Exercise of common share warrants and issuance of common shares
Over the past five quarters, common shares outstanding have increased by 1,228,172 or 8.8 percent, as a result of capital raising activities. During 2009, Park sold 904,072 common shares and Series A and Series B Common Share Warrants covering an aggregate of 500,000 common shares at a weighted average price per share of $61.20 for gross proceeds of $55.3 million. Net of selling expenses and professional fees, Park raised $53.5 million of common equity from these capital raising activities in 2009. During the second quarter of 2010, 324,100 common shares were issued upon the exercise of the Series A and Series B Common Share Warrants at a price of $67.75 per common share. Net of all expenses, Park raised an additional $21.3 million of common equity from the sale of these 324,100 common shares. Series B Common Share Warrants covering 175,900 common shares, with an exercise price of $67.75 per common share and an expiration date of October 30, 2010, remain outstanding.
Loan portfolio information
Park's loan portfolio experienced solid growth during the 2010 second quarter, increasing $58.7 million to end the quarter at $4.66 billion. For the first half of 2010, Park's loans have increased by $15.6 million. Park's Ohio-based operations experienced loan growth of approximately $61.5 million and $20.9 million in the second quarter and first half of 2010, respectively.Net charge-offs for the first half of 2010 were $25.8 million, or an annualized 1.13 percent of average loans outstanding. This compares to $23.4 million, or an annualized 1.03 percent of average loans outstanding, for the same period in 2009. Park's loan loss provision for the first half of 2010 was $29.8 million, compared to $28.1 million for the same period in 2009. Of the $29.8 million loan loss provision, $20.2 million was recorded at Vision Bank, with the remaining $9.6 million recorded within Park's Ohio-based operations. Overall, the allowance for loan losses increased by $4.0 million during the first half of 2010, ending the period at $120.7 million, or 2.59 percent of period-end loans.