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Washington Banking Company 2012 Profits Increase 13% to $16.8 Million; Fueled by Solid Loan Growth and Improving Asset Quality

OAK HARBOR, Wash., Jan. 31, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Washington Banking Company (Nasdaq:WBCO), the holding company for Whidbey Island Bank, today reported 2012 earnings increased13% to $16.8 million, or $1.09 per diluted share, compared to $14.9 million, or $0.97 per diluted share in 2011, which included $1.1 million for its final preferred dividend payment. Accelerating loan growth, strong mortgage banking income, and improving credit quality contributed to 2012 profitability. For the fourth quarter of 2012, Washington Banking's net income was $4.6 million, or $0.30 per diluted share, nearly even with the preceding quarter and up 8% compared to $4.2 million, or $0.28 per diluted share, in the fourth quarter of 2011.

"Profits continue to grow as loan demand from both commercial and residential borrowers is coming back," said Jack Wagner, President and Chief Executive Officer. "Our fourth quarter loan production was one of the best periods we have seen for a number of years, with the loan portfolio growing 3.5% in the quarter and 5% year-over-year. Mortgage banking revenues more than doubled in 2012, reflecting historically low interest rates and accelerating new home sales."

"Our new Woodinville branch opened on schedule in December and the early response is encouraging," said Bryan McDonald, Whidbey Island Bank's President and CEO. "Located in the northeast quadrant of King County, this location serves the technology corridor, aviation suppliers and a large number of professional service businesses to support the growing population. The demographics of this market are a natural fit for Whidbey Island Bank's style and we are eager to develop relationships with new clientele."

2012 Financial Highlights (as of, or for the periods ended December 31, 2012)

  • Return on average assets was 1.01% and return on average common equity was 9.56% in 2012.
  • On a consolidated basis, Total Risk-Based Capital to risk-adjusted assets was 19.39% compared to 19.73% in 2011. The FDIC requires a minimum of 10% Total Risk-Based Capital ratio to be considered well-capitalized.
  • Nonperforming non-covered assets/total assets improved to 1.10%, compared to 1.29% in the preceding quarter and 1.44% a year ago. Classified loans declined to $77.3 million at December 31, 2012, from $78.2 million at September 30, 2012.
  • The $2.2 million provision for covered loan losses in the fourth quarter was more than offset by the reduction in expenses for the change in the FDIC indemnification asset. While the cash flows associated with several acquired hospitality loans have deteriorated, the Bank remains fully covered by the FDIC loss-share agreement for these assets.
  • Tangible book value per common share increased to $11.41, compared to $10.67 a year ago.
  • Low-cost demand, money market, savings and NOW accounts were $1.02 billion, or 69% of total deposits.
  • Loan loss reserves were 2.01% of non-covered loans, and 2.22% a year ago.
  • The interest income generated from the loan portfolios in the FDIC-assisted acquisitions contributed $8.2 million to fourth quarter revenues, and $36.4 million to full year revenues.
  • Net interest margin (NIM) expanded 7 basis points to 5.54% in 2012 from 5.47% in 2011. In the fourth quarter, NIM fell 25 basis points to 5.23% compared to 5.48% in the preceding quarter, and fell 40 basis points from 5.63% in the year ago quarter, reflecting the anticipated reduction in higher yielding loans from the FDIC acquisitions made in 2010.

Regional and Acquisitions Update

"The regional economy is finally showing some sustainable signs of life," said Wagner. "During 2012, area employment grew at twice the national pace and in response to the new job opportunities, population growth and new households accelerated." "Our market area continues to improve, particularly in King and Snohomish counties," stated Rick Shields, Chief Financial Officer. "Our franchise is growing again, in terms of both loans and deposits and we continue to benefit from the two FDIC assisted acquisitions we made in 2010.

"Due to some stress in the covered hospitality portfolio, we booked a $2.2 million provision for covered loans in the fourth quarter, which is the largest such provision we have taken since the acquisitions," Shields explained. "This provision, however, was offset by a significantly lower change in the FDIC Indemnification Asset line included in noninterest income, which was a cost of $228,000 in the fourth quarter compared to $2.8 million in the third quarter and $3.6 million in the fourth quarter a year ago. For the full year, the provision for covered loan losses was $2.6 million, compared to a benefit of $450,000 in 2011. The change in the FDIC indemnification asset in 2012 totaled $9.1 million compared to $9.2 million a year ago."

The FDIC indemnification asset carried on the balance sheet declined 23% in the quarter to $34.6 million, and is down 72% from its peak of $124.7 million in the third quarter of 2010. In addition, the clawback adjustment in 2012 was $1.7 million of which $1.1 million was recorded in the second quarter of 2012, compared to $1.6 million in 2011.

Covered loans, which are loans that are subject to a loss-share arrangement as a result of the two FDIC-assisted acquisitions, are shown as a separate line item on the balance sheet and are not included in the net loan totals. Covered loans are also not included in any of the reported credit quality metrics, as they are accounted for separately under generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). Both the FDIC indemnification asset and the covered loan portfolio will decline over time, as the loans mature, pay off, or are otherwise resolved. The resolution of the acquired loan portfolios continues to progress, with net covered loans down 8% for the quarter, 20% year-over-year and 54% since acquired.

Credit Quality

"Overall asset quality improved during the fourth quarter and for the year as well," said Dan Kuenzi, Chief Credit Officer. "Residential construction projects continue to make up the majority of nonperforming loans, particularly in the smaller markets we serve."

Nonperforming, non-covered loans (NPLs) decreased during the fourth quarter to $15.6 million from $17.6 million in the third quarter and from $22.1million in the year ago quarter, with residential construction loans accounting for 45% of the nonperforming loan portfolio. The ratio of NPLs/total non-covered loans improved to 1.82% at 2012 year-end from 2.14% at the end of the third quarter and 2.72% a year ago. Nonperforming, non-covered assets (NPA)/total assets improved to 1.10% compared to 1.29% in the preceding quarter and 1.44% a year ago. Non-covered other real estate owned (OREO) was $3.0 million, compared to $4.1 million in the preceding quarter and $2.0 million a year ago. Distribution of nonperforming, non-covered assets is shown in the following table:

Non-Covered NPA by Location Island
County
San Juan
County
Skagit
County
Snohomish
County
Whatcom
County
Total Percent of Total
Non-Covered
NPA by Loan Type
(dollars in 000s)
12/31/2012
Commercial $ 4 $ 285 $ 585 $ 1,788 $ 304 $ 2,966 15.97%
Real Estate Mortgages
One-to-Four Family Residential 101 -- 290 -- 498 889 4.79%
Commercial 310 188 1,008 -- 396 1,902 10.24%
Real Estate Construction
One-to-Four Family Residential 1,375 -- 4,384 -- 2,616 8,375 45.09%
Commercial 836 -- -- -- -- 836 4.49%
Consumer
Direct 131 111 217 124 -- 583 3.14%
Other Real Estate Owned 891 -- 1,164 430 538 3,023 16.28%
Total $ 3,648 $ 584 $ 7,648 $ 2,342 $ 4,352 $18,574 100.00%
Percent of Total Non-Covered NPA by Location 19.64% 3.14% 41.18% 12.61% 23.43% 100.00%

The provision for non-covered loan losses was $1.5 million in the fourth quarter, compared to $1.3 million in the third quarter of 2012 and $2.0 million in the fourth quarter a year ago. The allowance for non-covered loan losses totaled $17.1 million, or 2.01% of non-covered loans. Total net charge-offs in the fourth quarter were $923,000, or 0.44% of average total loans on an annualized basis, compared to $2.2 million, or 1.09% of average loans in the preceding quarter and $2.9 million, or 1.41% of average loans, in the fourth quarter a year ago. For the full year, net charge-offs totaled $8.0 million or 0.97% of average loans compared to $11.3 million, or 1.37% of average loans a year ago.

Balance Sheet

Total assets were $1.69 billion at December 31, 2012, up slightly from $1.68 billion in the preceding quarter and $1.67 billion a year ago. Total non-covered loans increased 3.5% to $853.1 million compared to $824.6 million at September 30, 2012, and were up 5% from $812.8 million at December 31, 2011. "Our commercial lending division continues to establish and maintain strong relationships with business owners in our communities," said McDonald. "Commercial teams closed $27.1 million in new loans and renewed $34.8 million in commitments in the fourth quarter, bringing total new and renewed commercial group production to $451.2 million, up 15% for the year."

The non-covered loan portfolio is well diversified with commercial and industrial loans making up 19% and residential mortgages accounting for 4% of the portfolio. Owner-occupied commercial real estate loans represent approximately 25% of the portfolio and non-owner occupied commercial real estate loans account for approximately 24% of loans. Indirect consumer loans account for 9% of the portfolio and other consumer loans account for 9%. Construction and land development loans for residential properties represent 5% and commercial construction and land development loans represent 4% of the portfolio.

As resolution of the covered portfolio progresses, net covered loans totaled $214.1 million and covered OREO totaled $13.5 million at December 31, 2012, compared to $231.5 million and $44.7 million, respectively, three months earlier.

The mix of total deposits continued to improve while the level of total deposits was relatively stable at $1.46 billion at December 31, 2012. Noninterest-bearing demand deposits increased 3% in the quarter and 19% year-over-year, representing 18% of total deposits. Year-over-year, money market accounts were down 10% at $295.4 million, comprising 20% of total deposits; time deposits declined 18% to $447.9 million and accounted for 31% of total deposits. Core deposits, excluding time deposits over $100,000, represented 87% of all deposits.

Shareholders' equity increased 1% in the quarter and 7% year-over-year, due to the strong earnings generated during the past twelve months. Tangible shareholder equity totaled $176.6 million, or $11.41 per share at December 31, 2012, compared to $10.67 a year ago.

Operating Results

In the fourth quarter of 2012, net interest income decreased 3% to $19.9 million from the linked quarter of $20.6 million, and declined 5% from $20.9 million a year ago. In the full year of 2012, net interest income increased 4% to $82.6 million from $79.7 million in 2011.

"After you work through the complexities of the FDIC assisted accounting items on the income statement, the major driver of noninterest income was gain from the sale of mortgage loans, which contributed $1.2 million to fourth quarter revenues and $3.8 million to 2012 revenues," said Shields. "As discussed above, the increase in the provision for covered loan losses resulted in a substantially reduced change in the FDIC indemnification asset in the fourth quarter of 2012. Consequently, fourth quarter noninterest income was $4.6 million compared to $1.4 million in the previous quarter and also in the year ago quarter. Collections on the covered asset portfolio generated $567,000 in gains on disposition of those assets, compared to $125,000 in the linked quarter and $2.2 million in the fourth quarter a year ago. For the full year in 2012, noninterest income was $8.2 million compared to $9.2 million in 2011, with higher income from sale of loans and gains on sale of investment securities helping to offset lower gains on disposition of covered assets."

Gains on sale of investment securities contributed $244,000 in the fourth quarter and $345,000 in the third quarter of 2012 and no gains in the fourth quarter of 2011. For the year 2012, gain on sale of investment securities contributed $931,000 compared to no gains in 2011.

Washington Banking's net interest margin decreased 25 basis points from the preceding quarter to 5.23% from 5.48% and fell 40 basis points from 5.63% in the year ago quarter. In 2012, net interest margin improved 7 basis points to 5.54% compared to 5.47% in 2011. "With the balance of acquired loans declining, and the above average yields on those loans being replaced with loans carrying current market rates, our net interest margin will continue to fall in 2013," Shields noted.

Operating expense was relatively flat during 2012 at $56.4 million and $14.0 million in the fourth quarter, reflecting higher compensation expenses throughout the year offset by lower consulting fees and lower FDIC premiums.

In a separate release today, Washington Banking announced it will pay a quarterly cash dividend of $0.15 per common share. "In keeping with our two-tiered approach in determining our dividend payouts each quarter, we are paying $0.06 per share in a basic dividend and $0.09 per share in the variable dividend, which results in the total dividend at 50% of earnings," Wagner noted. "Our board will continue to evaluate dividends each quarter based on capital requirements, market opportunities and other operating considerations."

Conference Call Information

Management will host a conference call on Friday, February 1, at 10:00 a.m. Pacific time (1:00 p.m. ET) to discuss the results. This call will also be broadcast live via the internet. Investment professionals and all current and prospective shareholders are invited to access the live call by dialing (480) 629-9835 at 10:00 a.m. PT for conference ID #4588072. To listen to the call online, either live or archived, visit the Investor Relations page of Whidbey Island Bank's website at www.wibank.com.

About Washington Banking Company

Washington Banking Company is a bank holding company based in Oak Harbor, Washington, that operates Whidbey Island Bank, a state-chartered full-service commercial bank. Founded in 1961, Whidbey Island Bank provides various deposit, loan and investment services to meet customers' financial needs. With its two FDIC-assisted acquisitions in 2010, Whidbey Island Bank currently operates 31 full-service branches located in six counties in Northwestern Washington. The Seattle Times' ranked Washington Banking Company as the top financial institution in the region for the third consecutive year in their 21st annual "Best of the Northwest" listing. In 2009, Washington Banking was added to the Russell 2000 Index, a subset of the Russell 3000 Index. Both indices are widely used by professional money managers as benchmarks for investment strategies.

Forward-Looking Statements

This news release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties. These forward-looking statements describe management's expectations regarding future events and developments such as future operating results, regional economic trends, dividends and dividend payout ratios, covered loan trends, availability of acquisition opportunities, growth in loans and deposits, credit quality and loan losses, net interest margin, benefits from prior FDIC-assisted acquisitions and continued success of the Company's business plan. Readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which reflect management's views only as of the date hereof. The words "anticipate," "expect," "will," "believe," and words of similar meaning are intended, in part, to help identify forward-looking statements. Future events are difficult to predict, and the expectations described above are subject to risk and uncertainty that may cause actual results to differ materially. In addition to discussions about risks and uncertainties set forth from time to time in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated in these forward-looking statements include, among others: (1) local and national general and economic condition; (2) changes in interest rates and their impact on net interest margin; (3) competition among financial institutions; (4) legislation or regulatory requirements; (5) the ability to realize the efficiencies expected from investment in personnel and infrastructure; and (6) the ability to open new locations. Washington Banking Company does not undertake to update forward-looking statements to reflect circumstances or events that occur after the date the forward-looking statements were made. Any such statements are made in reliance on the safe harbor protections provided under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.

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CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME (unaudited) Quarter Ended Quarter Ended Three Quarter Ended One
($ in thousands, except per share data) December 31, September 30, Month December 31, Year
2012 2012 Change 2011 Change
Interest Income
Non-Covered Loans $ 11,520 $ 11,644 -1% $ 12,090 -5%
Covered Loans 8,170 8,998 -9% 9,397 -13%
Taxable Investment Securities 1,352 1,238 9% 1,243 9%
Tax Exempt Securities 336 311 8% 253 33%
Other 61 71 -14% 59 3%
Total Interest Income 21,439 22,262 -4% 23,042 -7%
Interest Expense
Deposits 1,457 1,575 -7% 2,043 -29%
Junior Subordinated Debentures 128 135 -5% 128 0%
Total Interest Expense 1,585 1,710 -7% 2,171 -27%
Net Interest Income 19,854 20,552 -3% 20,871 -5%
Provision for Loan Losses, Non-Covered Loans 1,500 1,250 20% 2,000 -25%
Provision (Recovery) for Loan Losses, Covered Loans 2,246 -- NM (132) -1802%
Net Interest Income after Provision for Loan Losses 16,108 19,302 -17% 19,003 -15%
Noninterest Income
Service Charges and Fees 860 886 -3% 934 -8%
Electronic Banking Income 938 820 14% 842 11%
Investment Products 231 335 -31% 237 -3%
Gain on Sale of Investment Securities, Net 244 345 -29% -- NM
Bank Owned Life Insurance Income 33 43 -23% 66 -50%
Income from the Sale of Loans 1,221 1,146 7% 440 178%
SBA Premium Income 284 126 125% 69 312%
Change in FDIC Indemnification Asset (228) (2,762) -92% (3,602) -94%
Gain on Disposition of Covered Assets 567 125 354% 2,208 -74%
Other Income 453 294 54% 233 94%
Total Noninterest Income 4,603 1,358 239% 1,427 223%
Noninterest Expense
Compensation and Employee Benefits 7,627 7,741 -1% 6,458 18%
Occupancy and Equipment 1,757 1,738 1% 1,655 6%
Office Supplies and Printing 427 378 13% 378 13%
Data Processing 531 539 -1% 498 7%
Consulting and Professional Fees 194 194 0% 305 -36%
Intangible Amortization 129 129 0% 147 -12%
FDIC Premiums 314 314 0% 349 -10%
FDIC Clawback Liability 295 247 19% 1,576 -81%
Non-Covered OREO & Repossession Expenses 330 398 -17% 159 108%
Covered OREO & Repossession Expenses 425 122 248% 572 -26%
Other 1,943 1,863 4% 2,196 -12%
Total Noninterest Expense 13,972 13,663 2% 14,293 -2%
Income Before Provision for Income Tax 6,739 6,997 -4% 6,137 10%
Provision for Income Tax 2,153 2,359 -9% 1,898 13%
Net Income Available to Common Shareholders $ 4,586 $ 4,638 -1% $ 4,239 8%
Earnings per Common Share
Net Income per Share, Basic $ 0.30 $ 0.30 0% $ 0.28 7%
Net Income per Share, Diluted $ 0.30 $ 0.30 0% $ 0.28 7%
Average Number of Common Shares Outstanding 15,455,000 15,413,000 15,366,000
Fully Diluted Average Common and Equivalent Shares Outstanding 15,484,000 15,446,000 15,400,000
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME (unaudited) For the Year Ended One
($ in thousands, except per share data) December 31, Year
2012 2011 Change
Interest Income
Non-Covered Loans $ 46,530 $ 49,760 -6%
Covered Loans 36,418 34,819 5%
Taxable Investment Securities 5,333 3,967 34%
Tax Exempt Securities 1,178 902 31%
Other 251 259 -3%
Total Interest Income 89,710 89,707 0%
Interest Expense
Deposits 6,581 9,492 -31%
Junior Subordinated Debentures 532 489 9%
Total Interest Expense 7,113 9,981 -29%
Net Interest Income 82,597 79,726 4%
Provision for Loan Losses, Non-Covered Loans 7,100 10,500 -32%
Provision (Recovery) for Loan Losses, Covered Loans 2,644 (450) -688%
Net Interest Income after Provision for Loan Losses 72,853 69,676 5%
Noninterest Income
Service Charges and Fees 3,560 3,818 -7%
Electronic Banking Income 3,666 3,197 15%
Investment Products 1,295 1,072 21%
Gain on Sale of Investment Securities, Net 931 -- NM
Bank Owned Life Insurance Income 191 311 -39%
Income from the Sale of Loans 3,848 1,197 221%
SBA Premium Income 602 444 36%
Change in FDIC Indemnification Asset (9,126) (9,232) -1%
Gain on Disposition of Covered Assets 1,877 6,312 -70%
Other Income 1,402 2,093 -33%
Total Noninterest Income 8,246 9,212 -10%
Noninterest Expense
Compensation and Employee Benefits 29,944 27,496 9%
Occupancy and Equipment 6,883 6,553 5%
Office Supplies and Printing 1,643 1,665 -1%
Data Processing 2,134 1,916 11%
Consulting and Professional Fees 904 1,152 -22%
Intangible Amortization 512 622 -18%
Merger Related Expenses -- 324 -100%
FDIC Premiums 1,281 1,818 -30%
FDIC Clawback Liability 1,680 1,576 7%
Non-Covered OREO & Repossession Expenses 1,841 1,358 36%
Covered OREO & Repossession Expenses 1,699 2,192 -22%
Other 7,878 9,153 -14%
Total Noninterest Expense 56,399 55,825 1%
Income Before Provision for Income Tax 24,700 23,063 7%
Provision for Income Tax 7,856 7,111 10%
Net Income 16,844 15,952 6%
Preferred Dividends -- 1,084 -100%
Net Income Available to Common Shareholders $ 16,844 $ 14,868 13%
Earnings per Common Share
Net Income per Share, Basic $ 1.09 $ 0.97 12%
Net Income per Share, Diluted $ 1.09 $ 0.97 12%
Average Number of Common Shares Outstanding 15,422,000 15,329,000
Fully Diluted Average Common and Equivalent Shares Outstanding 15,455,000 15,393,000
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (unaudited) Three One
($ in thousands except per share data) December 31, September 30, Month December 31, Year
2012 2012 Change 2011 Change
Assets
Cash and Due from Banks $ 32,145 $ 30,885 4% $ 25,399 27%
Interest-Bearing Deposits with Banks 75,428 84,570 -11% 80,514 -6%
Federal Funds Sold -- 670 -100% -- NM
Total Cash and Cash Equivalents 107,573 116,125 -7% 105,913 2%
Investment Securities Available for Sale 372,968 353,881 5% 295,955 26%
FHLB Stock 7,441 7,509 -1% 7,576 -2%
Loans Held for Sale 18,043 15,139 19% 22,421 -20%
Loans Receivable 853,134 824,610 3% 812,830 5%
Less: Allowance for Loan Losses (17,147) (16,570) 3% (18,032) -5%
Non-Covered Loans, Net 835,987 808,040 3% 794,798 5%
Covered Loans, Net Allowance for Loan Losses 214,087 231,517 -8% 268,211 -20%
Premises and Equipment, Net 36,751 36,896 0% 37,492 -2%
Bank Owned Life Insurance 17,704 17,671 0% 17,513 1%
Goodwill and Other Intangible Assets, Net 6,027 6,156 -2% 6,539 -8%
Other Real Estate Owned 3,023 4,080 -26% 1,976 53%
Covered Other Real Estate Owned 13,460 18,811 -28% 26,622 -49%
FDIC Indemnification Asset 34,571 44,713 -23% 65,586 -47%
Other Assets 20,042 19,588 2% 20,080 0%
Total Assets $ 1,687,677 $ 1,680,126 0% $ 1,670,682 1%
Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity
Deposits:
Noninterest-Bearing Demand $ 261,310 $ 252,484 3% $ 219,250 19%
NOW Accounts 345,599 332,116 4% 276,288 25%
Money Market 295,441 292,745 1% 327,256 -10%
Savings 112,725 109,107 3% 99,882 13%
Time Deposits 447,898 471,778 -5% 543,668 -18%
Total Deposits 1,462,973 1,458,230 0% 1,466,344 0%
Junior Subordinated Debentures 25,774 25,774 0% 25,774 0%
Other Liabilities 16,306 15,155 8% 7,744 111%
Total Liabilities 1,505,053 1,499,159 0% 1,499,862 0%
Shareholders' Equity
Common Stock (no par value)
Authorized 35,000,000 Shares: Issued and Outstanding 15,483,598 at 12/31/12, 15,451,307 at 9/30/12 and 15,398,197 at 12/31/11 85,707 85,381 0% 84,564 1%
Retained Earnings 92,234 89,966 3% 83,107 11%
Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income 4,683 5,620 -17% 3,149 49%
Total Shareholders' Equity 182,624 180,967 1% 170,820 7%
Total Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity $ 1,687,677 $ 1,680,126 0% $ 1,670,682 1%
FINANCIAL STATISTICS (unaudited) Quarter Ended Quarter Ended Quarter Ended Quarter Ended Year Ended
($ in thousands, except per share data) December 31, September 30, June 30, December 31, December 31,
2012 2012 2012 2011 2012 2011
Averages
Total Assets $ 1,677,465 $ 1,672,663 $ 1,671,825 $ 1,670,572 $ 1,671,903 $ 1,681,254
Non-Covered Loans and Loans Held for Sale 841,044 831,256 825,779 830,519 831,179 831,997
Covered Loans 223,473 236,355 248,079 274,463 242,552 307,836
Interest Earning Assets 1,533,010 1,513,891 1,501,373 1,488,674 1,510,471 1,475,835
Deposits 1,455,049 1,457,014 1,460,266 1,472,059 1,457,896 1,487,149
Common Shareholders' Equity 181,015 176,934 174,565 166,933 176,137 162,065
Financial Ratios
Return on Average Assets, Annualized 1.09% 1.10% 0.68% 1.01% 1.01% 0.95%
Return on Average Common Equity, Annualized(1) 10.08% 10.43% 6.56% 10.07% 9.56% 9.17%
Efficiency Ratio (2) 56.42% 61.53% 68.20% 63.35% 61.31% 62.06%
Yield on Earning Assets (2) 5.64% 5.93% 6.16% 6.21% 6.02% 6.15%
Cost of Interest Bearing Liabilities 0.52% 0.55% 0.60% 0.67% 0.57% 0.76%
Net Interest Spread 5.12% 5.38% 5.56% 5.54% 5.45% 5.39%
Net Interest Margin (2) 5.23% 5.48% 5.67% 5.63% 5.54% 5.47%
Tangible Book Value Per Share (3) $ 11.41 $ 11.31 $ 10.97 $ 10.67 $ 11.41 $ 10.67
Tangible Common Equity (3) 10.50% 10.44% 10.22% 9.87% 10.50% 9.87%
December 31, September 30, June 30, December 31, Regulatory Requirements
2012 2012 2012 2011 Adequately-
capitalized
Well-
capitalized
Period End
Total Risk-Based Capital Ratio - Consolidated (4) 19.39% 19.59% 19.79% 19.73% 8.00% NA
Tier 1 Risk-Based Capital Ratio - Consolidated (4) 18.14% 18.34% 18.53% 18.47% 4.00% NA
Tier 1 Leverage Ratio - Consolidated (4) 11.82% 11.65% 11.44% 11.16% 4.00% NA
Total Risk-Based Capital Ratio - Whidbey Island Bank (4) 18.77% 19.02% 19.16% 19.09% 8.00% 10.00%
Tier 1 Risk-Based Capital Ratio - Whidbey Island Bank (4) 17.51% 17.77% 17.91% 17.84% 4.00% 6.00%
Tier 1 Leverage Ratio - Whidbey Island Bank (4) 11.36% 11.25% 11.04% 10.77% 4.00% 5.00%
(1) Return on average common equity is adjusted for preferred stock dividends.
(2) Fully tax-equivalent is a non-GAAP performance measurement that management believes provides investors with a more accurate picture of the
net interest margin, revenue and efficiency ratio for comparative purposes. The calculation involves grossing up interest income on tax-exempt
loans and investments by an amount that makes it comparable to taxable income. Please see reconciliation to GAAP measure that appears elsewhere in this release.
(3) Please see the reconciliations to GAAP measures that appear elsewhere in this release. Tangible book value per share and tangible common equity
are non-GAAP performance measurements that management believes provide a more accurate picture of equity.
(4) Capital ratios for the most recent period are an estimate pending filing of the Company's regulatory reports.
NON-COVERED ASSET QUALITY (unaudited) Quarter Ended Quarter Ended Quarter Ended Year Ended
($ in thousands, except per share data) December 31, September 30, December 31, December 31,
2012 2012 2011 2012 2011
Allowance for Non-Covered Loan Losses Activity:
Balance at Beginning of Period $ 16,570 $ 17,565 $ 18,936 $ 18,032 $ 18,812
Indirect Loans:
Charge-offs (241) (134) (324) (801) (1,208)
Recoveries 91 75 110 410 582
Indirect Net Charge-offs (150) (59) (214) (391) (626)
Other Loans:
Charge-offs (1,255) (2,365) (2,872) (8,382) (11,733)
Recoveries 482 179 182 788 1,079
Other Net Charge-offs (773) (2,186) (2,690) (7,594) (10,654)
Total Net Charge-offs (923) (2,245) (2,904) (7,985) (11,280)
Provision for Loan Losses, Non-Covered Loans 1,500 1,250 2,000 7,100 10,500
Balance at End of Period $ 17,147 $ 16,570 $ 18,032 $ 17,147 $ 18,032
Net Charge-offs to Average Loans:
Indirect Loans Net Charge-Offs, to Avg Indirect Loans, Annualized (1) 0.74% 0.29% 1.00% 0.48% 0.71%
Other Loans Net Charge-Offs, to Avg Other Loans, Annualized (1) 0.41% 1.18% 1.46% 1.03% 1.44%
Net Charge-offs to Average Total Loans (1) 0.44% 1.09% 1.41% 0.97% 1.37%
December 31, September 30, December 31,
2012 2012 2011
Nonperforming Non-Covered Assets
Nonperforming Non-Covered Loans (2) $ 15,551 $ 17,642 $ 22,100
Non-Covered Other Real Estate Owned 3,023 4,080 1,976
Total Nonperforming Non-Covered Assets $ 18,574 $ 21,722 $ 24,076
Nonperforming Non-Covered Loans to Total Non-Covered Loans (1) 1.82% 2.14% 2.72%
Nonperforming Non-Covered Assets to Total Assets 1.10% 1.29% 1.44%
Allowance for Loan Losses to Nonperforming Non-Covered Loans 110.26% 93.92% 81.59%
Allowance for Loan Losses to Non-Covered Loans 2.01% 2.01% 2.22%
Non-Covered Loan Composition
Commercial $ 162,481 $ 155,208 $ 150,386
Real Estate Mortgages
One-to-Four Family Residential 36,873 37,262 40,331
Commercial 415,754 394,878 370,782
Real Estate Construction
One-to-Four Family Residential 46,472 44,892 58,810
Commercial 34,926 33,104 31,546
Consumer
Indirect 77,596 79,648 80,396
Direct 77,294 77,759 78,726
Deferred Costs 1,738 1,859 1,853
Total Non-Covered Loans $ 853,134 $ 824,610 $ 812,830
Time Deposit Composition
Time Deposits $100,000 and more $ 188,282 $ 200,641 $ 229,741
All Other Time Deposits 247,037 258,301 305,753
Brokered Deposits
CDARS (Certificate of Deposit Account Registry Service) 12,579 12,836 8,174
Total Time Deposits $ 447,898 $ 471,778 $ 543,668
(1) Excludes Loans Held for Sale.
(2) Nonperforming loans includes nonaccrual loans plus accruing loans 90 or more days past due.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Fully tax-equivalent net interest income and fully tax-equivalent net interest margin are non-GAAP performance measurements that management believes provides investors with a more accurate picture of the Company's operational performance and is consistent with industry practice. The calculation involves grossing up interest income on tax-exempt loans and investments by an amount that makes it comparable to taxable income.

The following table provides the reconciliation of the Company's net interest income and net interest margin (GAAP) to a fully tax-equivalent net interest income and fully tax-equivalent net interest margin (non-GAAP) for the periods presented:

Quarter Ended For the Year Ended
December 31, September 30, December 31, December 31,
2012 2012 2011 2012 2011
Net Interest Income $ 19,854 $ 20,552 $ 20,871 $ 82,597 $ 79,726
Tax-Equivalent Adjustment (1) 307 295 264 1,144 1,021
Tax-Equivalent Net Interest Income 20,161 20,847 21,135 83,741 80,747
Average Interest Earning Assets 1,533,010 1,513,891 1,488,674 1,510,471 1,475,835
Net Interest Margin 5.15% 5.40% 5.56% 5.47% 5.40%
Tax-Equivalent Net Interest Margin (1) 5.23% 5.48% 5.63% 5.54% 5.47%

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Tangible common equity, tangible assets and tangible book value per common share are not measures that are calculated in accordance with GAAP. However, management uses these non-GAAP measures in its analysis of the Company's performance. Management believes that these non-GAAP measures are an important indication of the Company's ability to grow both organically and through business combinations, and, with respect to tangible common equity, the Company's ability to pay dividends and to engage in various capital management strategies.

Neither tangible common equity, tangible assets or tangible book value per common share should be considered in isolation or as a substitute for common shareholders' equity or book value per common share or any other measure calculated in accordance with GAAP. Moreover, the manner in which the Company calculates tangible common equity, tangible assets and tangible book value per share may differ from that of other companies reporting measures with similar names.

The following table provides the reconciliation of the Company's shareholders' equity (GAAP) to tangible common equity (non-GAAP) and total assets (GAAP) to tangible assets (non-GAAP) for the periods presented:

December 31, September 30, December 31,
($ in thousands, except per share data) 2012 2012 2011
Total Shareholders' Equity $ 182,624 $ 180,967 $ 170,820
Adjustments to Shareholders' Equity
Goodwill and Other Intangible Assets, Net (2) (6,027) (6,156) (6,539)
Tangible Common Equity 176,597 174,811 164,281
Total Assets $ 1,687,677 $ 1,680,126 $ 1,670,682
Adjustments to Total Assets
Goodwill and Other Intangible Assets, Net (2) (6,027) (6,156) (6,539)
Tangible Assets 1,681,650 1,673,970 1,664,143
Common Shares Outstanding at Period End 15,483,598 15,451,307 15,398,197
Tangible Common Equity 10.50% 10.44% 9.87%
Tangible Book Value per Common Share $ 11.41 $ 11.31 $ 10.67
(1) Tax exempt interest has been adjusted to a taxable equivalent basis using a 35% tax rate
(2) Goodwill and Other Intangible Assets, Net excludes mortgage servicing rights

CONTACT: Jack Wagner - WBCO President & CEO Bryan McDonald - WIB President & CEO Rick Shields - EVP & CFO 360.679.3121Source:Washington Banking Company