AUSTIN, Texas and CHRISTIANSTED, U.S. Virgin Islands, Feb. 18, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Amherst Residential, LLC (“Amherst Residential”), a privately-owned, vertically-integrated real estate firm, and Front Yard Residential Corporation (“Front Yard” or the “Company”) (NYSE: RESI), two industry leading providers of high-quality and affordable rental homes, announced today that the companies have entered into a definitive merger agreement, whereby Amherst Residential will acquire Front Yard in a transaction valued at approximately $2.3 billion, including debt to be assumed or refinanced.