JASPER, Ind., Oct. 30, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- German American Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:GABC) reported another quarter of solid earnings of $9.7 million, or $0.42 per share, during the third quarter of 2017, resulting in record 2017 year-to-date net income of $29.1 million, or $1.27 per share, for the nine months ended on September 30, 2017.  On a comparative per share basis, this level of quarterly earnings was a 2.3% decline from reported net income of $9.7 million, or $0.43 per share, in the second quarter of 2017.  The 2017 year-to-date earnings comparison reflects a 12.4% increase, on a per share basis, over 2016 year-to-date net income of $25.1 million, or $1.13 per share, for the nine months ended on September 30, 2016.

The Company also experienced strong loan growth of $54.6 million, or 10.7% on a linked quarter annualized basis, during the current quarter, as measured from June 30, 2017 end of period loan balances.  This quarterly growth in loans follows a similar level of loan growth in the second quarter of 2017 of $48.2 million, or 9.7% on a linked quarter annualized basis.  Year-to-date third quarter 2017 earnings performance, relative to the same period 2016 results, was enhanced by an increase of $4.4 million, or approximately 6.3%, of net interest income, driven in part, by the aforementioned loan growth.

Commenting on the Company’s continued strong financial performance, Mark A. Schroeder, German American’s Chairman & CEO, stated, "While there were several revenue and expense items, recorded in the third quarter related to the disposition of two former branch facilities closed in the current year, that made quarterly earnings comparisons difficult, we are very encouraged about the level of our current year-to-date earnings and future earnings potential.  The strong level of both loan and deposit growth we’ve experienced during the past two quarters is reflective of the economic growth and vitality throughout our southern Indiana market area, which we believe bodes well for the Company’s future profitability.  We are extremely pleased by the strong double-digit growth we’ve reported in 2017 year-to-date net income, and anticipate this positive current year to prior year comparison will continue in the fourth quarter.”

The Company also announced the declaration of a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.13 per share, which will be payable on November 20, 2017 to shareholders of record as of November 10, 2017.

Balance Sheet Highlights

Total assets for the Company increased to $3.073 billion at September 30, 2017, representing an increase of $68.1 million, or 9% on an annualized basis, compared with June 30, 2017 and an increase of $93.3 million, or 3%, compared with September 30, 2016.

At September 30, 2017, total loans increased $54.6 million, or 11% on an annualized basis, compared with June 30, 2017 and increased $83.6 million, or 4%, compared with September 30, 2016.  The increase during the third quarter of 2017 was largely related to an increase of approximately $7.2 million, or 6% on an annualized basis, of commercial and industrial loans, an increase of $28.7 million, or 13% on an annualized basis, of commercial real estate loans,  an increase of $13.8 million, or 18% on an annualized basis, of agricultural loans and an increase of $5.0 million, or 5% on annualized basis, of retail loans.  The increase was broadly based across the Company's entire market area.

       
End of Period Loan Balances 9/30/2017 6/30/2017 9/30/2016
(dollars in thousands)
      
       
Commercial & Industrial Loans $474,917  $467,754  $469,255 
Commercial Real Estate Loans 898,752  870,100  862,998 
Agricultural Loans 327,026  313,254  299,080 
Consumer Loans 209,537  202,562  186,854 
Residential Mortgage Loans 179,481  181,477  187,903 
  $2,089,713  $2,035,147  $2,006,090 
       

Non-performing assets totaled $10.2 million at September 30, 2017 compared to $4.4 million of non-performing assets at June 30, 2017 and $5.5 million at September 30, 2016.  Non-performing assets represented 0.33% of total assets at September 30, 2017 compared to 0.15% of total assets at June 30, 2017 and 0.18% of total assets at September 30, 2016.  Non-performing loans totaled $9.7 million at September 30, 2017 compared to $3.2 million at June 30, 2017 and $5.1 million of non-performing loans at September 30, 2016.  Non-performing loans represented 0.46% of total loans at September 30, 2017 compared to 0.16% at June 30, 2017 and 0.25% at September 30, 2016.  The increase in non-performing assets during the third quarter of 2017 was primarily attributable to a single commercial lending relationship that was downgraded during the quarter.

Non-performing Assets           
(dollars in thousands)           
 9/30/2017 6/30/2017 9/30/2016
Non-Accrual Loans$
9,177  $3,097  $4,906 
Past Due Loans (90 days or more)474  62  191 
      Total Non-Performing Loans9,651  3,159  5,097 
Other Real Estate568  1,289  355 
      Total Non-Performing Assets$10,219  $4,448  $5,452 
      
Restructured Loans$152  $154  $50 
      

The Company’s allowance for loan losses totaled $15.3 million at September 30, 2017 compared to $15.3 million at June 30, 2017 and $15.2 million at September 30, 2016.  The allowance for loan losses represented 0.73% of period-end loans at September 30, 2017 compared with 0.75% of period-end loans at June 30, 2017 and 0.76% of period-end loans at September 30, 2016.  Under acquisition accounting treatment, loans acquired are recorded at fair value which includes a credit risk component, and therefore the allowance on loans acquired is not carried over from the seller.  The Company held a net discount on acquired loans of $8.0 million as of September 30, 2017, $8.4 million at June 30, 2017 and $11.1 million at September 30, 2016.

Total deposits increased $61.3 million, or 10% on an annualized basis, as of September 30, 2017 compared with June 30, 2017 and increased $94.9 million, or 4%, compared with September 30, 2016.

       
End of Period Deposit Balances 9/30/2017 6/30/2017 9/30/2016
(dollars in thousands)
      
       
Non-interest-bearing Demand Deposits $589,315  $557,535  $534,620 
IB Demand, Savings, and MMDA Accounts 1,454,073  1,453,512  1,361,522 
Time Deposits < $100,000 204,946  203,923  214,235 
Time Deposits > $100,000 176,238  148,351  219,286 
  $2,424,572  $2,363,321  $2,329,663 
       

Results of Operations Highlights – Quarter ended September 30, 2017

Net income for the quarter ended September 30, 2017 totaled $9,660,000, or $0.42 per share, which represented a decline of approximately 2% on a per share basis compared with the second quarter 2017 net income of $9,839,000, or $0.43 per share, and a decline of 7% on a per share basis compared with the third quarter 2016 net income of $10,185,000, or $0.45 per share.


                                  
Summary Average Balance Sheet                               
(Tax-equivalent basis / dollars in thousands)                               
   Quarter Ended   Quarter Ended   Quarter Ended 
   September 30, 2017   June 30, 2017   September 30, 2016 
             
    Principal Balance    Income/ Expense   Yield/ Rate   Principal Balance    Income/ Expense   Yield/ Rate    Principal Balance    Income/ Expense  Yield/ Rate 
Assets                                 
Federal Funds Sold and Other                                 
Short-term Investments $13,543  $46  1.38% $13,268  $27  0.79% $22,709  $25  0.44%
Securities 748,754  5,872  3.14% 743,354  5,887  3.17% 734,869  5,426  2.95%
Loans and Leases 2,058,453  23,358  4.51% 2,011,518  22,780  4.54% 1,982,291  22,475  4.51%
Total Interest Earning Assets $2,820,750  $29,276  4.13% $2,768,140  $28,694  4.15% $2,739,869  $27,926  4.07%
                   
Liabilities                  
Demand Deposit Accounts $572,204      $560,763      $522,994     
IB Demand, Savings, and                  
MMDA Accounts $1,447,693  $1,117  0.31% $1,446,994  $939  0.26% $1,363,654  $671  0.20%
Time Deposits 382,827  842  0.87% 360,938  687  0.76% 416,968  652  0.62%
FHLB Advances and Other Borrowings 246,698  1,110  1.79% 233,197  962  1.65% 274,365  851  1.23%
Total Interest-Bearing Liabilities $2,077,218  $3,069  0.59% $2,041,129  $2,588  0.51% $2,054,987  $2,174  0.42%
                   
Cost of Funds     0.43%     0.37%     0.32%
Net Interest Income   $26,207      $26,106      $25,752   
Net Interest Margin     3.70%     3.78%     3.75%
                   

During the quarter ended September 30, 2017, net interest income totaled $24,917,000, which represented an increase of $104,000, or slightly under 1%, from the quarter ended June 30, 2017 net interest income of $24,813,000 and an increase of $357,000, or just over 1%, compared with the quarter ended September 30, 2016 net interest income of $24,560,000.

The tax equivalent net interest margin for the quarter ended September 30, 2017 was 3.70% compared with 3.78% in the second quarter of 2017 and 3.75% in the third quarter of 2016.  The decline in the stated net interest margin was largely attributable to a decline in the accretion of loan discounts on acquired loans and to an increase in Company's cost of funds.  Accretion of loan discounts on acquired loans contributed approximately 5 basis points to the net interest margin on an annualized basis in the third quarter of 2017, 10 basis points in the second quarter of 2017, and 9 basis points in the third quarter of 2016.  The Company's cost of funds increased approximately 6 basis points in the third quarter of 2017 compared with the second quarter of 2017 and 11 basis points compared with the third quarter of 2016.  The higher cost of funds was largely attributable to an increase in short-term market interest rates over the past several quarters.

During the quarter ended September 30, 2017, the Company recorded a provision for loan loss of $250,000 compared with a provision for loan loss of $350,000 during the second quarter of 2017 and no provision for loan loss in the third quarter of 2016.  The provision during all periods was done in accordance with the Company's standard methodology for determining the adequacy of its allowance for loan loss.

During the quarter ended September 30, 2017, non-interest income totaled $8,275,000, an increase of $478,000, or 6%, compared with the quarter ended June 30, 2017, and a decline of $109,000, or 1%, compared with the third quarter of 2016.

 Quarter Ended Quarter Ended Quarter Ended
Non-interest Income9/30/2017 6/30/2017 9/30/2016
(dollars in thousands)
      
Trust and Investment Product Fees $1,301  $1,350  $1,191 
Service Charges on Deposit Accounts 1,608  1,478  1,612 
Insurance Revenues 1,728  1,744  1,661 
Company Owned Life Insurance 317  480  247 
Interchange Fee Income 1,186  1,156  965 
Other Operating Income 608  630  1,246 
   Subtotal 6,748  6,838  6,922 
Net Gains on Loans 952  959  1,004 
Net Gains on Securities 575    458 
Total Non-interest Income $8,275  $7,797  $8,384 
       

Company owned life insurance income decreased $163,000, or 34%, during the quarter ended September 30, 2017, compared with the second quarter of 2017 and increased $70,000, or 28%, compared with the third quarter of 2016. The increase or decrease in company owned life insurance income, as the case may be, was attributable to corresponding changes in the level of death benefits received from policies during the comparative periods.

Interchange fee income increased $30,000, or 3%, during the third quarter of 2017 compared with the second quarter of 2017 and $221,000, or 23%, compared with the third quarter of 2016.  The increase during the third quarter of 2017 compared with the third quarter of 2016 was largely attributable to increased card utilization by customers.

Other operating income decreased $22,000, or 3%, during the quarter ended September 30, 2017 compared with the second quarter of 2017 and decreased $638,000, or 51%, compared with the third quarter of 2016.  The decline in the third quarter of 2017 compared with the third quarter of 2016 was largely attributable to decreased fees associated with swap transactions with loan customers.

While the overall variance in other operating income for the third quarter of 2017 compared with the second quarter of 2017 was minimal, non-interest income was impacted by the disposal of two former branch facilities that were closed during 2017.  The net loss on the disposition of these branches totaled approximately $86,000.  The loss was derived from the write-off of leasehold improvements of $553,000 on one of the branches, which was partially mitigated by the donation of another branch facility to a municipality in one of the Company's market areas that resulted in a net gain on the disposition of fixed assets of approximately $467,000.  This donated branch had a book value of $306,000 and a fair value of $773,000 at the time of disposition.  A corresponding contribution expense of $773,000 was recognized in advertising and promotion expense of the Company's income statement for the former branch facility that was donated.

The Company realized $575,000 in gains on sales of securities during the third quarter of 2017 compared with no gains during the second quarter of 2017 and gains of $458,000 in the third quarter of 2016.

During the quarter ended September 30, 2017, non-interest expense totaled $19,771,000, an increase of $775,000, or 4%,  compared with the quarter ended June 30, 2017, and an increase of $1,118,000, or 6%, compared with the third quarter of 2016.

 Quarter Ended Quarter Ended Quarter Ended
Non-interest Expense9/30/2017 6/30/2017 9/30/2016
(dollars in thousands)
      
       
Salaries and Employee Benefits $11,570  $11,460  $10,572 
Occupancy, Furniture and Equipment Expense 2,372  2,224  2,224 
FDIC Premiums 241  232  373 
Data Processing Fees 1,067  1,044  1,261 
Professional Fees 551  913  777 
Advertising and Promotion 1,315  630  687 
Intangible Amortization 230  242  280 
Other Operating Expenses 2,425  2,251  2,479 
Total Non-interest Expense $19,771  $18,996  $18,653 
       

Salaries and benefits increased $110,000, or 1%, during the quarter ended September 30, 2017 compared with the second quarter of 2017 and increased $998,000, or 9%, compared with the third quarter of 2016.  The increase in salaries and benefits during the third quarter of 2017 compared with the third quarter of 2016 was primarily attributable to an increased number of full-time equivalent employees and higher levels of employee benefit costs including incentive compensation plan costs and health insurance costs.

Professional fees decreased $362,000, or 40%, during the quarter ended September 30, 2017 compared with the second quarter of 2017 and $226,000, or 29%, compared with the third quarter of 2016.  The decline in the third quarter of 2017 compared with the second quarter of 2017 was primarily attributable to costs incurred during the second quarter of 2017 associated with the three-for-two stock split completed during the second quarter of 2017.

Advertising and promotion increased $685,000 during the quarter ended September 30, 2017 compared with the second quarter of 2017 and increased $628,000 compared with the third quarter of 2016.  The primary driver of the increase in advertising and promotion was the aforementioned recognition of a contribution expense of $773,000 related to the donation of a former branch facility to a municipality in one of the Company's market areas.

The income tax provision during third quarter of 2017 was impacted by approximately $476,000 related to the previously discussed donation of a former branch facility and previously discussed write-off of leasehold improvements of an additional branch location that were both closed during 2017.

About German American

German American Bancorp, Inc., is a NASDAQ-traded (symbol: GABC) bank holding company based in Jasper, Indiana.  German American, through its banking subsidiary German American Bancorp, operates 53 banking offices in 19 contiguous southern Indiana counties and one northern Kentucky county. The Company also owns an investment brokerage subsidiary (German American Investment Services, Inc.) and a full line property and casualty insurance agency (German American Insurance, Inc.).

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements in this press release may be deemed “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  Readers are cautioned that, by their nature, forward-looking statements are based on assumptions and are subject to risks, uncertainties, and other factors. Actual results and experience could differ materially from the anticipated results or other expectations expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements as a result of a number of factors, including but not limited to, those discussed in this press release. Factors that could cause actual experience to differ from the expectations expressed or implied in this press release include the unknown future direction of interest rates and the timing and magnitude of any changes in interest rates; changes in competitive conditions; the introduction, withdrawal, success and timing of asset/liability management strategies or of mergers and acquisitions and other business initiatives and strategies; changes in customer borrowing, repayment, investment and deposit practices; changes in fiscal, monetary and tax policies; changes in financial and capital markets; potential deterioration in general economic conditions, either nationally or locally, resulting in, among other things, credit quality deterioration; capital management activities, including possible future sales of new securities, or possible repurchases or redemptions by the Company of outstanding debt or equity securities; risks of expansion through acquisitions and mergers, such as unexpected credit quality problems of the acquired loans or other assets, unexpected attrition of the customer base of the acquired institution or branches, and difficulties in integration of the acquired operations; factors driving impairment charges on investments; the impact, extent and timing of technological changes; potential cyber-attacks, information security breaches and other criminal activities; litigation liabilities, including related costs, expenses, settlements and judgments, or the outcome of matters before regulatory agencies, whether pending or commencing in the future; actions of the Federal Reserve Board; changes in accounting principles and interpretations; potential increases of federal deposit insurance premium expense, and possible future special assessments of FDIC premiums, either industry wide or specific to the Company’s banking subsidiary; actions of the regulatory authorities under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and the Federal Deposit Insurance Act and other possible legislative and regulatory actions and reforms; the continued availability of earnings and excess capital sufficient for the lawful and prudent declaration and payment of cash dividends; and other risk factors expressly identified in the Company’s filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. Such statements reflect our views with respect to future events and are subject to these and other risks, uncertainties and assumptions relating to the operations, results of operations, growth strategy and liquidity of the Company. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. It is intended that these forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made. We do not undertake any obligation to release publicly any revisions to these forward-looking statements to reflect future events or circumstances or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.


GERMAN AMERICAN BANCORP, INC.
(unaudited, dollars in thousands except per share data)
      
Consolidated Balance Sheets
      
 September 30, 2017 June 30, 2017 September 30, 2016
 
 ASSETS    
  Cash and Due from Banks$44,804  $36,833  $38,329 
  Short-term Investments9,758  7,204  16,455 
  Interest-bearing Time Deposits with Banks    744 
  Investment Securities741,710  740,578  732,911 
      
  Loans Held-for-Sale8,484  9,844  12,967 
      
  Loans, Net of Unearned Income2,086,325  2,031,743  2,002,380 
  Allowance for Loan Losses(15,321) (15,320) (15,154)
      Net Loans2,071,004  2,016,423  1,987,226 
      
  Stock in FHLB and Other Restricted Stock13,048  13,048  13,048 
  Premises and Equipment51,355  49,249  48,074 
  Goodwill and Other Intangible Assets56,378  56,607  56,767 
  Other Assets76,348  75,017  73,019 
  TOTAL ASSETS$3,072,889  $3,004,803  $2,979,540 
      
LIABILITIES     
  Non-interest-bearing Demand Deposits$589,315  $557,535  $534,620 
  Interest-bearing Demand, Savings, and Money Market Accounts1,454,073  1,453,512  1,361,522 
  Time Deposits381,184  352,274  433,521 
      Total Deposits2,424,572  2,363,321  2,329,663 
      
  Borrowings261,941  263,469  279,110 
  Other Liabilities25,751  23,059  29,776 
  TOTAL LIABILITIES2,712,264  2,649,849  2,638,549 
      
SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY     
  Common Stock and Surplus187,917  187,613  186,519 
  Retained Earnings169,859  163,181  142,347 
  Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income2,849  4,160  12,125 
  TOTAL SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY360,625  354,954  340,991 
      
  TOTAL LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY$3,072,889  $3,004,803  $2,979,540 
      
END OF PERIOD SHARES OUTSTANDING (1)22,930,017  22,929,627  22,900,575 
      
TANGIBLE BOOK VALUE PER SHARE (1) (2)$13.27  $13.01  $12.41 
      
(1) As Adjusted for the 3 for 2 Stock Split distributed on April 21, 2017.
(2) Tangible Book Value per Share is defined as Total Shareholders' Equity less Goodwill and Other Intangible Assets divided by End of Period Shares Outstanding.


 
GERMAN AMERICAN BANCORP, INC.
(unaudited, dollars in thousands except per share data)
 
Consolidated Statements of Income
        
  Three Months Ended
   Nine Months Ended
 
  September 30,
2017
   June 30,
2017
   September 30,
2016
   September 30,
2017
   September 30,
2016
 
INTEREST INCOME                   
     Interest and Fees on Loans$23,182  $22,602  $22,311  $68,046  $63,645 
     Interest on Short-term Investments and Time Deposits46  27  25  100  62 
     Interest and Dividends on Investment Securities4,758  4,772  4,398  14,274  12,557 
  TOTAL INTEREST INCOME27,986  27,401  26,734  82,420  76,264 
           
INTEREST EXPENSE         
      Interest on Deposits1,959  1,626  1,323  5,028  3,804 
      Interest on Borrowings1,110  962  851  2,937  2,445 
  TOTAL INTEREST EXPENSE3,069  2,588  2,174  7,965  6,249 
           
  NET INTEREST INCOME24,917  24,813  24,560  74,455  70,015 
  Provision for Loan Losses250  350    1,100  1,200 
  NET INTEREST INCOME AFTER PROVISION FOR LOAN LOSSES24,667  24,463  24,560  73,355  68,815 
           
NON-INTEREST INCOME         
     Net Gain on Sales of Loans952  959  1,004  2,598  2,607 
     Net Gain on Securities575    458  575  1,426 
     Other Non-interest Income6,748  6,838  6,922  21,087  19,623 
  TOTAL NON-INTEREST INCOME8,275  7,797  8,384  24,260  23,656 
           
NON-INTEREST EXPENSE         
     Salaries and Benefits11,570  11,460  10,572  34,474  32,357 
     Other Non-interest Expenses8,201  7,536  8,081  23,329  24,875 
  TOTAL NON-INTEREST EXPENSE19,771  18,996  18,653  57,803  57,232 
           
  Income before Income Taxes13,171  13,264  14,291  39,812  35,239 
  Income Tax Expense3,511  3,425  4,106  10,757  10,120 
           
NET INCOME$9,660  $9,839  $10,185  $29,055  $25,119 
           
BASIC EARNINGS PER SHARE (1)$0.42  $0.43  $0.45  $1.27  $1.13 
DILUTED EARNINGS PER SHARE (1)$0.42  $0.43  $0.45  $1.27  $1.13 
           
WEIGHTED AVERAGE SHARES OUTSTANDING (1)22,929,864  22,929,426  22,886,721  22,922,724  22,221,780 
DILUTED WEIGHTED AVERAGE SHARES OUTSTANDING (1)22,929,864  22,929,426  22,886,721  22,922,724  22,224,419 
           
(1)As Adjusted for the 3 for 2 Stock Split distributed on April 21, 2017.         


                
                
GERMAN AMERICAN BANCORP, INC.
(unaudited, dollars in thousands except per share data)
                
  Three Months Ended  Nine Months Ended 
  September 30,
2017
  June 30,
2017
  September 30,
2016
  September 30,
2017
  September 30,
2016
 
EARNINGS PERFORMANCE RATIOS               
 Annualized Return on Average Assets1.27% 1.32% 1.38% 1.30% 1.20%
Annualized Return on Average Equity10.78% 11.34% 12.07% 11.16% 10.60%
 Net Interest Margin3.70% 3.78% 3.75% 3.78% 3.75%
 Efficiency Ratio (1)57.34% 56.03% 54.64% 56.36% 59.00%
 Net Overhead Expense to Average Earning Assets (2)1.63% 1.62% 1.50% 1.61% 1.71%
           
ASSET QUALITY RATIOS         
 Annualized Net Charge-offs to Average Loans0.05% 0.04% 0.03% 0.04% 0.03%
 Allowance for Loan Losses to Period End Loans0.73% 0.75% 0.76%    
 Non-performing Assets to Period End Assets0.33% 0.15% 0.18%    
 Non-performing Loans to Period End Loans0.46% 0.16% 0.25%    
 Loans 30-89 Days Past Due to Period End Loans0.48% 0.26% 0.39%    
           
SELECTED BALANCE SHEET & OTHER FINANCIAL DATA         
 Average Assets$3,033,055  $2,970,745  $2,943,564  $2,977,023  $2,797,677 
 Average Earning Assets$2,820,750  $2,768,140  $2,739,869  $2,769,758  $2,612,284 
 Average Total Loans$2,058,453  $2,011,518  $1,982,291  $2,015,245  $1,871,134 
 Average Demand Deposits$572,204  $560,763  $522,994  $563,679  $497,620 
 Average Interest Bearing Liabilities$2,077,218  $2,041,129  $2,054,987  $2,044,112  $1,958,222 
 Average Equity$358,299  $347,035  $337,449  $347,057  $315,895 
           
 Period End Non-performing Assets (3)$10,219  $4,448  $5,452     
 Period End Non-performing Loans (4)$9,651  $3,159  $5,097     
 Period End Loans 30-89 Days Past Due (5)$10,089  $5,238  $7,776     
           
 Tax Equivalent Net Interest Income$26,207  $26,106  $25,752  $78,306  $73,354 
 Net Charge-offs during Period$249  $196  $150  $587  $484 
           
           


(1)Efficiency Ratio is defined as Non-interest Expense divided by the sum of Net Interest Income, on a tax equivalent basis, and Non-interest Income.    
(2)Net Overhead Expense is defined as Total Non-interest Expense less Total Non-interest Income.    
(3)Non-performing assets are defined as Non-accrual Loans, Loans Past Due 90 days or more, Restructured Loans, and Other Real Estate Owned.    
(4)Non-performing loans are defined as Non-accrual Loans, Loans Past Due 90 days or more, and Restructured Loans.    
(5)Loans 30-89 days past due and still accruing.         

For additional information, contact:
Mark A Schroeder, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of German American Bancorp, Inc.
Bradley M Rust, Executive Vice President/CFO of German American Bancorp, Inc.
(812) 482-1314