AltaPacific Bancorp Reports Earnings for Third Quarter 2015

SANTA ROSA, Calif. – (BUSINESS WIRE) – October 22, 2015 - AltaPacific Bancorp (OTCBB: ABNK), the parent company of AltaPacific Bank, today reported year-to-date net income totaling $3,927,000, or $0.69 per diluted share, and quarterly net income totaling $1,275,000, or $0.23 per diluted share, for the period ending September 30, 2015, respectively.

Assets for the Company totaled $344,908,000 at September 30, 2015, representing an increase of $9.6 million (2.8%) over June 30, 2015 and an increase of $4.2 million (1.2%) over December 31, 2014. At September 30, 2015, gross loans totaled $225,458,000 representing an increase of $21.3 million (10.4%) over June 30, 2015 and an increase of $177,000 (0.1%) over December 31, 2014. Deposits totaled $252,535,000 at September 30, 2015, representing an increase of $8.4 million (3.5%) over June 30, 2015 and a decrease of $10.0 million (3.8%) over December 31, 2014. During the three and nine month periods ending September 30, 2015, the Company reduced wholesale funded certificates of deposit by $2.2 million and $27.5 million, respectively.

At September 30, 2015, the Allowance for Loan and Lease Losses totaled $2,994,000, 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 September 30, 2015. For the nine month period ending September 30, 2015, the Company’s recoveries, net of charged-off loans totaled $43,000 and the Provision for Loan Losses totaled $205,000.

The Company’s Share Repurchase Program, which was adopted in 2012, has resulted in the repurchase and retirement of 614,220 shares of Company stock at an average cost of $9.40. During 2015, the Company repurchased and retired 160,375 shares at an average cost of $10.10. The purchases are generally effected through open market purchases, although the Company does not rule out the possibility of unsolicited negotiated transactions or other types of repurchases. The timing, manner, price and amount of any repurchase will be determined by the Company in its discretion and are subject to economic and market conditions, stock price, applicable legal requirements and other factors. The program may be suspended or discontinued at any time without prior notice.

“The earnings for the Company are a true indicator of the success we have experienced in all of our operating areas,” reported Charles O. Hall, President and Chief Executive Officer. Continuing, Mr. Hall stated, “We have been quite successful in seeking out new opportunities for organic growth and expansion while continuing to look for appropriate merger and acquisition candidates.”

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 September 30, 2015:

(Dollars in thousands)  December 31, 2014 June 30, 2015 September 30, 2015
Gross Loans $ 225,281 $ 204,147 $ 225,458
Allowance for Loan Losses 2,746 2,776 2,994
Net Loans 222,534 201,371 222,464
Total Assets 340,672 335,355 344,908
Total Deposits 262,511 244,110 252,535
Shareholders’ Equity 48,841 50,909 51,156
  Three Month Period Ending Nine Month Period Ending
(Dollars in thousands, except per share amounts)  June 30, 2015 September 30, 2015 September 30, 2014 September 30, 2015
Interest Income $ 5,547 $ 5,062 $ 11,999 $ 15,973
Interest Expense 324 333 882 988
Net Interest Income 5,223 4,729 11,117 14,985
Provision for Loan Losses -- 205 195 205
Noninterest Income 201 250 915 744
Noninterest Expense 3,195 2,606 8,390 8,837
Pretax Income 2,229 2,168 3,447 6,687
Provision for Income Taxes 928 893 1,442 2,760
Net Income 1,301 1,275 2,005 3,927
         
Return on Average Assets 1.55% 1.50% 0.85% 1.54%
Return on Average Equity 10.31% 9.99% 5.54% 10.41%
Efficiency Ratio  58.90% 52.34% 69.73% 56.18%
EPS Basic  $ 0.24 $ 0.23 $ 0.34 $ 0.71
EPS Diluted $ 0.23 $ 0.23 $ 0.34 $ 0.69
Book Value Per Common Share $ 9.26 $ 9.48 $ 8.54 $ 9.48

Forward-Looking Statements
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