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Western Alliance Reports Second Quarter 2012 Net Income Of $14.0 Million, Or $0.15 Per Share

A key performance metric for the Company is its pre-tax, pre-provision operating earnings, which it defines as net operating revenue less its operating non-interest expense. For the second quarter 2012, the Company’s performance on this metric was $32.1 million, up from $31.7 million in the first quarter 2012 and $27.6 million in the second quarter 2011. 1

The provision for credit losses was $13.3 million for the second quarter 2012 compared to $13.1 million for the first quarter 2012. The provision for the second quarter of 2011 was $11.9 million. Net loan charge-offs in the second quarter 2012 were $13.9 million, or 1.11 percent of average loans (annualized), down from 1.18 percent of average loans (annualized) for the first quarter 2012. Net charge-offs for the second quarter 2011 were $13.6 million or 1.26% of average loans (annualized).

Nonaccrual loans increased slightly to $104.3 million during the quarter. Loans past due 90 days and still accruing interest totaled $0.8 million at June 30, 2012, down from $1.0 million at March 31, 2012 and $1.1 million at June 30, 2011. Loans past due 30-89 days totaled $13.8 million at quarter end, up from $12.0 million at March 31, 2012 and from $11.6 million at June 30, 2011.

Classified assets to Tier I capital plus allowance for credit losses, a common regulatory measure of asset quality, improved to 42 percent at June 30, 2012 from 46 percent at June 30, 2011. 1

Net loss on sales and valuation of repossessed assets (primarily other real estate) was $0.9 million for the second quarter of 2012 compared to $2.7 million for the first quarter 2012 and $8.6 million in the second quarter 2011. At June 30, 2012, other repossessed assets were valued at $77 million compared to $81 million at March 31, 2012 and $86 million one year ago.

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