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August 4, 2022 - 4:18pm
posted by Press Release in Tompkins Financial, business.

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Enhancing its enterprise risk management (ERM) abilities,  Tompkins Community Bank announced this week that Adam P. Krick has been appointed as director of enterprise risk management. Krick will lead bank-wide efforts to develop Tompkins’ ERM function while building upon existing risk management strategies in his new role. 

“Adam is an exceptional leader with extensive experience in managing enterprise risk for financial corporations,” said Alyssa Fontaine, EVP, general counsel, and chief risk officer. “We’re thrilled to have him join our team and lead our efforts to grow and enhance our ERM program.” 

A 20-year financial industry veteran, Krick previously served as VP, deputy director of enterprise risk management at Customers Bank. He received his M.B.A. from Alvernia University and his B.S. in finance from the Pennsylvania State University. Krick is a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors and the Risk Management Association, as well as the American Bankers Association, through which he is currently participating in the Stonier Graduate School of Banking at The Wharton School. He holds designations as a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and a Certified Financial Services Auditor (CFSA), as well as a Certificate in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA). Krick resides in Berks County, Pennsylvania, with his wife, Teresa, and their two children.  

July 26, 2022 - 11:33pm
posted by Press Release in Tompkins Financial, business.

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Tompkins Financial Corporation reported diluted earnings per share of $1.45 for the second quarter of 2022, down 5.8% from $1.54 per share in the second quarter of 2021.  Net income for the second quarter of 2022 was $20.9 million, down $2.0 million or 8.6% when compared to the $22.8 million reported for the same period in 2021.  The decline in net income from the prior year was primarily attributable to a $3.9 million pretax variance in provision for credit losses, which was an expense of $856,000 in 2022, versus a credit of $3.1 million in 2021. 

For the year-to-date period ended June 30, 2022, diluted earnings per share were $3.05, down 6.4% from $3.26 for the same year-to-date period in 2021.  Year-to-date net income was $44.1 million for the six-month period ended June 30, 2022, down $4.3 million or 8.9%, when compared to $48.5 million for the same period in 2021.  Similar to the quarterly results, the year-to-date net income variance was primarily attributable to the provision for credit losses, which was an expense of $336,000 in 2022, versus a credit of $4.9 million in 2021, resulting in a pretax variance of $5.2 million. 

Tompkins President and CEO Stephen Romaine commented, "Results for the second quarter of 2022 included several favorable trends when compared to the most recent prior quarter, including an improved net interest margin, increased loan balances, and higher revenue. Notably, revenue was up 4.8% from the same quarter last year despite a $1.0 million decline in net deferred loan fees associated with Paycheck Protection Program ("PPP") Loans, as outstanding balances in the SBA administered program continue to decline."   

SELECTED HIGHLIGHTS FOR THE PERIOD: 

  1. Total loans at June 30, 2022 were $5.2 billion, up $99.1 million over the immediate prior quarter, reflecting an annualized increase of 7.8% from March 31, 2022.   
  2. PPP loan balances were $3.5 million at June 30, 2022, reflecting a decline of $20.6 million from March 31, 2022.  Total loans, exclusive of PPP loan balances, were up approximately 9.7% annualized over March 2022.    
  3. Net interest margin improved to 3.09% for the second quarter of 2022, compared to 3.04% for the first quarter of 2022, and 2.91% for the same period in 2021. 
  4. Nonperforming asset levels declined for the third consecutive quarter and the ratio of nonperforming loans as a percentage of total loans dropped to 0.57%, compared to 0.60% of total loans at March 31, 2022, and 0.61% at December 31, 2021.   
  5. Total revenue for the second quarter of 2022 increased by 4.8% from the same quarter last year, and grew at annualized rate of 3.2% from the first quarter of 2022. 


    NET INTEREST INCOME 
    Net interest income was $58.3 million for the second quarter of 2022, up from $56.6 million for the most recent prior quarter, with the improvement largely driven by growth in total loans and higher yields on earning assets.  Net interest income for the second quarter of 2022 was up $3.4 million, or 6.2% from the same period in 2021. Net interest income for the current quarter included $873,000 of net deferred loan fees associated with PPP loans, down from net deferred loan fees of $2.0 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2022, and $1.9 million in the second quarter of 2021. 

    For the year-to-date period ended June 30, 2022, net interest income was $114.9 million, up $5.0 million or 4.5% compared to the year-to-date period ended June 30, 2021.  For the year-to-date period in 2022, net deferred loan fees associated with PPP loans were approximately $2.9 million, down from $4.7 million in the same period of 2021.   

    Average loans for the quarter ended June 30, 2022 were down $155.3 million, or 3.0%, compared to the same period in 2021.  The decrease in average loans was mainly in commercial loans and driven by a decrease in PPP loans from $259.0 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2021, compared to $4.0 million in the current quarter.  Asset yields for the quarter ended June 30, 2022 were up 5 basis points compared to the same period in 2021.   

    Average total deposits for the second quarter of 2022 were down $91.3 million, or 1.4% compared to the same period in 2021.  Average noninterest bearing deposits for the quarter ended June 30, 2022 were up $107.0 million or 5.1% compared to the quarter ended June 30, 2021.  For the second quarter of 2022, the average rate paid on interest-bearing deposits of 0.18% was down 6 basis points from the same period in 2021 and up 1 basis point from the first quarter of 2022.  The total cost of interest-bearing liabilities of 0.22% for the second quarter of 2022, represented a decline of 18 basis points versus the same period in 2021, and an increase of 1 basis point over the first quarter of 2022. 

    NONINTEREST INCOME 
    Noninterest income of $18.9 million for the second quarter of 2022 and $38.9 million for the year-to-date period were both up slightly from the same periods in 2021.  For the second quarter of 2022, total service-related fee categories were up $547,000 or 3.2% over the same quarter prior year, mainly driven by growth in insurance commissions and fees, and service charges on deposit accounts, which were partially offset by lower investment services income. The decline in investment services income is mainly a result of market conditions. Other income was down from the same quarter last year, driven by reduced income on bank-owned life insurance and lower gains on sales on residential loans.    

    NONINTEREST EXPENSE 
    Noninterest expense was $49.1 million for the second quarter of 2022, up $1.7 million or 3.5% from the second quarter of 2021.  For the year-to-date period, a noninterest expense of $96.0 million was up $4.0 million or 4.4% from the same period in 2021.  The increase in noninterest expense in the second quarter of 2022 over the same quarter last year was mainly in other expense, which was up $2.3 million or 21.4%, and included increases in marketing , technology, legal expense, printing and supplies, and cardholder expense.  Contributing to the growth in these expenses for the three months ended and year-to-date period ended June 30, 2022, were one-time expenses of $956,000 and $1.2 million, respectively, related to the consolidation of the Company's four banking charters into one charter, including the related conversion of the core banking system, which was completed in May of this year.   

    INCOME TAX EXPENSE 
    The Company's effective tax rate was 23.3% for the second quarter of 2022, compared to 22.3% for the same period in 2021.  The effective tax rate for the six months ended June 30, 2022 was 23.1%, compared to 21.3% reported for the same period in 2021.  The increase in the effective tax rate for the three and six months ended June 30, 2022, over the same periods in 2021 is largely due to the anticipated loss of certain New York State tax benefits.     

    The Company's banking subsidiary has an investment in a real estate investment trust that provides certain benefits on its New York State tax return for qualifying entities.  A condition to claim the benefit is that the consolidated company has qualified average assets of no more than $8.0 billion for the taxable year.  The Company expects average assets to exceed the $8.0 billion threshold for the 2022 tax year.  As of June 30, 2022, the Company's consolidated average assets, as defined by New York tax law, were slightly under the $8.0 billion threshold.  The Company will continue to monitor the consolidated average assets during 2022 to determine future eligibility. 

    ASSET QUALITY 
    The allowance for credit losses represented 0.85% of total loans and leases at June 30, 2022, up from 0.83% at March 31, 2022 and down from 0.92% at June 30, 2021.  The allowance coverage as a percentage of  nonperforming loans and leases improved to 147.95% at June 30, 2022, compared to 139.2% at March 31, 2022 and 88.31% at June 30, 2021. 

    The provision for credit losses for the second quarter of 2022 was an expense of $856,000, compared to a credit of $3.1 million for the same period in 2021.  Provision for credit losses for the six months ended June 30, 2022 was an expense of  $336,000, compared to a credit of $4.9 million for the same period in 2021.  The increase in provision for credit losses for both the three and six month periods is mainly driven by current economic forecasts coupled with loan growth. 

    Nonperforming assets represented 0.38% as of June 30, 2022, down from 0.40% at December 31, 2021, and 0.67% at June 30, 2021.  At June 30, 2022, nonperforming loans and leases totaled $29.6 million, compared to $31.2 million at December 31, 2021, and $53.8 million at June 30, 2021.   

    Special Mention and Substandard loans and leases totaled $115.0 million at June 30, 2022, reflecting improvement from $137.6 million at December 31, 2021, and $171.3 million at June 30, 2021.  The decrease in Special Mention and Substandard loans, compared to the same period prior year, was mainly due to improved asset quality in the hospitality industry as occupancy rates continue to increase.   

    As previously announced, the Company implemented a payment deferral program in 2020 to assist both consumer and business borrowers that may be experiencing financial hardship due to COVID-19. As of June 30, 2022, total loans that continued in a deferral status amounted to approximately $1.8 million, representing 0.04% of total loans compared to 2.5% at June 30, 2021.  At June 30, 2021, total loans in deferral status totaled $129.4 million.  

    The Company funded a total of 5,140 applications for PPP loans totaling $694.1 million in 2020 and 2021.  Out of the $694.1 million of PPP loans that the Company funded, approximately $690.8 million have been forgiven by the SBA under the terms of the program as of June 30, 2022, or paid back by the borrower.  As of June 30, 2022, there were twenty outstanding PPP loans totaling approximately $3.3 million.  Total net deferred fees on the remaining balance of PPP loans amounted to $106,000 at June 30, 2022. 

    CAPITAL POSITION 
    Capital ratios at June 30, 2022 remained well above the regulatory minimums for well-capitalized institutions. The ratio of Total Capital to Risk-Weighted Assets was 14.07% at June 30, 2022, compared to 14.23% at December 31, 2021, and 14.62% at June 30, 2021. The ratio of Tier 1 capital to average assets was 9.02% at June 30, 2022, compared to 8.72% at December 31, 2021, and 8.79% at June 30, 2021. 

    During the second quarter of 2022, the Company repurchased 49,629 common shares at an aggregate cost of $3.8 million. These shares were purchased under the Company's Stock Repurchase Program announced in the third quarter of 2021. For the six month period ended June 30, 2022, the Company repurchased 179,797 common shares at an aggregate cost of $14.1 million.   


    ABOUT TOMPKINS FINANCIAL CORPORATION 
    Tompkins Financial Corporation is a banking and financial services company serving the Central, Western, and Hudson Valley regions of New York and the Southeastern region of Pennsylvania.  Headquartered in Ithaca, NY, Tompkins Financial is parent to Tompkins Community Bank and Tompkins Insurance Agencies, Inc., and offers wealth management services through Tompkins Financial Advisors. For more information on Tompkins Financial, visit www.tompkinsfinancial.com
July 19, 2022 - 9:12pm
posted by Press Release in Tompkins Financial, business.
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Expanding the capabilities of its commercial lending team, Tompkins Community Bank has appointed both Bobby Uy and Brett Owen to vice president, commercial lending relationship manager. In their roles, Uy and Owen will deliver banking strategies that translate to increased profitability and operational efficiency for Tompkins’ clients while helping to strengthen the communities Tompkins serves.  

“The addition of Bobby and Brett to the commercial lending team bolsters Tompkins’ existing group and ensures that we will continue providing personalized guidance to help clients grow our community,” said Peter Hin, senior vice president, commercial lending. “I am personally excited to see their combined decades of expertise in action and know that our clients and community will benefit from meeting and working with these well-rounded professionals.” 

A 36-year veteran of the banking industry, Uy previously worked for HSBC Bank, USA. A graduate of the University of Rochester, Uy received his M.B.A. in finance and competitive and organizational strategy and has certification as a treasury professional from the Association of Finance Professionals. Uy currently serves as board member for the Diocese of Rochester and is a Rochester resident. He and his wife, Maria Angela, reside in Greece, NY and have four daughters and three grandchildren.  

Also a graduate of the University of Rochester’s M.B.A. in finance program, Owen previously worked for Genesee Regional Bank before joining Tompkins. With 14 years of experience in the financial services industry, Owen resides in Victor, NY with his wife, Lynda, and their daughter and son. He is a board member of the Victor Local Development Corporation.  

About Tompkins 
Founded in 1836, Tompkins Community Bank serves the Central, Western, and Hudson Valley regions of New York, and the Southeastern region of Pennsylvania. Through their unique local decision-making model, the bank offers personalized service and exceptional responsiveness, while delivering a broad range of products and services for consumers and businesses. Insurance services are offered through Tompkins Insurance Agencies, and wealth management services are available through Tompkins Financial Advisors. Further information is available at www.tompkinsbank.com.  

June 15, 2022 - 1:56pm
posted by Press Release in Tompkins Financial, business.

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Expanding its commercial banking team in the Buffalo market, Tompkins Community Bank has appointed Julie Skinner to vice president, commercial banking relationship manager. Skinner brings 25 years of deep expertise in the banking and financial services industry to her position at Tompkins, having most recently served as vice president, business banking relationship manager at KeyBank. In her new role, Skinner will provide financial services and support to commercial clients in Erie and Niagara counties.  

“We aim to provide a consistently high level of service to our valued customers, particularly as the commercial real estate market continually shifts,” said Adam Desmond, regional market executive, commercial lending. “Adding Julie to our team is our way of doubling down on this priority. We know our commercial clients will benefit from her market knowledge, dedication, and expert insights.”  

Skinner received a bachelor’s degree in biology and art history from Duke University. She is a member of the Amherst Chamber of Commerce, the Buffalo Niagara Partnership, the Construction Exchange of Buffalo and WNY, Inc., s soon-to-be confirmed as a board member of the Junior Achievement of Western New York. She resides in Williamsville, NY with her husband and three children.  

May 11, 2022 - 12:02pm
posted by Press Release in business, Tompkins Financial.

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Tompkins Financial announced the appointment of Alyssa Fontaine as chief risk officer, adding to her current role as executive vice president and general counsel. In her expanded role, Fontaine will continue to oversee the Company’s legal and corporate governance functions while also leading the corporate risk management team.  These responsibilities include corporate compliance, audit, information security, bank secrecy act/anti-money laundering compliance, third-party risk management, corporate security, and enterprise risk management. 

Fontaine began her career at Tompkins in 2016. Before joining Tompkins, she was a partner with Harris Beach PLLC. She focused on bank regulatory compliance and securities matters and worked closely with Tompkins as a corporate law partner.  

Fontaine is a graduate of Cornell University Law School and Brown University.  She received the “40 under Forty” award from the Central New York Business Journal and was named a Super Lawyers Rising Star.  She is a member of the Ithaca Community Childcare Center (IC3) and the Ithaca Little Red Lacrosse program. She also volunteers with the Cayuga Heights Elementary School PTA as an event leader. 

“Alyssa is a proven leader, elevating our corporate governance and legal departments to great success during her tenure,” said Steve Romaine, Tompkins Financial president and CEO. “I am pleased that Alyssa will expand her leadership and bring her expertise to our corporate risk management team as our industry continues to navigate an ever-evolving landscape.” 

May 5, 2022 - 2:49pm
posted by Press Release in Tompkins Financial, business.

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Tompkins Financial Corporation (the "Company") reported diluted earnings per share of $1.60 for the first quarter of 2022, down 7.0% from the diluted earnings per share of $1.72 reported in the first quarter of 2021.  Reduced income from Paycheck Protection Program loans ("PPP loans") and a smaller recapture to the provision for credit losses in the current quarter were the primary contributors to the reduced earnings when compared to the same quarter last year.  Net income for the first quarter of 2022 was $23.3 million, a decrease of 9.2% from $25.6 million for the same period in 2021.  

Tompkins President and CEO, Stephen Romaine, commented, "On January 1, 2022 the Company consolidated the four banks under one charter and the banking affiliate is now known as Tompkins Community Bank.  Results for the first quarter of 2022 included several favorable trends when compared to the most recent prior quarter and the same quarter last year.  These included an improved net interest margin, higher fee-based revenue, and lower past due and nonperforming loan balances.  Though net income for the first quarter of 2022 was below the same quarter last year, it exceeded the net income reported in each of the three most recent prior quarters."   

SELECTED HIGHLIGHTS FOR THE PERIOD: 

  • Total loans at March 31, 2022 were $5.1 billion, down $12.0 million from December 31, 2021.  The decrease was driven by a $47.2 million decline in PPP loans, compared to year-end 2021.  Total loans, exclusive of PPP loan balances, were higher than the prior quarter for the third consecutive quarter. 
  • Provision for credit losses was a recapture of $520,000 for the first quarter of 2022, compared to a recapture of $1.8 million for the first quarter of 2021. 
  • Total nonperforming loans totaled $30.3 million, or 0.60% of total loans, at March 31,2022, compared to $31.2 million, or 0.61% of total loans, at December 31, 2021, and $47.7 million, or 0.90% of total loans, at March 31, 2021.   
  • Total deposits of $7.0 billion at March 31, 2022 were up $225.3 million, or 3.3%, over December 31, 2021 and up $70.2 million, or 1.0%, over March 31, 2021. 

    NET INTEREST INCOME 
    Net interest margin was 3.04% for the first quarter of 2022, compared to 3.01% reported for both the same period in 2021 and the fourth quarter of 2021.  

    Net interest income was $56.6 million for the first quarter of 2022, an increase of $1.6 million from $55.0 million for the same period in 2021. Net interest income for the current quarter included $2.0 million of net deferred loan fees associated with PPP loans, compared to net deferred loan fees of $2.8 million in the first quarter of 2021. 

    Net interest income for the first quarter of 2022 was down $1.2 million from the immediate prior quarter, driven by a decline in net deferred loan fees associated with PPP loans, which totaled $2.0 million in the current quarter, compared to net deferred loan fees of  $3.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2021.   

    Average loans for the quarter ended March 31, 2022 were down $235.3 million, or 4.5%, compared to the same period in 2021.  The decrease in average loans was mainly in commercial loans and driven by a decrease in average PPP loans.  Asset yields for the quarter ended March 31, 2022 were down 8 basis points compared to the same period in 2021, and up 2 basis points compared to quarter ended December 31, 2021.   

    Average total deposits for the first quarter of 2022 were up $253.1 million, or 3.8% compared to the same period in 2021.  Average noninterest bearing deposits for the quarter ended March 31, 2022 were up $159.2 million or 8.2% compared to the quarter ended March 31, 2021.  For the first quarter of 2022, the average rate paid on interest-bearing deposits of 0.17%, was down 10 basis points from the same period in 2021.  The total cost of interest-bearing liabilities of 0.21% for the first quarter of 2022, represented a decline of 17 basis points versus the same period in 2021. 

    NONINTEREST INCOME 
    Noninterest income of $20.0 million for the first quarter of 2022 was in line with the same period in 2021, and represented 26.1% of total revenues. For the first quarter of 2022, all service-related fee categories showed improvement when compared to the same period prior year:  Insurance commissions and fees (up 1.7%), Investment services income (up 5.2%), Service charges on deposit accounts (up 21.0%), and Card services income (up 6.7%).  Offsetting improved service related fees was a loss of $47,000 on securities transactions, compared to a gain of $317,000 in the first quarter of 2021, and lower gains on sales on residential loans that were down $425,000 compared to the same quarter in 2021.   

    NONINTEREST EXPENSE 
    Noninterest expense was $46.8 million for the first quarter of 2022, up $2.3 million or 5.2% from the first quarter of 2021.  Salaries and employee benefits were up 3.3% compared to the same period in 2021, mainly due to normal annual merit increases and an increase in health insurance expense.  Other expense for the first quarter of 2022 increased by 13.1%, with the increase mainly due to higher marketing expense and technology expense when compared to the quarter ended March 31, 2021.   

    INCOME TAX EXPENSE 
    The Company's effective tax rate was 23.1% for the first quarter of 2022, compared to 20.7% for the same period in 2021.  The increase in the effective tax rate for the three months ended March 31, 2022, over the same period in 2021 is largely due to the anticipated loss of certain New York State tax benefits due to the expectation that average assets will exceed $8.0 billion for the 2022 tax year.     

    The Company's banking subsidiary has an investment in a real estate investment trust that provides certain benefits on its New York State tax return for qualifying entities.  A condition to claim the benefit is that the consolidated company has average assets of no more than $8.0 billion for the taxable year.  The Company expects average assets to exceed the $8.0 billion threshold for the 2022 tax year.  As of March 31, 2022, the Company's consolidated average assets, as defined by New York tax law, were slightly under the $8.0 billion threshold.  The Company will continue to monitor the consolidated average assets during 2022 to determine future eligibility. 

    ASSET QUALITY 
    Improved credit quality and improving macroeconomic trends contributed to a lower allowance for credit losses at March 31, 2022, when compared to March 31, 2021. The allowance for credit losses represented 0.83% of total loans and leases at March 31, 2022, down from 0.84% at December 31, 2021, and 0.93% at March 31, 2021. The ratio of the allowance to total nonperforming loans and leases was 139.20% at March 31, 2022, up from 137.51% at December 31, 2021 and 103.38% at March 31, 2021. 

    Provision for credit losses for the first quarter of 2022 was a credit of $520,000 compared to a credit of $1.8 million for the same period in 2021. Net recoveries for the quarter ended March 31, 2022 were $17,000 compared to net recoveries of $180,000 reported for the same period in 2021.   

    Nonperforming assets represented 0.38% as of March 31, 2022, down from 0.40% at December 31, 2021, and 0.59% at March 31, 2021.  At March 31, 2022, nonperforming loans and leases totaled $30.3 million, compared to $31.2 million at December 31, 2021, and $47.7 million at March 31, 2021.   
     
    Special Mention and Substandard loans and leases totaled $135.1 million at March 31, 2022, reflecting improvement from $137.6 million at December 31, 2021, and $185.2 million at March 31, 2021.  The decrease in Special Mention and Substandard loans, compared to the same period prior year, was mainly due to improved asset quality in the hospitality industry as occupancy rates continue to show improvement.  
     
    As previously announced, the Company implemented a payment deferral program in 2020 to assist both consumer and business borrowers that may be experiencing financial hardship due to COVID-19. As of March 31, 2022, total loans that continued in a deferral status amounted to approximately $2.6 million, representing 0.05% of total loans.  At March 31, 2021 total loans in deferral status totaled $195.6 million.  
     
    The Company began accepting applications for PPP loans on April 3, 2020, and continued through the initial program end date in 2020.  On January 19, 2021, the Company began accepting both first draw and second draw applications for the reopening of the PPP program.  The 2021 PPP program funding closed for new applications on May 12, 2021.  The Company funded a total of 5,140 applications totaling $694.1 million in 2020 and 2021.   

    Out of the $694.1 million of PPP loans that the Company funded, approximately $663.9 million have been forgiven by the SBA under the terms of the program as of March 31, 2022.  Total net deferred fees on the remaining balance of PPP loans amounted to $1.0 million at March 31, 2022.
     
    CAPITAL POSITION
    Capital ratios at March 31, 2022 remained well above the regulatory minimums for well-capitalized institutions. The ratio of Total Capital to Risk-Weighted Assets was 14.23% at March 31, 2022, compared to 14.23% at December 31, 2021, and 14.62% at March 31, 2021. The ratio of Tier 1 capital to average assets was 8.89% at March 31, 2022, compared to 8.72% at December 31, 2021, and 8.89% at March 31, 2021.

    During the first quarter of 2022, the Company repurchased 130,168 common shares at an aggregate cost of $10.4 million. These shares were purchased under the Company's Stock Repurchase Program announced in the third quarter of 2021. 
March 7, 2022 - 11:10am
posted by Press Release in business, Tompkins Financial, batavia.

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Tompkins announced the promotion of Leslie Norman, of Leicester, NY, to manager of its Customer Care Center in Batavia, NY. Norman has been with Tompkins since 2016, most recently serving as customer care center operations officer. In her new role, Norman is responsible for providing effective leadership and as well as professionally managing operations at the Customer Care Center to ensure efficient and successful customer experiences.  

“Leslie’s leadership, experience, and passion for customer service is unmatched,” said Michael McKenzie, vice president, marketing efficiency manager. “We know that she will guarantee that our customers are receiving first-class care.”  

As a banking professional with more than 20 years of experience in the field, Norman came to Tompkins from HSBC Bank, where she was an international sales officer. She is a member of the Leadership Genesee Class of 2017 and has enjoyed volunteering with Habitat for Humanity and the Junior Achievement Bowl-a-Thon.  

January 31, 2022 - 5:04pm
posted by Press Release in Tompkins Financial, business.

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For the year ended December 31, 2021 Tompkins Financial Corporation (the "Company")  reported record diluted earnings per share of $6.05, up 16.4% from December 31, 2020.  Net income for 2021 was $89.3 million, an increase of $11.7 million compared to the same period in 2020.  Results for 2020 included a $16.8 million provision for credit losses recognized in the first quarter reflecting economic stress due to the COVID-19 pandemic.   

The Company reported diluted earnings per share of $1.33 for the fourth quarter of 2021, down 17.4% compared to $1.61 reported in the fourth quarter of 2020.  Net income for the fourth quarter of 2021 was $19.5 million, a $4.5 million decrease when compared to the same period in 2020.   

Tompkins President and CEO, Stephen Romaine, commented, "We are pleased to report record earnings for the year ended December 31, 2021.  Earnings per share for the quarter were down from the same period last year largely due to higher provision for credit losses in the current period, which included the charge-off of a commercial real estate relationship that was heavily impacted by pandemic related economic shut downs. Despite the loss recognized during the quarter, other credit quality metrics showed improvement from the most recent prior quarter, including reductions in nonperforming loans and loans in deferral status."   

SELECTED HIGHLIGHTS FOR THE PERIOD: 

  • Total loans at December 31, 2021 were $5.1 billion compared to $5.3 billion at year-end 2020, which was driven by a decline of $220.0 million in loans under the U.S. Small Business Administration's Paycheck Protection Program ("PPP") at year-end 2021 compared to year-end 2020.  Total loans, exclusive of PPP loan balances, were up for the second consecutive quarter. 
  • Total nonperforming loans at December 31, 2021, declined by $14.6 million compared to December 31, 2020, while the ratio of total nonperforming loans and leases to total loans and leases dropped to 0.61% at year-end 2021 compared to 0.87% at year-end 2020.   
  • Total noninterest-bearing deposits at December 31, 2021, were up 10.7% compared to December 31, 2020 and represented 31.5% of total deposits as of December 31, 2021. 
  • Total revenue of $302.6 million for the year ended December 31, 2021, was up 1.2% over the same period last year, benefiting from growth in fee income business lines including insurance, wealth management, and card services. 
        
    NET INTEREST INCOME 
    Net interest income was $57.8 million for both the fourth quarter of 2021 and 2020. Net interest income was $223.8 million for year-to-date 2021, down from $225.3 million reported for the same period in 2020.  Net interest income in 2021 included a $1.9 million purchase accounting charge related to the redemption of $15.2 million in trust preferred securities.   
     
    Average loans for the year ended December 31, 2021 were in line with average loans for the year ended December 31, 2020.  Average loan yields for the year ended December 31, 2021, were down 22 basis points compared to 2020, which reflects the impact of reductions in market interest rates in 2021 and 2020. 

    Average total deposits for 2021 were up $735.3 million, or 12.0% compared to 2020.  Average noninterest bearing deposits for 2021 were up $343.3 million or 19.6% compared to 2020.  Average deposit balances benefited from PPP loan originations, the proceeds of which were primarily deposited in Tompkins checking accounts.  For 2021, the average rate paid on interest-bearing deposit products decreased by 23 basis points from 2020.  The total cost of interest-bearing liabilities for 2021 declined by 25 basis points to 0.35% from 2020. 

    Net interest margin was 3.01% for the fourth quarter of 2021, up compared to the 2.89% reported for the third quarter of 2021, and down compared to the 3.12% reported for the fourth quarter of 2020. The improvement in fourth quarter 2021 net interest margin compared to the third quarter of 2021 was mainly due to a $1.9 million decrease in wholesale funding costs, driven largely by the redemption of $10.0 million of trust preferred securities and the prepayment of $135.0 million of FHLB borrowings in the third quarter of 2021. The redemption of the trust preferred securities resulted in a $1.2 million purchase accounting charge in the third quarter of 2021.  The decline in fourth quarter net interest margin, when compared to the fourth quarter of 2020, was mainly due to a 27 basis point decrease in overall asset yields.  The decrease in average asset yields was due to lower securities yields as well as a slight shift in the composition of average earning assets, with a greater mix of lower yielding securities and interest bearing balances, and a decrease in average loan balances reflecting lower PPP loan balances.  The decrease in average asset yields was partially offset by lower average funding costs.  

  • NONINTEREST INCOME 
    Noninterest income represented 24.9% of total revenues in the fourth quarter of 2021, compared to 24.6% in the same period in 2020.  Noninterest income of $19.2 million for the fourth quarter of 2021 was up 1.7% compared to the same period in 2020.  For the full year, noninterest income of $78.8 million was up 6.8% from 2020.  When compared to prior year, 2021 insurance revenue was up $3.3 million, or 10.6%, and benefited from new business growth and rising premium rates for commercial and personal lines policies. Investment services experienced revenue growth of $1.9 million, or 10.7%, benefiting from successful business development efforts as well as increased fees tied to asset values in existing accounts.  Card services income was up $1.6 million, or 16.9%, and is largely driven by customer spending activities that have increased with improved economic conditions as pandemic restrictions have eased. 
     
    NONINTEREST EXPENSE 
    Noninterest expense was $48.2 million for the fourth quarter of 2021, up $1.5 million, or 3.3%, over the fourth quarter of 2020.  For the full fiscal year, noninterest expense was $190.3 million, up $6.0 million, or 3.2%, over 2020.  The year-to-date period in 2021 includes $2.9 million in penalties related to the prepayment of $135.0 million in FHLB fixed rate advances.  Also contributing to the increase in noninterest expense for the year ended December 31, 2021 were normal annual increases in salaries and wages, which were up $3.5 million or 3.8% over 2020. 
     
    INCOME TAX EXPENSE 
    The Company's effective tax rate was 21.7% for the fourth quarter of 2021, compared to 20.4% for the same period in 2020.  The effective tax rate for the year ended December 31, 2021 was 22.0%, compared to 20.4% reported for 2020.  The increase in the effective tax rate for the three months and year ended December 31, 2021 over the same periods in 2020 was due to a higher level of taxable income to total income. 

    ASSET QUALITY 
    Improved credit quality and improving macroeconomic trends contributed to a lower allowance for credit losses at December 31, 2021 when compared to December 31, 2020. The allowance for credit losses represented 0.84% of total loans and leases at December 31, 2021, down from 0.91% at September 30, 2021, and 0.98% at December 31, 2020. The ratio of the allowance to total nonperforming loans and leases was 137.49% at December 31, 2021, up compared to 76.15% at September 30, 2021 and 112.87% at December 31, 2020. 
     
    The provision for credit loss expense for the fourth quarter of 2021 was $3.9 million compared to a credit of $205,000 for the same period in 2020.  Provision expense for the year ended December 31, 2021 was a credit of $2.2 million, compared to an expense of $17.2 million for 2020.  The provision for credit losses in 2020 included a provision expense of $16.8 million in the first quarter related to the impact of the economic condition related to COVID-19.  Net charge-offs for the fourth quarter of 2021 were $7.0 million compared to net charge-offs of $630,000 reported in the fourth quarter of 2020.  The fourth quarter of 2021 included a $7.0 million charge-off of a commercial real estate relationship that had previously been reported in nonperforming loans.   

    Nonperforming assets represented 0.40% as of December 31, 2021, down from 0.75% at September 30, 2021, and 0.60% at December 31, 2020.  At December 31, 2021 nonperforming loans and leases totaled $31.2 million, compared to $60.7 million at September 30, 2021, and $45.8 million at December 31, 2020.   

    Special Mention and Substandard loans and leases totaled $137.6 million at December 31, 2021, reflecting improvement from $168.5 million at September 30, 2021, and $189.9 million at December 31, 2020.

    As previously announced, the Company implemented a payment deferral program in 2020 to assist both consumer and business borrowers that may be experiencing financial hardship due to COVID-19. As of December 31, 2021, total loans that continued in a deferral status amounted to approximately $4.5 million, representing 0.09% of total loans.  At December 31, 2020 total loans in deferral status totaled $212.2 million.  

    The Company began accepting applications for PPP loans on April 3, 2020, and had funded 2,998 loans totaling approximately $465.6 million when the initial program ended.  On January 19, 2021, the Company began accepting both first draw and second draw applications for the reopening of the PPP program.  The 2021 PPP program funding closed for new applications on May 12, 2021.  The Company funded 2,142 applications totaling $228.5 million in 2021.   

    Out of the aggregate $694.1 million of PPP loans that the Company funded, approximately $620.2 million have been forgiven by the SBA under the terms of the program as of December 31, 2021.  Total net deferred fees on the remaining balance of PPP loans amounted to $3.0 million at December 31, 2021. 

    CAPITAL POSITION
    Capital ratios at December 31, 2021 remained well above the regulatory minimums for well-capitalized institutions. The ratio of Total Capital to Risk-Weighted Assets was 14.23% at December 31, 2021, compared to 14.21% at September 30, 2021, and 14.39% at December 31, 2020. The ratio of Tier 1 capital to average assets was 8.72% at December 31, 2021, compared to 8.54% at September 30, 2021, and 8.75% at December 31, 2020. 

    During the fourth quarter of 2021, the Company repurchased 32,203 common shares at an aggregate cost of $2.6 million. These shares were purchased under the Company's Stock Repurchase Program announced in the third quarter of 2021.  During 2021, the Company repurchased 304,513 shares at an aggregate cost of $23.8 million.   

    Mr. Romaine added, "We are excited to report that effective January 1, 2022, our four community banks were combined into a single charter. Though we expect the change to be largely transparent to our customers, it will allow us to better leverage the Tompkins brand in all of our markets. We also anticipate some operating efficiencies from the change and we will be better able to leverage product and technology enhancements for the benefit of customers across our footprint. The combined bank will conduct business under the “Tompkins” brand name, with a legal name of “Tompkins Community Bank."   

    ABOUT TOMPKINS FINANCIAL CORPORATION
    Tompkins Financial Corporation is a banking and financial services company serving the Central, Western, and Hudson Valley regions of New York and the Southeastern region of Pennsylvania.  Headquartered in Ithaca, NY, Tompkins Financial is parent to Tompkins Community Bank, Tompkins Insurance Agencies, Inc., and offers wealth management services through Tompkins Financial Advisors. For more information on Tompkins Financial, visit www.tompkinsfinancial.com

     "Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: 
    This press release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are neither historical facts nor assurances of future performance. Forward-looking statements may be identified by use of such words as "may", "will", "estimate", "intend", "continue", "believe", "expect", "plan", or "anticipate", and other similar words. Forward-looking statements are made based on management’s expectations and beliefs concerning future events impacting the Company and are subject to certain uncertainties and factors relating to the Company’s operations and economic environment, all of which are difficult to predict and many of which are beyond the control of the Company, that could cause actual results of the Company to differ materially from those expressed and/or implied by forward-looking statements. The following factors, in addition to those listed as Risk Factors in Item 1A of our Annual Reports on Form 10-K and our Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, are among those that could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements: changes in general economic, market and regulatory conditions; the ongoing dynamic nature of the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact of COVID-19 (including governments’ responses thereto), including the development and proliferation of variants such as Delta and Omicron, on economic and financial markets, potential regulatory actions, and modifications to our operations, products, and services relating thereto; disruptions in our and our customers’ operations and loss of revenue due to pandemics, epidemics, widespread health emergencies, government-imposed travel/business restrictions, or outbreaks of infectious diseases such as the coronavirus, and the associated adverse impact on our financial position, liquidity, and our customers’ abilities to repay their obligations to us or willingness to obtain financial services products from the Company; the development of an interest rate environment that may adversely affect the Company’s interest rate spread, other income or cash flow anticipated from the Company’s operations, investment and/or lending activities; changes in laws and regulations affecting banks, bank holding companies and/or financial holding companies, such as the Dodd-Frank Act, Basel III and the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act; legislative and regulatory changes in response to COVID-19 with which we and our subsidiaries must comply, including the CARES Act and the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 and the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder, and state and local government mandates; technological developments and changes; the ability to continue to introduce competitive new products and services on a timely, cost-effective basis; governmental and public policy changes, including environmental regulation; reliance on large customers; uncertainties arising from national and global events, including the potential impact of widespread protests, civil unrest, and political uncertainty on the economy and the financial services industry; and financial resources in the amounts, at the times and on the terms required to support the Company’s future businesses. The Company does not undertake any obligation to update its forward-looking statements. 
October 26, 2021 - 6:13pm
posted by Press Release in Tompkins Financial, business.

Press release:

ITHACA, NY - Tompkins Financial Corporation (NYSE American:TMP)

Tompkins Financial Corporation announced today that its Board of Directors approved payment of a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.57 per share, payable on November 15, 2021, to common shareholders of record on November 2, 2021.  The dividend amount represents an increase of $0.03 or 5.6% over the dividend paid in the third quarter of 2021.

Tompkins Financial Corporation is a financial services company serving the Central, Western, and Hudson Valley regions of New York and the Southeastern region of Pennsylvania.  Headquartered in Ithaca, NY, Tompkins Financial is parent to Tompkins Trust Company, Tompkins Bank of Castile, Tompkins Mahopac Bank, Tompkins VIST Bank, and Tompkins Insurance Agencies, Inc., and offers wealth management services through Tompkins Financial Advisors.  The Company’s banks have announced plans for a rebranding effort, pursuant to which the Company’s four wholly-owned banking subsidiaries will be combined into one bank, with The Bank of Castile, Mahopac Bank, and VIST Bank merging with and into Tompkins Trust Company.  The combined bank will conduct business under the “Tompkins” brand name, with a legal name of “Tompkins Community Bank.”

For more information on Tompkins Financial, visit www.tompkinsfinancial.com.

 

October 26, 2021 - 6:12pm
posted by Press Release in business, Tompkins Financial.

Press release:

ITHACA, NY - Tompkins Financial Corporation (NYSE American: TMP)

Tompkins Financial Corporation reported diluted earnings per share of $1.45 for the third quarter of 2021, compared to $1.63 reported for the third quarter of 2020.  Net income for the third quarter of 2021 was $21.3 million, compared to $24.2 million for the same period in 2020.  Results for the third quarter of 2021 were negatively impacted by approximately $4.1 million ($0.21 per share) of nonrecurring expenses related to the prepayment of borrowings and the redemption of trust preferred securities. Though these transactions had a negative impact on current period earnings, they are expected to have a favorable impact on future earnings by way of reduced interest expense.  Additional details on these nonrecurring transactions are described below.  

For the year-to-date period ended September 30, 2021, diluted earnings per share were $4.72, up 31.5% from $3.59 for the same year-to-date period in 2020.  Year-to-date net income was $69.8 million for the nine-month period ended September 30, 2021, up 30.2% compared to $53.6 million for the same period in 2020. 

Tompkins President and CEO, Stephen Romaine, commented, "We are pleased to report record earnings performance through the first nine months of 2021.  The third quarter of 2021 was down from the same quarter last year due to some nonrecurring expenses related to discretionary debt restructuring transactions.  Despite higher expenses related to these transactions, several positive revenue trends were noted during the quarter, including growth in both net interest income and noninterest income when compared to the second quarter this year."   

SELECTED HIGHLIGHTS FOR THE THIRD QUARTER:

•       Net interest income was $56.1 million for the third quarter of 2021, up from $54.8 million reported in the second quarter of 2021, and down from $58.3 million reported in the same quarter of 2020.  Net interest income in the third quarter of 2021 included a $1.2 million purchase accounting charge related to the redemption of $10.0 million in trust preferred securities. Net interest income for the second quarter of 2021 included a $650,000 purchase accounting charge related to the redemption of $5.2 million in trust preferred securities.

•       Total loans at September 30, 2021 were $5.1 billion compared to $5.4 billion at September 30, 2020, and $5.3 billion at year end 2020.  The $301.5 million change in total loans compared to September 30, 2020, reflected a decline of $322.1 million in loans under the U.S. Small Business Administration's Paycheck Protection Program ("PPP") at the end of the third quarter of 2021 compared to the end of the third quarter of 2020. 

•       Largely stable credit conditions and improving macroeconomic trends contributed to a lower allowance for credit losses at September 30, 2021 when compared to September 30, 2020.  The provision for credit losses for the quarter and year-to-date periods ended September 30, 2021 were credits of $1.2 million and $6.1 million, respectively, compared to a credit of $218,000 and an expense of $17.4 million, respectively, for the same periods in 2020.  

•       Noninterest income for the quarter was $20.9 million, reflecting an increase of 10.6% over the second quarter of 2021, and 10.4% over the third quarter of 2020. 

•       Noninterest expense for the quarter was $50.2 million, an increase of 5.8% over the second quarter of 2021, and 7.3% over the same quarter last year.  The increase in the third quarter of 2021 was largely related to $2.9 million of penalties related to prepayment of $135.0 million of FHLB borrowings.

NET INTEREST INCOME

The net interest margin was 2.89% for the third quarter of 2021, compared to 2.91% for the second quarter of 2021, and 3.26% for the third quarter of 2020.  Net interest income was $56.1 million for the third quarter of 2021, compared to $58.3 million for the third quarter of 2020.  Interest income for the third quarter of 2021 included $3.3 million of net deferred loan fees associated with PPP loans, compared to net deferred PPP loan fees of $2.4 million in the third quarter of 2020.  Interest expense for the third quarter of 2021 was negatively impacted by an accelerated non-cash purchase accounting discount of $1.2 million related to the redemption of $10.0 million in trust preferred securities.

For the year-to-date period ended September 30, 2021, net interest income of $166.0 million was down 1.0% when compared to the nine month period ended September 30, 2020.  For the year-to-date period in 2021, net deferred loan fees associated with PPP loans were approximately $8.0 million as compared to $4.8 million in the same period of 2020.  Interest expense for the nine months ended September 30, 2021, was negatively impacted by an accelerated non-cash purchase accounting discount of $1.9 million related to the redemption of $15.2 million in trust preferred securities.  The $15.2 million in redeemed trust preferred securities carried a weighted average interest rate of 5.26% at the time they were redeemed and had a weighted average final maturity of slightly more than 11 years. 

 

Average loans for the quarter ended September 30, 2021 were $5.1 billion compared to $5.4 billion in the same period in 2020.  The $285.0 million change in average loan balances was primarily due to a decline in average PPP loans from the third quarter of 2020 to the third quarter of 2021.

 

Average securities for the quarter ended September 30, 2021, were up $788.2 million or 54.0% when compared to the same period in 2020.  The increase is mainly a result of investing excess cash, driven by deposit growth and PPP loan forgiveness. 

Asset yields for the quarter ended September 30, 2021 were down 44 basis points compared to the quarter ended September 30, 2020, which reflects the impact of reductions in market interest rates over the trailing twelve-month period as well as a greater percentage of earning assets being comprised of lower yielding securities and interest bearing balances due from banks, when compared to the same period in 2020.

Average total deposits for the third quarter of 2021 were up $571.9 million, or 9.0% compared to the same period in 2020.  Average noninterest bearing deposits for the three months ended September 30, 2021 were up $267.5 million or 14.1% compared to the three months ended September 30, 2020.  Average deposit balances continue to benefit from the PPP loan program, as the majority of the proceeds of the PPP loans funded by Tompkins during 2020 and the first half of 2021 were deposited in Tompkins checking accounts. The total cost of interest-bearing liabilities was 0.39% for the quarter ended September 30, 2021, a decline of 11 basis points from the quarter ended September 30, 2020.

NONINTEREST INCOME

Noninterest income of $20.9 million for the third quarter of 2021, was up 10.4% compared to the same period in 2020.  For the year-to-date period, noninterest income of $59.7 million was up 8.5% from the same period in 2020.  Growth over the same quarter and nine-month periods in the prior year was supported by increases in nearly all fee income categories, including Insurance commissions and fees (up 10.3% for the quarter, 11.7% for the year-to-date period), Investment services income (up 15.5% for the quarter, 15.6% for the year-to-date period), Service charges on deposit accounts up (13.4% for the quarter, down 2.0% for the year-to-date period), and Card services income (up 12.3% for the quarter, 16.9% for the year-to-date period).   Noninterest income represented 27.1% of total revenues for the third quarter of 2021, as compared to 24.5% of total revenues for the third quarter of 2020.

NONINTEREST EXPENSE

Noninterest expense was $50.2 million for the third quarter of 2021, up $3.4 million, or 7.3%, from the third quarter of 2020.  For the year-to-date period, noninterest expense was $142.1 million, up $4.4 million or 3.2% from the same period in 2020.  Included in the quarter and year-to-date periods of 2021 were penalties of $2.9 million related to the prepayment of $135.0 million in FHLB fixed-rate advances.  The advances, which were paid off in September 2021, carried a weighted average interest rate of 2.26% and had a weighted average maturity of 1.25 years. 

INCOME TAX EXPENSE

The Company's effective tax rate was 23.7% for the third quarter of 2021, compared to 20.7% for the same period in 2020.  The effective tax rate for the nine months ended September 30, 2021 was 22.1%, compared to 20.4% reported for the same period in 2020. 

ASSET QUALITY

The allowance for credit losses represented 0.91% of total loans and leases at September 30, 2021, down from 0.92% at June 30, 2021, and 0.98% at December 31, 2020. The ratio of the allowance to total nonperforming loans and leases declined to 76.2% at September 30, 2021, compared to 88.3% at June 30, 2021, and 112.9% at December 31, 2020.

The provision for credit loss expense for the third quarter of 2021 was a credit of $1.2 million compared to a credit of $218,000 for the same period in 2020. Net charge-offs for the quarter ended September 30, 2021 were $69,000 compared to net recoveries of $12,000 reported for the same period in 2020. Provision expense for the nine months ended September 30, 2021 was a credit of $6.1 million, compared to an expense of $17.4 million for the same period in 2020. 

Nonperforming loans and leases totaled $60.7 million at September 30, 2021, compared to $53.8 million at June 30, 2021, and $45.8 million at December 31, 2020. The increase in nonperforming loans and leases compared to prior quarter end and year end 2020 was related to two commercial real estate relationships that moved into nonperforming status, totaling $9.1 million in the second quarter of 2021 and $7.5 million in the third quarter of 2021, which continue to accrue interest.  Nonperforming assets represented 0.75% of total assets at September 30, 2021, up from 0.67% at June 30, 2021, and 0.60% at December 31, 2020.

Special Mention and Substandard loans and leases totaled $168.5 million at September 30, 2021, reflecting an improvement from $171.3 million at June 30, 2021, and $189.9 million reported at December 31, 2020.

As previously announced, the Company implemented a payment deferral program in 2020 to assist both consumer and business borrowers that may be experiencing financial hardship due to COVID-19. As of September 30, 2021, total loans that continued in a deferral status amounted to approximately $12.8 million, representing 0.25% of total loans.  At June 30, 2021 total loans in deferral status totaled $129.4 million, and at December 31, 2020 total loans in deferral status totaled $212.2 million. Included in nonperforming loans and leases and Substandard loans and leases at September 30, 2021, were 2 loans totaling $3.0 million that remained in deferral status.

The Company began accepting applications for PPP loans on April 3, 2020, and had funded 2,998 loans totaling approximately $465.6 million when the initial program ended.  On January 19, 2021, the Company began accepting both first draw and second draw applications for the reopening of the PPP program.  The 2021 PPP program funding closed for new applications on May 12, 2021.  The Company funded 2,142 applications totaling $228.5 million in 2021. 

Out of the total $694.1 million of PPP loans that the Company had funded through October 12, 2021, approximately $552.0 million had been forgiven by the SBA under the terms of the program.  Total net deferred fees on the remaining balance of PPP loans amounted to $6.2 million at September 30, 2021.

CAPITAL POSITION

Capital ratios at September 30, 2021 remained well above the regulatory minimums for well-capitalized institutions. The ratio of Total Capital to Risk-Weighted Assets was 14.21% at September 30, 2021, down from 14.62% reported at June 30, 2021, and 14.39% at December 31, 2020. The ratio of Tier 1 capital to average assets was 8.54% at September 30, 2021, compared to 8.79% at June 30, 2021, and 8.75% at December 31, 2020.

 

During the third quarter of 2021, the Company repurchased 170,775 common shares at an aggregate cost of $13.2 million. These shares were purchased under the Company's previously announced 2020 Stock Repurchase Program.   During the first nine months of 2021, the Company repurchased 272,310 shares at an aggregate cost of $21.2 million.

 

The Company announced today that its Board of Directors has authorized a new stock repurchase program of up to 400,000 shares of the Company's outstanding common stock, par value $0.10 per share, over the next 24 months.  This program replaces the Company's existing 400,000 stock repurchase program announced on January 30, 2020. 

 

The shares may be repurchased from time to time in open market transactions at prevailing market prices, in privately negotiated transactions, or by other means in accordance with federal securities laws. The actual timing, number and value of shares repurchased under the program will be determined by management at its discretion and will depend on a number of factors, including the market price of the Company's stock and general market and economic conditions, and applicable legal requirements.

 

ABOUT TOMPKINS FINANCIAL CORPORATION

Tompkins Financial Corporation is a financial services company serving the Central, Western, and Hudson Valley regions of New York and the Southeastern region of Pennsylvania.  Headquartered in Ithaca, NY, Tompkins Financial is parent to Tompkins Trust Company, Tompkins Bank of Castile, Tompkins Mahopac Bank, Tompkins VIST Bank, and Tompkins Insurance Agencies, Inc., and offers wealth management services through Tompkins Financial Advisors. The Company’s banks have announced plans for a rebranding effort, pursuant to which the Company’s four wholly-owned banking subsidiaries will be combined into one bank, with The Bank of Castile, Mahopac Bank, and VIST Bank merging with and into Tompkins Trust Company.  The combined bank will conduct business under the “Tompkins” brand name, with a legal name of “Tompkins Community Bank.”  For more information on Tompkins Financial, visit www.tompkinsfinancial.com.

 

"Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995:

 

This press release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are neither historical facts nor assurances of future performance. Forward-looking statements may be identified by use of such words as "may", "will", "estimate", "intend", "continue", "believe", "expect", "plan", or "anticipate", and other similar words. Forward-looking statements are made based on management’s expectations and beliefs concerning future events impacting the Company and are subject to certain uncertainties and factors relating to the Company’s operations and economic environment, all of which are difficult to predict and many of which are beyond the control of the Company, that could cause actual results of the Company to differ materially from those expressed and/or implied by forward-looking statements. The following factors, in addition to those listed as Risk Factors in Item 1A of our Annual Reports on Form 10-K and our Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, are among those that could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements: changes in general economic, market and regulatory conditions; the severity and duration of the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact of COVID-19 (including governments’ responses thereto) on economic and financial markets, potential regulatory actions, and modifications to our operations, products, and services relating thereto; disruptions in our and our customers’ operations and loss of revenue due to pandemics, epidemics, widespread health emergencies, government-imposed travel/business restrictions, or outbreaks of infectious diseases such as the coronavirus, and the associated adverse impact on our financial position, liquidity, and our customers’ abilities to repay their obligations to us or willingness to obtain financial services products from the Company; the development of an interest rate environment that may adversely affect the Company’s interest rate spread, other income or cash flow anticipated from the Company’s operations, investment and/or lending activities; changes in laws and regulations affecting banks, bank holding companies and/or financial holding companies, such as the Dodd-Frank Act, Basel III and the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act; legislative and regulatory changes in response to COVID-19 with which we and our subsidiaries must comply, including the CARES Act and the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 and the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder, and state and local government mandates; technological developments and changes; the ability to continue to introduce competitive new products and services on a timely, cost-effective basis; governmental and public policy changes, including environmental regulation; reliance on large customers; uncertainties arising from national and global events, including the potential impact of widespread protests, civil unrest, and political uncertainty on the economy and the financial services industry; and financial resources in the amounts, at the times and on the terms required to support the Company’s future businesses. The Company does not undertake any obligation to update its forward-looking statements.

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