AltaPacific Bancorp Reports Earnings for First Quarter 2014

SANTA ROSA, Calif. – (BUSINESS WIRE) – April 28, 2014 - AltaPacific Bancorp (OTCBB: ABNK), the parent company of AltaPacific Bank, today reported net income for the first quarter of 2014 totaling $465,000, or $0.08 per diluted share. The Company also reported that the pending merger with Mission Oaks Bancorp, which was originally announced on January 31, 2014, is now expected to have an effective closing date of May 2, 2014.

Assets for the Company totaled $267,455,000 at March 31, 2014, representing an increase of $46.1 million (20.8%) over March 31, 2013 and an increase of $28.6 million (12.0%) over December 31, 2013. At March 31, 2014, gross loans totaled $158,089,000 representing an increase of $39.3 million (33.1%) over March 31, 2013 and an increase of $14.9 million (10.4%) over December 31, 2013. Deposits totaled $196,929,000 at March 31, 2014, representing an increase of $30.7 million (18.5%) over March 31, 2013 and a $27.9 million (16.5%) increase over December 31, 2013.

At March 31, 2014, the Allowance for Loan and Lease Losses totaled $2,166,000, representing 1.6% of Gross Loans originated. At March 31, 2014, nonaccrual loans totaled $103,000 and there were no other loans past due in excess of 30 days. AltaPacific Bank’s Tier 1 Leverage Capital Ratio and Total Risk-Based Capital Ratio at March 31, 2014 totaled 18.5% and 21.5%, respectively and continue to be among the highest of any commercial bank operating in the state of California.

The Company’s Share Repurchase Program, which was adopted in 2012, has resulted in the repurchase and retirement of 215,309 shares of Company stock at an average cost of $7.76. During 2014, the Company repurchased and retired 28,000 shares at an average cost of $9.52.

“As we approach the completion of the merger with Mission Oaks National Bank, I want to publicly express our gratitude and appreciation for the opportunity to work with the banking professionals at Mission Oaks. What a tremendous opportunity this is for AltaPacific’s stakeholders,” reported Charles O. Hall, President and Chief Executive Officer. Continuing, Mr. Hall stated “AltaPacific has been going through a tremendous period of growth and we are very pleased with all aspects of our company. To complete this merger while continuing to grow and expand our core operations serves as a great testament of the commitment and dedication of our entire team.”

AltaPacific Bancorp is the parent company for AltaPacific Bank. The Company’s stock trades over the counter under the symbol ABNK. AltaPacific Bank is an independent business bank headquartered in Santa Rosa, California and has offices in Santa Rosa, Rancho Cucamonga and Covina, California. The bank is focused on meeting the specialized needs of small to medium-sized businesses and professionals throughout California. The U.S. Small Business Administration has approved the bank as a PLP lender (Preferred Lender Program). PLP status is the highest lending designation granted by the SBA and it is only granted to its most experienced lenders. For additional information, please contact us at (707) 236-1500 or online at

The following is a summary of the company’s financial performance (unaudited) as of March 31, 2014:

(Dollars in thousands)  March 31, 2013 December 31, 2013 March 31, 2014
Gross Loans $ 118,817 $ 143,232 $ 158,089
Allowance for Loan Losses 1,659 2,070 2,166
Net Loans 117,158 141,162 155,923
Total Assets 221,331 238,900 267,455
Total Deposits 166,239 168,995 196,929
Shareholders’ Equity 47,863 47,983 48,425
  Three Month Period Ended
(Dollars in thousands, except per share amounts) March 31, 2013 December 31, 2013 March 31, 2014
Interest Income $ 2,502 $ 3,108 $ 3,050
Interest Expense 231 231 217
Net Interest Income 2,271 2,877 2,833
Provision for Loan Losses -- 310 95
Noninterest Income 76 82 111
Noninterest Expense 2,051 1,674 2,041
Pretax Income 296 975 808
Income Tax Expense 137 279 343
Net Income 159 696 465
Return on Average Assets 0.29% 1.17% 0.73%
Return on Average Equity 1.34% 5.85% 3.86%
Efficiency Ratio 87.39% 56.57% 69.33%
EPS Basic $ 0.03 $ 0.12 $ 0.08
EPS Diluted $ 0.03 $ 0.12 $ 0.08
Book Value Per Common Share $ 8.48 $ 8.65 $ 8.77

Forward-Looking Statements
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