The Company’s total assets increased by $555 million from $1.1 billion at June 30, 2012 to finish the third quarter of 2012 at $1.7 billion. The Company’s net interest margin for the third quarter of 2012 was 4.02% and its cost of interest-bearing deposits was 0.53%. Non-interest income for the quarter climbed to $19.5 million including the bargain purchase gain. Growth in non-interest income was enhanced by the acquisition of Mission Hills Mortgage Bankers on August 18, 2012, as a part of the Gateway acquisition. Mission Hills Mortgage originated approximately $110 million in single-family residential loans per month during the third quarter.
After consolidation of the net deferred tax assets of Beach Business Bank and Gateway Business Bank, the Company has recorded a net deferred tax asset of $7.4 million, net of a valuation allowance of $7.0 million as of September 30, 2012. The Company will continue to evaluate this valuation allowance each quarter.
During the third quarter of 2012, the Company announced the planned acquisition of The Private Bank of California, a $600 million (assets) bank headquartered in Century City, CA. During the third quarter of 2012, the Company also reported a quarterly dividend of $0.12 per common share, paid on October 1, 2012.
The Company plans to discuss its third quarter earnings, among other items, at its Investor Day on November 9, 2012, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Pacific Time. All interested parties are welcome to attend the event at the Riviera Country Club in Los Angeles, CA or via live audio at www.firstpactrust.com or conference call at 866-503-8728, event code 68806439.Excerpts from the Investor Day Presentation relating to third quarter earnings are available on the www.firstpactrust.com website. About First PacTrust Bancorp Based in Irvine, CA, First PacTrust Bancorp, Inc. is the $1.6-billion multi-bank holding company of Pacific Trust Bank and Beach Business Bank, which together operate 19 banking offices in Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego and Riverside counties, and 23 loan production offices in California, Arizona, Oregon and Washington. PacTrust Bank gives customers convenient account access choices through 30,000 surcharge-free ATM locations nationwide, as well as mobile, online and telephone banking. PacTrust Bank and Beach Business Bank provide a full range of deposit and loan services tailored to meet the needs of small-to-mid-sized businesses, professionals and individuals.