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Exchange Bank Announces Message to the Community and Third Quarter Earnings

SANTA ROSA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Exchange Bank (OTC: EXSR) announces results for the third quarter of 2017. Exchange Bank’s third quarter earnings release had been delayed as our efforts at the Bank have been focused on taking care of our employees and the needs of our clients and community during this period of unprecedented loss due to the recent wildfires. Our hearts are with all of the people of Sonoma, Napa, Mendocino and Lake Counties who have been affected by the most devastating fires in California’s history. We applaud and thank the firefighters, first responders, members of law enforcement and medical personnel who have worked tirelessly to aid our community. Our employees and their families are volunteering throughout the community and we are actively engaged with business and civic leaders to address the issues created by these horrific fires: housing, jobs and public safety. From a community standpoint, the Bank has responded in a significant way, increasing its charitable giving to the many non-profit organizations that are directly impacting the relief efforts to support the victims of this disaster.

Exchange Bank announces results for the third quarter of 2017 with net income after tax of $6.6 million, compared to $5.4 million in the third quarter of 2016. This represents an increase of $1.2 million or a 23% increase compared to the same period a year ago. The Bank singled out the continued expansion of the Bank’s Trust and Investment Management business as well as increased activity in our SBA (Small Business Administration) business, as key contributors to the success in financial results.

The primary source of earnings for the Bank is net interest income, the difference between income earned on loans and investments less expenses paid on deposits and borrowings. During the quarter ending September 30, 2017 the Bank’s net interest income increased by $2.3 million or 13% above the similar quarter ending September 30, 2016. The Bank’s increase in net interest income was driven primarily by continued growth in loans which were funded by growth in deposits. Loan growth of $77 million or 5.5% during the 12 month period ending September 30, 2017 was funded by deposit growth of $112 million or 5.9%. Contributing to the increase in net interest income has been the rise in Treasury yields over this past year, which has allowed the Bank to reinvest in loans and investments at more attractive yields compared to the previous periods.

During the nine-months ending September 30, 2017, the Bank achieved net earnings of $19.8 million, compared to $16.1 million during the similar nine-month period in 2016, an increase of approximately $3.7 million or 23.3%. During the nine months ending September 30, 2017, the Bank’s net interest income increased $5.2 million over the similar nine-month period in 2016, an increase of 9.7%. Non-interest income for the nine months ending September 30, 2017 was positively influenced by a litigation settlement of $1.4 million in the second quarter as well as gains on sale of other real estate owned totaling approximately $1.38 million in the first quarter of 2017.

Exchange Bank paid a quarterly cash dividend of $0.85 per share on common stock outstanding to shareholders on September 15, 2017. 50.44% of the cash dividend goes to the Doyle Trust which funds the Doyle Scholarships at the Santa Rosa Junior College.

Forward looking information

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About Exchange Bank

Headquartered in Sonoma County and founded in 1890 with assets of $2.2 billion, Exchange Bank is a premier community bank providing a wide range of personal, commercial and trust and investment services with 18 branches in Sonoma County and a commercial and SBA lending office in Roseville and Marin, California. The Bank’s legacy of financial leadership and community support is grounded in its core values of Commitment, Respect, Integrity and Teamwork.

Exchange Bank is a 12-time winner of the North Bay Business Journal’s North Bay Best Places to Work survey and received the 2016 Healthiest Companies in the North Bay award. NorthBay biz magazine named Exchange Bank 2017 Best Consumer Bank. Exchange Bank can also be found in the North Bay Business Journal’s listing of leading SBA 7(a) Lenders, Wealth Management Advisors and Wine Industry Lenders. www.exchangebank.com.

Member FDIC — Equal Housing Lender — Equal Opportunity Employer

EXCHANGE BANK
and Subsidiaries
Consolidated Balance Sheets
(Unaudited)
September 30, 2017 and 2016
(In Thousands)
Change % Change
ASSETS 2017 2016 17/16 17/16
Cash and due from banks $ 36,187 $ 31,249 $ 4,938 15.80 %
Fed Funds Sold 32,495 31,507 988 3.14 %
Total Cash and cash equivalents 68,682 62,756 5,926 9.44 %
Investments
Interest-earning deposits in other financial institutions 57,500 78,500 (21,000 ) -26.75 %
Securities available for sale 577,108 518,612 58,496 11.28 %
FHLB Stock 10,015 10,015 - 0.00 %
Loans and leases
Real estate 1,025,904 937,385 88,519 9.44 %
Consumer 119,553 113,975 5,578 4.89 %
Commercial 320,110 337,211 (17,101 ) -5.07 %
1,465,567 1,388,571 76,996 5.54 %
Less allowance for loan and lease losses (39,096 ) (37,962 ) (1,134 ) 2.99 %
Net loans and leases 1,426,471 1,350,609 75,862 5.62 %
Bank premises and equipment 18,082 17,372 710 4.09 %
Other assets 100,966 81,404 19,562 24.03 %
Total Assets $ 2,258,824 $ 2,119,268 $ 139,556 6.59 %
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
Deposits
Non-Interest Bearing Demand $ 732,484 $ 712,334 $ 20,150 2.83 %
Interest Bearing
Transaction 387,732 339,570 48,162 14.18 %
Money market 288,617 262,923 25,694 9.77 %
Savings 419,317 393,237 26,080 6.63 %
Time 184,780 193,136 (8,356 ) -4.33 %
Total Deposits 2,012,930 1,901,200 111,730 5.88 %
Other borrowings 2,000 8,000 (6,000 ) -75.00 %
Other liabilities 37,789 22,801 14,988 65.73 %
Total liabilities 2,052,719 1,932,001 120,718 6.25 %
Stockholders' equity 206,105 187,267 18,838 10.06 %
Total Liabilities and Stockholder's Equity $ 2,258,824 $ 2,119,268 $ 139,556 6.59 %
EXCHANGE BANK
and Subsidiaries
Consolidated Statements of Operations
(Unaudited)
For the Period Ended September 30, 2017 and 2016
(In Thousands, except per share amounts) Nine Months Ended
Quarter Ended Nine Months Ended Change % Change
2017 2016 2017 2016 17/16 17/16
Interest Income
Interest and fees on loans $ 17,649 $ 15,784 $ 51,430 $ 46,752 $ 4,678 10.01 %
Interest on investments securities 3,059 2,628 8,685 7,978 707 8.86 %
Total interest income 20,708 18,412 60,115 54,730 5,385 9.84 %
Interest expense
Interest on deposits 212 187 576 585 (9 ) -1.54 %
Other interest expense 25 96 432 286 146 51.05 %
Total interest expense 237 283 1,008 871 137 15.73 %
Net interest income 20,471 18,129 59,107 53,859 5,248 9.74 %
Provision (reversal of) for losses on loans - - - (900 ) 900 -100.00 %

Net interest income after provision for loan and leases

20,471 18,129 59,107 54,759 4,348 7.94 %
Non-interest income 5,562 5,474 19,067 15,356 3,711 24.17 %
Non interest expense
Salary and benefit costs 8,311 8,415 25,176 25,356 (180 ) -0.71 %
Other expenses 6,738 6,510 20,291 18,888 1,402 7.42 %
Total non-interest expense 15,049 14,925 45,467 44,244 1,222 2.76 %
Income before income taxes 10,984 8,678 32,707 25,871 6,837 26.43 %
Provision for income taxes 4,330 3,282 12,908 9,821 3,087 31.43 %
Net income $ 6,654 $ 5,396 $ 19,799 $ 16,050 $ 3,750 23.36 %
Basic earnings per common share $ 3.88 $ 3.15 $ 11.55 $ 9.36 $ 2.19 23.46 %
Dividends per share $ 0.85 $ 0.70 $ 2.50 $ 2.05 $ 0.45 21.95 %

Earnings per share is computed by dividing net income, by the weighted averaged number of shares outstanding during the year.

Total average shares outstanding for both 2017 and 2016 was 1,714,344

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Exchange Bank
Greg Jahn, 707-524-3218
EVP, Chief Financial Officer

Source: Exchange Bank