IBC Reports Strong Third Quarter 2016 Earnings

International Bancshares Corporation (NASDAQ: IBOC), one of the largest independent bank holding companies in Texas, today reported net income for the three months ended September 30, 2016 of $35.8 million, or $.54 diluted earnings per common share and $.54 basic earnings per common share, compared to $32.0 million or $.48 diluted earnings per common share and $.48 basic earnings per common share for the same period in 2015, representing an increase of 12.5 percent in diluted earnings per common share and a 11.9 percent increase in net income. Net income for the nine months ended September 30, 2016 was $98.5 million, or $1.49 diluted earnings per common share and $1.49 basic earnings per common share, compared to $101.8 million, or $1.53 diluted earnings per common share and $1.53 basic earnings per common share for the same period of 2015, representing a decrease of 2.6 percent diluted earnings per common share and a 3.2 percent decrease in net income.

Net income for the three months ended September 30, 2016 was positively impacted by a credit to the provision for possible loan loss expense of $875,000 after tax, compared to an expense of $5.74 million for the same period of 2015. The credit to the provision can be attributed to a large recovery on a loan charged off in prior years that positively impacted the overall balance in the allowance for probable loan losses. Net income for the nine months ended September 30, 2016 decreased by 3.2% when compared to the same periods in 2015.

"The Company continued to have earnings success for the first nine months of 2016. Management remains committed to achieving superior earnings despite the continued regulatory challenges facing the industry, and the difficult economic environment across the United States and overseas. The Company continues to maintain strong liquidity, focused expense control, sound credit underwriting standards and a healthy investment strategy. Management was also pleased because of its focused effort to recover a significant past loan loss that added to the third quarter earnings. We continue to achieve earnings that exceed the majority of our peers based on Bank Holding Company Performance Reports compiled by the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council, and are confident in the strength of our balance sheet and our strong capital position," said Dennis E. Nixon, President and CEO.

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