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HEI Reports 2010 And Fourth Quarter Earnings

HEI supplies power to over 400,000 customers or 95% of Hawaii’s population through its electric utilities, Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc., Hawaii Electric Light Company, Inc. and Maui Electric Company, Limited and provides a wide array of banking and other financial services to consumers and businesses through American Savings Bank, F.S.B., one of Hawaii’s largest financial institutions.


HEI and bank management use certain non-GAAP measures in their evaluation of the bank’s performance and believe the presentations of such financial measures on this basis provide useful supplemental information and a clearer picture of the bank’s operating performance, and are better indicators of the bank’s ongoing core operating activities. Management also uses such measures to assist investors/analysts in better understanding the bank’s progress on the execution of its performance improvement project. These measures are also useful in understanding performance trends and in facilitating comparisons with the performance of others in the financial services industry.

Management utilizes non-GAAP financial measures of noninterest income and expense in the calculation of certain of the bank’s metrics/ratios, such as (i) efficiency, (ii) pretax, preprovision income, and (iii) return on average assets, in order to analyze on a consistent basis and over a longer period of time the performance of the bank’s core operating activities and its progress on the execution of the performance improvement project. Management also annualizes the non-GAAP measure of noninterest expense by multiplying such measure by 4 to develop an estimate of adjusted noninterest expense for a year-long period. This annualized adjusted noninterest expense metric (non-GAAP measure) is a forward-looking statement based on only a quarter’s results and may not reflect actual results. See schedule on page 17 of this release for a tabular reconciliation between the bank’s GAAP and non-GAAP measures.

Certain items shown in the reconciliation—real estate transactions, FISERV conversion costs, severance, technology write-offs and prepayment penalties on early extinguishment of debt—were incurred pursuant to the bank management’s performance improvement project which was announced in June 2008 and was substantially completed in the second quarter of 2010. These costs were incurred with the objective of increasing the bank’s operating efficiency and profitability in the long term. Accordingly, bank management believes that these costs were temporarily elevated while the performance improvement project was being executed.

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