AltaPacific Bancorp (OTCBB: ABNK), the parent company of AltaPacific Bank, today announced that its Board of Directors has authorized an expansion of the Companys share repurchase program by an additional $2.0 million of the Companys common stock. The Companys repurchase program was originally announced on May 4, 2012. Since that date, the Company has invested approximately $18.6 million to repurchase and retire approximately 1,592,000 shares of its common stock at an average price of $11.66 per share. During 2018, AltaPacific Bancorp repurchased approximately $8.2 million of its common stock, representing approximately 550,000 shares at an average price of $14.91. The Company currently has approximately 5,698,000 shares of common stock outstanding.
Purchases made pursuant to the program will be made in either the open market or in privately negotiated transactions from time to time as permitted by federal securities laws and other legal requirements. The timing, manner, price and amount of any repurchase will be determined by the Company in its discretion and will be subject to economic and market conditions, stock price, applicable legal requirements and other factors. The Company has no obligation to repurchase any shares under this program and the program may be suspended or discontinued at any time.
Charles O. Hall, Chief Executive Officer, commented, “The share repurchase program continues to be an effective way to enhance shareholder value for our investors and highlights the Board of Directors confidence in the value of AltaPacific.
AltaPacific Bancorp is the parent company for AltaPacific Bank. The Companys stock trades over the counter under the symbol ABNK. AltaPacific Bank is an independent business bank headquartered in Santa Rosa, California and has additional banking offices in Glendora, Ontario, Riverside, San Bernardino and Temecula, California. The bank is focused on meeting the specialized needs of small to medium-sized businesses and professionals throughout California. For additional information, please contact us at (707) 236-1500 or online at www.apbconnect.com.
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Charles O. Hall
Chief Executive Officer