Beneficial Bancorp, Inc. (the "Company") is a Maryland corporation that was incorporated in August 2014 to be the successor to Beneficial Mutual Bancorp, Inc. ("Beneficial Mutual Bancorp") upon completion of the second-step conversion of Beneficial Bank (the "Bank") from the two-tier mutual holding company structure to the stock holding company structure. Beneficial Savings Bank MHC was the former mutual holding company for Beneficial Mutual Bancorp prior to completion of the second-step conversion. In conjunction with the second-step conversion, Beneficial Savings Bank MHC merged into Beneficial Mutual Bancorp (and ceased to exist), and Beneficial Mutual Bancorp merged into the Company, with the Company as the surviving entity. The second-step conversion was completed on January 12, 2015, at which time the Company sold, for gross proceeds of $503.8 million, a total of 50,383,817 shares of common stock at $10.00 per share, including 2,015,352 shares purchased by the Bank's employee savings and stock ownership plan. As part of the second-step conversion, each of the existing 29,394,417 outstanding shares of Beneficial Mutual Bancorp common stock owned by persons other than Beneficial Savings Bank MHC was converted into 1.0999 of a share of Company common stock. Upon the completion of the second-step conversion, the Bank changed its legal name from Beneficial Mutual Savings Bank to Beneficial Bank.
The consolidated financial statements include the accounts of the Company, the Bank, a Pennsylvania chartered savings bank, and the Bank's subsidiaries. The Company owns 100% of the issued and outstanding common stock of the Bank. The Bank offers a variety of consumer and commercial banking services to individuals, businesses, and nonprofit organizations through 61 offices throughout the Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey area. The Bank is supervised and regulated by the Pennsylvania Department of Banking and Securities and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (the "FDIC"). The Company is regulated by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. The deposits of the Bank are insured up to the applicable legal limits by the Deposit Insurance Fund of the FDIC.
Beneficial Bancorp's business activities are the ownership of Beneficial Bank's capital stock. Beneficial Bancorp does not own or lease any property but instead uses the premises, equipment and other property of Beneficial Bank with the payment of appropriate rental fees, as required by applicable law and regulations, under the terms of an expense allocation agreement. Accordingly, the information set forth in this Annual Report, including the consolidated financial statements and related financial data, relates primarily to Beneficial Bank.