Investment Securities Gains/(Losses)
During the third quarter of 2012, the Company sold certain equity positions related to community banks and bank holding companies and realized a $0.4 million gain. The Company also recognized gains of $0.3 million associated with the calls of trust preferred securities during the quarter. These gains were partially offset by $0.3 million of credit-related net investment impairment losses recorded by the Company during the third quarter of 2012. The charges deemed to be other than temporary were related to pooled bank trust preferreds with a remaining carrying value of $3.5 million at September 30, 2012. The credit-related net impairment charges were based on the Company’s quarterly reviews of its investment securities for indications of losses considered to be other than temporary.
Exclusive of net investment gains, non-interest income increased $0.3 million to $13.6 million in the third quarter of 2012 as compared to $13.3 million in the third quarter of 2011. This increase was primarily the result of an increase in other income of $0.3 million due to increased mortgage related income and a $0.2 million increase in trust and investment management fee income for the quarter ended September 30, 2012. These increases were partially offset by a $0.2 million decrease in bank owned life insurance revenues.Non-interest Expenses Non-interest expenses increased $2.1 million from $19.7 million in the third quarter of 2011 to $21.8 million in the third quarter of 2012. Salaries and employee benefits increased $1.0 million primarily due to the acquisition of Virginia Savings Bancorp, Inc. ($0.4 million) and increased health insurance costs ($0.4 million). Repossessed asset losses increased $0.3 million due to declines in estimated fair values of two foreclosed properties located at the Greenbrier Resort in West Virginia. The Company continually reevaluates the estimated fair value of properties that it has repossessed by obtaining updated appraisals on at least an annual basis. In addition, other expenses increased $0.3 million, bankcard expenses increased $0.2 million, and merger related expenses increased $0.2 million.