Park National Corporation reports financial results for third quarter and first nine months of 2021
NEWARK, Ohio – Park National Corporation (Park) (NYSE American: PRK) today reported financial results for the third quarter and first nine months of 2021 (three and nine months ended September 30, 2021). Park’s board of directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $1.03 per common share, payable on December 10, 2021 to common shareholders of record as of November 19, 2021. The board also declared a special cash dividend of $0.20 per common share, also payable on December 10, 2021 to common shareholders of record as of November 19, 2021.
“Throughout another year of pandemic turbulence, our customers have relied on Park National for more security, convenience, and compassion. We continue to report new opportunities and growth in services from loans to retirement investments to digital banking. We are proud to help our communities not just endure difficult circumstances, but also navigate them and build for the future,” Park Chairman and CEO David Trautman said.
Park’s net income for the third quarter of 2021 was $35.4 million, a 14.9 percent increase from $30.8 million for the third quarter of 2020. Third quarter 2021 net income per diluted common share was $2.16, compared to $1.88 in the third quarter of 2020. Park’s net income for the first nine months of 2021 was $117.4 million, a 41.9 percent increase from $82.7 million for the first nine months of 2020. Net income per diluted common share was $7.14 for the first nine months of 2021, compared to $5.04 for the first nine months of 2020.
Park’s community-banking subsidiary, The Park National Bank, reported net income of $36.5 million for the third quarter of 2021, a 10.8 percent increase compared to $32.9 million for the same period of 2020. Park National Bank reported net income of $122.5 million for the first nine months of 2021, compared to $89.5 million for the first nine months of 2020.
Park also announced that effective October 31, 2021, it will raise its minimum wage for all associates to $15 per hour, to remain competitive in attracting and retaining associates in each of the communities Park serves. Additionally, Park will reward its current associates for their collective role in supporting Park’s outstanding performance throughout another challenging year. Park’s board approved a one-time bonus payment for all associates who are not eligible for Park’s annual incentive compensation program. In November, each full-time associate in that group will receive an extra payment of $1,000, and part-time associates will receive $750.
“Open communication, empathy, and flexibility have always been important parts of our culture, and that has been especially true throughout this pandemic. Our success depends on our associates, and our leaders keep a close watch to ensure we’re taking care of our colleagues and the customers they serve daily,” Park President Matthew Miller said. “We are pleased to continue to invest in support for our community organizations, customers, shareholders, and associates.”
Headquartered in Newark, Ohio, Park National Corporation has $10.0 billion in total assets (as of September 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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