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First California Continues Earnings Momentum With 2011 Third Quarter Net Income of $2.5 Million


October 27, 2011 - Westlake Village, CA

First California Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: FCAL), the holding company of First California Bank, today reported third quarter net income of $2.5 million compared with $64,000 for the same quarter a year ago. Net income available to common shareholders was $900,000, or $0.03 per diluted share, which was after dividends of $1,615,500 on the preferred stock series B and series C shares. A year ago, the Company had a third quarter net loss available to common shareholders of $249,000, or $0.01 per share, which was after a $312,500 cash dividend on the series B preferred shares.

"Our strong earnings were the result of successful implementation of initiatives designed to leverage the capital that we raised in 2010 by acquiring strategic assets and expanding our operating platform," said C. G. Kum, president and chief executive officer of First California Financial Group. "These initiatives, which included the acquisition and integration of two FDIC assisted transactions and the EPS division as well as the addition of new lending teams, contributed to improvement in our top-line revenues, growth in core earnings, higher net interest margin and lower efficiency ratio. Moreover, with our ongoing success in improving asset quality, we continue to lower our exposure to problem assets."

2011 Third Quarter Financial Highlights

  • Net income jumped to $2.5 million compared with $64,000 for the same period a year ago;

  • Diluted earnings per common share were $0.03 compared to a loss per common share of $0.01 for the 2010 third quarter. Excluding the effect of the series B deemed dividend and the final cash dividend paid on the series B preferred shares, diluted earnings per common share for the 2011 third quarter would have been $0.07;

  • Net interest income increased 41 percent to $15.6 million from the same period last year; net interest margin (on a tax equivalent basis) improved to 4.05 percent compared with 3.46 percent a year ago;

  • Service charges, fees and other income rose 87 percent from the year ago period to $2.1 million;

  • Efficiency ratio improved to 68.22 percent from 75.97 percent for the same period last year;

  • On a year-to-date basis, net loan charge-offs declined 47 percent to $3.8 million; 2011 third quarter net loan charge-offs decreased to $2.1 million from $3.6 million for the same quarter last year, and provision for loan losses declined to $1.6 million from $3.6 million for the same quarter last year;

  • Tangible book value per common share increased 12 percent from a year ago to $4.08 at the end of the third quarter.

Financial Results
For the 2011 third quarter, net interest income before the provision for loan losses, increased 41 percent to $15.6 million from $11.1 million for the 2010 third quarter. The increase reflects a higher level of loans and loan yields. Interest income (discount accretion) on covered loans for the 2011 third quarter was $3.8 million. 2011 second quarter interest income (discount accretion) on covered loans was $4.3 million. Net interest margin (on a taxable equivalent basis) rose to 4.05 percent from 3.46 percent for the 2010 third quarter. The increase reflects a 19 percent rise in earning assets, a 6 percent improvement in earning asset yield, as well as a 28 percent decline in the cost of funds.

Service charges, fees and other income increased 87 percent to $2.1 million from $1.1 million for the 2010 third quarter, primarily due to the fee income of $826,000 in the current quarter from the new EPS division.

Noninterest income included a $209,000 net gain on the sale of securities. For the 2010 third quarter noninterest income included a $1.2 million net gain on securities and a $23,000 impairment loss on securities.

Operating expenses for the 2011 third quarter were $12.1 million compared with $9.1 million for the 2010 third quarter. Operating expenses exclude intangible amortization, integration/conversion expenses and foreclosed property gains, losses and expenses. The increase reflects growth in the Bank's workforce associated with the acquisitions of Western Commercial Bank (WCB), San Luis Trust Bank (SLTB) and the EPS division, as well as the addition of three lending teams. Employees at September 30, 2011 numbered 296 compared with 235 at the end of the same period a year ago. In addition, professional expenses were higher due to ongoing loan collection and resolution efforts. Nonetheless, the Company's efficiency ratio improved to 68.22 percent for the 2011 third quarter from 75.97 percent for the same period last year.

At September 30, 2011, non-covered loans decreased to $920.2 million from $947.7 million at December 31, 2010, primarily due to continued weak loan demand and lower usage of our commercial lines of credit, some of which is seasonal in nature.

At September 30, 2011, covered loans increased to $147.0 million from $53.9 million at December 31, 2010, because of the FDIC-assisted SLTB transaction completed in February 2011. Within the last two quarters, the Bank has been able to reduce covered loans by $38 million, or 21 percent. In addition, the Bank's covered non-performing assets declined by $20 million or 35 percent during the same period.

Led by the EPS division, non-interest checking deposits increased 43 percent from year-end 2010 and now represent 33 percent of total deposits. EPS division deposits were $120 million at September 30, 2011. The February 2011 SLTB transaction included $174 million of deposits from outside the SLTB geographic footprint. The Bank allowed these deposits to run-off at their scheduled maturities and approximately $349,000 remained at the end of the 2011 third quarter. The cost of all deposits, aided by the change in the mix of deposits, fell 26 percent to 51 basis points for the 2011 third quarter from 69 basis points for the same period last year.

Kum added, "With WCB, SLTB and the EPS division now in the fold, First California is a different bank than it was a year ago. These acquisitions were quickly and efficiently integrated into our operating platform. In this difficult economy, where loan growth has been challenging, we nevertheless have been able to strengthen the First California franchise by expanding our operating margins, and continuing to improve our asset quality and product mix."

Asset Quality
Non-covered nonaccrual loans decreased to $15.8 million at September 30, 2011 from $18.2 million at December 31, 2010. Non-covered loans past due 30 to 89 days decreased to $6.9 million at September 30, 2011 from $11.6 million at December 31, 2010. Non-covered loans past due 90 days and accruing were $24,000 at September 30, 2011.

Non-covered foreclosed property at the end of the 2011 third quarter declined 29 percent to $18.4 million from $26.0 million at December 31, 2010. In addition to the valuation allowance charge recognized in the 2011 first quarter, the Company continues to realize declines through sales. At September 30, 2011, non-covered non-performing assets (the sum of non-covered loans past due 90 days and accruing, nonaccrual loans and foreclosed properties) were 1.90 percent of total assets.

Covered nonaccrual loans decreased to $24.9 million at September 30, 2011 from $31.6 million at June 30, 2011. Covered foreclosed property was $12.4 million at September 30, 2011, up from $5.6 million at June 30, 2011 and $1.0 million at December 31, 2010. Covered foreclosed property with a book balance of $5.4 million was sold in the 2011 third quarter, resulting in gain on sales of $852,000.

The allowance for loan losses was $17.8 million, or 1.93 percent of non-covered loans, at September 30, 2011 compared with $17.0 million, or 1.80 percent of non-covered loans, at December 31, 2010. Net loan charge-offs for the 2011 third quarter were $2.1 million. For the first nine months of 2011, net charge-offs were 0.54 percent (annualized) of average non-covered loans. The provision for non-covered loan losses for the 2011 third quarter decreased to $1.6 million compared with $3.6 million for the 2010 third quarter.

Capital resources
Shareholders' equity was $220.6 million at September 30, 2011 compared with $198.0 million at December 31, 2010. The Company's book value per common share increased to $6.65 at September 30, 2011 compared with $6.16 at December 31, 2010. Tangible book value per common share rose to $4.08 at September 30, 2011 compared with $3.65 at December 31, 2010.

At September 30, 2011, First California's preliminary Tier 1 leverage capital ratio was 10.18 percent. At the end of the 2010 fourth quarter, the Tier 1 leverage capital ratio was 11.00 percent. The Company's ratio of tangible common equity to tangible assets was 6.90 percent at quarter end and 7.08 percent at the end of the 2010 fourth quarter. Total assets were $1.80 billion at September 30, 2011 compared with $1.52 billion at December 31, 2010.

Kum concluded: "To further increase profitability, we recently expanded our senior management team with a chief banking officer and added experienced bankers in a number of key markets. We believe this, combined with our recent re-entry in the Small Business Administration (SBA) loan program and the opening of a de novo branch in Palm Springs in early 2012, will enhance, strengthen and diversify our business."

SBLF transaction
On July 14, 2011, the Company issued 25,000 shares of non-cumulative, perpetual preferred stock series C to the U. S. Treasury under its Small Business Lending Fund (SBLF) program. The Company used the $25 million of proceeds to redeem all 25,000 outstanding shares of preferred stock series B. In connection with the full redemption of the series B preferred shares, the Company accelerated the amortization of the remaining difference between the par amount and the initially recorded fair value of the series B preferred shares. This $1,143,500 deemed dividend, equal to $0.04 per diluted common share, reduced the amount of net income available to common shareholders in the 2011 third quarter. In addition, the Company paid a final cash dividend of $205,000 on the series B preferred shares to the redemption date. On August 24, 2011, the Company also purchased from the U.S. Treasury the 10-year warrant, issued on December 19, 2008 as part of the Company's participation in the U.S. Treasury's Capital Purchase Program (CPP), for $599,000. The initial dividend rate on the new series C preferred shares was 5% and the initial dividend amount was $267,000 for the period from issuance to September 30, 2011. The dividend rate will be established each quarter based on the growth in qualified small business loans.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures
This news release includes "non-GAAP financial measures" within the meaning of the Securities and Exchange Commission rules. Tangible common equity as a percentage of tangible assets is a non-GAAP financial measure. Tangible common equity to tangible assets represents tangible common equity, calculated as total shareholders' equity less preferred stock and related dividend and accretion of preferred stock discount, goodwill and intangible assets, net, divided by total assets less goodwill and other intangible assets, net. Management believes that this measure is useful when comparing banks with preferred stock due to CPP or SBLF funding to banks without preferred stock on their balance sheet and for evaluating a company's capital levels. Operating expenses exclude amortization of intangible assets and loss on and expense of foreclosed property and non-recurring items such as integration/conversion expenses related to acquisitions and is intended to represent normalized, recurring expenses. This information is being provided in response to market participant interest in these financial metrics. This information is not intended to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for the relevant measures calculated in accordance with U.S. GAAP. The reconciliation of this non-GAAP financial measure to a GAAP financial measure is provided as an attachment to the financial tables.

Conference Call and Webcast
First California will hold a conference call today, October 27, 2011 at 11 a.m. Pacific (2 p.m. Eastern) to discuss the Company's 2011 third quarter financial performance. Investment professionals are invited to participate in the live call by dialing 877-317-6789 (domestic), 866-605-3852 (Canada) or 412-317-6789 (international) and requesting the First California conference call. Other interested parties are invited to listen to the live call through a live, listen-only audio Internet broadcast at www.fcalgroup.com. Listeners are encouraged to visit the Web site at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the call to register, download and install any necessary audio software. For those who are not available to listen to the live broadcast, the call will be archived on the same Web site for one year. A telephonic replay of the call will be available one hour after the end of the conference through November 9, 2011 by dialing 877-344-7529 (domestic) or 412-317-0088 (international) and entering replay passcode 10005826.

About First California
First California Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: FCAL) is the holding company of First California Bank. Founded in 1979 and with nearly $2 billion in assets, First California serves the comprehensive financial needs of small- and middle-sized businesses and high net worth individuals throughout Southern California. Led by an experienced team of bankers, First California is committed to providing the best client service available in its markets, offering a full line of quality commercial banking products through 19 full-service branch offices in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Luis Obispo and Ventura counties. The holding company's website can be accessed at www.fcalgroup.com. For additional information on First California Bank's products and services, visit www.fcbank.com.

Forward-Looking Information
This press release contains certain forward-looking information about First California that is intended to be covered by the safe harbor for "forward-looking statements" provided by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements other than statements of historical fact are forward-looking statements, and include statements related to the maintenance of First California's asset quality and capital position, the Company's ability to enhance efficiencies and manage costs and the expected continued progress in consolidating operations and the benefits of those activities, the monitoring of and management of risks in First California's loan portfolio, the adequacy of sources of liquidity to support First California's operations and strategic plans, the monitoring of and response to changing market conditions, and the status of the economy in the Southern California communities served by First California. Such statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties, many of which are difficult to predict and are generally beyond the control of First California. First California cautions readers that a number of important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in, or implied or projected by, such forward-looking statements. Risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, revenues are lower than expected, credit quality deterioration which could cause an increase in the provision for credit losses, First California's ability to complete future acquisitions, successfully integrate such acquired entities, or achieve expected beneficial synergies and/or operating efficiencies within expected time-frames or at all, changes in consumer spending, borrowing and savings habits, technological changes, the cost of additional capital is more than expected, a change in the interest rate environment reduces interest margins, asset/liability repricing risks and liquidity risks, general economic conditions, particularly those affecting real estate values, either nationally or in the market areas in which First California does or anticipates doing business are less favorable than expected, a slowdown in construction activity, recent volatility in the credit or equity markets and its effect on the general economy, loan delinquency rates, the ability of First California to retain customers, changes in the bank regulatory environment, demographic changes, demand for the products or services of First California as well as their ability to attract and retain qualified people, competition with other banks and financial institutions, First California's level of small business lending, and other factors. If any of these risks or uncertainties materializes or if any of the assumptions underlying such forward-looking statements proves to be incorrect, First California's results could differ materially from those expressed in, or implied or projected by such forward-looking statements. First California assumes no obligation to update such forward-looking statements. For a more complete discussion of risks and uncertainties, investors and security holders are urged to read the section titled "Risk Factors" in First California's Annual Report on Form 10-K and any other reports filed by it with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"). The documents filed by First California with the SEC may be obtained at the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. These documents may also be obtained free of charge from First California by directing a request to: First California Financial Group, Inc., 3027 Townsgate Road, Suite 300, Westlake Village, CA 91361. Attention: Investor Relations. Telephone (805) 322-9655.



First California Financial Group
Unaudited Quarterly Financial Results



(in thousands
except for
share data
and ratios)
As of or for
the quarter
ended 30-Sep-11 30-Jun-11 31-Mar-11 31-Dec-10 30-Sep-10
----------- ----------- ----------- ----------- -----------

Income
statement
summary
Net interest
income $ 15,618 $ 15,500 $ 12,779 $ 12,108 $ 11,107
Service
charges, fees
& other
income 2,091 2,234 1,239 1,199 1,116
Operating
expenses 12,081 12,557 12,130 9,383 9,083
Provision for
loan losses 1,550 500 2,500 1,199 3,618
Foreclosed
property
(gain)/loss &
expense (672) 486 5,252 2,224 185
Amortization
of intangible
assets 624 624 416 416 416
Gain on
securities
transactions 209 490 - 548 1,204
Integration/
conversion
expense - 350 515 430 -
Gain on
acquisition - 466 34,736 2,312 -
Impairment
loss on
securities - - 1,066 708 23
----------- ----------- ----------- ----------- -----------
Income before
tax 4,335 4,173 26,875 1,809 102
Tax expense 1,819 1,756 11,287 727 38
----------- ----------- ----------- ----------- -----------
Net income $ 2,516 $ 2,417 $ 15,588 $ 1,082 $ 64
=========== =========== =========== =========== ===========
Net income
(loss)
available to
common
shareholders $ 900 $ 2,104 $ 15,275 $ 767 $ (249)
=========== =========== =========== =========== ===========



Common
shareholder
data
Basic earnings
(loss) per
common share $ 0.03 $ 0.07 $ 0.54 $ 0.03 $ (0.01)
Diluted
earnings
(loss) per
common share $ 0.03 $ 0.07 $ 0.54 $ 0.03 $ (0.01)
Book value per
common share $ 6.65 $ 6.77 $ 6.71 $ 6.16 $ 6.17
Tangible book
value per
common share $ 4.08 $ 4.11 $ 4.21 $ 3.65 $ 3.65
Shares
outstanding 29,220,079 28,410,079 28,214,721 28,170,760 28,174,076
Basic weighted
average
shares 29,077,144 28,372,740 28,177,635 28,171,552 28,174,092
Diluted
weighted
average
shares 29,561,558 28,744,784 28,519,006 28,494,729 28,174,092



 Selected ratios, yields and ratesReturn on average assets 0.55% 0.52% 3.67% 0.28% 0.02%Return on average tangible assets 0.65% 0.63% 3.82% 0.30% 0.02%Return on average equity 4.57% 4.50% 30.68% 2.16% 0.13%Return on average common equity 1.85% 4.42% 34.15% 1.75% -0.57%Return on average tangible common equity 4.25% 8.49% 56.78% 3.89% -0.03%Equity to assets 12.22% 12.07% 11.70% 13.02% 13.23%Tangible equity to tangible assets 8.40% 8.21% 8.16% 8.78% 8.91%Tangible common equity to tangible assets 6.90% 6.77% 6.75% 7.08% 7.19%Tier 1 leverage capital ratio: First California Bank 10.01% 9.54% 10.25% 10.63% 11.03% First California Financial Group, Inc. 10.18% 9.77% 10.58% 11.00% 11.49%Yield on loans 6.16% 6.24% 5.69% 5.74% 5.83%Yield on securities 2.20% 2.16% 1.78% 1.76% 2.15%Yield on federal funds sold and deposits w/banks 0.28% 0.29% 0.28% 0.33% 0.28%Total earning assets yield 4.85% 4.84% 4.54% 4.64% 4.57%Rate paid on interest- bearing deposits 0.76% 0.90% 0.95% 0.97% 0.99%Rate paid on borrowings 2.88% 2.53% 3.22% 3.48% 3.72%Rate paid on junior subordinated debt 5.01% 4.99% 4.90% 6.26% 6.55%Total rate paid on interest bearing funds 1.11% 1.18% 1.30% 1.44% 1.54%Net interest spread 3.75% 3.66% 3.24% 3.20% 3.03%Net interest margin (tax equivalent) 4.05% 3.95% 3.52% 3.59% 3.46%Cost of all deposits 0.51% 0.64% 0.71% 0.69% 0.69%Efficiency ratio 68.22% 73.59% 93.65% 80.73% 75.97% 



 First California Financial Group Unaudited Quarterly Financial Results(in thousands except for share data and ratios)As of or for the quarter ended 30-Sep-11 30-Jun-11 31-Mar-11 31-Dec-10 30-Sep-10 ---------- ---------- ---------- ---------- ---------- Balance sheet data - period endTotal assets $1,804,901 $1,801,981 $1,830,433 $1,521,334 $1,498,932Shareholders' equity 220,585 217,539 214,086 198,041 198,284Common shareholders' equity 194,585 192,682 189,344 173,413 173,770Tangible common shareholders' equity 119,354 116,827 118,870 102,778 102,718Earning assets 1,527,751 1,519,374 1,556,980 1,336,570 1,283,963 Loans 1,067,196 1,091,528 1,125,890 1,001,615 918,708 Securities 332,285 316,496 311,094 272,439 272,381 Federal funds sold & other 128,270 111,350 119,996 62,516 92,874Interest-bearing funds 1,086,122 1,131,617 1,265,399 982,945 985,194 Interest- bearing deposits 941,543 977,186 1,083,803 824,640 780,402 Borrowings 117,774 127,626 154,791 131,500 178,000 Junior subordinated debt 26,805 26,805 26,805 26,805 26,792Goodwill and other intangibles 75,231 75,855 70,474 70,635 71,052Deposits 1,414,602 1,406,714 1,411,676 1,156,288 1,089,366 Balance sheet data - period averageTotal assets $1,807,988 $1,856,148 $1,723,401 $1,519,386 $1,449,937Shareholders' equity 218,539 215,626 206,063 198,163 198,703Common shareholders' equity 193,338 191,013 181,378 173,592 173,878Tangible common shareholders' equity 117,795 116,539 110,824 102,748 102,618Earning assets 1,534,131 1,576,428 1,475,136 1,341,797 1,274,996 Loans 1,087,455 1,107,772 1,079,248 991,723 890,221 Securities 320,422 314,025 295,416 293,721 287,370 Federal funds sold & other 126,254 154,631 100,472 56,353 97,405Interest-bearing funds 1,107,499 1,198,176 1,174,220 979,844 919,381 Interest- bearing deposits 954,874 1,032,406 1,004,881 822,421 761,104 Borrowings 125,820 138,965 142,534 130,625 131,492 Junior subordinated debt 26,805 26,805 26,805 26,798 26,785Goodwill and other intangibles 75,543 74,474 70,563 70,844 71,260Deposits 1,419,171 1,450,812 1,336,856 1,153,795 1,084,990 Asset quality data & ratios Non-covered assets:Loans past due 30 to 89 days & accruing $ 6,948 $ 5,838 $ 2,393 $ 11,630 $ 2,003Loans past due 90 days & accruing 24 - 544 - -Nonaccruing loans 15,845 17,792 21,186 18,241 22,398 ---------- ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------Total past due & nonaccrual loans $ 22,817 $ 23,630 $ 24,123 $ 29,871 $ 24,401 ========== ========== ========== ========== ========== Foreclosed property $ 18,406 $ 20,204 $ 20,855 $ 26,011 $ 27,906 Loans $ 920,173 $ 918,907 $ 940,885 $ 947,745 $ 918,708 Net loan charge- offs $ 2,078 $ 860 $ 867 $ 666 $ 3,570Allowance for loan losses $ 17,778 $ 18,306 $ 18,666 $ 17,033 $ 16,500Allowance for loan losses to loans 1.93% 1.99% 1.98% 1.80% 1.80% Covered assets:Loans past due 30 to 89 days & accruing $ 2,878 $ 4,145 $ 5,607 $ 4,877 $ -Loans past due 90 days & accruing - 2,379 4,208 400 -Nonaccruing loans 24,879 31,649 42,412 4,325 - ---------- ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------Total past due & nonaccrual loans $ 27,757 $ 38,173 $ 52,227 $ 9,602 $ - ========== ========== ========== ========== ========== Foreclosed property $ 12,361 $ 5,636 $ 11,096 $ 977 $ - Loans $ 147,023 $ 172,621 $ 185,005 $ 53,870 $ - Net loan charge- offs $ - $ - $ - $ - $ -Allowance for loan losses $ - $ - $ - $ - $ -Allowance for loan losses to loans 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 



 First California Financial Group Unaudited Quarterly Financial Results Three months ended Nine months ended September 30, September 30, ------------------ ------------------ 2011 2010 2011 2010 -------- -------- -------- --------(in thousands)Interest income: Interest and fees on loans $ 16,896 $ 13,075 $ 49,264 $ 38,881 Interest on securities 1,720 1,529 4,712 4,626 Interest on federal funds sold and interest bearing deposits 90 70 270 149 -------- -------- -------- -------- Total interest income 18,706 14,674 54,246 43,656 -------- -------- -------- --------Interest expense: Interest on deposits 1,836 1,897 6,494 5,953 Interest on borrowings 916 1,231 2,853 3,801 Interest on junior subordinated debentures 336 439 1,001 1,316 -------- -------- -------- -------- Total interest expense 3,088 3,567 10,348 11,070 -------- -------- -------- -------- Net interest income before provision for loan losses 15,618 11,107 43,898 32,586Provision for loan losses 1,550 3,618 4,550 7,138 -------- -------- -------- -------- Net interest income after provision for loan losses 14,068 7,489 39,348 25,448 -------- -------- -------- --------Noninterest income: Service charges on deposit accounts 878 776 2,633 2,375 Net gain on sale of securities 209 1,204 699 1,466 Impairment loss on securities - (23) (1,066) (41) Market gain on foreclosed assets - - - 691 Gain on acquisitions - - 35,202 - Other income 1,213 340 2,931 953 -------- -------- -------- -------- Total noninterest income 2,300 2,297 40,399 5,444 -------- -------- -------- --------Noninterest expense: Salaries and employee benefits 6,675 4,420 19,315 14,279 Premises and equipment 1,567 1,576 4,708 4,630 Data processing 810 607 2,685 1,800 Legal, audit and other professional services 1,071 445 4,299 1,216 Printing, stationery and supplies 79 69 288 194 Telephone 218 193 592 630 Directors' fees 135 101 342 335 Advertising, marketing and business development 272 194 1,069 706 Postage 50 55 171 158 Insurance and assessments 364 797 1,777 2,377 (Gain)/Loss on and expense of foreclosed property (672) 185 5,066 731 Amortization of intangible assets 624 416 1,665 1,249 Other expenses 840 626 2,387 2,046 -------- -------- -------- -------- Total noninterest expense 12,033 9,684 44,364 30,351 -------- -------- -------- --------Income before provision for income taxes 4,335 102 35,383 541Provision for income taxes 1,819 38 14,862 213 -------- -------- -------- -------- Net income $ 2,516 $ 64 $ 20,521 $ 328 ======== ======== ======== ======== Net income (loss) available to common stockholders $ 900 $ (249) $ 18,279 $ (610) 



 First California Financial Group Unaudited Quarterly Financial Results (in thousands) September 30, December 31, 2011 2010 -------------- -------------- Cash and due from banks $ 41,582 $ 25,487 Interest bearing deposits with other banks 128,270 62,516 Securities available-for-sale, at fair value 332,285 272,439 Non-covered loans, net 902,395 930,712 Covered loans 147,023 53,870 Premises and equipment, net 18,719 19,710 Goodwill 60,720 60,720 Other intangibles, net 14,511 9,915 Deferred tax assets, net - 4,563 Cash surrender value of life insurance 12,562 12,232 Non-covered foreclosed property 18,406 26,011 Covered foreclosed property 12,361 977 FDIC shared-loss asset 77,755 16,725 Accrued interest receivable and other assets 38,312 25,457 -------------- -------------- Total assets $ 1,804,901 $ 1,521,334 ============== ============== Non-interest checking $ 473,059 $ 331,648 Interest checking 102,901 88,638 Money market and savings 485,289 388,289 Certificates of deposit, under $100,000 79,271 84,133 Certificates of deposit, $100,000 and over 274,082 263,580 -------------- -------------- Total deposits 1,414,602 1,156,288 Securities sold under agreements to repurchase 30,000 45,000 Federal Home Loan Bank advances 87,774 86,500 Junior subordinated debentures 26,805 26,805 Deferred tax liabilities, net 12,259 - FDIC shared-loss liability 3,700 988 Accrued interest payable and other liabilities 9,176 7,712 -------------- -------------- Total liabilities 1,584,316 1,323,293 Total shareholders' equity 220,585 198,041 -------------- -------------- Total liabilities and shareholders' equity $ 1,804,901 $ 1,521,334 ============== ============== 



 FIRST CALIFORNIA FINANCIAL GROUP, INC.RECONCILIATION OF GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES TO NON - GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES(unaudited) (in thousands except for share data andratios) 9/30/2011 12/31/2010 ------------- ------------- Total shareholders' equity $ 220,585 $ 198,041Less: Goodwill and intangible assets (75,231) (70,635) ------------- -------------Tangible equity 145,354 127,406Less: Preferred stock (26,000) (24,628) ------------- -------------Tangible common equity $ 119,354 $ 102,778 ============= ============= Total assets $ 1,804,901 $ 1,521,334Less: Goodwill and intangible assets (75,231) (70,635) ------------- -------------Tangible assets $ 1,729,670 $ 1,450,699 ============= ============= Common shares outstanding 29,220,079 28,170,760 Tangible equity to tangible assets 8.40% 8.78%Tangible common equity to tangible assets 6.90% 7.08%Tangible book value per common share $ 4.08 $ 3.65 ------------- ------------- ---------------------------- Three months ended ---------------------------- 9/30/2011 9/30/2010 ------------- -------------Net income (loss) available to common shares $ 900 $ (249)Less: amortization of intangible assets, net of tax 362 241 ------------- -------------Net income (loss) available to tangible common shares $ 1,262 $ (8) ============= ============= ---------------------------- Three months ended ---------------------------- 9/30/2011 9/30/2010 ------------- ------------- Noninterest expense $ 12,033 $ 9,684Less: amortization of intangible assets (624) (416)Less: gain/loss on and expense of foreclosed property 672 (185) ------------- -------------Operating expenses $ 12,081 $ 9,083 ============= ============= 

For further Information:

At the Company:
Ron Santarosa
805-322-9333

At PondelWilkinson:
Robert Jaffe
310-279-5969

Corporate Headquarters Address:
3027 Townsgate Road, Suite 300
Westlake Village, CA 91361

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