Bank of Southern California N.A. Announces Second Quarter 2019 Results

SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- Bank of Southern California, N.A. (OTC Pink: BCAL) today reported results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2019. Total assets were $767 million for the second quarter of 2019, a 47% increase compared to the second quarter of 2018. Quarterly net income increased 20% to $1.57 million compared to $1.31 million in Q2 of 2018. Total loans ended the quarter at $623 million and total deposits were $632 million.

Second Quarter 2019 Highlights
* Enhanced market presence in Los Angeles, Orange and Riverside counties, including the addition of seasoned, relationship-focused bankers
* 2019 loan growth slows, despite new production, primarily driven by higher loan prepayments and real estate secured loan payoffs
* Repositioning of deposit portfolio focused on lower cost and noninterest-bearing core deposits
* Year over year comparisons are affected by the acquisition of Americas United Bank ("AUB") on July 31, 2018.

Nathan Rogge, President and CEO of Bank of Southern California said, "We remain focused on executing our strategy, achieving long-term growth and supporting Southern California's business community. During the second quarter, we expanded in Orange County with the opening of a regional office and full-service banking center in the City of Orange."

"This strategic commitment to the region is further supported through the hiring of several relationship-focused Bankers in key markets in Southern California, including Los Angeles, Orange, and Riverside counties. The Bank has built a strong foundation to support its efforts to become a leading community business bank in Southern California, and is well-positioned for growth," concluded Rogge.

The Bank continues to emphasize core banking products and services while delivering upon an enhanced customer experience. Organic noninterest-bearing demand deposit growth increased $6.8 million during the quarter, and a $20.3 million increase since December 2018. John Farkash, Chairman of the Board said, "Overall, the Bank reported meaningful results for the second quarter. The Bank continues to have a strong and well-capitalized balance sheet positioning the Bank to deliver greater value to our shareholders and achieving long-term growth."

Additional Financial Highlights
* Total Loans declined $5 million during the quarter to $623 million at quarter end, primarily driven by higher loan prepayments and real estate secured loan payoffs. Total loans paid were $32 million during Q2 2019, and total $62 million year-to-date. Despite the decline in loans outstanding, new C&I loan commitments increased $17 million year-to-date, from $160 million at December 31, 2018 to $177 million at June 30, 2019.
* The Bank has been focused on repositioning its deposit portfolio mix toward more core deposits. While total deposits have been flat since December 2018, noninterest-bearing deposits have grown by 12%, offset by a decline of 12% in more costly time deposits. The Bank will continue to reposition and improve the deposit portfolio with the longer-term goal of protecting net interest margin.
* Nonperforming assets were 0.27% of total assets at June 30, 2019, compared to 0.60% at December 31, 2018. The allowance for loan losses (ALLL) was 0.78% of total loans at June 30, 2019, up from 0.69% at December 31, 2018. When including $2.2 million in loan fair value credit marks (LFVCM), the ALLL and LFVCM represent 1.14% of total loans versus 1.10% at December 31, 2018.

[Quarterly Financial Highlights Table Follows]

More details about our quarterly results are available on our website and through the following link to our most recent quarterly results and trends:

About Bank of Southern California
A growing community bank, established in 2001, Bank of Southern California, N.A., with headquarters in San Diego, CA, is locally owned and managed, and offers a range of financial products to individuals, professionals and small-to-medium sized businesses. The Bank's solution-driven, relationship-based approach to banking provides accessibility to decision makers and enhances value through strong partnerships with its clients. The Bank currently operates eleven branches in San Diego County, Los Angeles County, Orange County, and the Coachella Valley in Riverside County, as well as a production office in West Los Angeles. For more information, please visit or call (858) 847-4780.

Forward-Looking Statements
This news release may contain comments or information that constitute forward-looking statements (within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995) and Bank of Southern California intends for such forward-looking statements to be covered by the safe harbor provisions of that Act.
Forward-looking statements can be identified by the fact that they do not relate strictly to historical or current facts. They often include the words "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "intend," "plan," "estimate," or words of similar meaning, or future or conditional verbs such as "will," "would," "should," "could," or "may." Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance, nor should they be relied upon as representing management's views as of any subsequent date. Future events are difficult to predict. Forward-looking statements involve significant risks and uncertainties and actual results may differ materially from those presented, either expressed or implied, in this news release. Factors that might cause such differences include, but are not limited to: the ability of the Bank to successfully execute its business plan; changes in interest rates and interest rate relationships; changes in demand for products and services; the degree of competition by traditional and non-traditional competitors; changes in banking legislation or regulation; changes in tax laws; changes in prices, levies and assessments; the impact of technological advances; the outcomes of contingencies; trends in customer behavior as well as their ability to repay loans; and changes in the national and local economy.
Bank of Southern California undertakes no obligation to update or clarify forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
Amanda Conover
Bank of Southern California

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Quarterly Financial Highlights(Unaudited)
Quarterly6 Months YTD
($$ in thousands except per share data)2019 2019 2018 2018 2018
2nd Qtr1st Qtr4th Qtr3rd Qtr2nd Qtr2019 2018
 Net interest income$7,6257,6988,0316,7365,28215,32310,133
 Provision for loan losses$200300450450400500700
 NonInterest income$5194205265776029391,701
 NonInterest expense$5,7055,1985,2795,5873,65210,9027,705
 Income tax expense$6677718234015261,4381,050
 Net income$1,5721,8492,0058751,3063,4212,378
 Basic earnings per share$
 Average shares outstanding8,410,5228,409,2728,402,2517,689,8276,991,3278,409,8976,136,312
 Ending shares outstanding8,410,5228,410,5228,408,0228,398,0926,998,7508,410,5226,998,750
 Return on average assets0.82%0.99%1.07%0.52%1.00%0.91%0.95%
 Return on average common equity6.02%7.30%7.91%3.77%6.85%6.65%7.52%
 Yield on loans5.59%5.66%5.63%5.30%5.38%5.63%5.26%
 Yield on earning assets5.24%5.36%5.40%4.87%4.78%5.30%4.78%
 Cost of deposits0.98%0.96%0.84%0.72%0.62%0.97%0.58%
 Net interest margin4.28%4.41%4.59%4.23%4.22%4.34%4.25%
 Efficiency ratio70.05%64.03%61.70%76.40%62.06%67.04%65.11%
 Tangible equity to tangible assets11.62%11.29%11.01%11.14%14.54%11.62%14.54%
 Book value (BV) per common share$12.5612.3012.0611.7711.0012.5611.00
 Tangible BV per common share$10.3410.079.819.4910.8110.3410.81
 Net loan charge-offs (recoveries)$(9)(7)(0)(29)341(15)333
 Allowance for loan losses (ALLL)$4,8884,6794,3733,9223,4434,8883,443
 ALLL to total loans0.78%0.74%0.69%0.65%0.83%0.78%0.83%
 Loan fair value credit marks (LFVCM)$2,2492,4792,5942,8346812,249681
 ALLL and LFVCM to total loans1.14%1.14%1.10%1.11%0.99%1.14%0.99%
 Nonperforming loans$2,0333,2984,5743,7332,7472,0332,747
 Other real estate owned$0000000
 Nonperforming assets to total assets0.27%0.43%0.60%0.51%0.53%0.27%0.53%
 Total loans$623,424628,538634,651606,753414,925623,424414,925
 Total assets$766,730768,823767,948734,923521,437766,730521,437
 Loans to deposits98.60%98.88%101.09%95.88%93.86%98.60%93.86%
 Shareholders' equity$105,619103,481101,36098,86577,006105,61977,006
 Full-time equivalent employees1009694946510065
 Total loans$623,541629,799627,544540,165407,779626,653405,747
 Earning assets$714,889707,920694,190632,508501,776711,296481,320
 Total assets (net of AFS valuation)$766,960755,842741,463670,942525,934761,432505,395
 Shareholders' equity$104,745102,707100,50092,09176,440103,73163,782


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