Tompkins Financial Corporation (NYSE Amex: TMP) has been recognized for superior performance by KBW (Keefe, Bruyette & Woods), a full-service investment bank widely recognized as a leading authority in the banking industry. Tompkins was one of 40 banks posting a ten-year record that met the KBW criteria for inclusion on its 2010 “Bank Honor Roll.” “We are very pleased to receive this recognition from KBW,” said Stephen S. Romaine, Tompkins Financial President and CEO. “It is gratifying that our company’s commitment to a strategy of long-term sustainable growth has been successful, even during the challenging economic environment of recent years.” According to KBW, more than 400 publicly-traded banks with at least $500 million in total assets were screened for inclusion on the 2010 “Bank Honor Roll” based on the following criteria:
- No annual loss reported in net income per share before extraordinary items over the past 10 years.
- 2010 annual reported net income per-share before extraordinary items equal to or greater than peak net income per-share over the past 10 years.
- Consecutive increases in net income per-share before extraordinary items since 2009.