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Acquisition Agreements, Quarterly Dividends, Upcoming Earnings Schedules and Conferences - Analyst Notes on MetLife, DFC Global, Bank of the Ozarks, Symetra Financial, and PrivateBancorp

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NEW YORK, April 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Analysts Review released its analysts' notes regarding MetLife, Inc. (NYSE: MET), DFC Global Corp. (NASDAQ: DLLR), Bank of the Ozarks, Inc. (NASDAQ: OZRK), Symetra Financial Corporation (NYSE: SYA), and PrivateBancorp Inc. (NASDAQ: PVTB). Private wealth members receive these notes ahead of publication. To reserve complementary membership, limited openings are available at:


MetLife, Inc. Analyst Notes 

On March 31, 2014, MetLife, Inc. (MetLife) announced that it will hold its Q1 2014 earnings conference call and audio webcast on May 1, 2014, from 8:00 am to 9:00 a.m. EDT. The Company informed that a day prior to the call, April 30, 2014, it will report its Q1 2014 earnings via a news release, after the market closes. Additionally, the Company stated that the news release will be made available on its investor relations webpage. The full analyst notes on MetLife, Inc. are available to download free of charge at:


DFC Global Corp. Analyst Notes 

On April 2, 2014, DFC Global Corp. (DFC Global) announced that the Company has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by an affiliate of Lone Star Funds in a transaction value of approximately $1.3 billion, including the assumption of net debt. Additionally, the Company stated that upon completion of the transaction DFC Global will become a privately held company. The Company informed that under the terms of the agreement, its stockholders will receive $9.50 in cash for each share of DFC Global's common stock they own. Commenting on the agreement, DFC Global Chairman and CEO, Jeff Weiss, stated, "We are pleased to have reached this agreement, which delivers immediate cash value to our stockholders. Lone Star Funds is a sophisticated investor with broad-based financial and retail expertise, and we look forward to taking advantage of enhanced financial flexibility to find new ways to build our business while continuing to meet and exceed the needs of our global customer base." The full analyst notes on DFC Global Corp. are available to download free of charge at:


Bank of the Ozarks, Inc. Analyst Notes 

On April 1, 2014, Bank of the Ozarks, Inc. (Ozarks) announced that the Company's Board of Directors has approved a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.23 per share. According to the Company, the regular quarterly cash dividend is payable on April 18, 2014, to shareholders of record as of April 11, 2014. Ozarks reported that the dividend of $0.23 per share represents an increase of $0.01 per share over the previous quarter dividend. Ozarks also stated that it has increased its quarterly dividend in each of the last fifteen quarters.  The full analyst notes on Bank of the Ozarks, Inc. are available to download free of charge at:


Symetra Financial Corporation Analyst Notes 

On April 2, 2014, Symetra Financial Corporation (Symetra Financial) announced that six Iowa companies are collaborating to host the inaugural 2014 Des Moines Insurance Conference. The Company said that it is in the process of redomesticating its principal insurance subsidiary to Iowa, and will also participate in the conference. Symetra Financial stated that other participating companies include American Equity Investment Life Holding Company, EMC Insurance Group Inc., FBL Financial Group, Inc., Fidelity & Guaranty Life, Principal Financial Group, and United Fire Group. The full analyst notes on Symetra Financial Corporation are available to download free of charge at:


PrivateBancorp Inc. Analyst Notes 

On March 27, 2014, PrivateBancorp Inc. (PrivateBancorp) announced that it will issue its Q1 2014 earnings release before the market opens on April 17, 2014. The Company added that it will also host a conference call at 11:00 a.m. EDT or 10:00 a.m. CDT on the same day. Additionally, PrivateBancorp stated that a live webcast of the call can be accessed through its investor relations page. The full analyst notes on PrivateBancorp Inc. are available to download free of charge at:


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