Columbia Banking System Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2021 Results and Quarterly Cash Dividend

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TACOMA, Wash., Jan. 19, 2022 --

Notable Items for Fourth Quarter 2021 and Fiscal Year 2021

  • Completed acquisition of Bank of Commerce Holdings
  • Announced merger agreement with Umpqua Holdings Corporation
  • Record full year 2021 net income of $202.8 million and diluted earnings per share of $2.78
  • Quarterly net income of $42.9 million and diluted earnings per share of $0.55, which included $0.12 per share negative impact from acquisition-related expenses
  • Record fourth quarter loan production of $640.5 million and full year production of $2.56 billion
  • Loan portfolio increased 12% from the prior quarter, annualized loan growth of 47%; adjusted annualized loan growth of 9% for the quarter1
  • Nonperforming assets to period-end assets ratio decreased to 0.11%
  • Regular cash dividend declared of $0.30 per share

Clint Stein, President and Chief Executive Officer of Columbia Banking System, Inc. ("Columbia", "we" or "us") and Columbia Bank (the "Bank") (NASDAQ: COLB), said today upon the release of Columbia's fourth quarter 2021 earnings, "It's been a busy year capped off by a transformative fourth quarter. We completed the acquisition of Bank of Commerce Holdings on October 1st, and we signed a definitive agreement to combine with Umpqua Holdings Corporation on October 12th." He continued, "Annual net income exceeded $200 million for the first time in our history, loan production was a new record, and momentum continues to build as a result of safely keeping our branches open and supporting our communities throughout the pandemic. When our clients needed us most, our bankers were there to meet their immediate needs and help them build for the future."


1 Adjusted annualized loan growth is a non-GAAP financial measure. See the section titled "Non-GAAP Financial Measures" in this earnings release for the reconciliation of adjusted annualized quarterly loan growth.  

Significant Influences on the Quarter Ended December 31, 2021

Bank of Commerce Holdings Acquisition

On October 1, 2021, we completed our acquisition of Bank of Commerce Holdings ("Bank of Commerce"). The table below summarizes the amounts recognized at the acquisition date for each major class of assets acquired and liabilities assumed:



October 1, 2021



(in thousands)

Merger consideration




$

256,257

Identifiable net assets acquired, at fair value





Assets acquired





Cash and cash equivalents


$

155,180



Investment securities


654,480



FHLB stock


7,463



Loans, net of allowance for credit loss


1,084,984



Interest receivable


5,237



Premises and equipment


17,658



Core deposit intangible


15,932



Other assets


41,963



Total assets acquired




1,982,897

Liabilities assumed





Deposits


(1,737,584)



Subordinated debentures


(10,000)



Junior subordinated debentures


(10,310)



Other liabilities


(26,076)



Total liabilities assumed




(1,783,970)

Total fair value of identifiable net assets




198,927

Goodwill




$

57,330

In addition to the balance sheet impacts shown above, our reported net income for the current quarter was negatively impacted by $7.7 million in acquisition-related expenses stemming from the Bank of Commerce transaction and $4.1 million related to our recently announced merger with Umpqua Holdings Corporation ("Umpqua"). Those charges impacted diluted earnings per share by approximately $0.12.

Balance Sheet

Total assets at December 31, 2021 were $20.95 billion, an increase of $2.34 billion from the linked quarter. Loans were $10.64 billion, up $1.12 billion from September 30, 2021, mainly attributable to the Bank of Commerce acquisition and loan originations of $640.5 million that were offset by loan payments. Total Paycheck Protection Program ("PPP") loans decreased from $337.0 million at September 30, 2021 to $184.1 million at December 31, 2021. The remaining PPP loans balance consisted of $20.2 million from the first round in 2020, $148.9 million from the second round in 2021 and $15.0 million acquired from the Bank of Commerce. Debt securities in total were $8.06 billion, an increase of $1.15 billion from $6.91 billion at September 30, 2021. The increase was a result of the acquisition of Bank of Commerce and purchases during the quarter. Total deposits at December 31, 2021 were $18.01 billion, an increase of $2.06 billion from September 30, 2021 largely due to the acquisition of Bank of Commerce. The deposit mix remained fairly consistent from September 30, 2021 with 49% noninterest-bearing and 51% interest-bearing.

Chris Merrywell, Columbia's Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, stated, "Our efforts over the past 22 months continue to pay dividends. We have attracted significant new relationships by remaining externally focused, and the result has been an expansion of relationships across all our business lines. Our wealth management and trust company businesses had break-out years in 2021 in addition to record loan and deposit production from our core banking business."

Income Statement

Net Interest Income

Net interest income for the fourth quarter of 2021 was $145.5 million, an increase of $13.0 million from the linked quarter and an increase of $14.4 million from the prior-year period. The increase from the linked quarter was primarily due to higher interest income as a result of acquired earning assets from the Bank of Commerce in addition to securities purchased during the quarter and higher prepayment interest. The increase in net interest income from the prior year period was mainly due to the same items noted above for the comparison to the linked quarter. For additional information regarding net interest income, see the "Net Interest Margin" section and the "Average Balances and Rates" tables.

Provision for Credit Losses

Columbia recorded an $11.1 million provision for credit losses for the fourth quarter of 2021 compared to no provision for the linked quarter and a net provision recovery of $4.7 million for the comparable quarter in 2020. The provision for credit losses in the current quarter included $16.2 million related to the acquired Bank of Commerce non-PCD loans, partially offset by a provision recapture of $5.1 million as a result of the year-end review of the combined portfolio.

Andy McDonald, Columbia's Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer, stated, "Our credit metrics continue to improve. Provision expense during the quarter was a reflection of the acquisition of Bank of Commerce and was partially offset by a recapture related to the strength of the legacy Columbia portfolio."

Noninterest Income

Noninterest income was $24.2 million for the fourth quarter of 2021, an increase of $282 thousand from the linked quarter and an increase of $678 thousand from the fourth quarter of 2020. The increase compared to the linked quarter was due to increased deposit account fees and card revenue as a result of the Bank of Commerce acquisition. The increase in noninterest income during the fourth quarter of 2021 compared to the same quarter in 2020 was mainly due to the same items as noted above for comparison to the linked quarter. In addition, increased financial services and trust revenue was partially offset by a decrease in mortgage banking due to a decrease in the mortgage pipeline and total volume of funded home loans.

Noninterest Expense

Total noninterest expense for the fourth quarter of 2021 was $102.6 million, an increase of $12.6 million compared to the third quarter of 2021. The increase was mainly due to increases in compensation and employee benefits expense mostly attributable to our acquisition of Bank of Commerce as well as legal and professional fees that were primarily due to our acquisition of Bank of Commerce and proposed merger with Umpqua. Total acquisition-related expenses for the quarter were $11.8 million. These increases were partially offset by a decrease in other noninterest expense driven by a $2.0 million recapture of allowance for unfunded loan commitments as noted in the following table. Compared to the fourth quarter of 2020, noninterest expense increased $18.3 million, mostly attributable to the same items noted above for the linked quarter.

The provision for unfunded loan commitments, a component of other noninterest expense, for the periods indicated are as follows:



Three Months Ended


Twelve Months Ended



December 31,


September 30,


December 31,


December 31,


December 31,



2021


2021


2020


2021


2020














(in thousands)

Provision (recapture) for unfunded loan commitments


$

(2,000)


$

500


$

(1,300)


$

200


$

3,300

Net Interest Margin

Columbia's net interest margin (tax equivalent) for the fourth quarter of 2021 was 3.05%, a decrease of 12 basis points from the linked quarter and a decrease of 47 basis points from the prior-year period. The decrease in the net interest margin (tax equivalent) compared to the linked quarter was primarily due to a decrease in loan yields partially offset by higher yields on securities due to prepayment interest. The average cost of total deposits for both the fourth and linked quarter of 2021 was 4 basis points. The decrease in the net interest margin (tax equivalent) compared to the prior-year period was driven by lower average rates on loans and securities as well as a higher ratio of taxable securities, which had an average rate of 1.93% for the current quarter. For additional information regarding net interest margin, see the "Average Balances and Rates" tables.

Columbia's operating net interest margin (tax equivalent)2 was 3.08% for the fourth quarter of 2021, a decrease of 8 basis points from the linked quarter and a decrease of 43 basis points compared to the prior-year period. The decrease in the operating net interest margin for the fourth quarter of 2021 compared to the linked quarter and the decrease compared to the prior-year period were due to the items noted in the preceding paragraph.

The following table highlights the yield on our PPP loans for the periods indicated:



Three Months Ended


Twelve Months Ended



December 31,


September 30,


December 31,


December 31,


December 31,



2021


2021


2020


2021


2020















Paycheck Protection Program loans


(dollars in thousands)






Interest income


$

4,876


$

11,155


$

9,218


$

32,202



$

19,071



Average balance


$

282,542


$

495,879


$

822,970


$

605,673



$

601,602



Yield


6.85

%

8.92

%

4.46

%

5.32

%


3.17

%


 


2 Operating net interest margin (tax equivalent) is a non-GAAP financial measure. See the section titled "Non-GAAP Financial Measures" in this earnings release for the reconciliation of operating net interest margin (tax equivalent) to net interest margin.  

Aaron James Deer, Columbia's Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, said, "Our normalized margin, adjusted for the PPP loan portfolio and securities prepayment income, was essentially flat quarter over quarter. While some additional margin compression is possible, the downward pressure on asset yields is abating, and we are very encouraged by the prospect of higher rates and the favorable impact that would have on our net interest income."

Asset Quality

At December 31, 2021, nonperforming assets to total assets decreased to 0.11% compared to 0.13% at September 30, 2021. Total nonperforming assets decreased $1.1 million from the linked quarter, primarily due to decreases in commercial real estate and agriculture nonaccrual loans, partially offset by increases in commercial business and one-to-four family residential real estate nonaccrual loans. The decline in nonaccrual loans was reduced by the addition of $2.8 million in nonaccrual loans acquired from Bank of Commerce.

The following table sets forth information regarding nonaccrual loans and total nonperforming assets:



December 31, 2021


September 30, 2021


December 31, 2020










(in thousands)

Nonaccrual loans:







Commercial loans:







Commercial real estate


$

1,872


$

2,871


$

7,712

Commercial business


13,321


12,105


13,222

Agriculture


5,396


7,706


11,614

Construction




217

Consumer loans:







One-to-four family residential real estate


2,433


1,491


2,001

Other consumer


19


3


40

Total nonaccrual loans


23,041


24,176


34,806

OREO and other personal property owned


381


381


553

Total nonperforming assets


$

23,422


$

24,557


$

35,359

Nonperforming assets to total loans were 0.22% and 0.25% at December 31, 2021 and September 30, 2021, respectively.

The following table provides an analysis of the Company's allowance for credit losses:



Three Months Ended


Twelve Months Ended



December 31,


September 30,


December 31,


December 31,


December 31,



2021


2021


2020


2021


2020














(in thousands)

Beginning balance


$

142,785


$

142,988


$

156,968


$

149,140


$

83,968

Impact of adopting ASC 326






1,632

Initial ACL recorded for PCD loans acquired during
  the period


2,616




2,616


Charge-offs:











Commercial loans:











Commercial real estate


(728)



(1,318)


(1,044)


(1,419)

Commercial business


(871)


(1,183)


(2,106)


(6,364)


(12,396)

Agriculture


(200)



(432)


(322)


(6,427)

Consumer loans:











One-to-four family residential real estate


(24)



(58)


(170)


(84)

Other consumer


(355)


(296)


(167)


(1,163)


(766)

Total charge-offs


(2,178)


(1,479)


(4,081)


(9,063)


(21,092)

Recoveries:











Commercial loans:











Commercial real estate


63


518


39


633


131

Commercial business


446


328


643


4,862


3,438

Agriculture


332


6


103


355


172

Construction


18


8


21


593


709

Consumer loans:











One-to-four family residential real estate


150


203


78


907


2,083

Other consumer


246


213


69


735


399

Total recoveries


1,255


1,276


953


8,085


6,932

Net charge-offs


(923)


(203)


(3,128)


(978)


(14,160)

Provision (recapture) for credit losses


11,100



(4,700)


4,800


77,700

Ending balance


$

155,578


$

142,785


$

149,140


$

155,578


$

149,140

The allowance for credit losses to period-end loans was 1.46% at December 31, 2021 compared to 1.50% at September 30, 2021. Excluding PPP loans, the allowance for credit losses to period-end loans3 was 1.49% at December 31, 2021 compared to 1.55% at September 30, 2021.


3

Allowance for credit losses to period-end loans, excluding PPP loans is a non-GAAP financial measure. See the section titled "Non-GAAP Financial Measures" in this earnings release for the reconciliation of allowance for credit losses to period-end loans to allowance for credit losses to period-end loans, excluding PPP loans.  

Loan Deferrals

The following table shows the loan balances subject to deferral for the periods indicated:



December 31, 2021


September 30, 2021


December 31, 2020










(in thousands)

Loan balances subject to deferral


$

14,073


$

32,796


$

146,725

Organizational Update

Bank of Commerce Acquisition

Effective October 1, 2021, we welcomed clients and employees into the Columbia family from Bank of Commerce Holdings, the parent company of Merchants Bank of Commerce. Integration activities are moving along smoothly and we are on target to conclude those during the first quarter of 2022.

Umpqua Merger

On October 12, 2021, we announced a definitive agreement to combine with Umpqua Holdings Corporation creating the second largest bank on the West Coast in terms of market share with over 300 banking offices throughout Washington, Oregon, Idaho, California and Nevada. "Our decision to establish an Integration Office that is independent of the business lines and consisting of senior leaders from both companies is already creating significant benefits, as the work towards preparing our two companies for combination post-closing is well underway," said Clint Stein. "Separating integration activities allows both Columbia and Umpqua bankers to remain laser-focused on growing our respective balance sheets and delivering the great customer service for which each of us is known across our markets."

Warm Hearts Winter Drive

Our seventh annual Warm Hearts Winter Drive to benefit families and individuals struggling with homelessness during the winter months raised over $350,000, which is another record and brings the seven-year drive total to over $1.8 million. "I'm incredibly proud of the tremendous generosity of our employees, clients and vendors," said David Moore Devine, Chief Marketing and Experience Officer. "Because of their efforts, 67 shelters across our footprint will receive new funding supporting their communities."

Cash Dividend Announcement

Columbia will pay a regular cash dividend of $0.30 per common share on February 16, 2022 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on February 2, 2022.

Conference Call Information

Columbia's management will discuss the fourth quarter 2021 financial results on a conference call scheduled for Thursday, January 20, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time (2:00 p.m. ET). Interested parties may join the live-streamed event by using the site:

https://edge.media-server.com/mmc/p/io9fypxh

The conference call can also be accessed on Thursday, January 20, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time (2:00 p.m. ET) by calling 833-301-1160; Conference ID password: 8296055.

A replay of the call will be accessible beginning Friday, January 21, 2022 using the link below:

https://edge.media-server.com/mmc/p/io9fypxh

About Columbia

Headquartered in Tacoma, Washington, Columbia Banking System, Inc. (NASDAQ: COLB) is the holding company of Columbia Bank, a Washington state-chartered full-service commercial bank with locations throughout Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Northern California. The bank has been named one of Puget Sound Business Journal's "Washington's Best Workplaces," more than 10 times. Columbia was named the #1 bank in the Northwest on the Forbes 2021 list of "America's Best Banks," marking nearly 10 consecutive years on the publication's list of top financial institutions.

More information about Columbia can be found on its website at www.columbiabank.com.

Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This news release includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, descriptions of Columbia's management's expectations regarding future events and developments such as future operating results, growth in loans and deposits, continued success of Columbia's style of banking and the strength of the local economy as well as the potential effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on Columbia's business, operations, financial performance and prospects. The words "will," "believe," "expect," "intend," "should," and "anticipate" or the negative of these words or words of similar construction are intended in part to help identify forward-looking statements. Future events are difficult to predict, and the expectations described above are necessarily subject to risks and uncertainties, many of which are outside our control, that may cause actual results to differ materially and adversely. In addition to discussions about risks and uncertainties set forth from time to time in Columbia's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"), available at the SEC's website at www.sec.gov and the Company's website at www.columbiabank.com, including the "Risk Factors," "Business" and "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" sections of our annual reports on Form 10-K and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q (as applicable), factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated by such forward-looking statements include, among others, the following:

  • national and global economic conditions could be less favorable than expected or could have a more direct and pronounced effect on us than expected and adversely affect our ability to continue internal growth and maintain the quality of our earning assets;
  • the markets where we operate and make loans could face challenges;
  • the risks presented by the economy, which could adversely affect credit quality, collateral values, including real estate collateral, investment values, liquidity and loan originations and loan portfolio delinquency rates;
  • continued increases in inflation, and the risk that information may differ, possibly materially, from expectations, and actions taken by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System in response to inflation and their potential impact on economic conditions;
  • risks related to the proposed merger with Umpqua including, among others, (i) failure to complete the merger with Umpqua or unexpected delays related to the merger or either party's inability to obtain regulatory or shareholder approvals or satisfy other closing conditions required to complete the merger, (ii) regulatory approvals resulting in the imposition of conditions that could adversely affect the combined company or the expected benefits of the transaction, (iii) certain restrictions during the pendency of the proposed transaction with Umpqua that may impact the parties' ability to pursue certain business opportunities or strategic transactions, (iv) diversion of management's attention from ongoing business operations and opportunities, (v) cost savings and any revenue synergies from the merger may not be fully realized or may take longer than anticipated to be realized, (vi) the integration of each party's management, personnel and operations will not be successfully achieved or may be materially delayed or will be more costly or difficult than expected, (vii) deposit attrition, customer or employee loss and/or revenue loss as a result of the announcement of the proposed merger, (viii) expenses related to the proposed merger being greater than expected, and (ix) shareholder litigation that could prevent or delay the closing of the proposed merger or otherwise negatively impact the Company's business and operations;
  • the efficiencies and enhanced financial and operating performance we expect to realize from investments in personnel, acquisitions (including the recent acquisition of Bank of Commerce and infrastructure may not be realized;
  • the ability to successfully integrate Bank of Commerce, or to integrate future acquired entities;
  • interest rate changes could significantly reduce net interest income and negatively affect asset yields and funding sources;
  • the effect of the discontinuation or replacement of LIBOR;
  • results of operations following strategic expansion, including the impact of acquired loans on our earnings, could differ from expectations;
  • changes in the scope and cost of FDIC insurance and other coverages;
  • changes in accounting policies or procedures as may be required by the Financial Accounting Standards Board or other regulatory agencies could materially affect our financial statements and how we report those results, and expectations and preliminary analysis relating to how such changes will affect our financial results could prove incorrect;
  • changes in laws and regulations affecting our businesses, including changes in the enforcement and interpretation of such laws and regulations by applicable governmental and regulatory agencies;
  • increased competition among financial institutions and nontraditional providers of financial services;
  • continued consolidation in the financial services industry resulting in the creation of larger financial institutions that have greater resources could change the competitive landscape;
  • the goodwill we have recorded in connection with acquisitions could become impaired, which may have an adverse impact on our earnings and capital;
  • our ability to identify and address cyber-security risks, including security breaches, "denial of service attacks," "hacking" and identity theft;
  • any material failure or interruption of our information and communications systems;
  • inability to keep pace with technological changes;
  • our ability to effectively manage credit risk, interest rate risk, market risk, operational risk, legal risk, liquidity risk and regulatory and compliance risk;
  • failure to maintain effective internal control over financial reporting or disclosure controls and procedures;
  • the effect of geopolitical instability, including wars, conflicts and terrorist attacks;
  • our profitability measures could be adversely affected if we are unable to effectively manage our capital;
  • the risks from climate change and its potential to disrupt our business and adversely impact the operations and creditworthiness of our customers;
  • natural disasters, including earthquakes, tsunamis, flooding, fires and other unexpected events;
  • the effect of COVID-19 and other infectious illness outbreaks that may arise in the future, which has created significant impacts and uncertainties in U.S. and global markets;
  • changes in governmental policy and regulation, including measures taken in response to economic, business, political and social conditions, including with regard to COVID-19; and
  • the effects of any damage to our reputation resulting from developments related to any of the items identified above.

Additional factors that could cause results to differ materially from those described above can be found in Columbia's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020, its Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the three-month periods ended March 31, 2021, June 30, 2021 and September 30, 2021, which are on file with the SEC and available on Columbia's website, www.columbiabank.com, under the heading "Financial Information" and in other documents Columbia files with the SEC, and in Umpqua's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020 and its Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the three-month periods ended March 31, 2021, June 30, 2021 and September 30, 2021, which are on file with the SEC and available on Umpqua's investor relations website, www.umpquabank.com, under the heading "Financials," and in other documents Umpqua files with the SEC.

We believe the expectations reflected in our forward-looking statements are reasonable, based on information available to us on the date hereof. However, given the described uncertainties and risks, we cannot guarantee our future performance or results of operations and you should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements which speak only as of the date hereof. Neither Columbia nor Umpqua assumes any obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect circumstances or events that occur after the date the forward-looking statements were made or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events except as required by federal securities laws.

IMPORTANT ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND WHERE TO FIND IT

In connection with the proposed transaction (the "Transaction"), Columbia filed with the SEC a Registration Statement on Form S-4 that includes a Joint Proxy Statement of Umpqua and Columbia and a Prospectus of Columbia, which the SEC declared effective December 3, 2021. Umpqua and Columbia commenced mailing of the definitive Joint Proxy Statement/Prospectus to Umpqua's and Columbia's shareholders seeking certain approvals related to the Transaction on or about December 7, 2021. Umpqua and Columbia may also file other relevant documents concerning the Transaction with the SEC. This communication does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities or a solicitation of any vote or approval, nor shall there be any sale of securities, in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. INVESTORS AND SHAREHOLDERS ARE URGED TO READ THE REGISTRATION STATEMENT AS WELL AS THE JOINT PROXY STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS REGARDING THE TRANSACTION AND ANY OTHER RELEVANT DOCUMENTS FILED WITH THE SEC IN CONNECTION WITH THE TRANSACTION, AS WELL AS ANY AMENDMENTS OR SUPPLEMENTS TO THOSE DOCUMENTS, BECAUSE THEY CONTAIN OR WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION. Shareholders can obtain a free copy of the definitive joint proxy statement/prospectus, as well as other filings containing information about Umpqua and Columbia, without charge, at the SEC's website, www.sec.gov. Copies of these documents and the filings with the SEC incorporated by reference in these documents can also be obtained, without charge, by directing a request to Umpqua Holdings Corporation, Attention: Andrew Ognall, One SW Columbia Street, Suite 1200, Portland, OR 97204, 503-727-4100 or to Columbia Banking System, Inc., Attention: Investor Relations, P. O. Box 2156, MS 3100, Tacoma, WA 98401-2156, 253-471-4065.

PARTICIPANTS IN THE SOLICITATION

Umpqua, Columbia, and certain of their respective directors and executive officers may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from the shareholders of Umpqua and Columbia in connection with the Transaction under the rules of the SEC. Information regarding Umpqua's directors and executive officers is available in Umpqua's definitive proxy statement relating to its 2021 Annual Meeting of Shareholders, which was filed with the SEC on March 5, 2021, and other documents filed by Umpqua with the SEC. Information regarding Columbia's directors and executive officers is available in Columbia's definitive proxy statement relating to its 2021 Annual Meeting of Shareholders, which was filed with the SEC on April 12, 2021, and other documents filed by Columbia with the SEC. Other information regarding the participants in the proxy solicitation and a description of their direct and indirect interests, by security holdings or otherwise, is contained in the joint proxy statement/prospectus relating to the Transaction. Free copies of this document may be obtained as described in the preceding paragraph.

Contacts:

Clint Stein,


Aaron James Deer,


President and


Executive Vice President and


Chief Executive Officer


Chief Financial Officer






Investor Relations




InvestorRelations@columbiabank.com




253-471-4065




(COLB-ER)



 

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS











Columbia Banking System, Inc.












Unaudited







December 31,


September 30,


December 31,








2021


2021


2020




















(in thousands)

ASSETS





Cash and due from banks







$

153,414


$

193,715


$

218,899

Interest-earning deposits with banks







671,300


703,760


434,867

Total cash and cash equivalents







824,714


897,475


653,766

Debt securities available for sale at fair value (amortized cost of $5,898,041, $4,773,742
   and $4,997,529, respectively)


5,910,999


4,831,919


5,210,134

Debt securities held to maturity at amortized cost (fair value of $2,122,606, $2,071,051 and
   $—, respectively)


2,148,327


2,075,158


Equity securities







13,425


13,425


13,425

Federal Home Loan Bank ("FHLB") stock at cost






10,280


10,280


10,280

Loans held for sale







9,774


11,355


26,481

Loans, net of unearned income







10,641,937


9,521,385


9,427,660

Less: Allowance for credit losses






155,578


142,785


149,140

Loans, net







10,486,359


9,378,600


9,278,520

Interest receivable







56,019


52,886


54,831

Premises and equipment, net







172,144


157,488


162,059

Other real estate owned







381


381


553

Goodwill







823,172


765,842


765,842

Other intangible assets, net







34,647


21,123


26,734

Other assets







455,092


386,530


382,154

Total assets







$

20,945,333


$

18,602,462


$

16,584,779

LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY









Deposits:












Noninterest-bearing







$

8,856,714


$

7,971,680


$

6,913,214

Interest-bearing







9,153,401


7,981,719


6,956,648

Total deposits







18,010,115


15,953,399


13,869,862

FHLB advances







7,359


7,372


7,414

Securities sold under agreements to repurchase






86,013


40,040


73,859

Subordinated debentures







10,000


35,000


35,092

Junior subordinated debentures







10,310



Other liabilities







232,794


243,384


250,945

Total liabilities







18,356,591


16,279,195


14,237,172

Commitments and contingent liabilities












Shareholders' equity:













December 31,


September 30,


December 31,








2021


2021


2020




















(in thousands)







Preferred stock (no par value)












Authorized shares

2,000


2,000


2,000







Common stock (no par value)












Authorized shares

115,000


115,000


115,000







Issued

80,695


73,944


73,782


1,930,187


1,670,076


1,660,998

Outstanding

78,511


71,760


71,598







Retained earnings







694,227


651,308


575,248

Accumulated other comprehensive income






35,162


72,717


182,195

Treasury stock at cost

2,184


2,184


2,184


(70,834)


(70,834)


(70,834)

Total shareholders' equity







2,588,742


2,323,267


2,347,607

Total liabilities and shareholders' equity






$

20,945,333


$

18,602,462


$

16,584,779

 

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME











Columbia Banking System, Inc.


Three Months Ended


Twelve Months Ended

Unaudited


December 31,


September 30,


December 31,


December 31,


December 31,



2021


2021


2020


2021


2020












Interest Income


(in thousands except per share amounts)

Loans


$

110,575


$

105,168


$

107,402


$

415,770


$

426,003

Taxable securities


33,654


26,374


23,045


107,594


81,578

Tax-exempt securities


3,447


2,714


2,668


11,746


9,567

Deposits in banks


360


284


181


955


661

Total interest income


148,036


134,540


133,296


536,065


517,809

Interest Expense











Deposits


1,807


1,468


1,626


6,186


9,367

FHLB advances and Federal Reserve Bank ("FRB")
  borrowings


74


73


73


291


6,264

Subordinated debentures


561


435


467


1,932


1,871

Other borrowings


71


24


18


137


196

Total interest expense


2,513


2,000


2,184


8,546


17,698

Net Interest Income


145,523


132,540


131,112


527,519


500,111

Provision (recapture) for credit losses


11,100



(4,700)


4,800


77,700

Net interest income after provision (recapture) for credit
  losses


134,423


132,540


135,812


522,719


422,411

Noninterest Income











Deposit account and treasury management fees


7,155


6,893


6,481


27,107


27,019

Card revenue


5,108


4,889


3,497


18,503


13,928

Financial services and trust revenue


3,877


4,250


3,349


15,753


12,830

Loan revenue


4,977


5,184


7,960


22,044


24,802

Bank owned life insurance


1,753


1,585


1,619


6,533


6,418

Investment securities gains, net




36


314


16,710

Other


1,370


1,157


620


3,840


2,793

Total noninterest income


24,240


23,958


23,562


94,094


104,500

Noninterest Expense











Compensation and employee benefits


64,169


54,679


53,704


224,034


209,722

Occupancy


10,076


9,695


9,270


37,815


36,013

Data processing and software (1)


9,130


8,515


7,274


33,498


29,449

Legal and professional fees


7,937


4,894


3,573


18,910


12,158

Amortization of intangibles


2,376


1,835


2,011


7,987


8,724

Business and Occupation ("B&O") taxes


1,571


1,583


1,543


5,903


4,970

Advertising and promotion


1,357


678


1,644


3,383


4,466

Regulatory premiums


1,481


1,214


1,062


4,912


2,956

Net cost (benefit) of operation of other real estate owned


14


4


33


66


(315)

Other (1)


4,511


6,910


4,186


23,796


26,376

Total noninterest expense


102,622


90,007


84,300


360,304


334,519

Income before income taxes


56,041


66,491


75,074


256,509


192,392

Provision for income taxes


13,130


13,474


16,774


53,689


38,148

Net Income


$

42,911


$

53,017


$

58,300


$

202,820


$

154,244

Earnings per common share











Basic


$

0.55


$

0.75


$

0.82


$

2.79


$

2.17

Diluted


$

0.55


$

0.74


$

0.82


$

2.78


$

2.17

Dividends declared per common share - regular (2)


$


$

0.58


$

0.28


$

1.14


$

1.12

Dividends declared per common share - special






0.22

Dividends declared per common share - total


$


$

0.58


$

0.28


$

1.14


$

1.34












Weighted average number of common shares outstanding


77,784


71,036


70,732


72,683


70,835

Weighted average number of diluted common shares
  outstanding


77,977


71,186


70,838


72,873


70,880

__________

(1)

Prior periods adjusted to conform to current period presentation.

(2)

Dividends declared per common share - regular for the three months ended September 30, 2021 includes both the July 29, 2021 declaration of $0.28 and the September 30, 2021 declaration of $0.30.

 

FINANCIAL STATISTICS












Columbia Banking System, Inc.


Three Months Ended


Twelve Months Ended


Unaudited


December 31,


September 30,


December 31,


December 31,


December 31,




2021


2021


2020


2021


2020














Earnings


(dollars in thousands except per share amounts)


Net interest income


$

145,523


$

132,540


$

131,112


$

527,519


$

500,111


Provision (recapture) for credit losses


$

11,100


$


$

(4,700)


$

4,800


$

77,700


Noninterest income


$

24,240


$

23,958


$

23,562


$

94,094


$

104,500


Noninterest expense


$

102,622


$

90,007


$

84,300


$

360,304


$

334,519


Acquisition-related expense (included in noninterest expense)


$

11,812


$

2,192


$


$

14,514


$


Net income


$

42,911


$

53,017


$

58,300


$

202,820


$

154,244


Per Common Share












Earnings (basic)


$

0.55


$

0.75


$

0.82


$

2.79


$

2.17


Earnings (diluted)


$

0.55


$

0.74


$

0.82


$

2.78


$

2.17


Book value


$

32.97


$

32.38


$

32.79


$

32.97


$

32.79


Tangible book value per common share (1)


$

22.05


$

21.41


$

21.72


$

22.05


$

21.72


Averages












Total assets


$

20,857,983


$

18,330,109


$

16,477,246


$

18,448,135


$

15,401,219


Interest-earning assets


$

19,186,398


$

16,820,771


$

15,010,392


$

16,910,818


$

13,916,611


Loans


$

10,545,172


$

9,526,052


$

9,533,655


$

9,832,385


$

9,411,213


Securities, including debt securities, equity securities and FHLB
  stock


$

7,693,659


$

6,545,134


$

4,765,158


$

6,353,278


$

3,982,918


Deposits


$

17,935,311


$

15,642,250


$

13,864,027


$

15,722,403


$

12,512,255


Interest-bearing deposits


$

9,147,184


$

7,821,949


$

6,873,405


$

7,910,523


$

6,208,058


Interest-bearing liabilities


$

9,255,214


$

7,920,146


$

6,954,287


$

8,008,221


$

6,626,825


Noninterest-bearing deposits


$

8,788,127


$

7,820,301


$

6,990,622


$

7,811,880


$

6,304,197


Shareholders' equity


$

2,584,110


$

2,364,149


$

2,311,070


$

2,402,455


$

2,263,276


Financial Ratios












Return on average assets


0.82

%

1.16

%

1.42

%

1.10

%

1.00

%

Return on average common equity


6.64

%

8.97

%

10.09

%

8.44

%

6.82

%

Return on average tangible common equity (1)


10.36

%

13.82

%

15.79

%

13.10

%

10.99

%

Average equity to average assets


12.39

%

12.90

%

14.03

%

13.02

%

14.70

%

Shareholders' equity to total assets


12.36

%

12.49

%

14.16

%

12.36

%

14.16

%

Tangible common shareholders' equity to tangible assets (1)


8.62

%

8.62

%

9.85

%

8.62

%

9.85

%

Net interest margin (tax equivalent)


3.05

%

3.17

%

3.52

%

3.17

%

3.65

%

Efficiency ratio (tax equivalent) (2)


59.57

%

56.67

%

53.70

%

57.09

%

54.50

%

Operating efficiency ratio (tax equivalent) (1)


51.48

%

54.44

%

53.03

%

53.92

%

55.34

%

Noninterest expense ratio


1.97

%

1.96

%

2.05

%

1.95

%

2.17

%

Core noninterest expense ratio (1)


1.74

%

1.92

%

2.05

%

1.87

%

2.17

%















December 31,


September 30,


December 31,






Period-end


2021


2021


2020






Total assets


$

20,945,333


$

18,602,462


$

16,584,779






Loans, net of unearned income


$

10,641,937


$

9,521,385


$

9,427,660






Allowance for credit losses


$

155,578


$

142,785


$

149,140






Securities, including debt securities, equity securities and FHLB
 
stock


$

8,083,031


$

6,930,782


$

5,233,839






Deposits


$

18,010,115


$

15,953,399


$

13,869,862






Shareholders' equity


$

2,588,742


$

2,323,267


$

2,347,607






Nonperforming assets












Nonaccrual loans


$

23,041


$

24,176


$

34,806






Other real estate owned ("OREO") and other personal property
  owned ("OPPO")


381


381



553






Total nonperforming assets


$

23,422


$

24,557


$

35,359


















Nonperforming loans to period-end loans


0.22

%

0.25

%

0.37

%





Nonperforming assets to period-end assets


0.11

%

0.13

%

0.21

%





Allowance for credit losses to period-end loans


1.46

%

1.50

%

1.58

%





Net loan charge-offs (for the three months ended)


$

923


$

203


$

3,128






__________

(1)

This is a non-GAAP measure. See section titled "Non-GAAP Financial Measures" on the last three pages of this earnings release for a reconciliation to the most comparable GAAP measure.

(2)

Noninterest expense divided by the sum of net interest income on a tax equivalent basis and noninterest income on a tax equivalent basis.

 

QUARTERLY FINANCIAL STATISTICS












Columbia Banking System, Inc.


Three Months Ended

Unaudited


December 31,


September 30,


June 30,


March 31,


December 31,




2021


2021


2021


2021


2020














Earnings



(dollars in thousands except per share amounts)

Net interest income


$

145,523


$

132,540


$

125,462


$

123,994


$

131,112


Provision (recapture) for credit losses


$

11,100


$


$

(5,500)


$

(800)


$

(4,700)


Noninterest income


$

24,240


$

23,958


$

22,730


$

23,166


$

23,562


Noninterest expense


$

102,622


$

90,007


$

84,116


$

83,559


$

84,300


Acquisition-related expense (included in noninterest expense)


$

11,812


$

2,192


$

510


$


$


Net income


$

42,911


$

53,017


$

55,039


$

51,853


$

58,300


Per Common Share












Earnings (basic)


$

0.55


$

0.75


$

0.77


$

0.73


$

0.82


Earnings (diluted)


$

0.55


$

0.74


$

0.77


$

0.73


$

0.82


Book value


$

32.97


$

32.38


$

32.52


$

31.71


$

32.79


Averages












Total assets


$

20,857,983


$

18,330,109


$

17,670,480


$

16,891,682


$

16,477,246


Interest-earning assets


$

19,186,398


$

16,820,771


$

16,176,328


$

15,419,371


$

15,010,392


Loans


$

10,545,172


$

9,526,052


$

9,664,169


$

9,586,984


$

9,533,655


Securities, including debt securities, equity securities and
  FHLB stock


$

7,693,659


$

6,545,134


$

5,914,838


$

5,230,304


$

4,765,158


Deposits


$

17,935,311


$

15,642,250


$

15,059,406


$

14,212,616


$

13,864,027


Interest-bearing deposits


$

9,147,184


$

7,821,949


$

7,530,372


$

7,121,300


$

6,873,405


Interest-bearing liabilities


$

9,255,214


$

7,920,146


$

7,618,629


$

7,217,471


$

6,954,287


Noninterest-bearing deposits


$

8,788,127


$

7,820,301


$

7,529,034


$

7,091,316


$

6,990,622


Shareholders' equity


$

2,584,110


$

2,364,149


$

2,312,779


$

2,346,593


$

2,311,070


Financial Ratios












Return on average assets


0.82

%

1.16

%

1.25

%

1.23

%

1.42

%

Return on average common equity


6.64

%

8.97

%

9.52

%

8.84

%

10.09

%

Average equity to average assets


12.39

%

12.90

%

13.09

%

13.89

%

14.03

%

Shareholders' equity to total assets


12.36

%

12.49

%

12.95

%

13.12

%

14.16

%

Net interest margin (tax equivalent)


3.05

%

3.17

%

3.16

%

3.31

%

3.52

%

Period-end












Total assets


$

20,945,333


$

18,602,462


$

18,013,477


$

17,335,116


$

16,584,779


Loans, net of unearned income


$

10,641,937


$

9,521,385


$

9,693,116


$

9,676,318


$

9,427,660


Allowance for credit losses


$

155,578


$

142,785


$

142,988


$

148,294


$

149,140


Securities, including debt securities, equity securities and
  FHLB stock


$

8,083,031


$

6,930,782


$

6,238,486


$

5,519,995


$

5,233,839


Deposits


$

18,010,115


$

15,953,399


$

15,345,432


$

14,767,466


$

13,869,862


Shareholders' equity


$

2,588,742


$

2,323,267


$

2,333,246


$

2,275,063


$

2,347,607


Goodwill


$

823,172


$

765,842


$

765,842


$

765,842


$

765,842


Other intangible assets, net


$

34,647


$

21,123


$

22,958


$

24,810


$

26,734


Nonperforming assets












Nonaccrual loans


$

23,041


$

24,176


$

24,021


$

33,581


$

34,806


OREO and OPPO


381


381


381


521


553


Total nonperforming assets


$

23,422


$

24,557


$

24,402


$

34,102


$

35,359














Nonperforming loans to period-end loans


0.22

%

0.25

%

0.25

%

0.35 %


0.37

%

Nonperforming assets to period-end assets


0.11

%

0.13

%

0.14

%

0.20 %


0.21

%

Allowance for credit losses to period-end loans


1.46

%

1.50

%

1.48

%

1.53 %


1.58

%

Net loan charge-offs (recoveries)


$

923


$

203


$

(194)


$

46


$

3,128


 

 

 

LOAN PORTFOLIO COMPOSITION












Columbia Banking System, Inc.












Unaudited


December 31,


September 30,


June 30,


March 31,


December 31,




2021


2021


2021


2021


2020














Loan Portfolio Composition - Dollars


(dollars in thousands)

Commercial loans:












Commercial real estate


$

4,981,263


$    4,088,484



$

4,101,071


$

4,081,915


$

4,062,313


Commercial business


3,423,268


3,436,351


3,738,288


3,792,813


3,597,968


Agriculture


795,715


815,985


797,580


751,800


779,627


Construction


384,755


326,569


300,303


282,534


268,663


Consumer loans:












One-to-four family residential real estate


1,013,908


823,877


724,151


735,314


683,570


Other consumer


43,028


30,119


31,723


31,942


35,519


Total loans


10,641,937


9,521,385


9,693,116


9,676,318


9,427,660


Less:  Allowance for credit losses


(155,578)


(142,785)


(142,988)


(148,294)


(149,140)


Total loans, net


$

10,486,359


$    9,378,600



$

9,550,128


$

9,528,024


$

9,278,520


Loans held for sale


$

9,774


$         11,355



$

13,179


$

26,176


$

26,481
















December 31,


September 30,


June 30,


March 31,


December 31,


Loan Portfolio Composition - Percentages


2021


2021


2021


2021


2020


Commercial loans:












Commercial real estate


46.8

%

42.9

%

42.3

%

42.2

%

43.0

%

Commercial business


32.2

%

36.1

%

38.6

%

39.2

%

38.2

%

Agriculture


7.5

%

8.6

%

8.2

%

7.8

%

8.3

%

Construction


3.6

%

3.4

%

3.1

%

2.9

%

2.8

%

Consumer loans:












One-to-four family residential real estate


9.5

%

8.7

%

7.5

%

7.6

%

7.3

%

Other consumer


0.4

%

0.3

%

0.3

%

0.3

%

0.4

%

Total loans


100.0

%

100.0

%

100.0

%

100.0

%

100.0

%

 

DEPOSIT COMPOSITION












Columbia Banking System, Inc.












Unaudited














December 31,


September 30,


June 30,


March 31,


December 31,




2021


2021


2021


2021


2020














Deposit Composition - Dollars


(dollars in thousands)

Demand and other noninterest-bearing


$

8,856,714


$

7,971,680


$

7,703,325


$

7,424,472


$

6,913,214


Money market


3,525,299


3,076,833


2,950,063


2,913,689


2,780,922


Interest-bearing demand


1,999,407


1,646,816


1,525,360


1,512,808


1,433,083


Savings


1,617,546


1,416,376


1,388,241


1,282,151


1,169,721


Interest-bearing public funds, other than certificates of
  deposit


779,146


740,281


720,553


662,461


656,273


Certificates of deposit, less than $250,000


249,120


190,402


193,080


198,568


201,805


Certificates of deposit, $250,000 or more


160,490


108,483


105,393


107,421


108,935


Certificates of deposit insured by the CD Option of IntraFi
  Network Deposits


35,611


26,835


24,409


25,929


23,105


Brokered certificates of deposit



5,000


5,000


5,000


5,000


Reciprocal money market accounts


786,046


770,693


730,008


634,967


577,804


Subtotal


18,009,379


15,953,399


15,345,432


14,767,466


13,869,862


Valuation adjustment resulting from acquisition
  accounting


736






Total deposits


$

18,010,115


$

15,953,399


$

15,345,432


$

14,767,466


$

13,869,862
















December 31,


September 30,


June 30,


March 31,


December 31,


Deposit Composition - Percentages


2021


2021


2021


2021


2020


Demand and other noninterest-bearing


49.1

%

50.0

%

50.2

%

50.4

%

49.8

%

Money market


19.6

%

19.3

%

19.2

%

19.7

%

20.1

%

Interest-bearing demand


11.1

%

10.3

%

9.9

%

10.2

%

10.3

%

Savings


9.0

%

8.9

%

9.0

%

8.7

%

8.4

%

Interest-bearing public funds, other than certificates of
  deposit


4.3

%

4.6

%

4.7

%

4.5

%

4.7

%

Certificates of deposit, less than $250,000


1.4

%

1.2

%

1.3

%

1.3

%

1.5

%

Certificates of deposit, $250,000 or more


0.9

%

0.7

%

0.7

%

0.7

%

0.8

%

Certificates of deposit insured by the CD Option of IntraFi
  Network Deposits


0.2

%

0.2

%

0.2

%

0.2

%

0.2

%

Reciprocal money market accounts


4.4

%

4.8

%

4.8

%

4.3

%

4.2

%

Total


100.0

%

100.0

%

100.0

%

100.0

%

100.0

%

 

AVERAGE BALANCES AND RATES












Columbia Banking System, Inc.












Unaudited
















Three Months Ended


Three Months Ended



December 31, 2021


December 31, 2020



Average

Balances


Interest

Earned / Paid


Average

Rate


Average

Balances


Interest

Earned / Paid


Average

Rate


















(dollars in thousands)

ASSETS














Loans, net (1)(2)


$

10,545,172


$

111,709


4.20

%

$

9,533,655


$

108,576


4.53

%

Taxable securities


6,934,477


33,654


1.93

%

4,207,607


23,045


2.18

%

Tax exempt securities (2)


759,182


4,364


2.28

%

557,551


3,377


2.41

%

Interest-earning deposits with banks


947,567


360


0.15

%

711,579


181


0.10

%

Total interest-earning assets


19,186,398


150,087


3.10

%

15,010,392


135,179


3.58

%

Other earning assets


276,828






239,798






Noninterest-earning assets


1,394,757






1,227,056






Total assets


$ 20,857,983






$ 16,477,246






LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY


Money market accounts


$

4,339,959


$

951


0.09

%

$

3,395,343


$

732


0.09

%

Interest-bearing demand


1,967,559


376


0.08

%

1,359,222


293


0.09

%

Savings accounts


1,593,434


78


0.02

%

1,141,165


36


0.01

%

Interest-bearing public funds, other than
  certificates of deposit


787,395


252


0.13

%

638,107


310


0.19

%

Certificates of deposit


458,837


150


0.13

%

339,568


255


0.30

%

Total interest-bearing deposits


9,147,184


1,807


0.08

%

6,873,405


1,626


0.09

%

FHLB advances and FRB borrowings


7,368


74


3.98

%

7,420


73


3.91

%

Subordinated debentures


43,859


561


5.07

%

35,115


467


5.29

%

Other borrowings and interest-bearing
  liabilities


56,803


71


0.50

%

38,347


18


0.19

%

Total interest-bearing liabilities


9,255,214


2,513


0.11

%

6,954,287


2,184


0.12

%

Noninterest-bearing deposits


8,788,127






6,990,622






Other noninterest-bearing liabilities


230,532






221,267






Shareholders' equity


2,584,110






2,311,070






Total liabilities & shareholders'
  equity


$

20,857,983






$

16,477,246






Net interest income (tax equivalent)


$

147,574






$

132,995




Net interest margin (tax equivalent)





3.05

%






3.52

%

__________

(1)

Nonaccrual loans have been included in the tables as loans carrying a zero yield. Amortized net deferred loan fees and net unearned discounts on acquired loans were included in the interest income calculations. The amortization of net deferred loan fees was $6.2 million and $9.1 million for the three months ended December 31, 2021 and 2020, respectively. The net incremental accretion income on acquired loans was $16 thousand and $1.3 million for the three months ended December 31, 2021 and 2020, respectively.

(2)

Tax-exempt income is calculated on a tax equivalent basis. The tax equivalent yield adjustment to interest earned on loans was $1.1 million and $1.2 million for the three months ended December 31, 2021 and 2020, respectively. The tax equivalent yield adjustment to interest earned on tax exempt securities was $917 thousand and $709 thousand for the three months ended December 31, 2021 and 2020, respectively.

 

AVERAGE BALANCES AND RATES












Columbia Banking System, Inc.












Unaudited
















Three Months Ended


Three Months Ended



December 31, 2021


September 30, 2021



Average

Balances


Interest

Earned / Paid


Average

Rate


Average

Balances


Interest

Earned / Paid


Average

Rate


















(dollars in thousands)


ASSETS














Loans, net (1)(2)


$

10,545,172


$

111,709


4.20

%

$

9,526,052


$

106,345


4.43

%

Taxable securities


6,934,477


33,654


1.93

%

5,929,321


26,374


1.76

%

Tax exempt securities (2)


759,182


4,364


2.28

%

615,813


3,436


2.21

%

Interest-earning deposits with banks


947,567


360


0.15

%

749,585


284


0.15

%

Total interest-earning assets


19,186,398


150,087


3.10

%

16,820,771


136,439


3.22

%

Other earning assets


276,828






245,907






Noninterest-earning assets


1,394,757






1,263,431






Total assets


$

20,857,983






$

18,330,109






LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY


Money market accounts


$

4,339,959


$

951


0.09

%

$

3,790,201


$

741


0.08

%

Interest-bearing demand


1,967,559


376


0.08

%

1,581,598


298


0.07

%

Savings accounts


1,593,434


78


0.02

%

1,391,221


54


0.02

%

Interest-bearing public funds, other than
  certificates of deposit


787,395


252


0.13

%

729,382


232


0.13

%

Certificates of deposit


458,837


150


0.13

%

329,547


143


0.17

%

Total interest-bearing deposits


9,147,184


1,807


0.08

%

7,821,949


1,468


0.07

%

FHLB advances and FRB borrowings


7,368


74


3.98

%

7,382


73


3.92

%

Subordinated debentures


43,859


561


5.07

%

35,000


435


4.93

%

Other borrowings and interest-bearing
  liabilities


56,803


71


0.50

%

55,815


24


0.17

%

Total interest-bearing liabilities


9,255,214


2,513


0.11

%

7,920,146


2,000


0.10

%

Noninterest-bearing deposits


8,788,127






7,820,301






Other noninterest-bearing liabilities


230,532






225,513






Shareholders' equity


2,584,110






2,364,149






Total liabilities & shareholders'
  equity


$

20,857,983






$

18,330,109






Net interest income (tax equivalent)


$

147,574






$

134,439




Net interest margin (tax equivalent)





3.05

%






3.17

%

__________

(1)

Nonaccrual loans have been included in the tables as loans carrying a zero yield. Amortized net deferred loan fees and net unearned discounts on acquired loans were included in the interest income calculations. The amortization of net deferred loan fees was $6.2 million and $11.3 million for the three months ended December 31, 2021 and September 30, 2021, respectively. The net incremental accretion income on acquired loans was $16 thousand and $884 thousand for the three months ended December 31, 2021 and September 30, 2021, respectively.

(2)

Tax-exempt income is calculated on a tax equivalent basis. The tax equivalent yield adjustment to interest earned on loans was $1.1 million and $1.2 million for the three months ended December 31, 2021 and September 30, 2021. The tax equivalent yield adjustment to interest earned on tax exempt securities was $917 thousand and $722 thousand for the three months ended December 31, 2021 and September 30, 2021, respectively.

 

AVERAGE BALANCES AND RATES












Columbia Banking System, Inc.












Unaudited
















Twelve Months Ended


Twelve Months Ended




December 31, 2021


December 31, 2020




Average

Balances


Interest

Earned / Paid


Average

Rate


Average

Balances


Interest

Earned / Paid


Average

Rate


















(dollars in thousands)

ASSETS














Loans, net (1)(2)


$

9,832,385


$

420,439


4.28

%

$

9,411,213


$

430,923


4.58

%

Taxable securities


5,701,810


107,594


1.89

%

3,531,357


81,578


2.31

%

Tax exempt securities (2)


651,468


14,869


2.28

%

451,561


12,110


2.68

%

Interest-earning deposits with banks


725,155


955


0.13

%

522,480


661


0.13

%

Total interest-earning assets


16,910,818


$

543,857


3.22

%

13,916,611


$

525,272


3.77

%

Other earning assets


252,476






235,491






Noninterest-earning assets


1,284,841






1,249,117






Total assets


$

18,448,135






$

15,401,219






LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY


Money market accounts


$

3,805,723


$

3,083


0.08

%

$

3,043,731


$

4,381


0.14

%

Interest-bearing demand


1,637,531


1,225


0.07

%

1,248,975


1,453


0.12

%

Savings accounts


1,382,277


217


0.02

%

1,022,388


153


0.01

%

Interest-bearing public funds, other than certificates of deposit


721,090


1,005


0.14

%

544,109


2,003


0.37

%

Certificates of deposit


363,902


656


0.18

%

348,855


1,377


0.39

%

Total interest-bearing deposits


7,910,523


6,186


0.08

%

6,208,058


9,367


0.15

%

FHLB advances and FRB borrowings


7,388


291


3.94

%

342,721


6,264


1.83

%

Subordinated debentures


37,258


1,932


5.19

%

35,184


1,871


5.32

%

Other borrowings and interest-bearing liabilities


53,052


137


0.26

%

40,862


196


0.48

%

Total interest-bearing liabilities


8,008,221


$

8,546


0.11

%

6,626,825


$

17,698


0.27

%

Noninterest-bearing deposits


7,811,880






6,304,197






Other noninterest-bearing liabilities


225,579






206,921






Shareholders' equity


2,402,455






2,263,276






Total liabilities & shareholders' equity


$

18,448,135






$

15,401,219






Net interest income (tax equivalent)


$

535,311






$

507,574




Net interest margin (tax equivalent)





3.17

%






3.65

%











__________

(1)

Nonaccrual loans have been included in the table as loans carrying a zero yield. Amortized net deferred loan fees and net unearned discounts on acquired loans were included in the interest income calculations. The amortization of net deferred loan fees was $32.2 million and $21.6 million for the twelve months ended December 31, 2021 and 2020, respectively. The net incremental accretion income on acquired loans was $2.8 million and $6.2 million for the twelve months ended December 31, 2021 and 2020, respectively.

(2)

Tax-exempt income is calculated on a tax equivalent basis. The tax equivalent yield adjustment to interest earned on loans was $4.7 million and $4.9 million for the twelve months ended December 31, 2021 and 2020, respectively. The tax equivalent yield adjustment to interest earned on tax exempt securities was $3.1 million and $2.5 million for the twelve months ended December 31, 2021 and 2020, respectively.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

The Company considers its operating net interest margin (tax equivalent) and operating efficiency ratios to be useful measurements as they more closely reflect the ongoing operating performance of the Company. Despite the usefulness of the operating net interest margin (tax equivalent) and operating efficiency ratio to the Company, there are no standardized definitions for these metrics. As a result, the Company's calculations may not be comparable with those of other organizations. The Company encourages readers to consider its consolidated financial statements in their entirety and not to rely on any single financial measure.

The following tables reconcile the Company's calculation of the operating net interest margin (tax equivalent) and operating efficiency ratio:



Three Months Ended

Twelve Months Ended



December 31,


September 30,


December 31,


December 31,


December 31,




2021


2021


2020


2021


2020














Operating net interest margin non-GAAP reconciliation:


(dollars in thousands)

Net interest income (tax equivalent) (1)


$

147,574


$

134,439


$

132,995


$

535,311


$

507,574


Adjustments to arrive at operating net interest income (tax
  equivalent):












Premium amortization (discount accretion) on acquired loans


(16)


(884)


(1,323)


(2,811)


(6,154)


Premium amortization on acquired securities


1,278


422


606


2,752


3,409


Interest reversals on nonaccrual loans (2)




146



2,000


Operating net interest income (tax equivalent) (1)


$

148,836


$

133,977


$

132,424


$

535,252


$

506,829














Average interest earning assets


$

19,186,398


$

16,820,771


$

15,010,392


$

16,910,818


$

13,916,611


Net interest margin (tax equivalent) (1)


3.05

%

3.17

%

3.52

%

3.17

%

3.65

%

Operating net interest margin (tax equivalent) (1)


3.08

%

3.16

%

3.51

%

3.17

%

3.64

%









Three Months Ended

Twelve Months Ended



December 31,


September 30,


December 31,


December 31,


December 31,




2021


2021


2020


2021


2020














Operating efficiency ratio non-GAAP reconciliation:


(dollars in thousands)

Noninterest expense (numerator A)


$

102,622


$

90,007


$

84,300


$

360,304


$

334,519


Adjustments to arrive at operating noninterest expense:












Acquisition-related expenses


(11,812)


(2,192)



(14,514)



Net benefit (cost) of operation of OREO and OPPO


(14)


(4)


(32)


(56)


324


Loss on asset disposals


(10)


(11)



(29)


(224)


B&O taxes


(1,571)


(1,583)


(1,543)


(5,903)


(4,970)


Operating noninterest expense (numerator B)


$

89,215


$

86,217


$

82,725


$

339,802


$

329,649














Net interest income (tax equivalent) (1)


$

147,574


$

134,439


$

132,995


$

535,311


$

507,574


Noninterest income


24,240


23,958


23,562


94,094


104,500


Bank owned life insurance tax equivalent adjustment


466


422


430


1,737


1,706


Total revenue (tax equivalent) (denominator A)


$

172,280


$

158,819


$

156,987


$

631,142


$

613,780














Operating net interest income (tax equivalent) (1)


$

148,836


$

133,977


$

132,424


$

535,252


$

506,829


Adjustments to arrive at operating noninterest income (tax 
  equivalent):












Investment securities gain, net




(36)


(314)


(16,710)


Gain on asset disposals


(242)



(381)


(529)


(675)


Operating noninterest income (tax equivalent)


24,464


24,380


23,575


94,988


88,821


Total operating revenue (tax equivalent) (denominator B)


$

173,300


$

158,357


$

155,999


$

630,240


$

595,650


Efficiency ratio (tax equivalent) (numerator A/denominator A)


59.57

%

56.67

%

53.70

%

57.09

%

54.50

%

Operating efficiency ratio (tax equivalent) (numerator 
  B/denominator B)


51.48

%

54.44

%

53.03

%

53.92

%

55.34

%

__________

(1)

Tax-exempt interest income has been adjusted to a tax equivalent basis. The amount of such adjustment was an addition to net interest income of $2.1 million for the three months ended December 31, 2021, $1.9 million for both the three months ended September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020 and $7.8 million and $7.5 million for the twelve months ended December 31, 2021 and 2020, respectively.

(2)

Beginning January 2021, interest reversals on nonaccrual loans is no longer a component of these non-GAAP financial measures.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures - Continued

The Company also considers its core noninterest expense ratio to be a useful measurement as it more closely reflects the ongoing operating performance of the Company. Despite the usefulness of the core noninterest expense ratio to the Company, there is not a standardized definition for it, as a result, the Company's calculations may not be comparable with those of other organizations. The Company encourages readers to consider its consolidated financial statements in their entirety and not to rely on any single financial measure.

The following table reconciles the Company's calculation of the core noninterest expense ratio:



Three Months Ended

Twelve Months Ended




December 31,


September 30,

December 31,


December 31,


December 31,




2021


2021

2020


2021


2020














Core noninterest expense ratio non-GAAP reconciliation:


(dollars in thousands)

Noninterest expense (numerator A)


$

102,622


$

90,007


$

84,300


$

360,304


$

334,519


Adjustments to arrive at core noninterest expense:












Acquisition-related expenses


(11,812)


(2,192)



(14,514)



Core noninterest expense (numerator B)


$

90,810


$

87,815


$

84,300


$

345,790


$

334,519














Average assets (denominator)


$

20,857,983


$

18,330,109


$

16,477,246


$

18,448,135


$

15,401,219


Noninterest expense ratio (numerator A/denominator) (1)


1.97

%

1.96

%

2.05

%

1.95

%

2.17

%

Core noninterest expense ratio (numerator B/denominator)


1.74

%

1.92

%

2.05

%

1.87

%

2.17

%

__________

(1)

For the purpose of this ratio, interim noninterest expense has been annualized.

(2)

For the purpose of this ratio, interim core noninterest expense has been annualized.

The Company considers its pre-tax, pre-provision income to be a useful measurement in evaluating the earnings of the Company as it provides a method to assess income. Despite the usefulness of this measure to the Company, there is not a standardized definition for it. As a result, the Company's calculation may not always be comparable with those of other organizations. The Company encourages readers to consider its consolidated financial statements in their entirety and not to rely on any single financial measure.

The following table reconciles the Company's calculation of the pre-tax, pre-provision income:



Three Months Ended


Twelve Months Ended



December 31,


September 30,


December 31,


December 31,


December 31,



2021


2021


2020


2021


2020












Pre-tax, pre-provision income:


(in thousands)

Income before income taxes


$          56,041


$          66,491


$          75,074


$        256,509


$        192,392

Provision (recapture) for credit losses


11,100



(4,700)


4,800


77,700

Provision (recapture) for unfunded commitments (1)


(2,000)


500


(1,300)


200


3,300

B&O taxes (1)


1,571


1,583


1,543


5,903


4,970

Pre-tax, pre-provision income


$          66,712


$          68,574


$          70,617


$        267,412


$        278,362

__________

(1)

Beginning the second quarter of 2021, provision for unfunded commitments and B&O taxes are components of this non-GAAP measure. Prior periods have been adjusted to conform to current period presentation.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures - Continued

The Company considers its tangible common equity ratio and tangible book value per share ratio to be useful measurements in evaluating the capital adequacy of the Company as they provide a method to assess management's success in utilizing our tangible capital. Despite the usefulness of these ratios to the Company, there is not a standardized definition for these metrics. As a result, the Company's calculation may not always be comparable with those of other organizations. The Company encourages readers to consider its consolidated financial statements in their entirety and not to rely on any single financial measure.

The following table reconciles the Company's calculation of the tangible common equity ratio and tangible book value per share ratio:



December 31,


September 30,


December 31,




2021


2021


2020










Tangible common equity ratio and tangible book value per common share non-GAAP
  reconciliation:


(dollars in thousands except per share amounts)


Shareholders' equity (numerator A)


$

2,588,742


$

2,323,267


$

2,347,607


Adjustments to arrive at tangible common equity:








Goodwill


(823,172)


(765,842)


(765,842)


Other intangible assets, net


(34,647)


(21,123)


(26,734)


Tangible common equity (numerator B)


$

1,730,923


$

1,536,302


$

1,555,031










Total assets (denominator A)


$

20,945,333


$

18,602,462


$

16,584,779


Adjustments to arrive at tangible assets:








Goodwill


(823,172)


(765,842)


(765,842)


Other intangible assets, net


(34,647)


(21,123)


(26,734)


Tangible assets (denominator B)


$

20,087,514


$

17,815,497


$

15,792,203










Shareholders' equity to total assets (numerator A/denominator A)


12.36

%

12.49

%

14.16

%

Tangible common shareholders' equity to tangible assets (numerator B/denominator B)


8.62

%

8.62

%

9.85

%

Common shares outstanding (denominator C)


78,511


71,760


71,598


Book value per common share (numerator A/denominator C)


$

32.97


$

32.38


$

32.79


Tangible book value per common share (numerator B/denominator C)


$

22.05


$

21.41


$

21.72


The Company considers its ratio of allowance for credit losses to period-end loans, excluding PPP loans, to be a useful measurement in evaluating the adequacy of the amount of allowance for credit losses to loans of the Company, as PPP loans are guaranteed by the U.S. Small Business Administration and thus do not require the same amount of reserve for credit losses as do other loans. Despite the usefulness of this ratio to the Company, there is not a standardized definition for it. As a result, the Company's calculation may not always be comparable with those of other organizations. The Company encourages readers to consider its consolidated financial statements in their entirety and not to rely on any single financial measure.

The following table reconciles the Company's calculation of the allowance for credit losses to period-end loans, excluding PPP loans:



December 31,


September 30,


December 31,




2021


2021


2020










Allowance coverage ratio non-GAAP reconciliation:


(dollars in thousands)

Allowance for credit losses ("ACL") (numerator)


$

155,578


$

142,785


$

149,140










Total loans (denominator A)


10,641,937


9,521,385


9,427,660


Less: PPP loans (0% Allowance)


184,132


337,025


651,585


Total loans, net of PPP loans (denominator B)


$

10,457,805


$

9,184,360


$

8,776,075










ACL to period end loans (numerator / denominator A)


1.46

%

1.50

%

1.58

%

ACL to period end loans, excluding PPP loans (numerator / denominator B)


1.49

%

1.55

%

1.70

%

Non-GAAP Financial Measures - Continued

The Company also considers its adjusted annualized loan growth to be a useful measurement as it evaluates the Company's ongoing ability to grow its loan portfolio, which is the primary source of revenue for the Company. Despite the usefulness of this financial measure to the Company, there is not a standardized definition for it. As a result, the Company's calculation may not always be comparable with those of other organizations. The Company encourages readers to consider its consolidated financial statements in their entirety and not to rely on any single financial measure.

The following table reconciles the Company's calculation of adjusted annualized loan growth:



Three Months Ended



December 31,


September 30,



2021


2021






Adjusted annualized loan growth non-GAAP reconciliation:


(dollars in thousands)

Total loans, net of unearned income (A)


$

10,641,937


$

9,521,385






Less: PPP loans


184,132


337,025

Plus: Bank of Commerce Holdings acquired loans



1,084,984

Less: Bank of Commerce Holdings acquired PPP loans



39,697

Total loans, net of PPP loans and adjusted for Bank of Commerce acquisition (B)


$

10,457,805


$

10,229,647











Annualized loan growth (A)


47.08

%


Adjusted annualized loan growth (B)


8.92

%


The Company also considers its return on average tangible common equity ratio to be a useful measurement as it evaluates the Company's ongoing ability to generate returns for its common shareholders. By removing the impact of intangible assets and their related amortization and tax effects, the performance of the business can be evaluated, whether acquired or developed internally. Despite the usefulness of this ratio to the Company, there is not a standardized definition for it. As a result, the Company's calculation may not always be comparable with those of other organizations. The Company encourages readers to consider its consolidated financial statements in their entirety and not to rely on any single financial measure.

The following table reconciles the Company's calculation of the return on average tangible common shareholders' equity ratio:



Three Months Ended

Twelve Months Ended




December 31,


September 30,


December 31,


December 31,


December 31,




2021


2021


2020


2021


2020














Return on average tangible common equity non-GAAP 
  reconciliation:


(dollars in thousands)

Net income (numerator A)


$

42,911


$

53,017


$

58,300


$

202,820


$

154,244


Adjustments to arrive at tangible income applicable to common
  shareholders:












Amortization of intangibles


2,376


1,835


2,011


7,987


8,724


Tax effect on intangible amortization


(499)


(385)


(422)


(1,677)


(1,832)


Tangible income applicable to common shareholders (numerator B)


$

44,788


$

54,467


$

59,889


209,130


$

161,136














Average shareholders' equity (denominator A)


$

2,584,110


$

2,364,149


$

2,311,070


2,402,455


$

2,263,276


Adjustments to arrive at average tangible common equity:












Average intangibles


(854,985)


(788,173)


(793,510)


(806,345)


(796,762)


Average tangible common equity (denominator B)


$

1,729,125


$

1,575,976


$

1,517,560


$

1,596,110


$

1,466,514














Return on average common equity (numerator A/denominator A) (1)


6.64

%

8.97

%

10.09

%

8.44

%

6.82

%

Return on average tangible common equity (numerator
  B/denominator B) (2)


10.36

%

13.82

%

15.79

%

13.10

%

10.99

%

__________

(1)

For the purpose of this ratio, interim net income has been annualized.

(2)

For the purpose of this ratio, interim tangible income applicable to common shareholders has been annualized.

 

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