AltaPacific Bancorp Reports Earnings for Second Quarter 2015

SANTA ROSA, Calif. – (BUSINESS WIRE) – July 24, 2015 - AltaPacific Bancorp (OTCBB: ABNK), the parent company of AltaPacific Bank, today reported year-to-date net income totaling $2,652,000, or $0.47 per diluted share, and quarterly net income totaling $1,301,000, or $0.23 per diluted share, for the period ending June 30, 2015, respectively.

Assets for the Company totaled $335,355,000 at June 30, 2015, representing an increase of $244,000 (0.1%) over March 31, 2015 and a decrease of $5.3 million (1.6%) over December 31, 2014. At June 30, 2015, gross loans totaled $204,147,000 representing a decrease of $8.7 million (4.1%) over March 31, 2015 and a decrease of $21.1 million (9.4%) over December 31, 2014. Deposits totaled $244,110,000 at June 30, 2015, representing an increase of $3.4 million (1.4%) over March 31, 2015 and a decrease of $18.4 million (7.0%) over December 31, 2014. During 2015, the Company reduced its reliance on wholesale funded certificates of deposit. Certificates of deposit decreased $2.2 million (8.0%) and $25.3 million (50.3%) during the three and six month periods ending June 30, 2015.

At June 30, 2015, the Allowance for Loan and Lease Losses totaled $2,776,000, representing 1.8% 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, 2015. In addition, at June 30, 2015 nonaccrual loans totaled $1.1 million and there were no loans past due in excess of 30 days.

In April, 2015, the Company’s Board of Directors authorized an extension of the share repurchase program for an additional $2.0 million of the Company’s common stock through April 30, 2016. During 2015, the Company repurchased and retired 63,000 shares at an average cost of $10.15.

“On July 10th of this year we celebrated the 9th anniversary of the opening of AltaPacific Bank. It has been amazing to look back and reflect on all that has been accomplished, particularly with regard to the merger with Stellar Business Bank in 2012 and Mission Oaks Bancorp in 2014,” reported Charles O. Hall, President and Chief Executive Officer. Continuing, Mr. Hall stated, “The Board and management are grateful to all who have dedicated so much effort and energy into building this successful franchise. The Company is certainly well positioned for future growth and expansion.”

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, Covina and Temecula, 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 www.apbconnect.com.

The following is a summary of the company’s financial performance (unaudited) as of June 30, 2015:

(Dollars in thousands)  December 31, 2014 March 31, 2015 June 30, 2015
Gross Loans $ 225,281 $ 212,894 $ 204,147
Allowance for Loan Losses 2,746 2,761 2,776
Net Loans 222,534 210,133 201,371
Total Assets 340,672 335,111 335,355
Total Deposits 262,511 240,710 244,110
Shareholders’ Equity 48,841 50,082 50,909
  Three Month Period Ending Six Month Period Ending
(Dollars in thousands, except per share amounts) March 31, 2015 June 30, 2015 June 30, 2014 June 30, 2015
Interest Income  $ 5,364 $ 5,547 $ 7,342 $ 10,911
Interest Expense 331 324 518 655
Net Interest Income 5,033 5,223 6,824 10,256
Provision for Loan Losses -- -- 95 --
Noninterest Income 293 201 391 494
Noninterest Expense 3,036 3,195 4,970 6,231
Pretax Income 2,290 2,229 2,150 4,519
Provision for Income Taxes 939 928 979 1,867
Net Income 1,351 1,301 1,171 2,652
         
Return on Average Assets 1.60% 1.55% 0.82% 1.57%
Return on Average Equity 10.93% 10.31% 4.84% 10.62%
Efficiency Ratio  57.00% 58.90% 68.88% 57.96%
EPS Basic $ 0.24 $ 0.24 $ 0.20 $ 0.48
EPS Diluted  $ 0.23 $ 0.23 $ 0.20 $ 0.47
Book Value Per Common Share $ 9.07 $ 9.26 $ 8.50 $ 9.26

Forward-Looking Statements
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