Garden Grove, California: April 26, 2022: US Metro Bancorp (OTCQX: USMT):
Mr. Dong Il Kim, President and CEO, announced US Metro Bancorp and US Metro Bank’s financial results for the first quarter 2022. On a consolidated basis the Bancorp earned $3,680,000 in the first quarter of 2022, compared to $2,288,000 in the first quarter of 2021, a 61% increase. On a year to-date basis the Bancorp recorded an annualized return on average assets (“ROAA”) of 1.45% and an annualized return on average equity (“ROAE”) of 19.11%. With 16,230,000 shares outstanding, earnings per share (“EPS”) for the first quarter 2022 was $0.23 compared to $0.14 in the first quarter 2021. At March 31, 2022, the Bancorp’s Book Value was $4.77 compared to $4.01 per share a year earlier.