The provision for loan losses was $1.7 million for the fourth quarter of 2012, which was $877,000 more than the provision for the same period of the prior year. For the year ended 2012, the provision for loan losses was $3.5 million, which was $1.8 million less than the provision for the prior year. The higher provision for loan losses during the fourth quarter was related to organic growth in the Company’s loan portfolio and $431,000 of charge-offs related to the credit losses resulting from the Heartland loans acquired that exceeded the loan discounts recorded at the time of the acquisition. As a percentage of total loans, non-performing loans were 1.97% on December 31, 2012, down from 2.08% on September 30, 2012, and 2.02% on December 31, 2011.The ratio of allowance for loan losses to total loans decreased to 1.52% as of December 31, 2012 from 1.89% as of December 31, 2011. The decrease in the ratio was primarily due to the increase in total loans resulting from the Heartland acquisition in which loans were recorded at fair value with no allowance allocated to them at December 31, 2012.
Horizon Bancorp Announces Record Earnings For 2012
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