Laurentian Bank reports solid third quarter results

Highlights of the third quarter of 2015

  • Adjusted diluted earnings per share up 10% year-over-year
  • Strong organic growth:
    • B2B Bank mortgages up 23% year-over-year
    • Loans to businesses up 16% year-over-year
  • Continued strong credit performance with loan losses of $7.0 million, 33% lower than last year

FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDED




JULY 31
 2015


JULY 31
 2014


VARIANCE







Reported basis







Net income

$44.2


$40.1


10%


Diluted earnings per share

$1.44


$1.27


13%


Return on common shareholders' equity

12.1%


11.2%


0.9%







Adjusted basis1







Adjusted net income

$45.3


$42.4


7%


Adjusted diluted earnings per share

$1.48


$1.35


10%


Adjusted return on common shareholders' equity

12.4%


11.9%


0.5%

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1

Certain analyses presented throughout this document are based on the Bank's core activities and therefore exclude certain charges designated as adjusting items. Refer to the Adjusting Items and Non-GAAP Financial Measures sections for further details.

MONTRÉAL, Sept. 2, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - Laurentian Bank of Canada reported adjusted net income of $45.3 million or $1.48 diluted per share for the third quarter of 2015, up 7% and 10% respectively, compared with $42.4 million or $1.35 diluted per share for the same period in 2014. Adjusted return on common shareholders' equity was 12.4% for the third quarter of 2015, compared with 11.9% a year ago. On a reported basis, net income totalled $44.2 million or $1.44 diluted per share for the third quarter of 2015, compared with $40.1 million or $1.27 diluted per share for the same period last year. Also on a reported basis, return on common shareholders' equity was 12.1% for the third quarter of 2015, compared with 11.2% for the third quarter of 2014.

For the nine months ended July 31, 2015, adjusted net income totalled $128.1 million or $4.17 diluted per share, both up 6%, compared with adjusted net income of $121.0 million or $3.92 diluted per share for the nine months ended July 31, 2014. Adjusted return on common shareholders' equity was 12.0% for the nine months ended July 31, 2015, compared with 11.8% in 2014. On a reported basis, net income was $121.2 million or $3.94 diluted per share for the nine months ended July 31, 2015, compared with $106.6 million or $3.42 diluted per share in 2014. Also on a reported basis, return on common shareholders' equity was 11.3% for the nine months ended July 31, 2015, compared with 10.3% for the same period in 2014.

Commenting on the Bank's financial results for the third quarter of 2015, Réjean Robitaille, President and Chief Executive Officer, mentioned: "Our strategy to focus on our leading growth engines continued to pay off during the quarter as B2B Bank mortgage loan portfolio increased by 23% and our loans to businesses increased by 16%. This led to the robust growth in revenue year-over-year. In addition, we have no loan exposure to the oil and gas industry and the credit quality of our portfolios remained excellent, which contributed to our low loan losses and solid financial performance. Furthermore, we remain firmly committed on achieving better operational efficiency and maximizing operating leverage through process improvement and better execution."

Caution Regarding Forward-looking Statements

In this document and in other documents filed with Canadian regulatory authorities or in other communications, Laurentian Bank of Canada may from time to time make written or oral forward-looking statements within the meaning of applicable securities legislation. Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding the Bank's business plan and financial objectives. The forward-looking statements contained in this document are used to assist the Bank's security holders and financial analysts in obtaining a better understanding of the Bank's financial position and the results of operations as at and for the periods ended on the dates presented and may not be appropriate for other purposes. Forward-looking statements typically use the conditional, as well as words such as prospects, believe, estimate, forecast, project, expect, anticipate, plan, may, should, could and would, or the negative of these terms, variations thereof or similar terminology.

By their very nature, forward-looking statements are based on assumptions and involve inherent risks and uncertainties, both general and specific in nature. It is therefore possible that the forecasts, projections and other forward-looking statements will not be achieved or will prove to be inaccurate. Although the Bank believes that the expectations reflected in these forward-looking statements are reasonable, it can give no assurance that these expectations will prove to have been correct.

The Bank cautions readers against placing undue reliance on forward-looking statements when making decisions, as the actual results could differ considerably from the opinions, plans, objectives, expectations, forecasts, estimates and intentions expressed in such forward-looking statements due to various material factors. Among other things, these factors include: changes in capital market conditions, changes in government monetary, fiscal and economic policies, changes in interest rates, inflation levels and general economic conditions, legislative and regulatory developments, changes in competition, modifications to credit ratings, scarcity of human resources, developments in the technological environment, the ability to realize the anticipated benefits from the purchase of an investment loan portfolio, to promptly and effectively integrate the portfolio and the reaction of the seller's customers to the transaction. The Bank further cautions that the foregoing list of factors is not exhaustive. For more information on the risks, uncertainties and assumptions that would cause the Bank's actual results to differ from current expectations, please also refer to the Bank's Annual Report in the Management's Discussion and Analysis under the title "Risk Appetite and Risk Management Framework" and other public filings available at www.sedar.com.

The Bank does not undertake to update any forward-looking statements, whether oral or written, made by itself or on its behalf, except to the extent required by securities regulations.


Highlights


FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDED


FOR THE NINE MONTHS ENDED

In thousands of Canadian dollars, except per share and percentage amounts (Unaudited)

JULY 31
 2015


APRIL 30
 2015


VARIANCE

JULY 31
 2014


VARIANCE


JULY 31
 2015


JULY 31
 2014


VARIANCE
















Profitability











Total revenue

$

226,638


$

220,679


3

%

$

219,645


3

%


$

665,477


$

652,644


2

%


Net income

$

44,166


$

41,188


7

%

$

40,097


10

%


$

121,189


$

106,611


14

%


Diluted earnings per share

$

1.44


$

1.34


7

%

$

1.27


13

%


$

3.94


$

3.42


15

%


Return on common shareholders' equity [1]

12.1

%

11.8

%


11.2

%



11.3

%

10.3

%



Net interest margin (on average earning assets) - updated measure [1] [2]

1.85

%

1.84

%


1.89

%



1.84

%

1.89

%



Efficiency ratio [1]

71.1

%

71.9

%


71.0

%



72.2

%

72.8

%



Operating leverage [1]

1.3

%

2.4

%


3.7

%



0.8

%

5.7

%












Per common share











Share price - Close

$

49.48


$

48.29


2

%

$

51.55


(4)

%


$

49.48


$

51.55


(4)

%


Price / earnings ratio (trailing four quarters)

9.8

x

9.9

x


12.2

x



9.8

x

12.2

x



Book value [1]

$

47.45


$

47.10


1

%

$

45.10


5

%


$

47.45


$

45.10


5

%


Market to book value [1]

104

%

103

%


114

%



104

%

114

%



Dividends declared

$

0.56


$

0.54


4

%

$

0.52


8

%


$

1.64


$

1.54


6

%


Dividend yield [1]

4.5

%

4.5

%


4.0

%



4.4

%

4.0

%



Dividend payout ratio [1]

38.8

%

40.3

%


40.9

%



41.6

%

45.0

%












Adjusted financial measures











Adjusted net income [1]

$

45,291


$

42,313


7

%

$

42,355


7

%


$

128,072


$

120,991


6

%


Adjusted diluted earnings per share [1]

$

1.48


$

1.38


7

%

$

1.35


10

%


$

4.17


$

3.92


6

%


Adjusted return on common shareholders' equity [1]

12.4

%

12.1

%


11.9

%



12.0

%

11.8

%



Adjusted efficiency ratio [1]

71.1

%

71.9

%


70.3

%



71.5

%

71.3

%



Adjusted operating leverage [1]

1.3

%

(0.7)

%


2.0

%



(0.3)

%

2.1

%



Adjusted dividend payout ratio [1]

37.8

%

39.2

%


38.6

%



39.3

%

39.2

%












Financial position (in millions of Canadian dollars)










Balance sheet assets [3]

$

39,558


$

37,656


5

%

$

36,289


9

%






Loans and acceptances

$

28,655


$

28,111


2

%

$

27,275


5

%






Deposits

$

25,800


$

24,960


3

%

$

24,213


7

%






Average earning assets

$

31,556


$

30,631


3

%

$

29,717


6

%


$

30,804


$

29,746


4

%

Basel III regulatory capital ratios — All-in basis










Common Equity Tier I

7.7

%

7.8

%


7.7

%







Total

11.7

%

11.9

%


12.4

%







Leverage ratio

3.6

%

3.7

%


n.a

















Other information











Number of full-time equivalent employees

3,761


3,746



3,740








Number of branches

150


151



152








Number of automated banking machines

408


415



420







[1]

Refer to the Non-GAAP Financial Measures section.

[2]

Calculated as net interest income divided by average earning assets. Refer to the External Reporting Changes - Offsetting of Financial Instruments and Impact on Net Interest Margin section below and the Non-GAAP Financial Measures section for further details.

[3]

Comparative figures for 2014 reflect the adoption of amendments to IAS 32, Financial Instruments: Presentation. Refer to Note 2 in the unaudited condensed interim consolidated financial statements.

Quarterly Highlights

Personal & Commercial

  • Good performance with growth in net income of 21% over the third quarter of 2014.

Business Services

  • Seventh consecutive period of double digit loan growth.
  • Total loans to businesses increased by 16% from the third quarter of 2014, with both commercial loans and commercial mortgages increasing by approximately the same rate.
  • The Leasing team is developing new relationships for the Bank, building a solid pipeline and expanding its geographic footprint with account managers now located in Nova Scotia, Quebec, Ontario and Alberta.
  • The Real Estate Financing team continues to generate high quality loans as it works closely with well-established developers who are launching the right kind of projects to meet the demands of evolving markets.
  • Maintaining its focus on commercial excellence to improve the productivity of the sales organization and on operational excellence to improve its processes for their customers.

Retail Services

  • The good performance from our co-branded LBC-Mackenzie mutual funds offering contributed to 35% growth in income from the sales of mutual funds compared to last year.
  • Working towards being compliant with the new CRM2 (Client Relationship Model - Phase 2) regulatory requirements.

B2B Bank

  • Record quarter of mortgage loan originations with growth of 23% compared to the third quarter of 2014.
  • A comprehensive product offering, combined with a diligent underwriting process, continues to serve a growing number of professional mortgage brokers and their clients well.
  • In August, B2B Bank acquired an investment loan portfolio from TD Bank Group, adding 5,000 new end-clients and $0.6 billion of new loans. B2B Bank's investment loan portfolio now exceeds $4.5 billion. This strategic transaction solidifies B2B Bank's leadership in the investment lending space and confirms its commitment to the advisor community.

Laurentian Bank Securities (LBS)

  • Gradually building out its Retail brokerage platform contributed to 11% growth in LBS' clients' assets under administration over the year. Client assets now exceed $3.1 billion.
  • The institutional equity division is broadening its reach - conducting business with more institutional investors and more small-cap companies.

Bank Appointments

  • During the quarter, François Laurin was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. In addition, Deborah Rose was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of B2B Bank and Stéphane Therrien was given the additional responsibility for Retail Services, as Executive Vice President, Personal & Commercial Banking. With their respective expertise, they will make significant contributions to the Bank.

Management's Discussion and Analysis

This Management's Discussion and Analysis (MD&A) is a narrative explanation, through the eyes of management, of the Bank's financial condition as at July 31, 2015, and of how it performed during the three-month and nine-month periods then ended. This MD&A, dated September 2, 2015, should be read in conjunction with the unaudited condensed interim consolidated financial statements for the period ended July 31, 2015, prepared in accordance with IAS 34 Interim financial reporting, as issued by the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB). Supplemental information on risk management, critical accounting policies and estimates, and off-balance sheet arrangements is also provided in the Bank's 2014 Annual Report.

Additional information about the Laurentian Bank of Canada, including the Annual Information Form, is available on the Bank's website at www.laurentianbank.ca and on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

Economic Outlook

In Canada, the economy experienced a mild contraction during the first half of 2015. This mostly reflects the immediate impact of the decline in crude oil prices on business investment, a temporary slowdown in non-energy exports and, to a lesser extent, cooling demand for non-energy commodities. Nevertheless, export-oriented industries located in Central Canada have recently showed renewed signs of strengthening, which has helped to support the Canadian labour market, with the unemployment rate remaining stable at 6.8% over the last six months. Furthermore, this, combined with the anticipated increase in capital spending by export-oriented companies, should contribute to a moderate rebound in Canadian real GDP for the second half of 2015 and in 2016. In sum, the Canadian economy is forecast to grow by 1.2% in 2015 and 2.0% in 2016, after growing by 2.4% in 2014.

The recent pullback in crude oil prices has also led to a decline in inflation expectations around the world, and consequently in global interest rates. This enabled the Bank of Canada to reduce its overnight rate target by 25 basis points in July 2015, following the 25 basis points rate cut in January 2015. With the foreseeable divergence between monetary policies in the US and Canada and the decline in oil prices, the Canadian dollar trades at close to US$0.76, which should further stimulate the export segment of the Canadian economy.

Overall, the persistently low-interest rate environment poses challenges to interest margins for the Bank. However, the stable unemployment and expected stronger economic growth in Central Canada should positively contribute to the Bank's growth, despite the concern over the resource-rich areas of the Canadian economy.

2015 Financial Performance

The following table presents management's financial objectives and the Bank's performance for 2015. These financial objectives were based on the assumptions noted on page 23 of the Bank's 2014 Annual Report under the title "Key assumptions supporting the Bank's objectives" and excluded adjusting items.

2015 FINANCIAL OBJECTIVES [1]


FOR THE NINE MONTHS ENDED

JULY 31, 2015


2015 OBJECTIVES




Adjusted diluted earnings per share

5% to 8% growth

6%

Adjusted efficiency ratio

< 71.0%

71.5%

Adjusted operational leverage [2]

Positive

(0.3)%

Adjusted return on common shareholders' equity

≥ 12.0%

12.0%

Common Equity Tier I capital ratio — All-in basis

> 7.0%

7.7%

[1]

Refer to the Non-GAAP Financial Measures section.

[2]

For the purpose of calculating 2015 financial objectives, year-to-date growth rates are calculated year-over-year (i.e. current period versus the corresponding prior year period).

Management believes that the profitability and capital objectives set at the beginning of the fiscal year are achievable. Good growth in higher-margin products and continued strong credit quality were the key drivers of the Bank's financial performance since the beginning of the year. However, planned expenses in the fourth quarter to improve branch-level account administration systems in light of the new Client Relationship Model - Phase 2 (CRM2) regulatory requirements could contribute to the Bank slightly missing its annual efficiency ratio and operating leverage objectives. The Bank, nonetheless, maintains its focus on realizing revenue opportunities and containing core expense growth to improve efficiency.

Analysis of Consolidated Results


CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED RESULTS











FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDED


FOR THE NINE MONTHS ENDED

In thousands of Canadian dollars, except per share amounts (Unaudited)

JULY 31
 2015


APRIL 30
 2015


JULY 31
 2014


JULY 31
 2015


JULY 31
 2014











Net interest income

$

147,229


$

137,691


$

141,249


$

424,416


$

420,831

Other income

79,409


82,988


78,396


241,061


231,813

Total revenue

226,638


220,679


219,645


665,477


652,644

Amortization of net premium on purchased financial instruments and revaluation of contingent consideration

1,531


1,531


1,511


4,534


8,145

Provision for loan losses

7,000


8,000


10,500


25,500


31,500

Non-interest expenses

161,037


158,750


155,973


480,484


475,010

Income before income taxes

57,070


52,398


51,661


154,959


137,989

Income taxes

12,904


11,210


11,564


33,770


31,378

Net income

$

44,166


$

41,188


$

40,097


$

121,189


$

106,611

Preferred share dividends, including applicable taxes

2,399


2,398


3,588


7,196


8,590

Net income available to common shareholders

$

41,767


$

38,790


$

36,509


$

113,993


$

98,021









Diluted earnings per share

$

1.44


$

1.34


$

1.27


$

3.94


$

3.42

Adjusting items

The Bank has designated certain amounts as adjusting items and presents adjusted results to facilitate understanding of its underlying business performance and related trends. The Bank assesses performance on a GAAP basis and non-GAAP basis and considers both measures to be useful to investors and analysts in obtaining a better understanding of the Bank's financial results and analyzing its growth and profit potential more effectively.

Adjusting items are related to business combinations which are included in the B2B Bank business segment's reported results. In addition, a compensation charge related to the Bank's President and Chief Executive Officer's announced retirement, which is reported in the Other sector's reported results, was classified as an adjusting item in the first quarter of 2015.

Adjusted results and measures are non-GAAP measures. Comments on the uses and limitations of such measures are disclosed in the Non-GAAP Financial Measures section hereafter.

IMPACT OF ADJUSTING ITEMS [1]










FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDED


FOR THE NINE MONTHS ENDED

In thousands of Canadian dollars, except per share amounts (Unaudited)

JULY 31
2015


APRIL 30
2015


JULY 31
2014


JULY 31
2015


JULY 31
2014








Impact on net income







Reported net income

$

44,166


$

41,188


$

40,097


$

121,189


$

106,611








Adjusting items







Items related to business combinations, net of income taxes








Amortization of net premium on purchased financial instruments and revaluation of contingent consideration









Amortization of net premium on purchased financial instruments


1,125


1,125


1,109


3,333


2,971



Revaluation of contingent consideration






4,100


Costs related to business combinations (T&I Costs)



1,149



7,309


1,125


1,125


2,258


3,333


14,380

Retirement compensation charge, net of income taxes [2]




3,550



1,125


1,125


2,258


6,883


14,380

Adjusted net income

$

45,291


$

42,313


$

42,355


$

128,072


$

120,991








Impact on diluted earnings per share







Reported diluted earnings per share

$

1.44


$

1.34


$

1.27


$

3.94


$

3.42

Adjusting items







Items related to business combinations

0.04


0.04


0.08


0.12


0.50

Retirement compensation charge




0.12



0.04


0.04


0.08


0.24


0.50

Adjusted diluted earnings per share [3]

$

1.48


$

1.38


$

1.35


$

4.17


$

3.92

[1]

Refer to the Non-GAAP Financial Measures section.

[2]

The retirement compensation charge is included in the line item Salaries and benefits in the consolidated statement of income.

[3]

The impact of adjusting items on a per share basis does not add due to rounding for the nine months ended July 31, 2015.

Three months ended July 31, 2015 compared with the three months ended July 31, 2014

Net income was $44.2 million or $1.44 diluted per share for the third quarter of 2015, compared with $40.1 million or $1.27 diluted per share for the third quarter of 2014. Adjusted net income was $45.3 million for the third quarter ended July 31, 2015, up from $42.4 million for the same quarter of 2014, while adjusted diluted earnings per share were $1.48, up 10% compared with $1.35 diluted per share in 2014. The calculation of diluted earnings per share in the third quarter of 2014 reflected higher preferred share dividends ($0.04 per share) compared with the same quarter in 2015.

Total revenue

Total revenue increased by $7.0 million or 3% to $226.6 million for the third quarter of 2015, compared with $219.6 million for the third quarter of 2014, essentially as a result of growth in net interest income year-over-year.

Net interest income increased by $6.0 million or 4% to $147.2 million for the third quarter of 2015, from $141.2 million for the third quarter of 2014. The increase was mainly generated by strong commercial and residential mortgage loan growth and higher loan prepayment penalties, partly offset by a relatively higher level of liquid assets compared to a year ago. Net interest margin (as a percentage of average earning assets) decreased to 1.85% for the third quarter of 2015 from 1.89% for the third quarter of 2014, mainly as a result of the higher level of low-yielding liquid assets held to finance the purchase of an investment loan portfolio in early August and to support expected organic loan growth, partly offset by the higher prepayment penalties on residential mortgage loans.

Other income increased by $1.0 million or 1% and amounted to $79.4 million for the third quarter of 2015, compared with $78.4 million for the third quarter of 2014. Mutual fund commissions increased by $2.6 million or 35% compared with the third quarter of 2014, partly driven by new sales, as well as additional fee-based revenues earned on the co-branded LBC-Mackenzie mutual fund assets under administration. This was offset by a decrease in insurance income, mainly due to higher claims, as well as lower revenues from brokerage and treasury operations.

Amortization of net premium on purchased financial instruments and revaluation of contingent consideration

For the third quarter of 2015, the amortization of net premium on purchased financial instruments amounted to $1.5 million for the third quarter of 2015, unchanged compared with the third quarter of 2014. Refer to Note 12 to the unaudited condensed interim consolidated financial statements.

Provision for loan losses

The provision for loan losses decreased by 33% to $7.0 million for the third quarter of 2015 from $10.5 million for the third quarter of 2014. During the quarter, various improvements and repayments, mainly in the commercial portfolios, triggered net favourable adjustments to provisions. This low level of loan losses is also consistent with the overall underlying quality of the loan portfolios. Management continues to expect that loan losses could remain slightly lower than historical levels for the rest of the year. Refer to the Risk Management section below for further details on the credit condition of the loan portfolio.

Non-interest expenses

Non-interest expenses increased by $5.1 million to $161.0 million for the third quarter of 2015, compared with $156.0 million for the third quarter of 2014, essentially as a result of higher premises and technology costs, as detailed below. Expenses for the third quarter of 2014 also included costs of $1.6 million related to the integration work at B2B Bank, which was subsequently completed at the end of last year.

Salaries and employee benefits increased by $1.8 million or 2% to $84.8 million for the third quarter of 2015, compared with the third quarter of 2014, mainly due to higher payroll taxes introduced in December 2014, higher staffing levels in business services and regular annual salary increases. Lower headcount from the optimization of certain retail and corporate activities in the fourth quarter of 2014 partly offset this increase year-over-year.

Premises and technologycosts increased by $4.7 million to $50.1 million compared with the third quarter of 2014. The increase mostly stems from higher project expenses, in part as the Bank incurred additional costs in order to improve branch-level account administration systems in light of the new CRM2 standards prescribed by the Canadian Securities Administrators.

Other non-interest expenses stood at $26.1 million for the third quarter of 2015, essentially unchanged compared with the third quarter of 2014. The Bank continues to manage expenses through tight cost control and process reviews.

The adjusted efficiency ratio was 71.1% for the third quarter of 2015, compared with 70.3% for the third quarter of 2014. The increase mainly reflects the higher technology costs described above.

Income taxes

For the quarter ended July 31, 2015, the income tax expense was $12.9 million and the effective tax rate was 22.6%. The lower tax rate, compared to the statutory rate, mainly resulted from the favourable effect of holding investments in Canadian securities that generate non-taxable dividend income and the lower taxation level on revenues from foreign insurance operations. For the quarter ended July 31, 2014, the income tax expense was $11.6 million and the effective tax rate was 22.4%.

Nine months ended July 31, 2015 compared with the nine months ended July 31, 2014

Net income was $121.2 million or $3.94 diluted per share for the nine months ended July 31, 2015, compared with $106.6 million or $3.42 diluted per share for the nine months ended July 31, 2014. Adjusted net income was $128.1 million for the nine months ended July 31, 2015, up 6% compared with $121.0 million in 2014, while adjusted diluted earnings per share was $4.17, compared with $3.92 diluted per share in 2014.

Total revenue

Total revenue increased by $12.8 million to $665.5 million for the nine months ended July 31, 2015, compared with $652.6 million for the nine months ended July 31, 2014.

Net interest income increased by $3.6 million or 1% to $424.4 million for the nine months ended July 31, 2015, from $420.8 million for the nine months ended July 31, 2014. The impact of good loan growth over the last twelve months has positively contributed to earnings, while margins remained under pressure. Furthermore, interest income in 2014 had benefited from interest recoveries upon the settlement of impaired loans. When compared with the nine months ended July 31, 2014, net interest margin (as a percentage of average earning assets) decreased by 5 basis points to 1.84% for the nine months ended July 31, 2015, mainly due to the higher level of liquid assets held to finance the purchase of an investment loan portfolio in early August and to support expected organic loan growth.

Other income increased by $9.2 million or 4% and amounted to $241.1 million for the nine months ended July 31, 2015, compared with $231.8 million for the nine months ended July 31, 2014. Solid mutual fund commissions, up $7.3 million or 34%, significantly contributed to the year-over-year increase, partly driven by new sales, as well as additional fee-based revenues earned on the co-branded LBC-Mackenzie mutual fund assets under administration. Income from treasury and financial market operations also increased by $5.7 million due to a better contribution from trading activities and higher foreign-exchange revenues. Furthermore, fees and commissions on loans and deposits were up $2.6 million compared with the nine months ended July 31, 2014 mainly as a result of a higher level of underwriting activities. Of note, other income in the nine months ended July 31, 2014 included a one-time $3.7 million gain on the sale, in February 2014, of a $102.4 million commercial mortgage loan portfolio.

Amortization of net premium on purchased financial instruments and revaluation of contingent consideration

For the nine months ended July 31, 2015, the line item "Amortization of net premium on purchased financial instruments and revaluation of contingent consideration" amounted to $4.5 million, compared with $8.1 million for the nine months ended July 31, 2014. The higher charge in 2014 essentially resulted from a $4.1 million non tax-deductible charge recorded in the second quarter to settle the contingent consideration related to the AGF Trust acquisition. The amortization of net premium on purchased financial instruments amounted to $4.5 million for the nine months ended July 31, 2015, compared with $4.0 million for the nine months ended July 31, 2014. Refer to Note 12 to the unaudited condensed interim consolidated financial statements.

Provision for loan losses

The provision for loan losses decreased by $6.0 million to $25.5 million for the nine months ended July 31, 2015 from $31.5 million for the nine months ended July 31, 2014. The overall level of losses, expressed as a percentage of average loans, stood at a very low 10 basis points reflecting the excellent condition of the loan portfolio as noted above. Refer to the Risk Management section below for further details on the credit condition of the loan portfolio.

Non-interest expenses

Non-interest expenses increased by $5.5 million and totalled $480.5 million for the nine months ended July 31, 2015, compared with $475.0 million for the nine months ended July 31, 2014. Adjusting items had a favourable net effect of $5.1 million compared with the nine months ended July 31, 2014, as $10.0 million lower costs related to business combinations were only partly offset by the retirement compensation charge of $4.9 million referred to previously. Adjusted non-interest expenses increased by $10.6 million, or 2%, mainly as a result of higher ongoing technology costs, as detailed below.

Salaries and employee benefits increased by $3.7 million or 1% to $256.6 million for the nine months ended July 31, 2015, compared with the nine months ended July 31, 2014. As mentioned above, salaries for the first quarter of 2015 included a retirement compensation charge of $4.9 million related to the adjustment to the employment contract of the Bank's CEO, Mr. Robitaille. On an adjusted basis, despite the higher payroll taxes introduced in December 2014, salaries and employee benefits declined by $1.2 million, mainly due to the good performance in group insurance programs and lower headcount from restructuring initiatives at the end of 2014.

Premises and technologycosts increased by $10.3 million to $147.3 million compared with the nine months ended July 31, 2014. The increase mostly stems from expensed project management costs as described above.

Other non-interest expenses slightly increased by $1.4 million to $76.6 million for the nine months ended July 31, 2015, from $75.1 million for the nine months ended July 31, 2014, essentially as a result of increased business development activities.

The adjusted efficiency ratio was 71.5% for the nine months ended July 31, 2015, compared with 71.3% for the nine months ended July 31, 2014. The adjusted operating leverage was slightly negative year-over-year.

Income taxes

For the nine months ended July 31, 2015, the income tax expense was $33.8 million and the effective tax rate was 21.8%. The lower tax rate, compared to the statutory rate, resulted mainly from the favourable effect of holding investments in Canadian securities that generate non-taxable dividend income and the lower taxation level on revenues from foreign insurance operations. For the nine months ended July 31, 2014, the income tax expense was $31.4 million and the effective tax rate was 22.7%. Year-over-year, the lower effective tax rate for the nine months ended July 31, 2015 resulted from a $4.1 million non tax-deductible charge recorded in the second quarter of 2014 as a result of the final settlement of the contingent consideration related to the AGF Trust acquisition.

Three months ended July 31, 2015 compared with the three months ended April 30, 2015

Net income was $44.2 million or $1.44 diluted per share for the third quarter of 2015 compared with $41.2 million or $1.34 diluted per share for the second quarter of 2015. Adjusted net income was $45.3 million or $1.48 diluted per share, compared with $42.3 million or $1.38 diluted per share for the second quarter of 2015.

Total revenue increased to $226.6 million for the third quarter of 2015, compared with $220.7 million for the previous quarter. Net interest income increased by $9.5 million sequentially to $147.2 million for the third quarter of 2015, mainly as a result of the positive impact of three more days in the third quarter and the seasonally higher level of prepayment penalties on residential mortgage loans. The Bank's net interest margin (as a percentage of average earning assets) slightly increased sequentially by 1 basis point to 1.85% for the third quarter of 2015, compared with 1.84% for the second quarter of 2015, mainly as a result of the seasonally higher prepayment penalties, partly offset by a higher level of liquid assets compared with the previous quarter as mentioned above.

Other income decreased by $3.6 million sequentially to $79.4 million for the third quarter of 2015, mainly due to a $3.4 million decrease in income from treasury and financial market operations resulting from the recognition of net losses on securities in the third quarter and lower income from trading activities, which were partly offset by higher foreign-exchange revenues.

The line-item "Amortization of net premium on purchased financial instruments" amounted to $1.5 million for the third quarter of 2015, unchanged compared with the second quarter of 2015. Refer to Note 12 to the unaudited condensed interim consolidated financial statements for additional information.

Provision for loan losses totalled $7.0 million for the third quarter of 2015, a $1.0 million decrease compared with $8.0 million for the second quarter of 2015, reflecting the strong quality of the portfolio and the favourable credit underwriting environment as noted above.

Non-interest expenses amounted to $161.0 million for the third quarter of 2015, compared with $158.8 million for the second quarter of 2015. Non-interest expenses slightly increased by 1% sequentially due to higher project expenses. Adjusted operating leverage was positive at 1.3% and mainly reflected three more days in the third quarter.

Financial condition

CONDENSED BALANCE SHEET [1]






In thousands of Canadian dollars (Unaudited)

AS AT JULY 31
2015


AS AT OCTOBER 31
2014


AS AT JULY 31
2014





ASSETS





Cash and deposits with other banks

$

160,387


$

248,855


$

155,281


Securities

5,219,987


4,880,460


4,424,262


Securities purchased under reverse repurchase agreements

4,701,479


3,196,781


3,765,543


Loans and acceptances, net

28,543,006


27,310,208


27,153,104


Other assets

932,866


846,481


791,087


$

39,557,725


$

36,482,785


$

36,289,277





LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY





Deposits

$

25,800,044


$

24,523,026


$

24,212,545


Other liabilities

6,433,021


5,103,778


5,288,872


Debt related to securitization activities

5,245,340


4,863,848


4,824,777


Subordinated debt

449,084


447,523


446,995


Shareholders' equity

1,630,236


1,544,610


1,516,088


$

39,557,725


$

36,482,785


$

36,289,277

[1]

Comparative figures for 2014 reflect the adoption of amendments to IAS 32, Financial Instruments: Presentation. Refer to Note 2 in the unaudited condensed interim consolidated financial statements.

Balance sheet assets amounted to $39.6 billion as at July 31, 2015, up $3.1 billion or 8% from $36.5 billion as at October 31, 2014. This increase mainly reflects loan growth and higher liquid assets as explained below.

Liquid assets

Liquid assets, including cash, deposits with other banks, securities and securities purchased under reverse repurchase agreements, totalled $10.1 billion as at July 31, 2015, an increase of $1.8 billion compared with October 31, 2014 and an increase of $1.7 billion compared with July 31, 2014. This higher level of liquid assets was partly held to support a $0.6 billion loan purchase in early August as well as the Bank's expected organic loan growth, particularly in the residential mortgage and commercial loan portfolios. The increase also reflects deposit gathering from multiple sources. Overall, the Bank continues to prudently manage the level of liquidity and hold sufficient cash resources in order to meet its current and future financial obligations, under both normal and stressed conditions.

Loans

Loans and bankers' acceptances, net of allowances, stood at $28.5 billion as at July 31, 2015, up $1.2 billion from October 31, 2014, as continued strong growth in the Bank's higher-margin business portfolios and B2B Bank's residential mortgage loan portfolio was slightly offset by continued net repayments in the investment loan portfolio. Commercial loans, including acceptances, increased by $422.8 million or 13% since October 31, 2014, while commercial mortgage loans increased by $319.5 million or 12% over the same period. The Bank continues to focus on growing its commercial activities. Personal loans decreased by $272.1 million or 4% since October 31, 2014, mainly reflecting continued attrition in the investment loan portfolio, albeit at a relatively slower pace than in previous periods. Residential mortgage loans were up by $755.0 million from October 31, 2014, mostly driven by B2B Bank's enhanced mortgage solutions.

Liabilities

Personal deposits stood at $19.0 billion as at July 31, 2015, up $0.3 billion compared with October 31, 2014, while business and other deposits increased by $1.0 billion since October 31, 2014 to $6.8 billion as at July 31, 2015. The Bank continues to optimize its current funding strategy by focusing on client deposits either through its retail branch network or B2B Bank's advisor relationships, while also increasing usage of institutional funding sources. Personal deposits represented 74% of total deposits as at July 31, 2015, a decrease compared with 76% as at October 31, 2014, and contributed to the Bank's solid liquidity position.

Debt related to securitization activities totalling $5.2 billion remains a preferred source of fixed-rate funding and increased by $381.5 million or 8% compared with October 31, 2014, as a result of the Bank's participation in both the Canada Mortgage Bond program and multi-seller mortgage securitization facilities. Subordinated debt remained relatively unchanged compared with October 31, 2014 and stood at $0.4 billion as at July 31, 2015.

Shareholders' equity

Shareholders' equity stood at $1,630.2 million as at July 31, 2015, compared with $1,544.6 million as at October 31, 2014. This $85.6 million increase is mainly explained by the net income contribution for the nine-month period, net of declared dividends, as well as the net change in accumulated other comprehensive income. The Bank's book value per common share appreciated to $47.45 as at July 31, 2015 from $45.89 as at October 31, 2014. There were 28,956,619 common shares and 8,000 share purchase options outstanding as at August 27, 2015.

Capital Management

Regulatory capital

The regulatory capital calculation is determined based on the guidelines issued by the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions Canada (OSFI) originating from the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS) regulatory risk based capital framework. Under OSFI's Capital Adequacy Requirements Guideline (the CAR Guideline), transitional requirements for minimum Common Equity Tier 1, Tier 1 and Total capital ratios were set at 4.5%, 6.0% and 8.0% respectively for 2015, which, for the Bank, will be fully phased-in to 7.0%, 8.5% and 10.5% by 2019, including capital conservation buffers.

In its CAR Guideline, OSFI indicated that it expects deposit-taking institutions to attain target capital ratios without transition arrangements equal to or greater than the 2019 minimum capital ratios plus capital conservation buffer levels (the "all-in" basis). The "all-in" basis includes all of the regulatory adjustments that will be required by 2019, while retaining the phase-out rules of non-qualifying capital instruments. Refer to the Bank's 2014 Annual Report under the title "Capital Management" for additional information on the Bank's regulatory capital.

As detailed in the table below, on an "all-in" basis, the Common Equity Tier 1, Tier 1 and Total capital ratios stood at 7.7%, 9.1% and 11.7%, respectively, as at July 31, 2015. These ratios meet all current requirements.

REGULATORY CAPITAL [1]







In thousands of Canadian dollars, except percentage amounts (Unaudited)

AS AT JULY 31
 2015


AS AT OCTOBER 31
 2014


AS AT JULY 31
 2014









Regulatory capital





Common Equity Tier 1 capital

$

1,153,802


$

1,087,224


$

1,051,085



Tier 1 capital

$

1,373,435


$

1,306,857


$

1,270,718



Total capital

$

1,758,309


$

1,747,526


$

1,705,687






Total risk-weighted assets [2]

$

15,017,481


$

13,844,014


$

13,714,954






Regulatory capital ratios





Common Equity Tier 1 capital ratio

7.7

%

7.9

%

7.7

%


Tier 1 capital ratio

9.1

%

9.4

%

9.3

%


Total capital ratio

11.7

%

12.6

%

12.4

%

[1]

The amounts are presented on an "all-in" basis.

[2]

Using the Standardized Approach in determining credit risk and operational risk.

The Common Equity Tier 1 capital ratio decreased to 7.7% as at July 31, 2015, compared with 7.9% as at October 31, 2014, mainly as internal capital generation did not fully offset the impact of higher risk-weighted corporate exposures, as well as the recent decrease in value of available-for-sale securities and pension plan assets.

Regulatory developments concerning capital

In December 2014, the BCBS issued for consultation the Revisions to the standardised approach for credit risk document, which forms part of the BCBS' broader work on improving the consistency and comparability of bank capital ratios. This document proposes to reduce reliance on external credit ratings, increase risk sensitivity and enhance comparability across banks. This consultative document was open for comments until March 27, 2015. The Bank is closely monitoring these developments as they could potentially impact capital requirements in the future.

Basel III Leverage ratio

The Basel III capital reforms introduced a non-risk based leverage ratio requirement to act as a supplementary measure to the risk-based capital requirements. Under OSFI's Leverage Requirements Guideline issued in October 2014, the Asset to Capital Multiple (ACM) was replaced with a new leverage ratio as of January 1, 2015. Federally regulated deposit-taking institutions are expected to maintain a Basel III leverage ratio that meets or exceeds 3% at all times. The leverage ratio is currently defined as the Tier 1 capital divided by unweighted on-balance sheet assets and off-balance sheet commitments, derivatives and securities financing transactions, as defined within the requirements. It differs from OSFI's previous ACM requirement in that it includes more off-balance-sheet exposures and a narrower definition of capital (Tier 1 Capital instead of Total Capital).

As detailed in the table below, the leverage ratio stood at 3.6% as at July 31, 2015 and exceeds current requirements.

BASEL III LEVERAGE RATIO


In thousands of Canadian dollars, except percentage amounts (Unaudited)

AS AT JULY 31
 2015




Tier 1 capital

$

1,373,435


Total unweighted exposures

$

38,417,139




Basel III leverage ratio

3.6

%

Dividends

On August 19, 2015, the Board of Directors declared the regular dividend on the Preferred Shares Series 11 and Preferred Shares Series 13 to shareholders of record on September 8, 2015. At its meeting on September 2, 2015, the Board of Directors declared a dividend of $0.56 per common share, payable on November 1, 2015, to shareholders of record on October 1, 2015. Consistent with the previous quarter, the Board of Directors determined that shares attributed under the Bank's Shareholder Dividend Reinvestment and Share Purchase Plan will be purchased in the open market. As such, no discount will be applied to the purchase price of these common shares.

COMMON SHARE DIVIDENDS AND PAYOUT RATIO












FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDED


FOR THE

NINE MONTHS

ENDED


FOR THE YEARS ENDED

In Canadian dollars, except payout ratio

(Unaudited)

JULY 31
 2015


APRIL 30
 2015


JULY 31
 2014



JULY 31
 2015



OCTOBER 31
 2014


OCTOBER 31
 2013


OCTOBER 31
 2012












Dividends declared per common share

$

0.56


$

0.54


$

0.52



$

1.64



$

2.06


$

1.98


$

1.84


Dividend payout ratio [1]

38.8

%

40.3

%

40.9

%


41.6

%


45.7

%

52.0

%

37.0

%

Adjusted dividend payout ratio [1]

37.8

%

39.2

%

38.6

%


39.3

%


38.7

%

39.0

%

36.9

%

[1] Refer to the Non-GAAP Financial Measures section.

Risk Management

The Bank is exposed to various types of risks owing to the nature of its activities. These risks are mainly related to the use of financial instruments. In order to manage these risks, controls such as risk management policies and various risk limits have been implemented. These measures aim to optimize the risk/return ratio in all operating segments. Refer to the section "Risk Appetite and Risk Management Framework" on page 42 of the Bank's 2014 Annual Report for additional information.

Credit risk

The following sections provide further details on the credit quality of the Bank's loan portfolios.


PROVISION FOR LOAN LOSSES










FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDED


FOR THE NINE MONTHS ENDED

In thousands of Canadian dollars, except percentage amounts (Unaudited)

JULY 31
 2015


APRIL 30
 2015


JULY 31
 2014



JULY 31
 2015


JULY 31
 2014












Personal loans

$

7,968


$

7,715


$

4,976



$

21,233


$

17,452


Residential mortgage loans

1,866


760


1,606



4,149


3,176


Commercial mortgage loans

(1,227)


(812)


3,759



(131)


4,143


Commercial and other loans (including acceptances)

(1,607)


337


159



249


6,729



$

7,000


$

8,000


$

10,500



$

25,500


$

31,500


As a % of average loans and acceptances

0.10

%

0.12

%

0.15

%


0.12

%

0.16

%

The provision for loan losses amounted to $7.0 million in the third quarter of 2015, improving $3.5 million when compared with the same quarter a year ago and $1.0 million sequentially. For the nine months ended July 31, 2015, the provision for loan losses decreased by $6.0 million and amounted to $25.5 million compared with $31.5 million for the same period in 2014. Lower losses during the quarter and nine-month period were due to more favourable settlements and the overall strong credit performance as explained below. The current level of provisions continues to reflect the underlying strong credit quality of the Bank's loan portfolios and prolonged low interest rates in the Canadian market.

Loan losses on personal loans increased by $3.0 million compared with the third quarter of 2014 and stood at $8.0 million in the third quarter of 2015. On a sequential basis, loan losses on personal loans only slightly increased by $0.3 million. For the nine months ended July 31, 2015, loan losses on personal loans increased by $3.8 million, mainly due to a return to a normalized provision level in the B2B Bank's portfolios compared with last year.

At $1.9 million for the third quarter of 2015, loan losses on residential mortgage loans increased by $0.3 million compared with the third quarter of 2014 and by $1.1 million compared with the second quarter of 2015. For the nine months ended July 31, 2015, loan losses on residential mortgage loans increased by $1.0 million. The level of loan losses remains low as a result of the favourable credit conditions and historically strong underwriting criteria.

Loan losses on commercial mortgages and commercial loans cumulatively amounted to negative $2.8 million in the third quarter of 2015, a decrease of $6.8 million compared with the same quarter last year, mainly resulting from favourable settlements and improvements during the third quarter of 2015. On a sequential basis, loan losses in these portfolios decreased by a combined $2.4 million, essentially for the same reason. For the nine months ended July 31, 2015, loan losses on commercial mortgages and commercial loans totalled $0.1 million compared with $10.9 million for the same period in 2014. The year-over-year decrease of $10.8 million was mainly attributable to a higher amount of favourable settlements compared to last year, as well as continued improvements in the underlying portfolios as mentioned above.


IMPAIRED LOANS




In thousands of Canadian dollars, except percentage amounts (Unaudited)

AS AT JULY 31
 2015


AS AT OCTOBER 31
 2014


AS AT JULY 31
 2014






Gross impaired loans





Personal

$

15,694


$

22,359


$

24,574



Residential mortgages

32,562


32,843


33,110



Commercial mortgages

43,714


16,633


12,759



Commercial and other (including acceptances)

32,469


30,245


35,546



124,439


102,080


105,989






Allowances for loan losses against impaired loans





Individual allowances

(13,344)


(21,951)


(27,563)



Collective allowances

(26,831)


(17,238)


(16,414)



(40,175)


(39,189)


(43,977)






Net impaired loans

$

84,264


$

62,891


$

62,012


Collective allowances against other loans

$

(71,528)


$

(80,182)


$

(78,245)






Impaired loans as a % of loans and acceptances





Gross

0.43

%

0.37

%

0.39

%


Net

0.29

%

0.23

%

0.23

%

Gross impaired loans amounted to $124.4 million as at July 31, 2015, down $7.4 million compared with April 30, 2015, and up $22.4 million from $102.1 million as at October 31, 2014. This increase was mainly due to higher impaired commercial mortgage loans, essentially as a result of a well-secured single exposure, as well as, to a lesser extent, from the impact of higher loan volumes. This increase was partially offset by the continued improvement in the personal loan portfolio since the beginning of the year. Despite the overall increase, gross impaired loans remain at low levels and borrowers continue to benefit from the favourable low interest rate environment and business conditions in Canada.

Since the beginning of the year, individual allowances decreased by $8.6 million to $13.3 million mainly explained by settlements of impaired commercial loans and commercial mortgage loans. Collective allowances against impaired loans increased by $9.6 million over the same period. At 0.43% of loans and acceptances as at July 31, 2015, 0.37% as at October 31, 2014 and 0.39% a year ago, gross impaired loans continue to compare favourably to the Canadian banking industry.

Liquidity and funding risk

Liquidity and funding risk represents the possibility that the Bank may not be able to gather sufficient cash resources, when required and on reasonable conditions, to meet its financial obligations. Other than changes related to enhanced regulatory requirements described below, there have been no material changes to the Bank's liquidity and funding risk management framework from year-end 2014. The Bank continues to maintain liquidity and funding that is appropriate for the execution of its strategy, with liquidity and funding risk remaining well within its approved limits.

Regulatory developments concerning liquidity

In December 2010, the BCBS issued the Basel III: International framework for liquidity risk measurement, standards and monitoring (the Basel III liquidity framework), which outlines two new liquidity requirements in addition to other supplemental reporting metrics. This document prescribes the Liquidity Coverage Ratio (LCR) and Net Stable Funding Ratio (NSFR) as minimum regulatory standards. Further updates regarding the LCR, the NSFR and liquidity risk monitoring tools were published in 2013 and 2014.

In May 2014, OSFI issued a comprehensive domestic Liquidity Adequacy Requirements (LAR) Guideline that reflects the aforementioned BCBS liquidity standards (LCR and NSFR). These requirements are supplemented by additional monitoring metrics including the liquidity and intraday liquidity monitoring tools as considered in the Basel III liquidity framework and the OSFI-designated Net Cumulative Cash Flow (NCCF) supervisory tool. The LAR Guideline was subsequently updated in November 2014 to clarify interpretation and applicability of certain guidance. The implementation date of the LCR standard was January 1, 2015. Throughout the quarter, the Bank filed with OSFI the monthly LCR reports, comfortably meeting the minimum requirement. The Bank also reported the NCCF supervisory tool.

On July 16, 2014, OSFI issued its LCR disclosure requirements for Domestic Systemically Important Banks (D-SIBs) in Guideline D-11 – Public Disclosure Requirements for Domestic Systemically Important Banks on Liquidity Coverage Ratio, which must be applied as of the second quarter of 2015. As the Bank is not a D-SIB, it is not subject to these disclosure requirements.

On June 22, 2015, the BCBS issued the NSFR disclosure standards, following the publication of the NSFR standard in October 2014. This consultative document was open for comments until March 2015. The Bank will monitor these developments as they unfold.

Market risk

Market risk represents the financial losses that the Bank could incur following unfavourable fluctuations in the value of financial instruments subsequent to changes in the underlying factors used to measure them, such as interest rates, exchange rates or equity prices. This risk is inherent to the Bank's financing, investment, trading and asset and liability management (ALM) activities.

The purpose of ALM activities is to manage structural interest rate risk, which corresponds to the potential negative impact of interest rate movements on the Bank's revenues and economic value. Dynamic management of structural risk is intended to maximize the Bank's profitability while protecting the economic value of common shareholders' equity from sharp interest rate movements. As at July 31, 2015, the effect on the economic value of common shareholders' equity and on net interest income before taxes of a sudden and sustained 1% increase in interest rates across the yield curve was as follows.


STRUCTURAL INTEREST RATE SENSITIVITY ANALYSIS



In thousands of Canadian dollars (Unaudited)

AS AT JULY 31
 2015


AS AT OCTOBER 31
 2014




Effect of a 1% increase in interest rates




Increase in net interest income before taxes over the next 12 months

$

15,493


$

10,297


Decrease in the economic value of common shareholders' equity (net of income taxes)

$

(35,955)


$

(21,990)

The table above provides a measure of the sensitivity to changes in interest rates of the Bank as at July 31, 2015. The Bank remains generally insulated from rapid shifts in interest rates over the long term. However, the timing of Bank of Canada overnight rate changes and ensuing variations in the prime rate and short-term bankers' acceptances (BA) rates can temporarily impact margins. As such, quarterly fluctuations in net interest income may occur, but within controlled tolerance margins. Management continues to expect that long term rates will remain within a narrow range for now. As shown above, the Bank's structural interest rate sensitivity has increased as at July 31, 2015 reflecting efforts to take advantage in the movement of short-term and long-term interest rates, while maintaining the sensitivity to these fluctuations within approved risk limits.

Segmented Information

This section outlines the Bank's operations according to its organizational structure. Services to individuals, businesses, financial intermediaries and institutional clients are offered through the following three business segments: Personal & Commercial, which is comprised of Retail Services and Business Services groups, B2B Bank, as well as Laurentian Bank Securities & Capital Markets. The Bank's other activities are grouped into the Other sector.

Personal & Commercial


FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDED


FOR THE NINE MONTHS ENDED

In thousands of Canadian dollars, except percentage amounts (Unaudited)

JULY 31
 2015


APRIL 30
 2015


JULY 31
 2014



JULY 31
 2015


JULY 31
 2014









Net interest income

$

104,430


$

99,978


$

99,591



$

305,378


$

295,237


Other income

54,291


51,773


50,854



156,647


148,594


Total revenue

158,721


151,751


150,445



462,025


443,831


Provision for loan losses

4,295


5,876


8,759



19,343


26,449


Non-interest expenses

106,297


103,354


102,355



312,499


302,111


Income before income taxes

48,129


42,521


39,331



130,183


115,271


Income taxes

11,912


10,330


9,378



31,075


26,758


Net income

$

36,217


$

32,191


$

29,953



$

99,108


$

88,513









Efficiency ratio [1]

67.0

%

68.1

%

68.0

%


67.6

%

68.1

%

[1] Refer to the Non-GAAP Financial Measures section.

Net income for the Personal & Commercial business segment was $36.2 million for the third quarter of 2015, up 21% compared with net income of $30.0 million for the third quarter of 2014.

Total revenue increased by $8.3 million or 6%, from $150.4 million for the third quarter of 2014 to $158.7 million for the third quarter of 2015. Net interest income increased by $4.8 million to $104.4 million, mainly reflecting the 16% volume growth in both commercial loan and commercial mortgage portfolios year-over-year. Other income increased by $3.4 million to $54.3 million in the third quarter of 2015, as higher mutual fund commissions and higher lending fees due to increased underwriting activity in the commercial portfolios more than compensated for lower insurance income related to a higher level of claims.

Loan losses decreased by $4.5 million from $8.8 million for the third quarter of 2014 to $4.3 million for the third quarter of 2015. These lower losses mainly resulted from favourable settlements and improvements in the commercial mortgage and commercial loan portfolios during the third quarter of 2015, as the credit quality of both retail and commercial portfolios remains excellent.

Non-interest expenses increased by $3.9 million or 4%, from $102.4 million for the third quarter of 2014 to $106.3 million for the third quarter of 2015. Higher staffing levels in business services and additional technology expenses to improve branch-level account administration systems in light of the new CRM2 regulatory requirements, as explained above, were partly offset by lower salaries from the optimization of certain retail activities in the fourth quarter of 2014.

Compared with the second quarter of 2015, net income increased by 13% mainly due to the positive impact of three more days in the third quarter, seasonally-higher loan prepayment penalties as well as lower loan losses in the commercial portfolios.

For the nine months ended July 31, 2015, net income increased by 12% to $99.1 million compared with $88.5 million for the same period a year ago. This performance was mainly driven by good growth in the high-margin businesses, a strong increase in other income and lower loan losses, partly offset by higher ongoing technology costs. The efficiency ratio was 67.6% for the nine months ended July 31, 2015, compared with 68.1% for the nine months ended July 31, 2014. The segment generated slightly positive operating leverage year-over-year, reflecting its focus on other income and higher-margin activities, as well as on containing expense growth.

B2B Bank



FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDED


FOR THE NINE MONTHS ENDED

In thousands of Canadian dollars, except percentage amounts (Unaudited)

JULY 31
 2015


APRIL 30
 2015


JULY 31
 2014



JULY 31
 2015


JULY 31
 2014









Net interest income

$

45,896


$

41,612


$

44,402



$

129,568


$

133,976


Other income

8,652


8,540


8,804



25,908


27,013


Total revenue

54,548


50,152


53,206



155,476


160,989


Amortization of net premium on purchased financial instruments and revaluation of contingent consideration

1,531


1,531


1,511



4,534


8,145


Provision for loan losses

2,705


2,124


1,741



6,157


5,051


Non-interest expenses

30,615


32,535


30,553



94,130


93,100


Costs related to business combinations [1]



1,564




9,950


Income before income taxes

19,697


13,962


17,837



50,655


44,743


Income taxes

5,386


3,830


4,802



13,789


13,193


Net income

$

14,311


$

10,132


$

13,035



$

36,866


$

31,550









Efficiency ratio [2]

56.1

%

64.9

%

60.4

%


60.5

%

64.0

%








Adjusted net income [2]

$

15,436


$

11,257


$

15,293



$

40,199


$

45,930


Adjusted efficiency ratio [2]

56.1

%

64.9

%

57.4

%


60.5

%

57.8

%

[1]

Costs related to the integration of AGF Trust (T&I Costs).

[2]

Refer to the Non-GAAP Financial Measures section. Adjusted financial measures exclude items related to business combinations designated as adjusting items.

The B2B Bank business segment's contribution to reported net income for the third quarter of 2015 was $14.3 million compared with $13.0 million for the same quarter a year ago. Adjusted net income was $15.4 million for the third quarter of 2015, up marginally from $15.3 million for the third quarter of 2014.

Total revenue increased to $54.5 million for the third quarter of 2015 from $53.2 million for the third quarter of 2014. Net interest income increased by $1.5 million to $45.9 million for the third quarter of 2015 compared with the third quarter of 2014. This increase mainly stems from higher loan prepayment penalties and strong organic growth in mortgages, notably alternative mortgage solutions, which have helped propel residential mortgage loan growth into the double digit range and have supported net interest margin. Margin compression on certain deposits partly offset the increase in net interest income as rates paid to depositors remained elevated in a competitive environment. Other income amounted to $8.7 million in the third quarter of 2015, relatively unchanged compared to the third quarter of 2014.

As shown above, the line item "Amortization of net premium on purchased financial instruments and revaluation of contingent consideration" amounted to $1.5 million in the third quarter of 2015, unchanged compared with the third quarter of 2014. For additional information, refer to Note 12 to the unaudited condensed interim consolidated financial statements.

Loan losses increased by $1.0 million compared with the third quarter of 2014 and amounted to $2.7 million in the third quarter of 2015. This increase mainly results from higher provisions on home equity lines of credit, offset by lower provisions in the investment loan portfolio due to reduced exposure. Despite the modest increase, loan losses remained very low, reflecting the strong credit quality of the portfolio.

Excluding costs related to business combinations, non-interest expenses were essentially unchanged and amounted to $30.6 million for the third quarter of 2015, as the segment exercised tight cost control. Costs related to business combinations for the third quarter of 2015 are nil, as integration activities were completed during the fourth quarter of 2014.

Compared with the second quarter of 2015, reported and adjusted net income increased by $4.2 million, mainly resulting from higher net interest income, which was impacted by the higher number of days in the quarter, the seasonally-higher level of loan prepayment penalties and strong residential mortgage loan growth. Lower staffing and other non-interest expenses associated with the RSP campaign in the previous quarter also contributed to the sequential improvement in adjusted and reported net income.

For the nine months ended July 31, 2015, the B2B Bank business segment's contribution to adjusted net income was $40.2 million, down $5.7 million compared with the same period in 2014. This decrease mainly resulted from lower interest income due to tighter overall margins and the attrition in higher-margin investment loans year-over-year, as well as to higher amortization expenses from completed IT projects and higher allocated costs. With the finalization of integration activities in the fourth quarter of 2014, reported net income for the nine months ended July 31, 2015 increased by $5.3 million to $36.9 million compared with $31.6 million in 2014.

Laurentian Bank Securities & Capital Markets


FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDED


FOR THE NINE MONTHS ENDED

In thousands of Canadian dollars, except percentage amounts (Unaudited)

JULY 31
 2015


APRIL 30
 2015


JULY 31
 2014



JULY 31
 2015


JULY 31
 2014









Total revenue

$

17,089


$

19,126


$

18,492


$

53,425



$

52,247


Non-interest expenses

13,680


14,511


14,341


42,109



41,487


Income before income taxes

3,409


4,615


4,151


11,316



10,760


Income taxes

717


502


1,114


2,102



2,887


Net income

$

2,692


$

4,113


$

3,037


$

9,214



$

7,873









Efficiency ratio [1]

80.1

%

75.9

%

77.6

%

78.8

%


79.4

%

[1]

Refer to the Non-GAAP Financial Measures section.

Laurentian Bank Securities & Capital Markets business segment's contribution to net income decreased to $2.7 million for the third quarter of 2015, compared with $3.0 million for the third quarter of 2014. Total revenue decreased by $1.4 million to $17.1 million for the third quarter of 2015 compared with $18.5 million for the third quarter of 2014, mainly due to lower underwriting fees in the small-cap equity market. Non-interest expenses decreased by $0.7 million to $13.7 million for the third quarter of 2015, mainly due to lower performance-based compensation, commissions and transaction fees, in-line with lower market-driven income.

Compared with the second quarter of 2015, net income decreased by $1.4 million, mainly reflecting less favourable market conditions for underwriting activities.

Laurentian Bank Securities & Capital Markets business segment's contribution to net income increased to $9.2 million for the nine months ended July 31, 2015, compared with $7.9 million for the nine months ended July 31, 2014. Total revenue increased by $1.2 million to $53.4 million for the nine months ended July 31, 2015, as higher revenues from growth in underwriting activities in the fixed income market were partly offset by lower trading revenues and lower underwriting fees in the small-cap equity market. Non-interest expenses increased by $0.6 million to $42.1 million for the nine months ended July 31, 2015, mainly due to higher performance-based compensation, commissions and transaction fees.

Other sector


FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDED


FOR THE NINE MONTHS ENDED

In thousands of Canadian dollars (Unaudited)

JULY 31
 2015


APRIL 30
 2015


JULY 31
 2014



JULY 31
 2015


JULY 31
 2014








Net interest income

$

(3,916)


$

(4,614)


$

(3,312)



$

(12,790)


$

(10,139)

Other income

196


4,264


814



7,341


5,716

Total revenue

(3,720)


(350)


(2,498)



(5,449)


(4,423)

Non-interest expenses

10,445


8,350


7,160



31,746


28,362

Loss before income taxes

(14,165)


(8,700)


(9,658)



(37,195)


(32,785)

Income taxes recovery

(5,111)


(3,452)


(3,730)



(13,196)


(11,460)

Net loss

$

(9,054)


$

(5,248)


$

(5,928)



$

(23,999)


$

(21,325)








Adjusted net loss [1]

$

(9,054)


$

(5,248)


$

(5,928)



$

(20,449)


$

(21,325)

[1]

Refer to the Non-GAAP Financial Measures section. Adjusted financial measures exclude a retirement compensation charge designated as an adjusting item.

For the three months ended July 31, 2015, the Other sector generated a reported and adjusted net loss of $9.1 million, compared with a net loss and adjusted net loss of $5.9 million for the third quarter of 2014.

Net interest income decreased by $0.6 million to negative $3.9 million for the third quarter of 2015 compared with negative $3.3 million for the third quarter of 2014, mainly as a result of the higher level of low-yielding liquid assets held to finance the purchase of an investment loan portfolio in early August. Other income decreased to $0.2 million for the third quarter of 2015, compared with $0.8 million for the third quarter of 2014, mainly as a result of lower revenues from treasury operations, including the recognition of net losses on securities. Non-interest expenses increased by $3.3 million to $10.4 million for the third quarter of 2015 compared with $7.2 million for the third quarter of 2014, resulting mainly from higher unallocated IT and regulatory project costs.

On a sequential basis, the sector's reported and equivalent adjusted net loss increased by $3.8 million, essentially as a result of a $4.1 million decrease in other income, resulting mainly from the recognition of net losses on securities in the third quarter, which were only partly offset by higher income from trading activities. Other income in the second quarter of 2015 also included a $1.3 million gain on the revaluation of certain derivatives used in hedging activities. Non-interest expenses for the third quarter of 2015 increased by $2.1 million due to higher unallocated project expenses.

For the nine months ended July 31, 2015, the Other sector's contribution to adjusted net income was a negative $20.4 million, compared with a negative $21.3 million for the nine months ended July 31, 2014. The $0.9 million improvement in adjusted net loss mainly resulted from a decrease of $1.5 million in adjusted non-interest expenses, reflecting higher technology cost allocations to the business segments. Including the $4.9 million retirement compensation charge incurred in the first quarter of 2015, reported net income for the nine months ended July 31, 2015 was negative $24.0 million, compared with negative $21.3 million for the nine months ended July 31, 2014.

Additional Financial Information - Quarterly Results

In thousands of Canadian dollars, except per share and percentage amounts

(Unaudited)

JULY 31
 2015


APRIL 30
 2015


JANUARY 31
 2015


OCTOBER 31
 2014


JULY 31
 2014


APRIL 30
 2014


JANUARY 31
 2014


OCTOBER 31
 2013











Net interest income

$

147,229


$

137,691


$

139,496


$

140,149


$

141,249


$

138,726


$

140,856


$

141,437


Other income

79,409


82,988


78,664


81,272


78,396


78,164


75,253


74,094


Total revenue

226,638


220,679


218,160


221,421


219,645


216,890


216,109


215,531


Amortization of net premium on purchased financial instruments and revaluation of contingent consideration

1,531


1,531


1,472


1,508


1,511


5,498


1,136


1,006


Provision for loan losses

7,000


8,000


10,500


10,500


10,500


10,500


10,500


10,000


Non-interest expenses

161,037


158,750


160,697


166,299


155,973


159,904


159,133


172,651


Income before income taxes

57,070


52,398


45,491


43,114


51,661


40,988


45,340


31,874


Income taxes

12,904


11,210


9,656


9,360


11,564


9,999


9,815


6,008


Net income

$

44,166


$

41,188


$

35,835


$

33,754


$

40,097


$

30,989


$

35,525


$

25,866











Earnings per share










Basic

$

1.44


$

1.34


$

1.16


$

1.09


$

1.27


$

0.99


$

1.16


$

0.82



Diluted

$

1.44


$

1.34


$

1.15


$

1.09


$

1.27


$

0.99


$

1.16


$

0.82


Return on common shareholders' equity [1]

12.1

%

11.8

%

9.9

%

9.5

%

11.2

%

9.2

%

10.5

%

7.6

%

Balance sheet assets [2]

(in millions of Canadian dollars)

$

39,558


$

37,656


$

37,435


$

36,483


$

36,289


$

35,932


$

34,273


$

33,911











Adjusted financial measures










Adjusted net income [1]

$

45,291


$

42,313


$

40,468


$

42,591


$

42,355


$

39,375


$

39,261


$

38,526



Adjusted diluted earnings per share [1]

$

1.48


$

1.38


$

1.32


$

1.39


$

1.35


$

1.29


$

1.29


$

1.26



Adjusted return on common shareholders' equity [1]

12.4

%

12.1

%

11.3

%

12.2

%

11.9

%

11.9

%

11.7

%

11.7

%

[1]

Refer to the non-GAAP financial measures section.

[2]

Comparative figures for 2014 reflect the adoption of amendments to IAS 32, Financial Instruments: Presentation. Comparative figures for 2013 have not been restated. Refer to Note 2 in the unaudited condensed interim consolidated financial statements.


Accounting Policies

A summary of the Bank's significant accounting policies is presented in Notes 2 and 3 of the 2014 audited annual consolidated financial statements. Pages 58 to 60 of the 2014 Annual Report also contain a discussion of critical accounting policies and estimates which refer to material amounts reported in the consolidated financial statements or require management's judgment. The unaudited condensed interim consolidated financial statements for the third quarter of 2015 have been prepared in accordance with these accounting policies, except for accounting changes detailed below.

Accounting changes

Effective November 1, 2014, the Bank adopted amendments to the existing standard on offsetting of financial instruments as described in the External Reporting Changes section, as well as new standards and amendments on levies and hedge accounting upon novation of derivatives. Additional information on the new standards, amendments to existing standards and new accounting policy can be found in Note 2 to the unaudited condensed interim consolidated financial statements.

Future accounting changes

The IASB has issued new standards and amendments to existing standards on financial instruments, revenue from contracts with customers and presentation of financial statements. These future accounting changes will be applicable for the Bank in various annual periods beginning on November 1, 2016 at the earliest. The Bank is currently assessing the impact of the adoption of these standards on its financial statements. Additional information on the new standards and amendments to existing standards can be found in Note 3 to the unaudited condensed interim consolidated financial statements.

Corporate Governance and Changes in Internal Control over Financial Reporting

During the third quarter ended July 31, 2015, there have been no changes in the Bank's policies or procedures and other processes that comprise its internal control over financial reporting which have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, the Bank's internal control over financial reporting.

The Board of Directors and the Audit Committee of Laurentian Bank reviewed this document prior to its release.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

The Bank uses both generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and certain non-GAAP measures to assess performance. Non-GAAP measures do not have any standardized meaning prescribed by GAAP and are unlikely to be comparable to any similar measures presented by other companies. These non-GAAP financial measures are considered useful to investors and analysts in obtaining a better understanding of the Bank's financial results and analyzing its growth and profit potential more effectively. The Bank's non-GAAP financial measures are defined as follows:

Common shareholders' equity

The Bank's common shareholders' equity is defined as the sum of the value of common shares, retained earnings and accumulated other comprehensive income, excluding cash flow hedge reserves.

Return on common shareholders' equity

Return on common shareholders' equity is a profitability measure calculated as the net income available to common shareholders as a percentage of average common shareholders' equity.

RETURN ON COMMON SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY



















FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDED


FOR THE NINE MONTHS ENDED

In thousands of Canadian dollars, except percentage amounts (Unaudited)

JULY 31
 2015


APRIL 30
 2015


JULY 31
 2014



JULY 31
 2015


JULY 31
 2014









Reported net income available to common shareholders

$

41,767


$

38,790


$

36,509



$

113,993


$

98,021


Adjusting items, net of income taxes

1,125


1,125


2,258



6,883


14,380


Adjusted net income available to common shareholders

$

42,892


$

39,915


$

38,767



$

120,876


$

112,401









Average common shareholders' equity

$

1,372,357


$

1,348,139


$

1,293,891



$

1,352,020


$

1,271,287









Return on common shareholders' equity

12.1

%

11.8

%

11.2

%


11.3

%

10.3

%

Adjusted return on common shareholders' equity

12.4

%

12.1

%

11.9

%


12.0

%

11.8

%

Book value per common share

The Bank's book value per common share is defined as common shareholders' equity divided by the number of common shares outstanding at the end of the period.

Average earning assets

Effective November 1, 2014, the Bank has modified its definition of average earning assets, as further detailed in the External Reporting Changes section hereafter. All financial measures for the quarters and for the year ended in 2014 have been amended accordingly.

Average earning assets include the Bank's loans net of allowances, as well as interest-bearing deposits with other banks, securities, securities purchased under reverse repurchase agreements used in the Bank's treasury operations, but excluding average earning assets of the Laurentian Bank Securities and Capital Markets' business segment. The averages are based on the daily balances for the period.

Net interest margin

Effective November 1, 2014, the Bank has modified its definition of net interest margin, as further detailed in the External Reporting Changes section hereafter. All financial measures for the quarters and for the year ended in 2014 have been amended accordingly.

Net interest margin is the ratio of net interest income to average earning assets, expressed as a percentage or basis points.

Efficiency ratio and operating leverage

The Bank uses the efficiency ratio as a measure of its productivity and cost control. This ratio is defined as non-interest expenses as a percentage of total revenue. The Bank also uses operating leverage as a measure of efficiency. Operating leverage is the difference between total revenue and non-interest expenses growth rates.

Dividend payout ratio

The dividend payout ratio is defined as dividends declared on common shares as a percentage of net income available to common shareholders.

Dividend yield

The dividend yield is defined as dividends declared per common share divided by the closing common share price.

Adjusted financial measures

Certain analyses presented throughout this document are based on the Bank's core activities and therefore exclude the effect of certain amounts designated as adjusting items, as detailed below and presented in the table in the Adjusting Items section.

Adjusting items

Adjusting items are related to business combinations, as well as to restructuring plans and to a special retirement compensation charge.

Items related to business combinations relate to special gains and expenses that arose as a result of acquisitions. The one-time gain on acquisition and ensuing amortization of net premium on purchased financial instruments are considered adjusting items since they represent, according to management, significant non-cash and non-recurring adjustments. The revaluation of the contingent consideration and costs related to business combinations (T&I Costs) have been designated as adjusting items due to the significance of the amounts and their non-recurrence. Items related to business combinations are included in the B2B Bank business segment's reported results.

Restructuring charges result from a realignment of strategic priorities and are comprised of severance charges and impairment charges related to IT projects. These charges have been designated as adjusting items due to their non-recurring nature and the significance of the amounts. Restructuring charges are included in the Personal & Commercial business segment and Other sector's reported results.

The compensation charge is related to the adjustment to the employment contract of the Bank's CEO, Mr. Robitaille, following his retirement announcement. This charge has been designated as an adjusting item due to its nature and the significance of the amount. The compensation charge is included in the Other sector's reported results.

External Reporting Changes - Offsetting of Financial Instruments and Impact on Net Interest Margin

As of November 1, 2014, the Bank adopted the amendments to IAS 32, Financial Instruments: Presentation, which clarified requirements for offsetting financial instruments. As a result, certain securities purchased under reverse repurchase agreements and related obligations that were previously offset on the balance sheet, are now presented on a gross basis. This restatement increased total assets and total liabilities and had no impact on the Bank's comprehensive income, shareholders' equity or cash flows. The following table presents the adjustments.

In thousands of Canadian dollars (Unaudited)

AS AT JULY 31
 2014


AS AT OCTOBER 31
 2014




Total assets - Previously reported

$

34,328,155


$

34,848,681


Impact of IAS 32 on total assets


1,961,122



1,634,104

Total assets

$

36,289,277


$

36,482,785

In light of this change, the Bank revised its use of the net interest margin financial measure to provide a more useful indicator and better align with industry practice. Net interest margin is now defined as the ratio of net interest income to average earning assets, excluding average earning assets of the Laurentian Bank Securities and Capital Markets' (LBS & CM) business segment. This new measure focuses on banking operations and eliminates net interest margin volatility related to variation in assets used in brokerage operations and trading activities. Net interest margin and average earning assets measures for the quarters and for the year ended in 2014 have been amended accordingly and are presented in the following table.


FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDED


FOR THE NINE MONTHS ENDED


FOR THE YEAR

ENDED

In thousands of Canadian dollars, except percentage amounts (Unaudited)

JULY 31
 2015


JULY 31
 2014



JULY 31
 2015


JULY 31
 2014



OCTOBER 31
 2014










Net interest income (A)

$

147,229


$

141,249



$

424,416


$

420,831



$

560,980










Average assets - Previously reported (B)

n.a.


34,030,333



n.a.


33,818,073



34,023,265










Average earning assets - Previously reported

n.a.


32,914,630



n.a.


32,800,707



32,974,163



Impact of IAS 32 on average earning assets

n.a.


2,209,391



n.a.


1,450,801



1,536,926



Average earning assets of LBS & CM

n.a.


(5,407,252)



n.a.


(4,505,311)



(4,654,654)


Average earning assets - Updated measure (C)

$

31,555,760


$

29,716,769



$

30,804,037


$

29,746,197



$

29,856,435










Net interest margin - Previously reported (A/B)

n.a.


1.65

%


n.a.


1.66

%


1.65

%

Net interest margin - Updated measure (A/C)

1.85

%

1.89

%


1.84

%

1.89

%


1.88

%

About Laurentian Bank

Laurentian Bank of Canada is a banking institution whose activities extend across Canada. The Bank serves one and a half million clients throughout the country and employs more than 3,700 people whose talent and dedication have made it a major player in numerous market segments. The Bank has more than $39 billion in balance sheet assets and $43 billion in assets under administration.

Laurentian Bank distinguishes itself through the excellence and simplicity of its services. The Bank caters to the needs of retail clients via its branch network and virtual offerings. The Bank has also earned a solid reputation among small and medium-sized enterprises and real estate developers thanks to its specialized teams across Canada, namely in Ontario, Québec, Alberta, British Columbia and Nova Scotia. For their part, B2B Bank is a Canadian leader in providing banking and investment products and services to financial advisors and brokers, while the expertise and effectiveness of Laurentian Bank Securities' integrated brokerage services are known nationwide.

Access to Quarterly Results Materials

Interested investors, the media and others may review this press release, unaudited condensed interim consolidated financial statements, supplementary financial information and our report to shareholders which are posted on our web site at www.laurentianbank.ca.

Conference Call

Laurentian Bank invites media representatives and the public to listen to the conference call with financial analysts to be held at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday, September 2, 2015. The live, listen-only, toll-free, call-in number is 416 204-9702 or 1 800 524-8850.

You can listen to the call on a delayed basis at any time from 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 2, 2015 until 5:00 p.m. on October 1, 2015, by dialing the following playback number: 647 436-0148 or 1 888 203-1112 Code 2687057. The conference call can also be heard through the Investor Relations section of the Bank's Web site at www.laurentianbank.ca. The Bank's Web site also offers additional financial information.

Unaudited Condensed Interim Consolidated Financial Statements

The unaudited condensed interim consolidated financial statements for the period ended July 31, 2015, including the notes to consolidated financial statements, are also available on the Bank's Web site at www.laurentianbank.ca.

Consolidated Balance Sheet [1] 


In thousands of Canadian dollars (Unaudited)

AS AT JULY 31
 2015


AS AT OCTOBER 31
 2014


AS AT JULY 31
 2014





ASSETS




Cash and non-interest-bearing deposits with other banks

$

101,886


$

126,247


$

86,811

Interest-bearing deposits with other banks

58,501


122,608


68,470

Securities





Available-for-sale

2,309,028


2,577,017


2,096,307


Held-to-maturity

536,630


323,007


97,786


Held-for-trading

2,374,329


1,980,436


2,230,169


5,219,987


4,880,460


4,424,262

Securities purchased under reverse repurchase agreements

4,701,479


3,196,781


3,765,543

Loans





Personal

6,520,944


6,793,078


6,915,950


Residential mortgage

15,580,496


14,825,541


14,726,535


Commercial mortgage

2,970,776


2,651,271


2,571,309


Commercial and other

3,175,314


2,794,232


2,700,858


Customers' liabilities under acceptances

407,179


365,457


360,674


28,654,709


27,429,579


27,275,326


Allowances for loan losses

(111,703)


(119,371)


(122,222)


28,543,006


27,310,208


27,153,104

Other





Premises and equipment

58,267


68,750


72,250


Derivatives

327,763


132,809


119,810


Goodwill

64,077


64,077


64,077


Software and other intangible assets

187,729


207,188


209,764


Deferred tax assets

2,604


7,936


14,886


Other assets

292,426


365,721


310,300


932,866


846,481


791,087


$

39,557,725


$

36,482,785


$

36,289,277

LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY




Deposits





Personal

$

19,008,763


$

18,741,981


$

18,782,447


Business, banks and other

6,791,281


5,781,045


5,430,098


25,800,044


24,523,026


24,212,545

Other





Obligations related to securities sold short

2,428,506


1,562,477


1,579,354


Obligations related to securities sold under repurchase agreements

2,727,938


2,215,965


2,442,021


Acceptances

407,179


365,457


360,674


Derivatives

157,933


90,840


94,621


Deferred tax liabilities

4,338


10


517


Other liabilities

707,127


869,029


811,685


6,433,021


5,103,778


5,288,872

Debt related to securitization activities

5,245,340


4,863,848


4,824,777

Subordinated debt

449,084


447,523


446,995

Shareholders' equity





Preferred shares

219,633


219,633


219,633


Common shares

466,334


465,854


460,757


Retained earnings

908,131


848,905


824,925


Accumulated other comprehensive income

36,102


10,127


10,682


Share-based payment reserve

36


91


91


1,630,236


1,544,610


1,516,088


$

39,557,725


$

36,482,785


$

36,289,277










[1]

Comparative figures for 2014 reflect the adoption of amendments to IAS 32, Financial Instruments: Presentation. Refer to Note 2 in the unaudited condensed interim consolidated financial statements.

Consolidated Statement of Income


FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDED


FOR THE NINE MONTHS ENDED

In thousands of Canadian dollars, except per share amounts

(Unaudited)

JULY 31
 2015


APRIL 30
 2015


JULY 31
 2014



JULY 31
 2015


JULY 31
 2014








Interest income








Loans

$

262,692


$

251,074


$

266,872



$

777,315


$

796,282


Securities

10,045


9,749


9,922



30,931


30,379


Deposits with other banks

263


151


201



629


576


Other, including derivatives

16,273


14,441


10,403



41,354


30,758


289,273


275,415


287,398



850,229


857,995

Interest expense








Deposits

108,999


105,568


112,232



327,593


335,063


Debt related to securitization activities

28,627


28,068


29,758



85,548


89,427


Subordinated debt

4,033


3,938


4,038



12,008


12,002


Other

385


150


121



664


672


142,044


137,724


146,149



425,813


437,164

Net interest income

147,229


137,691


141,249



424,416


420,831

Other income








Fees and commissions on loans and deposits

36,450


34,935


35,983



106,300


103,702


Income from brokerage operations

15,663


17,373


16,667



48,036


48,866


Income from investment accounts

7,636


7,731


7,772



22,886


24,142


Income from sales of mutual funds

10,164


10,226


7,546



28,544


21,277


Insurance income, net

3,649


3,823


4,670



12,285


14,047


Income from treasury and financial market operations

3,479


6,837


3,909



16,745


11,014


Other

2,368


2,063


1,849



6,265


8,765


79,409


82,988


78,396



241,061


231,813

Total revenue

226,638


220,679


219,645



665,477


652,644

Amortization of net premium on purchased financial instruments and revaluation of contingent consideration

1,531


1,531


1,511



4,534


8,145

Provision for loan losses

7,000


8,000


10,500



25,500


31,500

Non-interest expenses








Salaries and employee benefits

84,753


83,543


82,938



256,590


252,885


Premises and technology

50,149


48,782


45,465



147,327


137,047


Other

26,135


26,425


26,006



76,567


75,128


Costs related to business combinations



1,564




9,950


161,037


158,750


155,973



480,484


475,010

Income before income taxes

57,070


52,398


51,661



154,959


137,989

Income taxes

12,904


11,210


11,564



33,770


31,378

Net income

$

44,166


$

41,188


$

40,097



$

121,189


$

106,611

Preferred share dividends, including applicable taxes

2,399


2,398


3,588



7,196


8,590

Net income available to common shareholders

$

41,767


$

38,790


$

36,509



$

113,993


$

98,021

Average number of common shares outstanding (in thousands)










Basic

28,951


28,945


28,775



28,946


28,674


Diluted

28,956


28,952


28,783



28,953


28,681

Earnings per share








Basic

$

1.44


$

1.34


$

1.27



$

3.94


$

3.42


Diluted

$

1.44


$

1.34


$

1.27



$

3.94


$

3.42

Dividends declared per share








Common share

$

0.56


$

0.54


$

0.52



$

1.64


$

1.54


Preferred share - Series 10

n.a.


n.a.


$

0.33



n.a.


$

0.98


Preferred share - Series 11

$

0.25


$

0.25


$

0.25



$

0.75


$

0.75


Preferred share - Series 13

$

0.27


$

0.27


$

0.22



$

0.81


$

0.22


















Consolidated Statement of Comprehensive Income



FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDED


FOR THE NINE MONTHS ENDED

In thousands of Canadian dollars (Unaudited)

JULY 31
 2015


APRIL 30
 2015


JULY 31
 2014


JULY 31
 2015


JULY 31
 2014








Net income

$

44,166


$

41,188


$

40,097


$

121,189


$

106,611

Other comprehensive income, net of income taxes







Items that may subsequently be reclassified to the statement of income








Unrealized net gains (losses) on available-for-sale securities

(10,301)


(1,565)


2,453


(11,523)


9,152


Reclassification of net (gains) losses on available-for-sale securities to net income

1,031


(798)


(1,532)


(2,389)


(3,829)


Net change in value of derivatives designated as cash flow hedges

23,893


(24,071)


2,254


39,887


(165)


14,623


(26,434)


3,175


25,975


5,158

Items that may not be subsequently reclassified to the statement of income








Actuarial gains (losses) on employee benefit plans

(6,138)


1,271


(6,508)


(7,291)


(2,886)

Comprehensive income

$

52,651


$

16,025


$

36,764


$

139,873


$

108,883
















Income Taxes — Other Comprehensive Income

The following table presents the income taxes for each component of other comprehensive income.


FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDED


FOR THE NINE MONTHS ENDED

In thousands of Canadian dollars (Unaudited)

JULY 31
 2015


APRIL 30
 2015


JULY 31
 2014


JULY 31
 2015


JULY 31
 2014







Income tax expense (recovery) on:






Unrealized net gains (losses) on available-for-sale securities


$

(3,358)


$

(665)


$

831


$

(3,932)


$

3,177

Reclassification of net (gains) losses on available-for-sale securities to net income


311


(370)


(558)


(1,099)


(1,397)

Net change in value of derivatives designated as cash flow hedges

8,702


(8,773)


829


14,553


(54)

Actuarial gains (losses) on employee benefit plans


(2,251)


466


(2,386)


(2,674)


(1,058)


$

3,404


$

(9,342)


$

(1,284)


$

6,848


$

668
















Consolidated Statement of Changes in Shareholders' Equity  







FOR THE NINE MONTHS ENDED JULY 31, 2015





ACCUMULATED OTHER

COMPREHENSIVE INCOME




In thousands of Canadian dollars

(Unaudited)

PREFERRED
SHARES


COMMON
SHARES


RETAINED
EARNINGS


AVAILABLE-
FOR-SALE
SECURITIES


CASH
FLOW
HEDGES


TOTAL


SHARE-
BASED
PAYMENT
RESERVE


TOTAL
SHAREHOLDERS'
EQUITY








Balance as at October 31, 2014

$

219,633


$

465,854


$

848,905


$

13,337


$

(3,210)


$

10,127


$

91


$

1,544,610

Net income



121,189






121,189

Other comprehensive income (net of income taxes)










Unrealized net losses on available-for-sale securities




(11,523)



(11,523)



(11,523)


Reclassification of net gains on available-for-sale securities to net income




(2,389)



(2,389)



(2,389)


Net change in value of derivatives designated as cash flow hedges





39,887


39,887



39,887


Actuarial losses on employee benefit plans



(7,291)






(7,291)

Comprehensive income



113,898


(13,912)


39,887


25,975



139,873

Issuance of share capital


480






(55)


425

Dividends










Preferred shares, including applicable taxes



(7,196)






(7,196)


Common shares



(47,476)






(47,476)

Balance as at July 31, 2015

$

219,633


$

466,334


$

908,131


$

(575)


$

36,677


$

36,102


$

36


$

1,630,236
























FOR THE NINE MONTHS ENDED JULY 31, 2014





ACCUMULATED OTHER

COMPREHENSIVE INCOME




In thousands of Canadian dollars

(Unaudited)

PREFERRED
SHARES


COMMON
SHARES


RETAINED
EARNINGS


AVAILABLE-
FOR-SALE
SECURITIES


CASH
FLOW
HEDGES


TOTAL


SHARE-
BASED
PAYMENT
RESERVE


TOTAL
SHAREHOLDERS'
EQUITY

Balance as at October 31, 2013

$

205,204


$

446,496


$

776,256


$

9,536


$

(4,012)


$

5,524


$

91


$

1,433,571

Net income



106,611






106,611

Other comprehensive income(net of income taxes)










Unrealized net gains on available-for-sale securities




9,152



9,152



9,152


Reclassification of net gains on available-for-sale securities to net income




(3,829)



(3,829)



(3,829)


Net change in value of derivatives designated as cash flow hedges





(165)


(165)



(165)


Actuarial losses on employee benefit plans



(2,886)






(2,886)

Comprehensive income



103,725


5,323


(165)


5,158



108,883

Issuance of share capital

122,071


14,261







136,332

Repurchase of share capital

(107,642)



(2,358)






(110,000)

Dividends










Preferred shares, including applicable taxes



(8,590)






(8,590)


Common shares



(44,108)






(44,108)

Balance as at July 31, 2014

$

219,633


$

460,757


$

824,925


$

14,859


$

(4,177)


$

10,682


$

91


$

1,516,088

SOURCE Laurentian Bank of Canada

For further information: Chief Financial Officer: François Laurin, 514 284-4500 #7997 ; Media and Investor Relations: Gladys Caron, 514 284-4500 #7511, cell: 514 893-3963


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