Tangible book value per common share increased to $15.21 at December 31, 2012 compared to $14.49 a year ago primarily due to retained net income. Our regulatory capital ratios remain strong and MB Financial Bank, N.A. was categorized as “well capitalized” at December 31, 2012 under the Prompt Corrective Action (“PCA”) provisions.
In June 2012, the federal banking agencies issued notices of proposed rulemaking (“NPRs”) on regulatory capital enhancements, which would implement the Basel III capital standards and address certain requirements of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the “Dodd-Frank Act”). The NPRs would revise banking regulatory capital requirements and the risk-weighted asset rules. The NPRs would increase the minimum levels of required capital, narrow the definition of capital, add a new regulatory capital component (common equity Tier 1), increase the required capital for certain categories of assets and expand the number of risk-weighted categories, including higher-risk residential mortgages and higher-risk construction real estate loans. These rules were proposed to go into effect on January 1, 2013 with all of the requirements being phased in by January 1, 2019; however, the final regulations have not yet been adopted and it is uncertain as to when the final regulations will be adopted or become effective or to what extent the final regulations will differ from the proposed regulations. If the fully phased-in capital requirements within the NPRs were adopted as proposed and were effective as of December 31, 2012, the Company has estimated that it would be categorized as “well capitalized” under the PCA provisions with ratios significantly above the “well capitalized” threshold.
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