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OCFC OceanFirst Financial

Filed: 28 Jan 21, 4:55pm

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Press Release

Company Contact:
Exhibit 99.1
Michael J. Fitzpatrick
Chief Financial Officer
OceanFirst Financial Corp.
Tel: (732) 240-4500, ext. 7506
Email: Mfitzpatrick@oceanfirst.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


OCEANFIRST FINANCIAL CORP.
ANNOUNCES QUARTERLY AND ANNUAL
EARNINGS AND FINANCIAL RESULTS


    RED BANK, NEW JERSEY, JANUARY 28, 2021…OceanFirst Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:“OCFC”), (the “Company”), the holding company for OceanFirst Bank N.A. (the “Bank”), today announced net income available to common stockholders of $32.1 million, or $0.54 per diluted share, for the quarter ended December 31, 2020, as compared to $23.5 million, or $0.47 per diluted share, for the corresponding prior year quarter. For the year ended December 31, 2020, the Company reported net income available to common stockholders of $61.2 million, or $1.02 per diluted share, as compared to $88.6 million, or $1.75 per diluted share, for the corresponding prior year. The quarter and annual results were impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, through higher credit losses, net interest margin compression and increased operating expenses.
Core earnings for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2020 amounted to $23.2 million and $72.2 million, respectively, or $0.39 and $1.20 per diluted share, respectively.
Core earnings are non-GAAP (“generally accepted accounting principles”) measures. For the periods presented they exclude merger related expenses, branch consolidation expenses, net (gain) loss on equity investments, Federal Home Loan Bank (“FHLB”) advance prepayment fees, gain on sale of Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) loans, the opening credit loss expense under the Current Expected Credit Loss (“CECL”) model related to the acquisitions of Two River Bancorp (“Two River”) and Country Bank Holding Company, Inc. (“Country Bank”), non-recurring professional fees,



compensation expense due to the retirement of an executive officer, and income tax benefit related to change in the New Jersey tax code (collectively referred to as “non-core” operations). Non-core operations had a favorable impact of $8.9 million, net of tax, and an unfavorable impact of $11.0 million, net of tax, to GAAP earnings for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2020, respectively. Refer to the “Explanation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures” and the “Non-GAAP Reconciliation” table for additional information regarding our non-GAAP measures and impact per period.
    Key developments for the recent quarter and year are described below:
Earnings: Achieved record quarterly GAAP earnings of $32.1 million, with diluted earnings per share increasing by 15%, to $0.54, as compared to the corresponding prior year quarter.
Balance sheet: The Company ended 2020 with a strengthened balance sheet driven by a series of successfully executed strategic decisions throughout the year. As a result of these initiatives, tangible book value per share increased to $14.98 from $14.58 in the prior linked quarter and tangible stockholders’ equity to tangible assets ratio improved to 8.79% from 8.41% in the prior linked quarter. Highlights include:
The creation of a yield-focused debt and equity portfolio, which resulted in $23.6 million of net gains in the fourth quarter;
The sale of $298.1 million in PPP loans, which resulted in gains of $5.1 million;
The extinguishment of $343.5 million in high-cost borrowings with an average rate of 1.63%, providing a tailwind heading into 2021;
Total loan growth for the year was $1.54 billion, reflecting bank acquisitions and record loan originations of $1.73 billion (including PPP loan originations), partly offset by loan sales of $612.3 million. Deposits increased $3.10 billion for the year, including $1.51 billion of organic growth.
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Loan forbearance: COVID-19 related loans under full forbearance have been substantially resolved, which allows the Bank to focus on organic growth and gain earnings momentum in 2021.
“I’m pleased to announce record GAAP quarterly earnings of $32.1 million, completing a year which began with the closing of two whole bank acquisitions and quickly became a year filled with challenges to support our customers and communities during an unprecedented health crisis,” said Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Christopher D. Maher. Mr. Maher added, “OceanFirst is well positioned for 2021 as our customers look forward to the opportunities that are on the horizon and our Country works to recover from the pandemic. At OceanFirst, we remain committed to growing our Company and will continue to focus on maintaining strong credit, fostering margin expansion, and controlling operating expenses while seeking growth opportunities.”
    The Company expects to consolidate four branches in the second quarter, with an expected $1.1 million in annual savings. The latest branch consolidations bring the total number of branches consolidated to 57 over the past five years, helping to drive a targeted average branch size of $160 million.
The Company’s Board of Directors declared its ninety-sixth consecutive quarterly cash dividend on common stock. The quarterly cash dividend on common stock of $0.17 per share will be paid on February 19, 2021 to stockholders of record on February 8, 2021. The Board previously declared a quarterly cash dividend on preferred stock of $0.4375 per depository share, representing 1/40th interest in the Company’s Series A Preferred Stock. This dividend will be paid on February 15, 2021 to preferred stockholders of record on January 29, 2021.
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Results of Operations
On January 31, 2019, the Company completed its acquisition of Capital Bank of New Jersey (“Capital Bank”) and its results of operations are included in the consolidated results for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2020, but are excluded from the results of operations for the period from January 1, 2019 to January 31, 2019.
On January 1, 2020, the Company completed its acquisitions of Two River and Country Bank and their respective results of operations from January 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020 are included in the consolidated results for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2020, but are not included in the results of operations for the corresponding prior year periods.
Net income was favorably impacted by $8.9 million, net of tax, and adversely impacted by $2.3 million, net of tax, of non-core operations for the quarters ended December 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively. Net income was adversely impacted by $11.0 million, net of tax, and $16.3 million, net of tax, of non-core operations for the years ended December 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively. Core earnings for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2020 were $23.2 million and $72.2 million, respectively, representing a decrease from core earnings of $25.7 million and $104.8 million, respectively, for the same prior year periods. The decrease as compared to the prior periods was largely driven by the adverse impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Net Interest Income and Margin
Net interest income for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2020 increased to $77.9 million and $313.0 million, respectively, as compared to $63.4 million and $256.0 million, respectively, for the same prior year periods, reflecting an increase in interest-earning assets, partly offset by a reduction in net interest margin. Average interest-earning assets increased by $3.21 billion and $2.82 billion for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2020, respectively, as compared to the same prior year periods. The averages for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2020, were favorably impacted by $1.65 billion and $1.75 billion, respectively, of interest-earning assets acquired
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from Two River and Country Bank and $77.5 million and $227.5 million, respectively, of interest-earning assets from PPP loans. Average loans receivable, net of allowance for credit losses, increased by $1.83 billion and $2.15 billion for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2020, respectively, as compared to the same prior year periods. The increases attributable to the acquisition of Two River and Country Bank for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2020 were $1.46 billion and $1.55 billion, respectively. The net interest margin for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2020 decreased to 2.97% and 3.16%, respectively, from 3.48% and 3.62%, respectively, for the same prior year periods. The compression in net interest margin is primarily due to the lower interest rate environment, the origination of low-yielding PPP loans, and the excess balance sheet liquidity which the Company strategically accumulated entering the economic downturn. For the quarter and the year ended December 31, 2020, the cost of average interest-bearing liabilities decreased to 0.74% and 0.88%, respectively, from 0.98% and 0.96%, respectively, in the corresponding prior year periods. The total cost of deposits (including non-interest bearing deposits) was 0.45% and 0.55% for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2020, respectively, as compared to 0.64% and 0.61%, respectively, in the same prior year periods.
Net interest income for the quarter ended December 31, 2020, increased by $1.1 million, as compared to the prior linked quarter, while net interest margin remained steady at 2.97%, as compared to the prior linked quarter. The yield on average interest-earning assets decreased to 3.53% from 3.60% in the prior linked quarter, primarily due to increasing balance sheet liquidity. The total cost of deposits (including non-interest bearing deposits) was 0.45% for the quarter ended December 31, 2020, as compared to 0.49% in the prior linked quarter.
Provision for Credit Losses
For the quarter and year ended December 31, 2020, the provision for credit loss expense was $4.1 million and $59.4 million, respectively, as compared to $355,000 and $1.6 million, respectively, for the corresponding prior year periods, and $35.7 million in the prior linked quarter. Credit loss
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expense for the year ended December 31, 2020 was significantly influenced by economic conditions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as estimates of how those conditions may impact the Company’s borrowers, and the decision to sell higher risk commercial loans in the third quarter of 2020. At December 31, 2020, COVID-19 related loans under full forbearance have been substantially resolved.
Net loan charge-offs were $2.9 million and $18.9 million for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2020, respectively, as compared to net loan charge-offs of $139,000 and $1.4 million, respectively, in the corresponding prior year periods, and net loan charge-offs of $15.0 million in the prior linked quarter. The three months ended December 31, 2020 included $2.3 million of charge-offs related to the sale of under-performing residential and consumer loans. The year ended December 31, 2020 included $14.6 million of charge-offs related to the sale of higher risk commercial loans and $3.3 million of charge-offs related to the sale of under-performing residential and consumer loans. Non-performing loans held-for-investment totaled $36.4 million at December 31, 2020, as compared to $29.9 million at September 30, 2020, and $17.8 million at December 31, 2019.
Non-interest Income
    For the quarter and year ended December 31, 2020, other income increased to $40.6 million and $73.9 million, respectively, as compared to $11.2 million and $42.2 million, respectively, for the corresponding prior year periods. Other income for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2020 included $29.6 million and $26.0 million, respectively, of net gains related to non-core operations.
The primary contributor to other income for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2020 was gains earned on equity investments. The Company implemented several programs in 2020 to invest excess liquidity in high quality interest or dividend bearing securities. In August 2020, the Company began purchasing select financial services institutions’ common stocks paying attractive dividends. The positive performance of the portfolio drove the decision to liquidate all of the positions in December
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2020 and January 2021, which resulted in an additional $8.1 million of net gains recorded in January 2021.
Excluding the impact of non-core operations, the change in other income for the quarter ended December 31, 2020 over the prior year was due to Two River and Country Bank acquisitions which added $439,000. The remaining decrease in other income for the quarter ended December 31, 2020, compared to the corresponding prior year period, was due to decreases in commercial loan swap income of $1.9 million and fees and service charges of $1.2 million, partly offset by an increase in net gain on sale of loans of $1.0 million, and net gain on real estate operations of $695,000.
Excluding the impact of non-core operations, the change in other income for the year ended December 31, 2020 over the prior year was due to Two River and Country Bank acquisitions which added $2.8 million. The remaining increase in other income was due to increases in commercial loan swap income of $2.8 million, net gain on sales of loans of $2.5 million, net gain on real estate operations of $981,000, and bankcard services of $577,000, partly offset by a decrease in fees and service charges of $4.4 million. The waiver of certain fees during the COVID-19 pandemic may continue to suppress deposit fee income for the remainder of the public health crisis.
    Excluding the impact of non-core operations, other income for the quarter ended December 31, 2020, decreased $723,000 as compared to the prior linked quarter. The decrease was primarily related to a decrease in commercial loan swap income of $1.3 million.
Non-interest Expense
Operating expenses increased to $70.9 million and $246.4 million for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2020, respectively, as compared to $47.6 million and $189.1 million, respectively, in the same prior year periods. Operating expenses for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2020 included $17.9 million and $37.8 million, respectively, of net expenses related to non-core operations. Operating expenses for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2019 included $5.3 million and $22.8 million, respectively, of net expenses related to non-core operations. Excluding the impact of non-core
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operations, the change in operating expenses over the prior year was due to Two River and Country Bank acquisitions, which added $6.3 million and $29.3 million for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2020, respectively. The remaining increase in operating expenses for the quarter ended December 31, 2020 was due to increases in federal deposit insurance expense of $1.4 million, compensation and benefits expense of $1.4 million, professional fees of $1.3 million, and operating expenses attributable to the COVID-19 pandemic of $707,000. The increase in operating expenses for the year ended December 31, 2020 was due to increases in compensation and benefits expense of $7.6 million, operating expenses attributable to the COVID-19 pandemic of $4.5 million, professional fees of $3.6 million, and federal deposit insurance expense of $2.0 million, partly offset by decreases in equipment expense of $1.8 million, occupancy expense of $1.6 million, and check card processing of $680,000.
    For the quarter ended December 31, 2020, operating expenses, excluding net expenses related to non-core operations, increased $252,000 as compared to the prior linked quarter. The increase was due to increases in other operating expense of $788,000, federal deposit insurance expense of $648,000, and professional fees of $583,000, partly offset by decreases in compensation and benefits expense of $1.1 million and operating expenses attributable to the COVID-19 pandemic of $1.0 million.
Income Tax Expense
    The provision for income taxes was $10.4 million and $17.7 million for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2020, respectively, as compared to $3.2 million and $18.8 million, respectively, for the same prior year periods. The effective tax rate was 24.0% and 21.9% for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2020, respectively, as compared to 11.9% and 17.5%, respectively, for the same prior year periods. The higher effective tax rates for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2020 are due to the adverse impacts of a New Jersey tax code change and a higher allocation of taxable income to New York due to the acquisition of Country Bank. The lower tax rates in the prior year periods were also due to the reduction in income tax expense of $2.2 million from the revaluation of state deferred
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tax assets as a result of the change in New Jersey tax code. Excluding the impact of the New Jersey tax code change, the effective tax rate for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2019 was 20.2% and 19.6%.
Financial Condition
    Total assets increased by $3.20 billion to $11.45 billion at December 31, 2020, from $8.25 billion at December 31, 2019, primarily as a result of the acquisitions of Two River and Country Bank, which added $2.03 billion to total assets. Cash and due from banks increased by $1.15 billion to $1.27 billion at December 31, 2020, from $120.5 million at December 31, 2019, due to increased deposits, the Company’s decision to build liquidity during the economic downturn, the cash received from the issuance of subordinated notes and non-cumulative perpetual preferred stock as described below, and the cash received from loan sales throughout the year. Loans receivable, net of allowance for credit losses, increased by $1.50 billion, to $7.70 billion at December 31, 2020, from $6.21 billion at December 31, 2019, primarily due to acquired loans from Two River and Country Bank of $1.56 billion. As part of the acquisitions of Two River and Country Bank, the Company’s goodwill balance increased to $500.3 million at December 31, 2020, from $374.6 million at December 31, 2019 and core deposit intangibles increased to $23.7 million, from $15.6 million. Other assets increased by $39.4 million to $209.0 million at December 31, 2020, from $169.5 million at December 31, 2019, primarily due to an increase in swap positions.
    Deposits increased by $3.10 billion, to $9.43 billion at December 31, 2020, from $6.33 billion at December 31, 2019, primarily due to acquired deposits from Two River and Country Bank of $1.59 billion and organic deposit growth of $1.51 billion. The loan-to-deposit ratio at December 31, 2020 was 82.3%, as compared to 98.2% at December 31, 2019. The Company utilized the excess liquidity to prepay all FHLB advances in the fourth quarter of 2020, bringing the balance to $0 at December 31, 2020 from $519.3 million at December 31, 2019. The increase in other borrowings of $138.7 million to $235.5 million at December 31, 2020, from $96.8 at December 31, 2019, primarily resulted from the
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May 2020 issuance of $125.0 million in subordinated notes at an initial rate of 5.25% and a stated maturity of May 15, 2030. Other liabilities increased by $92.7 million to $155.3 million at December 31, 2020, from $62.6 million at December 31, 2019, primarily due to an increase in swap positions.
    Stockholders’ equity increased to $1.48 billion at December 31, 2020, as compared to $1.15 billion at December 31, 2019. The acquisitions of Two River and Country Bank added $261.4 million to stockholders’ equity. During the three months ended June 30, 2020, the Company raised $55.7 million from the issuance of 7.0% fixed-to-floating rate non-cumulative perpetual preferred stock, with a par value of $0.01 and a liquidation price of $1,000 per share. Under the Company’s stock repurchase program, there were 2,019,145 shares available for repurchase at December 31, 2020. The Company had suspended its repurchase activity on February 28, 2020, and has determined to recommence repurchases under its existing stock repurchase plan beginning February 1, 2021. For the year ended December 31, 2020, the Company repurchased 648,851 shares under the repurchase program at a weighted average cost of $22.83.
Asset Quality
    The Company’s non-performing loans held-for-investment totaled $36.4 million at December 31, 2020, as compared to $29.9 million at September 30, 2020, and $17.8 million at December 31, 2019. Non-performing loans held-for-investment do not include $48.5 million of purchased with credit deterioration (“PCD”) loans acquired in the Two River, Country Bank, Capital Bank, Sun Bancorp, Inc. (“Sun”), Ocean Shore Holding Co. (“Ocean Shore”), Cape Bancorp, Inc. (“Cape”), and Colonial American Bank (“Colonial American”) acquisitions.
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COVID-19 related loans under full forbearance have been substantially resolved and returned to payment terms. The Company’s special mention and substandard loans were $360.2 million as of December 31, 2020, as compared to $317.4 million as of September 30, 2020 and $107.7 million as of December 31, 2019. The increase as compared to the prior year reflects the addition of Two River and Country Bank portfolios, as well as borrowers that have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic which primarily occurred during the third quarter as Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (“CARES”) Act forbearance periods ended. A significant majority of these borrowers are current on their loan payments. The Company’s non-accrual loans as of December 31, 2020 were 0.47% of total loans, as compared to 0.37% as of September 30, 2020 and 0.29% as of December 31, 2019.
    At December 31, 2020, the Company’s allowance for credit losses was 0.78% of total loans, an increase from 0.27% at December 31, 2019. The allowance for credit losses does not reflect the net unamortized credit mark of $28.0 million. The allowance for credit losses plus the unamortized credit mark amounted to $88.7 million, or 1.14% of loans held-for-investment. The allowance for credit losses as a percent of total non-performing loans held-for-investment was 166.81% at December 31, 2020, as compared to 94.41% at December 31, 2019.
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Explanation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures
    Reported amounts are presented in accordance GAAP. The Company’s management believes that the supplemental non-GAAP information, which consists of reported net income excluding non-core operations, which can vary from period to period, provides a better comparison of period to period operating performance. Additionally, the Company believes this information is utilized by regulators and market analysts to evaluate a company’s financial condition and, therefore, such information is useful to investors. These disclosures should not be viewed as a substitute for financial results in accordance with GAAP, nor are they necessarily comparable to non-GAAP performance measures which may be presented by other companies. Refer to Non-GAAP Reconciliation at the end of this document for details on the earnings impact of these items.
Annual Meeting
The Company also announced today that its Annual Meeting of Stockholders will be virtually held on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time. The record date for stockholders to vote at the Annual Meeting is April 2, 2021. Additional information regarding virtual access to the meeting will be distributed prior to the meeting.
Conference Call
    As previously announced, the Company will host an earnings conference call on Friday, January 29, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time. The direct dial number for the call is (888) 338-7143. For those unable to participate in the conference call, a replay will be available. To access the replay, dial (877) 344-7529, Replay Conference Number 10150841 from one hour after the end of the call until April 29, 2021. The conference call, as well as the replay, are also available (listen-only) by internet webcast at www.oceanfirst.com in the Investor Relations section.
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    OceanFirst Financial Corp.’s subsidiary, OceanFirst Bank N.A., founded in 1902, is an $11.45 billion regional bank operating throughout New Jersey, metropolitan Philadelphia and metropolitan
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New York City. OceanFirst Bank delivers commercial and residential financing solutions, wealth management and deposit services and is one of the largest and oldest community-based financial institutions headquartered in New Jersey.
    OceanFirst Financial Corp.’s press releases are available by visiting us at www.oceanfirst.com.


Forward-Looking Statements
    
In addition to historical information, this news release contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, which are based on certain assumptions and describe future plans, strategies and expectations of the Company. These forward-looking statements are generally identified by use of the words “believe,” “expect,” “intend,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “project,” “will,” “should,” “may,” “view,” “opportunity,” “potential,” or similar expressions or expressions of confidence. The Company’s ability to predict results or the actual effect of future plans or strategies is inherently uncertain. Factors which could have a material adverse effect on the operations of the Company and its subsidiaries include, but are not limited to: changes in interest rates, general economic conditions, levels of unemployment in the Bank’s lending area, real estate market values in the Bank’s lending area, future natural disasters and increases to flood insurance premiums, the level of prepayments on loans and mortgage-backed securities, legislative/regulatory changes, monetary and fiscal policies of the U.S. Government including policies of the U.S. Treasury and the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the quality or composition of the loan or investment portfolios, demand for loan products, deposit flows, competition, demand for financial services in the Company’s market area, accounting principles and guidelines and the Bank’s ability to successfully integrate acquired operations. These risks and uncertainties are further discussed in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019, under Item 1A - Risk Factors and elsewhere, and subsequent securities filings and should be considered in evaluating forward-looking statements and undue reliance should not be placed on such statements. The Company does not undertake, and specifically disclaims any obligation, to publicly release the result of any revisions which may be made to any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of such statements or to reflect the occurrence of anticipated or unanticipated events.
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OceanFirst Financial Corp.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION
(dollars in thousands)
December 31, 2020September 30, 2020December 31, 2019
(Unaudited)(Unaudited)
Assets
Cash and due from banks$1,272,134 $980,870 $120,544 
Debt securities available-for-sale, at estimated fair value183,302 169,634 150,960 
Debt securities held-to-maturity, net of allowance for credit losses of $1,715 at December 31, 2020 and $2,393 at September 30, 2020 (estimated fair value of $968,466 at December 31, 2020, $902,418 at September 30, 2020, and $777,290 at December 31, 2019)937,253 871,688 768,873 
Equity investments, at estimated fair value107,079 63,846 10,136 
Restricted equity investments, at cost51,705 67,505 62,356 
Loans receivable, net of allowance for credit losses of $60,735 at December 31, 2020, $56,350 at September 30, 2020, and $16,852 at December 31, 20197,704,857 7,943,390 6,207,680 
Loans held-for-sale45,524 388,763 — 
Interest and dividends receivable35,269 40,671 21,674 
Other real estate owned106 106 264 
Premises and equipment, net107,094 103,249 102,691 
Bank owned life insurance265,253 264,167 237,411 
Assets held for sale5,782 6,717 3,785 
Goodwill500,319 500,849 374,632 
Core deposit intangible23,668 25,194 15,607 
Other assets208,968 224,648 169,532 
Total assets$11,448,313 $11,651,297 $8,246,145 
Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity
Deposits$9,427,616 $9,283,288 $6,328,777 
Federal Home Loan Bank advances— 343,452 519,260 
Securities sold under agreements to repurchase with retail customers128,454 142,823 71,739 
Other borrowings235,471 246,941 96,801 
Advances by borrowers for taxes and insurance17,296 20,104 13,884 
Other liabilities155,346 152,975 62,565 
Total liabilities9,964,183 10,189,583 7,093,026 
Total stockholders’ equity1,484,130 1,461,714 1,153,119 
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity$11,448,313 $11,651,297 $8,246,145 
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CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
(in thousands, except per share amounts)
For the Three Months Ended,For the Year Ended
December 31,September 30,December 31,December 31,
20202020201920202019
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Interest income:
Loans$84,997 $85,933 $70,298 $349,221 $279,931 
Mortgage-backed securities3,388 3,212 3,552 14,037 15,300 
Debt securities, equity investments and other4,177 3,817 3,225 16,350 13,563 
Total interest income92,562 92,962 77,075 379,608 308,794 
Interest expense:
Deposits10,679 11,370 10,214 48,290 38,432 
Borrowed funds4,032 4,804 3,507 18,367 14,391 
Total interest expense14,711 16,174 13,721 66,657 52,823 
Net interest income77,851 76,788 63,354 312,951 255,971 
Credit loss expense4,072 35,714 355 59,404 1,636 
Net interest income after credit loss expense73,779 41,074 62,999 253,547 254,335 
Other income:
Bankcard services revenue3,098 3,097 2,641 11,417 10,263 
Trust and asset management revenue492 490 478 2,052 2,102 
Fees and services charges3,950 3,732 4,710 15,808 18,500 
Net gain on sales of loans6,348 1,001 8,278 16 
Net gain (loss) on equity investments24,487 (3,576)(63)21,214 267 
Net gain (loss) from other real estate operations23 214 (95)35 (330)
Income from bank owned life insurance1,798 1,530 1,375 6,424 5,420 
Commercial loan swap income116 1,425 2,062 8,080 5,285 
Other308 266 122 618 642 
Total other income40,620 8,179 11,231 73,926 42,165 
Operating expenses:
Compensation and employee benefits27,323 29,012 22,518 114,155 89,912 
Occupancy4,968 5,270 4,071 20,782 17,159 
Equipment1,938 1,906 1,775 7,769 7,719 
Marketing632 963 840 3,117 3,469 
Federal deposit insurance and regulatory assessments1,859 1,212 296 4,871 2,227 
Data processing4,624 4,517 4,078 17,467 14,814 
Check card processing1,507 1,385 1,557 5,458 5,956 
Professional fees3,908 3,354 3,641 12,247 9,338 
Other operating expense4,768 3,644 3,815 16,552 14,968 
Amortization of core deposit intangible1,526 1,538 998 6,186 4,027 
FHLB advance prepayment fees13,333 — — 14,257 — 
Branch consolidation expense3,336 830 268 7,623 9,050 
Merger related expenses1,194 3,156 3,742 15,947 10,503 
Total operating expenses70,916 56,787 47,599 246,431 189,142 
Income (loss) before provision (benefit) for income taxes43,483 (7,534)26,631 81,042 107,358 
Provision (benefit) for income taxes10,419 (2,608)3,181 17,733 18,784 
Net income (loss)33,064 (4,926)23,450 63,309 88,574 
Dividends on preferred shares1,004 1,093 — 2,097 — 
Net income (loss) available to common stockholders$32,060 $(6,019)$23,450 $61,212 $88,574 
Basic earnings (loss) per share$0.53 $(0.10)$0.47 $1.02 $1.77 
Diluted earnings (loss) per share$0.54 $(0.10)$0.47 $1.02 $1.75 
Average basic shares outstanding59,961 59,935 49,890 59,919 50,166 
Average diluted shares outstanding60,057 59,935 50,450 60,072 50,746 

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SELECTED LOAN AND DEPOSIT DATA
(dollars in thousands)
LOANS RECEIVABLEAt
December 31, 2020September 30,
2020
June 30,
2020
March 31,
2020
December 31,
2019
Commercial:
Commercial and industrial$470,656 $599,188 $910,762 $502,760 $396,434 
Commercial real estate - owner-occupied1,145,065 1,176,529 1,199,742 1,220,983 792,653 
Commercial real estate - investor3,491,464 3,453,276 3,449,160 3,331,662 2,296,410 
Total commercial5,107,185 5,228,993 5,559,664 5,055,405 3,485,497 
Consumer:
Residential real estate2,309,459 2,407,178 2,426,277 2,458,641 2,321,157 
Home equity loans and lines285,016 301,712 320,627 335,624 318,576 
Other consumer54,446 63,095 71,721 82,920 89,422 
Total consumer2,648,921 2,771,985 2,818,625 2,877,185 2,729,155 
Total loans7,756,106 8,000,978 8,378,289 7,932,590 6,214,652 
Deferred origination costs (fees), net9,486 (1,238)(4,300)10,586 9,880 
Allowance for credit losses(60,735)(56,350)(38,509)(29,635)(16,852)
Loans receivable, net$7,704,857 $7,943,390 $8,335,480 $7,913,541 $6,207,680 
Mortgage loans serviced for others$95,789 $88,210 $101,840 $51,399 $50,042 
At December 31, 2020 Average Yield
Loan pipeline (1):
Commercial3.78 %$210,024 $154,700 $169,093 $293,820 $219,269 
Residential real estate3.16 151,152 212,107 181,800 223,032 105,396 
Home equity loans and lines4.14 6,630 10,301 8,282 8,429 3,049 
Total3.53 %$367,806 $377,108 $359,175 $525,281 $327,714 
For the Three Months Ended
December 31, 2020September 30,
2020
June 30,
2020
March 31,
2020
December 31,
2019
Average Yield
Loan originations:
Commercial3.74 %$173,715 $187,747 $216,979 (2)$266,882 $264,938 
Residential real estate3.23 222,780 219,325 242,137 148,675 226,492 
Home equity loans and lines4.18 13,435 10,966 12,128 10,666 12,961 
Total3.48 %$409,930 $418,038 $471,244 $426,223 $504,391 
Loans sold$56,126 (3)$56,722 $104,600 (3)$7,500 (3)$110 
(1)Loan pipeline includes loans approved but not funded.
(2)Excludes loans originated through the PPP of $504 million.
(3)Excludes the sale of PPP loans of $298.1 million, higher risk commercial loans of $64.8 million, net of charge-offs, and under-performing residential and home equity loans and lines of $10.5 million, net of charge-offs, for the three months ended December 31, 2020, the sale of under-performing commercial loans of $4.9 million for the three months ended June 30, 2020, and under-performing residential loans of $4.0 million and commercial loans of $5.1 million for the three months ended March 31, 2020.

DEPOSITSAt
December 31, 2020September 30,
2020
June 30,
2020
March 31,
2020
December 31,
2019
Type of Account
Non-interest-bearing$2,133,195 $2,240,799 $2,161,766 $1,783,216 $1,377,396 
Interest-bearing checking3,646,866 3,317,296 3,022,887 2,647,487 2,539,428 
Money market deposit783,521 691,872 680,199 620,145 578,147 
Savings1,491,251 1,471,554 1,456,931 1,420,628 898,174 
Time deposits1,372,783 1,561,767 1,645,971 1,420,591 935,632 
$9,427,616 $9,283,288 $8,967,754 $7,892,067 $6,328,777 

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ASSET QUALITY
(dollars in thousands)
ASSET QUALITYDecember 31, 2020September 30,
2020
June 30,
2020
March 31,
2020
December 31,
2019
Non-performing loans held-for-investment:
Commercial and industrial$1,551 $586 $1,586 $207 $207 
Commercial real estate - owner-occupied13,054 11,365 4,582 4,219 4,811 
Commercial real estate - investor10,660 2,978 5,274 3,384 2,917 
Residential real estate8,642 11,518 6,568 5,920 7,181 
Home equity loans and lines2,503 3,448 3,034 2,533 2,733 
Total non-performing loans held-for-investment36,410 29,895 21,044 16,263 17,849 
Non-performing loans held-for-sale— 67,489 — — — 
Other real estate owned106 106 248 484 264 
Total non-performing assets$36,516 $97,490 $21,292 $16,747 $18,113 
PCD loans (1)
$48,488 $56,422 $61,694 $59,783 $13,265 
Delinquent loans 30 to 89 days$34,683 $13,753 $13,640 $48,905 $14,798 
Troubled debt restructurings:
Non-performing (included in total non-performing loans above)$5,158 $9,866 $6,189 $6,249 $6,566 
Performing12,009 12,777 16,365 16,102 18,042 
Total troubled debt restructurings$17,167 $22,643 $22,554 $22,351 $24,608 
Allowance for credit losses$60,735 $56,350 $38,509 $29,635 $16,852 
Allowance for credit losses as a percent of total loans receivable (2)
0.78 %0.70 %0.46 %0.37 %0.27 %
Allowance for credit losses as a percent of total non-performing
loans held-for-investment
166.81 188.49 182.99 182.22 94.41 
Non-performing loans as a percent of total loans receivable0.47 0.37 0.25 0.21 0.29 
Non-performing assets as a percent of total assets0.32 0.84 0.19 0.16 0.22 
(1)PCD loans are not included in non-performing loans held-for-investment, troubled debt restructurings or delinquent loans totals.
(2)The loans acquired from Two River, Country Bank, Capital Bank, Sun, Ocean Shore, Cape, and Colonial American were recorded at fair value. The net credit mark on these loans, not reflected in the allowance for credit losses, was $27,951, $31,617, $35,439, $38,272, and $30,260 at December 31, 2020, September 30, 2020, June 30, 2020, March 31, 2020, and December 31, 2019, respectively.

NET CHARGE-OFFSFor the Three Months Ended
December 31, 2020September 30,
2020
June 30,
2020
March 31,
2020
December 31,
2019
Net (charge-offs) recoveries:
Loan charge-offs$(3,220)$(15,411)$(169)$(1,384)$(445)
Recoveries on loans278 416 401 230 306 
Net loan (charge-offs) recoveries$(2,942)(1)$(14,995)(2)$232 $(1,154)(3)$(139)
Net loan charge-offs to average total loans (annualized)0.15 %0.71 %NM*0.06 %0.01 %
Net loan (charge-offs) recoveries details:
Commercial$(775)$(14,801)$30 $59 $163 
Residential mortgage and construction(1,731)314 212 (1,112)(61)
Home equity loans and lines(451)(490)(3)(36)(240)
Other consumer15 (18)(7)(65)(1)
Net loan (charge-offs) recoveries$(2,942)(1)$(14,995)(2)$232 $(1,154)(3)$(139)
(1)Included in net loan charge-offs for the three months ended December 31, 2020 is $2.3 million relating to under-performing residential and consumer loans sold.
(2)Included in net loan charge-offs for the three months ended September 30, 2020 is $14.2 million relating to loans transferred to held-for-sale.
(3)Included in net loan charge-offs for the three months ended March 31, 2020 is $949 relating to under-performing residential loans sold.
* Not Meaningful

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ANALYSIS OF NET INTEREST INCOME
 For the Three Months Ended
 December 31, 2020September 30, 2020December 31, 2019
(dollars in thousands)Average
Balance
InterestAverage
Yield/
Cost
Average
Balance
InterestAverage
Yield/
Cost
Average
Balance
InterestAverage
Yield/
Cost
Assets:
Interest-earning assets:
Interest-earning deposits and short-term investments$1,223,472 $341 0.11 %$805,863 $236 0.12 %$43,495 $196 1.79 %
Securities (1)
1,209,543 7,224 2.38 1,112,174 6,793 2.43 1,008,461 6,581 2.59 
Loans receivable, net (2)
Commercial5,271,633 58,776 4.44 5,554,897 58,639 4.20 3,442,771 42,416 4.89 
Residential real estate2,420,494 21,530 3.56 2,462,513 23,091 3.75 2,309,741 22,469 3.89 
Home equity loans and lines293,746 3,930 5.32 311,802 3,330 4.25 323,878 4,243 5.20 
Other consumer58,174 761 5.20 67,497 873 5.15 94,350 1,170 4.92 
Allowance for credit losses, net of deferred loan fees(51,682)— — (45,912)— — (7,932)— — 
Loans receivable, net7,992,365 84,997 4.23 8,350,797 85,933 4.09 6,162,808 70,298 4.53 
Total interest-earning assets10,425,380 92,562 3.53 10,268,834 92,962 3.60 7,214,764 77,075 4.24 
Non-interest-earning assets1,322,112 1,353,135 977,413 
Total assets$11,747,492 $11,621,969 $8,192,177 
Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity:
Interest-bearing liabilities:
Interest-bearing checking$3,601,814 4,836 0.53 %$3,289,319 4,627 0.56 %$2,562,059 4,477 0.69 %
Money market766,866 586 0.30 675,841 571 0.34 592,116 1,243 0.83 
Savings1,489,853 240 0.06 1,460,232 296 0.08 899,051 308 0.14 
Time deposits1,437,770 5,017 1.39 1,606,632 5,876 1.45 931,228 4,186 1.78 
Total7,296,303 10,679 0.58 7,032,024 11,370 0.64 4,984,454 10,214 0.81 
FHLB advances204,880 779 1.51 343,412 1,470 1.70 412,073 2,075 2.00 
Securities sold under agreements to repurchase143,385 154 0.43 144,720 174 0.48 68,257 85 0.49 
Other borrowings242,030 3,099 5.09 246,903 3,160 5.09 96,712 1,347 5.53 
Total interest-bearing liabilities7,886,598 14,711 0.74 7,767,059 16,174 0.83 5,561,496 13,721 0.98 
Non-interest-bearing deposits2,209,532 2,209,241 1,393,002 
Non-interest-bearing liabilities176,274 162,987 92,014 
Total liabilities10,272,404 10,139,287 7,046,512 
Stockholders’ equity1,475,088 1,482,682 1,145,665 
Total liabilities and equity$11,747,492 $11,621,969 $8,192,177 
Net interest income$77,851 $76,788 $63,354 
Net interest rate spread (3)
2.79 %2.77 %3.26 %
Net interest margin (4)
2.97 %2.97 %3.48 %
Total cost of deposits (including non-interest-bearing deposits)0.45 %0.49 %0.64 %

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 For the Year Ended
 December 31, 2020December 31, 2019
(dollars in thousands)Average
Balance
InterestAverage
Yield/
Cost
Average
Balance
InterestAverage
Yield/
Cost
Assets:
Interest-earning assets:
Interest-earning deposits and short-term investments$613,971 $1,034 0.17 %$57,742 $1,299 2.25 %
Securities (1)
1,159,764 29,353 2.53 1,048,779 27,564 2.63 
Loans receivable, net (2)
Commercial5,299,813 236,749 4.47 3,329,396 168,507 5.06 
Residential real estate2,465,740 93,120 3.78 2,204,931 87,729 3.98 
Home equity loans and lines318,090 15,183 4.77 339,896 18,284 5.38 
Other consumer72,331 4,169 5.76 107,672 5,411 5.03 
Allowance for credit losses, net of deferred loan fees(33,343)— — (8,880)— — 
Loans receivable, net8,122,631 349,221 4.30 5,973,015 279,931 4.69 
Total interest-earning assets9,896,366 379,608 3.84 7,079,536 308,794 4.36 
Non-interest-earning assets1,310,474 964,920 
Total assets$11,206,840 $8,044,456 
Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity:
Interest-bearing liabilities:
Interest-bearing checking$3,168,889 19,395 0.61 %$2,517,068 16,820 0.67 %
Money market677,554 2,902 0.43 605,607 4,919 0.81 
Savings1,449,982 2,505 0.17 906,086 1,195 0.13 
Time deposits1,531,857 23,488 1.53 929,488 15,498 1.67 
Total6,828,282 48,290 0.71 4,958,249 38,432 0.78 
FHLB advances413,290 7,018 1.70 387,925 8,441 2.18 
Securities sold under agreements to repurchase125,500 562 0.45 64,525 276 0.43 
Other borrowings207,386 10,787 5.20 98,095 5,674 5.78 
Total interest-bearing liabilities7,574,458 66,657 0.88 5,508,794 52,823 0.96 
Non-interest-bearing deposits2,031,100 1,325,836 
Non-interest-bearing liabilities144,571 80,028 
Total liabilities9,750,129 6,914,658 
Stockholders’ equity1,456,711 1,129,798 
Total liabilities and equity$11,206,840 $8,044,456 
Net interest income$312,951 $255,971 
Net interest rate spread (3)
2.96 %3.40 %
Net interest margin (4)
3.16 %3.62 %
Total cost of deposits (including non-interest-bearing deposits)0.55 %0.61 %
(1)    Amounts represent debt and equity securities, including FHLB and Federal Reserve Bank stock, and are recorded at average amortized cost, net of allowance for credit losses.
(2)    Amount is net of deferred loan fees, undisbursed loan funds, discounts and premiums and estimated allowance for credit losses, and includes loans held for sale and non-performing loans.
(3)    Net interest rate spread represents the difference between the yield on interest-earning assets and the cost of interest-bearing liabilities.
(4)    Net interest margin represents net interest income divided by average interest-earning assets.

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SELECTED QUARTERLY FINANCIAL DATA
(dollars in thousands, except per share amounts)
December 31, 2020September 30,
2020
June 30,
2020
March 31,
2020
December 31,
2019
Selected Financial Condition Data:
Total assets$11,448,313 $11,651,297 $11,345,365 $10,489,074 $8,246,145 
Debt securities available-for-sale, at estimated fair value183,302 169,634 153,239 153,738 150,960 
Debt securities held-to-maturity, net of allowance for credit losses937,253 871,688 867,959 914,255 768,873 
Equity investments, at estimated fair value107,079 63,846 13,830 14,409 10,136 
Restricted equity investments, at cost51,705 67,505 68,091 81,005 62,356 
Loans receivable, net of allowance for credit losses7,704,857 7,943,390 8,335,480 7,913,541 6,207,680 
Deposits9,427,616 9,283,288 8,967,754 7,892,067 6,328,777 
Federal Home Loan Bank advances— 343,452 343,392 825,824 519,260 
Securities sold under agreements to repurchase and other borrowings363,925 389,764 399,661 210,388 168,540 
Stockholders’ equity1,484,130 1,461,714 1,476,434 1,409,834 1,153,119 

For the Three Months Ended
December 31, 2020September 30,
2020
June 30,
2020
March 31,
2020
December 31,
2019
Selected Operating Data:
Interest income$92,562 $92,962 $95,877 $98,207 $77,075 
Interest expense14,711 16,174 17,210 18,562 13,721 
Net interest income77,851 76,788 78,667 79,645 63,354 
Credit loss expense4,072 35,714 9,649 9,969 355 
Net interest income after credit loss expense73,779 41,074 69,018 69,676 62,999 
Other income (excluding net gain (loss) on equity investments and gain on sale of PPP loans)11,032 11,755 11,430 13,697 11,231 
Net gain (loss) on equity investments24,487 (3,576)— — — 
Gain on sale of PPP loans5,101 — — — — 
Operating expenses (excluding FHLB advance prepayment fees, branch consolidation and merger related expenses)53,053 52,801 51,075 51,675 43,589 
FHLB advance prepayment fees13,333 — 924 — — 
Branch consolidation expense3,336 830 863 2,594 268 
Merger related expenses1,194 3,156 3,070 8,527 3,742 
Income (loss) before provision (benefit) for income taxes43,483 (7,534)24,516 20,577 26,631 
Provision (benefit) for income taxes10,419 (2,608)5,878 4,044 3,181 
Net income (loss)$33,064 $(4,926)$18,638 $16,533 $23,450 
Net income (loss) available to common stockholders$32,060 $(6,019)$18,638 $16,533 $23,450 
Diluted earnings (loss) per share$0.54 $(0.10)$0.31 $0.27 $0.47 
Net accretion/amortization of purchase accounting adjustments included in net interest income$6,186 $4,364 $5,536 $5,533 $3,501 












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At or For the Three Months Ended
December 31, 2020September 30,
2020
June 30,
2020
March 31,
2020
December 31,
2019
Selected Financial Ratios and Other Data(1):
Performance Ratios (Annualized):
Return on average assets (2)
1.12 %(0.17)%0.67 %0.64 %1.14 %
Return on average tangible assets (2) (3)
1.17 (0.18)0.71 0.68 1.19 
Return on average stockholders' equity (2)
8.92 (1.32)5.16 4.70 8.12 
Return on average tangible stockholders' equity (2) (3)
13.85 (2.05)8.10 7.50 12.33 
Stockholders' equity to total assets12.96 12.55 13.01 13.44 13.98 
Tangible stockholders' equity to tangible assets (3)
8.79 8.41 8.77 8.85 9.71 
Tangible common equity to tangible assets (3)
8.28 7.91 8.25 8.85 9.71 
Net interest rate spread2.79 2.77 3.02 3.29 3.26 
Net interest margin2.97 2.97 3.24 3.52 3.48 
Operating expenses to average assets (2)
2.40 1.94 2.02 2.44 2.31 
Efficiency ratio (2) (4)
59.86 66.83 62.08 67.28 63.82 
Loans to deposits82.27 86.19 93.43 100.51 98.20 
At or For the Year Ended December 31,
20202019
Performance Ratios:
Return on average assets (2)
0.56 %1.10 %
Return on average tangible assets (2) (3)
0.59 1.16 
Return on average stockholders' equity (2)
4.35 7.84 
Return on average tangible stockholders' equity (2) (3)
6.81 11.96 
Net interest rate spread2.96 3.40 
Net interest margin3.16 3.62 
Operating expenses to average assets (2)
2.20 2.35 
Efficiency ratio (2) (4)
63.70 63.44 


















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At or For the Three Months Ended
December 31,September 30,June 30,March 31,December 31,
20202020202020202019
Wealth Management:
Assets under administration$245,175 $232,292 $224,042 $173,856 $195,415 
Nest Egg93,237 80,472 57,383 43,528 34,865 
Per Share Data:
Cash dividends per common share$0.17 $0.17 $0.17 $0.17 $0.17 
Stockholders’ equity per common share at end of period24.57 24.21 24.47 23.38 22.88 
Tangible common equity per common share at end of period (3)
14.98 14.58 14.79 14.62 15.13 
Common shares outstanding at end of period60,392,043 60,378,120 60,343,077 60,311,717 50,405,048 
Preferred shares outstanding at end of period57,370 57,370 57,370 — — 
Number of full-service customer facilities:62 62 62 75 56 
Quarterly Average Balances
Total securities$1,209,543 $1,112,174 $1,130,779 $1,186,535 $1,008,461 
Loans receivable, net7,992,365 8,350,797 8,295,622 7,850,662 6,162,808 
Total interest-earning assets10,425,380 10,268,834 9,780,417 9,100,923 7,214,764 
Total assets11,747,492 11,621,969 11,114,586 10,332,809 8,192,177 
Interest-bearing transaction deposits5,858,533 5,425,392 5,065,069 4,825,193 4,053,226 
Time deposits1,437,770 1,606,632 1,623,890 1,459,348 931,228 
Total borrowed funds590,295 735,035 828,928 832,285 577,042 
Total interest-bearing liabilities7,886,598 7,767,059 7,517,887 7,116,826 5,561,496 
Non-interest bearing deposits2,209,532 2,209,241 2,018,044 1,687,582 1,393,002 
Stockholders’ equity1,475,088 1,482,682 1,453,658 1,414,924 1,145,665 
Total deposits9,505,835 9,241,265 8,707,003 7,972,123 6,377,456 
Quarterly Yields
Total securities2.38 %2.43 %2.64 %2.68 %2.59 %
Loans receivable, net4.23 4.09 4.28 4.61 4.53 
Total interest-earning assets3.53 3.60 3.94 4.34 4.24 
Interest-bearing transaction deposits0.38 0.40 0.47 0.64 0.59 
Time deposits1.39 1.45 1.58 1.71 1.78 
Borrowed funds2.72 2.60 2.38 2.24 2.41 
Total interest-bearing liabilities0.74 0.83 0.92 1.05 0.98 
Net interest spread2.79 2.77 3.02 3.29 3.26 
Net interest margin2.97 2.97 3.24 3.52 3.48 
Total deposits0.45 0.49 0.57 0.70 0.64 

(1)    With the exception of end of quarter ratios, all ratios are based on average daily balances.
(2)    Performance ratios for each period are presented on a GAAP basis and include non-core operations. Refer to “Non-GAAP Reconciliation.”
(3)    Tangible stockholders’ equity and tangible assets exclude intangible assets relating to goodwill and core deposit intangible. Tangible common equity excludes goodwill, core deposit intangible and preferred equity.
(4)    Efficiency ratio represents the ratio of operating expenses to the aggregate of other income and net interest income.





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OTHER ITEMS
(dollars in thousands, except per share amounts)

NON-GAAP RECONCILIATION
For the Three Months Ended
December 31, 2020September 30,
2020
June 30,
2020
March 31,
2020
December 31,
2019
Core Earnings:
Net income (loss) available to common stockholders (GAAP)
$32,060 $(6,019)$18,638 $16,533 $23,450 
Add (less) non-recurring and non-core items:
Merger related expenses1,194 3,156 3,070 8,527 3,742 
Branch consolidation expenses3,336 830 863 2,594 268 
Net (gain) loss on equity investments(24,487)3,576 — — — 
FHLB advance prepayment fees13,333 — 924 — — 
Gain on sale of PPP loans(5,101)— — — — 
Two River and Country Bank opening credit loss expense under the CECL model— — — 2,447 — 
Non-recurring professional fees— — — — 1,274 
Income tax benefit related to change in New Jersey tax code— — — — (2,205)
Income tax (benefit) expense on items2,832 (1,809)(1,190)(3,121)(793)
Core earnings (loss) (Non-GAAP)
$23,167 $(266)$22,305 $26,980 $25,736 
Core diluted earnings (loss) per share$0.39 $— $0.37 $0.45 $0.51 
Core Ratios (annualized):
Return on average assets0.78 %(0.01)%0.81 %1.05 %1.25 %
Return on average tangible assets0.82 (0.01)0.85 1.11 1.31 
Return on average tangible stockholders’ equity9.71 (0.11)9.69 12.25 13.53 
Efficiency ratio59.69 59.63 56.69 55.36 56.73 
Certain prior quarter amounts in the tables above have been restated for consistency with the current period presentation.
For the Years Ended December 31,
20202019
Core Earnings:
Net income available to common stockholders (GAAP)
$61,212 $88,574 
Add (less) non-recurring and non-core items:
Merger related expenses15,947 10,503 
Branch consolidation expense7,623 9,050 
Net gain on equity investments(20,911)— 
FHLB advance prepayment fees14,257 — 
Gain on sale of PPP loans(5,101)— 
Two River and Country Bank opening credit loss expense under the CECL model2,447 — 
Non-recurring professional fees— 2,024 
Compensation expense due to the retirement of an executive officer— 1,256 
Income tax benefit related to change in New Jersey tax code— (2,205)
Income tax benefit on items(3,288)(4,362)
Core earnings (Non-GAAP)
$72,186 $104,840 
Core diluted earnings per share$1.20 $2.07 
Core Ratios:
Return on average assets0.64 %1.30 %
Return on average tangible assets0.68 1.37 
Return on average tangible stockholders’ equity7.77 14.16 
Efficiency ratio57.81 55.78 
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COMPUTATION OF TOTAL TANGIBLE STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY TO TANGIBLE ASSETS
December 31,September 30,June 30,March 31,December 31,
20202020202020202019
Total stockholders’ equity$1,484,130 $1,461,714 $1,476,434 $1,409,834 $1,153,119 
Less:
Goodwill500,319 500,849 501,472 500,093 374,632 
Core deposit intangible23,668 25,194 26,732 28,276 15,607 
Tangible stockholders’ equity$960,143 $935,671 $948,230 $881,465 $762,880 
Total assets$11,448,313 $11,651,297 $11,345,365 $10,489,074 $8,246,145 
Less:
Goodwill500,319 500,849 501,472 500,093 374,632 
Core deposit intangible23,668 25,194 26,732 28,276 15,607 
Tangible assets$10,924,326 $11,125,254 $10,817,161 $9,960,705 $7,855,906 
Tangible stockholders’ equity to tangible assets8.79 %8.41 %8.77 %8.85 %9.71 %

COMPUTATION OF TOTAL TANGIBLE COMMON EQUITY TO TANGIBLE ASSETS
December 31,September 30,June 30,March 31,December 31,
20202020202020202019
Total stockholders’ equity$1,484,130 $1,461,714 $1,476,434 $1,409,834 $1,153,119 
Less:
Goodwill500,319 500,849 501,472 500,093 374,632 
Core deposit intangible23,668 25,194 26,732 28,276 15,607 
Preferred stock55,527 55,544 55,711 — — 
Tangible common equity$904,616 $880,127 $892,519 $881,465 $762,880 
Total assets$11,448,313 $11,651,297 $11,345,365 $10,489,074 $8,246,145 
Less:
Goodwill500,319 500,849 501,472 500,093 374,632 
Core deposit intangible23,668 25,194 26,732 28,276 15,607 
Tangible assets$10,924,326 $11,125,254 $10,817,161 $9,960,705 $7,855,906 
Tangible common equity to tangible assets8.28 %7.91 %8.25 %8.85 %9.71 %
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ACQUISITION DATE - FAIR VALUE BALANCE SHEET
The following table summarizes the estimated fair values of the assets acquired and the liabilities assumed at the date of the acquisition for Two River, net of the total consideration paid:
At January 1, 2020
(in thousands)Two River
Book Value
Purchase Accounting AdjustmentsEstimated Fair  Value
Total purchase price:$197,050 
Assets acquired:
Cash and cash equivalents$51,102 $— $51,102 
Securities62,832 1,549 64,381 
Loans940,885 (813)940,072 
Accrued interest receivable2,382 — 2,382 
Bank owned life insurance22,440 — 22,440 
Deferred tax asset5,201 (2,043)3,158 
Other assets18,662 (2,706)15,956 
Core deposit intangible— 12,130 12,130 
Total assets acquired1,103,504 8,117 1,111,621 
Liabilities assumed:
Deposits(939,132)(2,618)(941,750)
Other liabilities(58,935)(91)(59,026)
Total liabilities assumed(998,067)(2,709)(1,000,776)
Net assets acquired$105,437 $5,408 $110,845 
Goodwill recorded in the merger$86,205 
The calculation of goodwill is subject to change for up to one year after the date of acquisition as additional information relative
to the closing date estimates and uncertainties become available. As of January 1, 2021, the Company finalized its review of the acquired assets and liabilities and will not be recording any further adjustments to the carrying value.
















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The following table summarizes the estimated fair values of the assets acquired and the liabilities assumed at the date of the acquisition for Country Bank, net of the total consideration paid:
At January 1, 2020
(in thousands)Country Bank Book ValuePurchase Accounting AdjustmentsEstimated Fair  Value
Total purchase price:$112,836 
Assets acquired:
Cash and cash equivalents$20,799 $— $20,799 
Securities144,460 39 144,499 
Loans614,285 4,123 618,408 
Accrued interest receivable1,779 — 1,779 
Deferred tax asset(3,254)137 (3,117)
Other assets10,327 (1,132)9,195 
Core deposit intangible— 2,117 2,117 
Total assets acquired788,396 5,284 793,680 
Liabilities assumed:
Deposits(649,399)(3,254)(652,653)
Other liabilities(69,244)2,004 (67,240)
Total liabilities assumed(718,643)(1,250)(719,893)
Net assets acquired$69,753 $4,034 $73,787 
Goodwill recorded in the merger$39,049 
The calculation of goodwill is subject to change for up to one year after the date of acquisition as additional information relative
to the closing date estimates and uncertainties become available. As of January 1, 2021, the Company finalized its review of the acquired assets and liabilities and will not be recording any further adjustments to the carrying value.







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