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Open Bank (OTCBB:OPBK) today announced a net income of $950 thousand for the third quarter of 2013 and $5.4 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2013, compared to $567 thousand for the third quarter of 2012 and $5.4 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2012. Excluding tax benefits, the net income for the first nine months of 2013 was $2.7 million, compared to $1.4 million for the same period 2012.
Min Kim, President and Chief Executive Officer, said, “I am very pleased to announce yet another successful quarter with significant growth in our loan and deposit portfolios. Net loans increased 72.96% to $234.2 million compared to $135.4 million for the third quarter of 2012 and demand deposits increased 88.74% to $84.7 million compared to $46.5 million for the third quarter of 2012. During Q3 2013 we opened our long awaited branch in the Aroma Center located in the heart of Los Angeles’ Koreatown. We are currently in the process of opening our fifth full service branch, located in Buena Park, California, which has a large Korean-American population. The completion of the Buena Park branch will give us the branch network to cover most of our existing customers as well as being able to penetrate into new target market. We expect that our two new branches will contribute greatly to our organic growth in coming years.
“We have also strengthened our lending department with the addition of our new Chief Lending Officer, Ms. Ki Won Yoon. Ms. Yoon has over 25 years of relevant lending experience, with strong ties in the Korean-American business community. Prior to joining Open Bank, Ms. Yoon was District Manager at BBCN bank (formerly Nara Bank), which she joined in 1997, and where she managed a loan portfolio of over $450 million.
“The Bank’s total assets increased 75% in the quarter ending September 30, 2013 to $296.2 million compared to the same quarter in 2012 and our asset quality continues to improve as our classified loans decreased to $4.5 million at September 30, 2013, compared to $7.5 million at September 30, 2012. This quarter marks the 3
rd anniversary since Open Bank changed its name from First Standard Bank to Open Bank. We believe we are well positioned to continue growing our assets and improving our net income through continued strategic branch expansion.”
Third Quarter 2013 Highlights:
Net income of $950 thousand for the three months ended September 30, 2013.
Net income of $5.4 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2013.
Net interest margin was 4.50% for the third quarter of 2013, compared to 4.93% for the third quarter of 2012.
Demand deposits increased 88.74% to $84.7 million compared to $46.5 million for the third quarter of 2012 and representing 32.19% of total deposits of $263.2 million at September 30, 2013.
Net loans increased 72.96% to $234.2 million compared to $135.4 million for the third quarter of 2012.
Allowance for Loan Losses to Gross Loans was 2.11% at September 30, 2013, compared to 3.18% at September 30, 2012.
Non-performing assets to total assets continues to improve to 0.64% at September 30, 2013, compared to 1.98% at September 30, 2012.
The Total risk-based capital ratio, tier 1 capital ratio and tier 1 leverage ratio were 12.11%, 10.85% and 10.83%, respectively at September 30, 2013.
About Open Bank
Open Bank (the "Bank") is engaged in the general commercial banking business in Southern California and is focused on serving the banking needs of small- and medium-sized businesses, professionals, and residents with a particular emphasis on the Korean and other ethnic minority communities. The Bank commenced its operations on June 10, 2005 as First Standard Bank and changed its name to Open Bank on September 20, 2010. Its headquarters is located at 1000 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 100 Los Angeles, California 90017. Phone 213.892.9999;
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This press release contains certain forward-looking information about Open Bank that is intended to be covered by the safe harbor for “forward-looking statements” provided by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements other than statements of historical fact are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements may include, but are not limited to, such words as "believes," "expects," "anticipates," "intends," "plans," "estimates," "may," "will," "should," "could," "predicts," "potential," "continue," or the negative of such terms and other comparable terminology or similar expressions and may include statements about future branch expansions and opening a third branch in the third quarter of 2013 as well as the ability to continue to offer mortgage loans in the future. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees. Such statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties, many of which are difficult to predict and are generally beyond the control of Open Bank such as the ability of the new branch to attract sufficient number of customers, deposits and new business to become profitable as well as the risk inherent in the general real estate mortgage business. Open Bank cautions readers that a number of important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in, or implied or projected by, such forward-looking statements. If any of these risks or uncertainties materializes or if any of the assumptions underlying such forward-looking statements proves to be incorrect, Open Bank’s results could differ materially from those expressed in, or implied or projected by such forward-looking statements. Open Bank assumes no obligation to update such forward-looking statements, except as required by law.
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