GREENSBORO, N.C., Oct. 24, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NewBridge Bancorp (Nasdaq:NBBC) today reported increased earnings for the quarter ended September 30, 2013 over the quarter ended September 30, 2012. Net income available to common shareholders for the third quarter of 2013 totaled $2.8 million, compared to a $33.2 million loss reported in the third quarter of 2012. Earnings per diluted common share were $0.10 compared to ($2.12) per share a year ago. For the nine-month period ended September 30, 2013, net income available to common shareholders totaled $17.7 million, compared to a loss of $32.2 million reported for the nine-month period ended September 30, 2012. Earnings per diluted common share for the nine months were $0.61 compared to ($2.06) per share reported a year ago. For the three and nine-month periods ended September 30, 2013, the Company recorded a one-time tax expense to reduce the Company's deferred tax asset by $740,000 resulting from a reduction in North Carolina corporate tax rates; however, the nine-month period results include the reversal of a previously recorded valuation allowance against the Company's deferred tax asset. The three and nine-month periods a year ago were affected by expense related to a plan to dispose of problem assets.
NewBridge Reports Increased Earnings
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