SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Regal Financial Bank announced today two very significant events in their history. First, it has successfully completed and closed its $12 million capital campaign that commenced in September of 2011. And, more importantly, it also announced that the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and Washington Department of Financial Institutions (WDFI) have terminated the Cease and Desist Order it had been operating under since September 3, 2009.
“This new capital gives us the opportunity to grow our product offerings and add new relationship officers to help build our growing small business market.”
“These milestones demonstrate the results of our efforts to build a foundation of success for our bank. We appreciate the recognition of our work from the regulators and the trust and confidence in us by our current and new shareholders,” said Randy C. James, Chairman and CEO. “This new capital gives us the opportunity to grow our product offerings and add new relationship officers to help build our growing small business market.”
Additionally, Regal Financial Bank updated their shareholders at the end of the Fourth Quarter, 2012, announcing a profitable year of earnings, exceeding their full year plan by 60%. The bank continues to show dramatic improvement across all loan classifications over the past 12 months. As Mr. James stated, “We are seeing excellent reductions in substandard loans offset by quality new loan and deposit growth. With new capital ratios of 19.48% total risk-based capital and Tier 1 leverage capital of 14.1% the bank is well positioned to support its strategic initiatives for 2013.”
About Regal Financial Bank
Headquartered in the heart of downtown Seattle, Regal Financial Bank is a locally owned community bank that understands the value of customer relationships and is focused on exceeding client expectations at every opportunity. We are a business bank. Our team of bankers has a deep and robust level of experience in this market serving the needs of closely held businesses, business owners and principals of small businesses in this region for over 30 years. More information is available at www.regalfinancialbank.com.
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