Park National Corporation reports financial results for second quarter and first half of 2021
NEWARK, Ohio – Park National Corporation (Park) (NYSE American: PRK) today reported financial results for the second quarter and first half of 2021 (three and six months ended June 30, 2021). Park’s board of directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $1.03 per common share, payable on September 10, 2021 to common shareholders of record as of August 20, 2021.
Park’s net income for the second quarter of 2021 was $39.1 million, a 32.6 percent increase from $29.5 million for the second quarter of 2020. Second quarter 2021 net income per diluted common share was $2.38, compared to $1.80 in the second quarter of 2020. Park’s net income for the first half of 2021 was $82.0 million, a 58.0 percent increase from $51.9 million for the first half of 2020. Net income per diluted common share was $4.98 for the first half of 2021, compared to $3.16 for the first half of 2020. Various governmental programs and economic conditions continue to affect performance reports throughout the financial industry.
“Our positive results reflect the dedication of our associates, who’ve been unwavering in serving our clients throughout the ups and downs of the past year. From lending to digital services to philanthropic support – we do not take lightly the trust our communities place in Park National Bank,” Park Chairman David Trautman said. “We remain focused on delivering on our promises to local families and businesses.”
Park’s community-banking subsidiary, The Park National Bank, reported net income of $40.9 million for the second quarter of 2021, a 33.0 percent increase compared to $30.8 million for the same period of 2020. Park National Bank reported net income of $86.0 million for the first half of 2021, compared to $56.7 million for the first half of 2020. Park National Bank’s mortgage origination volume for the first half of 2021 was $561 million; whereas, it was $527 million for the first half of 2020.
Park’s board also recognized the retirement of C. Daniel DeLawder, thanking him for his 50 years of service and leadership with the Park National organization. DeLawder, a former chairman and chief executive officer for Park, retired from employment on June 30, 2021. He will remain on the boards of directors for the Park National Corporation and Park National Bank; and will continue to serve as chair of the executive committee for the corporation and chair of Park National Bank’s trust committee until his term expires in 2023.
Headquartered in Newark, Ohio, Park National Corporation has $9.9 billion in total assets (as of June 30, 2021). Park’s banking operations are conducted through its subsidiary The Park National Bank. Other Park subsidiaries are Scope Leasing, Inc. (d.b.a. Scope Aircraft Finance), Guardian Financial Services Company (d.b.a. Guardian Finance Company) and SE Property Holdings, LLC.
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Park National Corporation, 50 N. Third Street, Newark, Ohio 43055
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