The Company considers the following non-GAAP measurements useful for investors, regulators, management and others to evaluate capital adequacy and to compare against other financial institutions. The table below provides a reconciliation of these non-GAAP financial measures with financial measures defined by GAAP.
(1) Tangible common equity to tangible assets (the "tangible common equity ratio") and tangible book value per common share are non-GAAP financial measures derived from GAAP-based amounts. The Company calculates the tangible common equity ratio by excluding the balance of intangible assets from common shareholders' equity and dividing by tangible assets. The Company calculates tangible book value per common share by dividing tangible common equity by common shares outstanding, as compared to book value per common share, which the Company calculates by dividing common shareholders' equity by common shares outstanding. The Company considers this information important to shareholders' as tangible equity is a measure that is consistent with the calculation of capital for bank regulatory purposes, which excludes intangible assets from the calculation of risk based ratios.
(2) The reported GAAP figures below have been adjusted for the $620 million settlement deposit received in connection with a class action settlement September 13, 2011 and which was disbursed by year end 2011. In the interim, the deposit was invested in excess reserves at the Federal Reserve. As the magnitude of the deposit distorts the operational results of the Company, the GAAP reconciliation below and in the accompanying text certain performance ratios excluding the effect of this deposit. The settlement deposit resulted in approximately $254,000 and $326,000 of interest income and $140,000 and $170,000 of income, net of tax, during the three and twelve months periods ended December 31, 2011. The Company considers this information important to enable shareholders and other interested parties to assess the core operational performance of the Company.