LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Porter Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: PBIB), parent company of PBI Bank, today announced that the Kentucky Court of Appeals ruled against the Bank in a decision with a partial dissenting opinion in the PBI Bank, Inc. v. Signature Point LLC, et al. matter upholding the previous award of $7.015 million in damages.
“We are very disappointed with the Court’s decision regarding this legacy issue. However, the Bank’s capital and liquidity remain strong and its mission to serve our customers remains unchanged. At this juncture, we are conferring with our legal advisors and evaluating the merits of further pursuing the appellate process.”
John T. Taylor, President and CEO noted, “We are very disappointed with the Court’s decision regarding this legacy issue. However, the Bank’s capital and liquidity remain strong and its mission to serve our customers remains unchanged. At this juncture, we are conferring with our legal advisors and evaluating the merits of further pursuing the appellate process.”
The Bank previously accrued the compensatory damages of the trial court verdict along with interest at the statutory rate. The punitive damages and statutory interest currently totaling approximately $7.9 million were not previously accrued and will impact earnings and capital in the fourth quarter of 2016. While the Bank has made no final decision on how it will proceed, funds to retire all amounts due are on hand and available to meet this obligation with no material impact to liquidity.
The following table indicates as reported data as of September 30, 2016 and the pro-forma impact of this decision.
|Selected Balance Sheet Data:||9/30/2016||Impact||9/30/2016|
|Cash, due from banks, and unpledged AFS securities||167,577||(10,100||)||157,477|
|Accrued interest payable and other liabilities||7,721||(2,200||)||5,521|
|Preferred stockholders’ equity||2,771||-||2,771|
|Common stockholders’ equity||40,850||(7,900||)||32,950|
|Ending shares outstanding||31,114,969||31,114,969||31,114,969|
|Book value per common share||1.31||(0.25||)||1.06|
|Tangible book value per common share||1.31||(0.25||)||1.05|
|Selected Balance Sheet Data:||9/30/2016||9/30/2016|
|Risk-based Capital Ratios - Company|
|Tier I leverage ratio||6.21||5.18|
|Common Equity Tier 1 Capital||6.37||5.19|
|Tier I risk-based capital ratio||8.48||7.00|
|Total risk-based capital ratio||11.57||10.39|
|Risk-based Capital Ratios - Bank|
|Tier I leverage ratio||6.97||6.17|
|Common Equity Tier 1 Capital||9.53||8.35|
|Tier I risk-based capital ratio||9.53||8.35|
|Total risk-based capital ratio||11.18||10.00|
The share count and per share data in the table above does not reflect the previously announced 1 for 5 reverse stock split that will be effective at the close of business on December 16, 2016.
About Porter Bancorp, Inc.
Porter Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: PBIB) is a Louisville, Kentucky-based bank holding company which operates banking centers in 12 counties through its wholly-owned subsidiary PBI Bank. Our markets include metropolitan Louisville in Jefferson County and the surrounding counties of Henry and Bullitt, and extend south along the Interstate 65 corridor. We serve southern and south central Kentucky from banking centers in Butler, Green, Hart, Edmonson, Barren, Warren, Ohio and Daviess counties. We also have a banking center in Lexington, Kentucky, the second largest city in the state. PBI Bank is a traditional community bank with a wide range of personal and business banking products and services.
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