Included in the other real estate expense for the quarter was $2.3 million of additional write downs of existing OREO balances based on updated appraisals. The firm also recorded $480,000 in losses related to the disposition of $13.2 million of other real estate properties. Excluding the impact of ORE expenses in each quarterly period, the fourth quarter of 2011 noninterest expense was approximately $30.18 million, compared to $30.60 million in the third quarter of 2011 and $28.58 million in the fourth quarter of 2010. Excluding the impact of other real estate expenses, the firm currently anticipates that first quarter 2012 noninterest expense will increase modestly over fourth quarter noninterest expenses.
WEBCAST AND CONFERENCE CALL INFORMATION
Pinnacle will host a webcast and conference call at 8:30 a.m. (CT) on Jan. 18, 2012, to discuss fourth quarter 2011 results and other matters. To access the call for audio only, please call 1-877-602-7944. For the presentation and streaming audio, please access the webcast on the investor relations page of Pinnacle's website at www.pnfp.com.
For those unable to participate in the webcast, it will be archived on the investor relations page of Pinnacle's website at www.pnfp.com for 90 days following the presentation.Pinnacle Financial Partners provides a full range of banking, investment, mortgage and insurance products and services designed for small- to mid-sized businesses and their owners and individuals interested in a comprehensive relationship with their financial institution. Comprehensive wealth management services, such as financial planning and trust, help clients increase, protect and distribute their assets. The firm began operations in a single downtown Nashville location in Oct. 2000 and has since grown to over $4.86 billion in assets at Dec. 31, 2011. At Dec. 31, 2011, Pinnacle is the second-largest bank holding company headquartered in Tennessee, with 29 offices in eight Middle Tennessee counties and three offices in Knoxville. The firm was also added to Standard & Poor’s SmallCap 600 index in 2009.