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OptimumBank Holdings, Inc. (OPHC-NASDAQ) Announces First Quarter Results for OptimumBank

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Optimum Bank Holdings, Inc.
Optimum Bank Holdings, Inc.

Fort Lauderdale, FL, April 29, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- OptimumBank, a Florida banking corporation (the “Bank”) ended the first quarter of 2022 with a pre-tax income of $1,348,072, after a loan loss provision of $392,577. Its loan portfolio increased this quarter to $277,520,567 million, or by 10.3% over the prior quarter’s ending balance amount of $251,420,941. During the first quarter, the net interest margin portrays a positive trend beginning at 3.47% in January and reaching 3.60% in March. Noninterest income including service charges on deposit accounts and fees for other banking services generated $650,000 in other income this quarter. At March 31, 2022, deposits have grown to over $318MM.

Having received 11.5 million dollars from OptimumBank Holdings, Inc., the Bank is well capitalized with a leverage capital ratio of 12.53% and well positioned to grow its portfolio with a legal secured lending limit of $12,139,067. Included in Chairman Gubin’s comments at the Annual Shareholder meeting held on April 26, 2022, he stated: “At this point, capital is not an obstacle to the Company’s growth…the Company and the Bank are fortunate to enjoy broad-based Boards of Directors with access to capital”. Also stated in his comments: “As we succeed, we will keep pushing the goals further out so that we can improve our results and truly succeed in bringing returns to all of our shareholders.”

About OptimumBank Holdings, Inc.

OptimumBank Holdings, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for OptimumBank that provides a range of consumer and commercial banking services to individuals and businesses. The company accepts demand interest-bearing and noninterest-bearing, savings, money market, NOW, and time deposit accounts, as well as certificates of deposit; and offers residential and commercial real estate, commercial, and consumer loans, as well as lending lines for working capital needs. It also provides debit and ATM cards; investment, cash management, and notary and night depository services; and direct deposits, money orders, cashier's checks, domestic collections, drive-in tellers, and banking by mail, as well as Internet banking services. In addition, the company engages in holding, managing, and disposing foreclosed real estate. It operates through banking offices located in Broward County, Florida. OptimumBank Holdings, Inc. was founded in 2000 and is based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

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