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Accredited Home Lenders completes merger with Aames Investment

Merger of subprime lenders valued at $340 million

Accredited Home Lenders Holding Co. said it has completed a merger with subprime lender Aames Investment Corp. in which Accredited will issue 4.4 million shares of common stock and pay $77.6 million for Aames’ outstanding common stock.

The deal, approved by stockholders in September, was valued at about $340 million when it was announced in May, the Associated Press reported.

Based in San Diego, Accredited Home Lenders Holding Co. is a mortgage company operating throughout the United States and Canada, originating, financing, securitizing, servicing and selling nonprime residential mortgage loans.