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Sierra Bancorp (NASDAQ:BSRR), parent of Bank of the Sierra, today
announced its unaudited financial results for the quarter and the year
ended December 31, 2018. Sierra Bancorp reported consolidated net income
of $7.904 million for the fourth quarter of 2018, for an increase of
$3.860 million, or 95%, relative to the fourth quarter of 2017. The
variance in net income was impacted by the following: a reduced income
tax rate in 2018, as well as a charge in the fourth quarter of 2017 to
write down the Company's deferred tax asset; a reduction in noninterest
expense, resulting in large part from nonrecurring acquisition costs
recorded in the fourth quarter of 2017 and gains on OREO sales realized
in the fourth quarter of 2018; and, improvement in net interest income
resulting from growth in earning assets. Favorable variances were
partially offset by a $1.400 million loan loss provision in the fourth
quarter of 2018, relative to a provision reversal of $1.440 million in
the fourth quarter of 2017. The Company's return on average assets was
1.26% in the fourth quarter of 2018, return on average equity was
11.78%, and diluted earnings per share were $0.51.

For the year in 2018 Sierra Bancorp recognized net income of $29.677
million, which is the Company's highest reported annual income ever and
represents an increase of 52% relative to 2017. The Company's financial
performance metrics for 2018 include an annualized return on average
equity of 11.37%, a return on average assets of 1.23%, and diluted
earnings per share of $1.92.

Assets totaled $2.523 billion at December 31, 2018, representing an
increase of $182 million, or 8%, for the year. The increase in assets
resulted primarily from organic growth in real estate loans, partially
offset by a drop in balances outstanding on mortgage warehouse lines.
Gross loans grew to $1.732 billion at December 31, 2018, representing
increases of $37 million, or 2%, for the fourth quarter and $174
million, or 11%, for the year. Total nonperforming assets dropped by
over $3 million, or 34%, during 2018 due to a reduction of $4 million in
foreclosed assets, partially offset by an increase of $1 million in
nonperforming loans. The previously-reported $10 million purchased loan
participation which was placed on non-accrual status in the third
quarter was transferred to foreclosed assets and sold during the fourth
quarter. Deposits totaled $2.116 billion at December 31, 2018,
representing a year-to-date increase of $128 million, or 6%, including
deposits from our Lompoc branch purchase which totaled $34 million on
the reporting date and $50 million in wholesale brokered deposits added
in the second half of the year.

"Grit is more about stamina than intensity."
– Angela
Duckworth

"We are proud of the efforts put forth by our entire banking team this
past year – the Bank's success is largely the result of their passion,
energy and grit!" exclaimed Kevin McPhaill, President and CEO. "We are
pleased with our financial results for 2018: organic loan growth was
robust, core deposits remain a key strength, and net income was the
highest in our Bank's history," he continued. "Our bankers remain
engaged, and continue their drive to achieve even greater success in
2019 and beyond," concluded McPhaill.

Financial Highlights

As noted above, net income increased by $3.860 million, or 95%, for the
fourth quarter of 2018 relative to the fourth quarter of 2017, and by
$10.138 million, or 52%, for the year in 2018 as compared to 2017.
Significant variances in the components of pre-tax income and in our
provision for income taxes, including some items of a nonrecurring
nature, are noted below.

Net interest income increased by $1.516 million, or 7%, for the fourth
quarter, and $16.693 million, or 22%, for the year due in part to growth
in average interest-earning assets totaling $131 million, or 6%, for the
fourth quarter of 2018 over the fourth quarter of 2017, and growth of
$277 million, or 14%, for the year in 2018 over 2017. In addition to
organic growth, the comparative results for the year were materially
affected by our acquisition of Ojai Community Bank in the fourth quarter
of 2017. The favorable impact of higher interest-earning assets was
enhanced by an increase in our net interest margin totaling 20 basis
points for the comparative annual periods, although there was a slight
net interest margin drop for the quarterly comparison due to a strong
level of net interest recoveries in the fourth quarter of 2017. Our net
interest margin improvement for the year resulted from the Company's
asset-sensitive interest rate risk position in a rising rate
environment, as well as strong growth in loans relative to
lower-yielding investment balances. The comparative results were also
impacted by nonrecurring interest items, which typically include
interest income recovered upon the resolution of nonperforming loans,
the reversal of interest income when a loan is placed on non-accrual
status, and accelerated fees or prepayment penalties recognized for
early payoffs. Nonrecurring items added only $17,000 to interest income
in the fourth quarter of 2018, but contributed $572,000 in the fourth
quarter of 2017. For the year, nonrecurring items supplemented interest
income by $277,000 in 2018 and $736,000 in 2017. Moreover, discount
accretion on loans from whole-bank acquisitions enhanced our net
interest margin by approximately four basis points in the fourth quarter
of 2018 as compared to seven basis points in the fourth quarter 2017,
and seven basis points for the year in 2018 relative to five basis
points in 2017.

The Company recorded a loan loss provision of $1.400 million in the
fourth quarter of 2018 relative to a negative provision of $1.440
million in the fourth quarter of 2017, bringing our annual loan loss
provision to $4.350 million in 2018 and negative $1.140 million for
2017. The 2018 provision was deemed necessary subsequent to our
determination of the appropriate level for our allowance for loan and
lease losses, taking into consideration overall credit quality, growth
in outstanding loan balances, and reserves required for specifically
identified impaired loan balances (including the loan participation that
was placed on non-accrual status in the third quarter).

Total noninterest income reflects declines of $92,000, or 2%, for the
quarterly comparison and $215,000, or 1%, for the comparative annual
results. Service charges on deposits were up 10% for the fourth quarter
of 2018 and 11% for the year in 2018 relative to 2017, due largely to
fees earned on deposit accounts added over the past year and fee
increases for certain higher-risk commercial accounts. The year-to-date
variance was also enhanced by about $200,000 from the reclassification
of certain income from other non-interest income to service charges.
There were minimal investment gains in 2018, relative to a loss of
$484,000 on the sale of investments in the fourth quarter of 2017 and a
net gain of $500,000 on the sale of investments for the year in 2017.
Bank-owned life insurance (BOLI) income was down by $928,000 for the
fourth quarter comparison and declined by $1.049 million for the year in
2018 relative to 2017, due to fluctuations in income on BOLI associated
with deferred compensation plans. Other non-interest income was slightly
higher for both the quarter and annual comparisons, but includes
significant variances in the following areas: debit card interchange
income was substantially higher for both the quarter and annual periods,
as card activity continues to increase; pass-through expenses associated
with low-income housing tax credit funds and other limited partnerships,
which are netted out of revenue, increased by $1.195 million for the
fourth quarter and $1.600 million for the year, although $915,000 of the
increase represents an expense amortization adjustment in the fourth
quarter of 2018; and, pursuant to FASB ASU 2016-01, we wrote up our
investment in Pacific Coast Bankers Bank by $1.183 million, pursuant to
our evaluation of an appraisal of the shares we acquired in the fourth
quarter of 2018. The annual comparison was also negatively impacted by
the income reclassification noted above.

Total noninterest expense dropped by $2.166 million, or 11%, for the
fourth quarter of 2018 relative to the fourth quarter of 2017, but
increased by $4.583 million, or 7%, for the comparative annual periods,
with the fluctuations due in part to nonrecurring items such as
acquisition costs and OREO costs. The largest component of noninterest
expenses, salaries and benefits, increased by $250,000, or 3%, for the
fourth quarter and $4.627 million, or 15%, for the year. The quarterly
increase resulted primarily from annual adjustments in the normal course
of business, while the annual increase includes the impact of the Ojai
acquisition and a sizeable increase in group health insurance costs.

Total occupancy expense increased by $144,000, or 5%, for the fourth
quarter and $705,000, or 7%, for the year, due to ongoing occupancy
costs associated with a higher number of branches and a certain level of
nonrecurring costs incurred to outfit de novo branches. Other
noninterest expense was down by $2.560 million, or 33%, for the fourth
quarter and $749,000, or 3%, for the year. This line item includes
nonrecurring acquisition costs and OREO expenses. There were no
acquisition costs included in non-interest expense in the fourth quarter
of 2018, relative to $1.641 million in the fourth quarter of 2017, and
acquisition costs totaled $449,000 for the year in 2018 as compared to
$2.225 million for 2017. There were reductions in net OREO expense
totaling $400,000 for the fourth quarter and $730,000 for the year. Of
note, net gains on OREO sales, which are included in the OREO expense
category, totaled $690,000 in the fourth quarter and $1.423 million for
the year in 2018. Other factors impacting the variances in other
noninterest expense include higher operating costs stemming from more
branches, an increase in amortization expense on core deposit
intangibles created pursuant to our acquisitions, higher debit card
processing costs, and other increases in the normal course of business.

The Company's provision for income taxes was 27.5% of pre-tax income in
the fourth quarter of 2018 relative to 60% in the fourth quarter of
2017, and 25.0% for the year in 2018 as compared to 41.1% for 2017. The
lower rate in 2018 is primarily the result of the aforementioned $2.710
million deferred tax asset revaluation charge in the fourth quarter of
2017, and the reduction in our Federal income tax rate starting in 2018.
The tax accrual rate is higher in the fourth quarter of 2018 than it
might otherwise have been due to a large net loss on BOLI, since BOLI
income is not taxable.

Balance sheet changes during 2018 include an increase in total assets of
$182 million, or 8%, due primarily to strong organic growth in real
estate loans that was partially offset by a drop in balances outstanding
on mortgage warehouse lines. Gross loans increased by $174 million, or
11%, including the first quarter bulk purchase of single-family mortgage
loans, which had a balance of $11 million at the time of purchase.
Non-agricultural real estate loans increased by $216 million, or 20%,
due to strong growth in commercial construction and commercial real
estate loans, while loans secured by farmland increased by $11 million,
or 8%, and agricultural production loans were up by $2 million, or 5%.
We experienced a drop in mortgage warehouse loans of $46 million, or
33%, primarily because the utilization rate on mortgage warehouse lines
dropped to 23% at December 31, 2018 from 34% at December 31, 2017.
Commercial loans were also down by over $7 million, or 5%, and consumer
loans declined by close to $2 million, or 17%. While we have experienced
a relatively high level of real-estate secured lending activity in
recent periods, no assurance can be provided with regard to future loan
growth as payoffs remain at high levels, mortgage warehouse loan volumes
are difficult to predict, and the volume of top-quality lending
opportunities appears to be slowing.

Total nonperforming assets, comprised of non-accrual loans and
foreclosed assets, fell by $3 million, or 34%, during 2018 due to a net
reduction of over $4 million in OREO that was partially offset by the
net addition of $1 million to nonperforming loans balances. As noted
above, during the third quarter of 2018 a $10 million loan participation
was placed on nonaccrual status, net of a $2 million charge off. The
loan was transferred to OREO in the fourth quarter and was sold soon
thereafter, resulting in an additional $400,000 charge against our
allowance for loan and lease losses. The Company's ratio of
nonperforming assets to loans plus foreclosed assets dropped to 0.36% at
December 31, 2018 from 0.60% at December 31, 2017. All of the Company's
impaired assets are periodically reviewed, and are either well-reserved
based on current loss expectations or are carried at the fair value of
the underlying collateral, net of expected disposition costs.

The Company's allowance for loan and lease losses was $9.750 million at
December 31, 2018, as compared to a balance of $9.043 million at
December 31, 2017. The increase came from the addition of a $4.350
million loan loss provision, less net loan losses of $3.643 million
charged off against the allowance. Because of growth in our loan
portfolio, the allowance fell to 0.56% of total loans at December 31,
2018 from 0.58% at December 31, 2017. It should be noted that our need
for reserves has been favorably impacted by acquired loans, which were
booked at their fair values on the acquisition dates and thus did not
initially require a loan loss allowance. Furthermore, loss reserves
allocated to mortgage warehouse loans are relatively low because we have
not experienced any losses in that portfolio segment. Management's
detailed analysis indicates that the Company's allowance for loan and
lease losses should be sufficient to cover credit losses inherent in
loan and lease balances outstanding as of December 31, 2018, but no
assurance can be given that the Company will not experience substantial
future losses relative to the size of the allowance.

Deposit balances reflect growth of $128 million, or 6%, during 2018,
inclusive of deposits in our acquired Lompoc branch totaling about $34
million at the reporting date, and the addition of $50 million in
wholesale brokered deposits. Core non-maturity deposits fell by close to
$8 million during 2018, as a time deposit promotion in the fourth
quarter resulted in some cannibalization of money market deposits in
particular, which were down by $48 million, or 28%. Customer time
deposits increased by $86 million, or 23%, during 2018, due in large
part to the promotion. While this resulted in a higher overall cost of
deposits, it is our expectation that some of those deposits would have
left the Bank without the promotion, which would have had the same
impact on funding costs. Junior subordinated debentures increased
slightly from accretion of the discount on trust-preferred securities,
and other non-deposit borrowings were increased by $42 million, or 141%,
during 2018 to support loan growth.

Total capital of $273 million at December 31, 2018 reflects an increase
of $17 million, or 7%, relative to year-end 2017 due to capital from
stock options exercised and the addition of net income, net of dividends
paid and a $4.3 million increase in our accumulated other comprehensive
loss. There were no share repurchases executed by the Company during
2018.

About Sierra Bancorp

Sierra Bancorp is the holding company for Bank of the Sierra (www.bankofthesierra.com),
which is in its 42nd year of operations and is the largest
independent bank headquartered in the South San Joaquin Valley. Bank of
the Sierra is a community-centric regional bank, which offers a full
range of retail and commercial banking services through full-service
branches located within the counties of Tulare, Kern, Kings, Fresno, Los
Angeles, Ventura, San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara. The Bank also
maintains an online branch, and provides specialized lending services
through an agricultural credit center and an SBA center. In 2018, Bank
of the Sierra was recognized as one of the strongest and top-performing
community banks in the country, with a 5-star rating from Bauer
Financial and a Sm-All Star award from Sandler O'Neill.

Forward-Looking Statements

The statements contained in this release that are not historical
facts are forward-looking statements based on management's current
expectations and beliefs concerning future developments and their
potential effects on the Company.
Readers are cautioned not to
unduly rely on forward looking statements.
Actual results may
differ from those projected.
These forward-looking statements
involve risks and uncertainties including but not limited to the health
of the national and local economies, the Company's ability to attract
and retain skilled employees, customers' service expectations, the
Company's ability to successfully deploy new technology, the success of
acquisitions and branch expansion, changes in interest rates, loan
portfolio performance, and other factors detailed in the Company's SEC
filings, including the "Risk Factors" and "Management's Discussion and
Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" sections of
the Company's most recent Form 10-K and Form 10-Q.

                                           
CONSOLIDATED INCOME STATEMENT                                    
(in $000's, unaudited) Qtr Ended: 4Q18 vs Qtr Ended: 4Q18 vs Year Ended: YTD18 vs
12/31/2018   9/30/2018     3Q18     12/31/2017     4Q17     12/31/2018   12/31/2017     YTD17
Interest Income $27,042   $26,236 +3% $24,134 +12% $101,638   $80,924 +26%
Interest Expense 2,984   2,460 +21% 1,592 +87% 9,244   5,223 +77%
Net Interest Income 24,058 23,776 +1% 22,542 +7% 92,394 75,701 +22%
 
Provision for Loan & Lease Losses 1,400   2,450 -43% (1,440) NM 4,350   (1,140) NM
Net Int after Provision 22,658 21,326 +6% 23,982 -6% 88,044 76,841 +15%
 
Service Charges 3,258 3,208 +2% 2,967 +10% 12,439 11,230 +11%
BOLI Income (475) 440 NM 453 NM 591 1,640 -64%
Gain (Loss) on Investments - 1 -100% (484) -100% 2 500 -100%
Other Non-Interest Income 2,496   2,074 +20% 2,435 +3% 8,532   8,409 +1%
Total Non-Interest Income 5,279 5,723 -8% 5,371 -2% 21,564 21,779 -1%
 
Salaries & Benefits 9,139 8,814 +4% 8,889 +3% 36,133 31,506 +15%
Occupancy Expense 2,811 2,685 +5% 2,667 +5% 10,295 9,590 +7%
Other Non-Interest Expenses 5,087   6,308 -19% 7,647 -33% 23,596   24,345 -3%
Total Non-Interest Expense 17,037 17,807 -4% 19,203 -11% 70,024 65,441 +7%
 
Income Before Taxes 10,900 9,242 +18% 10,150 +7% 39,584 33,179 +19%
Provision for Income Taxes 2,996   2,171 +38% 6,106 -51% 9,907   13,640 -27%
Net Income $7,904   $7,071 +12% $4,044 +95% $29,677   $19,539 +52%
 
TAX DATA
Tax-Exempt Muni Income $1,019 $1,006 +1% $1,008 +1% $4,060 $3,747 +8%
Interest Income - Fully Tax Equivalent $27,313 $26,503 +3% $24,677 +11% $102,717 $82,942 +24%
 
NET CHARGE-OFFS / (RECOVERIES)       $1,113   $2,123     -48%     $(1,699)     NM     $3,643   $(482)     NM
Note: An "NM" designation indicates that the percentage change is
"Not Meaningful", likely due to the fact that numbers for the
comparative periods are of opposite signs or because the denominator
is zero
 

                                               
PER SHARE DATA                                        
(unaudited) Qtr Ended: 4Q18 vs Qtr Ended: 4Q18 vs Year Ended: YTD18 vs
12/31/2018   9/30/2018     3Q18     12/31/2017     4Q17     12/31/2018   12/31/2017     YTD17
Basic Earnings per Share $0.52   $0.46 +13% $0.27 +93% $1.94   $1.38 +41%
Diluted Earnings per Share $0.51 $0.46 +11% $0.26 +96% $1.92 $1.36 +41%
Common Dividends $0.16 $0.16 0% $0.14 +14% $0.64 $0.56 +14%
 
Wtd. Avg. Shares Outstanding 15,290,740 15,267,587 0% 15,204,905 +1% 15,261,794 14,172,196 +8%
Wtd. Avg. Diluted Shares 15,441,145 15,444,406 0% 15,387,218 0% 15,432,120 14,357,782 +7%
 
Book Value per Basic Share (EOP) $17.84 $17.23 +4% $16.81 +6% $17.84 $16.81 +6%
Tangible Book Value per Share (EOP) $15.63 $15.00 +4% $14.61 +7% $15.63 $14.61 +7%
 
Common Shares Outstanding (EOP)       15,300,460   15,277,710     0%     15,223,360     +1%     15,300,460   15,223,360     +1%
                                               
KEY FINANCIAL RATIOS              
(unaudited) Qtr Ended: Qtr Ended: Year Ended:
12/31/2018   9/30/2018 12/31/2017 12/31/2018   12/31/2017
Return on Average Equity 11.78% 10.66% 6.53% 11.37% 8.82%
Return on Average Assets 1.26% 1.15% 0.68% 1.23% 0.93%
Net Interest Margin (Tax-Equiv.) 4.27% 4.27% 4.30% 4.24% 4.04%
Efficiency Ratio (Tax-Equiv.) 57.79% 59.59% 65.80% 60.79% 65.52%
Net C/O's to Avg Loans (not annualized)       0.07%   0.13%           -0.11%           0.22%   -0.04%      
 
                                 
STATEMENT OF CONDITION                      
(balances in $000's, unaudited)
Dec '18 vs Dec '18 vs
ASSETS 12/31/2018     9/30/2018     Sep '18     12/31/2017     Dec '17
Cash and Due from Banks $74,132 $65,039 +14% $70,137 +6%
Investment Securities 560,479 548,815 +2% 558,329 0%
 
Real Estate Loans (non-Agricultural) 1,302,389 1,258,191 +4% 1,086,200 +20%
Agricultural Real Estate Loans 151,541 146,485 +3% 140,516 +8%
Agricultural Production Loans 49,103 52,265 -6% 46,796 +5%
Comm'l & Industrial Loans & Leases 128,220 134,171 -4% 135,662 -5%
Mortgage Warehouse Lines 91,813 94,348 -3% 138,020 -33%
Consumer Loans

8,862

9,049

-2%

10,626

-17%
Gross Loans & Leases 1,731,928 1,694,509 +2% 1,557,820 +11%
Deferred Loan & Lease Fees

2,602

2,603

0%

2,774

-6%
Loans & Leases Net of Deferred Fees 1,734,530 1,697,112 +2% 1,560,594 +11%
Allowance for Loan & Lease Losses

(9,750)

(9,463)

+3%

(9,043)

+8%
Net Loans & Leases 1,724,780 1,687,649 +2% 1,551,551 +11%
 
Bank Premises & Equipment 29,500 29,998 -2% 29,388 0%
Other Assets

133,611

131,539

+2%

130,893

+2%
Total Assets $2,522,502 $2,463,040 +2% $2,340,298 +8%
 
LIABILITIES & CAPITAL
Non-Interest Demand Deposits $662,527 $685,941 -3% $635,434 +4%
Int-Bearing Transaction Accounts 535,726 545,442 -2% 523,590 +2%
Savings Deposits 283,953 299,650 -5% 283,126 0%
Money Market Deposits 123,807 137,649 -10% 171,611 -28%
Customer Time Deposits 460,327 397,371 +16% 374,625 +23%
Wholesale Brokered Deposits

50,000

40,000

+25%

-

NM
Total Deposits 2,116,340 2,106,053 0% 1,988,386 +6%
 
Junior Subordinated Debentures 34,767 34,722 0% 34,588 +1%
Other Interest-Bearing Liabilities

72,459

32,622

+122%

30,050

+141%
Total Deposits & Int.-Bearing Liab. 2,223,566 2,173,397 +2% 2,053,024 +8%
 
Other Liabilities 25,912 26,435 -2% 31,332 -17%
Total Capital

273,024

263,208

+4%

255,942

+7%
Total Liabilities & Capital

$2,522,502

$2,463,040 +2% $2,340,298 +8%
                                 
Note: An "NM" designation indicates that the percentage change is
"Not Meaningful", likely due to the fact that numbers for the
comparative periods are of opposite signs or because the denominator
is zero
 

                               
GOODWILL & INTANGIBLE ASSETS
(balances in $000's, unaudited)             Dec '18 vs         Dec '18 vs
12/31/2018   9/30/2018     Sep '18     12/31/2017     Dec '17
Goodwill $27,357 $27,357 0% $27,357 0%
Core Deposit Intangible

6,455

6,724

-4%

6,234

+4%
Total Intangible Assets      

$33,812

 

$34,081

    -1%    

$33,591

    +1%
                               
CREDIT QUALITY
(balances in $000's, unaudited) Dec '18 vs Dec '18 vs
12/31/2018   9/30/2018     Sep '18     12/31/2017     Dec '17
Non-Accruing Loans $5,156 $10,960 -53% $3,963 +30%
Foreclosed Assets

1,082

2,212

-51%

5,481

-80%
Total Nonperforming Assets $6,238 $13,172 -53% $9,444 -34%
 
Performing TDR's (not incl. in NPA's) $11,005 $11,290 -3% $12,413 -11%
 
Non-Perf Loans to Gross Loans 0.30% 0.65% 0.25%
NPA's to Loans plus Foreclosed Assets 0.36% 0.78% 0.60%
Allowance for Ln Losses to Loans       0.56%   0.56%           0.58%      
                               
SELECT PERIOD-END STATISTICS
(unaudited)
12/31/2018   9/30/2018 12/31/2017
Shareholders Equity / Total Assets 10.8% 10.7% 10.9%
Gross Loans / Deposits 81.8% 80.5% 78.3%
Non-Int. Bearing Dep. / Total Dep.       31.3%   32.6%           32.0%      
 

               
AVERAGE BALANCE SHEET, INTEREST INCOME/EXPENSE, & YIELD/RATE

(balances in $000's, unaudited)

   

 

For the quarter ended For the quarter ended For the quarter ended
December 31, 2018 September 30, 2018 December 31, 2017
Average Balance  

Income/
Expense

  Yield/ Rate Average Balance  

Income/
Expense

  Yield/ Rate Average Balance  

Income/
Expense

  Yield/ Rate
Assets    
Investments:
Federal funds sold/due from time $5,757 $34 2.31% $4,009 $24 2.34% $10,646 $39 1.43%
Taxable 420,207 2,529 2.36% 421,715 2,382 2.21% 442,798 2,210 1.95%
Non-taxable 138,134   1,019 3.65% 140,315   1,006 3.55% 143,066   1,008 4.24%
Total investments 564,098 3,582 2.67% 566,039 3,412 2.54% 596,510 3,257 2.49%
 
Loans and Leases:
Real estate 1,432,447 19,658 5.44% 1,387,049 18,904 5.41% 1,216,894 16,742 5.46%
Agricultural Production 51,344 787 6.08% 52,761 782 5.88% 47,802 622 5.16%
Commercial 124,181 1,556 4.97% 123,467 1,544 4.96% 131,227 1,693 5.12%
Consumer 9,206 334 14.39% 9,576 327 13.55% 11,180 347 12.31%
Mortgage warehouse lines 77,749 1,084 5.53% 93,372 1,227 5.21% 124,220 1,437 4.59%
Other 2,583   41 6.30% 2,635   40 6.02% 3,196   36 4.47%
Total loans and leases 1,697,510   23,460 5.48% 1,668,860   22,824 5.43% 1,534,519   20,877 5.40%
Total interest earning assets 2,261,608   $27,042 4.79% 2,234,899   $26,236 4.70% 2,131,029   $24,134 4.59%
Other earning assets 10,920 10,496 10,121
Non-earning assets 207,838 202,532 205,010
Total assets $2,480,366 $2,447,927 $2,346,160
 
Liabilities and shareholders' equity
Interest bearing deposits:
Demand deposits $98,973 $73 0.29% $122,543 $94 0.30% $114,564 $89 0.31%
NOW 437,982 124 0.11% 432,197 120 0.11% 403,192 115 0.11%
Savings accounts 293,314 78 0.11% 303,468 81 0.11% 277,271 72 0.10%
Money market 133,541 38 0.11% 144,975 30 0.08% 188,470 88 0.19%
Time Deposits 423,886 1,906 1.78% 390,396 1,499 1.52% 368,759 810 0.87%
Wholesale Brokered Deposits 46,522   206 1.76% 20,217   99 1.94% 0   0 0.00%
Total interest bearing deposits 1,434,218 2,425 0.67% 1,413,796 1,923 0.54% 1,352,256 1,174 0.34%
Borrowed funds:
Junior Subordinated Debentures 34,739 458 5.23% 34,696 451 5.16% 34,562 359 4.12%
Other Interest-Bearing Liabilities 29,222   101 1.37% 29,314   86 1.16% 32,924   59 0.71%
Total borrowed funds 63,961   559 3.47% 64,010   537 3.33% 67,486   418 2.46%
Total interest bearing liabilities 1,498,179 $2,984 0.79% 1,477,806 $2,460 0.66% 1,419,742 $1,592 0.44%
Demand deposits - non-interest bearing 685,011 678,154 639,850
Other liabilities 30,983 28,853 40,851
Shareholders' equity 266,193 263,114 245,717
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity $2,480,366 $2,447,927 $2,346,160
 
Interest income/interest earning assets 4.79% 4.70% 4.59%
Interest expense/interest earning assets     0.52%     0.43%     0.29%
Net interest income and margin $24,058 4.27% $23,776 4.27% $22,542 4.30%
 
NOTE: Where impacted by non-taxable income, yields and net interest
margins have been computed on a tax equivalent basis utilizing a 21%
tax rate for periods ending after December 31, 2017, and a 35% tax
rate for periods ending on or before December 31, 2017

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