published Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

Cornerstone earnings up in first quarter

The parent company of Cornerstone Bank reported a 26.8 percent gain in first quarter profits over a year ago.

Cornerstone Bancshares, Inc., said today it earned net income of 452,000 for the first quarter of 2013 as loans grew 3.7 percent, transactional deposits jumped 35.7 percent and non-accruing loans fell by 41.1 percent.

“I am extremely pleased with the steady, gradual progress we continue to make in strengthening the Bank and our earnings footprint,” Cornerstone CEO Frank Hughes said. “The fact that we had marked improvement in earnings, in what is the shortest and typically weakest quarter of the year, is further testament that Cornerstone is on the right track and heading in the right direction.”

Cornerstone is a single-bank holding company, with approximately $430 million in assets, serving the Chattanooga area with five bank branches and a loan production office in Dalton, Ga.

about Dave Flessner...

Dave Flessner is the business editor for the Times Free Press. A journalist for 35 years, Dave has been business editor and projects editor for the Chattanooga Times Free Press, city editor for The Chattanooga Times, business and county reporter for the Chattanooga Times, correspondent for the Lansing State Journal and Ingham County News in Michigan, staff writer for the Hastings Daily Tribune in Nebraska, and news director for WCBN-FM in Michigan. Dave, a native ...

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