AltaPacific Bancorp Reports Earnings for Second Quarter 2014

SANTA ROSA, Calif. – (BUSINESS WIRE) – July 29, 2014 - AltaPacific Bancorp (OTCBB: ABNK), the parent company of AltaPacific Bank, today reported year-to-date net income totaling $1,171,000, or $0.21 per diluted share, and quarterly net income totaling $706,000, or $0.13 per diluted share, for the period ending June 30, 2014, respectively. Included in the reporting of net income are after-tax merger related expenses totaling approximately $605,000. Following the close of business on May 2, 2014 the Company completed the merger with Mission Oaks Bancorp and during July, 2014, the Company completed the conversion of Mission Oaks’ data processing systems.

Assets for the Company totaled $347,816,000 at June 30, 2014, representing an increase of $80.4 million (30.0%) over March 31, 2014 and an increase of $108.9 million (45.6%) over December 31, 2013. At June 30, 2014, gross loans totaled $206,265,000 representing an increase of $48.2 million (30.5%) over March 31, 2014 and an increase of $63.0 million (44.0%) over December 31, 2013. Deposits totaled $279,854,000 at June 30, 2014, representing an increase of $82.9 million (42.1%) over March 31, 2014 and an increase of $110.9 million (65.6%) over December 31, 2013.

At June 30, 2014, the Allowance for Loan and Lease Losses totaled $2,181,000, representing 1.7% of Gross Loans originated. The loans acquired through mergers and acquisitions are acquired at their fair market value. In accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, no allowance was provided for the acquired loans at June 30, 2014.

The Company’s Share Repurchase Program, which was adopted in 2012, has resulted in the repurchase and retirement of 260,309 shares of Company stock at an average cost of $8.21. During 2014, the Company repurchased and retired 73,000 shares at an average cost of $10.07.

“Our merger with Mission Oaks Bancorp is proving to be a wonderful experience for our Company. We have been very pleased with the opportunity to work with the customers and banking professionals at Mission Oaks,” reported Charles O. Hall, President and Chief Executive Officer. Continuing, Mr. Hall stated, “The completion of the merger and integration of the computer systems has happened in a very efficient manner. The success we have seen with this merger serves as a great tribute to the experience and professionalism of our staff.”

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, Temecula, Rancho Cucamonga, Covina and Fallbrook, 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 June 30, 2014:

(Dollars in thousands)  December 31, 2013 March 31, 2014 June 30, 2014
Gross Loans  $ 143,232 $ 158,089 $ 206,265
Allowance for Loan Losses 2,070 2,166 2,181
Net Loans  141,162 155,923 204,084
Total Assets 238,900 267,455 347,816
Total Deposits 168,995 196,929 279,854
Shareholders’ Equity 47,983 48,425 48,852
  Three Month Period Ending Six Month Period Ending
(Dollars in thousands,
except per share amounts)
March 31, 2014 June 30, 2014 June 30, 2013 June 30, 2014
Interest Income  $ 3,050 $ 4,292 $ 5,161 $ 7,342
Interest Expense  217 301 452 518
Net Interest Income  2,833 3,991 4,709 6,824
Provision for Loan Losses 95 -- -- 95
Noninterest Income 111 280 230 391
Noninterest Expense 2,041 2,929 4,177 4,970
Pretax Income 808 1,342 762 2,150
Provision for Income Taxes 343 636 365 979
Net Income 465 706 397 1,171
Return on Average Assets 0.73% 0.96% 0.36% 0.82%
Return on Average Equity 3.86% 5.83% 1.68% 4.84%
Efficiency Ratio  69.33% 68.58% 84.57% 68.88%
EPS Basic  $ 0.08 $ 0.13 $ 0.08 $ 0.21
EPS Diluted  $ 0.08 $ 0.13 $ 0.08 $ 0.21
Book Value Per Common Share $ 8.77 $ 8.92 $ 8.40 $ 8.92

Forward-Looking Statements
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