, for purposes of determining any liability under the Securities Act, each filing of the Registrant’s annual report pursuant to Section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Exchange Act (and, where applicable, each filing of an employee benefit plan’s annual report pursuant to Section 15(d) of the Exchange Act) that is incorporated by reference in the registration statement shall be deemed to be a new registration statement relating to the securities offered therein, and the offering of such securities at that time shall be deemed to be the initial bona fide offering thereof.

Insofar as indemnification for liabilities arising under the Securities Act may be permitted for our directors, officers and controlling persons of the Registrant pursuant to our Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation, or Amended and Restated Bylaws, or otherwise, the Registrant has been advised that in the opinion of the SEC such indemnification is against public policy as expressed in the Securities Act and is, therefore, unenforceable. In the event that a claim for indemnification against such liabilities (other than the payment by the Registrant of expenses incurred or paid by a director, officer, or controlling person in the successful defense of any action, suit or proceeding) is asserted by such director, officer, or controlling person in connection with the securities being registered, the Registrant will, unless in the opinion of its counsel the matter has been settled by controlling precedent, submit to a court of appropriate jurisdiction the question whether such indemnification by the Registrant is against public policy as expressed in the Securities Act and will be governed by the final adjudication of such issue.

 

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EXHIBIT INDEX

 

Exhibit
Number

  

Exhibit Description

  2.1+^  Merger Agreement, dated as of May  10, 2021, by and among Guild Mortgage Company LLC, Project Regal Merger Sub, Inc., Residential Mortgage Services Holdings, Inc., RMS Shareholder Representative, LLC, and as to certain sections identified therein, Guild Holdings Company (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 2.1 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K (File No. 001-39645), filed on May 14, 2021)
  3.1  Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation of Guild Holdings Company (incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 3.1 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K (File No. 001-39645) filed on October 26, 2020)
  3.2  Amended and Restated Bylaws of Guild Holdings Company (incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 3.2 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K (File No. 001-39645) filed on October 26, 2020)
  4.1  Form of Class  A Common Stock Certificate of Guild Holdings Company (incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 4.1 to Amendment No. 2 to the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-1 (File No. 333-249225) filed on October 15, 2020)
  4.2  Description of Registrant’s Securities (incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 4.1 to the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K (File No. 001-39645) filed on March 24, 2021)
  4.3  Registration Rights Agreement, dated October  21, 2020, by and among Guild Holdings Company and the holders listed on Schedule I thereto (incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K (File No. 001-39645) filed on October 26, 2020)
  4.4+  Registration Rights Agreement, entered into as of May  10, 2021, by and among Guild Holdings Company and the other holders named therein (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K (File No. 001-39645), filed on May 14, 2021)
  5.1  Opinion of Cooley LLP
10.1  Guild Holdings Company 2020 Omnibus Incentive Plan (incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-1 (File No. 333-249225), filed on October 9, 2020)
10.2  Compensation Deferral Plan for Executives (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.7 to the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-1 (File No. 333-249225), filed on October 9, 2020)
10.3†  Form of Indemnification Agreement (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.2 to the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-1 (File No. 333-249225), filed on October 1, 2020)
10.4†  Executive Compensation Agreement between Guild Mortgage Company and Mary Ann McGarry, effective as of January  1, 2019 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.3 to the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-1 (File No. 333-249225), filed on October 1, 2020)
10.5†  Executive Compensation Agreement between Guild Mortgage Company and Terry Schmidt, effective as of January  1, 2019 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.4 to the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-1 (File No. 333-249225), filed on October 1, 2020)
10.6†  Employment Agreement between Guild Mortgage Company and Barry Horn, dated as of January  1, 2016 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.5 to the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-1 (File No. 333-249225), filed on October  1, 2020)
10.7†  Employment Agreement between Guild Mortgage Company and David Neylan, dated as of January  1, 2016 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.6 to the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-1 (File No. 333-249225), filed on October 9, 2020)

 

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Exhibit
Number

  

Exhibit Description

10.8†  Compensation Deferral Plan for Executives (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.7 to the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-1 (File No. 333-249225), filed on October 9, 2020)
10.9†  Executive Nonqualified Excess Plan (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.8 to the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-1 (File No. 333-249225), filed on October 1, 2020)
10.10†  Executive Nonqualified Excess Plan Adoption Agreement, dated as of November  6, 2017 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.9 to the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-1 (File No. 333-249225), filed on October  1, 2020)
10.11†  Executive Performance Incentive Plan between Guild Mortgage Company and Amber Elwell, dated as of March  3, 2020 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.10 to the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-1 (File No. 333-249225), filed on October 1, 2020)
10.12†  Executive Performance Incentive Plan between Guild Mortgage Company and Lisa Klika, dated as of June  27, 2017 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.11 to the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-1 (File No. 333-249225), filed on October 1, 2020)
10.13+#  Amended and Restated Master Repurchase Agreement, dated as of September  1, 2020, by and among Bank of America, N.A., as Buyer, Guild Mortgage CO SPE W40, LLC, as Seller, and Guild Mortgage Company and Guild Mortgage Company, LLC as collective Guarantor and Pledgor (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.12 to the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-1 (File No. 333-249225), filed on October 1, 2020)
10.14+  Omnibus Amendment to Principal Agreements, dated as of October  8, 2020, by and among Guild Holdings Company, Guild Mortgage Company, Guild Mortgage CO SPE W40, LLC and Bank of America, N.A. (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.13 to the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-1 (File No. 333-249225), filed on October 15, 2020)
10.15+#  Amended and Restated Master Repurchase Agreement, dated as of October  24, 2019, by and among Guild Mortgage Company and Guild Mortgage Company, LLC, as Sellers, the Buyers party thereto, and The Bank of New York Mellon, as Agent for the Buyers from time to time party thereto (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.14 to the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-1 (File No. 333-249225), filed on October 9, 2020)
10.16+  First Amendment to Amended and Restated Master Repurchase Agreement, dated as of July  10, 2020, by and among Guild Mortgage Company and Guild Mortgage Company, LLC, as Sellers, The Bank of New York Mellon, as Agent, and the financial institutions listed on the signature pages thereto, as Buyers (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.14 to the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-1 (File No. 333-249225), filed on October 1, 2020)
10.17+  Second Amendment to Amended and Restated Master Repurchase Agreement, dated as of October  8, 2020, by and among Guild Mortgage Company and Guild Investors, LLC, as Sellers, The Bank of New York Mellon, as Agent, and the financial institutions listed on the signature pages thereto, as Buyers (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.16 to the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-1 (File No. 333-249225), filed on October 15, 2020)
10.18+#  Amended and Restated Term Loan Agreement, dated as of September  30, 2019, by and among Guild Mortgage Company and Guild Mortgage Company, LLC, as Borrowers, the Lenders party thereto, and The Bank of New York Mellon, as Administrative Agent (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.15 to the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-1 (File No. 333-249225), filed on October 1, 2020)

 

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Exhibit
Number

  

Exhibit Description

10.19+  Waiver No. 1 to Amended and Restated Term Loan Agreement, dated as of April  29, 2020, by and among Guild Mortgage Company and Guild Mortgage Company, LLC, as Borrowers, the Lenders party thereto, and The Bank of New York Mellon, as Administrative Agent (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.16 to the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-1 (File No. 333-249225), filed on October 1, 2020)
10.20+  Amendment No. 1 to Amended and Restated Term Loan Agreement, dated as of October  8, 2020, by and among Guild Mortgage Company and Guild Investors, LLC, as Borrowers, the Lenders party thereto, and The Bank of New York Mellon, as Administrative Agent (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.19 to the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-1 (File No. 333-249225), filed on October 15, 2020)
10.21+#  First Amended and Restated Master Repurchase Agreement, dated as of December  14, 2018, by and between Guild Mortgage Company, as Seller, and JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as Buyer (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.17 to the Company’s Registration Statement on Form  S-1 (File No. 333-249225), filed on October 1, 2020)
10.22+  First Amendment to First Amended and Restated Master Repurchase Agreement, dated as of June  21, 2019, by and between Guild Mortgage Company, as Seller, and JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as Buyer (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.18 to the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-1 (File No. 333-249225), filed on October 1, 2020)
10.23+#  Second Amendment to First Amended and Restated Master Repurchase Agreement, dated as of December  13, 2019, by and between Guild Mortgage Company, as Seller, and JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as Buyer (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.19 to the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-1 (File No. 333-249225), filed on October 1, 2020)
10.24+#  Third Amendment to First Amended and Restated Master Repurchase Agreement, dated as of February  21, 2020, by and between Guild Mortgage Company, as Seller, and JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as Buyer (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.20 to the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-1 (File No. 333-249225), filed on October 1, 2020)
10.25+#  Fourth Amendment to First Amended and Restated Master Repurchase Agreement, dated as of June  23, 2020, by and between Guild Mortgage Company, as Seller, and JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as Buyer (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.21 to the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-1 (File No. 333-249225), filed on October 1, 2020)
10.26+#  Fifth Amendment to First Amended and Restated Master Repurchase Agreement, dated as of July  24, 2020, by and between Guild Mortgage Company, as Seller, and JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as Buyer (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.22 to the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-1 (File No. 333-249225), filed on October 1, 2020)
10.27+  Sixth Amendment to First Amended and Restated Master Repurchase Agreement, dated as of October  8, 2020, by and between Guild Mortgage Company, as Seller, and JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as Buyer (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.26 to the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-1 (File No. 333-249225), filed on October 15, 2020)
10.28+#  Mortgage Warehouse Agreement, dated as of April  13, 2020, by and between Guild Mortgage Company, as Seller, and Texas Capital Bank, National Association (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.23 to the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-1 (File No. 333-249225), filed on October 1, 2020)
10.29+  Side Letter to Mortgage Warehouse Agreement, dated as of June  10, 2020, by and between Guild Mortgage Company, as Seller, and Texas Capital Bank, National Association (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.24 to the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-1 (File No. 333-249225), filed on October 1, 2020)

 

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Exhibit Description

10.30+  Amendment No. 1 to Mortgage Warehouse Agreement, dated as of October  8, 2020, by and among Guild Mortgage Company, as Seller, Guild Holdings Company and Texas Capital Bank, National Association (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.29 to the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-1 (File No. 333-249225), filed on October 15, 2020)
10.31+#  Fifth Amended and Restated Loan and Security Agreement, dated as of June  6, 2020, by and among Guild Mortgage Company, as Borrower, the Lenders from time to time party thereto, and Texas Capital Bank, National Association, as Administrative Agent (incorporated by reference to Exhibit  10.25 to the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-1 (File No. 333-249225), filed on October 1, 2020)
10.32+  Amendment No. 1 to Fifth Amended and Restated Loan and Security Agreement, dated as of October  8, 2020, by and among Guild Mortgage Company, as Borrower, Guild Holdings Company, the Lenders from time to time party thereto, and Texas Capital Bank, National Association, as Administrative Agent (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.31 to the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-1 (File No. 333-249225), filed on October 15, 2020)
10.33+#  Master Loan Purchase and Servicing Agreement, dated as of December  21, 2018, by and between Texas Capital Bank, National Association, as Purchaser, and Guild Mortgage Company, as Seller (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.26 to the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-1 (File No. 333-249225), filed on October 1, 2020)
10.34  Amendment No. 1 to Master Loan Purchase and Servicing Agreement (EBO Program), dated as of October  8, 2020, by and between Texas Capital Bank, National Association, as Purchaser, and Guild Mortgage Company, as Seller (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.33 to the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-1 (File No. 333-249225), filed on October 15, 2020)
10.35+#  Master Repurchase Agreement, dated as of July  29, 2015, by and between Guild Mortgage Company, as Seller, and EverBank, as Buyer (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.27 to the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-1 (File No. 333-249225), filed on October 1, 2020)
10.36+#  First Amendment to the Amended and Restated Master Repurchase Agreement and Pricing Letter, dated as of July  27, 2016, by and between Guild Mortgage Company, as Seller, and EverBank, as Buyer (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.28 to the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-1 (File No. 333-249225), filed on October 1, 2020)
10.37+#  Second Amendment to the Amended and Restated Master Repurchase Agreement and Pricing Letter, dated as of January  11, 2017, by and between Guild Mortgage Company, as Seller, and EverBank, as Buyer (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.29 to the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-1 (File No. 333-249225), filed on October 1, 2020)
10.38+#  Third Amendment to the Amended and Restated Master Repurchase Agreement and Pricing Letter, dated as of July  26, 2017, by and between Guild Mortgage Company, as Seller, and TIAA, FSB (formerly known as Everbank), as Buyer (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.30 to the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-1 (File No. 333-249225), filed on October 1, 2020)
10.39+#  Fourth Amendment to the Amended and Restated Master Repurchase Agreement and Pricing Letter, dated as of July  19, 2018, by and between Guild Mortgage Company, as Seller, and TIAA, FSB, as Buyer (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.31 to the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-1 (File No. 333-249225), filed on October 1, 2020)
10.40+#  Fifth Amendment to the Amended and Restated Master Repurchase Agreement and Pricing Letter, dated as of March  29, 2019, by and between Guild Mortgage Company, as Seller, and TIAA, FSB, as Buyer (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.32 to the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-1 (File No. 333-249225), filed on October 1, 2020)

 

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Exhibit Description

10.41+#  Sixth Amendment to the Amended and Restated Master Repurchase Agreement and Pricing Letter, dated as of July  18, 2019, by and between Guild Mortgage Company, as Seller, and TIAA, FSB, as Buyer (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.33 to the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-1 (File No. 333-249225), filed on October 1, 2020)
10.42+#  Seventh Amendment to the Amended and Restated Master Repurchase Agreement and Pricing Letter, dated as of August  22, 2019, by and between Guild Mortgage Company, as Seller, and TIAA, FSB, as Buyer (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.41 to the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-1 (File No. 333-249225), filed on October 9, 2020)
10.43+#  Eighth Amendment to the Amended and Restated Master Repurchase Agreement and Pricing Letter, dated as of February  12, 2020, by and between Guild Mortgage Company, as Seller, and TIAA, FSB, as Buyer (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.42 to the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-1 (File No. 333-249225), filed on October 9, 2020)
10.44+#  Ninth Amendment to the Amended and Restated Master Repurchase Agreement and Pricing Letter, dated as of March  20, 2020, by and between Guild Mortgage Company, as Seller, and TIAA, FSB, as Buyer (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.36 to the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-1 (File No. 333-249225), filed on October 1, 2020)
10.45+#  Tenth Amendment to the Amended and Restated Master Repurchase Agreement and Pricing Letter, dated as of April  13, 2020, by and between Guild Mortgage Company, as Seller, and TIAA, FSB, as Buyer (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.37 to the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-1 (File No. 333-249225), filed on October 1, 2020)
10.46+#  Eleventh Amendment to the Amended and Restated Master Repurchase Agreement and Pricing Letter, dated as of May  19, 2020, by and between Guild Mortgage Company, as Seller, and TIAA, FSB, as Buyer (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.38 to the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-1 (File No. 333-249225), filed on October 1, 2020)
10.47+#  Twelfth Amendment to the Amended and Restated Master Repurchase Agreement and Pricing Letter, dated as of July  15, 2020, by and between Guild Mortgage Company, as Seller, and TIAA, FSB, as Buyer (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.39 to the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-1 (File No. 333-249225), filed on October 1, 2020)
10.48+#  Thirteenth Amendment to the Amended and Restated Master Repurchase Agreement and Pricing Letter, dated as of August  14, 2020, by and between Guild Mortgage Company, as Seller, and TIAA, FSB, as Buyer (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.47 to the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-1 (File No. 333-249225), filed on October 15, 2020)
10.49+  Fourteenth Amendment to the Amended and Restated Master Repurchase Agreement and Pricing Letter, dated as of October  8, 2020, by and between Guild Mortgage Company, as Seller, and TIAA, FSB, as Buyer (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.48 to the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-1 (File No. 333-249225), filed on October 15, 2020)
10.50+#  Amended and Restated Loan and Security Agreement, dated as of July  15, 2020, by and between Guild Mortgage Company, as Borrower, and TIAA, FSB, as Bank (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.40 to the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-1 (File No. 333-249225), filed on October 1, 2020)
10.51+  First Amendment to the Amended and Restated Loan and Security Agreement, dated as of August  14, 2020, by and among Guild Mortgage Company, as Borrower, and TIAA, FSB, as Bank (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.50 to the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-1 (File No. 333-249225), filed on October 15, 2020)

 

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Exhibit Description

10.52+  Amendment No. 2 to Amended and Restated Loan and Security Agreement, dated as of October  8, 2020, by and between Guild Mortgage Company, as Borrower, and TIAA, FSB, as Bank (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.51 to the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-1 (File No. 333-249225), filed on October 15, 2020)
10.53+#  Master Repurchase Agreement, dated as of March  24, 2015, by and among Guild Mortgage Company and Guild Mortgage Company, LLC, as Sellers, and U.S. Bank National Association, as Buyer (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.41 to the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-1 (File No. 333-249225), filed on October 1, 2020)
10.54+#  First Amendment to the Master Repurchase Agreement, dated as of June  24, 2015, by and among Guild Mortgage Company and Guild Mortgage Company, LLC, as Sellers, and U.S. Bank National Association, as Buyer (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.42 to the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-1 (File No. 333-249225), filed on October 1, 2020)
10.55+  Second Amendment to the Master Repurchase Agreement, dated as of October  27, 2015, by and among Guild Mortgage Company and Guild Mortgage Company, LLC, as Sellers, and U.S. Bank National Association, as Buyer (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.43 to the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-1 (File No. 333-249225), filed on October 1, 2020)
10.56#  Third Amendment to the Master Repurchase Agreement, dated as of April  20, 2016, by and among Guild Mortgage Company and Guild Mortgage Company, LLC, as Sellers, and U.S. Bank National Association, as Buyer (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.44 to the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-1 (File No. 333-249225), filed on October 1, 2020)
10.57+#  Fourth Amendment to the Master Repurchase Agreement, dated as of June  20, 2016, by and among Guild Mortgage Company and Guild Mortgage Company, LLC, as Sellers, and U.S. Bank National Association, as Buyer (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.45 to the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-1 (File No. 333-249225), filed on October 1, 2020)
10.58  Fifth Amendment to the Master Repurchase Agreement, dated as of June  16, 2017, by and among Guild Mortgage Company and Guild Mortgage Company, LLC, as Sellers, and U.S. Bank National Association, as Buyer (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.46 to the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-1 (File No. 333-249225), filed on October 1, 2020)
10.59+#  Sixth Amendment to the Master Repurchase Agreement, dated as of August  18, 2017 by and among Guild Mortgage Company and Guild Mortgage Company, LLC, as Sellers, and U.S. Bank National Association, as Buyer (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.47 to the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-1 (File No. 333-249225), filed on October 1, 2020)
10.60+#  Seventh Amendment to the Master Repurchase Agreement, dated as of September  28, 2018, by and among Guild Mortgage Company and Guild Mortgage Company, LLC, as Sellers, and U.S. Bank National Association, as Buyer (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.48 to the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-1 (File No. 333-249225), filed on October 1, 2020)
10.61+  Eighth Amendment to the Master Repurchase Agreement, dated as of August  29, 2019, by and among Guild Mortgage Company and Guild Mortgage Company, LLC, as Sellers, and U.S. Bank National Association, as Buyer (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.49 to the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-1 (File No. 333-249225), filed on October 1, 2020)
10.62  Ninth Amendment to the Master Repurchase Agreement, dated as of September  13, 2019, by and among Guild Mortgage Company and Guild Mortgage Company, LLC, as Sellers, and U.S. Bank National Association, as Buyer (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.50 to the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-1 (File No. 333-249225), filed on October 1, 2020)

 

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Number

  

Exhibit Description

10.63+#  Tenth Amendment to the Master Repurchase Agreement, dated as of October  15, 2019, by and among Guild Mortgage Company and Guild Mortgage Company, LLC, as Sellers, and U.S. Bank National Association, as Buyer (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.51 to the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-1 (File No. 333-249225), filed on October 1, 2020)
10.64+#  Eleventh Amendment to the Master Repurchase Agreement, dated as of April  1, 2020, by and among Guild Mortgage Company and Guild Mortgage Company, LLC, as Sellers, and U.S. Bank National Association, as Buyer (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.52 to the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-1 (File No. 333-249225), filed on October 1, 2020)
10.65+#  Twelfth Amendment to the Master Repurchase Agreement, dated as of July  24, 2020, by and among Guild Mortgage Company and Guild Mortgage Company, LLC, as Sellers, and U.S. Bank National Association, as Buyer (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.53 to the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-1 (File No. 333-249225), filed on October 1, 2020)
10.66  Thirteenth Amendment to the Master Repurchase Agreement, dated as of September  11, 2020, by and among Guild Mortgage Company and Guild Mortgage Company, LLC, as Sellers, and U.S. Bank National Association, as Buyer (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.65 to the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-1 (File No. 333-249225), filed on October 15, 2020)
10.67+  Fourteenth Amendment to Master Repurchase Agreement, dated as of October  8, 2020, by and among Guild Mortgage Company and Guild Investors, LLC, as Sellers, and U.S. Bank National Association, as Buyer (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.66 to the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-1 (File No. 333-249225), filed on October 15, 2020)
10.68+#  Master Repurchase Agreement, dated as of April  29, 2020, by and among Guild Mortgage Company and Guild Mortgage Company, LLC, as Sellers, and Western Alliance Bank, as Buyer (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.54 to the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-1 (File No. 333-249225), filed on October 1, 2020)
10.69+#  First Amendment to the Master Repurchase Agreement, dated as of July  24, 2020, by and among Guild Mortgage Company and Guild Mortgage Company, LLC, as Sellers, and Western Alliance Bank, as Buyer (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.55 to the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-1 (File No. 333-249225), filed on October 1, 2020)
10.70+  Second Amendment to Master Repurchase Agreement, dated as of October  8, 2020, by and among Guild Mortgage Company and Guild Investors, LLC, as Sellers, and Western Alliance Bank, as Buyer (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.69 to the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-1 (File No. 333-249225), filed on October 20, 2020)
10.71†  Form of Restricted Stock Unit Agreement for IPO Grants to Employees under the Guild Holdings Company 2020 Omnibus Incentive Plan (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.56 to the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-1 (File No. 333-249225), filed on October 1, 2020)
10.72†  Form of Restricted Stock Unit Agreement for IPO Grants to Non-Employee Directors under the Guild Holdings Company 2020 Omnibus Incentive Plan (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.57 to the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-1 (File No. 333-249225), filed on October 1, 2020)
10.73†  Executive Compensation Agreement between Guild Mortgage Company and Mary Ann McGarry, effective as of January  1, 2020 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.74 to the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K (File No. 001-39645), filed on March 24, 2021)
10.74†  Executive Compensation Agreement between Guild Mortgage Co. and Terry Schmidt, effective as of January  1, 2020 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.75 to the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K (File No. 001-39645), filed on March 24, 2021)

 

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Exhibit Description

21.1  Subsidiaries of Guild Holdings Company (incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 21.1 to the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K (File No. 001-39645) filed on March 24, 2021)
23.1  Consent of KPMG LLP
23.2  Consent of RSM US LLP
23.3  Consent of Cooley LLP (contained in its opinion filed as Exhibit 5.1 hereto)
24.1  Power of attorney (included on the signature page to this registration statement)

 

Indicates management contract or compensatory plan.

+

Certain portions of this exhibit have been redacted pursuant to Item 601(b)(10)(iv) of Regulation S-K. The Company agrees to furnish supplementally an unredacted copy of the exhibit to the SEC upon its request.

#

Certain schedules and exhibits have been omitted pursuant to Item 601(a)(5) of Regulation S-K. The Company agrees to furnish supplementally a copy of any omitted schedule or exhibit to the SEC upon its request.

^

Schedules and exhibits have been omitted pursuant to Item 601(b)(2) of Regulation S-K. The Company agrees to furnish supplementally a copy of any omitted schedule to the SEC upon its request; provided, however, that the Company may request confidential treatment pursuant to Rule 24b-2 of the Exchange Act for any schedule or exhibit so furnished.

 

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SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, the registrant has duly caused this registration statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized, in City of San Diego, State of California, on December 22, 2021.

 

GUILD HOLDINGS COMPANY
By: /s/ Mary Ann McGarry
 

Mary Ann McGarry

Chief Executive Officer

KNOW ALL BY THESE PRESENTS, that each person whose signature appears below hereby severally constitutes and appoints each of Mary Ann McGarry, Terry Schmidt and Desiree Kramer, and each of them singly, as such person’s true and lawful attorneys-in-fact and agents, with full power of substitution and resubstitution, for such person and in such person’s name, place and stead, in any and all capacities, to sign any or all amendments (including, without limitation, post-effective amendments) to this registration statement, and to file the same, with all exhibits thereto, and all documents in connection therewith, with the Securities and Exchange Commission, granting unto each said attorney-in-fact and agent full power and authority to do and perform each and every act and thing requisite and necessary to be done in and about the premises, as fully to all intents and purposes as such person might or could do in person, hereby ratifying and confirming all that any said attorney-in-fact and agent, or any substitute or substitutes of any of them, may lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue hereof.

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this registration statement has been signed by the following persons in the capacities and on the dates indicated.

 

  

Signature

 

Title

 

Date

By:

 

/s/ Mary Ann McGarry

 

Chief Executive Officer and Director

(Principal Executive Officer)

 December 22, 2021
 Mary Ann McGarry

By:

 

/s/ Desiree Kramer

 

Chief Financial Officer

(Principal Financial and Accounting Officer)

 December 22, 2021
 Desiree Kramer

By:

 

/s/ Patrick Duffy

 

Chairman of the Board and Director

 December 22, 2021
 Patrick Duffy

By:

 

/s/ Terry Schmidt

 

President and Director

 December 22, 2021
 Terry Schmidt

By:

 

/s/ Mike Meyer

 

Director

 December 22, 2021
 Mike Meyer

By:

 

/s/ Junior Bryant

 

Director

 December 22, 2021
 Junior Bryant

By:

 

/s/ Martha Marcon

 

Director

 December 22, 2021
 Martha Marcon

 

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