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Section 1: 8-K (8-K)

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Washington, D.C.  20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):  February 3, 2020


Axos Financial, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of
(Commission File Number)
(IRS Employer Identification
 9205 West Russell Road, STE 400, Las Vegas, NV                  89148
(Address of principal executive offices)                    (zip code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (858649-2218          
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each class
Trading Symbol(s)
Name of each exchange on which registered
Common stock, $.01 par value
New York Stock Exchange
6.25% Subordinated Notes Due 2026
New York Stock Exchange

Not Applicable

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)

 Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions (see General Instruction A.2. below):
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Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

                                    Emerging growth company  

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.  

Item 7.01     Regulation FD Disclosure.

Axos Financial, Inc. (the “Registrant”), parent of Axos Bank, will use the presentation provided in the Exhibits at conferences and one-on-one meetings in a non-deal roadshow beginning on February 4, 2020 and during the next few weeks.

This Form 8-K and the information attached below shall not be deemed to be “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (“Exchange Act”), nor shall it be incorporated by reference into a filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (“Securities Act”), or the Exchange Act, except as expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing. The furnishing of the information in this report is not intended to, and does not, constitute a determination or admission by the Registrant that the information in this report is material or complete, or that investors should consider this information before making an investment decision with respect to any security of the Registrant or any of its affiliates. The information in the materials is presented as of February 3, 2020, and the Registrant does not assume any obligation to update such information in the future.

Safe Harbor Statement
Statements contained in the slide show presentation that state expectations or predictions about the future are forward-looking statements intended to be covered by the safe harbor provisions of the Securities Act and the Exchange Act. The Registrant’s actual results could differ materially from those projected in such forward-looking statements. Factors that could affect those results include “Risk Factors” and the other factors appearing in the documents that the Registrant has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Item 9.01     Financial Statements and Exhibits

(d)    Exhibits.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

Axos Financial, Inc.
February 3, 2020
/s/ Andrew J. Micheletti
Andrew J. Micheletti
EVP and Chief Financial Officer

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Section 2: EX-99.1 (EXHIBIT 99.1)

Axos Financial, Inc. Investor Presentation February 2020 NYSE: AX

Safe Harbor This presentation contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (the “Reform Act”). The words “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “project,” or the negation thereof or similar expressions constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Reform Act. These statements may include, but are not limited to, projections of revenues, income or loss, projected consummation of pending acquisitions, estimates of capital expenditures, plans for future operations, products or services, and financing needs or plans, as well as assumptions relating to these matters. Such statements involve risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results, performance or achievements of the Company and its subsidiaries to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward- looking statements. For a discussion of these factors, we refer you to the Company's reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended June 30, 2019. In light of the significant uncertainties inherent in the forward-looking statements included herein, the inclusion of such information should not be regarded as a representation by the Company or by any other person or entity that the objectives and plans of the Company will be achieved. For all forward-looking statements, the Company claims the protection of the safe-harbor for forward-looking statements contained in the Reform Act. 1

Axos’ Business Model is Differentiated From Other Banks Customer Sales Servicing Distribution Acquisition • Digital Marketing •Automated •Self-service • Balance sheet fulfillment • Affinity and • Digital journey • Whole loan sales Distribution • Inbound call center options • Direct banker (call Partners sales center) • Securitization • Data mining/target • Outbound call feeding direct center sales marketing • Minimal outside • Cross-sell sales • Significant inside sales Core Digital Capabilities Integrated Digitally Data Driven Digital Next-Gen Customer Enabled Insight Marketing Technology Experience Operations 2

Our Business Model is More Profitable Because Our Costs are Lower Banks Greater Than Axos1 $10bn2 As % of average assets (%) (%) Net interest income 3.81 2.93 Salaries and benefits 1.05 1.16 Premises, equipment and 0.85 1.39 other non-interest expense Total non-interest expense 1.90 2.55 Core business margin 1.91 0.38 1. For the three months ended 9/30/19 – the most recent data on FDIC website “Statistics on Depository Institutions Report” Axos Bank only, excludes Axos Financial, Inc. to compare to FDIC data. Data retrieved 01/31/2020. 2. All Commercial Banks by asset size. FDIC reported for three months ended 9/30/19. Total of 143 institutions >$10 billion. Data retrieved 01/31/2020. 3

Axos Financial’s Three Business Segments Provide the Foundation For Sustained Long-Term Growth Investment Thesis › Diverse mix of asset, deposit, and fee income reduces risk and provides multiple growth opportunities in varying Consumer environments Banking › Differentiated retail digital strategy from “online savings banks” or fin- tech competitors › Structural cost advantage vs. traditional banks › Differentiated distribution strategy › New business initiatives will Commercial generate incremental growth Securities Banking › Universal Digital Banking Platform and Enterprise Technology stack provide operating leverage opportunity › Technology synergies among business segments reduce overall cost of growth strategy 4

Fiscal 2019 Highlights Compared with Fiscal 2018 Asset Growth Deposit Growth $ Millions $ Millions 15,000 10,000 12.5% 8,983 17.6% 11,220 7,985 9,540 10,000 5,000 5,000 0 0 FY 2018 FY 2019 FY 2018 FY 2019 Net Income Diluted EPS $ Millions $ Diluted EPS 15.1% * 12.2% 2.39* 2.75 172.0* 3.00 200 153.3* 2.50 2.37 2.48 152.4 155.1 2.00 100 1.50 1.00 0.50 0 0.00 FY 2018 FY 2019 FY 2018 FY 2019 Return on Equity = 17.08%* Return on Assets = 1.68%* * Adjusted earnings and adjusted earnings per diluted common share, non-GAAP measures, which excludes non-cash amortization expenses and non- recurring costs related to mergers and acquisitions, and other non-recurring costs. Without adjusted earnings, ROE was 15.40% and ROA was 1.51% 5 based on GAAP earnings.

Diluted EPS and Return on Equity Have Been Consistently Strong Diluted EPS (FY) Return On Average Equity (FY) $ per share % 3.0 20 19.43 2.75** 18.34 17.78 17.89 17.08** 2.48 17.05 2.5 21% CAGR 2.37 15.40 2.10 15 2.0 1.87 10 1.5 1.34 1.0 0.96 5 0.5 0.0 0 2014 20152016 2017 2018 2019 2014 20152016 2017 2018 2019 Book Tier 1 8.7% 9.6% 9.1% 10% 9.4% 8.8% value $6.33 $8.51 $10.73 $13.05 $15.24 $17.47 leverage per ratio* share *Tier 1 leverage ratio is for Axos Financial, Inc., except 2014 which is for Axos Bank **Adjusted earnings and adjusted earnings per diluted common share, non-GAAP measures, which excludes non-cash amortization expenses and non-recurring costs related to mergers and acquisitions, and other non-recurring costs. Without adjusted earnings, Diluted EPS was $2.48 ROE was 15.40% based on GAAP earnings. 6

Net Interest Margin Has Been Stable/Rising Through a Variety of Interest Rate Cycles Stable Net Interest Margin 4.50% 4.11% 4.07% 4.00% 3.92% 3.91% 3.95% 3.50% 3.00% 2.50% 2.00% 1.50% 1.00% 0.50% 0.00% FY2015 FY2016 FY2017 FY2018 FY2019 Axos NIM - reported Fed Funds 7

Axos is a Top Quartile Performer Versus Bank Peer Group Axos Bank Peer Group Percentile ROAA 1.69% 1.02% 91% Return on equity 19.23% 8.61% 93% G&A 1.92% 2.48% 25% Efficiency ratio 40.19% 66.08% 8% The 93% on ROE means that the Bank outperformed 93% of all banks. The 25% G&A ranking means that only 25% of banks spend less on G&A than Axos. Peer group includes savings banks greater than $1 billion. Source: Uniform Bank Performance Report (UBPR) as of 9/30/19; data retrieved 01/31/2020. 8 Note: Peer group is all savings banks with assets greater than $1 billion for quarter ended 9/30/2019.

Diverse Lending Businesses Across Banking and Securities Segments … $ Millions FY20 Q2 Gain-on-sale Mortgage Banking $36 Single family Jumbo Mortgage $4,137 Warehouse Lending $432 Multifamily $1,823 Commercial Real Estate Small Balance Commercial $394 Lender Finance / Asset Backed $2,019 Lending Equipment Leasing $190 Lending C&I Lending Factoring / Structured Settlements $29 CRE Specialty $772 Margin Lending $224 Securities Securities-Based Line of Credit $23 (SBLoC) Auto $309 Consumer Unsecured Lending / Overdraft $89 9

Our Asset Growth has been Driven by Strong and Profitable Organic Loan Production Net Loan Portfolio – End of Last Five Quarters ($ in Thousands)  $12,000,000 $9,784,217  $10,141,397  $9,382,124   $10,000,000 $9,017,550  $9,098,453   $8,000,000  $6,000,000  $4,000,000  $2,000,000  $‐ Q2 2019 Q3 2019 Q4 2019 Q1 2020 Q2 2020 Average Multifamily 53% 53% 53% 53% 53% Loan to Value Single family 57% 57% 57% 57% 57% 10

Loan Origination Growth Fiscal Year Loan Originations Future Plans $ Billions › Organic growth in existing 8.4 business lines 8 7.5 1.5 • Multifamily geographic 7 21.6% expansion 1.6 5-yr CAGR 6 5.6 • Agency and jumbo 5.0 mortgage channel 5 1.4 4.3 expansion 1.4 4 1.0 • Small Balance 3.0 6.9 Commercial Real Estate 3 5.9 1.1 expansion 2 4.2 3.3 3.6 • Large Balance 1 2.3 Commercial / Specialty Real Estate expansion 0 › Additional C&I 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 verticals/product expansion › Retail auto lending launch Annual growth 42.2% 15.6% 11.2% 34.7% 12.3% › RIA M&A and succession rate lending Loans for sale Loans for investment 11

Diversified Deposit Businesses Key Elements ‹ Full service digital banking, wealth Consumer direct management, and securities trading* ‹ Exclusive relationships with significant brands, Distribution groups, or employers Partners ‹ Exclusive relationships with brokers and financial planners through Axos Clearing and Axos Advisor Small ‹ Business banking with simple suite of business cash management services banking Commercial/ ‹ Full service treasury/cash management Deposit Treasury ‹ Team enhancements and geographic expansion Management ‹ Bank and securities cross-sell Axos ‹ Broker-dealer client cash Securities ‹ Broker-dealer reserve accounts ‹ Fiduciary services for trustees Specialty ‹ 1031 exchange firms deposits ‹ Title and escrow companies ‹ HOA and property management ‹ Serves 40% of U.S. Chapter 7 bankruptcy trustees in Fiduciary exclusive relationship Services ‹ Software allows servicing of SEC receivers and non- *Mid-2020 Expected Launch chapter 7 cases 12

Deposit Growth in Checking, Business, and Savings Was Achieved While Transforming the Mix of Deposits June 30, 2013 December 31, 2019 100% of Deposits = $2.1 billion 100% of Deposits = $10.1 billion Checking and other demand Savings – IRA deposits 4% 19% Time deposits 23% Checking and other demand deposits Time 50% deposits 51% 22% 31% Savings Savings Checking Growth (6/2013 - 12/2019) = 1208% Savings Growth (6/2013 - 12/2019) = 253% 13

Axos Customer Base and Deposit Volume is Well Distributed Throughout the United States Average Deposit Balance Number of Accounts Axos Deposits Have National Reach With Customers in Every State 14

Commercial Loans and Deposits 4 years of growth Spot Balance ($BN’s) Loan Growth Drivers Deposit Growth Drivers •Product Expansion •Service to Specialty Verticals •Repeating Client Relationships •Technology and Application Integration •Reputation for Reliable Execution •Reposition as Commercial Banker 15

Core Deposit Growth Was Sufficiently Strong To Grow Overall Deposits While Changing The Deposit Mix Deposit Growth Future Plans $ Millions › Enhanced digital marketing 8,983 9,000 automation integrated to outbound 24.2% 7,985 sales group 8,000 5-yr CAGR 6,900 7,000 › Products and technology 6,044 6,000 integration targeted to specific industry groups 5,000 4,452 4,000 › Create differentiated consumer and 3,042 business banking platform 3,000 2,000 › Enhanced focus on customer 1,000 service and user experience 0 › Leverage existing and create new 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 distribution partnerships to reduce % CDs1 26% 18% 17% 12% 25% 26% acquisition cost and leverage external brands % Borrowings2 24% 15% 12% 9% 6% 6% 1 as a % of total deposits 2 as a % of total liabilities 16

Diversified Fee / Non-Interest Income % Fee Income % Fee Income FY 2019* FY 2018* Agency Mortgage Banking Jumbo 6% 19% Multifamily Structured Settlement Gain on Sale – 7% 8% Other Other Cash/Treasury Management Fee Income Consumer Deposit 28% 21% Deposit/ Service Fees Payments Tax 38% 46% Prepaid Prepayment 7% 6% Fee Broker-Dealer 14% 0% 17 *Excludes securities income

Our Strategic Partnership with H&R Block H&R Block Overview Products for 2020 Tax Season › Approximately 10,000 U.S › Refund Transfer branches › Emerald Advance Unsecured Loan › Files 1 in every 7 U.S. tax returns › Emerald Prepaid Card › 19.7 million U.S. tax returns per › Refund Advance Interest-Free Loan year • Axos is exclusive provider for › 83% of customers receive a refund 2020 tax season › 35% franchise-owned • Axos provides credit › Approximately 2,400 employees underwriting, loan origination, › 55 million visits per year on HRB funding and loan servicing website • Interest-free loan is repaid › Social media using borrower’s tax refund proceeds • 28,600 Twitter followers • Axos’ profits will depend on • 463,000 Facebook fans origination volume and actual • 1.7 million views on YouTube credit losses 18

Axos Securities Overview Monetizing synergies by integrating Banking products and services to Securities customers, RIAs, and IBDs Consumer Banking Axos Clearing 62 IBDs Consumer Deposit Accounts Securities Clearing & 110,000 Clients ODL/Margin Accounts Custody Jumbo Single Family Mortgage Loans Axos Invest Commercial Banking Digital Wealth & 24,000 Clients Securities-Backed Lines of Credit Personal Financial Management Cash Management Commercial Property Refinancing Axos Securities Axos Trading¹ Expected Launch Digital Solutions Self-Directing June 2020 .  Trading Universal Digital Platform Account Opening Platform Access to ~135,000 Clients ¹ Target “go-live” June, 2020 19

Securities Strategy Leveraging Bank’s existing digital platforms allows for a unique integrated and flexible Banking and Securities product features Onboard Clients Rich Banking and “Single-Pane” Faster Securities features Independent RIAs Universal Universal Introducing End Clients Broker-Dealers Enrollment Digital Bank Platform Platform Self-Directed Trading 20

Secular Industry Trends Provide Opportunities for Axos • RIAs needs to reduce costs and Fee Compression for streamline back-office ops Active and Passive Investment Managers • Automation frees up > time/resources for client interactions • Axos to provide bundled securities clearing, Advisors are Leaving custody and banking services Wirehouses to Become • Target small and medium-sized RIAs and IBDs Independent Advisors that large custodians do not serve well • Axos to provide succession-based and Aging Advisor Population Is Driving Consolidation M&A financing to RIAs and IBDs and Succession Planning • Nation-wide footprint and industry focus are competitive advantages • Axos will offer direct-to-consumer and Digitization of Wealth Management private label robo advisory solutions to individuals and independent RIAs

Business Segment Overview – Axos Invest . Free financial digital advisor that helps clients achieve their goals by Core automating the financial planning process. Services . Provides premium packages for clients who want additional value beyond our core services. . High Conversion Rates – Platform has been able to sustain 20% conversion rate with low client attrition. Customer . Low Acquisition Costs– Compared to industry standards, historic Behavior acquisition costs have sub – $50/per client (funded account). . Sticky Accounts – Clients trust our advice with 49% following our recommendations within first week. Customer . Do-It-Yourself Mass Market Served 32,000+ sticky customer accounts with opportunities to cross-sell banking and premium services

Monetize Clients by Leveraging Data and Personalization at Key Event-Driven Decision Points INTEGRATED FINANCIAL PRODUCTS SEEK WISEBANYAN GUIDANCE New Home $54,829.19 Value $550.00 Weekly New 49% Car + = OF RECOMMENDATIONS Retirem COMPLETED IN 1 WEEK ent Our recommendation engine already has the capability to integrate a wide variety of financial offerings: savings, credit, purchases, and more 23

Key Goals of Universal Digital Bank › Increase chance of offering right product at the right time and Personalization place › Personalization is the right antidote for too much choice, too much content, and not enough time › Eventual artificial intelligence tools assist sale of banking products such as deposits, loans, and mortgages Self-Service › Products optimized by channel, recipient and journey › Self service saves time and cost (e.g., activate and de-activate debit-card in platform, send wires via self-service) › Easy integration of third-party features (e.g., biometrics) Facilitate › Access to value added tools (e.g., robo-advisory, automated savings Partnerships features) either proprietary or third party › Enable creative customer acquisition partners › Provide holistic and interactive and intuitive design experience Customizable › Integrate online experience with other channels Experience › Artificial intelligence and big data credit models enable quick Cross-Sell credit decisions › Customized product recommendations based upon analytical determination of need 24

Personalization Solution Will Increase Consumer Engagement and Lifetime Value Goal is to present customers with customized and relevant offers at the right time via the right channel Establish a central hub for Target unknown customer information needed prospects and to identify + prioritize lookalikes relevant opportunities Contact customers via marketing automation solutions Present relevant personalized content across digital properties

As We Fully Digitize All Front-End Customer Interactions, Operational Efficiency Gains Also Become Possible • Provide compelling customer value proposition to use online banking Online Banking • Intelligent, personalized, automated campaigns to develop Customer customer confidence in our messages • Utilization of multiple channels to deliver information that Interaction reflects customer preferences • Expand digital channels and leverage omnichannel AI Hub across multiple channels, to streamline interactions Customer Self ̶ Easy to use self help via intelligent, automated platforms Service such as to make it easy to get what’s wanted, when it’s wanted, anytime, anywhere ̶ Customer seamlessly switches from one channel to another e.g. IVR, Chatbot, Facebook Messenger, etc. • Customer centric operational efficiencies reduce cost, while Operational accelerating delivery of customer requests Efficiency • Efficiencies are delivered using tools such as our robotic process automation platform, or low code platform to automate high volume, repetitive processes

Holistic Credit Risk Management What We Do Utilize a holistic credit-risk management framework to manage and monitor credit quality at each stage of the loan life cycle, and leverage specialized Credit Tools to optimize monitoring and reporting capabilities Credit Monitoring & Oversight Portfolio Special Loan Life Set Appetite Originations Reporting Cycle Management Assets Establish Monitor Data-Driven Mitigate Credit Assets Axos Credit Safe Growth Decision Problem Framework Throughout Objectives Making Loans and Culture Life Cycle Example of • Board of Credit Tools Directors • Annual Strategic Plan • Corporate Governance • Policies & Approval Authorities 27 Credit Tools list is a sampling and is not purported to be comprehensive.

Annualized Charge-offs (Recoveries) to Average Loans Outstanding % 0.20 0.19 0.19 0.15 0.10 0.06 0.06 0.05 0.03 0.02 0.01 0.00 -0.01 -0.01 -0.05 FY15* FY16** FY17 FY18 FY19 With HRB Without HRB *For FY15, there were no co-branded HRB products. **For FY16, there were no HRB related charge-offs with $16M of annual average loan balances. 28

Contact Information Greg Garrabrants, President and CEO Andy Micheletti, EVP/CFO [email protected] Johnny Lai, VP Corporate Development and Investor Relations Phone: 858.649.2218 Mobile: 858.245.1442 [email protected] 29

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Section 8: EX-99.2 (EXHIBIT 99.2)

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