Ottawa Bancorp, Inc. (the “Company”) is a Maryland corporation that was incorporated in May 2016 to be the successor to Ottawa Savings Bancorp, Inc. (“Ottawa Savings Bancorp”) upon completion of the second-step conversion of Ottawa Savings Bank (the “Bank”) from the two-tier mutual holding company structure to the stock holding company structure. Ottawa Savings Bancorp MHC was the former mutual holding company for Ottawa Savings Bancorp prior to completion of the second-step conversion. In conjunction with the second-step conversion, Ottawa Savings Bancorp MHC merged into Ottawa Savings Bancorp (and ceased to exist), and Ottawa Savings Bancorp merged into the Company, with the Company as the surviving entity and unitary savings and loan holding company for Ottawa Savings Bank, a federally chartered savings bank. The second-step conversion was completed on October 11, 2016, at which time the Company sold, for gross proceeds of $23.8 million, a total of 2,383,950 shares of common stock at $10.00 per share, including 190,716 shares purchased by the Bank's employee stock ownership plan. Capital increased an additional $126,000 due to cash contributed by Ottawa Savings Bancorp MHC upon merging into Ottawa Savings Bancorp, Inc. Also as part of the second-step conversion, treasury shares held by Ottawa Savings Bancorp were retired and each of the existing outstanding shares of Ottawa Savings Bancorp common stock owned by persons other than Ottawa Savings Bancorp MHC was converted into 1.1921 of a share of Company common stock. The Company is a publicly traded banking company with assets of $292.8 million at December 31, 2018 and is headquartered in Ottawa, Illinois.
Our business activities are primarily conducted through Ottawa Savings Bank, headquartered in Ottawa, Illinois, which is located in north-central Illinois approximately 80 miles southwest of Chicago. Ottawa Savings Bank conducts business from its main office in Ottawa and through its branch offices located in Marseilles and Morris, Illinois and loan production offices located in Shorewood, Sandwich and Peru, Illinois. Ottawa Savings Bank's market area includes LaSalle County, Grundy County and parts of contiguous counties in Illinois. On December 31, 2014, Ottawa Savings Bancorp acquired Twin Oaks Savings Bank (“Twin Oaks”) and merged Twin Oaks with and into Ottawa Savings Bank, which facilitated Ottawa Savings Bank's expansion into Grundy County.
Ottawa Savings Bank's principal business consists of originating one-to-four family residential real estate mortgage loans and home equity lines of credit, and to a lesser extent, non-residential real estate, multi-family and construction loans. We also offer commercial and industrial loans and other consumer loans. We offer a variety of retail deposits to the general public in the areas surrounding our main office and our branch offices. We offer our customers a variety of deposit products with interest rates that are competitive with those of similar products offered by other financial institutions in our market area. We also utilize borrowings as a source of funds. Our revenues are derived primarily from interest on loans and, to a lesser extent, interest on investment securities and mortgage-backed securities. We also generate revenues from other income including realized gains on sales of loans associated with loan production, deposit fees and service charges, realized gains on sales of other real estate owned, realized gains on sales of securities and loan fees.