OAK HARBOR, Wash., Oct. 28, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Washington Banking Company (Nasdaq:WBCO), the holding company for Whidbey Island Bank, today reported its core banking business generated strong operating profits in the first nine months of 2010 augmented by two FDIC-assisted acquisitions, which contributed $17.5 million in pretax gains to third quarter earnings and $1.8 million to second quarter earnings. Before preferred dividends, net income grew to $13.7 million, compared to $4.6 million in the second quarter and $1.7 million for the third quarter a year ago. Net income available to common shareholders was $13.3 million or $0.86 per diluted common share in the third quarter, compared to $4.2 million, or $0.27 per diluted common share, in the second quarter, and $1.3 million, or $0.13 per diluted common share, in the third quarter a year ago.
Washington Banking Company Earns $13.3 Million, Or $0.86 Per Diluted Common Share In Third Quarter
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