Bellevue, Washington – September 12, 2016: Recently, Axia Home Loans became the first Independent Mortgage Banking firm in the country to be 100% owned by its employees. Axia’s new Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) marks the next step in a continued effort to create an innovative and forward-thinking culture.

As an employee-owned company, Axia will continue to operate under the same proven business model and management structure. “Studies show that employee-owned companies experience increased employee satisfaction, retention and productivity gains,” said Gellert Dornay, President & CEO of Axia Home Loans. “An ESOP rewards employees who contribute to the company’s success by allowing them to share in the company’s future increase in value.”

Axia opened its doors in the midst of the housing crisis in 2007, and has since established a reputation for creating sustainable homeownership through responsible lending. This transition of ownership further solidifies the integrity of Axia Home Loans and demonstrates a deep care for their employees and the homebuyers they work with every day.

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