Results

Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation

10/28/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 10/28/2021 07:52

Press Release dated October 28, 2021 - Form 8-K

Contact:

Jeffrey J. Carfora, SEVP and CFO

Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation

T: 908-719-4308

PEAPACK-GLADSTONE FINANCIAL CORPORATION

REPORTS THIRD QUARTER RESULTS,

AS RECORD WEALTH MANAGEMENT FEE INCOME DRIVES TOTAL FEE

INCOME TO 34% OF TOTAL REVENUE

Bedminster, N.J.- October 28, 2021 - Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select Market: PGC) (the "Company") announces its third quarter 2021 results.

This earnings release should be read in conjunction with the Company's Q3 2021 Investor Update (and Supplemental Financial Information), a copy of which is available on our website at www.pgbank.com and via a current report on Form 8-K on the website of the Securities and Exchange Commission at www.sec.gov.

For the nine months ended September 30, 2021, the Company recorded total revenue of $154.13 million, net income of $41.77 million and diluted earnings per share ("EPS") of $2.15 compared to revenue of $143.22 million, net income of $23.16 million and diluted EPS of $1.22, respectively, for the same nine-month period ended September 30, 2020. The revenue improvement was driven by increased wealth management fee income, net interest income and gain on the sale of SBA loans, partially offset by reduced gain on sale of PPP loans.

For the quarter ended September 30, 2021, the Company recorded total revenue of $52.99 million, net income of $14.17 million and diluted earnings per share ("EPS") of $0.74, compared to revenue of $52.36 million, net income of $13.55 million and diluted EPS of $0.71, respectively, for the same three-month period ended September 30, 2020.

The three and nine months ended September 30, 2020 included a $7.4 million gain on sale of PPP loans. The 2020 periods also included a much higher provision for loan losses than the 2021 periods, due to the environment in 2020 created by the COVID-19 pandemic, which led to increased qualitative loss factors when calculating the allowance for loan losses.

The September 2021 quarter included increased noninterest income (when excluding the $7.4 million gain on sale of PPP loans in 2020), principally record wealth management fee income and income from capital markets activities (which includes mortgage banking income, SBA loan income, and corporate advisory fee income) when compared to the same quarter in 2020.

The September 2021 quarter also included a $1.35 million swap valuation allowance recorded in operating expenses related to an allowance for termination of a loan level, back-to-back swap on a commercial real estate loan placed on nonaccrual status.

As previously disclosed, on January 28, 2021, the Company authorized the repurchase of up to 948,735 shares, or approximately 5% of its outstanding shares. During the third quarter of 2021 the Company purchased 227,060 shares at an average price of $32.73 for a total cost of $7.43 million. Through September 30, 2021, the Company has repurchased 619,815 shares at an average price of $31.33 for a total cost of $19.42 million, under the program.

Douglas L. Kennedy, President and CEO, said, "Our third quarter results showed continued growth in our wealth management and commercial banking businesses. Our pipelines for both of these businesses continue to be robust heading into the fourth quarter."

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Mr. Kennedy also said, "In addition to record growth in wealth management fees year-to-date in 2021, we also saw strong growth in revenue from our capital markets activities. Increases in these areas year-over-year more than offset the $7.4 million of gains generated in 2020 from PPP loan sales."

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:

The following tables summarize specified financial measures for the periods shown.

September 2021 Year Compared to Prior Year

Nine Months Ended

Nine Months Ended

September 30,

September 30,

Increase/

(Dollars in millions, except per share data)

2021

2020

(Decrease)

Net interest income

$

100.85

$

95.87

$

4.98

5

%

Wealth management fee income (A)

39.03

30.07

8.96

30

Capital markets activity (B)

7.10

5.02

2.08

41

Other income (C)

7.15

12.26

(5.11

)

(42

)

Total other income

53.28

47.35

5.93

13

Operating expenses (A) (D)

94.46

85.71

8.75

10

Pretax income before provision for loan losses

59.67

57.51

2.16

4

Provision for loan and lease losses (E)

2.73

30.05

(27.32

)

(91

)

Pretax income

56.94

27.46

29.48

107

Income tax expense/(benefit) (F)

15.17

4.30

10.87

253

Net income

$

41.77

$

23.16

$

18.61

80

%

Diluted EPS

$

2.15

$

1.22

$

0.93

76

%

Total Revenue (G)

$

154.13

$

143.22

$

10.91

8

%

Return on average assets annualized

0.94

%

0.54

%

0.40

Return on average equity annualized

10.43

%

6.07

%

4.36

(A)

The September 2021 nine months included nine months of wealth management fee income and expense related to the December hires of the teams from Lucas Capital Management ("Lucas") and Noyes Capital Management ("Noyes") and three months of wealth management fee income and expense related to the July acquisition of Princeton Portfolio Strategies Group ("PPSG").

(B)

Capital markets activity included fee income from loan level back-to-back swaps, the SBA lending and sale program, corporate advisory activities and mortgage banking activities. The September 2021 nine months included $1.3 million of corporate advisory fee income, the majority of which related to a large investment banking advisory event, which closed in the March 2021 quarter. There were no fees related to loan level back-to-back swap activities in the nine months ended September 30, 2021, compared to $1.6 million in the same 2020 period.

(C)

The 2021 nine months included a cost of $842,000 related to the termination of interest rate swaps; a $1.4 million gain on loans held at lower of cost or fair value; $722,000 of fee income related to the referral of PPP loans to a third party; and $455,000 of additional BOLI income related to receipt of life insurance proceeds. The 2020 nine months included a $7.4 million gain on the sale of $355 million of PPP loans.

(D)

The 2021 nine months included $1.5 million of severance expense related to certain corporate restructuring within several areas of the Bank; $648,000 of expense related to the redemption of subordinated debt; and $1.4 million related to a swap valuation allowance.

(E)

The 2020 nine months included a provision for loan and lease losses of $30.1 million, primarily due to the environment at that time created by the COVID-19 pandemic.

(F)

The 2020 nine months included a $3.2 million tax benefit related to the carryback of tax NOLs to prior years when the Federal tax rate was 14% higher.

(G)

Total revenue equals net interest income plus total other income.

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September 2021 Quarter Compared to Prior Year Quarter

Three Months Ended

Three Months Ended

September 30,

September 30,

Increase/

(Dollars in millions, except per share data)

2021

2020

(Decrease)

Net interest income

$

35.21

$

32.15

$

3.06

10

%

Wealth management fee income (A)

13.86

10.12

3.74

37

Capital markets activity (B)

2.06

1.11

0.95

86

Other income (C)

1.86

8.98

(7.12

)

(79

)

Total other income

17.78

20.21

(2.43

)

(12

)

Operating expenses (A) (D)

32.18

28.46

3.72

13

Pretax income before provision for loan losses

20.81

23.90

(3.09

)

(13

)

Provision for loan and lease losses (E)

1.60

5.15

(3.55

)

(69

)

Pretax income

19.21

18.75

0.46

2

Income tax expense

5.04

5.20

(0.16

)

(3

)

Net income

$

14.17

$

13.55

$

0.62

5

%

Diluted EPS

$

0.74

$

0.71

$

0.03

4

%

Total Revenue (F)

$

52.99

$

52.36

$

0.63

1

%

Return on average assets annualized

0.95

%

0.89

%

0.06

Return on average equity annualized

10.40

%

10.53

%

(0.13

)

(A)

The September 2021 quarter included a full quarter of wealth management fee income and expense related to the December hires of the teams from Lucas and Noyes and the July acquisition of PPSG.

(B)

Capital markets activity included fee income from loan level back-to-back swaps, the SBA lending and sale program, corporate advisory activities, and mortgage banking activities.

(C)

The quarter ended September 30, 2020 included a gain on sale of $7.4 million on the sale of $355 million of PPP loans.

(D)

The September 2021 quarter included $1.4 million related to a swap valuation allowance.

(E)

The September 2020 quarter included a provision for loan and lease losses of $5.2 million, primarily due to the environment at that time created by the COVID-19 pandemic.

(F)

Total revenue equals net interest income plus total other income.

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September 2021 Quarter Compared to Linked Quarter

Three Months Ended

Three Months Ended

September 30,

June 30,

Increase/

(Dollars in millions, except per share data)

2021

2021

(Decrease)

Net interest income

$

35.21

$

33.85

$

1.36

4

%

Wealth management fee income (A)

13.86

13.03

0.83

6

Capital markets activity (B)

2.06

1.46

0.60

41

Other income (C)

1.86

3.18

(1.32

)

(42

)

Total other income

17.78

17.67

0.11

1

Operating expenses (D)

32.18

30.68

1.50

5

Pretax income before provision for loan losses

20.81

20.84

(0.03

)

(0

)

Provision for loan and lease losses

1.60

0.90

0.70

78

Pretax income

19.21

19.94

(0.73

)

(4

)

Income tax expense

5.04

5.52

(0.48

)

(9

)

Net income

$

14.17

$

14.42

$

(0.25

)

(2

)%

Diluted EPS

$

0.74

$

0.74

$

-

0

%

Total Revenue (E)

$

52.99

$

51.52

$

1.47

3

%

Return on average assets annualized

0.95

%

0.97

%

(0.02

)

Return on average equity annualized

10.40

%

10.86

%

(0.46

)

(A)

The September 2021 quarter included a full quarter of wealth management fee income and expense related to the July acquisition of PPSG.

(B)

Capital markets activity included fee income from loan level back-to-back swaps, the SBA lending and sale program, corporate advisory and mortgage banking activities.

(C)

The quarter ended June 30, 2021 included a cost of $842,000 related to the termination of interest rate swaps; a $1.1 million gain on the sale of PPP loans; $722,000 of fee income related to the referral of PPP loans to a third party; and $153,000 of additional BOLI income related to receipt of life insurance proceeds.

(D)

The September 2021 quarter included $1.4 million related to a swap valuation allowance. The June 2021 quarter included $648,000 of expense related to the redemption of subordinated debt.

(E)

Total revenue equals net interest income plus total other income.

The Company's priorities include:

Grow and expand our three primary drivers of profitability: Wealth Management, Commercial Banking and Capital Markets businesses.

Continued well-disciplined wealth management acquisitions.

Continue loan and deposit pricing discipline.

Continue to execute on our stock repurchase program.

Drive Return on Assets to greater than 1% and Return on Average Tangible Common Equity to greater than 14% over time.

Select highlights:

Peapack Private Wealth Management:

AUM/AUA in our Peapack Private Wealth Management Division grew to $10.3 billion at September 30, 2021 (from $8.8 billion at December 31, 2020).

Wealth Management fee income increased to $14 million for Q3 2021 (compared to $10 million for Q3 2020).

On July 1, 2021, we closed on the acquisition of PPSG.

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Commercial Banking and Balance Sheet Management:

At September 30, 2021, loans totaled $4.55 billion (excluding $49 million of PPP loans), compared to $4.21 billion (excluding $196 million of PPP loans) at December 31, 2020, reflecting growth of 8% (or 11% annualized)

Core deposits (which includes noninterest-bearing demand and interest-bearing demand, savings and money market) totaled 89% of total deposits at September 30, 2021, with an average cost of 0.17%. Noninterest bearing demand deposit accounts (included in core deposits) totaled 18% of total deposits.

The net interest margin improved by 4 basis points in Q3 2021 compared to Q2 2021 and improved 22 basis points when compared to Q3 2020.

Capital Management:

Continued to execute on the previously approved stock repurchase program - during Q3 repurchased 227,060 shares at an average price of $32.73 for a total cost of $7.4 million. (Year-to-date through September 30, 2021, the Company has repurchased 619,815 shares).

Tangible book value per share increased to $26.50 at September 30, 2021 from $25.47 at December 31, 2020, despite recent stock repurchase activity. See the Non-GAAP financial measures reconciliation included in this release.

SUPPLEMENTAL QUARTERLY DETAILS:

Wealth Management

In the September 2021 quarter, the Bank's wealth management business generated a record $13.86 million in fee income, compared to $10.12 million for the September 2020 quarter, and $13.03 million for the June 2021 quarter.

The market value of the Company's AUM/AUA increased to $10.3 billion at September 30, 2021 from $8.8 billion at December 31, 2020, due to $715 million of organic new business, acquisitions, and favorable market conditions.

John P. Babcock, President of the Peapack Private Wealth Management division, said, "2021 showed continued strong new business, new client acquisition and client retention. We ended 2020 with a very strong Q4 and this continued into 2021 with gross inflows of $715 million for the first nine months of 2021." Babcock went on to note, "We continue to look to grow our wealth business organically and through selective acquisitions. We continue to make significant progress on our infrastructure consolidation including launching our new trading platform, as well as adding more resources to our financial planning team."

Loans / Commercial Banking

At September 30, 2021, loans and leases totaled $4.55 billion (excluding $49 million of PPP loans), compared to $4.21 billion (excluding $196 million of PPP loans) at December 31, 2020, reflecting year-to-date growth of $338 million or 8% (11% annualized). This growth was achieved despite over $400 million of accelerated prepayments over the nine-month period.

Total C&I loans and leases (including the PPP loans) at September 30, 2021 were $1.83 billion or 40% of the total loan portfolio.

Mr. Kennedy noted, "Our commercial loan pipelines continue to be strong going into the fourth quarter, standing at approximately $400 million with likelihood of closing during the fourth quarter of 2021. Notwithstanding the sale and forgiveness of PPP loans and significant payoff activity, we believe that we will achieve high single digit loan growth for 2021, which was the upper end of our guidance provided in the beginning of 2021."

Mr. Kennedy also noted, "As mentioned in the past, our Corporate Advisory business, which gives us the capability to engage in high level strategic debt, capital and valuation analysis, is enabling us to provide a unique

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boutique level of service. This business has gained momentum and also has a robust pipeline of new business opportunities."

Funding / Liquidity / Interest Rate Risk Management

The Company actively manages its deposit base to reduce reliance on wholesale sourced deposits, volatility, and/or operational risk. Total deposits at September 30, 2021 increased $558 million to $5.38 billion from $4.82 billion at December 31, 2020. Along with the deposit growth, the change in mix was favorable, as noninterest bearing demand deposits increased $153 million, interest-bearing demand increased $507 million, while higher costing CDs declined $104 million and brokered deposits declined $25 million, when comparing September 30, 2021 to December 31, 2020.

Mr. Kennedy noted, "89% of our deposits are demand, savings, or money market, and, our noninterest bearing deposits comprise 18% of our total deposits; both metrics reinforce the "core" nature of our deposit base."

At September 30, 2021, the Company's balance sheet liquidity (investments, interest-earning deposits and cash) totaled $1.5 billion (or 24% of assets). This level is much higher than the level at June 30, 2021 due to a significant increase in core deposits during Q3 2021. In addition, the Company has approximately $1.9 billion of secured funding available from the Federal Home Loan Bank and $1.1 billion of secured funding available from the Federal Reserve Discount Window. The available funding from the Federal Home Loan Bank and the Federal Reserve is secured by the Company's loan and investment portfolios.

Mr. Kennedy noted, "As a commercial bank, a large portion of our loans reprice when the Fed changes rates. The 150-basis point reduction in target Fed Funds near the end of the first quarter of 2020 reduced the Company's yield on assets. However, we were able to strategically reprice our deposits over time to offset much of that decline. Further, when interest rates rise, we expect that our net interest income will improve. Our current modeling indicates that 42% of our loan portfolio will reprice within three months (54% within one-year)."

Net Interest Income (NII)/Net Interest Margin (NIM)

Nine Months Ended

Nine Months Ended

September 30, 2021

September 30, 2020

NII

NIM

NII

NIM

NII/NIM excluding the below

$

97,655

2.53%

$

91,901

2.51%

Prepayment premiums received on loan paydowns

1,530

0.03%

1,005

0.02%

Effect of maintaining excess interest earning cash

(365

)

-0.17%

(1,000

)

-0.19%

Effect of PPP loans

2,029

-0.04%

3,961

-0.01%

NII/NIM as reported

$

100,849

2.35%

$

95,867

2.33%

Three Months Ended

Three Months Ended

Three Months Ended

September 30, 2021

June 30, 2021

September 30, 2020

NII

NIM

NII

NIM

NII

NIM

NII/NIM excluding the below

$

34,635

2.56%

$

32,446

2.56%

$

30,327

2.45%

Prepayment premiums received on loan paydowns

325

0.02%

501

0.04%

104

0.01%

Effect of maintaining excess interest earning cash

(46

)

-0.14%

(115

)

-0.15%

(266

)

-0.24%

Effect of PPP loans

297

-0.02%

1,013

-0.07%

1,984

-0.02%

NII/NIM as reported

$

35,211

2.42%

$

33,845

2.38%

$

32,149

2.20%

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As shown above, the Company's reported NIM increased 4 basis points compared to the linked quarter. The Bank strategically lowered its cost of funds and grew its average loan portfolio, both of which benefitted NIM.

Future net interest income and net interest margin should benefit from the following:

Robust loan pipelines to generate loan growth and utilize excess liquidity.

Continued downward repricing of maturing CDs.

An increase in target Fed funds (should that occur).

Income from Capital Markets Activities

Three Months Ended

Three Months Ended

Three Months Ended

September 30,

June 30,

September 30,

(Dollars in thousands, except per share data)

2021

2021

2020

Gain on loans held for sale at fair value (Mortgage banking)

$

408

$

409

$

954

Fee income related to loan level, back-to-back swaps

-

-

-

Gain on sale of SBA loans

1,569

932

79

Corporate advisory fee income

84

121

75

Total capital markets activity

$

2,061

$

1,462

$

1,108

Noninterest income from Capital Markets activities (detailed above) totaled $2.06 million for the September 2021 quarter compared to $1.46 million for the June 2021 quarter and $1.11 million for the September 2020 quarter. The September 2021 and June 2021 quarter results were driven by $1.57 million and $932,000 in gains on the sale of SBA loans, respectively. The September 2020 quarter reflected increased mortgage banking activity due to greater refinance activity in the low-rate environment. During the September 2021, June 2021 and September 2020 quarter, the Company recorded minimal corporate advisory fee income. These transactions tend to be larger and take longer to complete. As noted previously, the pipeline of such business is robust. The September 2021, June 2021 and September 2020 quarters included no income from loan level, back-to-back swap activities, as there has been, and will continue to be, minimal activity for such in the current environment.

Other Noninterest Income (other than Wealth Management fee income and Income from Capital Markets Activities)

Other noninterest income (as defined above) totaled $1.86 million, $3.18 million, and $8.98 million, for the September 2021, June 2021, and September 2020 quarters, respectively. The June 2021 quarter included $153,000 of Bank Owned life Insurance income due to receipt of life insurance proceeds; a $1.13 million gain on the sale of PPP loans; and $722,000 of fee income related to referral of PPP loans to a third party. This was partially offset by an $842,000 cost on the termination of $40 million notional interest rate swaps with an all-in cost of 1.50%. The September 2020 quarter included a $7.43 million gain on the sale of PPP loans.

Operating Expenses

The Company's total operating expenses were $32.18 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2021, compared to $30.68 million for the June 2021 quarter and $28.46 million for the September 2020 quarter. The September 2021 quarter included $1.35 million related to a swap valuation allowance. The September 2021 quarter also included a full quarter's worth of expense related to the teams hired from Lucas and Noyes and the acquisition of PPSG. The June 2021 quarter included $648,000 of expense related to the redemption of subordinated debt. The June 2021 quarter also included a full quarter's worth of expense related to the teams hired from Lucas and Noyes.

Mr. Kennedy noted, "While we continue to manage expenses closely and prudently, we will invest in digital enhancements to improve the client experienceand grow and expand our core wealth management and commercial banking businesses, including lift-outs, strategic hires, and wealth M&A."

Income Taxes

The effective tax rate for the three months ended September 30, 2021 was 26.22%, as compared to 27.69% for the June 2021 quarter and 27.75% for the quarter ended September 30, 2020.

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The effective tax rate for the nine months of 2021 was 26.65% compared to 15.65% for the first nine months of 2020. During the first quarter of 2020, the Company recorded a $3.34 million tax benefit, principally due to a $3.2 million Federal income tax benefit that resulted from a tax NOL carryback. The Company had a $23 million operating loss for tax purposes in 2018 (when the Federal tax rate was 21%) resulting from accelerated tax depreciation. Under the CARES Act, the Company was allowed to carry this NOL back to a period when the Federal tax rate was 35%, generating a permanent tax benefit.

Asset Quality / Provision for Loan and Lease Losses

For further details, see the Q3 2021 Investor Update (and Supplemental Financial Information).

Nonperforming assets (which does not include troubled debt restructured loans that are performing in accordance with their terms) at September 30, 2021were $25.9 million, or 0.42% of total assets, compared to $11.5 million, or 0.19% of total assets, at December 31, 2020. A single large commercial real estate loan with a large retail component, and on deferral, was placed on nonaccrual status as of September 30, 2021.

For the quarter ended September 30, 2021, the Company's provision for loan and lease losses was $1.6 million compared to $900,000 for the June 2021 quarter and $5.15 million for the September 2020 quarter. The decreased provision for loan and lease losses in the 2021 quarters when compared to the 2020 quarter reflect the reduced qualitative loss factors related to the unemployment rate and amount of loan deferrals and other economic qualitative factors due to the COVID-19 pandemic, when calculating the allowance for loan losses. Loans on deferral, and accruing, entered into during the COVID-19 pandemic have come down significantly from the prior year (declined from $914 million at June 30, 2020 to $13 million at September 30, 2021). The Company's provision for loan and lease losses, and its allowance for loan and lease losses (ALLL) also reflect, among other things, the Company's assessment of asset quality metrics, net charge-offs/recoveries, and the composition of the loan portfolio.

At September 30, 2021, the allowance for loan and lease losses was $65.13 million (1.42% of total loans), compared to $63.51 million at June 30, 2021 (1.39% of loans) and $67.31 million at December 31, 2020 (1.53% of total loans). See page 16 in the Q3 2021 Investor Update (and Supplemental Financial Information) for a rollforward of the Company's ALLL from June 30, 2021 to September 30, 2021. The Company will adopt CECL effective January 1, 2022 and does not expect a material adjustment upon adoption.

Capital

The Company's capital position during the September 2021 quarter was benefitted by net income of $14.17 million, which was offset by the purchase of shares through the Company's stock repurchase program and the quarterly dividend. During the third quarter of 2021, the Company repurchased 227,060 shares at an average price of $32.73 for a total cost of $7.4 million. GAAP Capital at September 30, 2021 was also impacted by an increase in the unrealized loss on securities from June 30, 2021 to September 30, 2021, due to a rise in medium-term Treasury yields as of September 30, 2021.

The Company's and Bank's capital ratios at September 30, 2021 all remain strong. Such ratios remain well above regulatory well capitalized standards.

As previously announced, in the fourth quarter of 2020, the Company successfully completed a private placement of $100 million in fixed-to floating rate subordinated notes due 2030 at a rate of 3.5%. Such funds benefitted the Company's Regulatory Tier 2 Capital. At the time, the Company noted the proceeds raised would be used for general corporate purposes, which could include stock repurchases, the redemption of the Company's existing 6% subordinated debt and acquisitions of wealth management firms. Throughout the first nine months of 2021, the Company repurchased $19 million of stock. On June 30, 2021 the Company redeemed its 6% subordinated debt. On July 1, 2021 the Company closed on the acquisition of PPSG.

The Company employs quarterly capital stress testing run under multiple scenarios, including a no growth, severely adverse case. In such case as of June 30, 2021, the Bank remains well capitalized over a two-year stress period.With a Pandemic stress overlay on this case, the Bank still remains well capitalized over the two-year stress period. For further details, see page 26 in the Q3 2021 Investor Update (and Supplemental Financial Information).

On October 27, 2021, the Company declared a cash dividend of $0.05 per share payable on November 26, 2021 to shareholders of record on November 10, 2021.

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ABOUT THE COMPANY

Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation is a New Jersey bank holding company with total assets of $6.2 billion and assets under management/administration of $10.3 billion as of September 30, 2021. Founded in 1921, Peapack-Gladstone Bank is a commercial bank that provides innovative wealth management, commercial and retail solutions, including residential lending and online platforms, to businesses and consumers. Peapack Private, the bank's wealth management division, offers comprehensive financial, tax, fiduciary and investment advice and solutions, to individuals, families, privately-held businesses, family offices and not-for-profit organizations, which help them to establish, maintain and expand their legacy. Together, Peapack-Gladstone Bank and Peapack Private offer an unparalleled commitment to client service. Visit www.pgbank.com and www.peapackprivate.com for more information.

The foregoing may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements are not historical facts and include expressions about management's confidence and strategies and management's expectations about new and existing programs and products, investments, relationships, opportunities and market conditions. These statements may be identified by such forward-looking terminology as "expect," "look," "believe," "anticipate," "may" or similar statements or variations of such terms. Actual results may differ materially from such forward-looking statements. Factors that may cause results to differ materially from such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to:

our inability to successfully grow our business and implement our strategic plan, including an inability to generate revenues to offset the increased personnel and other costs related to the strategic plan;

the impact of anticipated higher operating expenses in 2021 and beyond;

our inability to successfully integrate wealth management firm acquisitions;

our inability to manage our growth;

our inability to successfully integrate our expanded employee base;

an unexpected decline in the economy, in particular in our New Jersey and New York market areas;

declines in our net interest margin caused by the interest rate environment and/or our highly competitive market;

declines in the value in our investment portfolio;

impact from a pandemic event on our business, operations, customers, allowance for loan losses and capital levels;

higher than expected increases in our allowance for loan and lease losses;

higher than expected increases in loan and lease losses or in the level of delinquent, nonperforming, classified and criticized loans;

changes in interest rates;

decline in real estate values within our market areas;

legislative and regulatory actions (including the impact of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, Basel III and related regulations) that may result in increased compliance costs;

successful cyberattacks against our IT infrastructure and that of our IT and third-party providers;

higher than expected FDIC insurance premiums;

adverse weather conditions;

our inability to successfully generate new business in new geographic markets;

a reduction in our lower-cost funding sources;

our inability to adapt to technological changes;

claims and litigation pertaining to fiduciary responsibility, environmental laws and other matters;

our inability to retain key employees;

demands for loans and deposits in our market areas;

adverse changes in securities markets;

changes in accounting policies and practices; and

other unexpected material adverse changes in our operations or earnings.

Further, given its ongoing and dynamic nature, it is difficult to predict the full impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our business. The extent of such impact will depend on future developments, which are highly uncertain, including when the coronavirus can be controlled and abated and when and whether the gradual reopening of businesses will result in a meaningful increase in economic activity. As the result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the related adverse local and national economic consequences, we could be subject to any of the following risks, any of which could have a material, adverse effect on our business, financial condition, liquidity, and results of operations:

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demand for our products and services may decline, making it difficult to grow assets and income;

if the economy is unable to substantially reopen, and higher levels of unemployment continue for an extended period of time, loan delinquencies, problem assets, and foreclosures may increase, resulting in increased charges and reduced income;

collateral for loans, especially real estate, may decline in value, which could cause loan losses to increase;

our allowance for loan losses may increase if borrowers experience financial difficulties, which will adversely affect our net income;

the net worth and liquidity of loan guarantors may decline, impairing their ability to honor commitments to us;

a material decrease in net income or a net loss over several quarters could result in an elimination or a decrease in the rate of our quarterly cash dividend;

our wealth management revenues may decline with continuing market turmoil;

a worsening of business and economic conditions or in the financial markets could result in an impairment of certain intangible assets, such as goodwill;

the unanticipated loss or unavailability of key employees due to the outbreak, which could harm our ability to operate our business or execute our business strategy, especially as we may not be successful in finding and integrating suitable successors;

we may face litigation, regulatory enforcement and reputation risk as a result of our participation in the PPP and the risk that the SBA may not fund some or all PPP loan guaranties;

our cyber security risks are increased as the result of an increase in the number of employees working remotely; and

FDIC premiums may increase if the agency experience additional resolution costs.

A discussion of these and other factors that could affect our results is included in our SEC filings, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020. We undertake no duty to update any forward-looking statement to conform the statement to actual results or changes in the Company's expectations.

Although we believe that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, we cannot guarantee future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements.

(Tables to follow)

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PEAPACK-GLADSTONE FINANCIAL CORPORATION

SELECTED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL DATA

(Dollars in Thousands, except share data)

(Unaudited)

For the Three Months Ended

Sept 30,

June 30,

March 31,

Dec 31,

Sept 30,

2021

2021

2021

2020

2020

Income Statement Data:

Interest income

$

40,067

$

39,686

$

38,239

$

38,532

$

40,174

Interest expense

4,856

5,841

6,446

6,797

8,025

Net interest income

35,211

33,845

31,793

31,735

32,149

Wealth management fee income

13,860

13,034

12,131

10,791

10,119

Service charges and fees

959

896

846

859

785

Bank owned life insurance

311

466

611

313

314

Gain on loans held for sale at fair value

(Mortgage banking) (A)

408

409

1,025

1,470

954

Gain/(loss) on loans held for sale at lower of cost or

fair value(B)

-

1,125

282

-

7,429

Fee income related to loan level, back-to-back

swaps (A)

-

-

-

-

-

Gain on sale of SBA loans (A)

1,569

932

1,449

375

79

Corporate advisory fee income (A)

84

121

1,098

50

75

Loss on swap termination

-

(842

)

-

-

-

Other income (C)

660

1,495

643

590

456

Securities gains/(losses), net

(70

)

42

(265

)

(42

)

-

Total other income

17,781

17,678

17,820

14,406

20,211

Salaries and employee benefits (D)

19,859

19,910

21,990

19,902

19,202

Premises and equipment

4,459

4,074

4,113

4,189

4,109

FDIC insurance expense

555

529

585

665

605

FHLB prepayment penalty

-

-

-

4,784

-

Valuation allowance loans held for sale (E)

-

-

-

4,425

-

Swap valuation allowance

1,350

-

-

-

-

Other expenses

5,962

6,171

4,906

5,284

4,545

Total operating expenses

32,185

30,684

31,594

39,249

28,461

Pretax income before provision for loan losses

20,807

20,839

18,019

6,892

23,899

Provision for loan and lease losses (F)

1,600

900

225

2,350

5,150

Income before income taxes

19,207

19,939

17,794

4,542

18,749

Income tax expense

5,036

5,521

4,616

1,512

5,202

Net income

$

14,171

$

14,418

$

13,178

$

3,030

$

13,547

Total revenue (G)

$

52,992

$

51,523

$

49,613

$

46,141

$

52,360

Per Common Share Data:

Earnings per share (basic)

$

0.76

$

0.76

$

0.70

$

0.16

$

0.72

Earnings per share (diluted)

0.74

0.74

0.67

0.16

0.71

Weighted average number of common

shares outstanding:

Basic

18,763,316

18,963,237

18,950,305

18,947,864

18,908,337

Diluted

19,273,831

19,439,439

19,531,689

19,334,569

19,132,650

Performance Ratios:

Return on average assets annualized (ROAA)

0.95

%

0.97

%

0.89

%

0.21

%

0.89

%

Return on average equity annualized (ROAE)

10.40

%

10.86

%

10.03

%

2.32

%

10.53

%

Return on average tangible common equity (ROATCE) (H)

11.43

%

11.83

%

10.94

%

2.51

%

11.41

%

Net interest margin (tax-equivalent basis)

2.42

%

2.38

%

2.28

%

2.25

%

2.20

%

GAAP efficiency ratio (I)

60.74

%

59.55

%

63.68

%

85.06

%

54.36

%

Operating expenses / average assets annualized

2.16

%

2.06

%

2.14

%

2.66

%

1.86

%

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(A)

Gain on loans held for sale at fair value (mortgage banking), fee income related to loan level, back-to-back swaps, gain on sale of SBA loans and corporate advisory fee income are all included in "capital markets activity" as referred to within the earnings release.

(B)

Includes gain on sale of $355 million and $57 million of PPP loans completed in the September 2020 and June 2021 quarters, respectively.

(C)

Includes income of $722,000 from the referral of PPP loans to a third-party firm during the June 2021 quarter.

(D)

The March 2021 quarter included $1.5 million of severance expense related to corporate restructuring.

(E)

The December 2020 quarter reflects a $4.4 million write-down of a commercial real estate held for sale loan associated with an assisted living facility.

(F)

The September 2020 and December 2020 quarters included a higher provision for loan and lease losses primarily due to the environment created by the COVID-19 pandemic.

(G)

Total revenue equals net interest income plus total other income.

(H)

Return on average tangible common equity is calculated by dividing tangible common equity by annualized net income. See Non-GAAP financial measures reconciliation included in these tables.

(I)

Calculated as total operating expenses as a percentage of total revenue. For Non-GAAP efficiency ratio, see the Non-GAAP financial measures reconciliation included in these tables.

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PEAPACK-GLADSTONE FINANCIAL CORPORATION

SELECTED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL DATA

(Dollars in Thousands, except share data)

(Unaudited)

For the Nine Months Ended

September 30,

Change

2021

2020

$

%

Income Statement Data:

Interest income

$

117,992

$

127,218

$

(9,226

)

-7

%

Interest expense

17,143

31,351

(14,208

)

-45

%

Net interest income

100,849

95,867

4,982

5

%

Wealth management fee income

39,025

30,070

8,955

30

%

Service charges and fees

2,701

2,296

405

18

%

Bank owned life insurance

1,388

960

428

45

%

Gain on loans held for sale at fair value (Mortgage banking) (A)

1,842

1,796

46

3

%

Gain on loans held for sale at lower of cost or fair value (B)

1,407

7,426

(6,019

)

-81

%

Fee income related to loan level, back-to-back swaps (A)

-

1,620

(1,620

)

-100

%

Gain on sale of SBA loans (A)

3,950

1,391

2,559

184

%

Corporate advisory fee income (A)

1,303

215

1,088

506

%

Loss on swap termination

(842

)

-

(842

)

N/A

Other income (C)

2,798

1,257

1,541

123

%

Securities gains/(losses), net

(293

)

323

(616

)

-191

%

Total other income

53,279

47,354

5,925

13

%

Salaries and employee benefits (D)

61,759

57,614

4,145

7

%

Premises and equipment

12,646

12,188

458

4

%

FDIC insurance expense

1,669

1,310

359

27

%

Swap valuation allowance

1,350

-

1,350

N/A

Other expenses

17,039

14,598

2,441

17

%

Total operating expenses

94,463

85,710

8,753

10

%

Pretax income before provision for loan losses

59,665

57,511

2,154

4

%

Provision for loan and lease losses (E)

2,725

30,050

(27,325

)

-91

%

Income before income taxes

56,940

27,461

29,479

107

%

Income tax expense (F)

15,173

4,299

10,874

253

%

Net income

$

41,767

$

23,162

$

18,605

80

%

Total revenue (G)

$

154,128

$

143,221

$

10,907

8

%

Per Common Share Data:

Earnings per share (basic)

$

2.21

$

1.23

$

0.98

80

%

Earnings per share (diluted)

2.15

1.22

0.93

76

%

Weighted average number of common shares outstanding:

Basic

18,891,601

18,879,688

11,913

0

%

Diluted

19,390,522

19,052,605

337,917

2

%

Performance Ratios:

Return on average assets annualized (ROAA)

0.94

%

0.54

%

0.40

%

74

%

Return on average equity annualized (ROAE)

10.43

%

6.07

%

4.36

%

72

%

Return on average tangible common equity (ROATCE) (H)

11.40

%

6.59

%

4.81

%

73

%

Net interest margin (tax-equivalent basis)

2.35

%

2.33

%

0.02

%

1

%

GAAP efficiency ratio (I)

61.29

%

59.84

%

1.45

%

2

%

Operating expenses / average assets annualized

2.12

%

1.99

%

0.13

%

7

%

13

(A)

Gain on loans held for sale at fair value (mortgage banking), fee income related to loan level, back-to-back swaps, gain on sale of SBA loans and corporate advisory fee income are all included in "capital markets activity" as referred to within the earnings release.

(B)

Includes gain on sale of PPP loans of $57 million and $355 million completed in the nine months ended September 30, 2021 and 2020, respectively.

(C)

Includes income of $722,000 from the referral of PPP loans to a third-party firm during the nine months ended September 2021.

(D)

The nine months ended September 30, 2021 included $1.5 million of severance expense related to corporate restructuring.

(E)

The nine months ended September 30, 2020 included a higher provision for loan and lease losses primarily due to the environment created by the COVID-19 pandemic.

(F)

2020 included a $3.2 million tax benefit related to the carryback of tax NOLs to prior years when the Federal tax rate was 14% higher.

(G)

Total revenue equals net interest income plus total other income.

(H)

Return on average tangible common equity is calculated by dividing tangible common equity by annualized net income. See Non-GAAP financial measures reconciliation included in these tables.

(I)

Calculated as total operating expenses as a percentage of total revenue. For Non-GAAP efficiency ratio, see the Non-GAAP financial measures reconciliation included in these tables.

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PEAPACK-GLADSTONE FINANCIAL CORPORATION
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CONDITION

(Dollars in Thousands)

(Unaudited)

As of

Sept 30,

June 30,

March 31,

Dec 31,

Sept 30,

2021

2021

2021

2020

2020

ASSETS

Cash and due from banks

$

9,299

$

12,684

$

8,159

$

10,629

$

8,400

Federal funds sold

-

-

102

102

102

Interest-earning deposits

606,913

190,778

468,276

642,591

670,863

Total cash and cash equivalents

616,212

203,462

476,537

653,322

679,365

Securities available for sale

843,779

823,820

875,301

622,689

596,929

Equity security

14,824

14,894

14,852

15,117

15,159

FHLB and FRB stock, at cost

12,950

12,901

13,699

13,709

18,433

Residential mortgage

510,878

504,181

498,884

520,188

532,120

Multifamily mortgage

1,497,683

1,420,043

1,178,940

1,127,198

1,168,796

Commercial mortgage

680,107

702,777

697,599

694,034

722,678

Commercial loans (A)

1,833,532

1,880,830

1,982,570

1,975,337

1,930,984

Consumer loans

30,689

31,889

36,519

37,016

51,859

Home equity lines of credit

42,512

44,062

45,624

50,547

52,194

Other loans

245

204

199

225

260

Total loans

4,595,646

4,583,986

4,440,335

4,404,545

4,458,891

Less: Allowances for loan and lease losses

65,133

63,505

67,536

67,309

66,145

Net loans

4,530,513

4,520,481

4,372,799

4,337,236

4,392,746

Premises and equipment

23,123

23,261

23,260

21,609

21,668

Other real estate owned

-

-

50

50

50

Accrued interest receivable

22,790

23,117

23,916

22,495

22,192

Bank owned life insurance

46,510

46,605

46,448

46,809

46,645

Goodwill and other intangible assets

49,333

43,156

43,524

43,891

39,622

Finance lease right-of-use assets

3,769

3,956

4,143

4,330

4,517

Operating lease right-of-use assets

10,307

9,569

10,186

9,421

10,011

Other assets (B)

66,175

66,466

64,912

99,764

110,770

TOTAL ASSETS

$

6,240,285

$

5,791,688

$

5,969,627

$

5,890,442

$

5,958,107

LIABILITIES

Deposits:

Noninterest-bearing demand deposits

$

986,765

$

959,494

$

908,922

$

833,500

$

838,307

Interest-bearing demand deposits

2,355,892

1,978,497

1,987,567

1,849,254

1,858,529

Savings

168,831

147,227

141,743

130,731

127,737

Money market accounts

1,287,686

1,213,992

1,256,605

1,298,885

1,251,349

Certificates of deposit - Retail

426,981

446,143

474,668

530,222

586,801

Certificates of deposit - Listing Service

31,382

31,631

31,631

32,128

32,677

Subtotal "customer" deposits

5,257,537

4,776,984

4,801,136

4,674,720

4,695,400

IB Demand - Brokered

85,000

85,000

110,000

110,000

130,000

Certificates of deposit - Brokered

33,804

33,791

33,777

33,764

33,750

Total deposits

5,376,341

4,895,775

4,944,913

4,818,484

4,859,150

Short-term borrowings

-

-

15,000

15,000

15,000

FHLB advances (C)

-

-

-

-

105,000

Paycheck Protection Program Liquidity Facility (D)

48,496

83,586

168,180

177,086

183,790

Finance lease liability

6,063

6,299

6,528

6,753

6,976

Operating lease liability

10,644

9,902

10,509

9,737

10,318

Subordinated debt, net (E)

132,629

132,557

181,837

181,794

83,585

Other liabilities (B)

123,098

125,110

120,219

154,466

156,472

Due to brokers

-

-

-

-

15,088

TOTAL LIABILITIES

5,697,271

5,253,229

5,447,186

5,363,320

5,435,379

Shareholders' equity

543,014

538,459

522,441

527,122

522,728

TOTAL LIABILITIES AND

SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY

$

6,240,285

$

5,791,688

$

5,969,627

$

5,890,442

$

5,958,107

Assets under management and / or administration at

Peapack-Gladstone Bank's Private Wealth Management

Division (market value, not included above-dollars in billions)

$

10.3

$

9.8

$

9.4

$

8.8

$

7.6

(A)

Includes PPP loans of $49 million at September 30, 2021, $84 million at June 30, 2021, $233 million at March 31, 2021, $196 million at December 31, 2020, and $202 million at September 30, 2020.

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(B)

The change in other assets and other liabilities was primarily due to the change in the fair value of our back-to-back swap program.

(C)

The Company prepaid $105 million of FHLB advances with a weighted-average rate of 3.20% during the December 2020 quarter.

(D)

Represents funding provided by the Federal Reserve for pledged PPP loans.

(E)

The increase was due to the completion of a $100 million subordinated debt offering in December 2020. The Company redeemed $50 million of subordinated debt on June 30, 2021.

16

PEAPACK-GLADSTONE FINANCIAL CORPORATION

SELECTED BALANCE SHEET DATA

(Dollars in Thousands)

(Unaudited)

As of

Sept 30,

June 30,

March 31,

Dec 31,

Sept 30,

2021

2021

2021

2020

2020

Asset Quality:

Loans past due over 90 days and still accruing

$

-

$

-

$

-

$

-

$

-

Nonaccrual loans (A)

25,925

5,962

11,767

11,410

8,611

Other real estate owned

-

-

50

50

50

Total nonperforming assets

$

25,925

$

5,962

$

11,817

$

11,460

$

8,661

Nonperforming loans to total loans

0.56

%

0.13

%

0.27

%

0.26

%

0.19

%

Nonperforming assets to total assets

0.42

%

0.10

%

0.20

%

0.19

%

0.15

%

Performing TDRs (B)(C)

$

416

$

190

$

197

$

201

$

2,278

Loans past due 30 through 89 days and still accruing (D)(E)

$

1,193

$

1,678

$

1,622

$

5,053

$

6,609

Loans subject to special mention

$

115,935

$

148,601

$

166,013

$

162,103

$

129,700

Classified loans

$

51,937

$

11,178

$

25,714

$

37,771

$

41,263

Impaired loans

$

26,341

$

6,498

$

11,964

$

16,204

$

15,514

Allowance for loan and lease losses:

Beginning of period

$

63,505

$

67,536

$

67,309

$

66,145

$

66,065

Provision for loan and lease losses

1,600

900

225

2,350

5,150

(Charge-offs)/recoveries, net

28

(4,931

)

2

(1,186

)

(5,070

)

End of period

$

65,133

$

63,505

$

67,536

$

67,309

$

66,145

ALLL to nonperforming loans

251.24

%

1065.16

%

573.94

%

589.91

%

768.15

%

ALLL to total loans

1.42

%

1.39

%

1.52

%

1.53

%

1.48

%

General ALLL to total loans (F)

1.26

%

1.38

%

1.45

%

1.47

%

1.48

%

(A)

Excludes one commercial loan held for sale of $5.6 million at September 30, 2021, June 30, 2021 and March 31, 2021. Excludes residential and commercial loans held for sale of $8.5 million at December 31, 2020. Excludes one commercial loan held for sale of $10.0 million at September 30, 2020.

(B)

Amounts reflect TDRs that are paying according to restructured terms.

(C)

Amount excludes $4.0 million at September 30, 2021, $3.9 million at June 30, 2021, $3.9 million at March 31, 2021, $4.0 million at December 31, 2020 and $5.2 million at September 30, 2020 of TDRs included in nonaccrual loans.

(D)

Excludes a residential loan held for sale of $93,000 at December 31, 2020.

(E)

December 31, 2020 includes $1.3 million of residential loans that are classified as delinquent due to an escrow payment shortage due to a recent change in escrow payment requirement.

(F)

Total ALLL less specific reserves equals general ALLL.

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PEAPACK-GLADSTONE FINANCIAL CORPORATION

SELECTED BALANCE SHEET DATA

(Dollars in Thousands)

(Unaudited)

September 30,

December 31,

September 30,

2021

2020

2020

Capital Adequacy

Equity to total assets (A)(J)

8.70

%

8.95

%

8.77

%

Tangible Equity to tangible assets (B)

7.97

%

8.27

%

8.16

%

Tangible Equity to tangible assets excluding

PPP loans (C)

8.04

%

8.55

%

8.45

%

Book value per share (D)

$

29.15

$

27.78

$

27.62

Tangible Book Value per share (E)

$

26.50

$

25.47

$

25.53

September 30,

December 31,

September 30,

2021

2020

2020

Regulatory Capital - Holding Company

Tier I leverage

$

501,188

8.56%

$

483,535

8.53%

$

483,782

8.54%

Tier I capital to risk-weighted assets

501,188

10.97

483,535

11.93

483,782

11.76

Common equity tier I capital ratio

to risk-weighted assets

501,159

10.97

483,500

11.93

483,747

11.75

Tier I & II capital to risk-weighted assets

691,044

15.12

716,210

17.67

618,993

15.04

Regulatory Capital - Bank

Tier I leverage (F)

$

594,610

10.15%

$

549,575

9.71%

$

547,761

9.68%

Tier I capital to risk-weighted assets (G)

594,610

13.01

549,575

13.55

547,761

13.33

Common equity tier I capital ratio

to risk-weighted assets (H)

594,581

13.01

549,540

13.55

547,726

13.33

Tier I & II capital to risk-weighted assets (I)

651,841

14.26

600,478

14.81

599,314

14.58

(A)

Equity to total assets is calculated as total shareholders' equity as a percentage of total assets at period end.

(B)

Tangible equity and tangible assets are calculated by excluding the balance of intangible assets from shareholders' equity and total assets, respectively. Tangible equity as a percentage of tangible assets at period end is calculated by dividing tangible equity by tangible assets at period end. See Non-GAAP financial measures reconciliation included in these tables.

(C)

Tangible equity and tangible assets excluding PPP loans are calculated by excluding the balance of intangible assets from shareholders' equity and excluding the balance of intangible assets and PPP loans from total assets. Tangible equity as a percentage of tangible assets excluding PPP loans at period end is calculated by dividing tangible equity by tangible assets excluding PPP loans at period end. See Non-GAAP financial measures reconciliation included in these tables.

(D)

Book value per common share is calculated by dividing shareholders' equity by period end common shares outstanding

(E)

Tangible book value per share excludes intangible assets. Tangible book value per share is calculated by dividing tangible equity by period end common shares outstanding. See Non-GAAP financial measures reconciliation tables.

(F)

Regulatory well capitalized standard = 5.00% ($293 million)

(G)

Regulatory well capitalized standard = 8.00% ($366 million)

(H)

Regulatory well capitalized standard = 6.50% ($297 million)

(I)

Regulatory well capitalized standard = 10.00% ($457 million)

(J)

PPP loans with a balance of $49 million at September 30, 2021, $196 million at December 31, 2020 and $202 million at September 30, 2020 increased total assets.

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LOANS CLOSED

(Dollars in Thousands)

(Unaudited)

For the Quarters Ended

Sept 30,

June 30,

March 31,

Dec 31,

Sept 30,

2021

2021

2021

2020

2020

Residential loans retained

$

36,845

$

37,083

$

15,814

$

22,316

$

32,599

Residential loans sold

24,041

25,432

45,873

64,630

54,521

Total residential loans

60,886

62,515

61,687

86,946

87,120

Commercial real estate

14,944

12,243

38,363

-

1,613

Multifamily

120,716

255,820

85,009

1,184

1,500

Commercial (C&I) loans (A) (B)

143,121

141,285

129,141

218,235

118,048

SBA (C)

11,570

15,976

58,730

8,355

4,962

Wealth lines of credit (A)

10,020

3,200

2,475

3,925

2,000

Total commercial loans

300,371

428,524

313,718

231,699

128,123

Installment loans

178

25

63

690

253

Home equity lines of credit (A)

2,535

4,140

1,899

2,330

4,759

Total loans closed

$

363,970

$

495,204

$

377,367

$

321,665

$

220,255

For the Nine Months Ended

Sept 30,

Sept 30,

2021

2020

Residential loans retained

$

89,742

$

66,057

Residential loans sold

95,346

110,973

Total residential loans

185,088

177,030

Commercial real estate

65,550

11,219

Multifamily

461,545

75,458

Commercial (C&I) loans (A) (B)

413,547

260,250

SBA (C)

86,276

614,443

Wealth lines of credit (A)

15,695

5,750

Total commercial loans

1,042,613

967,120

Installment loans

266

1,459

Home equity lines of credit (A)

8,574

12,671

Total loans closed

$

1,236,541

$

1,158,280

(A)

Includes loans and lines of credit that closed in the period but not necessarily funded.

(B)

Includes equipment finance.

(C)

Includes PPP loans of $9.2 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2021, $47 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2021 and $596 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2020.

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AVERAGE BALANCE SHEET

UNAUDITED

THREE MONTHS ENDED

(Tax-Equivalent Basis, Dollars in Thousands)

September 30, 2021

September 30, 2020

Average

Income/

Average

Income/

Balance

Expense

Yield

Balance

Expense

Yield

ASSETS:

Interest-earning assets:

Investments:

Taxable (A)

$

820,574

$

2,824

1.38

%

$

553,607

$

2,182

1.58

%

Tax-exempt (A) (B)

6,035

64

4.24

9,127

116

5.08

Loans (B) (C):

Mortgages

503,621

3,779

3.00

529,500

4,437

3.35

Commercial mortgages

2,133,259

16,114

3.02

1,929,319

15,115

3.13

Commercial

1,826,368

16,553

3.63

2,134,399

17,653

3.31

Commercial construction

24,596

198

3.22

4,395

55

5.01

Installment

32,219

245

3.04

52,659

377

2.86

Home equity

43,182

357

3.31

53,373

444

3.33

Other

252

5

7.94

283

7

9.89

Total loans

4,563,497

37,251

3.27

4,703,928

38,088

3.24

Federal funds sold

-

-

-

102

-

0.25

Interest-earning deposits

413,623

142

0.14

652,832

159

0.10

Total interest-earning assets

5,803,729

40,281

2.78

%

5,919,596

40,545

2.74

%

Noninterest-earning assets:

Cash and due from banks

8,592

7,479

Allowance for loan and lease losses

(64,100

)

(68,110

)

Premises and equipment

23,311

21,511

Other assets

201,287

242,017

Total noninterest-earning assets

169,090

202,897

Total assets

$

5,972,819

$

6,122,493

LIABILITIES:

Interest-bearing deposits:

Checking

$

2,098,827

$

1,177

0.22

%

$

1,828,780

$

1,130

0.25

%

Money markets

1,257,760

683

0.22

1,235,040

920

0.30

Savings

152,759

20

0.05

125,016

16

0.05

Certificates of deposit - retail

461,917

836

0.72

642,732

2,529

1.57

Subtotal interest-bearing deposits

3,971,263

2,716

0.27

3,831,568

4,595

0.48

Interest-bearing demand - brokered

85,000

385

1.81

130,000

636

1.96

Certificates of deposit - brokered

33,796

266

3.15

33,742

267

3.17

Total interest-bearing deposits

4,090,059

3,367

0.33

3,995,310

5,498

0.55

Borrowings

64,332

57

0.35

475,465

1,221

1.03

Capital lease obligation

6,147

74

4.82

7,054

84

4.76

Subordinated debt

132,588

1,358

4.10

83,552

1,222

5.85

Total interest-bearing liabilities

4,293,126

4,856

0.45

%

4,561,381

8,025

0.70

%

Noninterest-bearing liabilities:

Demand deposits

997,450

872,560

Accrued expenses and other liabilities

137,387

173,816

Total noninterest-bearing liabilities

1,134,837

1,046,376

Shareholders' equity

544,856

514,736

Total liabilities and shareholders' equity

$

5,972,819

$

6,122,493

Net interest income

$

35,425

$

32,520

Net interest spread

2.33

%

2.04

%

Net interest margin (D)

2.42

%

2.20

%

(A)

Average balances for available for sale securities are based on amortized cost.

(B)

Interest income is presented on a tax-equivalent basis using a 21% federal tax rate.

(C)

Loans are stated net of unearned income and include nonaccrual loans.

(D)

Net interest income on a tax-equivalent basis as a percentage of total average interest-earning assets.

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AVERAGE BALANCE SHEET

UNAUDITED

THREE MONTHS ENDED

(Tax-Equivalent Basis, Dollars in Thousands)

September 30, 2021

June 30, 2021

Average

Income/

Average

Income/

Balance

Expense

Yield

Balance

Expense

Yield

ASSETS:

Interest-earning assets:

Investments:

Taxable (A)

$

820,574

$

2,824

1.38

%

$

884,374

$

3,020

1.37

%

Tax-exempt (A) (B)

6,035

64

4.24

6,891

81

4.70

Loans (B) (C):

Mortgages

503,621

3,779

3.00

498,594

3,826

3.07

Commercial mortgages

2,133,259

16,114

3.02

1,941,330

15,056

3.10

Commercial

1,826,368

16,553

3.63

1,942,802

16,984

3.50

Commercial construction

24,596

198

3.22

20,952

180

3.44

Installment

32,219

245

3.04

34,319

255

2.97

Home equity

43,182

357

3.31

45,042

377

3.35

Other

252

5

7.94

219

5

9.13

Total loans

4,563,497

37,251

3.27

4,483,258

36,683

3.27

Federal funds sold

0

-

-

91

-

0.06

Interest-earning deposits

413,623

142

0.14

428,464

97

0.09

Total interest-earning assets

5,803,729

40,281

2.78

%

5,803,078

39,881

2.75

%

Noninterest-earning assets:

Cash and due from banks

8,592

10,360

Allowance for loan and lease losses

(64,100

)

(67,593

)

Premises and equipment

23,311

23,307

Other assets

201,287

182,421

Total noninterest-earning assets

169,090

148,495

Total assets

$

5,972,819

$

5,951,573

LIABILITIES:

Interest-bearing deposits:

Checking

$

2,098,827

$

1,177

0.22

%

$

1,980,688

$

944

0.19

%

Money markets

1,257,760

683

0.22

1,235,464

727

0.24

Savings

152,759

20

0.05

144,044

18

0.05

Certificates of deposit - retail

461,917

836

0.72

488,148

1,027

0.84

Subtotal interest-bearing deposits

3,971,263

2,716

0.27

3,848,344

2,716

0.28

Interest-bearing demand - brokered

85,000

385

1.81

105,604

456

1.73

Certificates of deposit - brokered

33,796

266

3.15

33,783

264

3.13

Total interest-bearing deposits

4,090,059

3,367

0.33

3,987,731

3,436

0.34

Borrowings

64,332

57

0.35

166,343

182

0.44

Capital lease obligation

6,147

74

4.82

6,380

76

4.76

Subordinated debt

132,588

1,358

4.10

181,317

2,147

4.74

Total interest-bearing liabilities

4,293,126

4,856

0.45

%

4,341,771

5,841

0.54

%

Noninterest-bearing liabilities:

Demand deposits

997,450

948,851

Accrued expenses and other liabilities

137,387

129,980

Total noninterest-bearing liabilities

1,134,837

1,078,831

Shareholders' equity

544,856

530,971

Total liabilities and shareholders' equity

$

5,972,819

$

5,951,573

Net interest income

$

35,425

$

34,040

Net interest spread

2.33

%

2.21

%

Net interest margin (D)

2.42

%

2.38

%

(A)

Average balances for available for sale securities are based on amortized cost.

(B)

Interest income is presented on a tax-equivalent basis using a 21% federal tax rate.

(C)

Loans are stated net of unearned income and include nonaccrual loans.

(D)

Net interest income on a tax-equivalent basis as a percentage of total average interest-earning assets.

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AVERAGE BALANCE SHEET

UNAUDITED

NINE MONTHS ENDED

(Tax-Equivalent Basis, Dollars in Thousands)

September 30, 2021

September 30, 2020

Average

Income/

Average

Income/

Balance

Expense

Yield

Balance

Expense

Yield

ASSETS:

Interest-earning assets:

Investments:

Taxable (A)

$

822,262

$

8,473

1.37

%

$

467,881

$

6,749

1.92

%

Tax-exempt (A) (B)

6,961

243

4.65

9,930

376

5.05

Loans (B) (C):

Mortgages

501,276

11,559

3.07

531,563

13,510

3.39

Commercial mortgages

1,972,723

45,590

3.08

1,989,256

49,745

3.33

Commercial

1,900,231

49,992

3.51

1,977,597

54,450

3.67

Commercial construction

20,418

516

3.37

4,440

187

5.62

Installment

34,724

777

2.98

53,165

1,212

3.04

Home equity

45,672

1,133

3.31

54,627

1,512

3.69

Other

239

15

8.37

321

23

9.55

Total loans

4,475,283

109,582

3.26

4,610,969

120,639

3.49

Federal funds sold

64

-

0.13

102

-

0.25

Interest-earning deposits

465,287

367

0.11

468,064

820

0.23

Total interest-earning assets

5,769,857

118,665

2.74

%

5,556,946

128,584

3.09

%

Noninterest-earning assets:

Cash and due from banks

10,018

6,149

Allowance for loan and lease losses

(67,592

)

(58,896

)

Premises and equipment

23,087

21,373

Other assets

203,344

212,716

Total noninterest-earning assets

168,857

181,342

Total assets

$

5,938,714

$

5,738,288

LIABILITIES:

Interest-bearing deposits:

Checking

$

1,996,663

$

3,099

0.21

%

$

1,706,558

$

6,219

0.49

%

Money markets

1,250,933

2,204

0.23

1,211,720

5,374

0.59

Savings

140,066

55

0.05

118,291

47

0.05

Certificates of deposit - retail

494,255

3,333

0.90

672,308

9,370

1.86

Subtotal interest-bearing deposits

3,881,917

8,691

0.30

3,708,877

21,010

0.76

Interest-bearing demand - brokered

100,110

1,334

1.78

153,358

2,259

1.96

Certificates of deposit - brokered

33,783

791

3.12

33,729

794

3.14

Total interest-bearing deposits

4,015,810

10,816

0.36

3,895,964

24,063

0.82

Borrowings

138,448

448

0.43

330,324

3,360

1.36

Capital lease obligation

6,376

229

4.79

7,266

261

4.79

Subordinated debt

165,053

5,650

4.56

83,496

3,667

5.86

Total interest-bearing liabilities

4,325,687

17,143

0.53

%

4,317,050

31,351

0.97

%

Noninterest-bearing liabilities:

Demand deposits

932,088

763,414

Accrued expenses and other liabilities

143,045

149,187

Total noninterest-bearing liabilities

1,075,133

912,601

Shareholders' equity

533,894

508,637

Total liabilities and shareholders' equity

$

5,934,714

$

5,738,288

Net interest income

$

101,522

$

97,233

Net interest spread

2.21

%

2.12

%

Net interest margin (D)

2.35

%

2.33

%

(A)

Average balances for available for sale securities are based on amortized cost.

(B)

Interest income is presented on a tax-equivalent basis using a 21% federal tax rate.

(C)

Loans are stated net of unearned income and include nonaccrual loans.

(D)

Net interest income on a tax-equivalent basis as a percentage of total average interest-earning assets.

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PEAPACK-GLADSTONE FINANCIAL CORPORATION

NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES RECONCILIATION

Tangible book value per share and tangible equity as a percentage of tangible assets at period end are non-GAAP financial measures derived from GAAP-based amounts. We calculate tangible equity and tangible assets by excluding the balance of intangible assets from shareholders' equity and total assets, respectively. We calculate tangible book value per share by dividing tangible equity by period end common shares outstanding, as compared to book value per common share, which we calculate by dividing shareholders' equity by period end common shares outstanding. We calculate tangible equity as a percentage of tangible assets at period end by dividing tangible equity by tangible assets at period end. We believe that this is consistent with the treatment by bank regulatory agencies, which exclude intangible assets from the calculation of risk-based capital ratios.

The efficiency ratio is a non-GAAP measure of expense control relative to recurring revenue. We calculate the efficiency ratio by dividing total noninterest expenses, excluding other real estate owned provision, as determined under GAAP, by net interest income and total noninterest income as determined under GAAP, but excluding net gains/(losses) on loans held for sale at lower of cost or fair value and excluding net gains on securities from this calculation, which we refer to below as recurring revenue. We believe that this provides a reasonable measure of core expenses relative to core revenue.

We believe that these non-GAAP financial measures provide information that is important to investors and that is useful in understanding our financial position, results and ratios. Our management internally assesses our performance based, in part, on these measures. However, these non-GAAP financial measures are supplemental and are not a substitute for an analysis based on GAAP measures. As other companies may use different calculations for these measures, this presentation may not be comparable to other similarly titles measures reported by other companies. A reconciliation of the non-GAAP measures of tangible common equity, tangible book value per share and efficiency ratio to the underlying GAAP numbers is set forth below.

(Dollars in thousands, except share data)

Three Months Ended

Sept 30,

June 30,

March 31,

Dec 31,

Sept 30,

Tangible Book Value Per Share

2021

2021

2021

2020

2020

Shareholders' equity

$

543,014

$

538,459

$

522,441

$

527,122

$

522,728

Less: Intangible assets, net

49,333

43,156

43,524

43,891

39,622

Tangible equity

493,681

495,303

478,917

483,231

483,106

Period end shares outstanding

18,627,910

18,829,877

19,034,870

18,974,703

18,924,953

Tangible book value per share

$

26.50

$

26.30

$

25.16

$

25.47

$

25.53

Book value per share

29.15

28.60

27.45

27.78

27.62

Tangible Equity to Tangible Assets

Total assets

$

6,240,285

$

5,791,688

$

5,969,627

$

5,890,442

$

5,958,107

Less: Intangible assets, net

49,333

43,156

43,524

43,891

39,622

Tangible assets

6,190,952

5,748,532

5,926,103

5,846,551

5,918,485

Less: PPP Loans

48,721

83,766

232,721

195,574

201,991

Tangible Assets excluding PPP Loans

6,142,231

5,664,766

5,693,382

5,650,977

5,716,494

Tangible equity to tangible assets

7.97

%

8.62

%

8.08

%

8.27

%

8.16

%

Tangible equity to tangible assets excluding PPP loans

8.04

%

8.74

%

8.41

%

8.55

%

8.45

%

Equity to assets (A)

8.70

%

9.30

%

8.75

%

8.95

%

8.77

%

(A)

Equity to total assets would be 8.77% if PPP loans of $47 million were excluded from total assets as of September 30, 2021. Equity to total assets would be 9.43% if PPP loans of $84 million were excluded from total assets as of June 30, 2021. Equity to total assets would be 9.11% if PPP loans of $233 million were excluded from total assets of March 31, 2021. Equity to total assets would be 9.26% if PPP loans of $196 million were excluded from total assets as of December 31, 2020. Equity to total assets would be 9.08% if PPP loans of $202 million were excluded from total assets as of September 30, 2020.

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Three Months Ended

Sept 30,

June 30,

March 31,

Dec 31,

Sept 30,

Return on Average Tangible Equity

2021

2021

2021

2020

2020

Net income

$

14,171

$

14,418

$

13,178

$

3,030

$

13,547

Average shareholders' equity

$

544,856

$

530,971

$

525,643

$

523,446

$

514,736

Less: Average intangible assets, net

48,757

43,366

43,742

40,336

39,811

Average tangible equity

496,099

487,605

481,901

483,110

474,925

Return on average tangible common equity

11.43

%

11.83

%

10.94

%

2.51

%

11.41

%

For the Nine Months Ended

Sept 30,

Sept 30,

Return on Average Tangible Equity

2021

2020

Net income

$

41,767

$

23,162

Average shareholders' equity

$

533,894

$

508,637

Less: Average intangible assets, net

45,306

40,135

Average tangible equity

488,588

468,502

Return on average tangible common equity

11.40

%

6.59

%

Three Months Ended

Sept 30,

June 30,

March 31,

Dec 31,

Sept 30,

Efficiency Ratio

2021

2021

2021

2020

2020

Net interest income

$

35,211

$

33,845

$

31,793

$

31,735

$

32,149

Total other income

17,781

17,678

17,820

14,406

20,211

Add:

Securities (gains)/losses, net

70

(42

)

265

42

-

Less:

Loss/(gain) on loans held for sale

at lower of cost or fair value

-

(1,125

)

(282

)

-

(7,429

)

Income from life insurance proceeds

-

(153

)

(302

)

-

-

Loss/(gain) on swap termination

-

842

-

-

-

Total recurring revenue

53,062

51,045

49,294

46,183

44,931

Operating expenses

32,185

30,684

31,594

39,249

28,461

Less:

FHLB prepayment penalty

-

-

-

4,784

-

Valuation allowance loans held for sale

-

-

-

4,425

-

Write-off of subordinated debt costs

-

648

-

-

-

Swap valuation allowance

1,350

-

-

-

-

Severance expense

-

-

1,532

-

-

Total operating expense

30,835

30,036

30,062

30,040

28,461

Efficiency ratio

58.11

%

58.84

%

60.99

%

65.05

%

63.34

%

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For the Nine Months Ended

Sept 30,

Sept 30,

Efficiency Ratio

2021

2020

Net interest income

$

100,849

$

95,867

Total other income

53,279

47,354

Add:

Securities (gains)/losses, net

293

(323

)

Less:

Loss/(gain) on swap termination

842

-

Income from life insurance proceeds

(455

)

-

Loss/(gain) on loans held for sale

at lower of cost or fair value

(1,407

)

(7,426

)

Total recurring revenue

153,401

135,472

Operating expenses

94,463

85,710

Less:

Write-off of subordinated debt costs

648

-

Swap valuation allowance

1,350

-

Severance expense

1,532

-

Total operating expense

90,933

85,710

Efficiency ratio

59.28

%

63.27

%

25