For the first nine months of 2012 net income was $27.7 million and resulted in diluted earnings per share of $0.296, as compared to the first nine months of 2011 net income of $24.4 million and diluted earnings per share of $0.296. Net income was up 13.8% from the first nine months of 2011 to the first nine months of 2012. Return on average equity and return on average assets were 10.64% and 0.85%, respectively, for the first nine months of 2012 and 11.38% and 0.80% for the comparable period in 2011.Reported credit results for the quarter were affected by the implementation in the third quarter of new OCC guidance which affected consumer loans where the borrower's obligation to TrustCo has been discharged in bankruptcy and the borrower has not reaffirmed the debt. Implementation of this new OCC guidance affected nonperforming loans and net charge offs as follows:
- Net $4.0 million of performing consumer loans were reclassified to nonaccrual status, and
- $804 thousand increase in net charge offs, which was covered by the reserve.