Boston Private Financial Holdings, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter And Full Year 2012 Results; Announces Dividend Increase And Share Repurchase Program

Boston Private Financial Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: BPFH) (the “Company” or “BPFH”) today reported fourth quarter 2012 GAAP Net Income Attributable to the Company of $13.1 million, compared to $16.5 million in the third quarter of 2012. BPFH reported fourth quarter diluted earnings per share of $0.15 compared to $0.19 in the third quarter of 2012.

For the full year of 2012, BPFH reported GAAP Net Income Attributable to the Company of $53.3 million, compared to $39.1 million for the full year of 2011. BPFH reported diluted earnings per share of $0.61 compared to $0.46 for the full year of 2011.

“The year-over-year increases we saw in loan, deposit, and AUM balances confirm that the power of our Private Banking and Wealth Management model is taking hold,” said Clayton G. Deutsch, CEO and President. “We continue to be pleased with the ongoing improvement in our quality metrics as evidenced by the 24% decline in criticized loans on a year-over-year basis, and the continued strengthening of our capital base. In 2013, we remain committed to growing our fee-based revenues, defending our Net Interest Margin and achieving our 11% ROE target.”

Net Interest Income, Core Fees Increase Year-Over-Year

Net Interest Income in the fourth quarter was $45.5 million, down 2% from $46.4 million in the third quarter of 2012. For the full year of 2012, Net Interest Income was $183.3 million, up 2% from $179.0 million in 2011. Core Fees and Income (Investment Management and Trust Fees, Private Bank Investment Management and Trust Fees, Wealth Advisory Fees, Other Banking Fee Income and Gain on Sale of Loans) for the fourth quarter increased 5% to $29.1 million from $27.6 million in the third quarter of 2012. The increase was driven by fee increases in all three business segments and by a $0.9 million gain on sale of residential mortgage loans that the Company sold during the fourth quarter. For the full year of 2012, Core Fees and Income increased 2% to $109.4 million.

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