Converse continued, “The repayment of TARP in December without an additional capital raise was clearly the highlight for both the fourth quarter and the year. Overcoming the adversity and challenges of the past four years to achieve this result was truly a team effort of which we’re all quite proud. And despite the reduction in Tier 1 capital that resulted from the TARP repayment, all of our regulatory capital ratios remain significantly in excess of well-capitalized levels. Furthermore, tangible common equity improved to 8.69% at December 31, 2012, as compared to 8.08% at September 30, 2012.”Converse concluded, “On Monday of this week before the market opened, we announced that our Board has initiated a formal review through Sandler O’Neill + Partners, L.P. of strategic alternatives to enhance stockholder value, including a possible merger, sale or other form of business combination. While such strategic explorations by any publically-traded company or bank are intended to remain confidential, this announcement was made necessary due to an article that was released by Bloomberg late in the day on the prior Friday. I will repeat again what was said in our Monday release:
Virginia Commerce Bancorp, Inc. Reports Strong Fourth Quarter Performance With Full Repurchase Of All TARP Preferred Stock
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