Park Sterling Corporation Announces Results For Second Quarter 2014

CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 24, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Park Sterling Corporation (Nasdaq:PSTB), the holding company for Park Sterling Bank, today released unaudited results of operations and other financial information for the second quarter of 2014. Highlights at and for the three months ended June 30, 2014 include:

Highlights
  • Adjusted net income available to common shareholders, which excludes merger-related expenses and gain or loss on sale of securities, of $3.8 million, or $0.09 per share, compared to $3.4 million, or $0.08 per share, in the prior quarter
  • Net income available to common shareholders of $3.4 million, or $0.08 per share, compared to $3.6 million, or $0.08 per share, in the prior quarter
  • Generated a $70.8 million increase in organic loans, representing 22% annualized growth
  • Generated a $40.9 million increase in discretionary assets under management, representing 47% annualized growth
  • Increased mortgage originations by $31.6 million, or 132% greater than the prior quarter
  • Decreased nonperforming loans to 0.65% of total loans from 0.70% at March 31, 2014
  • Decreased nonperforming assets to 1.14% of total assets from 1.23% at March 31, 2014
  • Completed merger with Provident Community Bancshares, Inc. on May 1, 2014
  • Declared quarterly cash dividend on common shares of $0.02 per share (July 2014)

"Operating results for the second quarter clearly demonstrate the value of Park Sterling's multi-faceted growth strategy," said James C. Cherry, Chief Executive Officer. "On the organic front, for the three months ended June 30, 2014 we reported a $70.8 million increase in loans, representing a 22% annualized growth rate, driven by robust production across both our commercial and retail lines of business. Our wealth management group reported a $40.9 million increase in discretionary assets under management, representing a 47% annualized growth rate, driven both by referrals from other areas of the bank and expanded wealth origination capabilities. In addition, we experienced a strong rebound in mortgage banking production to $55.7 million, representing a 132% increase over the first quarter of the year, driven by an improved market and expanded capabilities.

On the acquisition front, we completed our partnership with Provident Community Bancshares, Inc., ("Provident Community") headquartered in Rock Hill, South Carolina, on May 1, 2014, only 57 days after announcing the transaction. The merger strengthens our position in the attractive Charlotte metro market, improves our branch density in South Carolina's Upstate and Midlands regions, provides an attractive source of core deposits to help fund organic loan growth, and creates efficiencies which are expected to enhance financial returns to shareholders. The integration effort remains on schedule and we expect to re-brand the acquired branches and convert Provident Community to Park Sterling's core operating systems during the third quarter.

On the financial front, we are pleased to report that adjusted net income available to common shareholders, which excludes merger related expenses and gain or loss on sale of securities, increased 12% to $3.8 million, or $0.09 per share, for the three months ended June 30, 2014, compared to the prior quarter, reflecting good progress from our ongoing investments in organic growth initiatives, as evidenced by the increases in loan, asset management and mortgage origination activity noted above. Asset quality continued to improve from already strong levels, with nonperforming loans decreasing 5 basis points to 0.65% of total loans and nonperforming assets decreasing 9 basis points to 1.14% of total assets. Capitalization remains strong, with tangible common equity to tangible assets at 10.35% and Tier 1 leverage at 10.60%. In summary, Park Sterling continues to cultivate both the financial profile and business strategies needed to achieve our growth ambitions.

On the capital management front, the company repurchased approximately 68,000 shares of common stock at an average cost of $6.50 per share during the second quarter under our previously announced 2.2 million share authorization, bringing total repurchases under the authorization to approximately 196,000 shares. In addition, yesterday the board declared a quarterly dividend of $0.02 per common share, payable on August 20, 2014 to all shareholders of record as of the close of business on August 6, 2014. Future dividends will be subject to board approval.

Overall, we are very pleased to report the company's strong financial and operating results this quarter and believe that Park Sterling is well positioned to continue pursuing our vision of building a full-service regional banking franchise across the Carolinas, Virginia and North Georgia."

Financial Results

Income Statement – Three Months Ended June 30, 2014

Park Sterling reported net income available to common shareholders of $3.4 million, or $0.08 per share, for the three months ended June 30, 2014 ("2014Q2"). This compares to net income available to common shareholders of $3.6 million, or $0.08 per share, for the three months ended March 31, 2014 ("2014Q1") and net income available to common shareholders of $3.5 million, or $0.08 per share, for the three months ended June 30, 2013 ("2013Q2"). The $129,000, or 4%, decrease in net income available to common shareholders from 2014Q1 resulted primarily from $594,000 in merger-related expenses associated with the acquisition of Provident Community on May 1, 2014, as well as an increase in effective tax rate from 29.21% to 33.92%, reflecting the absence of the previous quarter's $651,000 nontaxable BOLI death benefit. The negative impact from these changes was partially offset by increased revenues, from both organic growth and the acquisition, and a larger reversal of provision expense, from improved asset quality. The $84,000, or 2%, decrease in net income available to common shareholders from 2013Q2 resulted primarily from increased noninterest expenses relating to hiring initiatives and the acquisition of Provident Community, which were partially offset by increased revenues and a reversal of provision expense. The Provident Community acquisition is not expected to contribute meaningfully to net income until integration efforts are completed later this year.

Park Sterling reported adjusted net income available to common shareholders, which excludes merger-related expenses and gain or loss on sale of securities, of $3.8 million, or $0.09 per share, in 2014Q2. This compares to adjusted net income available to common shareholders of $3.4 million, or $0.08 per share, in 2014Q1 and adjusted net income available to common shareholders of $4.0 million, or $0.09 per share, in 2013Q2. The $415,000, or 12%, increase in adjusted net income available to common shareholders from 2014Q1 resulted primarily from increased revenues and a larger reversal of provision expense, which were partially offset by higher noninterest expenses and a higher effective tax rate. The $120,000, or 3%, decrease in adjusted net income available to common shareholders from 2013Q2 resulted primarily from increased noninterest expenses, which were partially offset by higher revenues and a reversal of provision expense.

Net interest income totaled $19.1 million in 2014Q2, which represents a $1.8 million, or 10%, increase from $17.3 million in 2014Q1 and a $408,000, or 2%, increase from $18.7 million in 2013Q2. Average total earning assets increased $174.3 million, or 10%, to $1.94 billion in 2014Q2 compared to $1.76 billion in 2014Q1 reflecting organic growth and the Provident Community acquisition. This growth included a $92.0 million, or 7%, increase in average loans (including loans held for sale), a $29.8 million, or 7%, increase in average marketable securities and a $52.5 million, or 88%, increase in average other earning assets. The large increase in average other earning assets reflects acquired securities liquidated upon completion of the merger the proceeds of which were, in large part, subsequently redeployed into loans and marketable securities during the quarter. Average total earning assets increased $196.1 million, or 11%, in 2014Q2 compared to $1.74 billion in 2013Q2, again reflecting organic growth and the Provident Community acquisition. This growth included a $59.8 million, or 4%, increase in average loans (including loans held for sale), a $126.6 million, or 42%, increase in average marketable securities and a $9.7 million, or 9%, increase in average other earning assets. The large increase in average marketable securities reflects efforts initiated in the second half of 2013 to redeploy excess cash and interest-bearing balances, in part, into the investment portfolio.

Net interest margin was 3.95% in 2014Q2, representing a 2 basis point decrease from 3.97% in 2014Q1 and a 35 basis point decrease from 4.30% in 2013Q2. The decrease in net interest margin from the prior quarter resulted primarily from a higher mix of lower yielding other earning assets, which comprised 6% of average total earning assets at an average rate of 0.49% in 2014Q2 compared to 3% of average total earning assets at an average rate of 0.59% in 2014Q1. The average yield on loans (including fees), in contrast, increased 12 basis points to 5.38% in 2014Q2 from 5.26% in 2014Q1, reflecting improvement in the yield on purchased credit impaired ("PCI") loans, as cash flows outperformed modeled expectations, a $68,000 increase in accelerated accretion of net acquisition accounting fair market value adjustments, increased loan fees, in part from builder finance activities, and a higher yield on loans acquired from Provident Community. Accelerated accretion ($86,000 in 2014Q2, $18,000 in 2014Q1 and $560,000 in 2013Q2) reflects enhanced accretion of credit and interest rate marks resulting from borrowers repaying performing acquired loans faster than required by their contractual terms and/or restructuring loans in such a way as to effectively result in a new loan under the contractual cash flow method of accounting, both of which result in the associated remaining credit and interest rate marks being fully accreted into interest income. The decrease in net interest margin from 2013Q2 resulted from a 26 basis point decrease in average yield on loans from 5.64%, reflecting both a lower mix of higher yielding PCI loans and lower accelerated accretion, and an 11 basis point increase in the cost of average total interest-bearing liabilities to 0.53% from 0.42%, reflecting the loss of beneficial acquisition accounting fair market value adjustments in the fourth quarter of 2013.

Adjusted net interest margin, which excludes accelerated accretion, was 3.93% in 2014Q2, representing a 4 basis point decrease from 3.97% in 2014Q1 and a 24 basis point decrease from 4.17% in 2013Q2. The reduction in adjusted net interest margin from 2014Q1 resulted primarily from the higher mix of lower yielding other earning assets discussed above. Loan yields, excluding accelerated accretion, increased 10 basis points to 5.35% from 5.25% due to the improvement in yield on PCI loans, increased loan fees and higher yield on loans acquired from Provident Community. The decrease in adjusted net interest margin from 2013Q2 resulted primarily from the decreased yield on loans and increased cost of interest-bearing liabilities discussed above.

The company reported a $365,000 net release in provision for loan losses in 2014Q2, compared to a net release of $17,000 in 2014Q1 and net expense of $75,000 in 2013Q2. The 2014Q2 release included a $530,000 recovery from returning a previously impaired covered PCI pool to non-impaired status, as accounted for under ASC 310-30 (formerly SOP 03-3), including the impact on the related indemnification asset, which was partially offset by $165,000 of provision expense associated with non-acquired loans.  The 2014Q1 release included $82,000 of provision expense associated with non-acquired loans and $599,000 in provision expense from the net impact of adding a newly impaired covered PCI pool and returning a previously impaired covered PCI pool to non-impaired status, including the impact on the related indemnification asset, which was more than offset by a $698,000 net recovery in non-acquired loans. The 2013Q2 net expense consisted of $75,000 of provision expense from adding a newly impaired covered PCI pool, including the impact on the related indemnification asset.

Noninterest income increased $530,000, or 15%, to $4.0 million in 2014Q2, compared to $3.5 million in 2014Q1 and increased $48,000, or 1%, compared to $3.97 million in 2013Q2. The increase in noninterest income from 2014Q1, which resulted from both organic growth and the Provident Community acquisition, included a $368,000, or 58%, increase in service charges on deposit accounts, a $409,000, or 168%, increase in mortgage banking income, including $159,000 related to written loan commitments, as accounted for under ASC 815-10-S99-1 (formerly SAB 109), and a $216,000, or 39%, increase in ATM and card income. In addition, other noninterest income increased $699,000, or 188%, driven by a $936,000 gain from selling MasterCard Class A shares following MasterCard's 10-for-1 stock split. Offsets to these increases include a $595,000, or 53%, decrease in income from bank-owned life insurance, due to the absence of the prior quarter's $651,000 nontaxable BOLI death benefit, a $33,000 loss on the sale of securities, compared to a $276,000 gain in the prior quarter, when securities were sold at the parent level to generate cash for the acquisition of Provident Community, and a $256,000, or 53%, increase in the amortization of indemnification assets, reflecting a decrease in expected claims on acquired covered loans. The increase in noninterest income from 2013Q2 reflected a $385,000, or 62%, increase in service charges on deposit accounts, which was partially offset by a $324,000, or 33%, decrease in mortgage banking income. Compared to the prior year quarter, the aforementioned $794,000 increase in other noninterest income from sale of MasterCard Class A shares in 2014Q2 was largely offset by a $781,000 increase in the amortization of indemnification assets in 2013Q2.

Noninterest expense increased $2.5 million, or 16%, to $18.3 million in 2014Q2, compared to $15.7 million in 2014Q1, and increased $1.5 million, or 9%, compared to $16.8 million in 2013Q2. Adjusted noninterest expenses, which exclude merger-related expenses ($594,000 in 2014Q2, $81,000 in 2014Q1 and $822,000 in 2013Q2), increased $2.0 million, or 13%, to $17.7 million in 2014Q2, compared to $15.7 million in 2014Q1 and increased $1.7 million, or 11%, compared to $16.0 million in 2013Q2. The increase in adjusted noninterest expenses from 2014Q1 resulted from both hiring initiatives and the Provident Community acquisition, and included a $437,000, or 5%, increase in personnel expenses, a $244,000, or 12%, increase in occupancy and equipment, a $162,000, or 12%, increase in data processing and service fees, a $128,000, or 53%, increase in deposit charges and FDIC insurance and a $140,000, or 32%, increase in communication fees. In addition, net cost of operation of OREO increased $153,000, or 289%, due to lower gains on dispositions, and other noninterest expenses increased $608,000, or 75%, due in part to a $290,000 unfavorable true-up of franchise tax accruals in 2014Q2. The increase in adjusted noninterest expenses from 2013Q2 again resulted from both hiring initiatives and the Provident Community acquisition, and included an $856,000, or 10%, increase in personnel expenses, a $307,000, or 16%, increase in occupancy and equipment, a $180,000, or 14%, increase in data processing and service fees and a $146,000, or 34%, increase in communication fees. In addition, increases of $242,000 in net cost of operation of OREO and $257,000 in other noninterest expense were partially offset by a $375,000 decrease in loan and collection expenses.

The company's effective tax rate increased to 33.9% in 2014Q2 compared to 29.4% in 2014Q1 due primarily to the absence of the prior quarter's $651,000 nontaxable BOLI death benefit. The company's effective tax rate was relatively flat compared to 34.4% in 2013Q2.

Balance Sheet

Total assets increased $240.2 million, or 12%, to $2.25 billion at 2014Q2, compared to total assets of $2.01 billion at 2014Q1, driven both by organic loan growth and the Provident Community acquisition. Cash and equivalents decreased $35.8 million, or 34%, to $69.0 million, due to the deployment of excess cash into loans and the use of $6.5 million in cash as merger consideration. Total securities, including non-marketable securities, increased $78.0 million, or 20%, to $474.7 million due primarily to the reinvestment of acquired cash and securities from Provident Community. During 2014Q2, the company re-designated $58.5 million of residential mortgage pass-through and collateralized mortgage obligation securities from available-for-sale to held-to-maturity to mitigate the risk of unrealized mark-to-market losses from rising interest rates. This change had no impact on reported earnings.

Total securities at 2014Q2 included two investments in senior tranches of collateralized loan obligations ("CLOs") totaling $14.8 million, with respect to which the collateral eligibility provisions have not yet been amended to comply with the new bank investment criteria under the Volcker Rule. The two securities had a net unrealized loss of $178,000 at 2014Q2 that may result in the company recognizing other than temporary impairment should they be determined not to comply with the Volcker Rule. The company recognized a loss of $33,000 on the sale of an additional CLO during 2014Q2 given expectations that it would not be amended to comply with the Volcker Rule.  

Total loans, excluding loans held for sale, increased $170.8 million, or 13%, to $1.47 billion at 2014Q2 compared to 2014Q1. The increase included organic growth of $70.8 million, or 22% annualized, and an increase of $100.0 million resulting from the Provident Community acquisition, net of acquisition accounting fair market value adjustments. The company's metropolitan markets, which include Charlotte, Raleigh and Wilmington, North Carolina, Greenville and Charleston, South Carolina and Richmond, Virginia, reported organic growth of $36.2 million, or 24% annualized, to $639.8 million, due to continued success in origination efforts. The community markets, excluding Provident Community, reported a narrowing $5.1 million, or 1% annualized, decrease in total loans to $395.0 million, due primarily to a slowdown in runoff in acquired loans. The company's central business units, which primarily include mortgage, wealth management, builder finance, asset-based lending and special assets, reported organic growth of $39.7 million, or 53% annualized, to $338.8 million, as increases in origination activities more than offset reductions in special asset loans.

The company's loan mix was relatively unchanged at 2014Q2 compared to 2014Q1. Total consumer loans held at 29% of total loans, with residential mortgages, home equity lines of credit and residential construction at 13%, 10% and 3% of total, respectively. The combination of commercial and industrial and owner-occupied real estate loans increased to 31% from 30% of total loans. Investor owned commercial real estate held at 31% of total loans, and acquisition, construction and development held at 9% of total loans.  

In terms of accounting designations, compared to 2014Q1 non-acquired loans, which include certain renewed and/or restructured acquired performing loans that are re-designated as non-acquired, increased $119.6 million, or 15%, to $897.3 million. Acquired performing loans increased $37.5 million, or 10%, to $413.2 million, and PCI loans increased $13.7 million, or 9%, to $163.2 million. In terms of net acquisition accounting fair market value adjustments (or "marks"), at 2014Q2, non-covered performing acquired loans totaled $407.5 million and included a $4.1 million, or 0.99%, mark; non-covered PCI loans totaled $110.4 million and included a $26.4 million, or 19.3%, mark; and covered PCI loans totaled $54.8 million and included a $10.5 million, or 18.1%, mark.

Total deposits increased $225.2 million, or 14%, to $1.86 billion at 2014Q2, compared to $1.64 billion at 2014Q1, resulting primarily from the Provident Community acquisition. Noninterest bearing demand deposits increased $65.9 million, or 25%, to $331.9 million (18% of total deposits). Non-brokered money market, NOW and savings deposits increased $106.1 million, or 14%, to $878.4 million (47% of total deposits).  Non-brokered time deposits increased $73.2 million, or 17%, to $509.3 million (28% of total deposits). Finally, brokered deposits, which include $63.7 million in broker-dealer sweep accounts utilized to fund an investment strategy initiated in 2013Q4, decreased $20.0 million, or 12%, to $143.2 million (7% of total deposits). Core deposits, which exclude time deposits greater than $250,000 and brokered deposits, increased to 90% of total deposits at 2014Q2 from 87% at 2014Q1.

Total borrowings increased $7.4 million, or 9%, to $86.8 million at 2014Q2 compared to $79.5 million at 2014Q1. The company exercised an optional prepayment to fully redeem $6.9 million in 11% Tier 2 eligible subordinated debt at the bank on June 30, 2014, which had no impact on net income. This decrease in borrowings was more than offset by $5.7 million in repurchase agreements and $7.8 million in trust preferred subordinated debt, net of acquisition accounting fair market value adjustments, assumed in the Provident Community acquisition.   

Total shareholders' equity increased $3.5 million, or 1%, to $269.5 million at 2014Q2 compared to $266.0 million at 2014Q1, driven by retained earnings and lower unrealized losses in the marketable securities portfolio. In 2014Q2, the company repurchased approximately 68,000 shares of common stock at an average cost of $6.50 per share, for a total of approximately $446,000. The repurchases were conducted in the open market under the previously announced 2.2 million share repurchase authorization. The company's ratio of tangible common equity to tangible assets decreased to 10.35% at 2014Q2 from 11.73% at 2014Q1 as a result of increased tangible assets, from organic loan growth and the Provident Community acquisition, and decreased tangible common equity, from the addition of $7.0 million in goodwill and core deposit intangibles from the Provident Community acquisition. The company's Tier 1 leverage ratio similarly decreased to 10.60% in 2014Q2 from 11.73% in 2014Q1.      

Asset Quality

Asset quality ratios continued to improve in the second quarter and remain a point of strength for the company. Nonperforming loans increased $383,000, or 4%, to $9.5 million at 2014Q2, but decreased to 0.65% of total loans from 0.70% at 2014Q1. Nonperforming assets increased $1.0 million, or 4%, to $25.7 million at 2014Q2, but decreased to 1.14% of total assets from 1.23% at 2014Q1. Nonperforming assets include $5.2 million of covered OREO representing 20% of total nonperforming assets at 2014Q2, compared to $6.7 million of covered OREO representing 27% of total nonperforming assets at 2014Q1. The company currently expects 80% of losses and associated expenses on covered OREO to be reimbursed under its FDIC loss share agreements.

The company reported a net recovery of $460,000, or 0.13% of average loans (annualized), in 2014Q2, compared to a net recovery of $549,000, or 0.17% of average loans (annualized), in 2014Q1. The allowance for loan losses increased $102,000, or 1%, to $9.2 million at 2014Q2, compared to $9.1 million at 2014Q1, but decreased to 0.62% of total loans from 0.70% as a result of the previously discussed increase in total loans. The increase in allowance included (i) a $343,000, or 5%, decrease to $6.2 million in the quantitative component, reflecting improved portfolio performance in recent quarters; (ii) a $722,000, or 56%, increase to $2.0 million in the qualitative component, reflecting management's judgment regarding inherent loss in the portfolio not captured by historical losses; (iii) a $246,000, or 35%, increase to $959,000 in the specific component; and (iv) a net $523,000, or 100%, decrease in the PCI component to zero as a result of the previously impaired pool being returned to performing status.

During the first quarter of 2011, and as contemplated in Park Sterling Bank's 2010 public offering, 568,260 shares of restricted stock were issued but will not vest until the company's share price achieves certain performance thresholds above the equity offering price (these restricted stock awards, of which 554,400 remained outstanding at 2014Q2, vest one-third each when the share price reaches, for 30 consecutive days, $8.125, $9.10 and $10.40 per share, respectively). These performance thresholds have not yet been achieved. Accordingly, these additional shares have been excluded from earnings and tangible book value per share calculations.

Conference Call

A conference call will be held at 8:30 a.m., Eastern Time this morning (July 24, 2014). The conference call can be accessed by dialing (888) 317-6016 and requesting the Park Sterling Corporation earnings call. Listeners should dial in 10 minutes prior to the start of the call. The live webcast and presentation slides will be available on www.parksterlingbank.com under Investor Relations, "Investor Presentations."

A replay of the webcast will be available on www.parksterlingbank.com under Investor Relations, "Investor Presentations" shortly following the call. A replay of the conference call can be accessed approximately one hour after the call by dialing (877) 344-7529 and requesting conference number 10048316.

About Park Sterling Corporation

Park Sterling Corporation, the holding company for Park Sterling Bank, is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina. Park Sterling, a regional community-focused financial services company with approximately $2.3 billion in assets, is the largest community bank headquartered in the Charlotte area and has 54 banking offices stretching across the Carolinas and into North Georgia, as well as in Richmond, Virginia. The bank serves professionals, individuals, and small and mid-sized businesses by offering a full array of financial services, including deposit, mortgage banking, cash management, consumer and business finance, and wealth management services.  Park Sterling prides itself on being large enough to help customers achieve their financial aspirations, yet small enough to care that they do. Park Sterling is focused on building a banking franchise that is noted for sound risk management, customized product solutions and exceptional customer service. For more information, visit www.parksterlingbank.com. Park Sterling Corporation shares are traded on NASDAQ under the symbol PSTB.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Tangible assets, tangible common equity, tangible book value, adjusted net income available to common shareholders, adjusted net interest margin, adjusted noninterest income, adjusted noninterest expenses, adjusted allowance for loan losses, adjusted net charge-offs/ recoveries, and related ratios and per share measures, including adjusted return on average assets and adjusted return on average equity, as used throughout this release, are non-GAAP financial measures. For additional information, see "Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures" in the accompanying tables.

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward Looking Statements

This news release contains, and Park Sterling and its management may make, certain statements that constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements can be identified by the fact that they do not relate strictly to historical or current facts and often use words such as "may," "plan," "contemplate," "anticipate," "believe," "intend," "continue," expect," "project," "predict," "estimate," "could," "should," "would," "will," "goal," "target" and similar expressions. These forward-looking statements express management's current expectations or forecasts of future events and, by their nature, are subject to risks and uncertainties and there are a number of factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in such statements. Factors that might cause such a difference include, but are not limited to: failure to realize synergies and other financial benefits from the merger with Provident Community within the expected time frames; increases in expected costs or decreases in expected savings or difficulties related to integration matters; inability to identify and successfully negotiate and complete additional combinations with other potential merger partners or to successfully integrate such businesses into Park Sterling, including the company's ability to adequately estimate or to realize the benefits and cost savings from and limit any unexpected liabilities acquired as a result of any such business combinations; failure to generate an adequate return on investment related to the Richmond branch or other hiring initiatives; inability to generate future organic growth in loan balances or retail banking or wealth management or mortgage banking results through the hiring of new personnel, development of new products, opening of de novo branches or otherwise; the effects of negative or soft economic conditions, including stress in the commercial real estate markets or failure of continued recovery in the residential real estate markets; changes in consumer and investor confidence and the related impact on financial markets and institutions; changes in interest rates; failure of assumptions underlying the establishment of allowances for loan losses; deterioration in the credit quality of the loan portfolio or in the value of the collateral securing those loans; deterioration in the value of securities held in the investment securities portfolio; the possibility of recognizing other than temporary impairments on holdings of collateralized loan obligation securities as a result of the Volcker Rule; the impacts on Park Sterling of a potential increasing rate environment; the potential impacts of any additional government shutdown and further debt ceiling impasse, including the risk of a U.S. credit rating downgrade or default, or continued global economic instability, which could cause disruptions in the financial markets, impact interest rates, and cause other potential unforeseen consequences; fluctuations in the market price of the common stock, regulatory, legal and contractual requirements of Park Sterling, other uses of capital, the company's financial performance, market conditions generally, and future actions by the board of directors, in each case impacting repurchases of common stock or declaration of dividends; legal and regulatory developments, including changes in the federal risk-based capital rules; increased competition from both banks and nonbanks; changes in accounting standards, rules and interpretations, inaccurate estimates or assumptions in accounting, including acquisition accounting fair market value assumptions and accounting for purchased credit-impaired loans, and the impact on Park Sterling's financial statements; and management's ability to effectively manage credit risk, market risk, operational risk, legal risk, and regulatory and compliance risk.

You should not place undue reliance on any forward-looking statement and should consider all of the above uncertainties and risks, as well as those more fully discussed in any of Park Sterling's filings with the SEC. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made, and Park Sterling and Provident Community undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect the impact of circumstances or events that arise after the date the forward-looking statement was made.

 PARK STERLING CORPORATION           
 CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED INCOME STATEMENT           
 THREE MONTH RESULTS           
 ($ in thousands, except per share amounts)   June 30,   March 31,   December 31,   September 30,   June 30, 
  2014 2014 2013 2013 2013
  (Unaudited) (Unaudited) (Unaudited) (Unaudited) (Unaudited)
 Interest income           
 Loans, including fees   $ 18,734  $ 16,926  $ 17,753  $ 17,970  $ 18,805
 Taxable investment securities   2,152  1,971  1,599  1,494  1,068
 Tax-exempt investment securities   133  222  185  187  195
 Nonmarketable equity securities   85  66  41  37  25
 Interest on deposits at banks   53  21  24  48  44
 Federal funds sold   --   --   --   --   7
 Total interest income   21,157  19,206  19,602  19,736  20,144
 Interest expense           
 Money market, NOW and savings deposits   615  547  384  399  379
 Time deposits   828  831  948  455  527
 Short-term borrowings   1  --  --  --  1
 FHLB advances   128  127  139  137  137
 Subordinated debt   506  426  429  431  429
 Total interest expense   2,078  1,931  1,900  1,422  1,473
 Net interest income   19,079  17,275  17,702  18,314  18,671
 Provision for loan losses   (365)  (17)  780  (419)  75
 Net interest income after provision   19,444  17,292  16,922  18,733  18,596
 Noninterest income           
 Service charges on deposit accounts   1,001  633  629  637  616
 Mortgage banking income   653  244  777  401  977
 Income from wealth management activities   773  775  848  910  731
 ATM and card income   764  548  555  639  692
 Income from bank-owned life insurance   525  1,120  417  537  528
 Gain (loss) on sale of securities available for sale   (33)  276  (6)  --  104
 Accretion (amortization) of indemnification asset   (738)  (482)  (218)  (45)  43
 Other noninterest income   1,071  372  1,402  178  277
 Total noninterest income   4,016  3,486  4,404  3,257  3,968
 Noninterest expenses           
 Salaries and employee benefits   9,684  9,228  8,386  8,606  8,800
 Occupancy and equipment   2,249  2,005  1,941  1,861  1,980
 Data processing and outside service fees   1,544  1,346  1,389  1,268  1,640
 Legal and professional fees   1,122  661  655  732  861
 Deposit charges and FDIC insurance   368  240  379  372  409
 (Gain) loss on disposal of fixed assets   80  1  430  (2)  --
 Communication fees   576  436  425  432  448
 Postage and supplies   170  175  194  188  298
 Loan and collection expense   304  288  411  556  679
 Core deposit intangible amortization   317  257  257  257  257
 Advertising and promotion   223  233  282  186  150
 Net cost of operation of other real estate owned   206  53  (48)  142  (36)
 Other noninterest expense   1,431  820  1,025  1,072  1,298
 Total noninterest expenses   18,274  15,743  15,726  15,670  16,784
 Income before income taxes   5,186  5,035  5,600  6,320  5,780
 Income tax expense   1,760  1,480  1,561  2,106  1,968
 Net income   3,426  3,555  4,039  4,214  3,812
 Preferred dividends   --  --  --  --  302
 Net income available to common shares   $ 3,426  $ 3,555  $ 4,039  $ 4,214  $ 3,510
           
 Earnings per common share, fully diluted   $ 0.08  $ 0.08  $ 0.09  $ 0.10  $ 0.08
 Weighted average diluted common shares   44,213,802  44,264,178  44,288,998  44,273,821  44,204,581
           
 PARK STERLING CORPORATION           
 CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS           
 ($ in thousands)   June 30,   March 31,   December 31,   September 30,   June 30, 
  2014 2014 2013* 2013 2013
   (Unaudited)   (Unaudited)     (Unaudited)   (Unaudited) 
 ASSETS           
 Cash and due from banks   $ 21,117  $ 14,226  $ 13,087  $ 11,780  $ 11,746
 Interest-earning balances at banks   47,623  90,620  41,680  40,222  100,469
 Investment securities available for sale   349,532  340,215  349,491  328,396  329,720
 Investment securities held to maturity   119,302  51,303  51,972  26,636  --
 Nonmarketable equity securities   5,906  5,242  5,905  6,805  5,905
 Federal funds sold   280  --  300  695  495
 Loans held for sale   6,388  2,063  2,430  3,070  10,985
 Loans - Non-covered   1,418,129  1,237,653  1,224,674  1,240,307  1,219,513
 Loans - Covered   55,532  65,173  71,134  76,035  85,146
 Allowance for loan losses   (9,178)  (9,076)  (8,831)  (8,652)  (10,847)
 Net loans   1,464,483  1,293,750  1,286,977  1,307,690  1,293,812
           
 Premises and equipment, net   59,362  55,893  55,923  56,670  56,929
 FDIC receivable for loss share agreements   6,993  9,209  10,025  13,959  14,848
 Other real estate owned - non-covered   10,937  8,874  9,404  8,708  9,741
 Other real estate owned - covered   5,234  6,652  5,088  6,173  6,542
 Bank-owned life insurance   56,831  47,840  47,832  47,485  47,019
 Deferred tax asset   37,957  34,183  36,318  38,528  40,595
 Goodwill   29,824  26,420  26,420  26,420  26,420
 Core deposit intangible   11,654  8,372  8,629  8,886  9,143
 Other assets   12,033  10,382  9,309  7,768  8,554
           
 Total assets   $ 2,245,456  $ 2,005,244  $ 1,960,790  $ 1,939,891  $ 1,972,923
           
 LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY           
           
 Deposits:           
 Demand noninterest-bearing   $ 331,866  $ 265,929  $ 255,861  $ 262,114  $ 265,246
 Money market, NOW and savings   942,070  835,169  799,596  729,209  743,791
 Time deposits   588,771  536,363  544,428  564,640  584,068
 Total deposits   1,862,707  1,637,461  1,599,885  1,555,963  1,593,105
           
 Short-term borrowings   8,575  2,287  996  2,702  2,176
 FHLB advances   55,000  55,000  55,000  75,000  55,000
 Subordinated debt   23,244  22,171  22,052  21,932  21,812
 Accrued expenses and other liabilities   26,420  22,359  20,774  24,541  23,773
 Total liabilities   1,975,946  1,739,278  1,698,707  1,680,138  1,695,866
           
 Shareholders' equity:           
 Preferred stock   --  --  --  --  20,500
 Common stock   44,833  44,726  44,731  44,761  44,701
 Additional paid-in capital   222,158  222,412  222,559  222,559  221,935
 Retained earnings (accumulated deficit)   4,787  2,254  (405)  (3,549)  (6,869)
 Accumulated other comprehensive loss   (2,268)  (3,426)  (4,802)  (4,018)  (3,210)
 Total shareholders' equity   269,510  265,966  262,083  259,753  277,057
           
 Total liabilities and shareholders' equity   $ 2,245,456  $ 2,005,244  $ 1,960,790  $ 1,939,891  $ 1,972,923
           
 Common shares issued and outstanding   44,833,516  44,726,416  44,730,669  44,761,384  44,700,805
           
* Derived from audited financial statements. Revised to reflect measurement period adjustments to goodwill.
           
PARK STERLING CORPORATION          
SUMMARY OF LOAN PORTFOLIO          
($ in thousands)          
  June 30, March 31, December 31, September 30, June 30,
  2014 2014 2013* 2013 2013
BY LOAN TYPE (Unaudited) (Unaudited)   (Unaudited) (Unaudited)
Commercial:          
Commercial and industrial  $ 142,973  $ 125,018  $ 122,400  $ 131,523  $ 124,773
Commercial real estate (CRE) - owner-occupied  307,514  265,128  267,581  273,340  274,043
CRE - investor income producing  457,508  409,898  382,187  371,903  368,556
Acquisition, construction and development (AC&D) - 1-4 Family Construction  28,549  19,268  19,959  23,028  16,886
AC&D - CRE construction  62,688  60,477  65,589  55,812  39,702
AC&D - Lots and land  43,601  42,459  56,759  63,944  72,566
Other commercial  6,580  4,573  3,849  3,941  3,521
Total commercial loans  1,049,413  926,821  918,324  923,491  900,047
           
Consumer:          
Residential mortgage  194,852  172,378  173,376  174,780  180,195
Home equity lines of credit  153,921  143,123  143,754  146,484  148,686
Residential construction  48,903  39,798  40,821  46,499  52,669
Other loans to individuals  25,066  19,665  18,795  24,725  22,896
Total consumer loans  422,742  374,964  376,746  392,488  404,446
Total loans  1,472,155  1,301,785  1,295,070  1,315,979  1,304,493
Deferred costs (fees)  1,506  1,041  738  363  166
Total loans, net of deferred costs (fees)  $ 1,473,661  $ 1,302,826  $ 1,295,808  $ 1,316,342  $ 1,304,659
           
* Derived from audited financial statements.          
           
  June 30, March 31, December 31, September 30, June 30,
  2014 2014 2013* 2013 2013
BY ACQUIRED AND NON-ACQUIRED (Unaudited) (Unaudited)   (Unaudited) (Unaudited)
Acquired loans - performing  $ 413,151  $ 375,675  $ 404,440  $ 433,695  $ 493,660
Acquired loans - purchase credit impaired  163,213  149,502  163,787  184,762  201,585
Total acquired loans  576,364  525,177  568,227  618,457  695,245
Non-acquired loans, net of deferred costs (fees)**  897,297  777,649  727,581  697,885  609,414
Total loans  $ 1,473,661  $ 1,302,826  $ 1,295,808  $ 1,316,342  $ 1,304,659
           
** Includes loans transferred from acquired pools following release of acquisition accounting FMV adjustments.
           
PARK STERLING CORPORATION          
ALLOWANCE FOR LOAN LOSSES          
THREE MONTH RESULTS          
($ in thousands) June 30, March 31, December 31, September 30, June 30,
  2014 2014 2013 2013 2013
  (Unaudited) (Unaudited) (Unaudited) (Unaudited) (Unaudited)
Beginning of period allowance  $ 9,076  $ 8,831  $ 8,652  $ 10,847  $ 10,749
Loans charged-off  (411)  (520)  (1,471)  (1,917)  (1,133)
Recoveries of loans charged-off  871  1,069  666  141  859
Net charge-offs  460  549  (805)  (1,776)  (274)
           
Provision expense (release)  (356)  (304)  984  (419)  372
Benefit attributable to FDIC loss share agreements  (9)  287  (204)  --  (297)
Total provision expense charged to operations  (365)  (17)  780  (419)  75
Provision expense recorded through FDIC loss share receivable  7  (287)  204  --  297
End of period allowance  $ 9,178  $ 9,076  $ 8,831  $ 8,652  $ 10,847
           
Net charge-offs (recoveries)  $ (460)  $ (549)  $ 805  $ 1,776  $ 274
Net charge-offs (recoveries) to average loans (annualized) -0.13% -0.17% 0.24% 0.53% 0.08%
             
PARK STERLING CORPORATION            
AVERAGE BALANCE SHEETS AND NET INTEREST ANALYSIS            
THREE MONTHS            
($ in thousands) June 30, 2014     June 30, 2013    
  Average Income/ Yield/ Average Income/ Yield/
  Balance Expense Rate (3) Balance Expense Rate (3)
Assets            
Interest-earning assets:            
Loans and loans held for sale, net (1)(2)  $ 1,397,158  $ 18,734 5.38%  $ 1,337,318  $ 18,805 5.64%
Fed funds sold  427  -- 0.00%  12,330  7 0.23%
Taxable investment securities  416,187  2,152 2.07%  284,775  1,068 1.50%
Tax-exempt investment securities  12,809  133 4.15%  17,583  195 4.44%
Other interest-earning assets  111,878  138 0.49%  90,306  69 0.31%
             
Total interest-earning assets  1,938,459  21,157 4.38%  1,742,312  20,144 4.64%
             
Allowance for loan losses  (9,588)      (11,736)    
Cash and due from banks  17,856      14,315    
Premises and equipment  58,347      57,292    
Goodwill  24,661      24,718    
Intangible assets  10,583      9,229    
Other assets  128,596      131,606    
             
Total assets  $ 2,168,914      $ 1,967,736    
             
Liabilities and shareholders' equity            
Interest-bearing liabilities:            
Interest-bearing demand  $ 333,130  $ 87 0.10%  $ 285,697  $ 62 0.09%
Savings and money market  515,943  473 0.37%  445,158  317 0.29%
Time deposits - core  488,936  693 0.57%  493,995  298 0.24%
Brokered deposits  154,520  190 0.49%  102,716  229 0.89%
Total interest-bearing deposits  1,492,529  1,443 0.39%  1,327,566  906 0.27%
Federal Home Loan Bank advances  55,000  128 0.93%  55,000  137 1.00%
Subordinated debt  27,094  506 7.49%  21,754  429 7.91%
Other borrowings  5,462  1 0.07%  2,433  1 0.16%
Total borrowed funds  87,556  635 2.91%  79,187  567 2.87%
             
Total interest-bearing liabilities  1,580,085  2,078 0.53%  1,406,753  1,473 0.42%
             
Net interest rate spread    19,079 3.85%    18,671 4.22%
             
Noninterest-bearing demand deposits  298,313      256,383    
Other liabilities  24,212      22,589    
Shareholders' equity  266,304      282,011    
             
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity  $ 2,168,914      $ 1,967,736    
             
Net interest margin     3.95%     4.30%
             
(1) Nonaccrual loans are included in the average loan balances.
(2) Interest income and yields for the three months ended June 30, 2014 and 2013 include accretion from acquisition accounting adjustments associated with acquired loans.
(3) Yield/ rate calculated on Actual/Actual day count basis, except for yield on investments which is calculated on a 30/360 day count basis.
           
PARK STERLING CORPORATION          
SELECTED RATIOS          
($ in thousands, except per share amounts) June 30, March 31, December 31, September 30, June 30,
  2014 2014 2013 2013 2013
  Unaudited Unaudited Unaudited Unaudited Unaudited
ASSET QUALITY          
Nonaccrual loans  $ 5,205  $ 5,092  $ 8,428  $ 6,778  $ 6,832
Troubled debt restructuring  3,550  3,562  3,854  7,527  7,767
Past due 90 days plus (and still accruing)  775  493  17  357  196
Nonperforming loans  9,530  9,147  12,299  14,662  14,795
OREO  16,171  15,526  14,492  14,881  16,283
Nonperforming assets  25,701  24,673  26,791  29,543  31,078
Past due 30-59 days (and still accruing)  2,028  160  1,437  663  2,488
Past due 60-89 days (and still accruing)  3,299  646  255  459  1,606
           
Nonperforming loans to total loans 0.65% 0.70% 0.95% 1.11% 1.13%
Nonperforming assets to total assets 1.14% 1.23% 1.37% 1.52% 1.58%
Allowance to total loans 0.62% 0.70% 0.68% 0.66% 0.83%
Allowance to nonperforming loans 96.31% 99.22% 71.80% 59.01% 73.32%
Allowance to nonperforming assets 35.71% 36.79% 32.96% 29.29% 34.90%
Past due 30-89 days (accruing) to total loans 0.36% 0.06% 0.13% 0.09% 0.31%
Net charge-offs (recoveries) to average loans (annualized) -0.13% -0.17% 0.24% 0.53% 0.08%
           
CAPITAL          
Book value per common share  $ 6.10  $ 6.01  $ 5.92  $ 5.87  $ 5.80
Tangible book value per common share**  $ 5.19  $ 5.26  $ 5.16  $ 5.10  $ 5.03
Common shares outstanding  44,833,516  44,726,416  44,730,669  44,761,384  44,700,805
Average dilutive common shares outstanding  44,213,802  44,264,178  44,288,998  44,273,821  44,204,581
           
Tier 1 capital  $ 222,489  $ 225,702  $ 218,552  $ 211,121  $ 223,516
Tier 2 capital  9,429  16,223  15,725  15,418  17,742
Total risk based capital  231,918  241,925  234,277  226,539  241,258
Risk weighted assets  1,620,786  1,417,813  1,424,112  1,435,214  1,399,273
Average assets for leverage ratio  2,099,906  1,923,622  1,879,283  1,900,990  1,894,989
           
Tier 1 ratio 13.73% 15.92% 15.35% 14.71% 15.97%
Total risk based capital ratio 14.31% 17.06% 16.45% 15.78% 17.24%
Tier 1 leverage ratio 10.60% 11.73% 11.63% 11.11% 11.80%
Tangible common equity to tangible assets** 10.35% 11.73% 11.79% 11.78% 11.41%
           
LIQUIDITY          
Net loans to total deposits 78.62% 79.01% 80.44% 84.04% 81.21%
Reliance on wholesale funding 11.75% 13.91% 14.56% 11.85% 10.61%
           
INCOME STATEMENT (THREE MONTH RESULTS; ANNUALIZED)          
Return on Average Assets 0.63% 0.73% 0.83% 0.85% 0.72%
Return on Average Common Equity 5.16% 5.43% 6.09% 6.46% 5.38%
Net interest margin (non-tax equivalent) 3.95% 3.97% 4.08% 4.16% 4.30%
           
INCOME STATEMENT (ANNUAL RESULTS)          
Return on Average Assets n/a n/a 0.76% n/a n/a
Return on Average Equity n/a n/a 5.42% n/a n/a
Net interest margin (non-tax equivalent) n/a n/a 4.17% n/a n/a
           
** Non-GAAP financial measure          

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Tangible assets, tangible common equity, tangible book value, adjusted net income available to common shareholders, adjusted net interest margin, adjusted noninterest income, adjusted noninterest expenses, adjusted allowance for loan losses, adjusted net charge-offs (recoveries), and related ratios and per share measures, including adjusted return on average assets and adjusted return on average equity, as used throughout this release, are non-GAAP financial measures. Management uses (i) tangible assets, tangible common equity and tangible book value (which exclude goodwill and other intangibles from equity and assets), and related ratios, to evaluate the adequacy of shareholders' equity and to facilitate comparisons with peers; (ii) adjusted allowance for loan losses (which includes net FMV adjustments related to acquired loans) as supplemental information for comparing the combined allowance and fair market value adjustments to the combined acquired and non-acquired loan portfolios (fair market value adjustments are available only for losses on acquired loans); (iii) adjusted net charge-offs/ recoveries (which exclude the impact of acquisition accounting related to PCI loans) to evaluate both its asset quality and asset quality trends, and to facilitate comparisons with peers; and (iii) adjusted net income, adjusted noninterest income and adjusted noninterest expenses (which exclude merger-related expenses and gain or loss on sale of securities, as applicable), adjusted net interest margin (which excludes accelerated accretion of net acquisition accounting fair market value adjustments), and adjusted return on average assets and adjusted return on average equity (which exclude merger-related expenses and gain on or loss sale of securities) to evaluate core earnings and to facilitate comparisons with peers.
           
PARK STERLING CORPORATION           
RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP MEASURES           
($ in thousands, except per share amounts)           
(three month and period end results unless otherwise stated)   June 30,   March 31,   December 31,   September 30,   June 30, 
  2014 2014 2013 2013 2013
   (Unaudited)   (Unaudited)   (Unaudited)   (Unaudited)   (Unaudited) 
Adjusted net income (three months)           
Pretax income (as reported)  $ 5,186  $ 5,035  $ 5,600  $ 6,320  $ 5,780
Plus: merger-related expenses  594  81  386  167  822
(gain) loss on sale of securities  33  (276)  6  --  (104)
Adjusted pretax income  5,813  4,840  5,992  6,487  6,498
Tax expense  1,972  1,414  1,697  2,162  2,235
Adjusted net income  $ 3,841  $ 3,426  $ 4,295  $ 4,325  $ 4,263
Preferred dividends  --   --   --   --   302
Adjusted net income available to common shareholders  $ 3,841  $ 3,426  $ 4,295  $ 4,325  $ 3,961
           
Divided by: weighted average diluted shares  44,213,802  44,264,178  44,288,998  44,273,821  44,204,581
Adjusted net income available to common shareholders per share  $ 0.09  $ 0.08  $ 0.10  $ 0.10  $ 0.09
Estimated tax rate 33.93% 29.21% 28.32% 33.40% 34.40%
           
Adjusted net interest margin           
Net interest income (as reported)  $ 19,079  $ 17,275  $ 17,702  $ 18,314  $ 18,671
Less: accelerated mark accretion  (86)  (18)  (365)  (529)  (560)
Adjusted net interest income  18,993  17,257  17,337  17,785  18,111
Divided by: average earning assets  1,938,459  1,764,187  1,722,688  1,747,886  1,742,312
Multiplied by: annualization factor  4.01  4.06  3.97  3.97  4.01
Adjusted net interest margin 3.93% 3.97% 3.99% 4.04% 4.17%
Net interest margin 3.95% 3.97% 4.08% 4.16% 4.30%
           
Adjusted noninterest income           
Noninterest income (as reported)  $ 4,016  $ 3,486  $ 4,404  $ 3,257  $ 3,968
Less: (gain) loss on sale of securities  33  (276)  6  --  (104)
Adjusted noninterest income  $ 4,049  $ 3,210  $ 4,410  $ 3,257  $ 3,864
           
Adjusted noninterest expense           
Noninterest expense (as reported)  $ 18,274  $ 15,743  $ 15,726  $ 15,670  $ 16,784
Less: merger-related expenses  (594)  (81)  (386)  (167)  (822)
Adjusted noninterest expense  17,680  15,662  15,340  15,503  15,962
           
Adjusted return on average assets           
Adjusted net income available to common shareholders  $ 3,841  $ 3,426  $ 4,295  $ 4,325  $ 3,961
Divided by: average assets  2,168,914  1,976,654  1,936,759  1,967,904  1,967,736
Multiplied by: annualization factor  4.01  4.06  3.97  3.97  4.01
Adjusted return on average assets 0.71% 0.70% 0.88% 0.87% 0.81%
Return on average assets 0.63% 0.73% 0.83% 0.85% 0.72%
           
Adjusted return on average equity           
Adjusted net income available to common shareholders  $ 3,841  $ 3,426  $ 4,295  $ 4,325  $ 3,961
Divided by: average common equity  266,304  265,544  263,217  258,860  261,511
Multiplied by: annualization factor  4.01  4.06  3.97  3.97  4.01
Adjusted return on average equity 5.78% 5.23% 6.47% 6.63% 6.07%
Return on average equity 5.16% 5.43% 6.09% 6.46% 5.38%
           
PARK STERLING CORPORATION           
RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP MEASURES           
($ in thousands, except per share amounts)           
(three month and period end results unless otherwise stated)   June 30,   March 31,   December 31,   September 30,   June 30, 
  2014 2014 2013 2013 2013
   (Unaudited)   (Unaudited)   (Unaudited)   (Unaudited)   (Unaudited) 
Tangible common equity to tangible assets           
Total assets  $ 2,245,456  $ 2,005,244  $ 1,960,790  $ 1,939,891  $ 1,972,923
Less: intangible assets  (41,478)  (34,792)  (35,049)  (35,306)  (35,563)
Tangible assets  $ 2,203,978  $ 1,970,452  $ 1,925,741  $ 1,904,585  $ 1,937,360
           
Total common equity  $ 269,510  $ 265,966  $ 262,083  $ 259,753  $ 256,557
Less: intangible assets  (41,478)  (34,792)  (35,049)  (35,306)  (35,563)
Tangible common equity  $ 228,032  $ 231,174  $ 227,034  $ 224,447  $ 220,994
           
Tangible common equity  $ 228,032  $ 231,174  $ 227,034  $ 224,447  $ 220,994
Divided by: tangible assets  $ 2,203,978  $ 1,970,452  $ 1,925,741  $ 1,904,585  $ 1,937,360
Tangible common equity to tangible assets 10.35% 11.73% 11.79% 11.78% 11.41%
Common equity to assets 12.00% 13.26% 13.37% 13.39% 13.00%
           
Tangible book value per share           
Issued and outstanding shares  44,833,516  44,726,416  44,730,669  44,761,384  44,700,805
Less: nondilutive restricted stock awards  (919,216)  (796,399)  (770,399)  (753,900)  (749,900)
Period end dilutive shares  43,914,300  43,930,017  43,960,270  44,007,484  43,950,905
           
Tangible common equity  $ 228,032  $ 231,174  $ 227,034  $ 224,447  $ 220,994
Divided by: period end dilutive shares  43,914,300  43,930,017  43,960,270  44,007,484  43,950,905
Tangible common book value per share  $ 5.19  $ 5.26  $ 5.16  $ 5.10  $ 5.03
Common book value per share  $ 6.14  $ 6.05  $ 5.96  $ 5.90  $ 5.84
           
Adjusted allowance for loan losses           
Allowance for loan losses  $ 9,178  $ 9,076  $ 8,831  $ 8,652  $ 10,847
Plus: acquisition accounting FMV adjustments to acquired loans  40,987  34,663  37,783  41,389  44,179
Adjusted allowance for loan losses  $ 50,165  $ 43,739  $ 46,614  $ 50,041  $ 55,026
Divided by: total loans (excluding LHFS)  $ 1,473,661  $ 1,302,826  $ 1,295,808  $ 1,316,342  $ 1,304,659
Adjusted allowance for loan losses to total loans 3.40% 3.36% 3.60% 3.80% 4.22%
Allowance for loan losses to total loans 0.62% 0.70% 0.68% 0.66% 0.83%
           
Adjusted net charge-offs (recoveries) (annualized)           
Net charge-offs (recoveries)  $ (460)  $ (549)  $ 805  $ 1,776  $ 274
Less: net charge-offs (recoveries) of PCI loans (ASC 310-30)  --  (149)  --  (960)  23
Adjusted net charge-offs (recoveries)  $ (460)  $ (698)  $ 805  $ 816  $ 297
Divided by: average loans  $ 1,397,158  $ 1,305,157  $ 1,310,381  $ 1,319,026  $ 1,337,318
Multiplied by: annualization factor  4.01  4.06  3.97  3.97  4.01
Adjusted net charge-offs (recoveries) (annualized) to average loans -0.13% -0.22% 0.24% 0.25% 0.09%
Net charge-offs (recoveries) (annualized) to average loans -0.13% -0.17% 0.24% 0.53% 0.08%
CONTACT: For additional information contact:         David Gaines         Chief Financial Officer         (704) 716-2134         david.gaines@parksterlingbank.com

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