Banc of California Reports Net Income of $42.6 million, with Stable Deposit Mix and Improved Net Interest Margin in Third Quarter 2023 Financial Results

SANTA ANA, Calif., October 24, 2023--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Banc of California, Inc. (NYSE: BANC) ("Banc of California") today reported net income of $42.6 million, or $0.74 per diluted common share, for the third quarter of 2023. This compares to net income of $17.9 million, or $0.31 per diluted common share for the second quarter of 2023. On an adjusted basis, net income was $17.1 million for the quarter, or $0.30 per diluted common share.(1) This compares to adjusted net income of $18.4 million, or $0.32 per diluted common share, for the second quarter of 2023.(1) The third quarter of 2023 included a $46.2 million pre-tax mark-to-market gain on derivative instruments used to hedge the interest rate risk associated with various assets on the Company’s balance sheet, in anticipation of the anticipated sale of such assets in connection with the proposed merger with PacWest Bancorp ("PacWest"). The gain was partly offset by $9.3 million of other transaction costs.

Third quarter highlights:

  • Net income of $42.6 million, or $0.74 per diluted common share, up 138% from the prior quarter as the bank strategically positioned the balance sheet ahead of the merger, which included a $46.2 million gain from derivative instruments, partly offset by $9.3 million of transaction costs.

  • Stable overall deposit mix, with the period-end noninterest-bearing deposit percentage consistent with the prior quarter at 36% of total deposits.

  • Addition of new clients with noninterest-bearing deposits, which contributed inflows of $52.2 million in the quarter and $201.5 million year-to-date.

  • Net interest margin improvement of 8 basis points from 3.11% to 3.19% in comparison to the prior quarter, as the increase in the yield on loans and securities exceeded the increase in the cost of funds.

  • Disciplined noninterest expense management, with total noninterest expense of $56.2 million reflecting an increase of $7.0 million over the prior quarter. Excluding the impact of $9.3 million of merger-related expenses, adjusted noninterest expense(1) decreased $2.2 million to $46.2 million for the third quarter.

  • High liquidity levels, with immediately available on-balance sheet liquidity and unused borrowing capacity of $3.67 billion. Available liquidity was 2.1 times the level of uninsured and uncollateralized deposits, which was consistent with the prior quarter.

  • Strong capital ratios(2) well above the regulatory thresholds for "well capitalized" banks, including an estimated 14.48% Total risk-based capital ratio, 12.19% Tier 1 capital ratio, 12.19% CET1 capital ratio and 10.15% Tier 1 leverage ratio.

  • Low unrealized losses relative to capital, with AFS unrealized pre-tax losses of $51.9 million on securities of $915.1 million, representing 3.9% of CET1 capital. Total AFS and HTM unrealized pre-tax losses of $129.9 million on total securities of $1.24 billion represented 9.8% of CET1 capital.

  • Continued growth in book value and tangible book value, with book value per share of $17.44, up from $16.67, and tangible book value per share of $15.34, up from $14.56.(1)

(1)

Non-GAAP measures; refer to section 'Non-GAAP Measures'

(2)

Capital ratios are preliminary.

Jared Wolff, Chairman, President & CEO of Banc of California, commented, "Our third quarter results reflect the impact of our strategic approach to positioning our balance sheet ahead of our merger with PacWest, continuing to bring new relationships to the bank, limiting reliance on high cost deposits, effectively hedging interest rate risk on our balance sheet, and accelerating the resolution of certain acquired credits. Due in large part to this strategic approach, we generated net income of $42.6 million during the quarter, which resulted in increases in all of our capital ratios, a 4.6% increase in our book value per share and a 5.4% increase in our tangible book value per share. We also continue to be active in our new business development efforts with $201.5 million in noninterest-bearing deposits added from new commercial relationships year-to-date."

Mr. Wolff continued, "As announced last week, we are very pleased to have received regulatory approval for the merger. We expect to close the merger on or about November 30, 2023. We remain focused on our overall strategy for the combined company which includes a strong, liquid balance sheet with strong credit, ample reserves and capital, and growth centered around relationship banking and high quality commercial clients. Our two organizations have made significant progress on our integration planning that will enable our combined institution post-closing to immediately focus on the strategic market opportunities presented by our merger, generate long-term profitable growth, and further enhance the value of our franchise."

Proposed Merger with PacWest

On July 25, 2023, we announced the signing of a definitive agreement with PacWest pursuant to which the companies will combine in an all-stock merger transaction. Under the terms of the agreement, which was unanimously approved by the boards of directors of both companies, PacWest will merge into Banc of California, and Banc of California, N.A. will merge into Pacific Western Bank (together, the "Merger"). The combined holding company and bank will operate under the Banc of California name and brand following closing of the Merger. Under the terms of the merger agreement, PacWest stockholders will receive 0.6569 of a share of Banc of California common stock for each share of PacWest common stock. On October 19, 2023, we announced that the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System granted its approval of the Merger. In addition, on October 5, 2023, the California Department of Financial Protection and Innovation granted its approval of the merger of Banc of California, N.A. and Pacific Western Bank. No further regulatory approvals are required to complete the proposed transaction. Banc of California and PacWest will each hold a special meeting of its respective stockholders in connection with the Merger on November 22, 2023. The consummation of the proposed transaction is expected to close on or about November 30, 2023, subject to the satisfaction of the remaining closing conditions set forth in the merger agreement, including receipt of the requisite stockholder approvals, and the concurrent closing of a $400 million equity capital raise.

We are monitoring the economic environment and its impact on the projected combined company’s opening day and post-restructuring balance sheets and the combined company’s projected performance in future periods as compared to the estimates and projections set forth in the Investor Presentation dated July 25, 2023 (the "Investor Presentation").

After considering developments occurring subsequent to the issuance of the Investor Presentation, including the volatility and changes in the interest rate environment, the relative performance of the two companies, the potential impacts on the opening day and post-restructuring balance sheets, and refinements to many of the assumptions and estimates used in the creation of projections included in the Investor Presentation, we are not aware of any material changes to the projected 2024 EPS range or CET1 regulatory capital levels for the combined company as stated in the Investor Presentation.

The recent volatility and resulting increase in longer term (7 and 10-year) interest rates decreased the current valuation of PacWest’s portfolio of available-for-sale securities which, with the corresponding increase in unrealized losses included in accumulated other comprehensive income (AOCI), reduced PacWest’s tangible book value. If these conditions persist through the closing date of the merger, there would be a corresponding decrease in the opening day tangible book value of the combined company as compared to the projections included in the Investor Presentation. In addition, PacWest’s third quarter 2023 net income was lower than forecasted in the estimates set forth in the Investor Presentation, which could also negatively impact the opening day tangible book value of the combined company. The noninterest-bearing deposit percentage at PacWest has decreased from the projections used in the Investor Presentation, which could impact the percentage of noninterest-bearing deposits forecasted in the opening day and the post-restructuring balance sheets.

The economic environment remains dynamic with heightened levels of volatility in interest rates, market levels and potentially other economic impacts. Accordingly, we will continue to monitor the effects of these and other potential impacts on the financial projections and estimates included in the Investor Presentation.

Income Statement Highlights

Three Months Ended

Nine Months Ended

September 30,
2023

June 30,
2023

March 31,
2023

December 31,
2022

September 30,
2022

September 30,
2023

September 30,
2022

($ in thousands)

Total interest and dividend income

$

116,222

$

116,151

$

106,919

$

104,112

$

95,973

$

339,292

$

268,660

Total interest expense

47,004

46,519

33,866

23,895

16,565

127,389

34,512

Net interest income

69,218

69,632

73,053

80,217

79,408

211,903

234,148

Net (loss) gain on sale of securities available for sale

(7,708

)

16

Change in fair value of derivative instruments(1)

46,186

10

(24

)

(8

)

39

46,172

224

Other noninterest income

4,592

6,014

7,883

6,289

5,642

18,489

18,537

Total noninterest income

50,778

6,024

7,859

(1,427

)

5,681

64,661

18,777

Total revenue

119,996

75,656

80,912

78,790

85,089

276,564

252,925

Acquisition, integration and transaction costs

9,329

2,080

9,329

2,080

Other noninterest expense

46,835

49,132

51,239

48,203

48,882

147,206

144,090

Total noninterest expense

56,164

49,132

51,239

48,203

50,962

156,535

146,170

Pre-tax / pre-provision income(2)

63,832

26,524

29,673

30,587

34,127

120,029

106,755

Provision for (reversal of) credit losses

5,000

1,900

2,000

8,900

(31,542

)

Income tax expense

16,258

6,745

7,395

9,068

9,931

30,398

38,877

Net income

$

42,574

$

17,879

$

20,278

$

21,519

$

24,196

$

80,731

$

99,420

Net income available to common stockholders(3)

$

42,574

$

17,879

$

20,278

$

21,519

$

24,196

$

80,731

$

94,253

(1)

For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2023, balance includes a $46.2 million pre-tax mark-to-market gain on derivative instruments, including interest rate swaptions and a contingent forward sale agreement on the single family residential (SFR) loan portfolio executed concurrently with the announcement of the proposed merger with PacWest

(2)

Non-GAAP Measure; refer to section 'Non-GAAP Measures'

(3)

For the nine months ended September 30, 2022, balance represents the net income available to common stockholders after subtracting preferred stock dividends and the impact of preferred stock redemption from net income. Refer to the Statements of Operations for additional detail on these amounts.

Net interest income

Q3-2023 vs Q2-2023

Net interest income decreased $0.4 million, or 0.6%, to $69.2 million for the third quarter primarily due to lower average interest-earning assets partially offset by net interest margin expansion.

Average interest-earning assets of $8.61 billion decreased $360.4 million from the prior quarter as the Company used cash to pay down FHLB borrowings and other liabilities reducing the excess liquidity that was carried in the prior quarter. The net interest margin increased 8 basis points to 3.19% for the third quarter as average interest-earning assets yield increased 16 basis points while the average cost of funds increased 9 basis points.

The yield on average interest-earning assets increased 16 basis points to 5.36% for the third quarter from 5.20% in the second quarter mainly due to higher yields on loans, securities and other interest-earning assets. The yield on average loans increased 10 basis points to 5.38% during the third quarter as a result of higher market interest rates and changes in portfolio mix from originations and payoffs. The yield on average investment securities increased 34 basis points to 5.17% due mainly to rate resets in the collateralized loan obligations (CLO) portfolio.

The average cost of funds increased 9 basis points to 2.29% for the third quarter from 2.20% in the second quarter due mainly to higher market interest rates and changes in the balance sheet mix. The average cost of total deposits increased 19 basis points to 1.86% for the third quarter compared to 1.67% in the second quarter. The average cost of interest-bearing liabilities increased 13 basis points to 3.21% for the third quarter from 3.08% in the second quarter. Average noninterest-bearing deposits decreased $80.5 million for the third quarter compared to the second quarter and average total deposits decreased $83.2 million.

YTD 2023 vs YTD 2022

Net interest income decreased $22.2 million, or 9.5%, to $211.9 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2023 from the same period in 2022 due primarily to higher funding costs from higher market interest rates, changes in the balance sheet mix, and the enhanced liquidity management strategies in the first half of 2023 due to the operating environment.

The net interest margin decreased 32 basis points to 3.24% as the average cost of funds increased 150 basis points while the average interest-earning assets yield increased 110 basis points.

The yield on average interest-earning assets increased 110 basis points to 5.18% for the nine months ended September 30, 2023 from 4.08% for the same period in 2022 due mainly to higher market interest rates and changes in the mix of interest-earning assets. The yield on average loans increased 86 basis points to 5.24% for the nine months ended September 30, 2023 compared to the nine months ended September 30, 2022. The yield on average investment securities increased 211 basis points to 4.89% for the same period. Average loans represented 80% of average earnings assets for the nine months ended September 30, 2023 compared to 83% for the nine months ended September 30, 2022. Average loans decreased by $248.1 million due mainly to lower average warehouse balances, partially offset by organic loan growth in other loan categories.

The average cost of funds increased 150 basis points to 2.06% for the nine months ended September 30, 2023 from 0.56% for the nine months ended September 30, 2022 due mainly to higher market interest rates and changes in the balance sheet mix. The average cost of total deposits increased 134 basis points to 1.58% for the nine months ended September 30, 2023 compared to the same period in 2022. The average cost of interest-bearing liabilities increased 209 basis points to 2.93% for the nine months ended September 30, 2023 compared to 0.84% for the same period in 2022 driven primarily by a 210 basis point increase in the cost of average interest-bearing deposits to 2.49% from 0.39% for the same period in 2022. The increase in the cost of these funding sources was mainly due to the impact of higher market interest rates as the average effective Federal Funds rate increased 389 basis points to 4.92% for the nine months ended September 30, 2023 from 1.03% in the same period in 2022. Average noninterest-bearing deposits decreased $356.8 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2023 compared to the same period in 2022 and average total deposits decreased $670.7 million. Average noninterest-bearing deposits represented 36% of total average deposits for the nine months ended September 30, 2023 compared to 38% for the same period in 2022.

Provision for credit losses

Q3-2023 vs Q2-2023

The provision for credit losses was $5.0 million for the third quarter and related entirely to the provision for loan losses which was driven primarily by net charge-offs of legacy loans from the acquisition of Pacific Mercantile Bank. The provision for credit losses was $1.9 million for the second quarter and included a $1.7 million provision for loan losses and a $1.0 million provision for credit loss for securities available-for-sale, partially offset by an $0.8 million reversal of the provision for credit losses related to lower unfunded commitments.

YTD 2023 vs YTD 2022

During the nine months ended September 30, 2023, the provision for credit losses was $8.9 million and included a $9.2 million provision for loan losses and a $1.0 million provision for credit loss for securities available-for-sale, partially offset by a $1.3 million reversal of the provision for credit losses related to lower unfunded commitments. The provision for credit losses was a reversal of $31.5 million during the nine months ended September 30, 2022, and included a $31.3 million recovery from the settlement of a loan previously charged-off in 2019.

Noninterest income

Q3-2023 vs Q2-2023

Noninterest income increased $44.8 million to $50.8 million for the third quarter primarily due to a $46.2 million mark-to-market gain recognized on derivative instruments, partially offset by a $1.7 million decrease in income from equity investments. Concurrently with the announcement of the proposed merger with PacWest, we entered into an aggregate of $3.1 billion in interest rate swaptions and a contingent forward sale agreement on the SFR loan portfolio of $1.8 billion to hedge the interest rate risk component of the change in fair value of our balance sheet in anticipation of the application of purchase accounting upon the closing of the proposed merger transaction with PacWest. These derivatives were marked to market at the end of the period and reflected an increase in value from the changes in market interest rates.

YTD 2023 vs YTD 2022

Noninterest income for the nine months ended September 30, 2023 increased $45.9 million to $64.7 million compared to the same period in 2022 mainly due to the $46.2 million market-to-market gain recognized on derivative instruments, higher loan servicing income from higher purchased mortgage servicing asset balances and higher rental income due to an increase in subleased facilities, partially offset by lower customer service fees.

Noninterest expense

Q3-2023 vs Q2-2023

Noninterest expense increased $7.0 million to $56.2 million for the third quarter compared to the second quarter. The increase was due mainly to acquisition, integration and transaction costs of $9.3 million incurred related to our proposed merger with PacWest, partially offset by lower salaries and employee benefits of $2.5 million.

Adjusted noninterest expense(1), which represents total operating costs, decreased $2.2 million to $46.2 million for the third quarter compared to $48.4 million for the second quarter mainly due to lower salaries and employee benefits of $2.5 million. Adjusted noninterest expense for the third quarter excludes acquisition, integration and transaction costs of $9.3 million incurred for the proposed merger with PacWest.

YTD 2023 vs YTD 2022

Noninterest expense for the nine months ended September 30, 2023 increased $10.4 million to $156.5 million compared to the same period in 2022. The increase was mainly due to higher (i) acquisition, integration and transaction costs of $7.2 million, (ii) software and technology expense of $1.6 million related to investments in technology infrastructure, (iii) regulatory assessments of $1.2 million as the FDIC increased assessment rates in 2023, (iv) marketing and other expenses of $1.0 million, and (v) professional fees of $0.9 million, including a $0.4 million increase in indemnified legal fees (net of insurance recoveries), partially offset by lower salaries and employee benefits of $1.5 million. Acquisition, integration and transactions costs related to the proposed merger with PacWest were $9.3 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2023, compared to $2.1 million related to the acquisition of Deepstack for the nine months ended September 30, 2022.

Adjusted noninterest expense(1) for the nine months ended September 30, 2023 increased $2.9 million to $143.9 million compared to the same period in 2022. The increase was mainly due to higher (i) software and technology expense of $1.6 million related to investments in technology infrastructure, (ii) regulatory assessments of $1.2 million as the FDIC increased assessment rates in 2023, (iii) marketing and other expenses of $1.0 million, and (iv) professional fees of $0.5 million, partially offset by lower salaries and employee benefits of $1.5 million. Adjusted noninterest expense excludes acquisition, integration and transactions costs, indemnified legal fees and loss in alternative energy partnership investments in both periods.

(1)

Non-GAAP measures; refer to section 'Non-GAAP Measures'

Income taxes

Q3-2023 vs Q2-2023

Income tax expense totaled $16.3 million for the third quarter resulting in an effective tax rate of 27.6% compared to $6.7 million for the second quarter and an effective tax rate of 27.4%. The effective tax rate for the full year 2023 is estimated to be 27% to 28%.

YTD 2023 vs YTD 2022

Income tax expense totaled $30.4 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2023, representing an effective tax rate of 27.4%, compared to $38.9 million and an effective tax rate of 28.1% for the nine months ended September 30, 2022.

Balance Sheet

At September 30, 2023, total assets were $9.25 billion, which represented a decrease of $123.2 million from the prior quarter. The following table shows selected balance sheet line items as of the dates indicated:

Amount Change

September 30,
2023

June 30,
2023

March 31,
2023

December 31,
2022

September 30,
2022

Q3-23 vs. Q2-23

Q3-23 vs. Q3-22

($ in thousands)

Cash and cash equivalents

$

310,985

$

283,729

$

1,010,951

$

228,896

$

256,058

$

27,256

$

54,927

Securities held-to-maturity

$

328,287

$

328,405

$

328,520

$

328,641

$

328,757

$

(118

)

$

(470

)

Securities available-for-sale

$

915,054

$

922,091

$

958,427

$

868,297

$

847,565

$

(7,037

)

$

67,489

Loans held-for-investment

$

6,961,032

$

7,156,206

$

7,054,380

$

7,115,038

$

7,289,320

$

(195,174

)

$

(328,288

)

Total assets

$

9,247,072

$

9,370,265

$

10,038,901

$

9,197,016

$

9,368,578

$

(123,193

)

$

(121,506

)

Noninterest-bearing deposits

$

2,366,544

$

2,446,693

$

2,506,616

$

2,809,328

$

2,943,585

$

(80,149

)

$

(577,041

)

Total deposits

$

6,640,630

$

6,871,076

$

6,951,974

$

7,120,921

$

7,280,385

$

(230,446

)

$

(639,755

)

Borrowings (1)

$

1,468,374

$

1,422,118

$

2,007,665

$

1,002,254

$

1,011,767

$

46,256

$

456,607

Total liabilities

$

8,245,352

$

8,413,211

$

9,079,994

$

8,237,398

$

8,416,588

$

(167,859

)

$

(171,236

)

Total equity

$

1,001,720

$

957,054

$

958,907

$

959,618

$

951,990

$

44,666

$

49,730

(1)

Represents Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLB) advances and Federal Reserve Bank (FRB) borrowings, Other borrowings, and Long-term debt, net.

Investments

Securities held-to-maturity (HTM) totaled $328.3 million at September 30, 2023 and included $214.1 million in agency securities and $114.2 million in municipal securities. As of September 30, 2023, HTM securities had aggregate unrealized net pre-tax losses of $78.0 million, of which $15.0 million related to unrealized losses from the transfer of certain fixed-rate mortgage-backed securities (MBS) and municipal securities from the available-for-sale portfolio to the HTM portfolio in the prior year. These HTM unrealized losses are related to changes in overall interest rates.

Securities available-for-sale (AFS) decreased $7.0 million during the third quarter to $915.1 million at September 30, 2023, primarily due to principal payments of $9.4 million partially offset by a reduction in unrealized net pre-tax losses of $2.2 million. The decrease in unrealized net losses was due to the impact of decreasing credit spreads within corporate debt securities and improvement in the valuation of CLOs, partially offset by the impact of higher market interest rates on agency collateralized mortgage obligations (CMOs) and non-agency residential MBS. AFS securities had aggregate unrealized net pre-tax losses of $51.9 million. These AFS unrealized net losses related primarily to changes in overall interest rates and spreads and the resulting impact on valuations of MBS, CMOs, CLOs and corporate debt securities.

As of September 30, 2023, the AFS securities portfolio included $483.8 million of CLOs, $162.7 million of agency securities, $154.9 million of corporate debt securities, $105.0 million of residential CMOs, and $8.7 million of Small Business Administration (SBA) securities. The CLO portfolio, which is comprised of AAA and AA-rated securities, represented 39% of the total securities portfolio and the carrying value included an unrealized net loss of $6.1 million at September 30, 2023, compared to 39% of the total securities portfolio and an unrealized net loss of $7.7 million at June 30, 2023.

Loans

The following table sets forth the composition, by loan category, of our loan portfolio as of the dates indicated:

September 30,
2023

June 30,
2023

March 31,
2023

December 31,
2022

September 30,
2022

($ in thousands)

Composition of loans

Commercial real estate

$

1,173,332

$

1,266,438

$

1,302,277

$

1,259,651

$

1,240,927

Multifamily

1,654,272

1,654,152

1,678,300

1,689,943

1,698,455

Construction

262,715

264,684

260,167

243,553

236,495

Commercial and industrial

1,295,270

1,214,314

1,150,416

1,243,452

1,227,054

Commercial and industrial - warehouse lending

647,694

786,094

636,731

602,508

766,362

SBA

56,600

62,898

65,040

68,137

85,674

Total commercial loans

5,089,883

5,248,580

5,092,931

5,107,244

5,254,967

Single-family residential mortgage

1,782,655

1,820,721

1,877,114

1,920,806

1,947,652

Other consumer

88,494

86,905

84,335

86,988

86,701

Total consumer loans

1,871,149

1,907,626

1,961,449

2,007,794

2,034,353

Total gross loans

$

6,961,032

$

7,156,206

$

7,054,380

$

7,115,038

$

7,289,320

Composition percentage of loans

Commercial real estate

16.9

%

17.7

%

18.5

%

17.7

%

17.0

%

Multifamily

23.8

%

23.1

%

23.8

%

23.8

%

23.3

%

Construction

3.7

%

3.7

%

3.7

%

3.4

%

3.2

%

Commercial and industrial

18.6

%

17.0

%

16.3

%

17.5

%

16.8

%

Commercial and industrial - warehouse lending

9.3

%

11.0

%

9.0

%

8.4

...

%

10.6

%

SBA

0.8

%

0.9

%

0.9

%

1.0

%

1.2

%

Total commercial loans

73.1

%

73.4

%

72.2

%

71.8

%

72.1

%

Single-family residential mortgage

25.6

%

25.4

%

26.6

%

27.0

%

26.7

%

Other consumer

1.3

%

1.2

%

1.2

%

1.2

%

1.2

%

Total consumer loans

26.9

%

26.6

%

27.8

%

28.2

%

27.9

%

Total gross loans

100.0

%

100.0

%

100.0

%

100.0

%

100.0

%

Total loans ended the third quarter of 2023 at $6.96 billion, down $195.2 million from $7.16 billion at June 30, 2023, primarily due to decreases in warehouse lending balances of $138.4 million, SFR loans of $38.1 million, commercial and industrial loans of $21.7 million, and SBA loans of $6.3 million, partially offset by an increase in commercial real estate (CRE) loans of $9.2 million. Additionally, $102.3 million of owner-occupied CRE loans were moved to the commercial and industrial category from the CRE category during the third quarter. Loan fundings were $266.0 million in the third quarter and were offset by loan paydowns and payoffs of $314.3 million and net warehouse paydowns of $135.3 million.

Loan concentrations were well-diversified between products and industries. Notably, the CRE portfolio of $1.17 billion had balances related to office loans of $327.6 million, which was 4.7% of total loans. This portfolio was comprised of general office loans of $256.5 million with a weighted average LTV of 53% and debt service coverage ratio of 1.6x and medical office loans of $71.2 million with a weighted average LTV of 53% and debt service coverage ratio of 1.3x.

In connection with our proposed merger with PacWest, we entered into a contingent forward sale agreement on our SFR mortgage portfolio of $1.8 billion. The contingent forward sale agreement was entered to reduce volatility related to the potential sale proceeds by determining a fixed price to be settled on a future date contingent upon completion of the proposed merger. At September 30, 2023, we continue to classify the SFR portfolio as held-for-investment as the sale agreement is contingent upon the closing of the merger with PacWest and should the merger not close for any reason, we intend to continue to hold the SFR portfolio for investment.

Deposits

The following table sets forth the composition of our deposits at the dates indicated:

September 30,
2023

June 30,
2023

March 31,
2023

December 31,
2022

September 30,
2022

($ in thousands)

Composition of deposits

Noninterest-bearing checking

$

2,366,544

$

2,446,693

$

2,506,616

$

2,809,328

$

2,943,585

Interest-bearing checking

1,531,306

1,713,465

1,862,003

1,947,247

1,921,816

Savings and money market

1,157,126

1,057,326

998,365

1,174,925

1,478,045

Non-brokered certificates of deposit

567,111

579,789

585,272

584,476

614,569

Brokered certificates of deposit

1,018,543

1,073,803

999,718

604,945

322,370

Total deposits

$

6,640,630

$

6,871,076

$

6,951,974

$

7,120,921

$

7,280,385

Composition percentage of deposits

Noninterest-bearing checking

35.6

%

35.6

%

36.1

%

39.5

%

40.4

%

Interest-bearing checking

23.1

%

24.9

%

26.8

%

27.3

%

26.4

%

Savings and money market

17.5

%

15.4

%

14.3

%

16.5

%

20.4

%

Non-brokered certificates of deposit

8.5

%

8.5

%

8.4

%

8.2

%

8.4

%

Brokered certificates of deposit

15.3

%

15.6

%

14.4

%

8.5

%

4.4

%

Total deposits

100.0

%

100.0

%

100.0

%

100.0

%

100.0

%

Total deposits decreased $230.4 million during the third quarter of 2023 to $6.64 billion at September 30, 2023, due to lower interest-bearing checking balances of $182.2 million, noninterest-bearing checking balances of $80.1 million, and certificate of deposit balances of $67.9 million, partially offset by higher savings and money market balances of $99.8 million.

Noninterest-bearing checking totaled $2.37 billion and represented 36% of total deposits at September 30, 2023, compared to $2.45 billion, or 36% of total deposits, at June 30, 2023. Period-end noninterest-bearing deposit percentage remained stable as we continued to focus on growing granular relationship-based deposits and strategically replacing short-term brokered deposits as we actively manage our funding costs.

Insured deposits of $4.57 billion and collateralized deposits of $312.5 million represented 74% of total deposits at September 30, 2023, compared to insured deposits of $4.80 billion and collateralized deposits of $314.8 million, or 74% of total deposits at June 30, 2023.

Debt

Advances from the FHLB and FRB borrowings decreased $139.7 million during the third quarter to $1.01 billion, while other borrowings increased $185.8 million due to higher unsecured overnight borrowings as we continue to actively manage our funding sources and costs.

At September 30, 2023, FHLB advances included $811.0 million in term advances with a weighted average life of 3.1 years and weighted average interest rate of 3.04%. We also utilized available capacity from the FRB through $200.0 million in short-term borrowings.

Equity

During the third quarter, total stockholders’ equity increased $44.7 million to $1.00 billion and tangible common equity(1) increased $45.1 million to $881.3 million at September 30, 2023. The increase in total stockholders’ equity for the third quarter resulted from (i) net income of $42.6 million, (ii) lower accumulated other comprehensive net loss of $6.3 million, and (iii) share-based compensation expense of $1.6 million, partially offset by dividends to common stockholders of $5.8 million.

Book value per common share increased $0.77 during the third quarter to $17.44 as of September 30, 2023 due mainly to net income and lower accumulated other comprehensive net loss, partially offset by dividends. Tangible common equity per share(1) increased $0.78 during the third quarter to $15.34 as of September 30, 2023 due to the same drivers.

(1)

Non-GAAP measures; refer to section 'Non-GAAP Measures'

Capital and Liquidity

Capital ratios remain strong with total risk-based capital at 14.48% and a tier 1 leverage ratio of 10.15% at September 30, 2023. The following table sets forth our regulatory capital ratios as of the dates indicated:

September 30,
2023

June 30,
2023

March 31,
2023

December 31,
2022

September 30,
2022

Capital Ratios(1)

Banc of California, Inc.

Total risk-based capital ratio

14.48%

14.25%

14.22%

14.18%

13.83%

Tier 1 risk-based capital ratio

12.19%

11.88%

11.79%

11.78%

11.41%

Common equity tier 1 capital ratio

12.19%

11.88%

11.79%

11.78%

11.41%

Tier 1 leverage ratio

10.15%

9.39%

9.65%

9.70%

9.52%

Banc of California, NA

Total risk-based capital ratio

15.97%

15.64%

15.93%

16.00%

15.67%

Tier 1 risk-based capital ratio

15.00%

14.60%

14.83%

14.92%

14.54%

Common equity tier 1 capital ratio

15.00%

14.60%

14.83%

14.92%

14.54%

Tier 1 leverage ratio(2)

12.47%

11.56%

12.14%

12.25%

12.12%

(1)

September 30, 2023 capital ratios are preliminary.

(2)

The interim capital relief related to the adoption of the current expected credit losses (CECL) accounting standard increased the Bank's leverage ratio by approximately 5 basis points at September 30, 2023.

At September 30, 2023, total cash and cash equivalents were $311.0 million, an increase of $27.3 million from June 30, 2023. Combined with unpledged securities available-for-sale of $717.7 million and total available borrowing capacity of $2.67 billion, total liquid assets and unused borrowing capacity of $3.67 billion was 2.1 times greater than total uninsured and uncollateralized deposits of $1.76 billion.

Credit Quality

September 30,
2023

June 30,
2023

March 31,
2023

December 31,
2022

September 30,
2022

Asset quality information and ratios

($ in thousands)

Delinquent loans held-for-investment

30 to 89 days delinquent

$

50,558

$

64,746

$

35,581

$

46,666

$

38,694

90+ days delinquent

39,692

40,169

37,060

44,554

18,843

Total delinquent loans

$

90,250

$

104,915

$

72,641

$

91,220

$

57,537

Total delinquent loans to total loans

1.30

%

1.47

%

1.03

%

1.28

%

0.79

%

Non-performing assets, excluding loans held-for-sale

Non-accrual loans

$

60,556

$

67,306

$

56,545

$

55,251

$

42,674

90+ days delinquent and still accruing loans

Non-performing loans

60,556

67,306

56,545

55,251

42,674

Other real estate owned

882

882

Non-performing assets

$

61,438

$

68,188

$

56,545

$

55,251

$

42,674

ALL to non-performing loans

122.84

%

120.17

%

149.54

%

155.58

%

216.63

%

Non-performing loans to total loans held-for-investment

0.87

%

0.94

%

0.80

%

0.78

%

0.59

%

Non-performing assets to total assets

0.66

%

0.73

%

0.56

%

0.60

%

0.46

%

At September 30, 2023, total delinquent loans were $90.3 million, and included SFR mortgages of $62.2 million, or 68.9% of total delinquent loans. During the third quarter, delinquent loans decreased $14.7 million due to borrowers that became current of $26.3 million and amortization and other removals of $15.6 million, partially offset by total additions of $27.2 million.

At September 30, 2023, non-performing loans were $60.6 million, and included $39.8 million of SFR mortgage loans, $9.7 million of commercial and industrial loans, $7.6 million of SBA loans, $1.9 million of CRE loans and $1.1 million of multifamily loans. During the third quarter, non-performing loans decreased $6.8 million due to charge-offs of $11.6 million, amortization and other removals of $2.4 million and borrowers that became current of $1.8 million, partially offset by additions of $9.2 million. Excluding SFR mortgages, which are well-secured with low loan-to-value ratios, non-performing loans decreased $13.1 million from the prior quarter. At September 30, 2023, there were $7.1 million of non-performing loans, primarily consisting of SFR mortgages, that despite having a current payment status are considered nonaccrual based on other criteria.

At September 30, 2023, non-performing assets included $0.9 million of real estate owned, consisting of one single-family residence we acquired in the second quarter.

Allowance for Credit Losses - Loans

Three Months Ended

September 30,
2023

June 30,
2023

March 31,
2023

December 31,
2022

September 30,
2022

($ in thousands)

Allowance for loan losses (ALL)

Balance at beginning of period

$

80,883

$

84,560

$

85,960

$

92,444

$

93,793

Loans charged off

(11,644

)

(5,667

)

(3,949

)

(7,641

)

(912

)

Recoveries

151

326

49

57

63

Net (charge-offs) recoveries

(11,493

)

(5,341

)

(3,900

)

(7,584

)

(849

)

Provision for (reversal of) loan losses

5,000

1,664

2,500

1,100

(500

)

Balance at end of period

$

74,390

$

80,883

$

84,560

$

85,960

$

92,444

Reserve for unfunded loan commitments (RUC)

Balance at beginning of period

$

4,005

$

4,805

$

5,305

$

6,405

$

5,905

(Reversal of) provision for credit losses

(800

)

(500

)

(1,100

)

500

Balance at end of period

4,005

4,005

4,805

5,305

6,405

Allowance for credit losses (ACL) - Loans

$

78,395

$

84,888

$

89,365

$

91,265

$

98,849

ALL to total loans

1.07

%

1.13

%

1.20

%

1.21

%

1.27

%

ACL to total loans

1.13

%

1.19

%

1.27

%

1.28

%

1.36

%

ACL to NPLs

129.46

%

126.12

%

158.04

%

165.18

%

231.64

%

ACL to NPAs

127.60

%

124.49

%

158.04

%

165.18

%

231.64

%

Annualized net loan charge-offs (recoveries) to average total loans held-for-investment

0.65

%

0.30

%

0.22

%

0.42

%

0.05

%

The allowance for credit losses, which includes the reserve for unfunded loan commitments, totaled $78.4 million, or 1.13% of total loans, at September 30, 2023, compared to $84.9 million, or 1.19% of total loans, at June 30, 2023. The ACL decreased by $6.5 million due to: (i) net charge-offs of $11.5 million of which $5.9 million was specifically reserved for at June 30, 2023, (ii) lower reserves of $1.4 million due to changes in specific reserves, partially offset by (iii) $1.4 million increase related to changes in portfolio mix. ACL provision for the third quarter was $5.0 million. The ACL coverage of non-performing loans was 129% at September 30, 2023 compared to 126% at June 30, 2023.

The ACL methodology uses a nationally recognized, third-party model that includes many assumptions based on historical and peer loss data, current loan portfolio risk profile including risk ratings, and economic forecasts including macroeconomic variables released by the model provider during September 2023. The published forecasts consider the Federal Reserve's monetary policy, labor market constraints, inflation levels, global oil prices and changes in real estate values, among other factors.

Conference Call

The Company will host a conference call to discuss its third quarter 2023 financial results at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time (PT) on Tuesday, October 24, 2023. Interested parties are welcome to attend the conference call by dialing (888) 317-6003, and referencing event code 5886712. A live audio webcast will also be available and the webcast link will be posted on the Company’s Investor Relations website at www.bancofcal.com/investor. The slide presentation for the call will also be available on the Company's Investor Relations website prior to the call. A replay of the call will be made available approximately one hour after the call has ended on the Company’s Investor Relations website at www.bancofcal.com/investor or by dialing (877) 344-7529 and referencing event code 2187312.

About Banc of California, Inc.

Banc of California, Inc. (NYSE: BANC) is a bank holding company with $9.25 billion in assets at September 30, 2023 and one wholly-owned banking subsidiary, Banc of California, N.A. (the Bank). The Bank has 32 offices including 26 full-service branches located throughout Southern California. Through our dedicated professionals, we provide customized and innovative banking and lending solutions to businesses, entrepreneurs and individuals throughout California, and full stack payment processing solution through our subsidiary Deepstack Technologies. We help to improve the communities where we live and work, by supporting organizations that provide financial literacy and job training, small business support and affordable housing. With a commitment to service and to building enduring relationships, we provide a higher standard of banking. We look forward to helping you achieve your goals. For more information, please visit us at www.bancofcal.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of the "Safe-Harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Words or phrases such as "believe," "will," "should," "will likely result," "are expected to," "will continue," "is anticipated," "estimate," "project," "plans," "strategy," or similar expressions are intended to identify these forward-looking statements. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements. These statements are necessarily subject to risk and uncertainty and actual results could differ materially from those anticipated due to various factors, including those set forth from time to time in the documents filed or furnished by Banc of California, Inc. (the Company) with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The Company undertakes no obligation to revise or publicly release any revision or update to these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances that occur after the date on which such statements were made, except as required by law.

Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the results anticipated or projected include, but are not limited to: (i) changes in general economic conditions, either nationally or in our market areas, including the impact of supply chain disruptions, and the risk of recession or an economic downturn; (ii) changes in the interest rate environment, including the recent and potential future increases in the FRB benchmark rate, which could adversely affect our revenue and expenses, the value of assets and obligations, the availability and cost of capital and liquidity, the impacts of continuing inflation; (iii) the credit risks of lending activities, which may be affected by deterioration in real estate markets and the financial condition of borrowers, and the operational risk of lending activities, including the effectiveness of our underwriting practices and the risk of fraud, any of which may lead to increased loan delinquencies, losses, and non-performing assets, and may result in our allowance for credit losses not being adequate; (iv) fluctuations in the demand for loans, and fluctuations in commercial and residential real estate values in our market area; (v) the quality and composition of our securities portfolio; (vi) our ability to develop and maintain a strong core deposit base or other low cost funding sources necessary to fund our activities particularly in a rising or high interest rate environment; (vii) the rapid withdrawal of a significant amount of demand deposits over a short period of time; (viii) the costs and effects of litigation; (ix) risks related to the Company’s acquisitions, including disruption to current plans and operations; difficulties in customer and employee retention; fees, expenses and charges related to these transactions being significantly higher than anticipated; and our inability to achieve expected revenues, cost savings, synergies, and other benefits; and in the case of our recent acquisition of Deepstack Technologies, LLC (Deepstack), reputational risk, regulatory risk and potential adverse reactions of the Company's or Deepstack's customers, suppliers, vendors, employees or other business partners; (x) results of examinations by regulatory authorities of the Company and the possibility that any such regulatory authority may, among other things, limit our business activities, restrict our ability to invest in certain assets, refrain from issuing an approval or non-objection to certain capital or other actions, increase our allowance for credit losses, result in write-downs of asset values, restrict our ability or that of our bank subsidiary to pay dividends, or impose fines, penalties or sanctions; (xi) legislative or regulatory changes that adversely affect our business, including changes in tax laws and policies, accounting policies and practices, privacy laws, and regulatory capital or other rules; (xii) the risk that our enterprise risk management framework may not be effective in mitigating risk and reducing the potential for losses; (xiii) errors in estimates of the fair values of certain of our assets and liabilities, which may result in significant changes in valuation; (xiv) failures or security breaches with respect to the network, applications, vendors and computer systems on which we depend, including due to cybersecurity threats; (xv) our ability to attract and retain key members of our senior management team; (xvi) the effects of climate change, severe weather events, natural disasters, pandemics, epidemics and other public health crises, acts of war or terrorism, and other external events on our business; (xvii) the impact of bank failures or other adverse developments at other banks on general investor sentiment regarding the stability and liquidity of banks; (xviii) the possibility that our recorded goodwill could become impaired, which may have an adverse impact on our earnings and capital; and (xix) the risks, uncertainties and assumptions set forth under the heading "Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements" in the registration statement (as defined below); and (xx) other economic, competitive, governmental, regulatory, and technological factors affecting our operations, pricing, products and services and the other risks described in this press release and from time to time in other documents that we file with or furnish to the SEC.

No Offer or Solicitation

This press release is not a proxy statement or solicitation or a proxy, consent or authorization with respect to any securities or in respect of the proposed transaction and shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy the securities of the Company, PacWest Bancorp or the combined company, nor shall there be any sale of securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. No offer of securities shall be deemed to be made except by means of a prospectus meeting the requirements of Section 10 of the Securities Act, and otherwise in accordance with applicable law.

Additional Information and Where to Find It

This press release includes information relating to the proposed transaction between the Company and PacWest Bancorp and the proposed investment in the Company by Warburg Pincus LLC and Centerbridge Partners, L.P. The Company filed a registration statement on Form S-4 (the registration statement) with the SEC on August 28, 2023 (as amended on September 29, 2023, further amended on October 16, 2023 and as further amended on October 19, 2023), which includes a joint proxy statement (the joint proxy statement / prospectus) of the Company and PacWest Bancorp distributed to holders of the Company’s common stock and PacWest Bancorp’s common stock in connection with the Company’s and PacWest Bancorp’s solicitation of proxies for the vote by the Company’s stockholders and PacWest Bancorp’s stockholders with respect to the proposed transaction and also constitutes a prospectus of the Company. The registration statement was declared effective by the SEC on October 20, 2023 and the definitive joint proxy statement / prospectus was first mailed on or around October 23, 2023 to the Company’s and PacWest Bancorp’s respective stockholders that, as of the applicable record date, are entitled to vote on the matters being considered at the Company stockholder meeting and at the PacWest Bancorp stockholder meeting, as applicable.

BEFORE MAKING ANY VOTING OR INVESTMENT DECISION, INVESTORS AND SECURITY HOLDERS ARE URGED TO CAREFULLY READ THE ENTIRE REGISTRATION STATEMENT AND DEFINITIVE JOINT PROXY STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS (INCLUDING ALL AMENDMENTS AND SUPPLEMENTS THERETO), AND ANY OTHER RELEVANT DOCUMENTS FILED WITH THE SEC, AND THE DEFINITIVE VERSIONS THEREOF, AS WELL AS ANY AMENDMENTS OR SUPPLEMENTS TO SUCH DOCUMENTS, CAREFULLY AND IN THEIR ENTIRETY BECAUSE THEY CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROPOSED TRANSACTION.

Investors and security holders may obtain free copies of the registration statement, the definitive joint proxy statement/prospectus and all other relevant documents filed with the SEC by the Company or PacWest Bancorp through the website maintained by the SEC at www.sec.gov.

The documents filed by the Company or PacWest Bancorp with the SEC also may be obtained free of charge at the Company’s or PacWest Bancorp’s website at https://investors.bancofcal.com, under the heading "Financials and Filings" or www.pacwestbancorp.com, under the heading "SEC Filings", respectively, or upon written request to the Company, Attention: Investor Relations, 3 MacArthur Place, Santa Ana, CA 92707 or PacWest Bancorp, Attention: Investor Relations, 9701 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 700, Beverly Hills, CA 90212, respectively.

Participants in Solicitation

The Company and PacWest Bancorp and their respective directors and executive officers may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from the Company’s stockholders or PacWest Bancorp’s stockholders in connection with the proposed transaction under the rules of the SEC. The Company’s stockholders, PacWest Bancorp’s stockholders and other interested persons may obtain, without charge, more detailed information regarding the names, affiliations and interests of directors and executive officers of the Company and PacWest Bancorp in the registration statement, as well as other documents filed by the Company or PacWest Bancorp from time to time with the SEC. Other information regarding persons who may, under the rules of the SEC, be deemed the participants in the proxy solicitation of the Company’s or PacWest Bancorp’s stockholders in connection with the proposed transaction and a description of their direct and indirect interests, by security holdings or otherwise, is included in the definitive joint proxy statement/prospectus and other relevant materials filed with the SEC regarding the proposed transaction. You may obtain free copies of these documents at the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. Copies of documents filed with the SEC by the Company or PacWest Bancorp will also be available free of charge from the Company or PacWest Bancorp using the contact information above.

Banc of California, Inc.

Consolidated Statements of Financial Condition (Unaudited)

(Dollars in thousands)

September 30,
2023

June 30,
2023

March 31,
2023

December 31,
2022

September 30,
2022

ASSETS

Cash and cash equivalents

$

310,985

$

283,729

$

1,010,951

$

228,896

$

256,058

Securities held-to-maturity

328,287

328,405

328,520

328,641

328,757

Securities available-for-sale

915,054

922,091

958,427

868,297

847,565

Loans

6,961,032

7,156,206

7,054,380

7,115,038

7,289,320

Allowance for loan losses

(74,390

)

(80,883

)

(84,560

)

(85,960

)

(92,444

)

Federal Home Loan Bank and other bank stock

60,336

60,281

70,334

57,092

54,428

Premises and equipment, net

109,141

108,235

108,087

107,345

107,728

Goodwill

114,312

114,312

114,312

114,312

114,312

Other intangible assets, net

6,142

6,603

7,065

7,526

8,081

Deferred income tax, net

51,461

64,001

54,450

50,518

56,376

Bank owned life insurance investment

129,939

128,973

128,022

127,122

126,199

Derivative assets

70,625

2,199

1,650

2,292

2,677

Other assets

264,148

276,113

287,263

275,897

269,521

Total assets

$

9,247,072

$

9,370,265

$

10,038,901

$

9,197,016

$

9,368,578

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

Noninterest-bearing deposits

$

2,366,544

$

2,446,693

$

2,506,616

$

2,809,328

$

2,943,585

Interest-bearing deposits

4,274,086

4,424,383

4,445,358

4,311,593

4,336,800

Total deposits

6,640,630

6,871,076

6,951,974

7,120,921

7,280,385

FHLB advances and FRB borrowings

1,008,293

1,147,997

1,732,670

727,348

727,021

Other borrowings

185,802

10,000

Long-term debt, net

274,279

274,121

274,995

274,906

274,746

Accrued expenses and other liabilities

136,348

120,017

120,355

114,223

124,436

Total liabilities

8,245,352

8,413,211

9,079,994

8,237,398

8,416,588

Commitments and contingent liabilities

Common stock

653

653

653

651

652

Common stock, class B non-voting non-convertible

5

5

5

5

5

Additional paid-in capital

869,565

867,994

866,306

866,478

864,806

Retained earnings

312,219

275,430

263,524

248,988

231,084

Treasury stock

(137,269

)

(137,270

)

(121,092

)

(115,907

)

(96,978

)

Accumulated other comprehensive loss, net

(43,453

)

(49,758

)

(50,489

)

(40,597

)

(47,579

)

Total stockholders’ equity

1,001,720

957,054

958,907

959,618

951,990

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity

$

9,247,072

$

9,370,265

$

10,038,901

$

9,197,016

$

9,368,578

Banc of California, Inc.

Consolidated Statements of Operations (Unaudited)

(Dollars in thousands, except per share data)

Three Months Ended

Nine Months Ended

September 30,
2023

June 30,
2023

March 31,
2023

December 31,
2022

September 30,
2022

September 30,
2023

September 30,
2022

Interest and dividend income

Loans, including fees

$

95,613

$

92,889

$

87,418

$

88,717

$

83,699

$

275,920

$

238,828

Securities

16,335

15,804

14,909

12,905

10,189

47,048

25,622

Other interest-earning assets

4,274

7,458

4,592

2,490

2,085

16,324

4,210

Total interest and dividend income

116,222

116,151

106,919

104,112

95,973

339,292

268,660

Interest expense

Deposits

31,360

28,118

20,527

14,278

8,987

80,005

13,555

FHLB advances and FRB borrowings

7,773

14,703

9,648

5,528

3,558

32,124

9,625

Other interest-bearing liabilities

7,871

3,698

3,691

4,089

4,020

15,260

11,332

Total interest expense

47,004

46,519

33,866

23,895

16,565

127,389

34,512

Net interest income

69,218

69,632

73,053

80,217

79,408

211,903

234,148

Provision for (reversal of) credit losses

5,000

1,900

2,000

8,900

(31,542

)

Net interest income after provision for (reversal of) credit losses

64,218

67,732

71,053

80,217

79,408

203,003

265,690

Noninterest income

Customer service fees

2,114

2,022

1,979

2,066

2,462

6,115

7,474

Loan servicing income

563

574

547

561

636

1,684

957

Income from bank owned life insurance

966

951

900

923

873

2,817

2,479

Change in fair value of derivative instruments

46,186

10

(24

)

(8

)

39

46,172

224

Net (loss) gain on sale of securities available for sale

(7,708

)

16

All other income

949

2,467

4,457

2,739

1,671

7,873

7,627

Total noninterest income

50,778

6,024

7,859

(1,427

)

5,681

64,661

18,777

Noninterest expense

Salaries and employee benefits

25,819

28,282

29,656

27,812

27,997

83,757

85,248

Occupancy and equipment

5,804

5,603

5,526

5,740

5,796

16,933

17,174

Professional fees

3,616

4,001

4,072

3,193

3,957

11,689

10,797

Data processing

1,657

1,686

1,563

1,744

1,699

4,906

5,309

Regulatory assessments

1,410

1,301

1,202

905

925

3,913

2,721

Software and technology

3,811

3,579

3,274

3,197

3,659

10,664

9,106

Reversal of loan repurchase reserves

(808

)

(11

)

(17

)

(26

)

(819

)

(987

)

Amortization of intangible assets

461

462

461

555

396

1,384

1,150

Acquisition, integration and transaction costs

9,329

2,080

9,329

2,080

All other expense

4,291

5,062

3,878

4,466

3,975

13,231

11,867

Total noninterest expense before loss (gain) in alternative energy partnership investments

56,198

49,168

49,621

47,595

50,458

154,987

144,465

Loss (gain) in alternative energy partnership investments

(34

)

(36

)

1,618

608

504

1,548

1,705

Total noninterest expense

56,164

49,132

51,239

48,203

50,962

156,535

146,170

Income before income taxes

58,832

24,624

27,673