Crescent Financial Bancshares, Inc. Announces Financial Results for Third Quarter of 2012 Reflecting Strong Loan Growth and Net

Crescent Financial Bancshares, Inc. Announces Financial Results for Third Quarter of 2012 Reflecting Strong Loan Growth and Net Interest Margin Expansion  RALEIGH, N.C., Oct. 30, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Crescent Financial Bancshares, Inc. (Nasdaq:CRFN) (hereinafter referred to as "Crescent Financial" or the "Company"), the parent company of Crescent State Bank ("CSB") and a subsidiary of Piedmont Community Bank Holdings, Inc. ("Piedmont"), today reported financial results for the third quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2012.  The third quarter and year-to-date summary for Crescent Financial is as follows:    *Net income totaled $337 thousand during the nine months ended September     30, 2012 compared to a net loss of $13.5 million in the predecessor nine     months ended September 30, 2011. Net income in the third quarter of 2012     equaled $46 thousand compared to a net loss of $3.0 million in the     predecessor third quarter of 2011. The third quarter of 2012 included $535     thousand in merger and conversion related costs that reduced net income by     $329 thousand on an after-tax basis.        *After the preferred stock dividend, the Company recognized a net loss of     $0.03 per common share during the first nine months of 2012 compared to a     net loss of $1.54 per common share in the predecessor first nine months of     2011. The Company recognized net loss of $0.01 per common share during the     third quarter of 2012 compared to a net loss of $0.36 per common share in     the predecessor third quarter of 2011.        *Asset quality continued to improve as non-performing assets decreased to     1.61 percent of total assets at September30, 2012 from 2.38 percent of     total assets at June 30, 2012 and 3.87 percent of total assets at     December31, 2011.        *The Company originated $56.3 million of commercial and consumer loans in     the third quarter of 2012 after $48.0 million of loan originations in the     second quarter of 2012 and $15.0 million of loan originations in the first     quarter of 2012.        *Net interest margin improved to 4.44 percent in the third quarter of 2012     from 3.17 percent in the predecessor third quarter of 2011. Net interest     margin improved to 4.38 percent in the first nine months of 2012 from 2.98     percent in the predecessor first nine months of 2011.        *Mortgage banking income improved to $1.1 million in the third quarter of     2012 from $475 thousand in the predecessor third quarter of 2011. Mortgage     banking income improved to $2.4 million in the first nine months of 2012     compared to $900 thousand in the predecessor first nine months of 2011.        *The Company announced proposed mergers with VantageSouth Bank     ("VantageSouth"), which is a subsidiary of Piedmont, and ECB Bancorp, Inc.     ("ECB").  "In the third quarter of 2012, Crescent Financial increased loan origination volume, expanded net interest margin, improved mortgage income, and decreased non-performing assets," stated Scott Custer, President and CEO of the Company and Piedmont. Mr. Custer continued, "Since Piedmont's investment, we have aggressively resolved legacy problem assets and have been replacing them with high quality loans that we believe will provide stable revenue growth over time. We also look forward to Crescent Financial's proposed acquisitions of VantageSouth and ECB, which we believe will generate new revenues and create operating efficiencies for the combined institution and will provide Crescent Financial with new markets, relationship-focused bankers, strong core deposit franchises, and an established SBA lending and agricultural lending program."  Net Interest Income  Net interest income in the third quarter of 2012 totaled $7.6 million compared to net interest income of $6.8 million in the predecessor third quarter of 2011. Taxable equivalent net interest margin increased from 3.17 percent in the third quarter of 2011 to 4.44 percent in the third quarter of 2012. This significant margin improvement was primarily due to a decline in funding costs as the average rate on total interest-bearing liabilities fell from 2.10 percent in the third quarter of 2011 to 0.87 percent in the third quarter of 2012. Taxable equivalent yield on interest-earning assets increased from 5.05 percent in the third quarter of 2011 to 5.15 percent in the third quarter of 2012.The increase in taxable equivalent yield on interest-earning assets was primarily attributable to an increase in the yield on loans which includes accretion on purchased loans.  Average earning assets totaled $689.5 million in the third quarter of 2012, which was a decline from $871.5 million in the third quarter of 2011. The decline in average earning assets was due to balance sheet restructuring late in 2011, purchase accounting fair value adjustments, continued resolution of problem assets, and a change in the Company's business model effected after Piedmont's investment that has shifted the loan portfolio mix away from construction and speculative land loans toward commercial loans for operating businesses. This decline was comprised of a $97.2 million decrease in the average balance of loans outstanding, a $72.0 million decrease in the average balance of the securities portfolio and a $12.9 million decrease in the average balances of federal funds sold and other interest-earning cash.  Net interest income in the first nine months of 2012 totaled $22.9 million compared to net interest income of $19.1 million in the predecessor first nine months of 2011. Taxable equivalent net interest margin increased from 2.98 percent in the first nine months of 2011 to 4.38 percent in the first nine months of 2012.  Year-to-date accretion of the discount on purchased non-impaired loans added $489 thousand to net interest income in the first nine months of 2012 and increased earning asset yields by 0.09 percent. Additionally, the Company recorded $835 thousand of income in the first nine months of 2012 related to recovery payments in excess of carrying value on certain purchased credit-impaired loans not grouped in pools. These loan recoveries benefited earning asset yields by 0.16 percent. Net amortization of purchase accounting fair value adjustments on interest-bearing liabilities increased net interest income by $2.5 million in the first nine months of 2012 and lowered the cost of interest-bearing liabilities by 0.58 percent. The remaining decline in the cost of interest-bearing liabilities not attributable to amortization of fair value adjustments was due to the repricing and change in mix of deposits to favor low-cost, core deposits.  Provision for Loan Losses and Asset Quality  Provision for loan losses in the third quarter of 2012 totaled $958 thousand compared to provision of $4.5 million in the predecessor third quarter of 2011. The loan loss provision for the first nine months of 2012 totaled $3.7 million compared to provision of $14.5 million in the predecessor first nine months of 2011.The allowance for loan losses and related provision are calculated for loans originated subsequent to Piedmont's investment in the Company (or "New Loans"), purchased non-impaired loans, and purchased credit-impaired loans.  The following table summarizes the changes in allowance for loan losses for each loan category in the three month and nine month periods ended September30, 2012:  (Dollars in         New Loans Purchased          Purchased             Total thousands)                    Non-Impaired       Credit-Impaired Three Months Ended:                                                  Balance July 1,     $ 707     $ 634              $ 772                 $ 2,113 2012 Net charge-offs     —         (807)              —                     (807) Provision for loan  564       259                135                   958 losses Balance September   $ 1,271   $ 86               $ 907                 $ 2,264 30, 2012                                                                     Nine Months Ended:                                                   Balance January 1,  $ 227     $ —                $ —                   $ 227 2012 Net charge-offs     —         (1,693)            —                     (1,693) Provision for loan  1,044     1,779              907                   3,730 losses Balance September   $ 1,271   $ 86               $ 907                 $ 2,264 30, 2012  The allowance for loan losses of $1.3 million on new loans at September30, 2012 represents 0.98 percent of related outstanding balances. There were no impaired new loans at September30, 2012 or December31, 2011. Although purchased non-impaired loans were adjusted to fair value at acquisition, the Company records charge-offs for losses and provides reserves for deterioration in credit quality on these loans. All revolving loans were classified as purchased non-impaired at acquisition and a majority of the charge-offs and provision relate to acquired revolving home equity lines.  Loans acquired with evidence of credit deterioration since origination are accounted for as purchased credit-impaired loans. Subsequent to acquisition of these loans, estimates of cash flows expected to be collected are updated each reporting period based on assumptions regarding default rates, loss severities, and other factors that reflect current market conditions. If the Company has probable decreases in cash flows expected to be collected (other than due to decreases in interest rates), the provision for loan losses is charged, resulting in an increase to the allowance for loan losses. If there are probable and significant increases in cash flows expected to be collected, the Company will first reverse any previously established allowance for loan losses and then increase interest income as a prospective yield adjustment over the remaining life of the loans.  Results of the Company's third quarter cash flow re-estimation are summarized as follows:  (Dollars in thousands)                Impairment CashFlow   New   Previous                                                  Improvement Yield Yield Loan pools with cash flow improvement $ (143)    $ 1,026     6.44% 6.09% Loan pools with impairment            278        —           8.18% 8.18%                                                                Total                                 $ 135      $ 1,026     6.67% 6.49%  The third quarter of 2012 cash flow re-estimation indicated net improved cash flows on purchased credit-impaired loan pools of $891 thousand. The $1.0 million of cash flow improvement on related loan pools will be recorded as additional interest income as a prospective yield adjustment over the remaining life of the loans. The $135 thousand impairment was recorded to the provision for loan losses in the third quarter of 2012. The pool-level impairment and cash flow improvement were calculated as the difference between the pool-level recorded investment and the net present value of estimated cash flows at the time of the cash flow re-estimation.  Non-performing loans as a percentage of total loans held for investment totaled 1.65 percent at September30, 2012, which was a decline from 2.90 percent at June 30, 2012 and 4.14 percent at December31, 2011. Total non-performing assets (which include non-accrual loans, loans past due 90 days or more and still accruing, other real estate owned and repossessed loan collateral) as a percentage of total assets at September30, 2012 totaled 1.61 percent, which was a decline from 2.38 percent at June 30, 2012 and 3.87 percent at December31, 2011.The decline in non performing assets was due primarily to a reduction in loans greater than 90 days past due and accruing as well as a reduction in other real estate owned as we continue to resolve legacy problem assets.  Non-Interest Income  Non-interest income in the third quarter of 2012 totaled $2.3 million compared to $1.4 million in the predecessor third quarter of 2011. The primary reasons for the increase was due to growth in the Company's mortgage lending business and an increase in realized gains on securities sold in the third quarter of 2012. Total mortgage banking income increased from $475 thousand in the third quarter of 2011 to $1.1 million in the third quarter of 2012. The Company restructured its mortgage lending business following Piedmont's investment, hired additional experienced mortgage lenders and continues to benefit from the improving housing market in the Raleigh, North Carolina area as well as the currently low interest rate environment that has encouraged refinancings.The gain on sale of available for sale securities increased $473 thousand in the third quarter of 2012 when compared to the same period of 2011 primarily due to the sale of certain equity securities.  Non-interest income in the first nine months of 2012 totaled $5.7 million compared to $3.6 million in the predecessor first nine months of 2011. The primary reason for this increase is the growth in the Company's mortgage lending business. Total mortgage banking income increased from $900 thousand in the first nine months of 2011 to $2.4 million in the first nine months of 2012.  Non-Interest Expense  Non-interest expense in the third quarter of 2012 totaled $8.8 million compared with $6.8 million in the predecessor third quarter of 2011. Salaries and employee benefits increased by $1.1 million due to additions of commercial and mortgage bankers following Piedmont's investment. Professional services expense increased by $759 thousand, which was primarily due to $535 thousand in merger and conversion related costs. Also contributing to higher non-interest expense was a $191 thousand increase in occupancy and equipment expense.  Partially offsetting the increase in non-interest expense was a reduction of $133 thousand in federal deposit insurance premium expense primarily due to a lower assessed premium rate and a de-leveraged balance sheet that reduced the assessment base.  Non-interest expense in the first nine months of 2012 totaled $24.4 million compared with $21.7 million in the predecessor first nine months of 2011. Salaries and employee benefits increased by $2.5 million partially due to a contract termination payment to a former executive and due to additions of commercial and mortgage bankers following Piedmont's investment. Other non-interest expense and professional services increased by a combined $1.5 million, which was primarily due to $539 thousand in merger and conversion related costs. Also contributing to higher non-interest expense was a $292 thousand increase in occupancy and equipment expense and a $251 thousand increase in data processing expense.  Partially offsetting the increase in year-to-date non-interest expense was a reduction of $439 thousand in federal deposit insurance premium expense primarily due to a lower assessed premium rate and a de-leveraged balance sheet that reduced the assessment base. The Company also reduced foreclosed asset losses by $1.4 million due to a significant reduction in the level of other real estate and foreclosed assets.  Income Taxes  The Company's income tax expense in the third quarter of 2012 totaled $94 thousand, which represented a 67.1 percent effective tax rate on pre-tax income. The Company's income tax expense in the first nine months of 2012 totaled $109 thousand, which represented a 24.4 percent effective tax rate on pre-tax income. The effective tax rate was determined by the Company's statutory income tax rate adjusted primarily for non-taxable municipal investment income and earnings on bank owned life insurance. The Company did not record any tax benefit associated with the pre-tax loss in the predecessor third quarter of 2011. The valuation allowance on deferred tax assets was increased in the prior year period to reflect a full reserve on the tax benefit generated by losses in that quarter.  Because of the improvement in the Company's earnings prospects following Piedmont's investment and based on an analysis of positive and negative evidence related to its deferred tax assets, the Company determined that there was sufficient positive evidence to indicate that it would likely realize the full value of its deferred tax assets over time and therefore established no valuation allowance on its deferred tax assets at September30, 2012.  Linked Quarter Comparison  Net income in the third quarter of 2012 equaled $46 thousand compared to a net loss of $414 thousand in the second quarter of 2012. After the preferred stock dividend, the Company recognized a net loss of $0.01 per common share during the third quarter of 2012 compared to a net loss of $0.03 per common share in the second quarter of 2012.The increase in net income was the result of improved net interest margins, lower provision for loan losses, increased mortgage banking income and higher gains on the sale of securities, partially offset by higher merger and conversion costs incurred in the third quarter of 2012.  Net interest income in the third quarter of 2012 totaled $7.6 million compared to net interest income of $7.4 million in thesecond quarter of 2012. Net interest margin increased from 4.25 percent in the second quarter to 4.44 percent in the third quarter. The linked quarter increase in margin and net interest income was due to an increase in average loan balances and a decline in the rates and average balances of interest-bearing liabilities. These increases in income were partially offset by reductions in average balances of investment securities and other interest-earning assets.  Average loan balances increased from $510.7 million in the second quarter of 2012 to $529.1 million in the third quarter of 2012. This increase was a result of the Company's ability to originate $56.3 million in new loans in the third quarter of 2012 while continuing to resolve problem assets. Accretion of the discount on purchased non-impaired loans and the related benefit to net interest income increased by $109 thousand from the second quarter to the third quarter. Conversely, income related to recovery payments in excess of carrying value on certain purchased credit-impaired loans not grouped in pools decreased from $202 thousand in the second quarter to $70 thousand in the third quarter.  Provision for loan losses in the third quarter of 2012 totaled $958 thousand compared to provision of $2.0 million in the second quarter of 2012. The decrease in provision was related to a $223 thousand increase in provision for new loans, offset by a $596 thousand decrease in provision for purchased non-impaired loans, and a $637 thousand decrease in provision for purchased credit-impaired loans. The provision (or impairment) on purchased credit-impaired loans in the third quarter was based on the quarterly cash flow re-estimation.  Non-interest income in the third quarter of 2012 totaled $2.3 million compared to $1.7 million in the second quarter of 2012. This increase was primarily due to gains on sales of securities, which increased by $510 thousand on a linked quarter basis, and mortgage banking income, which increased by $377 thousand. The Company restructured its mortgage lending business following Piedmont's investment, hired additional experienced mortgage lenders and continues to benefit from the improving housing market in the Raleigh, North Carolina area as well as the currently low interest rate environment that has encouraged refinancings.  Non-interest expense in the third quarter of 2012 totaled $8.8 million compared to $7.9 million in the second quarter of 2012. This increase was primarily due to a $249 thousand increase in salaries and employee benefits and a $487 thousand increase in other non-interest expense.Other non-interest expense increased primarily due to merger and conversion related expenses.  The income tax expense of $94 thousand in the third quarter of 2012 and income tax benefit of $340 thousand in the second quarter of 2012 were based on pre-tax loss and income in the respective quarters adjusted for non-taxable income such as municipal investment income and earnings on bank owned life insurance.  Piedmont Investment  On November 18, 2011, the Company completed the issuance and sale of 18,750,000 shares of its common stock to Piedmont for $75.0 million in cash. As part of its investment, Piedmont also made a tender offer to the Company's stockholders commencing on November 8, 2011 to purchase up to 67% of the Company's outstanding common stock at a price of $4.75 per share ("Tender Offer"). Pursuant to the Tender Offer, Piedmont purchased 6,128,423 shares of the Company's common stock for $29.1 million. As a result of Piedmont's initial investment and the Tender Offer, Piedmont owns approximately 88% of the Company's outstanding common stock.  Because of the level of Piedmont's ownership and control, the Company applied push-down accounting as of November 18, 2011. Accordingly, as of this date, the Company's assets and liabilities were adjusted to estimated fair value at the acquisition date, and the allowance for loan losses was eliminated. The Company is currently within the one-year measurement period with respect to the acquisition date, and thus, future material adjustments to these purchase accounting fair value adjustments are possible.  In the nine months of 2012, goodwill increased by $3.1 million as a result of adjustments to refine the Company's acquisition date estimate of market rent on two branch leases, adjustments to refine the valuation of certain other real estate owned, adjustments to the acquisition date fair value of the split-dollar liability on bank owned life insurance, and adjustments to refine acquisition date cash flow estimates and the related valuation of certain loans. Balances and activity in the Company's consolidated financial statements prior to Piedmont's investment have been labeled with "Predecessor Company" while balances and activity subsequent to Piedmont's investment have been labeled with "Successor Company."  Merger Activity  VantageSouth Bank Merger  On July 27, 2012, Crescent Financial filed an application with the Company's regulators to merge VantageSouth Bank, which is 100% owned by Piedmont, into CSB. On August 10, 2012, an Agreement and Plan of Merger ("VantageSouth Merger Agreement") was entered into by the Company, CSB, and VantageSouth Bank to merge VantageSouth Bank into CSB in a share exchange based on the Company's volume weighted average stock price. Pursuant to terms of the VantageSouth Merger Agreement, outstanding VantageSouth Bank shares will be converted into the Company's shares equal to the exchange ratio. The exchange ratio will be 4.8204 if the Company's volume weighted average stock price is at or above $5.25. If the Company's volume weighted average stock price is at or below $4.75, the exchange ratio will be 5.3278, and if the Company's volume weighted average stock price is below $5.25 but above $4.75, the exchange ratio will be equal to $25.307 divided by a number equal to the Company's volume weighted average stock price.  VantageSouth Bank is headquartered in Burlington, North Carolina, and operates five branch offices located in Burlington (2), Fayetteville, and Salisbury (2), North Carolina. As of September 30, 2012, VantageSouth Bank had approximately $260.7 million in total assets and 1,382,961 outstanding common shares. The Company's board of directors established an independent special committee which evaluated, negotiated, and made a favorable recommendation to the board regarding the proposed merger. The completion of the merger is subject to all required regulatory and stockholder approvals.VantageSouth's common stock is not registered under the Exchange Act and, as a result, VantageSouth does not file securities reports with the SEC. However, additional financial and regulatory information is available in Reports of Condition and Income ("Call Reports") filed by VantageSouth with the FDIC, which are publicly accessible at http://www.fdic.gov. Such reports are not incorporated by reference in this release or in the accompanying Form 8-K. As VantageSouth Bank and Crescent Financial are commonly controlled by Piedmont, preliminary financial results for VantageSouth Bank for the third quarter and first nine months of 2012 are furnished below for informational purposes.  VantageSouth Bank Preliminary Financial                     Results (dollars in thousands)                   Three months ended Nine months ended                                          September 30, 2012 September 30, 2012 Net interest income                      $ 2,651            $ 7,813 Provision for loan losses                (120)              (457) Net interest income after provision      2,531              7,356 Non-interest income                      995                2,173 Non-interest expense                     (2,288)            (7,687) Net income before tax                    1,238              1,842 Income tax expense                       —                  — Net income                               $ 1,238            $ 1,842                                                            Net interest margin (annualized)         4.61%              4.56% Return on average assets (annualized)    1.97%              0.98%  East Carolina Bancorp Merger  On September 25, 2012, Crescent Financial and ECB entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger (the "ECB Merger Agreement"). Pursuant to the ECB Merger Agreement, ECB will, on the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in the ECB Merger Agreement, merge with and into the Company so that the Company is the surviving bank holding corporation in the merger (the "Merger"). Immediately following the Merger, The East Carolina Bank, a North Carolina banking corporation and a wholly-owned subsidiary of ECB, will be merged with and into CSB.At the effective time of the Merger (the "Effective Time"), each share of common stock, par value $3.50 per share, of ECB issued and outstanding immediately before the Effective Time (the "ECB Common Stock"), except for shares of ECB Common Stock owned by ECB or the Company (other than certain trust account shares), will be converted into the right to receive 3.55 shares of the common stock, par value $0.001 per share of the Company. The completion of the merger is subject to all required regulatory and stockholder approvals.  ECB is a bank holding company, headquartered in Engelhard, North Carolina, whose wholly-owned subsidiary, The East Carolina Bank, is a state-chartered, independent community bank insured by the FDIC. ECB has 25 branch offices in eastern North Carolina stretching from the Virginia to South Carolina state lines east of Interstate 95. ECB offers a full range of financial services including Mortgages, Agricultural Banking and Wealth Management services. ECB's common stock is listed on NYSE Amex under the symbol "ECBE".  Crescent State Bank is a state chartered bank operating fifteen banking offices in Cary (2), Apex, Clayton, Holly Springs, Southern Pines, Pinehurst, Sanford, Garner, Raleigh (3), Wilmington (2) and Knightdale, North Carolina. Crescent Financial Bancshares, Inc. stock can be found on the NASDAQ Global Market trading under the symbol CRFN. Investors can access additional corporate information, product descriptions and online services through Crescent State Bank's website at http://www.crescentstatebank.com.  The Crescent Financial Bancshares, Inc. logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=14863  Forward-looking Statements  Information in this press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially, including without limitation, risks associated with the ownership by Piedmont of a majority of the Company's voting power, including interests of Piedmont differing from other Company stockholders or any change in management, strategic direction, business plan, or operations, the Company's new management's ability to successfully integrate into the Company's business and execute its business plan, local economic conditions affecting retail and commercial real estate, disruptions in the credit markets, changes in interest rates, adverse developments in the real estate market affecting the value and marketability of collateral securing loans made by the Bank, the failure of assumptions underlying loan loss and other reserves, competition, and the risk of new and changing regulation. Additional factors that could cause actual results to differ materially are discussed in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"), including without limitation its Annual Report on Form 10-K, its Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, and its Current Reports on Form 8-K. The forward-looking statements in this press release speak only as of the date of the press release, and the Company does not assume any obligation to update such forward-looking statements.  Disclaimer  This press release is not a solicitation of a proxy, an offer to purchase, nor a solicitation of an offer to sell shares of the Company, and it is not a substitute for any proxy statement or other filings that may be made with the SEC. If such documents are filed with the SEC, investors will be urged to thoroughly review and consider them because they will contain important information, including risk factors. Any such documents, once filed, would be available free of charge at the SEC's website (www.sec.gov) and from the Company.    INCOME STATEMENTS (unaudited) (Dollars in thousands except per share data; prior quarters' information may have been reclassified)                                                                                 Successor Company                   Predecessor Company                                               For the  For the   For the                                                   Period   Period                                                   November           Three                       For the Three Month Period 19       October 1 Month                        Ended                      through  through   Period                                                                      Ended                       September  June 30, March  December November  September                        30,                 31,    31,      18,       30,                       2012       2012     2012   2011     2011      2011 INTEREST INCOME                                                  Loans                  $ 7,953    $ 7,849  $      $ 4,252  $ 4,439   $ 9,030                                            8,335 Investment securities  893        931      963    313      874       1,836 available for sale Fed funds sold and other interest-earning 10         26       12     45       7         18 deposits Total interest income  8,856      8,806    9,310  4,610    5,320     10,884 INTEREST EXPENSE                                                 Deposits               992        1,125    1,124  617      1,315     2,719 Short-term borrowings  —          1        2      18       21        21 Long-term debt         250        287      276    624      718       1,387 Total interest expense 1,242      1,413    1,402  1,259    2,054     4,127                                                                 Net interest income    7,614      7,393    7,908  3,351    3,266     6,757 Provision for loan     958        1,968    804    227      2,207     4,452 losses Net interest income after provision for    6,656      5,425    7,104  3,124    1,059     2,305 loan losses                                                                 Non-interest income                                              Mortgage banking       1,066      689      656    169      341       475 income Service charges and fees on deposit        425        443      447    217      242       470 accounts Earnings on bank owned 215        203      204    103      112       215 life insurance Gain (loss) on sale of available for sale     483        (27)     192    (55)     3,642     57 securities Impairment of marketable equity      —          —        —      —        —         (48) securities Other                  133        375      150    50       174       275 Total non-interest     2,322      1,683    1,649  484      4,511     1,444 income Non-interest expense                                             Salaries and employee  4,263      4,014    3,822  2,399    3,163     3,140 benefits Occupancy and          1,159      1,121    971    436      529       968 equipment Data processing        546        503      519    241      241       447 FDIC insurance         159        174      345    141      191       292 premiums Net loss (gain) on     191        63       (58)   (9)      (74)      291 foreclosed assets Other loan related     411        365      496    231      373       378 expense Other                  2,109      1,622    1,596  837      1,175     1,237 Total non-interest     8,838      7,862    7,691  4,276    5,597     6,753 expense                                                                 Income (loss) before   140        (754)    1,062  (668)    (27)      (3,004) income taxes Income taxes           94         (340)    354    (520)    —         — Net income (loss)      46         (414)    708    (148)    (27)      (3,004) Effective dividend on  367        373      384    182      233       442 preferred stock Net income (loss) attributable to common $ (321)    $ (787)  $ 324  $ (330)  $ (260)   $ (3,446) stockholders                                                                 NET INCOME (LOSS) PER COMMON SHARE Basic                  $ (0.01)   $ (0.03) $ 0.01 $ (0.01) $ (0.03)  $ (0.36) Diluted                $ (0.01)   $ (0.03) $ 0.01 $ (0.01) $ (0.03)  $ (0.36)                                                                                                                      Successor Company                           Predecessor Company                                               For the    For the   For the                                                   Period     Period                                                                        Three                 For the Three Month Period Ended November   October 1 Month                                                   19 through through   Period                                                                        Ended                 September  June 30,   March 31,  December   November  September                  30,                              31,        18,       30,                 2012       2012       2012       2011       2011      2011 COMMON SHARE                                                                   Book value per   $ 4.17     $ 4.16     $ 4.24     $ 4.17     $ 4.16    $ 4.48 common share Tangible book value per common $ 3.28     $ 3.30     $ 3.39     $ 3.39     $ 4.10    $ 4.41 share Ending shares    28,379,445 28,385,308 28,360,196 28,412,059 9,662,059 9,662,059 outstanding Weighted average common shares    28,361,357 28,361,060 28,360,196 28,353,053 9,587,324 9,587,324 outstanding - basic Weighted average common shares    28,361,357 28,361,060 28,385,439 28,353,053 9,587,324 9,587,324 outstanding - diluted                                                                   PERFORMANCE RATIOS (annualized)                                                                   Return on        0.02%      (0.20)%    0.35%      (0.13)%    (0.02)%   (1.29)% average assets Return on        0.13%      (1.15)%    1.99%      (0.85)%    (0.31)%   (17.21)% average equity Tax equivalent yield on earning 5.15%      5.05%      5.25%      4.45%      4.95%     5.05% assets Cost of interest-bearing 0.87%      0.97%      0.95%      1.41%      2.04%     2.10% liabilities Tax equivalent net interest     4.44%      4.25%      4.46%      3.24%      3.09%     3.17% margin Efficiency ratio 88.95%     86.62%     80.48%     111.50%    71.97%    82.34% Net loan         0.61%      0.47%      0.22%      —%         2.74%     2.64% charge-offs     INCOME STATEMENTS (unaudited) (Dollars in thousands except per share data; prior years' information may have been reclassified)                                                                                           Successor Company     Predecessor Company                                   Nine months ended     Nine months ended                                    September 30, 2012    September 30, 2011 Interest income                                          Loans                              $ 24,137              $ 27,130 Investment securities available    2,787                 5,325 for sale Federal funds sold and             48                    75 interest-earning deposits Total interest income              26,972                32,530                                                         Interest expense                                         Deposits                           3,242                 9,199 Short-term borrowings              2                     58 Long-term debt                     814                   4,135 Total interest expense             4,058                 13,392 Net interest income                22,914                19,138 Provision for loan losses          3,730                 14,511 Net interest income after          19,184                4,627 provision for loan losses                                                         Non-interest income                                      Mortgage banking income            2,411                 900 Service charges and fees on        1,315                 1,374 deposit accounts Earnings on bank owned life        622                   644 insurance Gain on sale of available for sale 648                   299 securities Other                              658                   345 Total non-interest income          5,654                 3,562                                                         Non-interest expense                                     Salaries and employee benefits     12,099                9,624 Occupancy and equipment            3,251                 2,959 Data processing                    1,568                 1,317 FDIC deposit insurance premium     678                   1,117 Professional services              3,193                 2,042 Net loss on foreclosed assets      196                   1,643 Other loan related expense         1,272                 1,165 Other                              2,135                 1,817 Total non-interest expense         24,392                21,684 Income (loss) before income taxes  446                   (13,495) Income taxes                       109                   — Net income (loss)                  337                   (13,495) Effective dividend on preferred    1,124                 1,306 stock                                                         Net loss attributable to common    $ (787)               $ (14,801) shareholders                                                         Net loss per common share                                Basic                              $ (0.03)              $ (1.54) Diluted                            $ (0.03)              $ (1.54) Weighted average common shares                           outstanding Basic                              28,361,159            9,585,056 Diluted                            28,361,159            9,585,056                                                         PERFORMANCE RATIOS (annualized)                          Return on average assets           0.06%                 (1.91% Return on average equity           0.31%                 (24.59% Tax equivalent yield on earning    5.15%                 4.99% assets Cost of interest-bearing           0.93%                 2.23% liabilities Tax equivalent net interest margin 4.38%                 2.98% Efficiency ratio                   85.38%                95.52% Net loan charge-offs               0.43%                 2.61%                                           CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (unaudited) (Dollars in thousands)                                                                                      Successor Company                       Predecessor                                                                  Company                         September June 30,  March 31, December  September 30,                          30,                           31,                         2012      2012      2012      2011 (a)  2011 ASSETS                                                        Cash and due from banks  $ 9,249   $ 13,695  $ 12,027  $ 8,844   $ 9,551 Interest-earning         1,702     1,144     2,120     1,773     1,187 deposits with banks Federal funds sold       3,935     40,775    42,925    14,745    20,780 Investment securities    132,953   151,430   144,944   143,504   216,932 available for sale Mortgage loans held for  7,023     3,226     3,317     3,841     2,821 sale Loans held for           540,946   508,284   514,276   551,392   615,980 investment Allowance for loan       (2,264)   (2,113)   (737)     (227)     (22,601) losses Net Loans                538,682   506,171   513,539   551,165   593,379                                                              Federal Home Loan Bank   1,255     2,931     8,669     8,669     9,156 stock Premises and equipment,  10,684    10,623    10,619    10,286    10,988 net Bank owned life          19,800    19,620    19,441    19,261    19,068 insurance Foreclosed assets        3,828     4,743     5,497     9,017     13,643 Deferred tax asset, net  30,913    31,128    31,317    31,517    11,564 Goodwill                 23,110    23,110    23,110    23,110    — Other intangibles, net   2,036     2,100     2,165     2,230     593 Other assets             8,594     9,061     6,190     8,345     6,299                                                              Total Assets             $ 793,764 $ 819,757 $ 825,880 $ 836,307 $ 915,961                                                              LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY LIABILITIES                                                   Deposits                                                      Demand                   $ 86,454  $ 77,650  $ 75,320  $ 91,215  $ 70,739 Savings                  38,780    41,008    42,613    46,840    50,130 Money market and NOW     247,772   262,532   251,433   226,584   226,868 Time                     260,893   278,318   289,463   309,779   338,437 Total Deposits           633,899   659,508   658,829   674,418   686,174                                                              Short-term borrowings    —         —         5,000     —         5,000 Long-term debt           12,326    12,288    12,251    12,216    152,748 Accrued expenses and     4,696     5,397     5,183     6,615     5,057 other liabilities                                                              Total Liabilities        650,921   677,193   681,263   693,249   848,979 STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY                                          Preferred stock          24,601    24,544    24,489    24,442    23,741 Common stock             28        28        28        28        9,662 Common stock warrant     1,325     1,325     1,325     1,325     2,367 Additional paid-in       117,459   117,453   117,445   117,434   74,736 capital Retained earnings        (2,292)   (1,968)   480       (182)     (46,776) (accumulated deficit) Accumulated other        1,722     1,182     850       11        3,252 comprehensive income                                                              Total Stockholders'      142,843   142,564   144,617   143,058   66,982 Equity                                                              Total Liabilities and    $ 793,764 $ 819,757 $ 825,880 $ 836,307 $ 915,961 Stockholders' Equity                                                              (a) Derived from audited financial statements                                                                      Successor Company                     Predecessor                                                                  Company                           September June 30, March 31, December September 30,                            30,                          31,                           2012      2012     2012      2011     2011 CAPITAL RATIOS                                                Tangible equity to         15.31%    14.77%   14.91%    14.52%   7.25% tangible assets Tangible common equity to  12.11%    11.68%   11.85%    11.50%   4.66% tangible assets Tier 1 leverage ratio      12.43%    12.36%   12.72%    10.68%   7.25% Tier 1 risk-based capital  14.11%    14.59%   15.66%    14.26%   9.39% ratio Total risk-based capital   15.50%    15.98%   16.87%    15.27%   11.71% ratio                                                              ASSET QUALITY DATA                                                                                                         Nonperforming loans        $ 8,937   $ 14,762 $ 15,423  $ 22,888 $ 43,115 Foreclosed assets          3,828     4,743    5,497     9,422    13,643 Total nonperforming assets $ 12,765  $ 19,505 $ 20,920  $ 32,310 $ 56,758                                                              Allowance for loan losses  0.42%     0.42%    0.14%     0.04%    3.67% to loans Nonperforming loans to     1.65%     2.90%    3.00%     4.15%    7.00% total loans Nonperforming assets to    1.61%     2.38%    2.53%     3.86%    6.20% total assets Restructured not included  —         —        —         —        10,602 in categories above                                          AVERAGE BALANCES, TAXABLE EQUIVALENT INTEREST AND YIELDS/COSTS (Dollars in thousands)                      SuccessorCompany                                           PredecessorCompany                     Three months ended September  Three months ended June 30,   Three months ended September                      30, 2012                      2012                          30, 2011 (Dollars in          Average Interest* Average     Average Interest* Average     Average Interest* Average thousands)           Balance           Yield/Cost* Balance           Yield/Cost* Balance           Yield/Cost*                                                                                            Assets                                                                                      Loans                $       $ 7,953   5.98%       $       $ 7,849   6.18%       $       $ 9,030   5.72%                      529,127                       510,749                       626,279 Investment           140,997 970       2.74        148,280 996       2.70        212,968 2,052     3.82 securities Federal funds and other                19,346  11        0.22        46,896  26        0.22        32,242  18        0.22 interest-earning Total interest-earning     689,470 8,934     5.15%       705,925 8,871     5.05%       871,489 11,100    5.05% assets Non-interest-earning 110,236                     106,846                     53,037            assets Total assets         $                           $                           $                                      799,706                       812,771                       924,526                                                                                            Liabilities and                                                                             Equity Interest-bearing NOW $       85        0.31%       $       144       0.49%       $       $ 494     1.36%                      109,120                       119,234                       144,255 Money market and     181,522 261       0.57        169,392 306       0.73        131,112 223       0.68 savings Time deposits        266,804 646       0.96        285,436 675       0.95        347,257 2,001     2.29 Total interest-bearing     557,446 992       0.71        574,062 1,125     0.79        622,624 2,718     1.73 deposits Short-term           —       —         —           1,389   1         0.17        5,000   21        1.70 borrowings Long-term debt       12,307  250       8.10        12,269  287       9.41        152,748 1,387     3.60 Total interest-bearing     569,753 1,242     0.87%       587,720 1,413     0.97%       780,372 4,126     2.10% liabilities Noninterest-bearing  81,387                      75,363                      70,190            deposits Other liabilities    4,062                       4,729                       4,708             Total liabilities    655,202                     667,812                     855,270           Stockholders' equity 144,504                     144,959                     69,256            Total liabilities    $                             $                             $ and stockholders'    799,706                     812,771                     924,526           equity                                                                                            Net interest income,        $ 7,692                     $ 7,458                     $ 6,974    taxable equivalent Interest rate spread                 4.28%                       4.08%                       2.95% Tax equivalent net                   4.44%                       4.25%                       3.17% interest margin                                                                                            Percentage of average interest-earning                     121.01%                     120.11%                     111.68% assets to average interest-bearing liabilities                                                                                            * Taxable equivalent                                                                        basis                                                              Successor Company             Predecessor Company                     Nine months ended September   Nine months ended September                      30, 2012                      30, 2011 (Dollars in          Average Interest* Average     Average Interest* Average thousands)           Balance           Yield/Cost* Balance           Yield/Cost*                                                                 Assets                                                           Loans                $       $ 24,137  6.11%       $       $ 27,130  5.62%                      527,968                       645,915 Investment           147,363 2,995     2.71        202,621 6,071     4.01 securities Federal funds and other                29,244  45        0.21        43,717  75        0.23 interest-earning Total interest-earning     704,575 27,178    5.15%       892,253 33,276    4.99% assets Non-interest-earning 106,236                     54,289            assets Total assets         $                           $                                      810,811                       946,542                                                                 Liabilities and                                                  Equity Interest-bearing NOW $       466       0.50%       $       $ 1,950   1.75%                      123,544                       148,855 Money market and     161,257 773       0.64        132,339 807       0.82 savings Time deposits        283,983 2,003     0.94        365,254 6,452     2.36 Total interest-bearing     568,783 3,242     0.76        646,448 9,209     1.90 deposits Short-term           1,668   2         0.18        4,549   58        1.71 borrowings Long-term debt       12,266  814       8.87        153,481 4,135     3.60 Total interest-bearing     582,717 4,058     0.93%       804,478 13,402    2.23% liabilities Noninterest-bearing  78,900                      64,141            deposits Other liabilities    4,514                       4,536             Total liabilities    666,131                     873,154           Stockholders' equity 144,680                     73,388            Total liabilities    $                             $ and stockholders'    810,811                     946,542           equity                                                                 Net interest income,        $ 23,120                    $ 19,874   taxable equivalent Interest rate spread                 4.22%                       2.76% Tax equivalent net                   4.38%                       2.98% interest margin5                                                                 Percentage of average interest-earning                     120.91                      110.91% assets to average interest-bearing liabilities                                                                 * Taxable equivalent                                             basis  CONTACT: Terry Earley, CFO          Crescent Financial Bancshares, Inc.          Phone: (919) 659-9015          Email:tearley@CrescentStateBank.com  Crescent Financial Bancshares, Inc. Logo  
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