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Glacier Bancorp, Inc. Announces Results for the Quarter Ended December 31, 2012

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Glacier Bancorp, Inc. Announces Results for the Quarter Ended December 31, 201213:30 EST Thursday, January 24, 2013 HIGHLIGHTS: All time record earnings for the current quarter of $20.8 million, an increase of 45 percent from the prior year fourth quarter net income of $14.3 million.   Current quarter diluted earnings per share of $0.29, an increase of 45 percent from the prior year fourth quarter diluted earnings per share of $0.20.   All time record earnings for the year of $75.5 million, an increase of 51 percent from the prior year operating net income of $50.1 million.   Diluted earnings per share for the year of $1.05, an increase of 50 percent from the prior year diluted operating earnings per share of $0.70.   Non-performing assets decreased $33.3 million, or 19 percent, from the prior quarter and decreased $70.0 million, or 33 percent, from the prior year end.   Non-performing assets as a percentage of assets ended the year at 1.87 percent compared to 2.92 percent at the prior year end.   The Company increased the number of personal and business checking accounts by over 5 percent in 2012.   Non-interest bearing deposits increased $181 million, or 18 percent, from the prior year end.   Dividend declared of $0.14 per share during the quarter, an increase of $0.01 per share from the prior quarter dividend per share of $0.13. KALISPELL, Mont., Jan. 24, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Glacier Bancorp, Inc. (Nasdaq:GBCI) reported net income for the current quarter of $20.8 million, an increase of $6.5 million, or 45 percent, compared to $14.3 million of net income for the prior year fourth quarter. Diluted earnings per share for the current quarter was $0.29 per share, an increase of $0.09, or 45 percent, from the prior year fourth quarter diluted earnings per share of $0.20. "Earnings momentum continued to build this past quarter allowing us to produce the record net income in 2012," said Mick Blodnick, President and Chief Executive Officer. "Increases to non-interest income accompanied by lower credit costs and other non-interest expense reductions offset further acceleration in premium amortization on our securities portfolio that compressed interest income and the net interest margin," Blodnick said. "Our performance improved significantly this past year compared to the prior three years. However, there is still more work to be done and we believe our results can get better." Results Summary Net income for 2012 was $75.5 million, an increase of $25.4 million, or 51 percent, over the 2011 operating net income of $50.1 million. Operating net income is considered a non-GAAP financial measure and additional information regarding this measurement and reconciliation is provided herein. Diluted earnings per share for 2012 was $1.05 per share, an increase of $0.35, or 50 percent, from the prior year diluted operating earnings per share of $0.70. The operating net income improvement for 2012 over 2011 was largely attributable to the $43.0 million (pre-tax) reduction in the provision for loan losses as a result of the improvement in credit quality. The reduction in provision for loan losses was partially offset by the $17.6 million (pre-tax) reduction in net interest income driven by the low interest rate environment and the increase in premium amortization (net of discount accretion) on investment securities.    Three Months ended Year ended Dollars in thousands, except per share data) December 31, 2012 December 31, 2011 December 31, 2012 December 31, 2011 Net income (GAAP)  $ 20,758 14,348 75,516 17,471 Add goodwill impairment charge, net of tax   — — 32,613 Operating net income (non-GAAP)  $ 20,758 14,348 75,516 50,084           Diluted earnings per share (GAAP)  $ 0.29 0.20 1.05 0.24 Add goodwill impairment charge, net of tax   — — 0.46 Diluted operating earnings per share (non-GAAP)  $ 0.29 0.20 1.05 0.70           Return on average assets (annualized) (GAAP) 1.06% 0.80% 1.01% 0.25% Add goodwill impairment charge, net of tax — (0.01)% — 0.47% Return on average assets (annualized) (non-GAAP) 1.06% 0.79% 1.01% 0.72%           Return on average equity (annualized) (GAAP) 9.17% 6.69% 8.54% 2.04% Add goodwill impairment charge, net of tax — (0.24)% — 3.74% Return on average equity (annualized) (non-GAAP) 9.17% 6.45% 8.54% 5.78% Non-GAAP Financial Measures In addition to the results presented in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America ("GAAP"), this press release contains certain non-GAAP financial measures. The Company believes that providing these non-GAAP financial measures provides investors with information useful in understanding the Company's financial performance, performance trends, and financial position. While the Company uses these non-GAAP measures in its analysis of the Company's performance, this information should not be considered an alternative to measurements required by GAAP. The preceding results summary table provides a reconciliation of certain GAAP financial measures to non-GAAP financial measures. The reconciling item between the GAAP and non-GAAP financial measures was the prior year third quarter goodwill impairment charge (net of tax) of $32.6 million. The goodwill impairment charge was $40.2 million with a tax benefit of $7.6 million which resulted in a goodwill impairment charge (net of tax) of $32.6 million. The tax benefit applied only to the $19.4 million of goodwill associated with taxable acquisitions and was determined based on the Company's marginal income tax rate of 38.9 percent. The diluted earnings per share reconciling item was determined based on the goodwill impairment charge (net of tax) divided by the weighted average diluted shares of 71,915,073. The goodwill impairment charge (net of tax) was included in determining earnings for both the GAAP return on average assets and GAAP return on average equity. The average assets used in the GAAP return on average assets ratios were $7.128 billion and $6.923 billion for the three and twelve month periods, respectively. The average assets used in the non-GAAP return on average assets ratios were $7.161 billion and $6.931 billion for the three and twelve month periods, respectively. The average equity used in the GAAP return on average equity ratios were $850 million and $858 million for the three and twelve month periods, respectively. The average equity used in the non-GAAP return on average equity ratios were $883 million and $866 million for the three and twelve month periods, respectively. Asset Summary         $ Change from $ Change from (Dollars in thousands) December 31, 2012 September 30, 2012 December 31, 2011 September 30, 2012 December 31, 2011 Cash and cash equivalents  $ 187,040 172,399 128,032 14,641 59,008 Investment securities, available-for-sale 3,683,005 3,586,355 3,126,743 96,650 556,262 Loans receivable           Residential real estate 516,467 528,177 516,807 (11,710) (340) Commercial 2,278,905 2,272,959 2,295,927 5,946 (17,022) Consumer and other 602,053 606,958 653,401 (4,905) (51,348) Loans receivable 3,397,425 3,408,094 3,466,135 (10,669) (68,710) Allowance for loan and lease losses (130,854) (136,660) (137,516) 5,806 6,662 Loans receivable, net 3,266,571 3,271,434 3,328,619 (4,863) (62,048)             Other assets 610,824 602,017 604,512 8,807 6,312 Total assets  $ 7,747,440 7,632,205 7,187,906 115,235 559,534 Investment securities increased $96.7 million, or 3 percent, during the current quarter and increased $556 million, or 18 percent, from December 31, 2011. The Company continued to purchase investment securities to primarily offset the lack of loan growth and to maintain interest income. The increase in investment securities for the current quarter occurred in U.S. Agency collateralized mortgage obligation ("CMO"), corporate and municipal bonds. The majority of the purchases were short weighted-average life CMOs which were significantly offset by CMO principal paydowns during the quarter. Investment securities represent 48 percent of total assets at December 31, 2012 versus 44 percent at December 31, 2011. The heightened uncertainty with the current economy and muted loan demand continued to put pressure on the Company and was the primary cause of the decrease in the loan portfolio. The loan portfolio decreased during the current quarter by $10.7 million, or less than 1 percent, to a total of $3.397 billion at December 31, 2012. Excluding charge-offs of $9.9 million and loans of $6.5 million transferred to other real estate owned, loans increased $5.7 million from the prior quarter. The largest decrease during the current quarter was in residential real estate loans which declined $11.7 million, or 2 percent, from September 30, 2012 and was driven by customers refinancing their variable rate loans into fixed rate long-term loans, which the Company sells on the secondary market. During the year 2012, the loan portfolio decreased $68.7 million, or 2 percent, from total loans of $3.466 billion at December 31, 2011. The largest decrease during the year was in consumer and other loans which decreased $51.3 million, or 8 percent, from December 31, 2011 and was primarily attributable to customers paying off home equity lines of credit (HELOC's) during the process of refinancing their home. In addition, the Company continues to reduce its exposure to land, lot and other construction loans which totaled $330 million as of December 31, 2012, a decrease of $51.2 million, or 13 percent, since the prior year end.  Credit Quality Summary         (Dollars in thousands) At or for the Year ended December 31, 2012 At or for the Nine Months ended September 30, 2012 At or for the Year ended December 31, 2011 Allowance for loan and lease losses       Balance at beginning of period  $ 137,516 137,516 137,107 Provision for loan losses 21,525 19,250 64,500 Charge-offs (34,672) (24,789) (69,366) Recoveries 6,485 4,683 5,275 Balance at end of period  $ 130,854 136,660 137,516         Other real estate owned  $ 45,115 57,650 78,354 Accruing loans 90 days or more past due 1,479 3,271 1,413 Non-accrual loans 96,933 115,856 133,689 Total non-performing assets 1  $ 143,527 176,777 213,456         Non-performing assets as a percentage of subsidiary assets 1.87% 2.33% 2.92% Allowance for loan and lease losses as a percentage of non-performing loans 133% 115% 102% Allowance for loan and lease losses as a percentage of total loans 3.85% 4.01% 3.97% Net charge-offs as a percentage of total loans 0.83% 0.59% 1.85% Accruing loans 30-89 days past due  $ 27,097 28,434 49,0861 As of December 31, 2012, non-performing assets have not been reduced by U.S. government guarantees of $1.6 million. As a result of the Company's continued focus on actively managing the disposition of its non-performing assets, the Company had a current quarter decrease of $33.3 million, or 19 percent, in non-performing assets to $143.5 million at December 31, 2012. This was a positive trend throughout 2012 which resulted in a decrease in non-performing assets of $69.9 million, or 33 percent, from the prior year end. The Company's early stage delinquencies (accruing loans 30-89 days past due) has seen a significant decrease during the second half of 2012 and decreased $22.0 million, or 45 percent, to $27.1 million at December 31, 2012 compared to early stage delinquencies of $49.1 million as of December 31, 2011. "We had an excellent quarter disposing of our distressed assets, both other real estate owned and non-performing loans," said Blodnick. "By methodically working through these credits this past year, we believe the economic value we received was greater than if we would have bulk sold those assets. This patience and steadfast approach has allowed the real estate market to stabilize which more than covered costs to hold these assets."  At December 31, 2012, the allowance for loan and lease losses ("allowance") was $131 million, a decrease of $5.8 million from the prior quarter and a decrease of $6.7 million from a year ago. The allowance was 3.85 percent of total loans outstanding at December 31, 2012, compared to 4.01 percent at September 31, 2012 and 3.97 percent at December 31, 2011. The allowance was 133 percent of non-performing loans at December 31, 2012, an increase from 115 percent at September 30, 2012 and an increase from 102 percent at December 31, 2011. The decrease in the allowance as a percentage of loans was determined to be adequate based on the Company's assessment of the allowance and was reflective of the improvement in credit quality measurements. The largest category of non-performing assets was the land, lot and other construction category which was $66.5 million, or 46 percent, of the non-performing assets at December 31, 2012. Included in this category was $31.5 million of land development loans and $19.1 million in unimproved land loans at December 31, 2012. Although land, lot and other construction loans has put pressure on the Company's credit quality, the Company has continued to reduce this category over the prior two years. During the current quarter, the land, lot and other construction non-performing asset category was reduced by $20.1 million, or 23 percent.  Credit Quality Trends and Provision for Loan Losses (Dollars in thousands) Provision for Loan Losses Net Charge-Offs ALLL as a Percent of Loans Accruing Loans 30-89 Days Past Due as a Percent of Loans Non-Performing Assets to Total Subsidiary Assets Q4 2012  $ 2,275 8,081 3.85% 0.80% 1.87% Q3 2012 2,700 3,499 4.01% 0.83% 2.33% Q2 2012 7,925 7,052 3.99% 1.41% 2.69% Q1 2012 8,625 9,555 3.98% 1.24% 2.91% Q4 2011 8,675 9,252 3.97% 1.42% 2.92% Q3 2011 17,175 18,877 3.92% 0.60% 3.49% Q2 2011 19,150 20,184 3.88% 1.14% 3.68% Q1 2011 19,500 15,778 3.86% 1.44% 3.78% Net charged-off loans during the current quarter of $8.1 million increased $4.6 million, or 131 percent, compared to the prior quarter and was attributable to the Company disposing of distressed assets during the fourth quarter of 2012. Although there was an increase in charged-off loans during the current quarter, the activity during the prior several quarters has trended downwards and has been the result of improved credit quality. The current quarter provision for loan losses was $2.3 million, which decreased $425 thousand compared to the $2.7 million provision for loan losses for the prior quarter and decreased $6.4 million from the fourth quarter of 2011. Loan portfolio growth, composition, average loan size, credit quality considerations, and other environmental factors will continue to determine the level of provision for loan loss expense.  Supplemental information regarding credit quality and identification of the Company's loan portfolio based on regulatory classification is provided in the exhibits at the end of this press release. The regulatory classification of loans is based primarily on collateral type while the Company's loan segments presented herein are based on the purpose of the loan. Liability Summary         $ Change from $ Change from (Dollars in thousands) December 31, 2012 September 30, 2012 December 31, 2011 September 30, 2012 December 31, 2011             Non-interest bearing deposits  $ 1,191,933 1,180,066 1,010,899 11,867 181,034 Interest bearing deposits 4,172,528 4,023,031 3,810,314 149,497 362,214 Repurchase agreements 289,508 414,836 258,643 (125,328) 30,865 FHLB advances 997,013 917,021 1,069,046 79,992 (72,033) Other borrowed funds 10,032 10,152 9,995 (120) 37 Subordinated debentures 125,418 125,382 125,275 36 143 Other liabilities 60,059 71,560 53,507 (11,501) 6,552 Total liabilities  $ 6,846,491 6,742,048 6,337,679 104,443 508,812 The Company's deposits continued to increase during the current quarter and over the past several years which has allowed the Company to fund the increase in the investment securities portfolio at lower funding costs. The increase in deposits during 2012 and throughout 2011 has been driven by the Company's success in generating new personal and business customer relationships, as well as existing customers retaining cash deposits for liquidity purposes due to the continued uncertainty in the current economic environment. At December 31, 2012, non-interest bearing deposits of $1.192 billion increased $11.9 million, or 1 percent, since September 30, 2012 and increased $181 million, or 18 percent, since December 31, 2011. Interest bearing deposits of $4.173 billion at December 31, 2012 included $758 million of wholesale deposits of which $128 million were reciprocal deposits (e.g., Certificate of Deposit Account Registry System deposits). In addition to reciprocal deposits, wholesale deposits include brokered deposits classified as NOW, money market deposit and certificate accounts. Interest bearing deposits increased $149 million, or 4 percent, since September 30, 2012 and included a decrease of $38.3 million in wholesale deposits. Interest bearing deposits increased $362 million, or 10 percent, from December 31, 2011 and included a decrease of $41.4 million in wholesale deposits.  The Company's level and mix of borrowings has fluctuated as needed to supplement deposit growth and to fund the growth in investment securities. The decrease in funding through repurchase agreements from the prior quarter was primarily due to the decrease of $112 million in wholesale repurchase funding to a total of $4.2 million as of December 31, 2012. The wholesale repurchase agreements are utilized as a source of low cost funding and fluctuate as other lower cost funding sources are utilized. Federal Home Loan Bank ("FHLB") advances increased $80.0 million from the prior quarter and decreased $72.0 million since the prior year end. Stockholders' Equity Summary         $ Change from $ Change from (Dollars in thousands, except per share data) December 31, 2012 September 30, 2012 December 31, 2011 September 30, 2012 December 31, 2011 Common equity  $ 852,987 842,301 816,740 10,686 36,247 Accumulated other comprehensive income 47,962 47,856 33,487 106 14,475 Total stockholders' equity 900,949 890,157 850,227 10,792 50,722 Goodwill and core deposit intangible, net (112,274) (112,765) (114,384) 491 2,110 Tangible stockholders' equity  $ 788,675 777,392 735,843 11,283 52,832             Stockholders' equity to total assets 11.63% 11.66% 11.83%     Tangible stockholders' equity to total tangible assets 10.33% 10.34% 10.40%     Book value per common share  $ 12.52 12.37 11.82 0.15 0.70 Tangible book value per common share  $ 10.96 10.81 10.23 0.15 0.73 Market price per share at end of period  $ 14.71 15.59 12.03 (0.88) 2.68 Tangible stockholders' equity and tangible book value per share increased $52.8 million and $0.73 per share from the prior year end, resulting in tangible stockholders' equity to tangible assets of 10.33 percent and tangible book value per share of $10.96 as of December 31, 2012. The increases were from earnings retention and an increase in accumulated other comprehensive income. Cash Dividend On November 28, 2012, the Company's Board of Directors declared a cash dividend of $0.14 per share, payable December 20, 2012 to shareholders of record on December 11, 2012. The cash dividend was a $0.01 per share, or 8 percent, increase over the previous quarter cash dividend. Future cash dividends will depend on a variety of factors, including net income, capital, asset quality, general economic conditions and regulatory considerations.Operating Results for Three Months Ended December 31, 2012 Compared to September 30, 2012 and December 31, 2011           Revenue Summary           Three Months ended   (Dollars in thousands) December 31, 2012 September 30, 2012 December 31, 2011   Net interest income         Interest income  $ 59,666 62,015 68,741   Interest expense 8,165 8,907 10,197   Total net interest income 51,501 53,108 58,544             Non-interest income         Service charges, loan fees, and other fees 12,845 13,019 12,134   Gain on sale of loans 9,164 8,728 7,026   Other income 3,384 2,227 2,857   Total non-interest income 25,393 23,974 22,017      $ 76,894 77,082 80,561       Net interest margin (tax-equivalent) 3.05% 3.24% 3.74%                         $ Change from $ Change from % Change from % Change from (Dollars in thousands) September 30, 2012 December 31, 2011 September 30, 2012 December 31, 2011 Net interest income         Interest income  $ (2,349)  $ (9,075) (4)% (13)% Interest expense (742) (2,032) (8)% (20)% Total net interest income (1,607) (7,043) (3)% (12)%           Non-interest income         Service charges, loan fees, and other fees (174) 711 (1)% 6% Gain on sale of loans 436 2,138 5% 30% Other income 1,157 527 52% 18% Total non-interest income 1,419 3,376 6% 15%              $ (188)  $ (3,667) —% (5)% Net Interest Income The current quarter net interest income of $51.5 million decreased $1.6 million, or 3 percent, over the prior quarter and decreased $7.0 million, or 12 percent, over the prior year fourth quarter. The current quarter interest income of $59.7 million decreased $2.3 million, or 4 percent, over the prior quarter and decreased $9.1 million, or 13 percent, over the prior year fourth quarter. The primary driver of the decrease in interest income was the $23.3 million of premium amortization (net of discount accretion) on investment securities in the current quarter which was an increase of $3.8 million over the prior quarter and an increase of $11.0 million over the prior year fourth quarter. The current quarter decrease in interest expense of $742 thousand, or 8 percent, from the prior quarter and the decrease of $2.0 million, or 20 percent, in interest expense from the prior year fourth quarter was the result of a decrease in interest rates on deposits and borrowings as the Company continues to focus on reducing deposit and borrowing costs. The cost of total funding (including non-interest bearing deposits) for the current quarter was 48 basis points compared to 54 basis points for the prior quarter and 65 basis points for the prior year fourth quarter.  The current quarter net interest margin as a percentage of earning assets, on a tax-equivalent basis, was 3.05 percent, a decrease of 19 basis points from the prior quarter net interest margin of 3.24 percent. "The Company had a 6 basis points improvement in funding costs as the Company continued to reduce funding costs on deposits and utilized lower cost borrowings," said Ron Copher, Chief Financial Officer. The 25 basis point decrease in yield on earning assets from the current quarter compared to the prior quarter was the result of a 12 basis points reduction in yield on the loan portfolio and a 26 basis points reduction of yield on the investment securities. Of the 26 basis points reduction in yield on the investment securities, 24 basis points were due to the increase in premium amortization. The premium amortization in the current quarter accounted for a 128 basis points reduction in the net interest margin compared to a 111 basis points reduction in the prior quarter and 74 basis points reduction in the net interest margin in the prior year fourth quarter. Non-interest Income Non-interest income for the current quarter totaled $25.4 million, an increase of $1.4 million over the prior quarter and an increase of $3.4 million over the same quarter last year. Service charge fee income decreased $174 thousand, or 1 percent, from the prior quarter as a result of seasonal activity and service charge fee income increased $711 thousand, or 6 percent, from the prior year fourth quarter as a result of higher debit card income driven by the increased number of checking accounts. Gain on sale of loans increased $436 thousand, or 5 percent, over the prior quarter and increased $2.1 million, or 30 percent, over the prior year fourth quarter, the result of an increase in purchase and refinance volume due to lower interest rates and borrowers taking advantage of U.S. government loan modification programs. Other income of $3.4 million for the current quarter increased $1.2 million, or 52 percent, from the prior quarter and increased $527 thousand, or 18 percent, from the prior year fourth quarter, increases that were predominantly from income related to other real estate owned and gains on the sale of bank assets. Included in other income was operating revenue of $69 thousand from other real estate owned and gains of $841 thousand on the sale of other real estate owned, which totaled $910 thousand for the current quarter compared to $531 thousand for the prior quarter and $903 thousand for the prior year fourth quarter. Non-interest Expense Summary   Three Months ended   (Dollars in thousands) December 31, 2012 September 30, 2011 December 31, 2011   Compensation and employee benefits  $ 24,083 24,046 21,311   Occupancy and equipment 6,043 6,001 5,890   Advertising and promotions 1,478 1,820 1,588   Outsourced data processing 889 801 849   Other real estate owned 3,570 6,373 12,896   Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation premiums 1,306 1,767 2,010   Core deposit intangibles amortization 491 532 557   Other expense 10,148 8,838 10,029   Total non-interest expense  $ 48,008 50,178 55,130                         $ Change from $ Change from % Change from % Change from (Dollars in thousands) September 30, 2012 December 31, 2011 September 30, 2012 December 31, 2011 Compensation and employee benefits  $ 37  $ 2,772 — 13% Occupancy and equipment 42 153 1% 3% Advertising and promotions (342) (110) (19)% (7)% Outsourced data processing 88 40 11% 5% Other real estate owned (2,803) (9,326) (44)% (72)% Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation premiums (461) (704) (26)% (35)% Core deposit intangibles amortization (41) (66) (8)% (12)% Other expense 1,310 119 15% 1% Total non-interest expense  $ (2,170)  $ (7,122) (4)% (13)% Non-interest expense of $48.0 million for the current quarter decreased by $2.2 million, or 4 percent, from the prior quarter and decreased by $7.1 million, or 13 percent, from the prior year fourth quarter. Compensation and employee benefits increased by $2.8 million, or 13 percent, from the prior year fourth quarter and was the result of an increase in commissions on residential real estate loan originations, a revised Company incentive program and the restoration in 2012 of certain compensation cuts made in 2011. Other real estate owned expense decreased $2.8 million, or 44 percent, from the prior quarter and decreased $9.3 million, or 72 percent, from the prior year fourth quarter. The current quarter other real estate owned expense of $3.6 million included $1.1 million of operating expense, $1.9 million of fair value write-downs, and $617 thousand of loss on sale of other real estate owned. Other real estate owned expense will fluctuate as the Company continues to work through non-performing loans and dispose of foreclosed properties. Other expense increased by $1.3 million, or 15 percent, from the prior quarter and increased $119 thousand, or 1 percent, from the prior year fourth quarter and was the result of changes in several miscellaneous categories. Efficiency Ratio The efficiency ratio for the current quarter was 56 percent compared to 52 percent for the prior year fourth quarter. Although there was an increase in non-interest income during the current quarter, it was not enough to offset the decrease in net interest income, due to the increase in premium amortization on investment securities.Operating Results for Year ended December 31, 2012Compared to December 31, 2011            Revenue Summary                     Year ended     (Dollars in thousands) December 31, 2012 December 31, 2011 $ Change % Change Net interest income         Interest income  $ 253,757  $ 280,109  $ (26,352) (9)% Interest expense 35,714 44,494 (8,780) (20)% Total net interest income 218,043 235,615 (17,572) (7)%           Non-interest income         Service charges, loan fees, and other fees 49,706 48,113 1,593 3% Gain on sale of loans 32,227 21,132 11,095 53% Gain on sale of investments — 346 (346) (100)% Other income 9,563 8,608 955 11% Total non-interest income 91,496 78,199 13,297 17%    $ 309,539  $ 313,814  $ (4,275) (1)%           Net interest margin (tax-equivalent) 3.37% 3.89%     Net Interest Income Net interest income for 2012 decreased $17.6 million, or 7 percent, over the same period last year. Interest income decreased $26.4 million, or 9 percent, while interest expense decreased $8.8 million, or 20 percent from 2011. The decrease in interest income from the prior year was principally due to the increase in premium amortization on investment securities and the reduction in balances and yield on loans, the combination of which put further pressure on earning asset yields. Interest income was reduced by $72.0 million in premium amortization (net of discount accretion) on investment securities which was an increase of $33.9 million from the prior year. This increase in premium amortization was the result of both the increased purchases of investment securities combined with the continued refinance activity. The decrease in interest expense during the current year was primarily attributable to the decreases in rates on interest bearing deposits and borrowings. The funding cost (including non-interest bearing deposits) for 2012 was 55 basis points compared to 74 basis points for 2011.  The net interest margin, on a tax-equivalent basis, for 2012 was 3.37 percent, a 52 basis points reduction from the net interest margin of 3.89 percent for 2011. The reduction was attributable to a lower yield and volume of loans coupled with an increase in lower yielding investment securities and higher premium amortization on investment securities, both of which outpaced the reduction in funding cost. The premium amortization in 2012 accounted for a 104 basis points reduction in the net interest margin which was an increase of 44 basis points compared to the 60 basis points reduction in the net interest margin for the same period last year.  Non-interest Income Non-interest income of $91.5 million for 2012 increased $13.3 million, or 17 percent, over non-interest income of $78.2 million for 2011. Service charge fee income increased $1.6 million, or 3 percent, the majority of which was from higher debit card income driven by the increased number of deposit accounts. Gain on sale of loans for 2012 increased $11.1 million, or 53 percent, from 2011 due to greater refinance and loan origination activity. Included in other income was operating revenue of $355 thousand from other real estate owned and gains of $2.0 million on the sale of other real estate owned, which totaled $2.4 million for 2012 compared to $2.7 million for the same period in the prior year. Non-interest Expense Summary   Year ended     (Dollars in thousands) December 31, 2012 December 31, 2011 $ Change % Change Compensation and employee benefits  $ 95,373  $ 85,691  $ 9,682 11% Occupancy and equipment 23,837 23,599 238 1% Advertising and promotions 6,413 6,469 (56) (1)% Outsourced data processing 3,324 3,153 171 5% Other real estate owned 18,964 27,255 (8,291) (30)% Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation premiums 6,085 8,169 (2,084) (26)% Core deposit intangibles amortization 2,110 2,473 (363) (15)% Other expense 37,315 35,156 2,159 6% Total non-interest expense before goodwill impairment charge 193,421 191,965 1,456 1% Goodwill impairment charge — 40,159 (40,159) (100)% Total non-interest expense  $ 193,421  $ 232,124  $ (38,703) (17)% Compensation and employee benefits for 2012 increased $9.7 million, or 11 percent, and was attributable to an increase in commissions on residential real estate loan originations, a revised Company incentive program and the restoration in 2012 of certain compensation cuts made in 2011. Other real estate owned expense of $19.0 million for 2012 decreased $8.3 million, or 30 percent, from the prior year. The other real estate owned expense for 2012 included $3.6 million of operating expenses, $13.3 million of fair value write-downs, and $2.1 million of loss on sale of other real estate owned. Provision for loan losses The provision for loan losses was $21.5 million for 2012, a decrease of $43.0 million, or 67 percent, from the same period in the prior year. Net charged-off loans during the 2012 was $28.2 million, a decrease of $35.9 million from 2011. The largest category of net charge-offs was in land, lot and other construction loans which had net charge-offs of $9.8 million, or 35 percent of total net charged-off loans. Last year in this loan category, net charge-offs totaled $31.3 million. Efficiency Ratio The efficiency ratio was 54 percent for 2012 and 51 percent for 2011. Although there was a significant increase in non-interest income from the the prior year, it was not enough to offset the combination of the decrease in net interest income and the increase in non-interest expense (before the goodwill impairment charge) in 2012.   About Glacier Bancorp, Inc. Glacier Bancorp, Inc. is a regional bank holding company providing commercial banking services in 60 communities in Montana, Idaho, Utah, Washington, Wyoming and Colorado. Glacier Bancorp, Inc. is headquartered in Kalispell, Montana, and is the parent company for Glacier Bank, Kalispell and bank divisions First Security Bank of Missoula; Valley Bank of Helena; Big Sky Western Bank, Bozeman; Western Security Bank, Billings; and First Bank of Montana, Lewistown; all operating in Montana; as well as Mountain West Bank, Coeur d'Alene operating in Idaho, Utah and Washington; Citizens Community Bank, Pocatello, operating in Idaho; 1st Bank, Evanston, operating in Wyoming and Utah; First Bank of Wyoming, Powell, operating in Wyoming; and Bank of the San Juans, Durango, operating in Colorado. Forward Looking Statements This news release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements about management's plans, objectives, expectations and intentions that are not historical facts, and other statements identified by words such as "expects," "anticipates," "intends," "plans," "believes," "should," "projects," "seeks," "estimates" or words of similar meaning. These forward-looking statements are based on current beliefs and expectations of management and are inherently subject to significant business, economic and competitive uncertainties and contingencies, many of which are beyond the Company's control. In addition, these forward-looking statements are subject to assumptions with respect to future business strategies and decisions that are subject to change. The following factors, among others, could cause actual results to differ materially from the anticipated results or other expectations in the forward-looking statements, including those set forth in this news release: the risks associated with lending and potential adverse changes of the credit quality of loans in the Company's portfolio, including the result of declines in the housing and real estate markets in its geographic areas; increased loan delinquency rates; the risks presented by a continued economic downturn, which could adversely affect credit quality, loan collateral values, other real estate owned values, investment values, liquidity and capital levels, dividends and loan originations; changes in market interest rates, which could adversely affect the Company's net interest income and profitability; legislative or regulatory changes that adversely affect the Company's business, ability to complete pending or prospective future acquisitions, limit certain sources of revenue, or increase cost of operations; costs or difficulties related to the integration of acquisitions; the goodwill we have recorded in connection with acquisitions could become impaired, which may have an adverse impact on our earnings and capital; reduced demand for banking products and services; the risks presented by public stock market volatility, which could adversely affect the market price of our common stock and our ability to raise additional capital in the future; competition from other financial services companies in our markets;  loss of services from the senior management team; and the Company's success in managing risks involved in the foregoing. The Company does not undertake any obligation to publicly correct or update any forward-looking statement if it later becomes aware that actual results are likely to differ materially from those expressed in such forward-looking statement.            Glacier Bancorp, Inc.Unaudited Consolidated Statements of Financial Condition             (Dollars in thousands, except per share data) December 31, 2012 December 31, 2011Assets     Cash on hand and in banks  $ 123,270 104,674 Interest bearing cash deposits 63,770 23,358 Cash and cash equivalents 187,040 128,032       Investment securities, available-for-sale 3,683,005 3,126,743 Loans held for sale 145,501 95,457 Loans receivable 3,397,425 3,466,135 Allowance for loan and lease losses (130,854) (137,516) Loans receivable, net 3,266,571 3,328,619       Premises and equipment, net 158,989 158,872 Other real estate owned 45,115 78,354 Accrued interest receivable 37,770 34,961 Deferred tax asset 20,394 31,081 Core deposit intangible, net 6,174 8,284 Goodwill 106,100 106,100 Non-marketable equity securities 48,812 49,694 Other assets 41,969 41,709 Total assets  $ 7,747,440 7,187,906      Liabilities     Non-interest bearing deposits  $ 1,191,933 1,010,899 Interest bearing deposits 4,172,528 3,810,314 Securities sold under agreements to repurchase 289,508 258,643 Federal Home Loan Bank advances 997,013 1,069,046 Other borrowed funds 10,032 9,995 Subordinated debentures 125,418 125,275 Accrued interest payable 4,675 5,825 Other liabilities 55,384 47,682 Total liabilities 6,846,491 6,337,679      Stockholders' Equity     Preferred shares, $0.01 par value per share, 1,000,000 shares authorized, none issued or outstanding — — Common stock, $0.01 par value per share, 117,187,500 shares authorized 719 719 Paid-in capital 641,737 642,882 Retained earnings - substantially restricted 210,531 173,139 Accumulated other comprehensive income 47,962 33,487 Total stockholders' equity 900,949 850,227 Total liabilities and stockholders' equity  $ 7,747,440 7,187,906       Number of common stock shares issued and outstanding 71,937,222 71,915,073                    Glacier Bancorp, Inc.Unaudited Consolidated Statements of Operations                       Three Months ended Year ended (Dollars in thousands, except per share data) December 31, 2012 December 31, 2011 December 31, 2012 December 31, 2011Interest Income         Residential real estate loans  $ 7,831 8,198 30,850 33,060 Commercial loans 29,661 31,629 121,425 130,249 Consumer and other loans 8,287 9,653 35,096 40,538 Investment securities 13,887 19,261 66,386 76,262 Total interest income 59,666 68,741 253,757 280,109          Interest Expense         Deposits 4,135 5,379 18,183 25,269 Securities sold under agreements to repurchase 311 320 1,308 1,353 Federal Home Loan Bank advances 2,851 3,555 12,566 12,687 Federal funds purchased and other borrowed funds 53 69 229 224 Subordinated debentures 815 874 3,428 4,961 Total interest expense 8,165 10,197 35,714 44,494          Net Interest Income 51,501 58,544 218,043 235,615 Provision for loan losses 2,275 8,675 21,525 64,500 Net interest income after provision for loan losses 49,226 49,869 196,518 171,115          Non-Interest Income         Service charges and other fees 11,621 11,093 45,343 44,194 Miscellaneous loan fees and charges 1,224 1,041 4,363 3,919 Gain on sale of loans 9,164 7,026 32,227 21,132 Gain on sale of investments — — — 346 Other income 3,384 2,857 9,563 8,608 Total non-interest income 25,393 22,017 91,496 78,199          Non-Interest Expense         Compensation and employee benefits 24,083 21,311 95,373 85,691 Occupancy and equipment 6,043 5,890 23,837 23,599 Advertising and promotions 1,478 1,588 6,413 6,469 Outsourced data processing 889 849 3,324 3,153 Other real estate owned 3,570 12,896 18,964 27,255 Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation premiums 1,306 2,010 6,085 8,169 Core deposit intangibles amortization 491 557 2,110 2,473 Goodwill impairment charge — — — 40,159 Other expense 10,148 10,029 37,315 35,156 Total non-interest expense 48,008 55,130 193,421 232,124          Income Before Income Taxes 26,611 16,756 94,593 17,190 Federal and state income tax expense (benefit) 5,853 2,408 19,077 (281)          Net Income  $ 20,758 14,348 75,516 17,471 Basic earnings per share  $ 0.29 0.20 1.05 0.24 Diluted earnings per share  $ 0.29 0.20 1.05 0.24 Dividends declared per share  $ 0.14 0.13 0.53 0.52 Average outstanding shares - basic 71,937,222 71,915,073 71,928,570 71,915,073 Average outstanding shares - diluted 71,937,286 71,915,073 71,928,656 71,915,073                            Glacier Bancorp, Inc.Average Balance Sheet                               Three Months ended Year ended   December 31, 2012 December 31, 2012 (Dollars in thousands) Average Balance Interest & Dividends Average Yield/ Rate Average Balance Interest & Dividends Average Yield/ RateAssets             Residential real estate loans  $ 646,061 7,831 4.85%  $ 611,910 30,850 5.04% Commercial loans 2,256,854 29,661 5.21% 2,274,128 121,425 5.32% Consumer and other loans 602,625 8,287 5.46% 620,584 35,096 5.64% Total loans 1 3,505,540 45,779 5.18% 3,506,622 187,371 5.33% Tax-exempt investment securities 2 914,241 13,785 6.03% 888,839 54,389 6.12% Taxable investment securities 3 2,882,474 4,719 0.65% 2,598,589 30,231 1.16% Total earning assets 7,302,255 64,283 3.49% 6,994,050 271,991 3.88% Goodwill and intangibles 112,528     113,321     Non-earning assets 347,627     365,408     Total assets  $ 7,762,410      $ 7,472,779                  Liabilities             Non-interest bearing deposits  $ 1,178,548 — —  $ 1,080,854 — — NOW accounts 917,470 284 0.12% 872,529 1,370 0.16% Savings accounts 469,491 76 0.06% 450,940 342 0.08% Money market deposit accounts 904,530 481 0.21% 888,620 2,221 0.25% Certificate accounts 1,024,492 2,534 0.98% 1,049,752 11,633 1.11% Wholesale deposits 4 832,602 760 0.36% 693,463 2,617 0.38% FHLB advances 998,592 2,851 1.13% 996,766 12,566 1.26% Repurchase agreements, federal funds purchased and other borrowed funds 491,627 1,179 0.95% 495,871 4,965 1.00% Total funding liabilities 6,817,352 8,165 0.48% 6,528,795 35,714 0.55% Other liabilities 44,156     59,571     Total liabilities 6,861,508     6,588,366                  Stockholders' Equity             Common stock 719     719     Paid-in capital 641,738     642,009     Retained earnings 204,875     194,413     Accumulated other comprehensive income 53,570     47,272     Total stockholders' equity 900,902     884,413     Total liabilities and stockholders' equity  $ 7,762,410      $ 7,472,779     Net interest income (tax-equivalent)    $ 56,118      $ 236,277   Net interest spread (tax-equivalent)     3.01%     3.33% Net interest margin (tax-equivalent)     3.05%     3.37%              1 Total loans are gross of the allowance for loan and lease losses, net of unearned income and include loans held for sale. Non-accrual loans were included in the average volume for the entire period.2 Includes tax effect of $4.2 million and $16.7 million on tax-exempt investment security income for the three months and year ended December 31, 2012, respectively.3 Includes tax effect of $386 thousand and $1.5 million on investment security tax credits for the three months and year ended December 31, 2012, respectively.4 Wholesale deposits include brokered deposits classified as NOW, money market deposit and certificate accounts, including reciprocal deposits.                        Glacier Bancorp, Inc.Loan Portfolio by Regulatory Classification                           Loans Receivable, by Loan Type % Change from % Change from (Dollars in thousands) December 31, 2012 September 30, 2012 December 31, 2011 September 30, 2012 December 31, 2011             Custom and owner occupied construction  $ 40,327 39,937 35,422 1% 14% Pre-sold and spec construction 34,970 46,149 58,811 (24)% (41)%            Total residential construction75,29786,08694,233(13)%(20)%             Land development 80,132 88,272 103,881 (9)% (23)% Consumer land or lots 104,229 109,648 125,396 (5)% (17)% Unimproved land 53,459 54,988 66,074 (3)% (19)% Developed lots for operative builders 16,675 19,943 25,180 (16)% (34)% Commercial lots 19,654 21,674 26,621 (9)% (26)% Other construction 56,109 37,981 34,346 48% 63%            Total land, lot, and other construction330,258332,506381,498(1)%(13)%             Owner occupied 710,161 703,253 697,131 1% 2% Non-owner occupied 452,966 450,402 436,021 1% 4%            Total commercial real estate1,163,1271,153,6551,133,1521%3%            Commercial and industrial420,459401,717408,0545%3%             1st lien 738,854 719,030 688,455 3% 7% Junior lien 82,083 84,687 95,508 (3)% (14)%Total 1-4 family820,937803,717783,9632%5%             Home equity lines of credit 319,779 326,878 350,229 (2)% (9)% Other consumer 109,019 108,069 109,235 1% —Total consumer428,798434,947459,464(1)%(7)%            Agriculture145,890157,587151,031(7)%(3)%Other158,160156,865150,1971%5%Loans held for sale(145,501)(118,986)(95,457)22%52% Total  $ 3,397,425 3,408,094 3,466,135 — (2)%                            Glacier Bancorp, Inc.Credit Quality Summary by Regulatory Classification                 Non-performing Assets, by Loan Type Non- Accruing Loans Accruing Loans 90 Days or  More Past Due Other Real Estate Owned (Dollars in thousands) December 31, 2012 September 30, 2012 December 31, 2011 December 31, 2012 December 31, 2012 December 31, 2012               Custom and owner occupied construction  $ 1,343 2,468 1,531 1,343 — — Pre-sold and spec construction 1,603 5,993 5,506 785 — 818Total residential construction2,9468,4617,0372,128—818               Land development 31,471 38,295 56,152 16,563 — 14,908 Consumer land or lots 6,459 9,332 8,878 3,169 37 3,253 Unimproved land 19,121 25,369 35,771 14,752 — 4,369 Developed lots for operative builders 2,393 6,471 9,001 1,381 — 1,012 Commercial lots 1,959 2,002 2,032 979 — 980 Other construction 5,105 5,111 5,133 194 — 4,911Total land, lot and other construction66,50886,580116,96737,0383729,433               Owner occupied 15,662 15,845 23,931 10,495 568 4,599 Non-owner occupied 4,621 3,929 4,897 3,611 42 968Total commercial real estate20,28319,77428,82814,1066105,567              Commercial and industrial5,9707,06012,8555,77418115 1st lien 25,739 30,578 31,083 20,261 459 5,019 Junior lien 6,660 9,213 2,506 6,559 — 101Total 1-4 family32,39939,79133,58926,8204595,120               Home equity lines of credit 8,041 7,502 6,361 7,120 180 741 Other consumer 441 462 360 306 12 123Total consumer8,4827,9646,7217,426192864              Agriculture6,6866,8947,0103,641—3,045Other253253449——253 Total  $ 143,527 176,777 213,456 96,933 1,479 45,115                        Glacier Bancorp, Inc.Credit Quality Summary by Regulatory Classification (continued)                           Accruing 30-89 Days Delinquent Loans, by Loan Type % Change from % Change from (Dollars in thousands) December 31, 2012 September 30, 2012 December 31, 2011 September 30, 2012 December 31, 2011             Custom and owner occupied construction  $ 5 852 — (99)% n/m Pre-sold and spec construction 893 — 250 n/m 257%Total residential construction8988522505%259%             Land development 191 774 458 (75)% (58)% Consumer land or lots 762 850 1,801 (10)% (58)% Unimproved land 422 1,126 1,342 (63)% (69)% Developed lots for operative builders 422 129 1,336 227% (68)% Commercial lots 11 — — n/m n/m            Total land, lot and other construction1,8082,8794,937(37)%(63)%             Owner occupied 5,523 6,849 8,187 (19)% (33)% Non-owner occupied 2,802 4,927 1,791 (43)% 56%Total commercial real estate8,32511,7769,978(29)%(17)%            Commercial and industrial1,9052,8034,637(32)%(59)%             1st lien 7,352 4,462 14,405 65% (49)% Junior lien 732 750 6,471 (2)% (89)%Total 1-4 family8,0845,21220,87655%(61)%             Home equity lines of credit 4,164 3,433 3,416 21% 22% Other consumer 1,001 943 1,172 6% (15)%Total consumer5,1654,3764,58818%13%            Agriculture9123453,428164%(73)%Other—191392(100)%(100)% Total  $ 27,097 28,434 49,086 (5)% (45)%             n/m - not measurable                                  Glacier Bancorp, Inc.Credit Quality Summary by Regulatory Classification (continued)                           Net Charge-Offs (Recoveries), Year-to-Date Period Ending, By Loan Type Charge-Offs Recoveries (Dollars in thousands) December 31, 2012 September 30, 2012 December 31, 2011 December 31, 2012 December 31, 2012             Custom and owner occupied construction  $ 24 24 206 75 51 Pre-sold and spec construction 2,489 2,516 4,069 2,641 152Total residential construction2,5132,5404,2752,716203             Land development 3,035 2,654 17,055 3,975 940 Consumer land or lots 4,003 2,537 7,456 4,442 439 Unimproved land 636 543 4,047 1,039 403 Developed lots for operative builders 1,802 1,257 943 2,098 296 Commercial lots 362 41 237 489 127 Other construction — — 1,568 — —Total land, lot and other construction9,8387,03231,30612,0432,205             Owner occupied 1,312 1,254 3,815 1,507 195 Non-owner occupied 597 232 3,861 1,037 440Total commercial real estate1,9091,4867,6762,544635            Commercial and industrial2,6511,7907,8713,6961,045             1st lien 5,257 2,864 7,031 6,420 1,163 Junior lien 3,464 2,668 1,663 3,787 323Total 1-4 family8,7215,5328,69410,2071,486             Home equity lines of credit 2,124 1,412 3,261 2,443 319 Other consumer 262 133 615 641 379Total consumer2,3861,5453,8763,084698            Agriculture12595134261136Other448625912177 Total  $ 28,187 20,106 64,091 34,672 6,485 Visit our website at www.glacierbancorp.comCONTACT: Michael J. Blodnick (406) 751-4701 Ron J. Copher (406) 751-7706