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1st Source Corporation (Nasdaq:SRCE), parent company of 1st Source Bank, today announced third quarter net income of $13.01 million, an increase of 12.69% over the $11.54 million in the third quarter of 2011. For the first three quarters of the year, net income was $37.29 million versus $37.01 million a year earlier, a 0.74% increase. Diluted net income per common share for the third quarter of 2012 was $0.53 versus $0.47, up 12.77% over the same period in 2011. Diluted net income per common share for the first three quarters was $1.51 in 2012 and 2011.
At the October meeting, the Board of Directors approved a cash dividend of $0.17 per common share, an increase of 6.25% over the third quarter a year ago. The dividend is payable on November 15, 2012 to shareholders of record on November 5, 2012.
Christopher J. Murphy III, Chairman of 1st Source, commented, “It was another good quarter for 1st Source Corporation. From a year ago, our quarterly net income was up 12.7%, we had nice growth in loans and deposits, our nonperforming assets continued to decline, and our net charge-offs were down allowing for a lower provision for loan and lease losses. We are, however, seeing more margin pressure due to the Federal Reserve’s efforts to lower interest rates. The spread between the income on loans and the cost of deposits continues to narrow as deposit rates reach their floors. Also, the government has put enormous pressure on fees and costs.
“This was also a quarter to grow our market. We broke ground on two new banking centers in Indiana – Nappanee and Columbia City. We enhanced our online banking product making it easier to navigate, adding great features such as purchase rewards and the ability to include outside accounts giving a clearer financial picture for our client. We are upgrading our ATM network with more features and branding elements; and we continue to hone our processes, making them quicker, smoother and more in touch with the client’s point of view. Our client focus is strong - providing distinctive convenience, straight talk and sound advice, always keeping our clients’ best interests in mind,” Mr. Murphy concluded.