"We are also pleased to have repurchased all of the Series A Preferred Stock and related warrants held by UST as part of the TARP CPP," said Ms. Lagomarsino. "Our ability to both repurchase the Series A Preferred Stock and related warrants with internal resources, and terminate our MOU with the Federal Reserve during the third quarter mark significant milestones in our return to financial health. The repurchase of the Preferred Stock and related warrants also eliminates the dilutive effect these instruments had on our common shareholders."
"We are extremely excited about the recently announced acquisition of Mission Community Bank," said Ms. Lagomarsino. "This is an exceptional opportunity to combine two well- respected banks that share a deep commitment to our local communities. With our combined operations and increased assets, we can expand product offerings to our customers while continuing to provide outstanding service and retaining the community focus that is at the core of our two banks. We are firmly committed to making this merger a success for our employees, customers, shareholders and communities."
Net Income Available to Common Shareholders
Net income available to common shareholders for the third quarter of 2013 declined to $2.6 million, or $0.10 per diluted common share, compared with $6.1 million, or $0.23 per diluted common share, for the third quarter of 2012. For the first nine months of 2013, net income available to common shareholders declined by $0.5 million, or $0.02 per diluted common share, from $8.8 million, or $0.33 per diluted common share, for the same period a year earlier, to $8.3 million, or $0.31 per diluted common share. The key component of the change in net income available to common shareholders for the three and nine month periods was the reversal of the remaining deferred tax valuation allowance in 2012, for which there was no corresponding reversals in 2013. The other factors impacting the year over year change in net income available to common shareholders are discussed below.