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Metro Bancorp Reports Record Quarterly Net Income of $4.9 Million; EPS Up 42% and Loans Grow 15%

January 27, 2014

HARRISBURG, Pa. --(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Metro Bancorp, Inc. (Metro or the Company) (NASDAQ Global Select Market Symbol: METR ), parent company of Metro Bank , today reported record financial results for the fourth quarter and full year of 2013. The Company recorded net income of $4.9 million , or $0.34 per diluted common share, for the quarter ended December 31, 2013, compared to net income of $3.5 million , or $0.24 per diluted common share, for the fourth quarter of 2012. Net income for the full year 2013 totaled $17.3 million , or $1.20 per diluted common share, compared to $10.9 million , or $0.77 per diluted common share, for 2012. Total revenues for the fourth quarter and full year 2013 were up $1.7 million , or 6%, and $4.3 million , or 4%, over the respective periods of 2012. The Company also reported net loan growth of $224.2 million , or 15%, over the past twelve months. Financial Highlights (in millions, except per share data) Quarter Ended Year Ended % % 12/31/13 12/31/12 Increase 12/31/13 12/31/12 Increase Total assets $ 2,781.1 $ 2,634.9 6 % Total loans (net) 1,727.8 1,503.5 15 % Total deposits 2,239.6 2,231.3 — % Total revenues $ 31.3 $ 29.6 6 % $ 121.3 $ 117.1 4 % Net income 4.9 3.5 42 % 17.3 10.9 58 % Diluted net income per common share $ 0.34 $ 0.24 42 % $ 1.20 $ 0.77 56 % “We are very proud of our efforts in 2013 in achieving the highest quarterly and annual net incomes in the Company's history. Our record net income of $17.3 million for 2013 reflects our ability to successfully grow our loan portfolio in a sometimes challenging economic environment as well as demonstrates our continued progress with increasing revenues and disciplined expense management. Our continued commitment to creating long-term shareholder value is evident through this performance,” said Gary L. Nalbandian , the Company's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "Even with a slowly expanding economy and a continuously changing regulatory environment, we begin 2014 with a strong balance sheet and clear momentum to continue our performance and deliver to all of our constituencies." Income Statement Highlights The Company recorded net income of $4.9 million , or $0.34 per diluted common share, for the fourth quarter of 2013 compared to net income of $3.5 million , or $0.24 per diluted common share, for the same period one year ago, a $1.4 million , or 42%, increase. Net income for the full year 2013 totaled $17.3 million , or $1.20 per diluted common share, up $6.4 million , or 58%, over $10.9 million , or $0.77 per diluted common share over the results for 2012. Return on average shareholders equity was 8.30% for the fourth quarter of 2013, compared to 8.14% for the previous quarter and compared to 5.89% for the same period last year. Return on average shareholders equity for 2013 was 7.41% compared to 4.76% for 2012. Total revenues for the fourth quarter of 2013 were $31.3 million , up $1.7 million , or 6%, over total revenues of $29.6 million for the same quarter one year ago and were up $911,000 , or 3%, over total revenues of $30.4 million for the previous quarter. Total revenues for 2013 increased $4.3 million , or 4%, over 2012. The Company's net interest margin on a fully-taxable basis for the fourth quarter of 2013 was 3.55%, compared to 3.58% recorded in the third quarter of 2013 and compared to 3.71% for the fourth quarter of 2012. The Company's deposit cost of funds for the fourth quarter was 0.28%, the same as the previous quarter and compared to 0.32% for the same period one year ago. The provision for loan losses totaled $1.6 million for the fourth quarter of 2013, compared to $1.2 million for the previous quarter and compared to $2.2 million for the fourth quarter one year ago. Our allowance for loan losses totaled $23.1 million , or 1.32%, of total loans at December 31, 2013 as compared to $25.3 million , or 1.65%, of total loans at December 31, 2012. Noninterest expenses for the fourth quarter 2013 were $22.7 million , up $294,000 , or 1%, compared to the previous quarter and up $251,000 , or 1%, over the same quarter last year. Total noninterest expenses for 2013 were down $1.3 million , or 1%, compared to 2012. Balance Sheet Highlights Net loans grew $52.5 million , or 3%, on a linked quarter basis to $1.73 billion and were up $224.2 million , or 15%, over the fourth quarter 2012. Total deposits were $2.24 billion , an increase of $62.6 million , or 3%, over the previous quarter. Nonperforming assets were 1.61% of total assets at December 31, 2013, compared to 1.71% of total assets for the previous quarter and compared to 1.33% of total assets one year ago. Metro's capital levels remain strong with a total risk-based capital ratio of 14.59%, a Tier 1 Leverage ratio of 9.39% and a tangible common equity to tangible assets ratio of 8.24%. Stockholders' equity totaled $230.2 million , or 8.28% of total assets, at the end of 2013. At December 31, 2013, the Company's book value per share was $16.19 . The market price of Metro's common stock increased by 63% from $13.22 per common share at December 31, 2012 to $21.54 per common share at December 31, 2013. Income Statement Overview Three months ended Year ended December 31 , December 31 , (dollars in thousands, except per share data) 2013 2012 % Change 2013 2012 % Change Total revenues $ 31,294 $ 29,639 6 % $ 121,320 $ 117,052 4 % Provision for loan losses 1,575 2,150 (27 ) 6,875 10,100 (32 ) Total noninterest expenses 22,737 22,486 1 89,869 91,144 (1 ) Net income 4,891 3,456 42 17,260 10,894 58 Diluted net income per share $ 0.34 $ 0.24 42 % $ 1.20 $ 0.77 56 % Metro recorded net income of $4.9 million , or $0.34 per diluted common share, for the fourth quarter of 2013 compared to net income of $3.5 million , or $0.24 per diluted common share, for the fourth quarter of 2012. Net income totaled $17.3 million , or $1.20 per diluted common share, for the year ended December 31, 2013 as compared to net income of $10.9 million , or $0.77 per diluted common share, for 2012. Total revenues (net interest income plus noninterest income) for the fourth quarter of 2013 were $31.3 million , up $1.7 million , or 6%, over the fourth quarter of 2012. Total revenues for the year ended December 31, 2013 were $121.3 million , up $4.3 million , or 4%, over last year. On a linked quarter basis, total revenues were up $911,000 , or 3%. Noninterest expenses for the quarter totaled $22.7 million , up $251,000 , or 1%, compared to the same period in 2012. On a linked quarter basis, total noninterest expenses were up $294,000 , or 1%. Total noninterest expenses for the year ended December 31, 2013 were $89.9 million , down $1.3 million , or 1%, from last year. Net Interest Income and Net Interest Margin Net interest income for the fourth quarter of 2013 totaled $23.3 million , up $1.5 million , or 7%, over the $21.8 million recorded in the fourth quarter of 2012. Net interest income for the year ended December 31, 2013 totaled $91.1 million versus $87.2 million for the year 2012, a $3.9 million , or 5%, increase. Average interest-earning assets for the fourth quarter of 2013 totaled $2.66 billion versus $2.59 billion for the previous quarter and were up $277.1 million , or 12%, over the fourth quarter of 2012. Average loans receivable increased by $214.5 million , or 14%, and average investment securities increased by $62.6 million , or 7%, for the fourth quarter 2013 over the same period one year ago. Average interest-bearing deposits totaled $1.75 billion for the fourth quarter of 2013, up $8.5 million , over the same period of 2012 and average noninterest-bearing deposits for the fourth quarter 2013 were $433.9 million , down $14.9 million , or 3%, from the fourth quarter last year. Total interest expense for the quarter was down $188,000 , or 8%, from the fourth quarter of 2012 as a result of a 6 basis points (bps) reduction in the Company's overall total cost of all funds over the past twelve months. Average interest-earning assets for 2013 totaled $2.57 billion versus $2.31 billion for 2012, a 12% increase. Total interest income on a tax equivalent basis for the year ended December 31, 2013 was up $2.2 million , or 2%, over the same period last year. Total interest expense for the year 2013 was down $1.9 million , or 19%, from the same period of 2012. The net interest margin for the fourth quarter of 2013 was 3.46%, down 3 bps from the 3.49% recorded for the previous quarter and down 16 bps from the fourth quarter one year ago. The net interest margin on a fully-taxable basis for the fourth quarter of 2013 was 3.55%, also down 3 bps from the previous quarter and down 16 bps compared to 3.71% for the fourth quarter of 2012. The net interest margin for the year 2013 was 3.51%, down 23 bps from the 3.74% recorded in 2012. On a fully-taxable basis, the net interest margin for the year ended December 31, 2013 was 3.60%, compared to 3.83% for the year ended December 31, 2012. The Bank's deposit cost of funds for the fourth quarter of 2013 was 0.28%, the same as the previous quarter, and down 4 bps from 0.32% recorded in the fourth quarter one year ago. The Bank's deposit cost of funds for the year ended December 31, 2013 was 0.29%, down 8 bps compared to 0.37% for the year ended December 31, 2012. The total cost of all funding sources for the fourth quarter was 0.33%, compared to 0.32% for the previous quarter and down 6 basis points from the same period in 2012. Change in Net Interest Income and Rate/Volume Analysis As shown in the following table, the increase in net interest income on a fully tax-equivalent basis for the fourth quarter and for the full year 2013 over the same periods of 2012 was primarily due to an increase in the level of interest earning assets. Lower yields on interest earning assets were partially offset by a reduction in the Company's cost of funds. (dollars in thousands) Tax Equivalent Net Interest Income Volume Rate Total % 2013 vs. 2012 Change Change Increase Increase 4th Quarter $ 2,491 $ (1,020 ) $ 1,471 7 % Year to Date $ 9,631 $ (5,542 ) $ 4,089 5 % Noninterest Income Noninterest income for the fourth quarter of 2013 totaled $8.0 million , up $160,000 , or 2%, over the fourth quarter one year ago. Service charges and fees for the fourth quarter were $7.2 million , a decrease of $408,000 , or 5%, from the fourth quarter last year. Excluding a reallocation adjustment between noninterest income and noninterest expense of $477,000 recorded in the fourth quarter of 2012, service charges and fees were actually up $69,000 , or 1%, for the fourth quarter of 2013 over the same period last year. Net gains on sales of securities for the fourth quarter of 2013 were $643,000 compared to $92,000 in the fourth quarter of 2012. Net gains on the sale of loans totaled $144,000 for the fourth quarter of 2013 versus $267,000 for the same period in 2012. Noninterest income for the full year 2013 increased by $336,000 , or 1%, over the full year 2012. Service charges and fees were up 1% for the year ended December 31, 2013 compared to 2012 and gains on the sale of loans were $955,000 for the year ended 2013 compared to $1.2 million for the same period of 2012. Net gains on sales of securities during 2013 were $664,000 compared to net gains of $1.1 million in 2012. There were no OTTI losses in 2013 compared to $649,000 in OTTI charges on private-label CMOs in the Bank's investment portfolio during 2012. The Company recorded a $140,000 charge during the fourth quarter of 2012 to repurchase and retire $8.0 million of 10% fixed rate Trust Capital Securities which had been issued in September 2001 and no comparable debt prepayment charge was incurred in 2013. The breakdown of noninterest income for the fourth quarter and for the years ended 2013 and 2012, respectively, is shown in the table below: Three months ended Year ended December 31 , December 31 , (dollars in thousands) 2013 2012 % Change 2013 2012 % Change Service charges, fees and other income $ 7,178 $ 7,586 (5 )% $ 28,571 $ 28,372 1 % Net gains on sales of loans 144 267 (46 ) 955 1,220 (22 ) Net gains on sales/calls of securities 643 92 599 664 1,051 (37 ) Credit impairment losses on investment securities — — — — (649 ) (100 ) Debt prepayment charge — (140 ) (100 ) — (140 ) (100 ) Total noninterest income $ 7,965 $ 7,805 2 % $ 30,190 $ 29,854 1 % Noninterest Expenses Noninterest expenses for the fourth quarter of 2013 were $22.7 million , up $251,000 , or 1%, compared to $22.5 million recorded in the fourth quarter one year ago. For the year ended December 31, 2013, noninterest expenses totaled $89.9 million , down $1.3 million , or 1%, from $91.1 million recorded for the same period of 2012. The breakdown of noninterest expenses for the fourth quarter and for the full year 2013 and 2012, respectively, are shown in the table below: Three months ended Year ended December 31 , December 31 , (dollars in thousands) 2013 2012 % Change 2013 2012 % Change Salaries and employee benefits $ 10,829 $ 10,516 3 % $ 42,806 $ 41,241 4 % Occupancy and equipment 3,386 3,379 — 13,250 13,281 — Advertising and marketing 991 623 59 2,418 1,870 29 Data processing 3,150 3,707 (15 ) 12,838 13,590 (6 ) Regulatory assessments and related costs 554 541 2 2,227 4,063 (45 ) Foreclosed real estate 153 (208 ) (174 ) 422 1,335 (68 ) Other expenses 3,674 3,928 (6 ) 15,908 15,764 1 Total noninterest expenses $ 22,737 $ 22,486 1 % $ 89,869 $ 91,144 (1 )% The increase in advertising and marketing expenses for the fourth quarter were the result of increased levels of marketing branded items as well as a higher level of corporate sponsorships and donations compared to prior periods. Data processing costs were lower in the fourth quarter of 2013 due to lower levels of depreciation associated with now fully depreciated computer hardware and software combined with the fact that data processing totals for the fourth quarter of 2012 included a reallocation adjustment of approximately $477,000 as mentioned in the noninterest income section. Balance Sheet As of December 31 , % (dollars in thousands) 2013 2012 Increase Total assets $ 2,781,118 $ 2,634,875 6 % Total loans (net) 1,727,762 1,503,515 15 % Total deposits 2,239,621 2,231,291 — % Total core deposits 2,176,600 2,176,376 — % Total stockholders' equity 230,183 235,387 (2 )% Lending Gross loans totaled $1.75 billion at December 31, 2013, an increase of $222.1 million , or 15%, over December 31, 2012. The Company experienced loan growth in all but one category over the past twelve months as a result of general economic improvement in the markets we serve, growth in the breadth and experience of the lending team as well as expansion of the Bank's middle market lending function. The composition of the Company's loan portfolio at December 31, 2013 and December 31, 2012 was as follows: December 31 , % of December 31 , % of $ % (dollars in thousands) 2013 Total 2012 Total Change Change Commercial and industrial $ 447,144 25 % $ 376,988 25 % $ 70,156 19 % Commercial tax-exempt 81,734 5 92,202 6 (10,468 ) (11 ) Owner occupied real estate 302,417 17 268,372 17 34,045 13 Commercial construction and land development 133,176 8 100,399 7 32,777 33 Commercial real estate 473,188 27 394,404 26 78,784 20 Residential 97,766 6 83,899 5 13,867 17 Consumer 215,447 12 212,533 14 2,914 1 Gross loans $ 1,750,872 100 % $ 1,528,797 100 % $ 222,075 15 % Asset Quality The Company's asset quality ratios are highlighted below: Quarters Ended December 31 , September 30 , December 31 , 2013 2013 2012 Nonperforming assets/total assets 1.61 % 1.71 % 1.33 % Net loan charge-offs (annualized)/average total loans 1.35 % 0.43 % 0.65 % Loan loss allowance/total loans 1.32 % 1.61 % 1.65 % Nonperforming loan coverage 57 % 63 % 77 % Nonperforming assets/capital and reserves 18 % 18 % 13 % Nonperforming assets decreased during the fourth quarter by $2.2 million , to $44.8 million , or 1.61%, of total assets at December 31, 2013, from $47.0 million , or 1.71%, of total assets at September 30, 2013, and increased $9.7 million , compared to $35.1 million , or 1.33%, of total assets one year ago. Nonperforming loans decreased by $3.2 million during the fourth quarter while foreclosed asset balances increased by $921,000 . The increase in foreclosed assets was primarily associated with 3 properties that were transferred to foreclosed assets during the quarter. Each of these properties sold subsequent to December 31, 2013 and have or are expected to settle in the first quarter of 2014. Net loan charge-offs totaled $5.9 million for the fourth quarter of 2013. A total of $5.2 million , or 89%, of this total was associated with four loan relationships, all which had been reserved for in prior periods. Net charge-offs for the year ended December 31, 2013 totaled $9.0 million , compared to $6.4 million for 2012. A total of $7.6 million , or 84%, of the total net charge-offs for the year 2013 was associated with 5 loan relationships. The Company recorded a provision for loan losses of $1.6 million for the fourth quarter of 2013 as compared to $1.2 million for the previous quarter and to $2.2 million recorded in the fourth quarter of 2012. The allowance for loan losses totaled $23.1 million as of December 31, 2013 as compared to $27.4 million at September 30, 2013 and to $25.3 million at December 31, 2012. The allowance represented 1.32% of gross loans outstanding at December 31, 2013, compared to 1.61% at September 30, 2013 and 1.65% at December 31, 2012. Deposits The Company's deposit balances at December 31, 2013 were $2.24 billion , compared to total deposits of $2.18 billion at September 30, 2013 and compared to $2.23 billion one year ago. The change in core deposits over the past twelve months by type of account is as follows: As of December 31 , % 4th Quarter 2013 (dollars in thousands) 2013 2012 Change Cost of Funds Demand noninterest-bearing $ 443,287 $ 455,000 (3 )% 0.00 % Demand interest-bearing 1,107,056 1,133,765 (2 ) 0.27 Savings 496,495 444,976 12 0.31 Subtotal 2,046,838 2,033,741 1 0.22 Time 129,762 142,635 (9 ) 1.19 Total core deposits $ 2,176,600 $ 2,176,376 — % 0.28 % Total core deposits, excluding time deposits, increased $13.1 million , or 1%, over the past twelve months and by $53.6 million , or 3%, on a linked quarter basis. The cost of core deposits, excluding time deposits, during the fourth quarter of 2013 was 0.22%, the same as the previous quarter and down 3 bps from the fourth quarter one year ago. The cost of total core deposits for the fourth quarter of 2013 and on a linked quarter basis was 0.28%, which was down 4 bps from fourth quarter of 2012. Change in core deposits from year-end 2012 to year-end 2013 by type of customer is as follows: December 31 , % of December 31 , % of % (dollars in thousands) 2013 Total 2012 Total Increase Consumer $ 960,214 44 % $ 950,383 44 % 1 % Commercial 651,211 30 681,882 31 (4 ) Government 565,175 26 544,111 25 4 Total $ 2,176,600 100 % $ 2,176,376 100 % — % Investments At December 31, 2013, the Company's investment portfolio totaled $869.7 million , down $19.6 million , or 2%, on a linked quarter basis and down $75.2 million , or 8%, compared to December 31, 2012. Detailed below is information regarding the composition and characteristics of the portfolio at December 31, 2013: Available Held to Product Description for Sale Maturity Total (dollars in thousands) U.S. Government agencies/other $ 29,926 $ 149,096 $ 179,022 Mortgage-backed securities: Federal government agencies pass through certificates 62,500 7,849 70,349 Agency collateralized mortgage obligations 467,064 118,893 585,957 Corporate debt securities — 5,000 5,000 Municipal securities 26,433 2,976 29,409 Total $ 585,923 $ 283,814 $ 869,737 Duration (in years) 4.9 6.4 5.4 Average life (in years) 5.6 7.6 6.2 Quarterly average yield (annualized) 2.25 % 2.59 % 2.36 % At December 31, 2013, after-tax unrealized loss on the Bank's available for sale portfolio was $16.5 million , as compared to an after-tax unrealized gain of $7.2 million at December 31, 2012. This change is a direct result of the steep decline in market prices for fixed rate investments which has occurred over the past three quarters as a result in the increase in long-term market interest rates. Capital Stockholders' equity at December 31, 2013 totaled $230.2 million , compared to $235.4 million at December 31, 2012. The decrease is the result of an increase in capital balances of $18.6 million , offset by the change from an unrealized gain to an unrealized loss on the Company's available for sale portfolio as mentioned previously. Return on average stockholders' equity (ROE) for the fourth quarter of 2013 was 8.30%, compared to 8.14% for the previous quarter and up over the 5.89% for the fourth quarter last year. Return on average stockholders' equity for the year 2013 was 7.41% compared to 4.76% for 2012. The Company's capital ratios at December 31, 2013 and 2012 were as follows: Regulatory Guidelines “Well 12/31/2013 12/31/2012 Capitalized” Leverage ratio 9.39 % 9.61 % 5.00 % Tier 1 13.41 13.97 6.00 Total capital 14.59 15.22 10.00 Both the Company and its subsidiary bank continue to maintain strong capital ratios and are well capitalized under various regulatory capital guidelines as required by federal banking agencies. At December 31, 2013, the Company's book value per common share was $16.19 . The market price of Metro's common stock increased by 63% from $13.22 per common share at December 31, 2012 to $21.54 per common share at December 31, 2013. Forward-Looking Statements This document contains forward-looking statements, within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, which we refer to as the Securities Act and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, which we refer to as the Exchange Act, with respect to the financial condition, liquidity, results of operations, future performance and business of Metro Bancorp, Inc. These forward-looking statements are intended to be covered by the safe harbor for "forward-looking statements" provided by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are those that are not historical facts. These forward-looking statements include statements with respect to our beliefs, plans, objectives, goals, expectations, anticipations, estimates and intentions that are subject to significant risks and uncertainties and are subject to change based on various factors (some of which are beyond our control). The words "may," "could," "should," "would," "believe," "anticipate," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "plan" and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. While we believe our plans, objectives, goals, expectations, anticipations, estimates and intentions as reflected in these forward-looking statements are reasonable, we can give no assurance that any of them will be achieved. You should understand that various factors, in addition to those discussed elsewhere in this document, could affect our future results and could cause results to differ materially from those expressed in these forward-looking statements, including: the effects of and changes in, trade, monetary and fiscal policies, including interest rate policies of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System , including the duration of such policies; general economic or business conditions, either nationally, regionally or in the communities in which we do business, may be less favorable than expected, resulting in, among other things, a deterioration in credit quality and loan performance or a reduced demand for credit; the effects of ongoing short and long-term federal budget and tax negotiations and their effects on economic and business conditions in general and our customers in particular; the effects of the failure of the federal government to reach a deal to permanently raise the debt ceiling and the potential negative results on economic and business conditions; the impact of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act) and other changes in financial services’ laws and regulations (including laws concerning taxes, banking, securities and insurance); possible impacts of the capital and liquidity requirements of the Basel III standards and other regulatory pronouncements; continued effects of the aftermath of recessionary conditions and the impacts on the economy in general and our customers in particular, including adverse impacts on loan utilization rates as well as delinquencies, defaults and customers' ability to meet credit obligations; our ability to manage current levels of impaired assets; continued levels of loan volume origination; the adequacy of the allowance for loan losses (allowance or ALL); the impact of changes in Regulation Z and other consumer credit protection laws and regulations; changes resulting from legislative and regulatory actions with respect to the current economic and financial industry environment; changes in the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) deposit fund and the associated premiums that banks pay to the fund; interest rate, market and monetary fluctuations; the results of the regulatory examination and supervision process; unanticipated regulatory or legal proceedings and liabilities and other costs; compliance with laws and regulatory requirements of federal, state and local agencies; our ability to continue to grow our business internally or through acquisitions and successful integration of new or acquired entities while controlling costs; deposit flows; the willingness of customers to substitute competitors’ products and services for our products and services and vice versa, based on price, quality, relationship or otherwise; changes in consumer spending and saving habits relative to the financial services we provide; the ability to hedge certain risks economically; the loss of certain key officers; changes in accounting principles, policies and guidelines as may be adopted by the regulatory agencies, as well as the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board , the Financial Accounting Standards Board , and other accounting standards setters; the timely development of competitive new products and services by us and the acceptance of such products and services by customers; rapidly changing technology; continued relationships with major customers; effect of terrorist attacks and threats of actual war; other economic, competitive, governmental, regulatory and technological factors affecting the Company’s operations, pricing, products and services; interruption or breach in security of our information systems resulting in failures or disruptions in customer account management, general ledger processing and loan or deposit systems; our ability to maintain compliance with the exchange rules of The Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc. ; our ability to maintain the value and image of our brand and protect our intellectual property rights; disruptions due to flooding, severe weather or other natural disasters or Acts of God; and our success at managing the risks involved in the foregoing. Because such forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties, actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such statements. The foregoing list of important factors is not exclusive and you are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these factors or any of our forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this document or, in the case of documents incorporated by reference, the dates of those documents. We do not undertake to update any forward-looking statements, whether written or oral, that may be made from time to time by or on behalf of us except as required by applicable law. Metro Bancorp, Inc. Selected Consolidated Financial Data At or for the At or for the Three Months Ended Twelve Months Ended December 31 , September 30 , % December 31 , % December 31 , December 31 , % (in thousands, except per share amounts) 2013 2013 Change 2012 Change 2013 2012 Change Income Statement Data: Net interest income $ 23,329 $ 22,867 2 % $ 21,834 7 % $ 91,130 $ 87,198 5 % Provision for loan losses 1,575 1,200 31 2,150 (27 ) 6,875 10,100 (32 ) Noninterest income 7,965 7,516 6 7,805 2 30,190 29,854 1 Total revenues 31,294 30,383 3 29,639 6 121,320 117,052 4 Noninterest expenses 22,737 22,443 1 22,486 1 89,869 91,144 (1 ) Net income 4,891 4,676 5 3,456 42 17,260 10,894 58 Per Common Share Data: Net income per common share: Basic $ 0.34 $ 0.33 3 % $ 0.24 42 % $ 1.21 $ 0.77 57 % Diluted 0.34 0.33 3 0.24 42 1.20 0.77 56 Book Value $ 16.25 $ 16.19 $ 16.58 (2 ) Weighted average common shares outstanding: Basic 14,155 14,145 14,129 14,142 14,128 Diluted 14,337 14,315 14,129 14,273 14,128 Balance Sheet Data: Total assets $ 2,781,118 $ 2,755,982 1 % $ 2,781,118 $ 2,634,875 6 % Loans (net) 1,727,762 1,675,251 3 1,727,762 1,503,515 15 Allowance for loan losses 23,110 27,425 (16 ) 23,110 25,282 (9 ) Investment securities 869,737 889,375 (2 ) 869,737 944,892 (8 ) Total deposits 2,239,621 2,177,071 3 2,239,621 2,231,291 — Core deposits 2,176,600 2,113,207 3 2,176,600 2,176,376 — Stockholders' equity 230,183 230,941 — 230,183 235,387 (2 ) Capital: Total stockholders' equity to assets 8.38 % 8.28 % 8.93 % Leverage ratio 9.42 9.39 9.61 Risk based capital ratios: Tier 1 13.54 13.41 13.97 Total Capital 14.79 14.59 15.22 Performance Ratios: Deposit cost of funds 0.28 % 0.28 % 0.32 % 0.29 % 0.37 % Cost of funds 0.33 0.32 0.39 0.33 0.46 Net interest margin 3.46 3.49 3.62 3.51 3.74 Return on average assets 0.70 0.69 0.54 0.64 0.44 Return on average stockholders' equity 8.30 8.14 5.89 7.41 4.76 Asset Quality: Net charge-offs (annualized) to average loans outstanding 1.35 % 0.43 % 0.65 % 0.55 % 0.44 % Nonperforming assets to total period-end assets 1.61 1.71 1.61 1.33 Allowance for loan losses to total period-end loans 1.32 1.61 1.32 1.65 Allowance for loan losses to period-end nonperforming loans 57 63 57 77 Nonperforming assets to capital and allowance 18 18 18 13 Metro Bancorp, Inc. and Subsidiaries Consolidated Balance Sheets December 31 , December 31 , 2013 2012 (in thousands, except share and per share amounts) (Unaudited) Assets Cash and cash equivalents $ 44,996 $ 56,582 Securities, available for sale at fair value 585,923 675,109 Securities, held to maturity at cost (fair value 2013: $263,697 ; 2012: $273,671 ) 283,814 269,783 Loans, held for sale 6,225 15,183 Loans receivable, net of allowance for loan losses (allowance 2013: $23,110 ; 2012: $25,282 ) 1,727,762 1,503,515 Restricted investments in bank stock 20,564 15,450 Premises and equipment, net 75,783 78,788 Other assets 36,051 20,465 Total assets $ 2,781,118 $ 2,634,875 Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity Deposits: Noninterest-bearing $ 443,287 $ 455,000 Interest-bearing 1,796,334 1,776,291 Total deposits 2,239,621 2,231,291 Short-term borrowing 277,750 113,225 Long-term debt 15,800 40,800 Other liabilities 17,764 14,172 Total liabilities 2,550,935 2,399,488 Stockholders' Equity: Preferred stock - Series A noncumulative; $10.00 par value; $1,000,000 liquidation preference; (1,000,000 shares authorized; 40,000 shares issued and outstanding) 400 400 Common stock - $1.00 par value; 25,000,000 shares authorized; (issued and outstanding shares 2013: 14,157,219; 2012: 14,131,263) 14,157 14,131 Surplus 158,650 157,305 Retained earnings 73,491 56,311 Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) (16,515 ) 7,240 Total stockholders' equity 230,183 235,387 Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 2,781,118 $ 2,634,875 Metro Bancorp, Inc. and Subsidiaries Consolidated Statements of Income (Unaudited) Three Months Ended Twelve Months Ended December 31 , December 31 , (in thousands, except per share amounts) 2013 2012 2013 2012 Interest Income Loans receivable, including fees: Taxable $ 19,165 $ 17,841 $ 74,404 $ 71,760 Tax-exempt 886 935 3,630 3,628 Securities: Taxable 5,165 5,136 20,552 21,468 Tax-exempt 187 184 740 451 Federal funds sold — — — 1 Total interest income 25,403 24,096 99,326 97,308 Interest Expense Deposits 1,557 1,777 6,204 7,701 Short-term borrowings 211 33 712 203 Long-term debt 306 452 1,280 2,206 Total interest expense 2,074 2,262 8,196 10,110 Net interest income 23,329 21,834 91,130 87,198 Provision for loan losses 1,575 2,150 6,875 10,100 Net interest income after provision for loan losses 21,754 19,684 84,255 77,098 Noninterest Income Service charges, fees and other operating income 7,178 7,586 28,571 28,372 Net gains on sales of loans 144 267 955 1,220 Total fees and other income 7,322 7,853 29,526 29,592 Net impairment loss on investment securities — — — (649 ) Net gains on sales/calls of securities 643 92 664 1,051 Debt prepayment charge — (140 ) — (140 ) Total noninterest income 7,965 7,805 30,190 29,854 Noninterest Expenses Salaries and employee benefits 10,829 10,516 42,806 41,241 Occupancy and equipment 3,386 3,379 13,250 13,281 Advertising and marketing 991 623 2,418 1,870 Data processing 3,150 3,707 12,838 13,590 Regulatory assessments and related costs 554 541 2,227 4,063 Foreclosed real estate 153 (208 ) 422 1,335 Other 3,674 3,928 15,908 15,764 Total noninterest expenses 22,737 22,486 89,869 91,144 Income before taxes 6,982 5,003 24,576 15,808 Provision for federal income taxes 2,091 1,547 7,316 4,914 Net income $ 4,891 $ 3,456 $ 17,260 $ 10,894 Net Income per Common Share Basic $ 0.34 $ 0.24 $ 1.21 $ 0.77 Diluted 0.34 0.24 1.20 0.77 Average Common and Common Equivalent Shares Outstanding Basic 14,155 14,129 14,142 14,128 Diluted 14,337 14,129 14,273 14,128 Metro Bancorp, Inc. and Subsidiaries Average Balances and Net Interest Income (unaudited) Quarter ended, Year-to-date, December 31, 2013 September 30, 2013 December 31, 2012 December 31, 2013 December 31, 2012 Average Avg. Average Avg. Average Avg. Average Avg. Average Avg. Balance Interest Rate Balance Interest Rate Balance Interest Rate Balance Interest Rate Balance Interest Rate (dollars in thousands) Earning Assets Investment securities: Taxable $ 894,620 $ 5,165 2.31 % $ 881,068 $ 5,021 2.28 % $ 832,655 $ 5,136 2.47 % $ 895,489 $ 20,552 2.30 % $ 796,306 $ 21,468 2.70 % Tax-exempt 30,446 289 3.79 29,873 284 3.80 29,818 283 3.78 30,016 1,139 3.80 18,189 693 3.81 Total securities 925,066 5,454 2.36 910,941 5,305 2.33 862,473 5,419 2.51 925,505 21,691 2.34 814,495 22,161 2.72 Federal funds sold — — — — — — — — — — — — 2,696 1 0.05 Total loans receivable 1,731,862 20,527 4.66 1,674,334 20,150 4.73 1,517,395 19,279 4.99 1,647,608 79,988 4.80 1,489,787 77,342 5.13 Total earning assets $ 2,656,928 $ 25,981 3.86 % $ 2,585,275 $ 25,455 3.88 % $ 2,379,868 $ 24,698 4.09 % $ 2,573,113 $ 101,679 3.92 % $ 2,306,978 $ 99,504 4.27 % Sources of Funds Interest-bearing deposits: Regular savings $ 448,976 $ 356 0.31 % $ 458,105 $ 348 0.30 % $ 407,906 $ 334 0.33 % $ 436,618 $ 1,365 0.31 % $ 398,242 $ 1,422 0.36 % Interest checking and money market 1,112,292 770 0.27 1,039,800 735 0.28 1,130,917 896 0.31 1,067,444 3,041 0.28 1,050,664 3,799 0.36 Time deposits 126,523 380 1.19 123,044 368 1.19 145,820 499 1.36 129,502 1,591 1.23 157,238 2,262 1.44 Public time and other noncore deposits 61,977 51 0.33 65,145 52 0.32 56,661 48 0.34 60,518 207 0.34 54,333 218 0.40 Total interest-bearing deposits 1,749,768 1,557 0.35 1,686,094 1,503 0.35 1,741,304 1,777 0.41 1,694,082 6,204 0.37 1,660,477 7,701 0.46 Short-term borrowings 320,644 211 0.26 329,868 189 0.22 60,398 33 0.22 301,447 712 0.23 86,333 203 0.23 Long-term debt 15,800 306 7.77 15,800 307 7.77 43,083 452 4.18 21,005 1,280 6.09 47,662 2,206 4.62 Total interest-bearing liabilities 2,086,212 2,074 0.39 2,031,762 1,999 0.39 1,844,785 2,262 0.49 2,016,534 8,196 0.41 1,794,472 10,110 0.56 Demand deposits (noninterest-bearing) 433,944 431,438 448,799 434,753 420,181 Sources to fund earning assets 2,520,156 2,074 0.33 2,463,200 1,999 0.32 2,293,584 2,262 0.39 2,451,287 8,196 0.33 2,214,653 10,110 0.46 Noninterest-bearing funds (net) 136,772 122,075 86,284 121,826 92,325 Total sources to fund earning assets $ 2,656,928 $ 2,074 0.31 % $ 2,585,275 $ 1,999 0.31 % $ 2,379,868 $ 2,262 0.38 % $ 2,573,113 $ 8,196 0.32 % $ 2,306,978 $ 10,110 0.44 % Net interest income and margin on a tax-equivalent basis $ 23,907 3.55 % $ 23,456 3.58 % $ 22,436 3.71 % $ 93,483 3.60 % $ 89,394 3.83 % Tax-exempt adjustment 578 589 602 2,353 2,196 Net interest income and margin $ 23,329 3.46 % $ 22,867 3.49 % $ 21,834 3.62 % $ 91,130 3.51 % $ 87,198 3.74 % Other Balances: Cash and due from banks $ 46,666 $ 50,839 $ 68,727 $ 47,800 $ 52,825 Other assets 68,529 71,101 92,832 80,409 97,580 Total assets 2,772,123 2,707,215 2,541,427 2,701,322 2,457,383 Other liabilities 18,331 16,157 14,504 17,006 13,958 Stockholders' equity 233,636 227,858 233,339 233,029 228,772 Metro Bancorp, Inc. and Subsidiaries Summary of Allowance for Loan Losses and Other Related Data (Unaudited) Three Months Ended Twelve Months Ended December 31 , December 31 , (dollars in thousands) 2013 2012 2013 2012 Balance at beginning of period $ 27,425 $ 25,596 $ 25,282 $ 21,620 Provisions charged to operating expenses 1,575 2,150 6,875 10,100 29,000 27,746 32,157 31,720 Recoveries of loans previously charged-off: Commercial and industrial 177 11 1,122 227 Commercial tax-exempt — — — — Owner occupied real estate — — 3 7 Commercial construction and land development 13 3 490 517 Commercial real estate — 12 — 97 Residential — — 10 4 Consumer 7 2 76 67 Total recoveries 197 28 1,701 919 Loans charged-off: Commercial and industrial (701 ) (1,354 ) (3,427 ) (2,302 ) Commercial tax-exempt — — — — Owner occupied real estate (25 ) (680 ) (295 ) (772 ) Commercial construction and land development (2,552 ) (155 ) (2,844 ) (1,378 ) Commercial real estate (2,441 ) (2 ) (2,773 ) (1,853 ) Residential (166 ) (45 ) (332 ) (308 ) Consumer (202 ) (256 ) (1,077 ) (744 ) Total charged-off (6,087 ) (2,492 ) (10,748 ) (7,357 ) Net charge-offs (5,890 ) (2,464 ) (9,047 ) (6,438 ) Balance at end of period $ 23,110 $ 25,282 $ 23,110 $ 25,282 Net charge-offs (annualized) as a percentage of average loans outstanding 1.35 % 0.65 % 0.55 % 0.44 % Allowance for loan losses as a percentage of period-end loans 1.32 % 1.65 % 1.32 % 1.65 % Metro Bancorp, Inc. and Subsidiaries Summary of Nonperforming Loans and Assets (Unaudited) The following table presents information regarding nonperforming loans and assets as of December 31, 2013 and for the preceding four quarters (dollar amounts in thousands). December 31 , September 30 , June 30 , March 31 , December 31 , 2013 2013 2013 2013 2012 Nonperforming Assets Nonaccrual loans: Commercial and industrial $ 10,217 $ 9,967 $ 12,053 $ 12,451 $ 11,289 Commercial tax-exempt — — — — — Owner occupied real estate 4,838 4,924 4,999 3,428 3,119 Commercial construction and land development 8,587 11,723 12,027 12,024 6,300 Commercial real estate 6,705 6,904 3,893 5,575 5,659 Residential 7,039 7,316 7,133 3,295 3,203 Consumer 2,577 2,541 3,422 2,517 2,846 Total nonaccrual loans 39,963 43,375 43,527 39,290 32,416 Loans past due 90 days or more and still accruing 369 119 — 1,726 220 Total nonperforming loans 40,332 43,494 43,527 41,016 32,636 Foreclosed assets 4,477 3,556 4,611 2,675 2,467 Total nonperforming assets $ 44,809 $ 47,050 $ 48,138 $ 43,691 $ 35,103 Troubled Debt Restructurings (TDRs) Nonaccruing TDRs $ 17,149 $ 23,621 $ 18,817 $ 18,927 $ 13,247 Accruing TDRs 12,091 11,078 14,888 14,308 19,559 Total TDRs $ 29,240 $ 34,699 $ 33,705 $ 33,235 $ 32,806 Nonperforming loans to total loans 2.30 % 2.55 % 2.66 % 2.61 % 2.13 % Nonperforming assets to total assets 1.61 % 1.71 % 1.81 % 1.67 % 1.33 % Nonperforming loan coverage 57 % 63 % 64 % 67 % 77 % Allowance for loan losses as a percentage of total period-end loans 1.32 % 1.61 % 1.72 % 1.74 % 1.65 % Nonperforming assets / capital plus allowance for loan losses 18 % 18 % 19 % 17 % 13 % Metro Bancorp, Inc. Gary L. Nalbandian Chairman/President 717-412-6301 or Mark A. Zody Chief Financial Officer 717-412-6301 Source: Metro Bancorp, Inc.


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