“During 2012, our bankcard interchange fee income increased $1.3 million, or about 11%, due to increased transaction volumes. Trust and investment management fee income increased $0.7 million, or 21.5%, from 2011 due to assets under management increasing from $580 million at December 31, 2011 to $750 million at December 31, 2012. This increase was the result of core growth, as Virginia Savings Bancorp did not offer these services. In addition, an increase in mortgage-related lending activity led to an increase of $0.6 million in other income.”
“In summary, 2012 was another successful year for City both from a financial performance perspective and from a growth perspective. We expanded our footprint into Virginia while maintaining solid financial results. We look forward to 2013 and the opportunities to continue meeting the expectations of our shareholders and customers.”
Net Interest Income
The Company’s tax equivalent net interest income increased $5.5 million, or 5.9%, from $93.0 million in 2011 to $98.5 million in 2012. This increase is due primarily to the acquisition of Virginia Savings Bancorp as of May 31, 2012, an increase in loan balances outstanding, and a decline in the average rate paid on interest bearing deposits. The acquisition of Virginia Savings Bancorp increased our net interest income by $4.5 million, which included $2.6 million of accretion related to the fair value adjustments recorded as a result of the acquisition. Excluding the Virginia Savings Bancorp acquisition, the average balance of loans outstanding increased $71 million, or 3.73%, from the year ended December 31, 2011. The average rate paid on interest bearing deposits decreased from 1.07% during 2011 to 0.70% during 2012 and was largely attributable to the average rate paid on time deposits declining from 1.93% during 2011 to 1.32% during 2012. These increases were partially offset by a decrease in investment interest income as approximately $38 million of higher yielding trust preferred securities were called during the third quarter of 2012. The Company’s reported net interest margin increased from 3.89% for the year ended December 31, 2011 to 3.96% for the year ended December 31, 2012. Excluding the favorable impact of the accretion from the fair value adjustments, the net interest margin for the year ended December 31, 2012 would have been 3.85%.