At December 31, 2011, the Company’s loans were 84.5 percent of deposits compared to 80.4 percent at September 30, 2011 and 79.4 percent at December 31, 2010.

Stockholders’ equity at December 31, 2011 increased to $636.7 million from $632.3 million at September 30, 2011. At December 31, 2011, tangible common equity was 6.8 percent of tangible assets 1 and total risk-based capital was 12.6 percent of risk-weighted assets.

Total assets increased to $6.84 billion at December 31, 2011 from $6.55 billion at September 30, 2011 and increased 11 percent from $6.19 billion at December 31, 2010.

Operating Unit Highlights

Bank of Nevada reported that loans increased by $7 million during the fourth quarter of 2011 and declined $55 million during the last 12 months to $1.86 billion at December 31, 2011. Deposits decreased $89 million in the fourth quarter of 2011 and decreased $11 million over the last twelve months to $2.38 billion. Net income for Bank of Nevada was $1.2 million for the fourth quarter 2011, compared with net income of $1.7 million for the third quarter of 2011 and net loss of $5.8 million during the fourth quarter 2010.

Western Alliance Bank reported loan growth of $160 million during the fourth quarter 2011 and $340 million during the last 12 months to $1.64 billion. Deposits increased $109 million in the fourth quarter and $206 million during the last 12 months to $1.88 billion. Net income for Western Alliance Bank was $5.6 million during the fourth quarter 2011 compared with net income of $5.5 million during the third quarter of 2011 and net income of $3.6 million during the fourth quarter 2010.

The Torrey Pines Bank segment, which excludes discontinued operations, reported that loans increased $86 million during the fourth quarter 2011 and $255 million during the last 12 months to $1.32 billion. Deposits increased $17 million in the fourth quarter 2011 and $135 million over the last 12 months to $1.42 billion. Net income for Torrey Pines Bank was $5.9 million during the fourth quarter 2011 compared with net income of $5.4 million for the third quarter of 2011 and net income of $3.2 million during the fourth quarter 2010.

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