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Peoples Financial Corporation Announces Recovery Of $4,510,359 On Previously Charged Off Loan

Peoples Financial Corporation, listed on the OTCQX Best Market under the symbol PFBX

by Prittle Prattle Team

Peoples Financial Corporation, listed on the OTCQX Best Market under the symbol PFBX

BILOXI, Miss., Feb. 22, 2021 Peoples Financial Corporation (OTCQX Best Market: PFBX), parent of The Peoples Bank, announced the recovery of $4,510,359 on February 22, 2021 with respect to previously charged off amounts of a troubled loan. This recovery was related to a non-accrual loan that was charged off on September 30, 2020 for $5,424,923 and was the primary reason for the Company’s net losses reported in the second and third quarters of 2020.

 

5/28/19 Loan placed on non-accrual

10/25/19 Commercial business files bankruptcy

6/30/20 $1,135,865 provision for loan loss reserve

9/4/20 Bankruptcy court approves final sale of assets free and clear of all liens, claims, interests and encumbrances by private sale for $5,130,000

9/30/20 $4,289,058 provision for loan loss reserve

9/30/20 $5,424,923 charged off loan on customer

11/18/2020 The closing for the sale was completed on 11/18/20, and the purchase money funds, less amounts stated pursuant to the sale order, were placed into an escrow account at R egions Bank

12/3/20 Motion to transfer funds filed by Peoples

1/28/21 Hearing set by court on Bank’s motion to disburse funds. Judge grants motion to transfer funds.

“This significant recovery is very welcomed,” said Chevis C. Swetman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the holding company and the bank. Peoples Financial He added, “Bank management has been focused on reducing all non-performing assets. The results of these efforts have been the decrease in non-accrual loans from $9,266,000 at December 31, 2019 to $3,027,000 at December 31, 2020 and the decrease in other real estate from $7,453,000 at December 31, 2019 to $3,475,000 at December 31, 2020. These efforts to improve the financial position of the bank will continue.”

The company’s capital maintains its position as one of the highest in the Southeast United States. The company’s primary capital ratio was 15.62% and 16.27% at December 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively. This recovery will have a direct positive effect on net income and thus the capital of the company.

Founded in 1896, with $668 million in assets as of December 31, 2020, The Peoples Financial Bank operates 18 branches along the Mississippi Gulf Coast in Hancock, Harrison, Jackson and Stone counties. In addition to offering a comprehensive range of retail and commercial banking services, the bank also operates a trust and investment services department that has provided customers with financial, estate and retirement planning services since 1936.

The Peoples Bank is a wholly owned subsidiary of Peoples Financial Corporation, listed on the OTCQX Best Market under the symbol PFBX.

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