First PacTrust Bancorp (NASDAQ: BANC) (“First PacTrust” or the “Company”), the holding company for Pacific Trust Bank and Beach Business Bank, today announced results for the quarter and the nine months ended September 30, 2012. For the quarter, the Company reported net income of $9.5 million and net income available to common shareholders of $9.2 million, or $0.79 per share. For the nine months ended September 30, 2012, the Company reported net income of $9.2 million and net income available to common shareholders of $8.1 million, or $0.70 per share.
During the third quarter, the Company completed its acquisitions of Beach Business Bank and Gateway Business Bank. Transaction-related costs and severance payments related to executive management departures during the period resulted in approximately $4.2 million in expense recognized during the third quarter of 2012. The Company recognized a preliminary bargain purchase gain of $12.1 million related to the Gateway Business Bank acquisition and recorded goodwill of $7.1 million related to the Beach Business Bank acquisition during the third quarter of 2012. In conjunction with these acquisitions, the Company also recorded other intangible assets carried at $5.8 million at September 30, 2012, after third quarter 2012 amortization of $0.3 million. These other intangible assets included core deposit intangibles of $4.5 million for Beach and $0.7 million for Gateway and trade name intangibles of $1.0 million.
Steven Sugarman, Chief Executive Officer, commented: “We are pleased to have closed the acquisitions of Beach Business Bank and Gateway Business Bank. This quarter demonstrates First PacTrust’s increased core earnings power as it passes $1.6 billion in assets. We seek to further enhance core earnings by closing on the acquisition of The Private Bank of California, targeted to occur in the second quarter of 2013, and by completing the integration of our current two banking subsidiaries into a single, fully integrated commercial bank.”
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