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Idaho Independent Bank Announces 2016 Fourth Quarter and Year-End Results

COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho, Feb. 14, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Jack W. Gustavel, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Idaho Independent Bank (“IIB” or the “Bank”) (OTC BB:IIBK), announced IIB’s unaudited, consolidated financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2016.

Net income before tax for 2016 was $4.9 million, a 40% increase when compared to 2015. “The improvement mainly came from growth in loan and deposit relationships combined with improved efficiencies,” Mr. Gustavel said. Income tax expense for both years included reversals of the Bank’s deferred tax valuation allowance. Approximately $3.0 million was reversed in 2015, while only $1.0 million was reversed in 2016. Consequently, net income after tax for the year ended December 31, 2016, was $4.1 million, or $0.51 per diluted share, compared to $5.2 million, or $0.63 per diluted share, for 2015. Net income after tax for the fourth quarter of 2016 was $1.2 million, or $0.15 per diluted share, compared to $2.7 million, or $0.33 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter a year ago. The fourth quarter of 2015 included $1.8 million of net tax benefit.

At December 31, 2016, the Bank's total assets were $618.8 million, an increase of $62.8 million, or 11.3%, when compared to December 31, 2015. Total loans, including loans held-for-sale, increased $32.5 million, or 11.2%, to $324.6 million; while deposits and repurchase agreements increased $61.0 million, or 12.8%, to $538.9 million over the same timeframe. As of December 31, 2016, the allowance for loan and lease losses totaled $6.1 million, or 1.9% of total loans, excluding loans held-for-sale. Nonperforming assets were only 0.3% of total assets as of December 31, 2016.

As of December 31, 2016, the Bank’s Stockholders' Equity to Average Total Assets Ratio was 10.4%, and its capital ratios exceeded the regulatory thresholds required to be considered “Well-Capitalized.” During 2016, the Bank purchased 497,189 shares of its common stock at a cost of $4.1 million, representing 6% of the shares outstanding at the beginning of the year. IIB previously announced an increase to its Buyback Plan, so currently, the Bank may purchase up to $2.2 million worth of additional shares.

IIB filed its Consolidated Report of Condition and Income for the quarter ended December 31, 2016, ("Call Report") with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation on January 26, 2017 and is available on the Federal Financial Institutions Examinations Council website at http://cdr.ffiec.gov/public/.

About IIB
IIB was established in 1993 as an Idaho state-chartered, commercial bank and currently operates branches in Boise (3), Caldwell, Coeur d’Alene, Hayden, Meridian, Mountain Home, Nampa, Star, and Sun Valley/Ketchum, Idaho. IIB has been named to DepositAccounts.com’s Top 200 Healthiest Banks in America for the second straight year and received honorable mention from Populus for being one of the 2016 Best Places to Work in Idaho. The Bank has approximately 200 employees throughout the State of Idaho. To learn more about IIB, visit us online at www.theidahobank.com.

Statements contained herein concerning future performance, developments or events, expectations for earnings, growth and market forecasts, and similar statements that are not historical facts are intended to be “forward-looking statements” as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, and as such, are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from expectations or our stated objectives. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially, include, but are not limited to, declines in regional and general economic conditions; changes in interest rates, deposit flows, demand for loans, real estate values, competition, and/or loan delinquency rates; changes in accounting principles, practices, policies, or guidelines; changes in legislation or regulations; changes in the regulatory environment; changes in monetary policy of the Federal Reserve Bank; changes in fiscal policy of the Federal government and the State of Idaho; changes in other economic, competitive, governmental, regulatory, and technological factors affecting operations, pricing, products, and services; material unforeseen changes in the liquidity, results of operations, or financial condition of the Bank's customers. Accordingly, these factors should be considered in evaluating forward-looking statements, and there should not be undue reliance placed on such statements. The Bank undertakes no responsibility to update or revise any forward-looking statements.



Idaho Independent Bank
Financial Highlights (unaudited)
(dollars in thousands, except share data)
Three Months Ended Year Ended
CONDENSED STATEMENT OF OPERATIONSDecember 31, December 31,
2016 2015 2016 2015
Net interest income$4,932 $4,427 $18,651 $17,203
Provision for loan losses - - - -
Net interest income after provision for loan losses 4,932 4,427 18,651 17,203
Noninterest income 1,823 1,627 7,229 6,184
Noninterest expense 5,255 5,100 20,965 19,899
Income before income tax expense (benefit) 1,500 954 4,915 3,488
Income tax expense (benefit) 339 (1,750) 779 (1,750)
Net income$1,161 $2,704 $4,136 $5,238
Earnings per share:
Basic$0.15 $0.33 $0.52 $0.64
Diluted$0.15 $0.33 $0.51 $0.63
SELECTED BALANCE SHEET ACCOUNTSDecember 31, December 31,
2016 2015
Loans held for sale$4,723 $5,477
Loans receivable 319,912 286,695
Gross loans 324,635 292,172
Allowance for loan losses 6,124 6,114
Total assets 618,794 556,016
Deposits 512,426 459,971
Customer repurchase agreements 26,464 17,922
Total deposits and repurchase agreements 538,890 477,893
Stockholders' equity 64,079 63,927
PER SHARE DATA
Common shares outstanding 7,633,918 8,114,758
Book value per share$8.39 $7.88
CAPITAL RATIOS
Tier 1 capital (to average assets) 10.17% 10.90%
Common Equity Tier 1 capital (to risk-weighted assets) 14.17% 16.04%
Tier 1 capital (to risk-weighted assets) 14.17% 16.04%
Total risk-based capital (to risk-weighted assets) 15.43% 17.30%
Three Months Ended Year Ended
PERFORMANCE RATIOS (annualized)December 31, December 31,
2016 2015 2016 2015
Return on average assets 0.75% 1.90% 0.70% 0.95%
Return on average equity 7.13% 17.27% 6.38% 8.58%
Efficiency ratio 77.79% 84.24% 81.01% 85.09%
Net interest margin 3.44% 3.37% 3.45% 3.37%



CONTACT: Jack W. Gustavel IDAHO INDEPENDENT BANK 1260 W. Riverstone Drive Coeur d’Alene, Idaho 83814 (208) 292-1902

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