Park National Corporation reports financial results for third quarter and first nine months of 2020
NEWARK, Ohio, Oct. 26, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Park National Corporation (Park) (NYSE American: PRK) today reported financial results for the third quarter and first nine months of 2020 (three and nine months ended September 30, 2020). Park’s board of directors
declared a quarterly cash dividend of $1.02 per common share, payable on December 10, 2020 to common shareholders of record as of November 20, 2020.
Park’s net income for the third quarter of 2020 was $30.8 million, a 1.0 percent decrease from $31.1 million for the third quarter of 2019. Third quarter 2020 net income per diluted common share was $1.88, compared to $1.89 in the third quarter of 2019. Park’s net income for
the first nine months of 2020 was $82.7 million, a 5.0 percent increase from $78.8 million for the first nine months of 2019. Net income per diluted common share was $5.04 for the first nine months of 2020, compared to $4.84 for the first nine months of 2019.
Park’s community-banking subsidiary, The Park National Bank, reported net income of $32.9 million for the third quarter of 2020, a 6.3 percent increase compared to $30.9 million for the same period of 2019. The bank reported net income of $89.5 million for the first nine months of 2020, compared to $87.0 million for the first nine months of 2019.
“Our results through the spring and summer reflect the unwavering dedication our associates have to supporting customers in the most reliable and compassionate ways. Our service style has always included easy, direct access to local bankers, quick responses, and flexibility to fit unique situations. The excellent loan growth this year is absolutely connected to our bankers’ reputation for answering phones and providing solutions – even on evenings and weekends,” Park Chief Executive Office David Trautman explained.
“As our communities adapted to pandemic conditions, local businesses needed swift access to funds as they adjusted and persevered. Families needed fair financing for vehicles and recreational equipment, and many needed guidance about low mortgage rates. Everyone needed and deserves service in the quickest, safest way possible. We are extremely proud of and grateful for our associates, in every corner of our organization, who continue to dedicate themselves to serving our communities and neighbors.”