10-K 1 v330158_10k.htm FORM 10-K

 

 

 

UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549



 

FORM 10-K



 

 
(MARK ONE)
þ   ANNUAL REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2012

OR

 
o   TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

FOR THE TRANSITION PERIOD FROM         TO         

COMMISSION FILE NUMBER 0-11204



 

AMERISERV FINANCIAL, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)



 

 
PENNSYLVANIA   25-1424278
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
  (I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)

 
MAIN & FRANKLIN STREETS,
P.O. BOX 430, JOHNSTOWN,
PENNSYLVANIA
  15907-0430
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code (814) 533-5300



 

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

 
Title Of Each Class   Name Of Each Exchange On Which Registered
Common Stock, Par Value $0.01 Per Share   NASDAQ

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(g) of the Act: None



 

Indicate by check mark if the registrant is a well-known seasoned issuer, as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act. o Yes þ No

Indicate by check mark if the registrant is not required to file reports pursuant to Section 13 or Section 15(d) of the Act. o Yes þ No

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports) and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days. þ Yes o No

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Website, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files). þ Yes o No

Indicate by check mark if disclosure of delinquent filers pursuant to Item 405 of Regulation S-K (229.405 of this chapter) is not contained herein, and will not be contained, to the best of registrant’s knowledge, in definitive proxy or information statements incorporated by reference in Part III of this Form 10-K or any amendment to this Form 10-K. þ

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, accelerated filer, non-accelerated filer or a smaller reporting company. See definition of “accelerated filer, large accelerated filer and smaller reporting company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act. (Check one):

     
Large accelerated filer o   Accelerated filer o   Non-accelerated filer o   Smaller reporting company þ

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act). o Yes þ No

State the aggregate market value of the voting and non-voting common equity held by non-affiliates computed by reference to the price at which the common equity was last sold, or the average bid and asked prices of such common equity, as of the business day of the registrant’s most recently completed second fiscal quarter. The aggregate market value was $54,382,349 as of June 30, 2012.

Indicate the number of shares outstanding of each of the registrant’s classes of common stock, as of the latest practicable date. There were 19,168,188 shares outstanding as of January 31, 2013.

DOCUMENTS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE.

Portions of the proxy statement for the annual shareholders’ meeting are incorporated by reference in Parts II and III.

 

 


 
 

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FORM 10-K INDEX

 
  Page No.
PART I
 

Item 1.

Business

    1  

Item 1A.

Risk Factors

    11  

Item 1B.

Unresolved Staff Comments

    11  

Item 2.

Properties

    11  

Item 3.

Legal Proceedings

    11  

Item 4.

Mine Safety Disclosures

    11  
PART II
        

Item 5.

Market for the Registrant’s Common Equity, Related Stockholder Matters and     Issuer Purchases of Equity Securities

    12  

Item 6.

Selected Consolidated Financial Data

    13  

Item 7.

Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Consolidated Financial Condition and     Results of Operations

    14  

Item 7A.

Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures about Market Risk

    34  

Item 8.

Financial Statements and Supplementary Data

    35  

Item 9.

Changes in and Disagreements With Accountants On Accounting and Financial     Disclosure

    92  

Item 9A.

Controls and Procedures

    92  

Item 9B.

Other Information

    92  
PART III
        

Item 10.

Directors, Executive Officers, and Corporate Governance

    92  

Item 11.

Executive Compensation

    92  

Item 12.

Security Ownership of Certain Beneficial Owners and Management and Related     Stockholder Matters

    92  

Item 13.

Certain Relationships and Related Transactions, and Director Independence

    92  

Item 14.

Principal Accountant Fees and Services

    92  
PART IV
        

Item 15.

Exhibits, Financial Statement Schedules

    93  
Signatures     95  

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PART I

ITEM 1. BUSINESS
GENERAL

AmeriServ Financial, Inc. (the Company) is a bank holding company organized under the Pennsylvania Business Corporation Law. The Company became a holding company upon acquiring all of the outstanding shares of AmeriServ Financial Bank (the Bank) in January 1983. The Company’s other wholly owned subsidiaries include AmeriServ Trust and Financial Services Company (the Trust Company), formed in October 1992, and AmeriServ Life Insurance Company (AmeriServ Life), formed in October 1987.

The Company’s principal activities consist of owning and operating its three wholly owned subsidiary entities. At December 31, 2012, the Company had, on a consolidated basis, total assets, deposits, and shareholders’ equity of $1.0 billion, $836 million, and $110 million, respectively. The Company and its subsidiaries derive substantially all of their income from banking and bank-related services. The Company functions primarily as a coordinating and servicing unit for its subsidiary entities in general management, accounting and taxes, loan review, auditing, investment accounting, marketing and risk management.

As a bank holding company, the Company is subject to supervision and regular examination by the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia and the Pennsylvania Department of Banking. The Company is also under the jurisdiction of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for matters relating to registered offerings and sales of its securities under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and the disclosure and regulatory requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. The Company’s common stock is listed on the NASDAQ Stock Market under the trading symbol “ASRV,” and the Company is subject to the NASDAQ rules applicable to listed companies.

AMERISERV FINANCIAL BANKING SUBSIDIARY
AMERISERV FINANCIAL BANK

The Bank is a state bank chartered under the Pennsylvania Banking Code of 1965, as amended. Through 18 locations in Allegheny, Cambria, Centre, Somerset, and Westmoreland counties, Pennsylvania, the Bank conducts a general banking business. It is a full-service bank offering (i) retail banking services, such as demand, savings and time deposits, checking accounts, money market accounts, secured and unsecured consumer loans, mortgage loans, safe deposit boxes, holiday club accounts, money orders, and traveler’s checks; and (ii) lending, depository and related financial services to commercial, industrial, financial, and governmental customers, such as commercial real estate-mortgage loans, short and medium-term loans, revolving credit arrangements, lines of credit, inventory and accounts receivable financing, real estate-construction loans, business savings accounts, certificates of deposit, wire transfers, night depository, and lock box services. The Bank also operates 20 automated bank teller machines (ATMs) through its 24-Hour Banking Network that is linked with NYCE, a regional ATM network, and CIRRUS, a national ATM network. West Chester Capital Advisors (WCCA), a registered investment advisor, is also a subsidiary of the Bank.

We believe that the Bank’s deposit base is such that loss of one depositor or a related group of depositors would not have a materially adverse effect on its business. The Bank’s business is not seasonal, nor does it have any risks attendant to foreign sources. The majority of the Bank’s customer base is located within a 150 mile radius of Johnstown, Pennsylvania.

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The Bank is subject to supervision and regular examination by the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia and the Pennsylvania Department of Banking. Various federal and state laws and regulations govern many aspects of its banking operations. The following is a summary of key data (dollars in thousands) and ratios at December 31, 2012:

 
Headquarters   Johnstown, PA
Total Assets   $ 975,223  
Total Investment Securities     152,456  
Total Loans and Loans Held for Sale (net of unearned income)     731,741  
Total Deposits     835,934  
Total Net Income     5,804  
Asset Leverage Ratio     9.55%  
Return on Average Assets     0.60  
Return on Average Equity     5.66  
Total Full-time Equivalent Employees     278  
RISK MANAGEMENT OVERVIEW:

Risk identification and management are essential elements for the successful management of the Company. In the normal course of business, the Company is subject to various types of risk, which includes credit, interest rate and market, liquidity, operational, legal/compliance, and strategic risk. The Company controls and monitors these risks with policies, procedures, and various levels of managerial and Board oversight. The Company has both a Management Enterprise Risk Committee and in 2012 also formed a Board Enterprise Risk Committee to help manage and monitor the Company’s risk position.

Interest rate risk is the sensitivity of net interest income and the market value of financial instruments to the magnitude, direction, and frequency of changes in interest rates. Interest rate risk results from various repricing frequencies and the maturity structure of assets and liabilities. The Company uses its asset liability management policy to control and manage interest rate risk.

Liquidity risk represents the inability to generate cash or otherwise obtain funds at reasonable rates to satisfy commitments to borrowers, as well as the obligations to depositors, debtholders and the funding of operating costs. The Company uses its asset liability management policy and contingency funding plan to control and manage liquidity risk.

Credit risk represents the possibility that a customer may not perform in accordance with contractual terms. Credit risk results from extending credit to customers, purchasing securities, and entering into certain off-balance sheet loan funding commitments. The Company’s primary credit risk occurs in the loan portfolio. The Company uses its credit policy and disciplined approach to evaluating the adequacy of the allowance for loan losses to control and manage credit risk. The Company’s investment policy and hedging policy limit the amount of credit risk that may be assumed in the investment portfolio and through hedging activities. The following summarizes and describes the Company’s various loan categories and the underwriting standards applied to each:

Commercial Loans

This category includes credit extensions to commercial and industrial borrowers. Business assets, including accounts receivable, inventory and/or equipment, typically secure these credits. In appropriate instances, extensions of credit in this category are subject to collateral advance formulas. Balance sheet strength and profitability are considered when analyzing these credits, with special attention given to historical, current and prospective sources of cash flow, and the ability of the customer to sustain cash flow at acceptable levels. Our policy permits flexibility in determining acceptable debt service coverage ratios, with a minimum level of 1.1 to 1 desired. Personal guarantees are frequently required; however, as the financial strength of the borrower increases, the Bank’s ability to obtain personal guarantees decreases. In addition to economic risk, this category is impacted by the strength of the borrower’s management, industry risk and portfolio concentration risk which are also monitored and considered during the underwriting process.

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Commercial Loans Secured by Real Estate

This category includes various types of loans, including acquisition and construction of investment property, owner-occupied property and operating property. Maximum term, minimum cash flow coverage, leasing requirements, maximum amortization and maximum loan to value ratios are controlled by the Bank’s credit policy and follow industry guidelines and norms, and regulatory limitations. Personal guarantees are normally required during the construction phase on construction credits, and are frequently obtained on mid to smaller commercial real estate loans. In addition to economic risk, this category is subject to geographic and portfolio concentration risk, which are monitored and considered in underwriting.

Residential Real Estate — Mortgages

This category includes mortgages that are secured by residential property. Underwriting of loans within this category is pursuant to Freddie Mac/Fannie Mae underwriting guidelines, with the exception of Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) loans, which exhibit more liberal standards. The major risk in this category is that a significant downward economic trend would increase unemployment and cause payment default. The Bank does not and has never engaged in subprime residential mortgage lending.

Consumer Loans

This category includes consumer installment loans and revolving credit plans. Underwriting is pursuant to industry norms and guidelines. The major risk in this category is a significant economic downturn.

INVESTMENTS

The investment securities portfolio of the Company and its subsidiaries is managed to provide ample liquidity in a manner that is consistent with proper bank asset/liability management and current banking practices. The objectives of portfolio management include consideration of proper liquidity levels, interest rate and market valuation sensitivity, and profitability. The investment portfolios of the Company and its subsidiaries are proactively managed in accordance with federal and state laws and regulations in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.

The investment portfolio is primarily made up of AAA rated agency mortgage-backed securities and short maturity agency securities. During 2012, the Company did add high quality corporate securities to the portfolio. The purpose of this type of portfolio is to generate adequate cash flow to fund potential loan growth, as the market allows. Management strives to maintain a relatively short duration in the portfolio. All holdings must meet standards documented in the AmeriServ Financial Investment Policy.

Investment securities classified as held to maturity are carried at amortized cost while investment securities classified as available for sale are reported at fair market value. The following table sets forth the cost basis and fair market value of the Company’s investment portfolio as of the periods indicated:

Investment securities available for sale at:

     
  AT DECEMBER 31,
     2012   2011   2010
     (IN THOUSANDS)
U.S. Agency   $ 5,848     $ 10,689     $ 15,956  
Corporate bonds     7,992              
U.S. Agency mortgage-backed securities     131,425       165,484       145,727  
Total cost basis of investment securities available for sale   $ 145,265     $ 176,173     $ 161,683  
Total fair value of investment securities available for sale   $ 151,538     $ 182,923     $ 164,811  

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Investment securities held to maturity at:

     
  AT DECEMBER 31,
     2012   2011   2010
     (IN THOUSANDS)
Taxable municipal   $ 410     $     $  
U.S. Agency mortgage-backed securities     9,318       9,280       6,824  
Corporate bonds and other securities     3,995       3,000       1,000  
Total cost basis of investment securities held to maturity   $ 13,723     $ 12,280     $ 7,824  
Total fair value of investment securities held to maturity   $ 14,266     $ 12,914     $ 8,267  
DEPOSITS AND OTHER SOURCES OF FUNDS
Deposits

The Bank has a loyal core deposit base made up of traditional commercial bank products that exhibits little fluctuation, other than jumbo certificates of deposits (CDs), which demonstrate some seasonality. The Company also utilizes certain Trust Company specialty deposits related to the ERECT Fund as a funding source which serve as an alternative to wholesale borrowings and can exhibit some degree of volatility.

The following table sets forth the average balance of the Company’s deposits and average rates paid thereon for the past three calendar years:

           
  AT DECEMBER 31,
     2012   2011   2010
     (IN THOUSANDS, EXCEPT PERCENTAGES)
Demand:
                                                     
Non-interest bearing   $ 147,887       —%     $ 135,298       %    $ 122,963       % 
Interest bearing     60,810       0.19       57,784       0.22       58,118       0.30  
Savings     85,112       0.21       81,490       0.31       77,381       0.51  
Money market     211,744       0.42       193,536       0.56       186,560       0.87  
Other time     327,557       1.62       348,915       1.97       358,472       2.44  
Total deposits   $ 833,110       0.78     $ 817,023       1.02     $ 803,494       1.36  
Loans

The loan portfolio of the Company consisted of the following:

         
  AT DECEMBER 31,
     2012   2011   2010   2009   2008
     (IN THOUSANDS)
Commercial   $ 102,864     $ 83,124     $ 78,322     $ 96,158     $ 110,197  
Commercial loans secured by real
estate(1)
    383,934       350,224       370,375       396,787       353,870  
Real estate-mortgage(1)     217,584       212,669       203,323       207,221       218,928  
Consumer     17,420       18,172       19,233       19,619       23,804  
Total loans     721,802       664,189       671,253       719,785       706,799  
Less: Unearned income     637       452       477       671       691  
Total loans, net of unearned income   $ 721,165     $ 663,737     $ 670,776     $ 719,114     $ 706,108  

(1) For each of the periods presented beginning with December 31, 2012, real estate-construction loans constituted 2.0%, 1.9%, 3.9%, 6.8% and 6.2% of the Company’s total loans, net of unearned income, respectively.

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Non-performing Assets

The following table presents information concerning non-performing assets:

         
  AT DECEMBER 31,
     2012   2011   2010   2009   2008
     (IN THOUSANDS, EXCEPT PERCENTAGES)
Non-accrual loans:
                                            
Commercial   $     $     $ 3,679     $ 3,375     $ 1,128  
Commercial loans secured by real estate     4,623       3,870       6,731       11,716       484  
Real estate-mortgage     1,191       1,205       1,879       2,025       1,765  
Total     5,814       5,075       12,289       17,116       3,377  
Other real estate owned:
                                            
Commercial loans secured by real estate     1,101       20       436       871       701  
Real estate-mortgage     127       104       302       350       494  
Total     1,228       124       738       1,221       1,195  
Total restructured loans not in
non-accrual (TDR)
    182             1,337              
Total non-performing assets including TDR   $ 7,224     $ 5,199     $ 14,364     $ 18,337     $ 4,572  
Total non-performing assets as a percent of loans, net of unearned income, and other real estate owned     1.00%       0.78 %      2.14 %      2.55 %      0.65 % 

The Company is unaware of any additional loans which are required to either be charged-off or added to the non-performing asset totals disclosed above. OREO is measured at fair value based on appraisals, less cost to sell at the date of foreclosure. The Company had no loans past due 90 days or more, still accruing, for the periods presented.

The following table sets forth, for the periods indicated, (1) the gross interest income that would have been recorded if non-accrual loans had been current in accordance with their original terms and had been outstanding throughout the period or since origination if held for part of the period, (2) the amount of interest income actually recorded on such loans, and (3) the net reduction in interest income attributable to such loans.

         
  YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31,
     2012   2011   2010   2009   2008
     (IN THOUSANDS)
Interest income due in accordance with
original terms
  $ 231     $ 376     $ 1,086     $ 553     $ 198  
Interest income recorded           (167 )      (458 )      (75 )       
Net reduction in interest income   $ 231     $ 209     $ 628     $ 478     $ 198  
Secondary Market Activities

The Residential Lending department of the Company continues to originate one-to-four family mortgage loans for customers, the majority of which are sold to outside investors in the secondary market and some of which are retained for the Bank’s portfolio. Mortgages sold on the secondary market are sold to investors on a “flow” basis; mortgages are priced and delivered on a “best efforts” pricing basis, with servicing released to the investor. Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac guidelines are used in underwriting all mortgages with the exception of a limited amount of CRA loans. Mortgages with longer terms, such as 20-year, 30-year, FHA, and VA loans, are usually sold. The remaining production of the department includes construction, adjustable rate mortgages, 10-year, 15-year, and bi-weekly mortgages. These loans are usually kept in the Bank’s portfolios, although during periods of low interest rates 15-year loans are typically sold into the secondary market as they have been over the last several years.

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AMERISERV FINANCIAL NON-BANKING SUBSIDIARIES
AMERISERV TRUST AND FINANCIAL SERVICES COMPANY

AmeriServ Trust and Financial Services Company is a trust company organized under Pennsylvania law in October 1992. As one of the larger providers of trust and investment management products and services between Pittsburgh and Harrisburg, AmeriServ Trust and Financial Services Company is committed to delivering personalized, professional service to its clients. Its staff of approximately 47 professionals administers assets valued at approximately $1.5 billion that are not recognized on the Company’s balance sheet at December 31, 2012. The Trust Company focuses on wealth management. Wealth management includes personal trust products and services such as personal portfolio investment management, estate planning and administration, custodial services and pre-need trusts. Also, institutional trust products and services such as 401(k) plans, defined benefit and defined contribution employee benefit plans, and individual retirement accounts are included in this segment. This segment also includes financial services which include the sale of mutual funds, annuities, and insurance products. The wealth management business also includes the union collective investment funds, namely the ERECT and BUILD funds which are designed to use union pension dollars in construction projects that utilize union labor. The BUILD funds are in the process of liquidation. At December 31, 2012, the Trust Company had total assets of $4.0 million and total stockholder’s equity of $3.5 million. In 2012, the Trust Company contributed earnings to the corporation as its gross revenue amounted to $7.1 million and the net income contribution was $843,000. The Trust Company is subject to regulation and supervision by the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia and the Pennsylvania Department of Banking.

AMERISERV LIFE

AmeriServ Life is a captive insurance company organized under the laws of the State of Arizona. AmeriServ Life engages in underwriting as reinsurer of credit life and disability insurance within the Company’s market area. Operations of AmeriServ Life are conducted in each office of the Company’s banking subsidiary. AmeriServ Life is subject to supervision and regulation by the Arizona Department of Insurance, the Pennsylvania Insurance Department, and the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (the Federal Reserve). At December 31, 2012, AmeriServ Life had total assets of $411,000.

MONETARY POLICIES

Commercial banks are affected by policies of various regulatory authorities including the Federal Reserve. An important function of the Federal Reserve is to regulate the national supply of bank credit. Among the instruments of monetary policy used by the Federal Reserve are: open market operations in U.S. Government securities, changes in the federal funds rate and discount rate on member bank borrowings, and changes in reserve requirements on bank deposits. These means are used in varying combinations to influence overall growth of bank loans, investments, and deposits, and may also affect interest rate charges on loans or interest paid for deposits. The monetary policies of the Federal Reserve have had, and will continue to have, a significant effect on the operating results of commercial banks in the past and are expected to continue to do so in the future.

COMPETITION

Our subsidiaries face strong competition from other commercial banks, savings banks, credit unions, savings and loan associations, and other financial or investment service institutions for business in the communities they serve. Several of these institutions are affiliated with major banking and financial institutions which are substantially larger and have greater financial resources than the Bank and the Trust Company. As the financial services industry continues to consolidate, the scope of potential competition affecting our subsidiaries will also increase. Brokerage houses, consumer finance companies, insurance companies, and pension trusts are important competitors for various types of financial services. In addition, personal and corporate trust investment counseling services are offered by insurance companies, other firms, and individuals.

MARKET AREA & ECONOMY

Much of the uncertainty about the economic climate, plus tax and federal spending policies that plagued employers in 2012 continues in 2013. A March 2013 deadline for automatic spending cuts totaling about $1.2 trillion as well as the unresolved debt ceiling debate will result in continued caution by businesses

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pondering investment. A payroll tax hike included in the fiscal cliff deal will take up to one percentage point from GDP this year. This combined with federal spending cuts will likely result in GDP growth of about 2%, roughly the same pace as last year. Modest growth is expected in the second half of the year with consumer confidence, already the highest in five years, likely to continue to improve as home prices and employment rise.

Job growth is anticipated to hold steady in 2013. Job gains in the private sector are being spread widely, including the health care, manufacturing and construction industries. Moreover, growth in housing, exports and business spending are all positives for jobs. The unemployment rate, currently at 7.8% nationally, is expected to improve modestly to approximately 7.5% by the end of 2013. Current and anticipated job growth, however, is too low to give the economy much-needed impetus. Until the current pace of job creation picks up considerably, there will be no reduction in the number of long-term unemployed. Odds are that growth will pick up in the second half of the year. Two major obstacles will cause companies to remain cautious this year and may derail improvement: a Washington showdown over the federal debt ceiling and uncertainty over whether automatic spending cuts will be allowed to take effect.

Most interest rates, but short-term rates in particular, are expected to change little over 2013. The Federal Reserve indicated it will stand pat on it’s near-zero federal funds rate. The Fed Open Market Committee announced for the first time ever the exact conditions under which it will hold interest rates low. As long as unemployment remains above 6.5% and inflation remains less than 0.5% above the committee’s long-run goal of 2% the fed funds rate will remain at its current near-zero levels. There is likely to be some increase in long-term rates, though not a lot, as the economy posts more growth in the second half of 2013. That will focus more attention on the potential for rising inflation, nudging long-term rates up a bit. With GDP likely to increase only around 2% for the year, a surge isn’t likely.

Inflation is poised to tick a bit higher than expected this year. The Consumer Price Index is anticipated to increase about 2.3% for the 12 months through December. That’s up from about 1.7% for 2012. The main culprits are food and gasoline. Core inflation, which does not include prices of food and energy, isn’t likely to increase much.

Housing is expected to improve in 2013. With builder optimism growing, mortgage rates near all-time lows and rising prices lifting more homes above water, housing should add about half a percentage point to GDP next year. Historically low mortgage rates will help. With the Federal Reserve continuing to buy mortgage-backed securities and pledging to hold rates down for a prolonged period, there’s little reason to expect much of an increase through 2013.

The economy in Cambria and Somerset counties, Pennsylvania at the end of 2012 produced seasonally adjusted unemployment rates of 8.9% and 9.7%, respectively, as compared to national and state rates of 7.8% and 7.9%. Local markets continue to be negatively impacted by the slow economic conditions that exist in the national economy. December 2012 marks five years after the start of the Great Recession. Since that time, total nonfarm jobs in Johnstown MSA have fallen by 2600, split evenly between government and the private sector. Johnstown, PA, where AmeriServ Financial, Inc is headquartered continues to have a cost of living that is lower than the national average. As of November 30, 2012, total nonfarm jobs in Johnstown MSA were 1,000 above the November 2011 level with gains coming primarily from education and health services while all other categories demonstrated little change. The unemployment rate fluctuated between 7.6% and 9.3% during 2012. In the recent past, work on defense projects has contributed to economic growth in the region. However, a change in leadership due to the loss of a local Congressman due to congressional redistricting creates cause for concern about the continued positive impact from the defense industry.

Economic conditions are stronger in the State College market and have demonstrated the same modest improvement experienced in the national economy. The unemployment rate for State College MSA reached 5.0% late in 2012, which represents a 0.7% improvement over the 2011 average and remains the lowest of all regions in the Commonwealth. Seasonally adjusted total nonfarm jobs for the MSA increased by 2,900 since December 2011. A large percentage of the population in State College falls into the 18 to 34 year old age group, while potential customers in the Cambria/Somerset markets tend to be over 50 years of age. Overall, opportunities in the State College market are quite different and challenging, providing a promising source of business to profitably grow the Company.

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The Company entered new markets in 2012 with the opening of loan production offices in Harrisburg in Dauphin county, Pennsylvania and Altoona in Blair county, Pennsylvania. The Company also moved outside of Pennsylvania and opened a third loan production office in Hagerstown, Maryland. Harrisburg is the metropolitan center for some 400 communities. Its economy and more than 6,900 businesses are diversified with a large representation of service-related industries (especially health) and growing technological industry to accompany the dominant government field inherent to being the state’s capital. The largest employer, state government, provides stability to the economy and attracts attendant services. Excellent roads and rail transportation contribute to the city’s prominence as a center for trade, warehousing, and distribution. The unemployment rate decreased from a 2011 average of 7.2% to 7.1% late in 2012 in the Harrisburg-Carlisle MSA region.

Hagerstown and Washington county, Maryland, offers a rare combination of business advantages providing a major crossroads location that is convenient to the entire East Coast at the intersection of I-81 and I-70. It has a ready workforce of over 400,000 with strengths in manufacturing and technology. It also offers an affordable cost of doing business and living located an hour from the Washington, D.C./Baltimore regions, but with much lower costs. There is also plenty of facilities and land slated for development of available industrial/commercial space. Hagerstown has become a choice location for manufacturers, financial services, and distribution companies. While exhibiting a higher unemployment rate, the Hagerstown, MD-Martinsburg, WV area also improved from a 9.0% average in 2011 to a 7.9% average in 2012.

Altoona is the business center of Blair county, Pennsylvania with a strong retail, government and manufacturing base. The top field of employment in Altoona and the metro area is healthcare. Altoona is the linchpin of the Tri-City Region. Its location along I-99 draws from a large trade area over a wide geographic area that extends to State College and Johnstown. It serves as the headquarters for Sheetz Corporation which ranks on Forbes list of the top privately owned companies. In addition to being located adjacent to interstate 99 and a major highway system, Altoona also has easy access to rail and air transportation. It is also ranked high in Inc. Magazine’s best small markets to do business. The unemployment rate in the Altoona MSA decreased from a 7.6% average in 2010 to a 7.0% average in 2011 and was at 6.6% at the end of 2012.

In the near future, the Pennsylvania economy has the opportunity to continue to benefit from the production of shale gas. The Marcellus Shale, which underlies a vast majority of the state, is the largest unconventional natural gas reserve in the world. There is enormous economic potential for Pennsylvania to take advantage of this reserve as new drilling techniques have unlocked vast resources previously impossible to reach. The industry will create jobs in drilling and extraction, trucking and water treatment, gas line construction and maintenance, and in producing the materials for all of these needs. The successful development of natural gas represents one of our best opportunities to reignite Pennsylvania as a center for innovation and economic growth.

EMPLOYEES

The Company employed 374 people as of December 31, 2012, in full- and part-time positions. Approximately 188 non-supervisory employees of the Company are represented by the United Steelworkers, AFL-CIO-CLC, Local Union 2635-06. In 2009, the Company successfully negotiated a new four year labor contract with the United Steelworkers Local that will expire on October 15, 2013. The contract calls for annual wage increases of 1.5% in the first year, 2.0% in each of the second and third years, and 3.0% in the fourth year. The Company has not experienced a work stoppage since 1979. The Company is one of an estimated 10 union-represented banks nationwide.

INDUSTRY REGULATION

The banking and trust industry, and the operation of bank holding companies, is highly regulated by federal and state law, and by numerous regulations adopted by the federal banking agencies and state banking agencies. Bank regulation affects all aspects of conducting business as a bank, including such major items as minimum capital requirements, limits on types and amounts of investments, loans and other assets, as well as borrowings and other liabilities, and numerous restrictions or requirements on the loan terms and other products made available to customers, particularly consumers. Federal deposit insurance (from the FDIC) is required for all banks in the United States, and maintaining FDIC insurance requires observation of the various rules of the FDIC, as well as payment of deposit premiums. New branches, or acquisitions or mergers,

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are required to be pre-approved by the responsible agency, which in the case of the Company and the Bank is the Federal Reserve and the Pennsylvania Department of Banking. The Bank provides detailed financial information to its regulators, including a quarterly call report that is filed pursuant to detailed prescribed instructions to ensure that all U.S. banks report the same way. The U.S. banking laws and regulations are frequently updated and amended, especially in response to crises in the financial industry, such as the global financial crisis of 2008, which resulted in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act enacted in 2010, a massive statute over 1,000 pages in length affecting many facets of the financial industry.

While it is impractical to discuss all laws and regulations that regularly affect the business of the Company and its subsidiaries, set forth below is an overview of some of the major provisions and statutes that apply.

CAPITAL REQUIREMENTS

One of the most significant regulatory requirements for banking institutions is minimal capital, imposed as a ratio of capital to assets. The Federal Deposit Insurance Act, as amended, identifies five capital categories for insured depository institutions: well capitalized, adequately capitalized, undercapitalized, significantly undercapitalized and critically undercapitalized. It requires U.S. federal bank regulatory agencies to implement systems for “prompt corrective action” for insured depository institutions that do not meet minimum capital requirements based on these categories. The FDICIA imposes progressively more restrictive constraints on operations, management and capital distributions, depending on the category in which an institution is classified. Unless a bank is well capitalized, it is subject to restrictions on its ability to utilize brokered deposits and on other aspects of its operations. Generally, a bank is prohibited from paying any dividend or making any capital distribution or paying any management fee to its holding company if the bank would thereafter be undercapitalized. An undercapitalized bank must develop a capital restoration plan, and its parent holding company must guarantee the bank’s compliance with the plan up to the lesser of 5% of the bank’s assets at the time it became undercapitalized and the amount needed to comply with the plan.

As of December 31, 2012, the Company believes that its bank subsidiary was well capitalized, based on the prompt corrective action guidelines described above. As discussed below, however, the capital requirements for all banks are being increased under the Dodd-Frank Act. As required by that Act, the banking agencies have proposed new capital regulations, but have not yet issued final rules. The Company believes that new capital requirements, significantly increasing the amount of capital required over today’s requirements, will be imposed over the next couple of years. A bank’s capital category is determined solely for the purpose of applying the prompt corrective action regulations, and the capital category may not constitute an accurate representation of the bank’s overall financial condition or prospects for other purposes.

SARBANES-OXLEY ACT OF 2002

The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 is not a banking law, but contains important requirements for public companies in the area of financial disclosure and corporate governance. In accordance with Section 302(a) of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, written certifications by the Company’s Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer are required. These certifications attest, among other things, that the Company’s quarterly and annual reports filed with the SEC do not contain any untrue statement of a material fact. In response to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, the Company adopted a series of procedures to further strengthen its corporate governance practices. The Company also requires signed certifications from managers who are responsible for internal controls throughout the Company as to the integrity of the information they prepare. These procedures supplement the Company’s Code of Conduct Policy and other procedures that were previously in place. In 2005, the Company implemented and has since maintained a program designed to comply with Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. This program included the identification of key processes and accounts, documentation of the design of control effectiveness over process and entity level controls, and testing of the effectiveness of key controls.

PRIVACY PROVISIONS

Federal banking regulators adopted rules that limit the ability of banks and other financial institutions to disclose non-public information about customers to non-affiliated third parties. These limitations require disclosure of privacy policies to consumers and, in some circumstances, allow consumers to prevent disclosure of certain personal information to non-affiliated third parties. The privacy provisions affects how consumer

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information is transmitted through diversified financial companies and conveyed to outside vendors. The Company believes it is in compliance with the various provisions.

USA PATRIOT ACT

A major focus of governmental policy on financial institutions in recent years has been aimed at combating money laundering and terrorist financing. The USA Patriot Act substantially broadened the scope of United States anti-money laundering laws and regulations by imposing significant new compliance and due diligence obligations, creating new crimes and penalties and expanding the extra-territorial jurisdiction of the United States. The United States Treasury Department has issued and, in some cases, proposed a number of regulations that apply various requirements of the USA Patriot Act to financial institutions. These regulations impose obligations on financial institutions to maintain appropriate policies, procedures and controls to detect, prevent and report money laundering and terrorist financing and to verify the identity of their customers. Failure of a financial institution to maintain and implement adequate programs to combat money laundering and terrorist financing, or to comply with all of the relevant laws or regulations, could have serious legal and reputational consequences for the Company.

DODD-FRANK WALL STREET REFORM AND CONSUMER PROTECTION ACT

On July 21, 2010, the President signed into law the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the “Dodd-Frank Act”). This law significantly changed the previous bank regulatory structure and affects the lending, deposit, investment, trading and operating activities of financial institutions and their holding companies.

The Dodd-Frank Act requires various federal agencies to adopt a broad range of new rules and regulations, and to prepare various studies and reports for Congress. The federal agencies are given significant discretion in drafting such rules and regulations. The due date for many of such regulations is still in the future; consequently, many of the details and much of the impact of the Dodd-Frank Act may not be known for months or years.

Many provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act are already in effect. For example, effective July 21, 2011, a provision of the Dodd-Frank Act eliminates the federal prohibitions on paying interest on demand deposits, thus allowing businesses to have interest bearing checking accounts. Depending on competitive responses, this significant change to prior law could have an adverse impact on the Company’s interest expense.

The Dodd-Frank Act also broadened the base for Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation insurance assessments. Assessments will now be based on the average consolidated total assets less tangible equity capital of a financial institution. The Dodd-Frank Act also permanently increased the maximum amount of deposit insurance for banks, savings institutions and credit unions to $250,000 per depositor, retroactive to January 1, 2008, and non-interest bearing transaction accounts had unlimited deposit insurance through December 31, 2012.

Bank and thrift holding companies with assets of less than $15 billion as of December 31, 2009, such as the Company, will be permitted to include trust preferred securities that were issued before May 19, 2010, as Tier 1 capital; however, trust preferred securities issued by a bank or thrift holding company (other than those with assets of less than $500 million) after May 19, 2010, will no longer count as Tier 1 capital. Trust preferred securities still will be entitled to be treated as Tier 2 capital.

The Dodd-Frank Act also requires publicly traded companies to give stockholders a non-binding vote on executive compensation and so-called “golden parachute” payments. The legislation also directs the Federal Reserve Board to promulgate rules prohibiting excessive compensation paid to bank holding company executives, regardless of whether the company is publicly traded.

The Dodd-Frank Act created a new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau with broad powers to supervise and enforce consumer protection laws. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has broad rule-making authority for a wide range of consumer protection laws that apply to all banks and savings institutions, including the authority to prohibit “unfair, deceptive or abusive” acts and practices. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has examination and enforcement authority over all banks and savings institutions with more than $10 billion in assets. Banks and savings institutions with $10 billion or less in assets such as the Company will continue to be examined for compliance with the consumer laws by their

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primary bank regulators. The Dodd-Frank Act also weakens the federal preemption rules that have been applicable for national banks and federal savings associations and gives state attorney generals the ability to enforce federal consumer protection laws.

It is difficult to predict at this time what the total impact the Dodd-Frank Act will have on community banks. However, it is expected that, at a minimum, it will increase our capital requirements, our operating and compliance costs, and could increase our interest expense.

AVAILABLE INFORMATION

We file annual, quarterly and current reports, proxy statements and other information with the SEC. These filings are available to the public on the Internet at the SEC’s website at http://www.sec.gov. You may also read and copy any document we file with the SEC at the SEC’s public reference room, located at 100 F Street, N.E., Room 1580, Washington, D.C. 20549. Please call the SEC at 1-800-SEC-0330 for further information on the public reference room.

Our Internet address is http://www.ameriserv.com. We make available free of charge on http://www.ameriserv.com our annual, quarterly and current reports, and amendments to those reports, as soon as reasonably practical after we electronically file such material with, or furnish it to, the SEC.

ITEM 1A. RISK FACTORS

Not applicable.

ITEM 1B. UNRESOLVED STAFF COMMENTS

The Company has no unresolved staff comments from the SEC for the reporting periods presented.

ITEM 2. PROPERTIES

The principal offices of the Company and the Bank occupy the five-story AmeriServ Financial building at the corner of Main and Franklin Streets in Johnstown plus twelve floors of the building adjacent thereto. The Company occupies the main office and its subsidiary entities have 14 other locations which are owned. Nine additional locations are leased with terms expiring from January 1, 2013 to August 31, 2030.

ITEM 3. LEGAL PROCEEDINGS

The Company is subject to a number of asserted and unasserted potential legal claims encountered in the normal course of business. In the opinion of both management and legal counsel, there is no present basis to conclude that the resolution of these claims will have a material adverse effect on the Company’s consolidated financial position, results of operations or cash flows.

ITEM 4. MINE SAFETY DISCLOSURE

Not applicable.

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PART II

ITEM 5. MARKET FOR THE REGISTRANT’S COMMON EQUITY, RELATED STOCKHOLDER MATTERS AND ISSUER PURCHASES OF EQUITY SECURITIES

COMMON STOCK

As of January 31, 2013, the Company had 3,906 shareholders of record for its common stock. The Company’s common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Market System under the symbol “ASRV.” The following table sets forth the actual high and low closing prices and the cash dividends declared per share for the periods indicated:

     
  PRICES   CASH DIVIDENDS DECLARED
     HIGH   LOW
Year ended December 31, 2012:
                          
First Quarter   $ 2.80     $ 1.85     $ 0.00  
Second Quarter     3.07       2.55       0.00  
Third Quarter     2.99       2.70       0.00  
Fourth Quarter     3.05       2.76       0.00  
Year ended December 31, 2011
                          
First Quarter   $ 2.37     $ 1.59     $ 0.00  
Second Quarter     2.47       1.81       0.00  
Third Quarter     2.27       1.57       0.00  
Fourth Quarter     2.12       1.78       0.00  
Equity Compensation Plan Information

The following table summarizes the number of shares remaining for issuance under ASRV’s outstanding stock incentive plans as of December 31, 2012.

     
Equity Compensation Plan Information
Plan category   Number of securities to be issued upon exercise of outstanding options, warrants and rights
(a)
  Weighted-average exercise price of outstanding options, warrants and rights (b)   Number of securities remaining available for future issuance under equity compensation plans (excluding securities reflected in column (a))
(c)
Equity compensation plans approved by security holders     398,371     $ 2.43       632,491  
Equity compensation plans not approved by security holders     0       0       0  
Total     398,371     $ 2.43       632,491  

In November 2011, the Board of Directors authorized a new program to repurchase 1.1 million common shares. The following table summarizes common share repurchase activity for the quarter ended December 31, 2012. This repurchase program is now considered complete.

     
  Total Number
of Shares
  Average Price Paid Per Share   Number of Shares that may
yet be Purchased
October     5,600     $ 3.03       106,700  
November     84,900     $ 2.99       0  

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ITEM 6. SELECTED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL DATA

SELECTED FIVE-YEAR CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL DATA

         
         
  AT OR FOR THE YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31,
     2012   2011   2010   2009   2008
     (DOLLARS IN THOUSANDS, EXCEPT PER SHARE DATA AND RATIOS)
SUMMARY OF INCOME
STATEMENT DATA:
                                            
Total interest income   $ 39,917     $ 41,964     $ 44,831     $ 47,455     $ 47,819  
Total interest expense     7,714       9,681       12,489       15,021       18,702  
Net interest income     32,203       32,283       32,342       32,434       29,117  
Provision (credit) for loan losses     (775)       (3,575 )      5,250       15,150       2,925  
Net interest income after provision (credit) for loan losses     32,978       35,858       27,092       17,284       26,192  
Total non-interest income     14,943       13,569       13,967       13,928       16,424  
Total non-interest expense     40,641       40,037       39,697       39,157       35,637  
Income (loss) before income taxes     7,280       9,390       1,362       (7,945 )      6,979  
Provision (benefit) for income taxes     2,241       2,853       80       (3,050 )      1,470  
Net income (loss)   $ 5,039     $ 6,537     $ 1,282     $ (4,895 )    $ 5,509  
Net income (loss) available to common shareholders   $ 4,211     $ 5,152     $ 121     $ (6,053 )    $ 5,474  
PER COMMON SHARE DATA:
                                            
Basic earnings (loss) per share   $ 0.21     $ 0.24     $ 0.01     $ (0.29 )    $ 0.25  
Diluted earnings (loss) per share     0.21       0.24       0.01       (0.29 )      0.25  
Cash dividends declared     0.00       0.00       0.00       0.00       0.025  
Book value at period end     4.67       4.37       4.07       4.09       4.39  
BALANCE SHEET AND
OTHER DATA:
                                            
Total assets   $ 1,000,991     $ 979,076     $ 948,974     $ 970,026     $ 966,929  
Loans and loans held for sale, net of unearned income     731,741       670,847       678,181       722,904       707,108  
Allowance for loan losses     12,571       14,623       19,765       19,685       8,910  
Investment securities available for sale     151,538       182,923       164,811       131,272       126,781  
Investment securities held to maturity     13,723       12,280       7,824       11,611       15,894  
Deposits     835,734       816,420       801,216       786,011       694,956  
Total borrowed funds     41,745       34,850       27,385       64,664       146,863  
Stockholders’ equity     110,468       112,352       107,058       107,254       113,252  
Full-time equivalent employees     350       347       348       345       353  
SELECTED FINANCIAL RATIOS:
                                            
Return on average assets     0.51%       0.68 %      0.13 %      (0.51 )%      0.62 % 
Return on average total equity     4.51       5.90       1.19       (4.33 )      5.93  
Loans and loans held for sale, net of unearned income, as a percent of deposits, at period end     87.56       82.17       84.64       91.97       101.75  
Ratio of average total equity to average assets     11.36       11.49       11.25       11.72       10.40  
Common stock cash dividends as a percent of net income available to common shareholders                             9.92  
Interest rate spread     3.43       3.47       3.51       3.37       3.21  
Net interest margin     3.65       3.72       3.79       3.72       3.64  
Allowance for loan losses as a percentage of loans, net of unearned income, at period end     1.74       2.20       2.95       2.74       1.26  
Non-performing assets as a percentage of loans and other real estate owned, at period end     1.00       0.78       2.14       2.55       0.65  
Net charge-offs as a percentage of average loans and loans held for sale     0.19       0.24       0.74       0.60       0.20  
Ratio of earnings to fixed charges and preferred dividends:(1)
                                            
Excluding interest on deposits     3.80X       4.11X       1.49X       (1.12)X       3.17X  
Including interest on deposits     1.80       1.83       1.10       0.53       1.37  
Cumulative one year interest rate sensitivity gap ratio, at period end     1.30       1.29       1.13       1.08       1.10  

(1) The ratio of earnings to fixed charges and preferred dividends is computed by dividing the sum of income before taxes, fixed charges, and preferred dividends by the sum of fixed charges and preferred dividends. Fixed charges represent interest expense and are shown as both excluding and including interest on deposits.

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ITEM 7. MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS (MD&A)

The following discussion and analysis of financial condition and results of operations of AmeriServ Financial, Inc. (AmeriServ) should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements of AmeriServ Financial, Inc. including the related notes thereto, included elsewhere herein.

RESULTS OF OPERATIONS FOR THE YEARS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2012, 2011, AND 2010

2012 SUMMARY OVERVIEW:

On January 22, 2013, AmeriServ reported its 2012 fourth quarter and full year financial results. Regarding the fourth quarter 2012, net income available to common shareholders was $683,000 or $0.04 per diluted share. This represents a decline from $1,505,000 or $0.07 per diluted share reported for the fourth quarter 2011. The quarter itself was quite positive in the basic “blocking and tackling” common to today’s community banking. For example, lending is now the strongest it has been since 2009, with a growth in net loans of $25.1 million during the fourth quarter. Non-interest income reached a recent high, as the Trust Company and residential mortgage originations continued their growth. Operating expenses increased by $254,000 over the fourth quarter of 2011. This was a result of the necessary expenses needed to develop the new Loan Production Offices in Altoona and Harrisburg, PA and Hagerstown, MD. However, there was another dynamic at work which relates to our decision to make a provision to the allowance for losses during the fourth quarter of 2012.

We believe it is broadly apparent that the national economy continues to struggle. And, the length of this struggle is having an impact on AmeriServ’s markets. Small businesses, often family-owned, form a significant segment of AmeriServ’s borrowers. These are excellent people, our friends and neighbors, and the source of countless jobs throughout the region. But the length of this economic weakness is taking its toll. Unemployment rates continue to rise, and newspaper headlines are discouraging. We believe that the $1.9 million increase in non-performing assets in the fourth quarter was an indication of this economic pressure. Therefore, the Board and management chose to make the first positive contribution to the allowance for loan losses since the third quarter of 2010. We have learned over the years to carefully react to such trends. AmeriServ has maintained strong asset quality by recognizing weakened borrowers early so we can help them meet their obligations. This was our strategy during the Great Recession of 2008 and 2009. Therefore, this action simply recognizes the realities of the struggling economy, and is the necessary insurance policy needed to protect the franchise and the investment of our shareholders. A bit of research will substantiate that AmeriServ is well reserved for difficult times, and has a long history of helping borrowers help themselves.

For the full year 2012, AmeriServ produced net income available to common shareholders of $4,211,000 or $0.21 per diluted share. The result was $942,000 or $0.03 per share less than 2011.

Once again this performance was aided by strong results in several business lines. Net loans increased by $61 million. Deposits increased by $19 million. Non interest income increased by $1.37 million, and non-interest expenses were held to a 1.51% increase over 2011. However, the ultimate bottom line was impacted by fewer reductions in the allowance for loan losses during the first three quarters of 2012, and the decision to further strengthen that reserve by adding $550,000 in the fourth quarter due to an increase in non-performing loans.

We were especially pleased by a few specific areas of strong performance:

The Trust Company increased its bottom line by 18.3% over 2011. Mortgage originations surpassed 2011 by closing $117 million in new mortgages, an increase of 41% over the prior year. The Commercial Lending Division averaged more than 400 calls per month. These calls resulted in more loans to small businesses, and thus, the US Treasury rewarded us with a 4% reduction in the cost of Treasury Preferred Stock provided by the Small Business Loan Fund. This savings totals about $200,000 per quarter.

In normal times, this story of strong loans and deposits, higher levels of non-interest income and careful expense management should be the right recipe for earnings growth. But there is a well-recognized limiting factor at work.

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We are aware that following the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy in September 2008, financial markets were in a free fall. Understandingly, at that time, the Federal Reserve adopted a low interest rate policy in an attempt to keep credit markets functioning. But now, here in 2013, we begin the fifth year of this low interest rate program. This period of “easy money” has reduced the interest payments on the Federal debt. But this low interest rate policy punishes savers, pension funds, and community banks. Rates on loans are at the lowest level since the 1930s and World War II. This means community bank revenue has shrunk precipitously during this period. But here is the essential paradox. Unfortunately the four plus years of “easy money” has not reduced unemployment or increased economic activity as expected.

The AmeriServ Board and its management team constantly monitor these trends. We’ve learned that weakening economic conditions require action. During 2008 and 2009, AmeriServ created “Fortress Johnstown” with strong capital, deep liquidity, and realistic loan loss reserves. These actions resulted in a quick recovery in 2010 and 2011. Therefore, we have again taken the necessary actions to continue AmeriServ’s position as a strong and disciplined community bank. We believe this is the correct course and we are pleased to maintain the balance sheet strength needed to take swift action.

We are very aware that this is a challenging time for investors. The financial sector has been severely criticized for unwise practices and programs. But AmeriServ’s Board and management pledged that this company would return to its community banking roots and not participate in financial gimmicks and fads. The result has been three consecutive profitable years since the Great Recession. On December 31, 2010, AmeriServ common stock closed at $1.58; on December 31, 2011, it closed at $1.95, a gain of 23%; and, on December 31, 2012, our stock closed at $3.01, an additional gain of 54%. In just 24 months our stock price has increased by 91%. These gains, along with the $5 million buyback of common shares from the fourth quarter of 2011 through the end of 2012, has been part of a continuing program to reward the people and companies who are our valued investors.

The United States is involved in a long-term effort to reduce the level of debt at the individual level, the company level and the government level. It is essential for the long term health of our nation. But it has and will continue to produce challenges we all must face. AmeriServ will tackle these times with a continued strong capital base, deep liquidity, and careful expense management. We believe this will create a sound and rewarding investment for our shareholders, a good employer for our staff, and a source of economic strength for our communities.

PERFORMANCE OVERVIEW... The following table summarizes some of the Company’s key profitability performance indicators for each of the past three years.

     
  YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31,
     2012   2011   2010
     (IN THOUSANDS, EXCEPT
PER SHARE DATA AND RATIOS)
Net income   $ 5,039     $ 6,537     $ 1,282  
Net income available to common shareholders     4,211       5,152       121  
Diluted earnings per share     0.21       0.24       0.01  
Return on average assets     0.51%       0.68 %      0.13 % 
Return on average equity     4.51       5.90       1.19  

The Company reported net income available to common shareholders of $4.2 million or $0.21 per diluted common share for 2012. This represented a 12.5% decline in earnings per share from 2011 where net income available to common shareholders totalled $5.2 million or $0.24 per diluted share. The largest factor causing the reduction in net income available to common shareholders was the provision for loan losses. The Company recorded a negative provision of $775,000 but this was at a lesser level than the $3,575,000 negative provision for 2011. The Company’s net interest income performance has been relatively stable throughout 2012. It decreased for the full year of 2012 by only $80,000, or 0.2%, when compared to the entire year of 2011. The Company’s strong growth in non-interest income has been a financial performance highlight in 2012. Non-interest income increased by $1.4 million or 10.1% largely due to increased revenue from residential mortgage banking activities and our Trust Company’s wealth management businesses. Continued focus on expense control helped contain the increase in non-interest expense to $604,000 or 1.5%.

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Finally, diluted earnings per share were impacted by the $828,000 dividend requirement on the US Treasury SBLF preferred stock which reduced the amount of net income available to common shareholders. This amount, however, was less than the preferred stock dividend and accelerated preferred stock discount accretion related to the former TARP CPP preferred stock that totalled $1,385,000 in 2011. The Company has been successful in growing commercial loans in categories that qualify for the SBLF. As such, the dividend rate that AmeriServ pays on the SBLF preferred stock dropped in the fourth quarter of 2012 from 5% to 1%-the lowest rate available under the SBLF program. This 1% rate, which is now locked in for the first half of 2013, saves the Company approximately $200,000 on a quarterly basis.

The Company reported net income of $6.5 million or $0.24 per diluted common share for 2011. This represents an increase of $5.3 million from the 2010 net income of $1.3 million or $0.01 per diluted common share. A significant and sustained improvement in asset quality was an important factor contributing to our financial success in 2011. Specifically, non-performing assets and classified loans again declined as a result of our successful problem credit resolution efforts allowing the Company to reverse a portion of the allowance for loan loss into earnings in 2011 while still increasing the non-performing assets coverage ratio. The Company’s net interest income performance was relatively stable throughout 2011. It decreased for the full year of 2011 by only $59,000, or 0.2%, when compared to the entire year of 2010. Non-interest income decreased by $398,000 or 2.8% largely due to an investment security loss of $358,000 realized in the first quarter of 2011 that resulted from a portfolio repositioning strategy. Continued focus on expense control helped contain the increase in non-interest expense to $340,000 or 0.9%. Income tax expense increased sharply by $2.8 million in 2011 due to the Company’s improved profitability. Finally, diluted earnings per share were again impacted by the $1.1 million dividend requirement on preferred stock and the $267,000 accelerated preferred stock discount accretion related to the repayment of the TARP CPP preferred stock which reduced the amount of net income available to common shareholders.

The Company reported net income of $1.3 million or $0.01 per diluted common share for 2010. This represented an increase of $6.2 million from the 2009 net loss of $4.9 million or $0.29 per diluted common share. Improvements in asset quality were a key factor causing our increased earnings in 2010. Proactive monitoring of our loan portfolio and problem credits allowed us to carefully adjust downward the provision for loan losses in each quarter of 2010 while still maintaining good loan loss reserve coverage ratios. Also, there was little change in total revenue in 2010 as both net interest income and non-interest income were comparable with the prior year. Non-interest expenses increased moderately in 2010 as they grew by 1.4%.

NET INTEREST INCOME AND MARGIN... The Company’s net interest income represents the amount by which interest income on earning assets exceeds interest paid on interest bearing liabilities. Net interest income is a primary source of the Company’s earnings; it is affected by interest rate fluctuations as well as changes in the amount and mix of earning assets and interest bearing liabilities. The following table summarizes the Company’s net interest income performance for each of the past three years:

     
  YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31,
     2012   2011   2010
     (IN THOUSANDS, EXCEPT RATIOS)
Interest income   $ 39,917     $ 41,964     $ 44,831  
Interest expense     7,714       9,681       12,489  
Net interest income     32,203       32,283       32,342  
Net interest margin     3.65%       3.72 %      3.79 % 

2012 NET INTEREST PERFORMANCE OVERVIEW... The Company’s net interest income performance has again been relatively stable throughout 2012 decreasing by only $80,000, or 0.2%, when compared to 2011. The Company’s 2012 net interest margin of 3.65% was seven basis points lower than the net interest margin of 3.72% for 2011. The decreased net interest margin reflects the challenges of a flatter yield curve which has pressured interest revenue in 2012 and demonstrates the impact of the Federal Reserve low interest rate policies. The Company has been able to overcome this net interest margin pressure and keep net interest income relatively constant by reducing its cost of funds and growing its earning assets, particularly loans. Specifically, total loans outstanding have increased for seven consecutive quarters and now are $61 million or 9.1% higher than they were at December 31, 2011. This loan growth reflects the successful

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results of the Company’s more intensive sales calling efforts with an emphasis on generating commercial loans and owner occupied commercial real estate loans which qualify as SBLF loans, particularly through its new loan production offices. Despite this growth in loans, total interest revenue dropped by $2,047,000 between years and reflects the lower interest rate environment and flatter yield curve. Interest revenue has also been negatively impacted by increased premium amortization on mortgage backed securities due to faster mortgage prepayment speeds. However, careful management of funding costs has allowed the Company to mitigate a significant portion of this drop in interest revenue during the past year. Specifically, total interest expense for 2012 declined by $1,967,000 from 2011 due to the Company’s proactive efforts to reduce deposit and borrowing costs. Even with this reduction in deposit costs, the Company still experienced solid growth in deposits which increased by $19 million or 2.4% over the past year. Overall, the Company expects that this net interest margin pressure will continue in 2013 given the Federal Reserve’s announced plans to continue the Quantitative Easing 3 Program and their pledge to keep short term interest rates exceptionally low into 2015.

COMPONENT CHANGES IN NET INTEREST INCOME: 2012 VERSUS 2011... Regarding the separate components of net interest income, the Company’s total interest income in 2012 decreased by $2.0 million when compared to 2011. This decrease was due to a 32 basis point decline in the earning asset yield from 4.84% to 4.52%, partially offset by additional interest income from a $12.5 million increase in average earning assets due to an increase in average loans. Within the earning asset base, the yield on the total loan portfolio decreased by 33 basis points from 5.39% to 5.06%, while the yield on total investment securities dropped by 43 basis points from 3.15% to 2.72%. In the current interest rate environment, new investment securities and loans typically have yields that are below the rate on the maturing instruments that they are replacing. Investment securities interest revenue has also been negatively impacted by increased premium amortization on mortgage backed securities of $334,000 due to faster mortgage prepayment speeds. Despite a $26 million or 3.9% increase in total average loans, total loan interest revenue dropped by $887,000 between years and reflects the impact of this lower interest rate environment. Overall, the increase in loans caused the Company’s loan to deposit ratio to average 82.7% in 2012 compared to 81.1% in 2011. Good commercial loan pipelines suggest that the Company should be able to again grow the loan portfolio in 2013 and further increase the loan to deposit ratio.

The Company’s total interest expense for 2012 decreased by $2.0 million, or 20.3%, when compared to 2011. This decrease in interest expense was due to a lower cost of funds as the cost of interest bearing liabilities declined by 28 basis points to 1.09%. Management’s decision to further reduce interest rates paid on all deposit categories has not had a negative impact on deposit growth as consumers and businesses have sought the safety and liquidity provided by well-capitalized community banks like AmeriServ Financial. This decrease in funding costs occurred in spite of a $3.5 million increase in the volume of interest bearing liabilities. Additionally, the Company’s funding mix also benefited from a $12.6 million increase in non-interest bearing demand deposits. Overall, in 2012 the Company was able to fund its net asset growth with core deposits as wholesale borrowings averaged only 1.1% of total assets. The Company also does not use brokered certificates of deposit as a funding source.

2011 NET INTEREST PERFORMANCE OVERVIEW... The Company’s net interest income performance was relatively stable in 2011. For the full year of 2011, it decreased by only $59,000, or 0.2%, when compared to the entire year of 2010. The Company’s 2011 net interest margin averaged 3.72%, which was seven basis points lower than the 2010 net interest margin of 3.79%. Reduced loan balances were the primary factor causing the drop in both net interest income and net interest margin in 2011. Specifically, total loans averaged $663 million for the full year 2011, a decrease of $39 million or 5.5% from the 2010 year. The lower balances reflect the results of the Company’s focus on reducing its commercial real estate exposure and problem loans, particularly during the first half of 2011. However, total loan balances bottomed out in the first quarter of 2011 and increased by $26 million during the remainder of 2011 due to the Company’s more intensive sales calling efforts for commercial loans and growth in home equity loans. The Company strengthened its excellent liquidity position by reinvesting excess cash in high quality investment securities and short-term investments whose average balance increased by $42 million in 2011. Careful management of funding costs allowed the Company to mitigate a significant portion of the drop in interest revenue during 2011. Specifically, interest expense for 2011 decreased by $2.8 million due to reduced deposit costs. This

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reduction in deposit costs did not negatively impact deposit balances which increased by $15 million or 1.9% since December 31, 2010. The Company is particularly pleased with the growth achieved in non-interest bearing demand deposits in 2011 whose balances on average increased by $12 million or 10.0%.

COMPONENT CHANGES IN NET INTEREST INCOME: 2011 VERSUS 2010... Regarding the separate components of net interest income, the Company’s total interest income in 2011 decreased by $2.9 million when compared to 2010. This decrease was due to a 42 basis point decline in the earning asset yield from 5.26% to 4.84%, partially offset by additional interest income from a $2.8 million increase in average earning assets due to an increase in investment securities. Within the earning asset base, the yield on the total loan portfolio decreased by 19 basis points from 5.58% to 5.39% while the yield on total investment securities dropped by 39 basis points from 3.54% to 3.15%. Both of these yield declines reflect the impact of the lower interest rate environment that has been in place for over 3 years. Also the asset mix shift with fewer dollars invested in loans and more dollars invested in lower yielding short duration investment securities also negatively impacts the earning asset yield. Overall, the decline in loans combined with deposit growth caused the Company’s loan to deposit ratio to average 81.1% in 2011 compared to 87.3% in 2010.

The Company’s total interest expense for 2011 decreased by $2.8 million, or 22.5%, when compared to 2010. This decrease in interest expense was due to a lower cost of funds as the cost of interest bearing liabilities declined by 38 basis points to 1.37%. Management’s decision to reduce interest rates paid on all deposit categories has not had any negative impact on deposit growth. This decrease in funding costs was also aided by a drop in interest expense associated with a $9.6 million decrease in the volume of interest bearing liabilities. Specifically, the average balance of all FHLB borrowings declined by $10.8 million, but was partially offset by a $1.2 million increase in interest bearing deposits. Additionally, the Company’s funding mix also benefited from a $12.3 million increase in non-interest bearing demand deposits. Overall, in 2011 the Company was able to further reduce its reliance on borrowings as a funding source as wholesale borrowings averaged only 1.1% of total assets.

The table that follows provides an analysis of net interest income on a tax-equivalent basis setting forth (i) average assets, liabilities, and stockholders’ equity, (ii) interest income earned on interest earning assets and interest expense paid on interest bearing liabilities, (iii) average yields earned on interest earning assets and average rates paid on interest bearing liabilities, (iv) interest rate spread (the difference between the average yield earned on interest earning assets and the average rate paid on interest bearing liabilities), and (v) net interest margin (net interest income as a percentage of average total interest earning assets). For purposes of these tables loan balances include non-accrual loans, and interest income on loans includes loan fees or amortization of such fees which have been deferred, as well as interest recorded on certain non-accrual loans as cash is received. Regulatory stock is included within available for sale investment securities for this analysis. Additionally, a tax rate of approximately 34% is used to compute tax-equivalent yields.

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  YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31,
     2012   2011   2010
     AVERAGE BALANCE   INTEREST INCOME/ EXPENSE   YIELD/ RATE   AVERAGE BALANCE   INTEREST INCOME/ EXPENSE   YIELD/ RATE   AVERAGE BALANCE   INTEREST INCOME/ EXPENSE   YIELD/ RATE
     (IN THOUSANDS, EXCEPT PERCENTAGES)
Interest earning assets:
                                                                                
Loans, net of unearned income   $ 688,736     $ 34,842       5.06%     $ 662,746     $ 35,729       5.39 %    $ 701,502     $ 39,129       5.58 % 
Deposits with banks     9,634       10       0.18       6,853       9       0.13       1,795       1       0.06  
Federal funds sold                       5,838       7       0.11       4,375       16       0.37  
Short-term investment in money market funds     2,889       18       0.61       2,224       9       0.40       3,834       4       0.10  
Investment securities:
                                                                                
Available for sale     172,947       4,634       2.68       187,863       5,837       3.11       151,691       5,281       3.48  
Held to maturity     13,828       440       3.18       10,053       403       4.01       9,574       433       4.52  
Total investment securities     186,775       5,074       2.72       197,916       6,240       3.15       161,265       5,714       3.54  
TOTAL INTEREST EARNING ASSETS/ INTEREST INCOME     888,034       39,944       4.52       875,577       41,994       4.84       872,771       44,864       5.26  
Non-interest earning assets:
                                                                                
Cash and due from banks     17,136                         15,893                         15,297                    
Premises and equipment     11,055                         10,513                         10,212                    
Other assets     81,796                         79,293                         80,206                    
Allowance for loan losses     (13,500)                   (17,771 )                  (21,218 )             
TOTAL ASSETS   $ 984,521                 $ 963,505                 $ 957,268              
Interest bearing liabilities:
                                                                                
Interest bearing deposits:
                                                                                
Interest bearing demand   $ 60,810     $ 116       0.19%     $ 57,784     $ 127       0.22 %    $ 58,118     $ 176       0.30 % 
Savings     85,112       181       0.21       81,490       256       0.31       77,381       397       0.51  
Money market     211,744       895       0.42       193,536       1,090       0.56       186,560       1,622       0.87  
Other time     327,557       5,310       1.62       348,915       6,862       1.97       358,472       8,750       2.44  
Total interest bearing deposits     685,223       6,502       0.95       681,725       8,335       1.22       680,531       10,945       1.61  
Federal funds purchased and other short-term borrowings     5,342       11       0.21       1,216       6       0.37       3,119       22       0.71  
Advances from Federal Home Loan Bank     5,661       81       1.44       9,769       220       2.26       18,694       402       2.15  
Guaranteed junior subordinated deferrable interest debentures     13,085       1,120       8.57       13,085       1,120       8.57       13,085       1,120       8.57  
TOTAL INTEREST BEARING LIABILITIES/INTEREST EXPENSE     709,311       7,714       1.09       705,795       9,681       1.37       715,429       12,489       1.75  
Non-interest bearing liabilities:
                                                                                
Demand deposits     147,887                         135,298                         122,963                    
Other liabilities     15,517                         11,699                         11,188                    
Stockholders’ equity     111,806                   110,713                   107,688              
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY   $ 984,521                 $ 963,505                 $ 957,268              
Interest rate spread                       3.43                         3.47                         3.51  
Net interest income/net interest margin              32,230       3.65%                32,313       3.72 %               32,375       3.79 % 
Tax-equivalent adjustment           (27)                   (30 )                  (33 )       
Net interest income         $ 32,203                 $ 32,283                 $ 32,342        

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Net interest income may also be analyzed by segregating the volume and rate components of interest income and interest expense. The table below sets forth an analysis of volume and rate changes in net interest income on a tax-equivalent basis. For purposes of this table, changes in interest income and interest expense are allocated to volume and rate categories based upon the respective percentage changes in average balances and average rates. Changes in net interest income that could not be specifically identified as either a rate or volume change were allocated proportionately to changes in volume and changes in rate.

           
  2012 vs. 2011   2011 vs. 2010
     INCREASE (DECREASE)
DUE TO CHANGE IN:
  INCREASE (DECREASE)
DUE TO CHANGE IN:
     AVERAGE VOLUME   RATE   TOTAL   AVERAGE VOLUME   RATE   TOTAL
     (IN THOUSANDS)
INTEREST EARNED ON:
                                                     
Loans, net of unearned income   $ 1,580     $ (2,467)     $ (887)     $ (2,104 )    $ (1,296 )    $ (3,400 ) 
Deposits with banks     1             1       6       2       8  
Federal funds sold     (4)       (3)       (7)       3             3  
Short-term investments in money market funds     3       6       9       (15 )      8       (7 ) 
Investment securities:
                                                     
Available for sale     (439)       (764)       (1,203)       1,003       (447 )      556  
Held to maturity     82       (45)       37       24       (54 )      (30 ) 
Total investment securities     (357)       (809)       (1,166)       1,027       (501 )      526  
Total interest income     1,223       (3,273)       (2,050)       (1,083 )      (1,787 )      (2,870 ) 
INTEREST PAID ON:
                                                     
Interest bearing demand deposits     7       (18)       (11)       (1 )      (48 )      (49 ) 
Savings deposits     12       (87)       (75)       22       (163 )      (141 ) 
Money market     118       (313)       (195)       35       (567 )      (532 ) 
Other time deposits     (398)       (1,154)       (1,552)       (230 )      (1,658 )      (1,888 ) 
Federal funds purchased and other short-term borrowings     5             5       (9 )      (7 )      (16 ) 
Advances from Federal Home Loan Bank     (75)       (64)       (139)       (202 )      20       (182 ) 
Total interest expense     (331)       (1,636)       (1,967)       (385 )      (2,423 )      (2,808 ) 
Change in net interest income   $ 1,554     $ (1,637)     $ (83)     $ (698 )    $ 636     $ (62 ) 

LOAN QUALITY... AmeriServ Financial’s written lending policies require underwriting, loan documentation, and credit analysis standards to be met prior to funding any loan. After the loan has been approved and funded, continued periodic credit review is required. The Company’s policy is to individually review, as circumstances warrant, each of its commercial and commercial mortgage loans to determine if a loan is impaired. At a minimum, credit reviews are mandatory for all commercial and commercial mortgage loan relationships with aggregate balances in excess of $250,000 within a 12-month period. The Company has also identified three pools of small dollar value homogeneous loans which are evaluated collectively for impairment. These separate pools are for small business relationships with aggregate balances of $250,000 or less, residential mortgage loans and consumer loans. Individual loans within these pools are reviewed and removed from the pool if factors such as significant delinquency in payments of 90 days or more, bankruptcy, or other negative economic concerns indicate impairment. The following table sets forth information concerning AmeriServ’s loan delinquency and other non-performing assets.

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  AT DECEMBER 31,
     2012   2011   2010
     (IN THOUSANDS, EXCEPT PERCENTAGES)
Total loans past due 30 to 89 days   $ 3,456     $ 3,319     $ 2,791  
Total non-accrual loans     5,814       5,075       12,289  
Total non-performing assets including TDRs(1)     7,224       5,199       14,364  
Loan delinquency as a percentage of total loans, net of unearned income     0.48%       0.50 %      0.42 % 
Non-accrual loans as a percentage of total loans, net of unearned income     0.81       0.76       1.83  
Non-performing assets as a percentage of total loans, net of unearned income, and other real estate owned     1.00       0.78       2.14  
Non-performing assets as a percentage of total assets     0.72       0.53       1.51  
Total classified loans (loans rated substandard or doubtful)   $ 22,717     $ 18,542     $ 39,627  

(1) Non-performing assets are comprised of (i) loans that are on a non-accrual basis, (ii) loans that are contractually past due 90 days or more as to interest and principal payments, (iii) performing loans classified as troubled debt restructuring and (iv) other real estate owned.

As a result of successful ongoing problem credit resolution efforts, the Company realized significant asset quality improvements in 2011. The Company sustained these asset quality improvements throughout the first nine months of 2012 but did experience a $1.9 million increase in non-performing assets during the fourth quarter. This increase largely relates to one problem commercial real estate loan which had been on our watch list and reflects the Company’s consistent practice of quickly identifying and managing problem credits in order to minimize losses during the workout process. Even with this uptick, non-performing assets are still at a very manageable level of 1.0% of total loans at December 31, 2012. Additionally, loan delinquency levels have been relatively consistent at a low level over the past 3 years averaging approximately 0.50% of total loans. We continue to closely monitor the loan portfolio given the uncertainty in the economy and the number of relatively large-sized commercial and commercial real estate loans within the portfolio. As of December 31, 2012, the 25 largest credits represented 28.0% of total loans outstanding.

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ALLOWANCE AND PROVISION FOR LOAN LOSSES... As described in more detail in the Critical Accounting Policies and Estimates section of this MD&A, the Company uses a comprehensive methodology and procedural discipline to maintain an allowance for loan losses to absorb inherent losses in the loan portfolio. The Company believes this is a critical accounting policy since it involves significant estimates and judgments. The following table sets forth changes in the allowance for loan losses and certain ratios for the periods ended.

         
  YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31,
     2012   2011   2010   2009   2008
     (IN THOUSANDS, EXCEPT RATIOS AND PERCENTAGES)
Balance at beginning of year   $ 14,623     $ 19,765     $ 19,685     $ 8,910     $ 7,252  
Charge-offs:
                                            
Commercial     (345)       (953 )      (835 )      (3,810 )      (405 ) 
Commercial loans secured by real estate     (796)       (1,700 )      (4,221 )      (840 )      (811 ) 
Real estate-mortgage     (420)       (85 )      (293 )      (128 )      (132 ) 
Consumer     (200)       (203 )      (282 )      (352 )      (365 ) 
Total charge-offs     (1,761)       (2,941 )      (5,631 )      (5,130 )      (1,713 ) 
Recoveries:
                                            
Commercial     138       831       226       601       299  
Commercial loans secured by real estate     245       331       48       14       39  
Real estate-mortgage     54       53       42       27       26  
Consumer     47       159       145       113       82  
Total recoveries     484       1,374       461       755       446  
Net charge-offs     (1,277)       (1,567 )      (5,170 )      (4,375 )      (1,267 ) 
Provision (credit) for loan losses     (775)       (3,575 )      5,250       15,150       2,925  
Balance at end of year   $ 12,571     $ 14,623     $ 19,765     $ 19,685     $ 8,910  
Loans and loans held for sale, net of unearned income:
                                            
Average for the year   $ 688,736     $ 662,746     $ 701,502     $ 725,241     $ 644,896  
At December 31     731,741       670,847       678,181       722,904       707,108  
As a percent of average loans:
                                            
Net charge-offs     0.19%       0.24 %      0.74 %      0.60 %      0.20 % 
Provision (credit) for loan losses     (0.11)       (0.54 )      0.75       2.09       0.46  
Allowance as a percent of each of the following:
                                            
Total loans, net of unearned income     1.74       2.20       2.95       2.74       1.26  
Total delinquent loans (past due 30 to 89 days)     363.74       440.58       708.17       172.55       202.68  
Total non-accrual loans     216.22       288.14       160.83       115.01       263.84  
Total non-performing assets     174.02       281.27       137.60       107.35       194.88  
Allowance as a multiple of net charge-offs     9.84x       9.33x       3.82x       4.50x       7.03x  

As a result of the Company’s continued good asset quality, we were again able to record a negative provision for loan losses during 2012; but at a lesser level than 2011. Specifically, the Company recorded a negative provision for loan losses of $775,000 in 2012 compared to a credit provision of $3.6 million in 2011. Overall, there has been $2.8 million less earnings benefit from negative loan loss provisions in 2012. We also actively identify and seek prompt resolution to problem credits in order to limit actual losses. For 2012, net charge-offs totaled $1.3 million or 0.19% of total loans which represents a decrease from 2011 when net charge-offs totaled $1.6 million or 0.24% of total loans. In summary, the allowance for loan losses provided 216% coverage of non-performing loans and was 1.74% of total loans at December 31, 2012, compared to

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288% of non-performing loans and 2.20% of total loans at December 31, 2011. Additionally, the Company currently does not anticipate that it will record any negative loan loss provisions in 2013 since it returned to a more typical positive provision to the allowance for loan losses during the fourth quarter of 2012.

Significant improvements in asset quality evidenced by lower levels of non-performing assets, classified loans and net-charge-offs allowed the Company to reverse a portion of the allowance for loan losses into earnings in 2011 while still increasing the non-performing assets coverage ratio. As a result of this asset quality improvement, the Company recorded a negative provision for loan losses of $3.6 million in 2011 compared to a $5.3 million provision in 2010. For 2011, net charge-offs totaled $1.6 million or 0.24% of total loans which represented a decrease from 2010 when net charge-offs totaled $5.2 million or 0.74% of total loans.

The following schedule sets forth the allocation of the allowance for loan losses among various loan categories. This allocation is determined by using the consistent quarterly procedural discipline that was previously discussed. The entire allowance for loan losses is available to absorb future loan losses in any loan category.

                   
                   
     AT DECEMBER 31,
     2012   2011   2010   2009   2008
     AMOUNT   PERCENT OF LOANS IN EACH CATEGORY TO TOTAL LOANS   AMOUNT   PERCENT OF LOANS IN EACH CATEGORY TO TOTAL LOANS   AMOUNT   PERCENT OF LOANS IN EACH CATEGORY TO TOTAL LOANS   AMOUNT   PERCENT OF LOANS IN EACH CATEGORY TO TOTAL LOANS   AMOUNT   PERCENT OF LOANS IN EACH CATEGORY TO TOTAL LOANS
       (IN THOUSANDS, EXCEPT PERCENTAGES)
Commercial   $ 2,596       14.3%     $ 2,365       12.5 %    $ 3,851       11.5 %    $ 4,756       13.3 %    $ 2,841       15.6 % 
Commercial loans secured by real estate     7,796       53.2       9,400       52.8       12,717       54.6       12,692       54.9       4,467       50.0  
Real estate-mortgage     1,269       30.2       1,270       32.0       1,117       31.1       1,015       29.2       1,004       31.1  
Consumer     150       2.3       174       2.7       206       2.8       204       2.6       246       3.3  
Allocation to general risk     760             1,414             1,874             1,018             352        
Total   $ 12,571       100.0%     $ 14,623       100.0 %    $ 19,765       100.0 %    $ 19,685       100.0 %    $ 8,910       100.0 % 

Even though residential real estate-mortgage loans comprise 30.2% of the Company’s total loan portfolio, only $1.3 million or 10.1% of the total allowance for loan losses is allocated against this loan category. The residential real estate-mortgage loan allocation is based upon the Company’s three-year historical average of actual loan charge-offs experienced in that category and other qualitative factors. The disproportionately higher allocations for commercial loans and commercial loans secured by real estate reflect the increased credit risk associated with this type of lending, the Company’s historical loss experience in these categories, and other qualitative factors.

Based on the Company’s allowance for loan loss methodology and the related assessment of the inherent risk factors contained within the Company’s loan portfolio, we believe that the allowance for loan losses is adequate at December 31, 2012 to cover losses within the Company’s loan portfolio.

NON-INTEREST INCOME... Non-interest income for 2012 totalled $14.9 million, an increase of $1.4 million, or 10.1%, from 2011. Factors contributing to this higher level of non-interest income in 2012 included:

- a $354,000, or 5.7%, increase in trust fees as our wealth management businesses benefitted from the implementation of new fee schedules and improved asset values under management in 2012.
- a $320,000, or 39.4%, increase in gains realized on residential mortgage loan sales into the secondary market due to a record level of mortgage loan production in 2012. The lower long term interest rate environment, resulting from the Federal Reserve’s interest rate policies, has contributed to increased mortgage purchase and refinance activity in 2012. Specifically, the Company sold $74 million of residential mortgage loans into the secondary market in 2012 compared to $60 million in 2011.

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- a $411,000, or 13.4%, increase in other income again reflecting higher revenue from residential mortgage banking activities such as underwriting and documentation preparation fees. Also, a $162,000 increase in revenue from financial services (annuity and mutual funds sales) was another item contributing to the higher level of other income in 2012.
- a modest $12,000 investment security gain in 2012 compared to a $358,000 investment security loss in 2011 that resulted from a portfolio repositioning strategy.

Non-interest income for 2011 totalled $13.6 million, a decrease of $398,000, or 2.8%, from 2010. Factors contributing to this lower level of non-interest income in 2011 included:

- a $358,000 loss realized on the sale of $17 million of investment securities in the first quarter of 2011 compared to a net security gain of $157,000 in 2010. The Company took advantage of a steeper yield curve earlier in the year to position the investment portfolio for better future earnings by selling some of the lower yielding, longer duration securities in the portfolio and replacing them with higher yielding securities with a shorter duration.
- a $342,000, or 27.9%, decrease in revenue from bank owned life insurance as the prior year revenue was enhanced by the receipt of a death benefit. There were no claims within the BOLI program in 2011.
- a $643,000, or 10.2%, increase in trust and investment advisory fees as our wealth management businesses benefitted from the implementation of new fee schedules in 2011.
- a $146,000, or 15.2%, decrease in gains realized on residential mortgage loan sales into the secondary market due to a reduced level of mortgage refinancing in 2011. However, by historical standards 2011 was still a good year for residential mortgage purchase and refinance activity in the Company’s primary market area as there were $83 million of new loans originated with $60 million or 72% sold into the secondary market in order to help manage long term interest rate risk.

NON-INTEREST EXPENSE... Non-interest expense for 2012 totalled $40.6 million, a $604,000, or 1.5%, increase from 2011. Factors contributing to the higher non-interest expense in 2012 included:

- a $1.8 million, or 8.0%, increase in salaries and employee benefits expense due to higher salaries expense, incentive compensation, and pension expense in 2012. The 2012 personnel expenses also reflect the staffing costs associated with new loan production offices in Altoona and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and Hagerstown, Maryland. Note that pension costs related to the Company’s defined benefit pension plan increased by $429,000 or 24.6% in 2012 due to the impact that the low interest rate environment is having on the discount rate used to calculate the plan liabilities. This increasing pension cost was a key factor causing the Company to implement a soft freeze of its defined benefit pension plan for non-union employees beginning January 1, 2013. This will help the Company gradually reduce its pension costs in future years.
- an $897,000, or 67.0%, decrease in FDIC insurance expense due to a change in the calculation methodology which took effect in the second half of 2011 and the Company’s improved risk profile.
- The Company incurred a $240,000 prepayment penalty on the early retirement of $5.7 million of FHLB term advances in the fourth quarter of 2011. There was no such prepayment charge in 2012.

Non-interest expense for 2011 totalled $40.0 million, a $340,000, or 0.9%, increase from 2010. Factors contributing to the higher non-interest expense in 2011 included:

- a $1.0 million, or 4.7%, increase in salaries and employee benefits expense was due to higher medical insurance costs, increased pension expense, and greater incentive compensation expense in 2011. These costs more than offset the benefit of five fewer full time equivalent employees in 2011.
- a $488,000, or 11.2%, decrease in professional fees was due to reduced legal fees, recruitment fees, and lower consulting expenses in the Trust Company.

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- a $269,000 decrease in other expense was due to a reduction in costs associated with the reserve for unfunded loan commitments and lower telephone expense resulting from the implementation of technology enhancements.
- a $240,000 prepayment penalty was realized on the early retirement of $5.7 million of FHLB term advances during the fourth quarter of 2011. We elected to utilize our strong liquidity to prepay all FHLB term advances with maturities greater than two years in order to reduce future interest expense.
- a $237,000, or 15.1%, decrease in FDIC insurance expense was due to a change in the calculation methodology in 2011.

INCOME TAX EXPENSE... The Company recorded income tax expense of $2.2 million for 2012 which was lower than the 2011 tax expense of $2.9 million due to reduced pre-tax earnings in 2012. The 2012 effective tax rate of 30.8% was comparable with the 2011 effective tax rate of 30.4%. The income tax expense recorded in 2010 was only $80,000 due to the sharply lower pre-tax earnings that year. BOLI is the Company’s largest source of tax-free earnings. The Company’s deferred tax asset was $11.5 million at December 31, 2012 and relates primarily to net operating loss carryforwards and the allowance for loan losses. The deferred tax asset declined by $1.2 million in 2012 primarily due to the utilization of net operating loss carryforwards.

SEGMENT RESULTS... Retail banking’s net income contribution was $3.2 million in 2012 compared to $2.1 million in 2011 and $1.3 million in 2010. The improved performance in 2012 is due to increased non-interest income and net interest income, along with reduced non-interest expense. The improved non-interest income reflects increased residential mortgage banking related revenues resulting from the record mortgage production year in 2012. Net interest income grew due to the growth in deposits along with a lower interest cost for deposits. The favorable decline in non-interest expense is largely due to the previously discussed $897,000 decrease in FDIC deposit insurance expense in 2012. The increased net income in 2011 was due to increased net interest income resulting from a combination of increased deposit balances and lower deposit costs. Net income also benefitted from a $263,000 negative provision for loan losses and a $436,000 reduction in non-interest expense due to reduced staffing within the branch network and lower FDIC insurance expense. Non-interest income was lower between years as decreased gains on residential mortgage loan sales into the secondary market were compounded by lower BOLI income.

The commercial banking segment reported net income of $4.7 million in 2012 compared to net income of $6.9 million in 2011 and $497,000 in 2010. Sustained improvements in asset quality continued to result in a credit provision for loan losses in 2012 but at a lesser level than 2011. Overall, there has been $2.7 million less earnings benefit from negative loan loss provisions in this segment in 2012. Non-interest expense in this segment was also negatively impacted by higher personnel expense and the costs associated with opening three new loan production offices. These negative factors were partially offset by a $639,000 increase in net interest income due to growth in commercial loans in 2012. The increased earnings in 2011 were caused primarily by an $8.3 million reduction in the provision for loan losses due to the previously discussed improvements in asset quality. Net interest income also benefited from funding charges decreasing at a faster rate than certain commercial real estate loan yields.

The trust segment’s net income contribution was $945,000 in 2012 compared to $795,000 in 2011 and $222,000 in 2010. The increase in net income was caused by a $502,000 increase in revenue as our wealth management businesses benefitted from the implementation of new fee schedules and higher asset values (both bond and equity) in 2012. Additionally, revenue generated from the financial services division (annuity and mutual fund sales) increased by $162,000 due to successful new business development efforts. These revenue increases more than offset a $269,000 increase in non-interest expense due primarily to higher personnel costs. The increase in net income in 2011 reflected higher non-interest revenue as our wealth management businesses benefitted from the implementation of new fee schedules. Also, the rate of non-interest expense growth was limited to 1.7% in 2011. Overall, the fair market value of trust assets totaled $1.512 billion at December 31, 2012, an increase of $129.6 million, or 9.4%, from the December 31, 2011 total of $1.383 billion.

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The investment/parent segment reported a net loss of $3.7 million in 2012 compared to net loss of $3.3 million in 2011 and $699,000 in 2010. Declining yields in the investment securities portfolio and the flatter yield curve have negatively impacted this segment the most in 2012. Also, this segment was also negatively affected by the decline in the size of the securities portfolio during 2012. The weaker performance in 2011 reflects the previously mentioned $358,000 loss realized on the sale of $17 million of investment securities to position the portfolio for better future earnings. Non-interest expense in 2011 also included a $240,000 prepayment penalty realized on the early retirement of $5.7 million of FHLB term advances.

For greater discussion on the future strategic direction of the Company’s key business segments, see “Management’s Discussion and Analysis-Forward Looking Statements.”

BALANCE SHEET... The Company’s total consolidated assets of $1.0 billion at December 31, 2012 grew by $22 million or 2.2% from the $979 million level at December 31, 2011. Investment security balances decreased by $30 million demonstrating the Company’s ability to generate liquidity to grow the loan portfolio. The Company’s loan portfolio grew by $57.4 million or 8.7% and now totals $721 million. This loan growth reflects the successful results of the Company’s more intensive sales calling efforts with an emphasis on generating commercial loans and owner occupied commercial real estate loans which qualify as SBLF loans, particularly through its new loan production offices. Cash and cash equivalents declined by $8.0 million as these funds were also used to fund loan demand.

The Company’s deposits totaled $836 million at December 31, 2012, which was $19.3 million or 2.4% higher than December 31, 2011, due to an increase in both non-interest demand deposits and money market account balances. We believe that uncertainties in the financial markets and the economy have contributed to a fourth consecutive year of growth in our deposits as consumers have looked for safety in well capitalized community banks like AmeriServ Financial Bank. FHLB advances increased by $7 million as the Company elected to match fund some of the previously mentioned loan growth. Total FHLB borrowings, however, only represent 2.8% of total assets. Total stockholders’ equity has decreased by $1.9 million since year-end 2011 mainly due to the success of the Company’s common stock repurchase program and an increase in accumulated other comprehensive loss due to a negative adjustment related to the Company’s defined benefit pension plan. During 2012, the Company repurchased 1,758,000 shares or 8.4% of its outstanding common stock at an average price of $2.51. This was a key factor contributing to a 6.6% growth in tangible book value per share to $4.01 since the end of 2011. Even after this large common stock repurchase, the Company continues to be considered well capitalized for regulatory purposes with a risk based capital ratio of 15.92% and an asset leverage ratio of 11.44% at December 31, 2012. The Company’s book value per common share was $4.67 and its tangible common equity to tangible assets ratio was 7.78% at December 31, 2012.

LIQUIDITY... The Company’s liquidity position has been strong during the last several years. Our core retail deposit base has grown over the past three years and has been more than adequate to fund the Company’s operations. Cash flow from maturities, prepayments and amortization of securities was used to either fund loan growth (2012), paydown borrowings (2010) or reinvested back into the investment securities portfolio (2011). We strive to operate our loan to deposit ratio in a range of 85% to 95%. At December 31, 2012, the Company’s loan to deposit ratio was 86.3%. We are hopeful that we can further increase the loan to deposit ratio in 2013 given good commercial loan pipelines, the opening of three new loan production offices in 2012, and our focus on small business lending given our goal of maintaining the lowest rate possible on the SBLF preferred stock.

Liquidity can also be analyzed by utilizing the Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows. Cash and cash equivalents decreased by $8.0 million from December 31, 2011, to December 31, 2012, due to $32.2 million of cash used by investing activities. This was partially offset by $21.0 million of cash provided by financing activities and $3.2 million of cash provided by operating activities. Within investing activities, cash provided from maturities and sales of investment securities exceeded purchases by $30.1 million. Cash advanced for new loan fundings and purchases totalled $250.5 million and was $59.7 million higher than the $190.7 million of cash received from loan principal payments and sales. Within financing activities, deposits increased by $19.3 million, which was used to help fund the overall loan growth experienced in 2012.

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from our subsidiaries can also provide ongoing cash to the holding company. At December 31, 2012, our subsidiary bank had $5.1 million of cash available for immediate dividends to the holding company under the applicable regulatory formulas. As such, the holding company has strong liquidity to meet its trust preferred debt service requirements and preferred stock dividends, which should approximate $1.3 million over the next twelve months.

Financial institutions must maintain liquidity to meet day-to-day requirements of depositors and borrowers, take advantage of market opportunities, and provide a cushion against unforeseen needs. Liquidity needs can be met by either reducing assets or increasing liabilities. Sources of asset liquidity are provided by short-term investment securities, time deposits with banks, federal funds sold, and short-term investments in money market funds. These assets totaled $30 million at both December 31, 2012 and 2011, respectively. Maturing and repaying loans, as well as the monthly cash flow associated with mortgage-backed securities and security maturities are other significant sources of asset liquidity for the Company.

Liability liquidity can be met by attracting deposits with competitive rates, using repurchase agreements, buying federal funds, or utilizing the facilities of the Federal Reserve or the Federal Home Loan Bank systems. The Company utilizes a variety of these methods of liability liquidity. Additionally, the Company’s subsidiary bank is a member of the Federal Home Loan Bank, which provides the opportunity to obtain short- to longer-term advances based upon the Company’s investment in assets secured by one- to four-family residential real estate. At December 31, 2012, the Company had $307 million of overnight borrowing availability at the FHLB, $42 million of short-term borrowing availability at the Federal Reserve Bank and $39 million of unsecured federal funds lines with correspondent banks. The Company believes it has ample liquidity available to fund outstanding loan commitments if they were fully drawn upon.

CAPITAL RESOURCES... The Company meaningfully exceeds all regulatory capital ratios for each of the periods presented and is considered well capitalized. The asset leverage ratio was 11.44% and the risk based capital ratio was 15.92% at December 31, 2012. The Company’s tangible common equity to tangible assets ratio was 7.78% at December 31, 2012. Since the common stock repurchase program began in the fourth quarter of 2011, we repurchased 2,045,000 shares or 9.6% of our common stock at a total cost of $5.0 million or an average price of $2.44 per share. The previously announced board approved common stock repurchase program is now completed. We anticipate that we will maintain our strong capital ratios throughout 2013. Capital generated from earnings will be utilized to pay the SBLF preferred dividend and support anticipated balance sheet growth.

INTEREST RATE SENSITIVITY... Asset/liability management involves managing the risks associated with changing interest rates and the resulting impact on the Company’s net interest income, net income and capital. The management and measurement of interest rate risk at the Company is performed by using the following tools: 1) simulation modeling, which analyzes the impact of interest rate changes on net interest income, net income and capital levels over specific future time periods. The simulation modeling forecasts earnings under a variety of scenarios that incorporate changes in the absolute level of interest rates, the shape of the yield curve, prepayments and changes in the volumes and rates of various loan and deposit categories. The simulation modeling incorporates assumptions about reinvestment and the repricing characteristics of certain assets and liabilities without stated contractual maturities; 2) market value of portfolio equity sensitivity analysis, and 3) static GAP analysis, which analyzes the extent to which interest rate sensitive assets and interest rate sensitive liabilities are matched at specific points in time. The overall interest rate risk position and strategies are reviewed by senior management and the Company’s Board of Directors on an ongoing basis.

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The following table presents a summary of the Company’s static GAP positions at December 31, 2012:

         
INTEREST SENSITIVITY PERIOD   3 MONTHS OR LESS   OVER
3 MONTHS THROUGH 6 MONTHS
  OVER
6 MONTHS THROUGH 1 YEAR
  OVER
1 YEAR
  TOTAL
     (IN THOUSANDS, EXCEPT RATIOS AND PERCENTAGES)
RATE SENSITIVE ASSETS:
                                            
Loans and loans held for sale   $ 214,815     $ 73,043     $ 111,385     $ 332,498     $ 731,741  
Investment securities     22,861       14,913       26,917       100,570       165,261  
Short-term assets     9,012                         9,012  
Regulatory stock     4,179                   2,125       6,304  
Bank owned life insurance                 36,214             36,214  
Total rate sensitive assets   $ 250,867     $ 87,956     $ 174,516     $ 435,193     $ 948,532  
RATE SENSITIVE LIABILITIES:
                                            
Deposits:
                                            
Non-interest bearing deposits   $     $     $     $ 156,223     $ 156,223  
NOW     4,487                   57,287       61,774  
Money market     175,712                   40,158       215,870  
Other savings     21,528                   64,607       86,135  
Certificates of deposit of $100,000 or more     4,235       15,867       7,839       7,398       35,339  
Other time deposits     71,285       38,613       41,100       129,395       280,393  
Total deposits     277,247       54,480       48,939       455,068       835,734  
Borrowings     15,660                   26,085       41,745  
Total rate sensitive liabilities   $ 292,907     $ 54,480     $ 48,939     $ 481,153     $ 877,479  
INTEREST SENSITIVITY GAP:
                                            
Interval     (42,040)       33,476       125,577       (45,960)        
Cumulative   $ (42,040)     $ (8,564)     $ 117,013     $ 71,053     $ 71,053  
Period GAP ratio     0.86X       1.61X       3.57X       0.90X           
Cumulative GAP ratio     0.86       0.98       1.30       1.08           
Ratio of cumulative GAP to total assets     (4.20)%       (0.86)%       11.69%       7.10%           

When December 31, 2012 is compared to December 31, 2011, there has been limited change in the Company’s modestly positive cumulative GAP ratio through one year. This reflects the expected continued strong cash flow from short duration mortgage backed securities and ongoing loan pay-offs. The absolute low level of interest rates makes this table more difficult to analyze since there is little room for certain deposit liabilities to reprice downward further.

Management places primary emphasis on simulation modeling to manage and measure interest rate risk. The Company’s asset/liability management policy seeks to limit net interest income variability over the first twelve months of the forecast period to +/-7.5%, which include interest rate movements of 200 basis points. Additionally, the Company also uses market value sensitivity measures to further evaluate the balance sheet exposure to changes in interest rates. The Company monitors the trends in market value of portfolio equity sensitivity analysis on a quarterly basis.

The following table presents an analysis of the sensitivity inherent in the Company’s net interest income and market value of portfolio equity. The interest rate scenarios in the table compare the Company’s base forecast, which was prepared using a flat interest rate scenario, to scenarios that reflect immediate interest rate changes of 100 and 200 basis points. Note that we suspended the 200 basis point downward rate shock since it has little value due to the absolute low level of interest rates. Each rate scenario contains unique prepayment and repricing assumptions that are applied to the Company’s existing balance sheet that was developed under the flat interest rate scenario.

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INTEREST RATE SCENARIO   VARIABILITY OF NET INTEREST INCOME   CHANGE IN MARKET VALUE OF PORTFOLIO EQUITY
200 bp increase     3.8%       31.4%  
100 bp increase     2.9       18.8  
100 bp decrease     (3.5)       (12.1)  

The variability of net interest income is negative in the 100 basis point downward rate scenario as the Company has more exposure to assets repricing downward to a greater extent than liabilities due to the absolute low level of interest rates with the fed funds rate currently at 0.25%. The variability of net interest income is positive in the upward rate shocks due to the Company’s short duration investment securities portfolio and scheduled repricing of certain loans now tied to LIBOR or prime. Also, the Company expects that it will not have to reprice its core deposit accounts up as quickly when interest rates rise. The market value of portfolio equity increases in the upward rate shocks due to the improved value of the Company’s core deposit base. Negative variability of market value of portfolio equity occurs in the downward rate shock due to a reduced value for core deposits.

Within the investment portfolio at December 31, 2012, 92% of the portfolio is classified as available for sale and 8% as held to maturity. The available for sale classification provides management with greater flexibility to manage the securities portfolio to better achieve overall balance sheet rate sensitivity goals and provide liquidity if needed. The mark to market of the available for sale securities does inject more volatility in the book value of equity, but has no impact on regulatory capital. There are 13 securities that are temporarily impaired at December 31, 2012. The Company reviews its securities quarterly and has asserted that at December 31, 2012, the impaired value of securities represents temporary declines due to movements in interest rates and the Company does have the ability and intent to hold those securities to maturity or to allow a market recovery. Furthermore, it is the Company’s intent to manage its long-term interest rate risk by continuing to sell newly originated fixed-rate 30-year mortgage loans into the secondary market (excluding construction and any jumbo loans). The Company also sells 15-year fixed-rate mortgage loans into the secondary market as well, depending on market conditions. For the year 2012, 65% of all residential mortgage loan production was sold into the secondary market.

The amount of loans outstanding by category as of December 31, 2012, which are due in (i) one year or less, (ii) more than one year through five years, and (iii) over five years, are shown in the following table. Loan balances are also categorized according to their sensitivity to changes in interest rates.

       
  ONE YEAR OR LESS   MORE THAN ONE YEAR THROUGH FIVE YEARS   OVER FIVE YEARS   TOTAL
LOANS
     (IN THOUSANDS, EXCEPT RATIOS)
Commercial   $ 20,683     $ 60,016     $ 22,123     $ 102,822  
Commercial loans secured by real estate     25,418       154,957       202,964       383,339  
Real estate-mortgage     69,528       76,294       82,338       228,160  
Consumer     6,717       7,289       3,414       17,420  
Total   $ 122,346     $ 298,556     $ 310,839     $ 731,741  
Loans with fixed-rate   $ 81,854     $ 179,767     $ 140,956     $ 402,577  
Loans with floating-rate     40,492       118,789       169,883       329,164  
Total   $ 122,346     $ 298,556     $ 310,839     $ 731,741  
Percent composition of maturity     16.7%       40.8%       42.5%       100.0%  
Fixed-rate loans as a percentage of total loans                                55.0%  
Floating-rate loans as a percentage of total loans                                45.0%  

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The loan maturity information is based upon original loan terms and is not adjusted for principal paydowns and rollovers. In the ordinary course of business, loans maturing within one year may be renewed, in whole or in part, as to principal amount at interest rates prevailing at the date of renewal.

CONTRACTUAL OBLIGATIONS... The following table presents, as of December 31, 2012, significant fixed and determinable contractual obligations to third parties by payment date. Further discussion of the nature of each obligation is included in the referenced note to the consolidated financial statements.

           
  PAYMENTS DUE IN
     NOTE REFERENCE   ONE YEAR OR LESS   ONE TO THREE YEARS   THREE TO