Nasdaq GS: ANCB – Anchor Bancorp (“Company”), the holding company for Anchor Bank today announced the results for its quarter ended December 31, 2010. Anchor Bank completed its conversion from a mutual to a stock savings bank on January 26, 2011. In connection with the conversion Anchor Bancorp issued 2,550,000 shares of common stock which raised $25.5 million of new capital. The Company today filed its Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended December 31, 2010.

As reported in the Form 10-Q filing, at December 31, 2010, the Company’s total assets were $495.3 million, a decrease of $49.5 million from June 30, 2010, the date of the financial statements presented in the prospectus for the conversion offering. Loans decreased $33.6 million during the same period to $355.8 million at December 31, 2010 as the Company continued its deleveraging strategy to fulfill regulatory capital requirements. At December 31, 2010, total equity was $43.4 million.

For the quarter ended December 31, 2010, the Company reported a net loss before benefit for income tax of ($126 thousand) compared to a net loss before income tax of ($1.7 million) for the same period the prior year. Additional financial information is contained in the Form 10-Q.

President and Chief Executive Officer Jerald L. Shaw stated, “We viewed the results for the quarter ended December 31, 2010 as continuing our recovery trends. While we had not yet completed our stock offering at December 31, 2010, we continued to make efforts to control costs and focus on improving asset quality. We look forward to providing shareholders quarterly earnings releases now that we are a public company.”

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