RICHMOND, Va., Nov. 14, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Xenith Bankshares, Inc. (Nasdaq:XBKS), parent company of Xenith Bank, formerly known as Hampton Roads Bankshares, Inc. (HMPR) and Bank of Hampton Roads, respectively, today announced financial results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2016. The company reported net income of $47.9 million, or $0.23 per common share, for the third quarter of 2016 compared to $303 thousand, or less than $0.01 per common share, in the third quarter of 2015. Net income in the 2016 period included the effect of merger-related costs of $12.9 million in connection with the previously announced merger of legacy Xenith with and into HMPR and an income tax benefit that included $60.0 million resulting from the reversal of substantially all of the company's remaining deferred tax asset valuation allowance. The company reported net income of $51.9 million, or $0.28 per common share, for the nine months ended September 30, 2016 compared to net income of $4.4 million, or $0.03 per common share, in the nine months ended September 30, 2015. Net income in the 2016 period included merger-related costs of $15.6 million and an income tax benefit resulting from the reversal of substantially all of the company's remaining deferred tax asset valuation allowance of $60.0 million. Information contained herein as of the period ended September 30, 2016 includes the balances of legacy Xenith; information contained herein as of periods prior to September 30, 2016 does not include the balances of legacy Xenith. Information for the three and nine month periods ended September 30, 2016 includes the operations of legacy Xenith only for the period immediately following the effective date of the merger (July 29, 2016) through September 30, 2016. On September 16, 2016, the company announced its plans to cease operations of its mortgage banking business conducted through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Gateway Bank Mortgage, Inc. ("GBMI"), and had entered into a definitive asset purchase agreement to sell certain assets of GBMI to an unrelated party (the "GBMI Sale"). The decision to exit the mortgage origination business was based on a number of factors, including the substantial costs of regulatory compliance in the post-Dodd Frank world and the absolute scale required to be competitive in today's mortgage banking market. For purposes of the third quarter and year-to-date results, the operations of GBMI have been reported as discontinued operations. The completion of the GBMI Sale occurred on October 17, 2016.