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United Bank reports much higher 2Q net

July 23. United Bankshares Inc.—different from United Community Banks (UCBI)—today reported earnings for the second quarter and first half of 2021. Earnings for the second quarter of 2021 were $94.8 million, or $0.73 per diluted share, as compared to earnings of $52.7 million, or $0.44 per diluted share, for the second quarter of 2020. Earnings for the first half of 2021 were $201.7 million, or $1.56 per diluted share, as compared to earnings of $92.9 million, or $0.84 per diluted share, for the first half of 2020.

United Bank, the principal subsidiary of United Bankshares, has offices in Mooresville, Denver and Lincolnton.

Second-quarter 2021 results produced annualized returns on average assets, average equity and average tangible common equity, a non-GAAP measure, of 1.41%, 8.69% and 14.95%, respectively, compared to annualized returns on average assets, average equity and average tangible equity of 0.87%, 5.40% and 9.58%, respectively, for the second quarter of 2020.

For the first half of 2021, United’s annualized returns on average assets, average equity and average tangible equity were 1.52%, 9.32% and 16.06%, respectively, compared to annualized returns on average assets, average equity and average tangible equity of 0.85%, 5.16% and 9.28%, respectively, for the first half of 2020.

Earnings for the second quarter and first half of 2021, as compared to the second quarter and first half of 2020, benefited from additional net earnings related to the Carolina Financial Corp. acquisition and a lower provision for credit losses primarily due to better performance trends within the loan portfolio and an improved future macroeconomic forecast under the Current Expected Credit Loss (“CECL”) accounting standard. The second quarter and first half of 2020 also included significant merger related expenses from the Carolina Financial acquisition.

During the second quarter of 2021, United announced that it entered into a definitive merger agreement with Community Bankers Trust. Under the merger agreement, United will acquire 100% of the outstanding shares of Community Bankers in exchange for common shares of United. The combined organization will be approximately $29 billion in assets with nearly 250 locations in some of the most desirable banking markets in the nation. The merger is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2021, subject to satisfaction of customary closing conditions, including receipt of customary regulatory approvals and approval by the shareholders of Community Bankers Trust.

“Our earnings continued to be strong in the second quarter of 2021 as we earned net income of $94.8 million, diluted earnings per share of $0.73 and delivered an annualized return on average assets of 1.41%,” stated Richard M. Adams, United’s Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer. “We were also pleased to announce the intent to acquire Community Bankers Trust Corporation during the second quarter, our 33rd acquisition of the current administration as we continue to strengthen United’s position as one of the largest and best performing regional banking companies in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast.”

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