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FORM 10-Q
UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington D.C.  20549

x QUARTERLY REPORT UNDER SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the quarterly period ended                                           September 30, 2015                                                   

OR

o TRANSITION REPORT UNDER SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the transition period from ____________________ to ____________________

Commission file number 001-34762
 
FIRST FINANCIAL BANCORP.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Ohio
 
31-1042001
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
 
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)
 
 
 
255 East Fifth Street, Suite 700
Cincinnati, Ohio
 
45202
(Address of principal executive offices)
 
(Zip Code)

Registrant's telephone number, including area code   (877) 322-9530

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.    Yes   x    No o

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Date File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§ 232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files).    Yes     x        No   o

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, or a non-accelerated filer.  See definition of “accelerated filer and large accelerated filer” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act. (Check one):

Large accelerated filer x
Accelerated filer o
 
 
Non-accelerated filer o
Smaller reporting company o

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of Exchange Act).
Yes  o No   x

Indicate the number of shares outstanding of each of the issuer's classes of common stock, as of the latest practicable date.

Class
 
Outstanding at November 5, 2015
Common stock, No par value
 
61,644,723




FIRST FINANCIAL BANCORP.

INDEX


 
Page No.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 




Glossary of Abbreviations and Acronyms

First Financial Bancorp has identified the following list of abbreviations and acronyms that are used in the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements and the Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations.

the Act
Private Securities Litigation Reform Act
 
FDIC
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
ALLL
Allowance for loan and lease losses
 
FHLB
Federal Home Loan Bank
ASC
Accounting standards codification
 
First Financial
First Financial Bancorp.
ASU
Accounting standards update
 
First Financial Bank
First Financial Bank, N.A.
ATM
Automated teller machine
 
Form 10-K
First Financial Bancorp. Annual Report on Form 10-K
Bank
First Financial Bank, N.A.
 
GAAP
U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
Basel III
Basel Committee regulatory capital reforms, Third Basel Accord
 
IRLC
Interest Rate Lock Commitment
BP
basis point
 
N/A
Not applicable
CDs
certificates of deposits
 
NII
Net interest income
Company
First Financial Bancorp.
 
Oak Street
Oak Street Holdings Corporation
ERM
Enterprise Risk Management
 
OREO
Other real estate owned
EVE
Economic value of equity
 
SEC
United States Securities and Exchange Commission
FASB
Financial Accounting Standards Board
 
TDR
Troubled debt restructuring
 
 
 
 
 





PART I - FINANCIAL INFORMATION
ITEM I - FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
FIRST FINANCIAL BANCORP. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(Dollars in thousands)

 
September 30,
2015
 
December 31,
2014
 
(Unaudited)
 
 
Assets
 
 
 
Cash and due from banks
$
112,298

 
$
110,122

Interest-bearing deposits with other banks
24,191

 
22,630

Investment securities available-for-sale, at market value (cost $1,071,558 at September 30, 2015 and $849,504 at December 31, 2014)
1,069,667

 
840,468

Investment securities held-to-maturity (market value $770,512 at September 30, 2015 and $874,749 at December 31, 2014)
756,035

 
867,996

Other investments
53,431

 
52,626

Loans held for sale
26,287

 
11,005

Loans and leases
 
 
 
Commercial
1,637,467

 
1,315,114

Real estate-construction
276,240

 
197,571

Real estate-commercial
2,169,662

 
2,140,667

Real estate-residential
506,653

 
501,894

Installment
39,974

 
47,320

Home equity
463,629

 
458,627

Credit card
39,759

 
38,475

Lease financing
82,679

 
77,567

Total loans and leases
5,216,063

 
4,777,235

Less:  Allowance for loan and lease losses
53,332

 
52,858

Net loans and leases
5,162,731

 
4,724,377

Premises and equipment
139,020

 
141,381

Goodwill and other intangibles
211,732

 
145,853

FDIC indemnification asset
18,931

 
22,666

Accrued interest and other assets
306,210

 
278,697

Total assets
$
7,880,533

 
$
7,217,821

 
 
 
 
Liabilities
 

 
 

Deposits
 

 
 

Interest-bearing
$
1,330,673

 
$
1,225,378

Savings
1,979,627

 
1,889,473

Time
1,440,223

 
1,255,364

Total interest-bearing deposits
4,750,523

 
4,370,215

Noninterest-bearing
1,330,905

 
1,285,527

Total deposits
6,081,428

 
5,655,742

Federal funds purchased and securities sold under agreements to repurchase
62,317

 
103,192

Federal Home Loan Bank short-term borrowings
701,200

 
558,200

Total short-term borrowings
763,517

 
661,392

Long-term debt
119,515

 
48,241

Total borrowed funds
883,032

 
709,633

Accrued interest and other liabilities
103,061

 
68,369

Total liabilities
7,067,521

 
6,433,744

 
 
 
 
Shareholders' equity
 

 
 

Common stock - no par value
 

 
 

Authorized - 160,000,000 shares; Issued - 68,730,731 shares in 2015 and 2014
570,025

 
574,643

Retained earnings
378,258

 
352,893

Accumulated other comprehensive loss
(17,219
)
 
(21,409
)
Treasury stock, at cost, 7,017,098 shares in 2015 and 7,274,184 shares in 2014
(118,052
)
 
(122,050
)
Total shareholders' equity
813,012

 
784,077

Total liabilities and shareholders' equity
$
7,880,533

 
$
7,217,821


See Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.


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FIRST FINANCIAL BANCORP. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
(Dollars in thousands, except per share data)
(Unaudited)

 
Three months ended
 
Nine months ended
 
September 30,
 
September 30,
 
2015
 
2014
 
2015
 
2014
Interest income
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Loans, including fees
$
58,694

 
$
53,725

 
$
167,744

 
$
151,749

Investment securities
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Taxable
9,986

 
10,227

 
28,875

 
31,019

Tax-exempt
1,163

 
894

 
3,419

 
2,500

Total interest on investment securities
11,149

 
11,121

 
32,294

 
33,519

Other earning assets
(1,168
)
 
(1,455
)
 
(3,511
)
 
(4,162
)
Total interest income
68,675

 
63,391

 
196,527

 
181,106

Interest expense
 

 
 

 
 
 
 
Deposits
4,861

 
4,218

 
14,302

 
11,140

Short-term borrowings
374

 
354

 
930

 
975

Long-term borrowings
281

 
456

 
876

 
1,505

Total interest expense
5,516

 
5,028

 
16,108

 
13,620

Net interest income
63,159

 
58,363

 
180,419

 
167,486

Provision for loan and lease losses
2,647

 
893

 
7,777

 
(524
)
Net interest income after provision for loan and lease losses
60,512

 
57,470

 
172,642

 
168,010

Noninterest income
 

 
 

 
 
 
 
Service charges on deposit accounts
4,934

 
5,263

 
14,260

 
15,172

Trust and wealth management fees
3,134

 
3,207

 
10,042

 
10,258

Bankcard income
2,909

 
2,859

 
8,501

 
8,101

Net gains from sales of loans
1,758

 
1,660

 
5,146

 
2,793

Net gains on sales of investment securities
409

 
0

 
1,503

 
50

FDIC loss sharing income
(973
)
 
(192
)
 
(2,323
)
 
408

Accelerated discount on covered/formerly covered loans
3,820

 
789

 
10,006

 
2,425

Other
4,364

 
2,925

 
12,248

 
7,816

Total noninterest income
20,355

 
16,511

 
59,383

 
47,023

Noninterest expenses
 

 
 

 
 
 
 
Salaries and employee benefits
27,768

 
28,686

 
82,160

 
79,562

Net occupancy
4,510

 
4,577

 
13,895

 
14,381

Furniture and equipment
2,165

 
2,265

 
6,537

 
6,325

Data processing
2,591

 
4,393

 
8,020

 
10,021

Marketing
810

 
939

 
2,671

 
2,555

Communication
531

 
541

 
1,659

 
1,726

Professional services
4,092

 
1,568

 
7,789

 
4,741

State intangible tax
579

 
648

 
1,733

 
1,936

FDIC assessments
1,103

 
1,126

 
3,307

 
3,334

Loss (gain) - other real estate owned
196

 
(589
)
 
1,089

 
573

Loss sharing expense
574

 
1,002

 
1,451

 
4,036

Other
8,073

 
6,263

 
19,535

 
17,182

Total noninterest expenses
52,992

 
51,419

 
149,846

 
146,372

Income before income taxes
27,875

 
22,562

 
82,179

 
68,661

Income tax expense
9,202

 
7,218

 
26,936

 
22,260

Net income
$
18,673

 
$
15,344

 
$
55,243

 
$
46,401

Net earnings per common share - basic
$
0.31

 
$
0.26

 
$
0.90

 
$
0.80

Net earnings per common share - diluted
$
0.30

 
$
0.26

 
$
0.89

 
$
0.79

Cash dividends declared per share
$
0.16

 
$
0.15

 
$
0.48

 
$
0.45

Average common shares outstanding - basic
61,135,749

 
59,403,109

 
61,088,794

 
57,907,203

Average common shares outstanding - diluted
61,987,795

 
60,112,932

 
61,858,724

 
58,639,394


See Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.

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FIRST FINANCIAL BANCORP. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
(Dollars in thousands)
(Unaudited)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Three months ended
 
Nine months ended
 
September 30,
 
September 30,
 
2015
 
2014
 
2015
 
2014
Net income
$
18,673

 
$
15,344

 
$
55,243

 
$
46,401

Other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Unrealized gains (losses) on investment securities arising during the period
3,057

 
(256
)
 
4,287

 
10,077

Change in retirement obligation
220

 
189

 
624

 
663

Unrealized gain (loss) on derivatives
128

 
760

 
(771
)
 
(334
)
Unrealized gain (loss) on foreign currency exchange
91

 
(12
)
 
50

 
(13
)
Other comprehensive income (loss)
3,496

 
681

 
4,190

 
10,393

Comprehensive income
$
22,169

 
$
16,025

 
$
59,433

 
$
56,794

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                   See Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.


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FIRST FINANCIAL BANCORP. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CHANGES IN SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY
(Dollars in thousands except per share data)
(Unaudited)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Common Stock
 
Common Stock
 
Retained
 
Accumulated other comprehensive
 
Treasury stock
 
 
 
Shares
 
Amount
 
Earnings
 
income (loss)
 
Shares
 
Amount
 
Total
Balance at January 1, 2014
68,730,731

 
$
577,076

 
$
324,192

 
$
(31,281
)
 
(11,197,685
)
 
$
(187,826
)
 
$
682,161

Net income
 

 
 
 
46,401

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
46,401

Other comprehensive income (loss)
 
 
 
 
 
 
10,393

 
 
 
 
 
10,393

Cash dividends declared:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Common stock at $0.45 per share
 
 
 
 
(26,475
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(26,475
)
Purchase of common stock
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(40,255
)
 
(697
)
 
(697
)
Common stock issued in connection with business combinations
 
 
(946
)
 
 
 
 
 
3,657,937

 
61,375

 
60,429

Excess tax benefit on share-based compensation
 
 
149

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
149

Exercise of stock options, net of shares purchased
 
 
(771
)
 
 
 
 
 
36,830

 
616

 
(155
)
Restricted stock awards, net of forfeitures
 
 
(4,191
)
 
 
 
 
 
180,915

 
3,005

 
(1,186
)
Share-based compensation expense
 
 
2,892

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2,892

Balance at September 30, 2014
68,730,731

 
$
574,209

 
$
344,118

 
$
(20,888
)
 
(7,362,258
)
 
$
(123,527
)
 
$
773,912

Balance at January 1, 2015
68,730,731

 
$
574,643

 
$
352,587

 
$
(21,409
)
 
(7,274,184
)
 
$
(122,050
)
 
$
783,771

Net income
 
 
 
 
55,243

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
55,243

Other comprehensive income (loss)
 
 
 
 
 
 
4,190

 
 
 
 
 
4,190

Cash dividends declared:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Common stock at $0.48 per share
 
 
 
 
(29,572
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(29,572
)
Purchase of common stock
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(148,935
)
 
(2,783
)
 
(2,783
)
Warrant Exercises
 
 
(645
)
 
 
 
 
 
39,217

 
658

 
13

Excess tax benefit on share-based compensation
 
 
85

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
85

Exercise of stock options, net of shares purchased
 
 
(195
)
 
 
 
 
 
30,458

 
511

 
316

Restricted stock awards, net of forfeitures
 
 
(6,869
)
 
 
 
 
 
336,346

 
5,612

 
(1,257
)
Share-based compensation expense
 
 
3,006

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3,006

Balance at September 30, 2015
68,730,731

 
$
570,025

 
$
378,258

 
$
(17,219
)
 
(7,017,098
)
 
$
(118,052
)
 
$
813,012


See Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.

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FIRST FINANCIAL BANCORP. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(Dollars in thousands)
(Unaudited)
 
Nine months ended
 
September 30,
 
2015
 
2014
Operating activities
 
 
 
Net income
$
55,243

 
$
46,401

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:
 
 
 
Provision for loan and lease losses
7,777

 
(524
)
Depreciation and amortization
9,697

 
9,465

Stock-based compensation expense
3,006

 
2,892

Pension expense (income)
(900
)
 
(853
)
Net amortization of premiums/accretion of discounts on investment securities
5,874

 
5,523

Gains on sales of investment securities
(1,503
)
 
(50
)
Originations of loans held for sale
(197,621
)
 
(93,561
)
Net gains from sales of loans held for sale
(5,146
)
 
(2,793
)
Proceeds from sales of loans held for sale
187,364

 
85,977

Deferred income taxes
2,954

 
(20,137
)
Decrease (increase) in interest receivable
(1,912
)
 
(2,849
)
Decrease (increase) in cash surrender value of life insurance
(4,889
)
 
(4,608
)
Decrease (increase) in prepaid expenses
(443
)
 
(2,303
)
Decrease (increase) in indemnification asset
3,735

 
20,931

(Decrease) increase in accrued expenses
(1,630
)
 
(5,515
)
(Decrease) increase in interest payable
706

 
(72
)
Other
(4,561
)
 
5,917

Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities
57,751

 
43,841

 
 
 
 
Investing activities
 

 
 

Proceeds from sales of securities available-for-sale
68,615

 
92,573

Proceeds from calls, paydowns and maturities of securities available-for-sale
88,336

 
75,691

Purchases of securities available-for-sale
(375,244
)
 
(142,307
)
Proceeds from calls, paydowns and maturities of securities held-to-maturity
111,499

 
74,392

Purchases of securities held-to-maturity
(3,520
)
 
(140,426
)
Net decrease (increase) in interest-bearing deposits with other banks
(1,561
)
 
3,465

Net decrease (increase) in loans and leases
(213,936
)
 
(226,349
)
Proceeds from disposal of other real estate owned
12,238

 
28,713

Purchases of premises and equipment
(6,371
)
 
(7,591
)
Net cash (paid) acquired from business combinations
(305,591
)
 
34,300

Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities
(625,535
)
 
(207,539
)
 
 
 
 
Financing activities
 

 
 

Net (decrease) increase in total deposits
425,686

 
126,905

Net (decrease) increase in short-term borrowings
102,125

 
95,663

Payments on long-term debt
(46,238
)
 
(28,930
)
Proceeds from issuance of long-term debt
120,000

 
0

Cash dividends paid on common stock
(29,282
)
 
(25,717
)
Treasury stock purchase
(2,783
)
 
(697
)
Proceeds from exercise of stock options
367

 
65

Excess tax benefit on share-based compensation
85

 
149

Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities
569,960

 
167,438

 
 
 
 
Cash and due from banks
 

 
 

Net increase (decrease) in cash and due from banks
2,176

 
3,740

Cash and due from banks at beginning of period
110,122

 
117,620

Cash and due from banks at end of period
$
112,298

 
$
121,360

See Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.

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FIRST FINANCIAL BANCORP. AND SUBSIDIARIES
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
September 30, 2015
(Unaudited)

NOTE 1:  BASIS OF PRESENTATION

The Consolidated Financial Statements of First Financial Bancorp., a bank holding company, principally serving Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky, include the accounts and operations of First Financial and its wholly-owned subsidiary, First Financial Bank, N.A.  All significant intercompany transactions and accounts have been eliminated in consolidation.  Certain reclassifications of prior periods' amounts, including covered loans and the related allowance for loan and lease losses in the Consolidated Balance Sheets have been made to conform to current year presentation. Such reclassifications had no effect on net earnings.
   
Effective October 1, 2014, the five-year loss sharing coverage period for non-single family assets expired and the majority of the Company’s covered assets were no longer subject to FDIC loss sharing protection. As a result of this expiration, and the insignificant balance of assets that remain subject to FDIC loss sharing protection through October 1, 2019 relative to the Company’s total assets, all covered loans and the related allowance for loan and lease losses, as well as provision for covered loan and lease losses, have been reclassified in the Consolidated Financial Statements, and all credit quality metrics have been updated to include covered and formerly covered assets.

The preparation of financial statements in conformity with GAAP requires management to make estimates, assumptions and judgments that affect the amounts reported in the Consolidated Financial Statements and accompanying Notes.  These estimates, assumptions and judgments are inherently subjective and may be susceptible to significant change.  Actual realized amounts could differ materially from these estimates.  

These interim financial statements have been prepared in accordance with the instructions to Form 10-Q and Article 10 of Regulation S-X, and serve to update the Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014.  These interim financial statements may not include all information and notes necessary to constitute a complete set of financial statements under GAAP applicable to annual periods and it is suggested that these interim statements be read in conjunction with the Form 10-K.  Management believes these unaudited consolidated financial statements reflect all adjustments of a normal recurring nature which are necessary for a fair presentation of the results for the interim periods presented.  The results of operations for the interim periods are not necessarily indicative of the results that may be expected for the full year or any other interim period.  The Consolidated Balance Sheet as of December 31, 2014 has been derived from the audited financial statements in the Company’s 2014 Form 10-K.

NOTE 2:  RECENTLY ADOPTED AND ISSUED ACCOUNTING STANDARDS

In January 2014, the FASB issued an update (ASU 2014-01, Accounting for Investments in Qualified Affordable Housing Projects) that permits First Financial to make an accounting policy election to account for its investments in qualified
affordable housing projects using a proportional amortization method if certain conditions are met. Under the proportional
amortization method, First Financial would amortize the initial cost of the investment in proportion to the tax credits and other
tax benefits received and recognize the net investment performance in the income statement as a component of income tax
expense. The amended guidance requires disclosure of the nature of First Financial’s investments in qualified affordable
housing projects, and the effect of the measurement of the investments in qualified affordable housing projects and the related
tax credits on First Financial’s financial position and results of operation. The provisions of this update became effective for the interim reporting period ended March 31, 2015. First Financial made the election to adopt the proportional amortization method during the first quarter 2015 and had $23.6 million of affordable housing commitments as of September 30, 2015. This update did not have a material impact on the Company's Consolidated Financial Statements.

In January 2014, the FASB issued an update (ASU 2014-04, Reclassification of Residential Real Estate Collateralized Consumer Mortgage Loans upon Foreclosure) which clarifies when an in substance repossession or foreclosure occurs, that is, when a creditor should be considered to have received physical possession of residential real estate property collateralizing a consumer mortgage loan such that the loan receivable should be de-recognized and the real estate property recognized. The provisions of this update became effective for the interim reporting period ended March 31, 2015. This update did not have a material impact on the Company's Consolidated Financial Statements.

In April 2014, the FASB issued an update (ASU 2014-08, Reporting Discontinued Operations and Disclosures of Disposals of Components of an Entity) which redefines what constitutes a discontinued operation. Under the revised standard, a discontinued operation is a component of an entity or group of components that has been disposed of by sale, disposed of other

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than by sale or is classified as held for sale, that represents a strategic shift that has or will have a major effect on an entity’s operations and financial results, or an acquired business or nonprofit activity that is classified as held for sale on the date of the acquisition. A strategic shift that has or will have a major effect on an entity’s operations and financial results could include the disposal of a major line of business, a major geographic area, a major equity method investment or other major parts of an entity. The new guidance eliminates the criteria prohibiting an entity from reporting a discontinued operation if it has certain continuing cash flows or involvement with the component after the disposal and requires additional disclosures for discontinued operations and new disclosures for individually material disposal transactions that do not meet the definition of a discontinued operation. The provisions of this update became effective for the interim reporting period ended March 31, 2015. This update did not have a material impact on the Company's Consolidated Financial Statements.

In May 2014, the FASB issued an update (ASU 2014-09, Revenue from Contracts with Customers) which outlines a single comprehensive model for entities to use in accounting for revenue arising from contracts with customers and supersedes most current revenue recognition guidance, including industry-specific guidance. Under the revised standard, an entity recognizes revenue to depict the transfer of promised goods or services to customers in an amount that reflects the consideration to which the entity expects to be entitled in exchange for those goods or services. The ASU applies to all contracts with customers except those that are within the scope of other topics in the FASB Accounting Standards Codification. Certain of the ASU’s provisions also apply to transfers of nonfinancial assets, including in-substance nonfinancial assets that are not an output of an entity’s ordinary activities, such as sales of property, plant, and equipment; real estate; or intangible assets. The ASU also requires significantly expanded disclosures about revenue recognition. The provisions of ASU 2014-09 become effective for interim and annual reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2017. Early adoption is permitted beginning January 1, 2017. First Financial is currently evaluating the impact of this update on its Consolidated Financial Statements.

In June 2014, the FASB issued an update (ASU 2014-11, Repurchase-to-Maturity Transactions, Repurchase Financings, and Disclosures) that requires repurchase-to-maturity transactions to be accounted for as secured borrowings rather than as sales with a forward repurchase commitment and eliminates current guidance on repurchase financings. The ASU requires separate accounting for a transfer of a financial asset executed contemporaneously with a repurchase agreement with the same counterparty. If the derecognition criteria are met, the initial transfer will generally be accounted for as a sale and the repurchase agreement will generally be accounted for as a secured borrowing. The ASU requires new disclosures for repurchase agreements, securities lending transactions and repurchase-to-maturity transactions that are accounted for as secured borrowings. The ASU also requires new disclosures for transfers of financial assets that are accounted for as sales that involve an agreement with the transferee entered into in contemplation of the initial transfer that result in the transferor retaining substantially all of the exposure to the economic return on the transferred financial assets throughout the term of the transaction. The provisions of this update became effective for the interim reporting period ended March 31, 2015. This update did not have a material impact on the Company's Consolidated Financial Statements.

In August 2014, the FASB issued an update (ASU 2014-14, Receivables - Troubled Debt Restructurings by Creditors: Classification of Certain Government-Guaranteed Mortgage Loans upon Foreclosure) that requires a mortgage loan be derecognized and a separate other receivable be recognized upon foreclosure if the following conditions are met: a) the loan has a government guarantee that is not separable from the loan before foreclosure, b) at the time of foreclosure, the creditor has the intent to convey the real estate property to the guarantor and make a claim on the guarantee, and the creditor has the ability to recover under that claim and c) at the time of foreclosure, any amount of the claim that is determined on the basis of the fair value of the real estate is fixed. Upon foreclosure, the separate other receivable should be measured based on the amount of the loan balance (principal and interest) expected to be recovered from the guarantor. The provisions of this update became effective for the interim reporting period ended March 31, 2015. This update did not have a material impact on the Company's Consolidated Financial Statements.
 
In August 2014, the FASB issued an update (ASU 2014-15, Presentation of Financial Statements-Going Concern: Disclosure of Uncertainties about an Entity’s Ability to Continue as a Going Concern) that requires management perform a going concern evaluation similar to the auditor’s evaluation required by standards issued by the PCAOB and the AICPA. The ASU requires management to evaluate relevant conditions, events and certain management plans that are known or reasonably knowable as of the evaluation date when determining whether substantial doubt about an entity’s ability to continue as a going concern exists for both annual and interim reporting periods. If management concludes that substantial doubt about an entity’s ability to continue as a going concern, the notes to the financial statements are required to include a statement that there is substantial doubt about the entity’s ability to continue as a going concern within one year after the date that the financial statements are issued. The provisions of this update become effective for interim and annual periods ending after December 15, 2016. Early adoption is permitted. First Financial does not anticipate this update will have a material impact on its Consolidated Financial Statements.


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In April 2015, the FASB issued an update (ASU 2015-03, Interest-Imputation of Interest: Simplifying the Presentation of Debt Issuance Costs) that requires debt issuance costs to be presented as a deduction from the corresponding debt liability. Upon adoption, an entity must apply the new guidance retrospectively to all prior periods presented in the financial statements. The provisions of this update are effective for interim and annual periods beginning after December 15, 2015, with early adoption permitted. First Financial adopted this accounting standard during the third quarter of 2015 and recorded $1.7 million of deferred debt issuance costs as a reduction to long-term debt in the Consolidated Balance Sheets as of September 30, 2015. Management concluded that the debt issuance costs capitalized in prior periods was immaterial as a component of other assets, total assets, total long-term debt and total liabilities, and as such, the Company's prior periods have not been restated. The amount of unamortized debt issuance costs not reclassified was $0.1 million as of December 31, 2014.

In May 2015, the FASB issued an update (ASU 2015-07, Fair Value Measurement: Disclosures for Investments in Certain Entities That Calculate Net Asset Value per Share) which will eliminate the requirement to categorize investments whose fair values are measured at net asset value within the fair value hierarchy using the practical expedient. This update will require entities to disclose the fair values of such investments so that financial statement users can reconcile amounts reported in the fair value hierarchy table and the amounts reported on the balance sheet. The provisions of this update become effective for the interim and annual reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2015, with early adoption permitted. First Financial does not anticipate this update will have a material impact on its Consolidated Financial Statements.

In September 2015, the FASB issued an update (ASU 2015-16, Business Combinations: Simplifying the Accounting for Measurement-Period Adjustments) which eliminates the requirement for an acquirer in a business combination to account for measurement-period adjustments retrospectively. This update will require acquiring companies to recognize measurement-period adjustments during the period in which they determine the amounts, including the effect on earnings of any amounts they would have recorded in previous periods if the accounting had been completed at the acquisition date. The guidance in this ASU is effective for interim and annual reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2015 with early adoption permitted. First Financial does not anticipate this update will have a material impact on its Consolidated Financial Statements.
 
NOTE 3:  INVESTMENTS

The following is a summary of held-to-maturity and available-for-sale investment securities as of September 30, 2015:
  
 
Held-to-maturity
 
Available-for-sale
(Dollars in thousands)
 
Amortized
cost
 
Unrealized
gain
 
Unrealized
loss
 
Market
value
 
Amortized
cost
 
Unrealized
gain
 
Unrealized
loss
 
Market
value
U.S. Treasuries
 
$
0

 
$
0

 
$
0

 
$
0

 
$
98

 
$
1

 
$
0

 
$
99

Securities of U.S. government agencies and corporations
 
15,968

 
222

 
0

 
16,190

 
8,717

 
247

 
0

 
8,964

Mortgage-backed securities
 
707,124

 
15,048

 
(520
)
 
721,652

 
660,881

 
5,040

 
(6,879
)
 
659,042

Obligations of state and other political subdivisions
 
28,138

 
168

 
(317
)
 
27,989

 
75,845

 
2,311

 
(928
)
 
77,228

Asset-backed securities
 
0

 
0

 
0

 
0

 
215,036

 
221

 
(1,801
)
 
213,456

Other securities
 
4,805

 
0

 
(124
)
 
4,681

 
110,981

 
919

 
(1,022
)
 
110,878

Total
 
$
756,035

 
$
15,438

 
$
(961
)
 
$
770,512

 
$
1,071,558

 
$
8,739

 
$
(10,630
)
 
$
1,069,667


The following is a summary of held-to-maturity and available-for-sale investment securities as of December 31, 2014:
  
 
Held-to-maturity
 
Available-for-sale
(Dollars in thousands)
 
Amortized
cost
 
Unrealized
gain
 
Unrealized
loss
 
Market
value
 
Amortized
cost
 
Unrealized
gain
 
Unrealized
loss
 
Market
value
U.S. Treasuries
 
$
0

 
$
0

 
$
0

 
$
0

 
$
97

 
$
0

 
$
0

 
$
97

Securities of U.S. government agencies and corporations
 
17,570

 
24

 
(23
)
 
17,571

 
11,814

 
67

 
(1
)
 
11,880

Mortgage-backed securities
 
801,465

 
7,813

 
(2,064
)
 
807,214

 
611,497

 
4,462

 
(13,211
)
 
602,748

Obligations of state and other political subdivisions
 
44,164

 
1,275

 
(193
)
 
45,246

 
73,649

 
883

 
(947
)
 
73,585

Asset-backed securities
 
0

 
0

 
0

 
0

 
74,784

 
155

 
(103
)
 
74,836

Other securities
 
4,797

 
0

 
(79
)
 
4,718

 
77,663

 
1,193

 
(1,534
)
 
77,322

Total
 
$
867,996

 
$
9,112

 
$
(2,359
)
 
$
874,749

 
$
849,504

 
$
6,760

 
$
(15,796
)
 
$
840,468



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The following table provides a summary of investment securities by estimated weighted average life as of September 30, 2015. Estimated lives on certain investment securities may differ from contractual maturities as issuers may have the right to call or prepay obligations with or without call or prepayment penalties.
 
Held-to-maturity
 
Available-for-sale
(Dollars in thousands)
Amortized
cost
 
Market
value
 
Amortized
cost
 
Market
value
Due in one year or less
$
4,473

 
$
4,587

 
$
22,066

 
$
22,118

Due after one year through five years
534,431

 
543,735

 
667,783

 
666,906

Due after five years through ten years
217,131

 
222,190

 
334,447

 
332,881

Due after ten years
0

 
0

 
47,262

 
47,762

Total
$
756,035

 
$
770,512

 
$
1,071,558

 
$
1,069,667


The following tables provide the fair value and gross unrealized losses on investment securities in an unrealized loss position, aggregated by investment category and the length of time the individual securities have been in a continuous loss position:
 
 
September 30, 2015
 
 
Less than 12 months
 
12 months or more
 
Total
(Dollars in thousands)
 
Fair
value
 
Unrealized
loss
 
Fair
value
 
Unrealized
loss
 
Fair
value
 
Unrealized
loss
Mortgage-backed securities
 
$
216,209

 
$
(856
)
 
$
257,294

 
$
(6,543
)
 
$
473,503

 
$
(7,399
)
Obligations of state and other political subdivisions
 
1,268

 
(3
)
 
36,309

 
(1,242
)
 
37,577

 
(1,245
)
Asset-backed securities
 
157,585

 
(1,781
)
 
5,780

 
(20
)
 
163,365

 
(1,801
)
Other securities
 
37,492

 
(540
)
 
25,483

 
(606
)
 
62,975

 
(1,146
)
Total
 
$
412,554

 
$
(3,180
)
 
$
324,866

 
$
(8,411
)
 
$
737,420

 
$
(11,591
)

 
 
December 31, 2014
 
 
Less than 12 months
 
12 months or more
 
Total
 
 
Fair
 
Unrealized
 
Fair
 
Unrealized
 
Fair
 
Unrealized
(Dollars in thousands)
 
value
 
loss
 
value
 
loss
 
value
 
loss
Securities of U.S. government agencies and corporations
 
$
493

 
$
(1
)
 
$
97

 
$
0

 
$
590

 
$
(1
)
Mortgage-backed securities
 
119,641

 
(420
)
 
428,486

 
(13,780
)
 
548,127

 
(14,200
)
Obligations of state and other political subdivisions
 
12,746

 
(126
)
 
37,516

 
(1,014
)
 
50,262

 
(1,140
)
Asset-backed securities
 
32,045

 
(103
)
 
0

 
0

 
32,045

 
(103
)
Other securities
 
12,831

 
(317
)
 
30,005

 
(1,296
)
 
42,836

 
(1,613
)
Total
 
$
177,756

 
$
(967
)
 
$
496,104

 
$
(16,090
)
 
$
673,860

 
$
(17,057
)

Gains and losses on debt securities are generally due to fluctuations in current market yields relative to the yields of the debt securities at their amortized cost. All securities with unrealized losses are reviewed quarterly to determine if any impairment is considered other than temporary, requiring a write-down to fair value. First Financial considers the percentage loss on a security, duration of the loss, average life or duration of the security, credit rating of the security and payment performance as well as the Company's intent and ability to hold the security to maturity when determining whether any impairment is other than temporary. At this time First Financial does not intend to sell, and it is not more likely than not that the Company will be required to sell debt securities temporarily impaired prior to maturity or recovery of the recorded value. First Financial had no other than temporary impairment related to its investment securities portfolio as of September 30, 2015 or December 31, 2014.

For further detail on the fair value of investment securities, see Note 14 – Fair Value Disclosures.


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NOTE 4:  LOANS AND LEASES

First Financial offers clients a variety of commercial and consumer loan and lease products with various interest rates and payment terms. Lending activities are primarily concentrated in states where the Bank currently operates banking centers (Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky). Additionally, First Financial has two national lending platforms, one that provides equipment and leasehold improvement financing for franchisees in the quick service and casual dining restaurant sector and another that provides loans secured by commissions and cash collateral accounts exclusively to insurance agents and brokers. Commercial loan categories include commercial and industrial (commercial), commercial real estate, construction real estate and lease financing. Consumer loan categories include residential real estate, home equity, installment and credit card.

Purchased impaired loans. Loans accounted for under FASB ASC Topic 310-30, Loans and Debt Securities Acquired with Deteriorated Credit Quality, are referred to as purchased impaired loans. First Financial accounts for the majority of loans acquired in FDIC transactions as purchased impaired loans, except for loans with revolving privileges, which are outside the scope of FASB ASC Topic 310-30, and loans for which cash flows could not be estimated, which are accounted for under the cost recovery method. Purchased impaired loans include loans previously covered under loss sharing agreements as well as loans that remain subject to FDIC loss sharing coverage.

Purchased impaired loans are not classified as nonperforming assets as the loans are considered to be performing under FASB ASC Topic 310-30. Therefore, interest income, through accretion of the difference between the carrying value of the loans and the expected cash flows (accretable difference) is recognized on all purchased impaired loans. First Financial had purchased impaired loans totaling $207.8 million and $264.9 million, at September 30, 2015 and December 31, 2014, respectively. The outstanding balance of all purchased impaired loans, including all contractual principal, interest, fees and penalties, was $236.5 million and $314.5 million as of September 30, 2015 and December 31, 2014, respectively. These balances exclude contractual interest not yet accrued.

Changes in the carrying amount of accretable difference for purchased impaired loans were as follows:
 
 
Three months ended
 
Nine months ended
 
 
September 30,
 
September 30,
(Dollars in thousands)
 
2015
 
2014
 
2015
 
2014
Balance at beginning of period
 
$
78,945

 
$
127,764

 
$
106,622

 
$
133,671

Reclassification from/(to) nonaccretable difference
 
76

 
(2,295
)
 
(2,048
)
 
19,864

Accretion
 
(4,945
)
 
(8,158
)
 
(17,046
)
 
(26,808
)
Other net activity (1)
 
(4,746
)
 
(4,250
)
 
(18,198
)
 
(13,666
)
Balance at end of period
 
$
69,330

 
$
113,061

 
$
69,330

 
$
113,061

 (1) Includes the impact of loan repayments and charge-offs.

First Financial regularly reviews its forecast of expected cash flows for purchased impaired loans. The Company recognized reclassifications from nonaccretable to accretable difference of $0.1 million for the third quarter of 2015, however, during the nine months ended September 30, 2015, the Company recognized reclassifications from accretable to nonaccretable difference of $2.0 million. During the third quarter of 2014, First Financial recognized $2.3 million of reclassifications from accretable to nonaccretable difference, while in the nine months ended September 30, 2014, the Company recognized reclassifications from nonaccretable to accretable difference of $19.9 million due to changes in the cash flow expectations related to certain loan pools. Reclassifications from nonaccretable to accretable difference can result in impairment and provision expense in the current period and reclassifications from accretable to nonaccretable difference can result in yield adjustments on the related loan pools on a prospective basis.

Covered loans. Loans acquired in FDIC-assisted transactions covered under loss sharing agreements whereby the FDIC will reimburse First Financial for the majority of any losses incurred are referred to as covered loans. Pursuant to the terms of the loss sharing agreements, covered loans are subject to a stated loss threshold whereby the FDIC will reimburse First Financial for 80% of losses up to a stated loss threshold and 95% of losses in excess of the threshold. These loss sharing agreements provide for partial loss protection on single-family, residential loans for a period of ten years and First Financial is required to share any recoveries of previously charged-off amounts for the same time period, on the same pro-rata basis with the FDIC. All other loans are provided loss protection for a period of five years and recoveries of previously charged-off amounts must be shared with the FDIC for an additional three year period, on the same pro-rata basis.


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The Company's loss sharing agreements with the FDIC related to non-single family loans expired effective October 1, 2014, and the ten year period of loss protection on all other covered loans and covered OREO expires October 1, 2019. Covered loans totaled $117.6 million as of September 30, 2015 and $135.7 million as of December 31, 2014.

Credit Quality. To facilitate the monitoring of credit quality for commercial loans, and for purposes of determining an appropriate allowance for loan and lease losses, First Financial utilizes the following categories of credit grades:

Pass - Higher quality loans that do not fit any of the other categories described below.

Special Mention - First Financial assigns a special mention rating to loans and leases with potential weaknesses that deserve management's close attention. If left uncorrected, these potential weaknesses may result in deterioration of the repayment prospects for the loan or lease or in First Financial's credit position at some future date.

Substandard - First Financial assigns a substandard rating to loans or leases that are inadequately protected by the current sound financial worth and paying capacity of the borrower or of the collateral pledged, if any. Substandard loans and leases have well-defined weaknesses that jeopardize repayment of the debt. Substandard loans and leases are characterized by the distinct possibility that the Company will sustain some loss if the deficiencies are not addressed.

Doubtful - First Financial assigns a doubtful rating to loans and leases with all the attributes of a substandard rating with the added characteristic that the weaknesses make collection or liquidation in full, on the basis of currently existing facts, conditions and values, highly questionable and improbable. The possibility of loss is extremely high, but because of certain important and reasonably specific pending factors that may work to the advantage and strengthening of the credit quality of the loan or lease, its classification as an estimated loss is deferred until its more exact status may be determined. Pending factors include proposed merger, acquisition or liquidation procedures, capital injection, perfecting liens on additional collateral and refinancing plans.

The credit grades described above, which are derived from standard regulatory rating definitions, are assigned upon initial approval of credit to borrowers and updated periodically thereafter.

First Financial considers repayment performance to be the best indicator of credit quality for consumer loans. Consumer loans that have principal and interest payments that are past due by 90 days or more are generally classified as nonperforming. Additionally, consumer loans that have been modified in a TDR are classified as nonperforming.

Commercial and consumer credit exposure by risk attribute was as follows:
 
 
As of September 30, 2015
 
 
 
 
Real Estate
 
 
 
 
(Dollars in thousands)
 
Commercial
 
Construction
 
Commercial
 
Leasing
 
Total
Pass
 
$
1,571,656

 
$
275,197

 
$
2,081,930

 
$
81,053

 
$
4,009,836

Special Mention
 
40,433

 
130

 
20,414

 
1,626

 
62,603

Substandard
 
25,378

 
913

 
67,318

 
0

 
93,609

Doubtful
 
0

 
0

 
0

 
0

 
0

Total
 
$
1,637,467

 
$
276,240

 
$
2,169,662

 
$
82,679

 
$
4,166,048


(Dollars in thousands)
 
Real Estate
Residential
 
Installment
 
Home Equity
 
Other
 
Total
Performing
 
$
497,643

 
$
39,547

 
$
457,893

 
$
39,759

 
$
1,034,842

Nonperforming
 
9,010

 
427

 
5,736

 
0

 
15,173

Total
 
$
506,653

 
$
39,974

 
$
463,629

 
$
39,759

 
$
1,050,015



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As of December 31, 2014
 
 
 
 
Real Estate
 
 
 
 
(Dollars in thousands)
 
Commercial
 
Construction
 
Commercial
 
Leasing
 
Total
Pass
 
$
1,265,116

 
$
195,787

 
$
2,027,897

 
$
75,839

 
$
3,564,639

Special Mention
 
30,903

 
0

 
25,928

 
1,728

 
58,559

Substandard
 
19,095

 
1,784

 
86,842

 
0

 
107,721

Doubtful
 
0

 
0

 
0

 
0

 
0

Total
 
$
1,315,114

 
$
197,571

 
$
2,140,667

 
$
77,567

 
$
3,730,919


(Dollars in thousands)
 
Real Estate
Residential
 
Installment
 
Home Equity
 
Other
 
Total
Performing
 
$
490,314

 
$
46,806

 
$
452,281

 
$
38,475

 
$
1,027,876

Nonperforming
 
11,580

 
514

 
6,346

 
0

 
18,440

Total
 
$
501,894

 
$
47,320

 
$
458,627

 
$
38,475

 
$
1,046,316


Delinquency. Loans are considered past due or delinquent when the contractual principal or interest due in accordance with the terms of the loan agreement or any portion thereof remains unpaid after the date of the scheduled payment.

Loan delinquency, including loans classified as nonaccrual, was as follows:
 
 
As of September 30, 2015
(Dollars in thousands)
 
30 – 59
days
past due
 
60 – 89
days
past due
 
> 90 days
past due
 
Total
past
due
 
Current
 
Subtotal
 
Purchased impaired
 
Total
 
> 90 days
past due
and still
accruing
Loans
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Commercial
 
$
949

 
$
887

 
$
4,125

 
$
5,961

 
$
1,622,274

 
$
1,628,235

 
$
9,232

 
$
1,637,467

 
$
0

Real estate - construction
 
0

 
0

 
79

 
79

 
275,351

 
275,430

 
810

 
276,240

 
0

Real estate - commercial
 
1,094

 
1,120

 
14,510

 
16,724

 
2,018,164

 
2,034,888

 
134,774

 
2,169,662

 
0

Real estate - residential
 
1,964

 
391

 
2,365

 
4,720

 
442,154

 
446,874

 
59,779

 
506,653

 
0

Installment
 
20

 
50

 
257

 
327

 
37,531

 
37,858

 
2,116

 
39,974

 
0

Home equity
 
512

 
150

 
3,309

 
3,971

 
458,574

 
462,545

 
1,084

 
463,629

 
0

Other
 
684

 
131

 
58

 
873

 
121,565

 
122,438

 
0

 
122,438

 
58

Total
 
$
5,223

 
$
2,729

 
$
24,703

 
$
32,655

 
$
4,975,613

 
$
5,008,268

 
$
207,795

 
$
5,216,063

 
$
58


 
 
As of December 31, 2014
(Dollars in thousands)
 
30 – 59
days
past due
 
60 – 89
days
past due
 
> 90 days
past due
 
Total
past
due
 
Current
 
Subtotal
 
Purchased impaired
 
Total
 
> 90 days
past due
and still
accruing
Loans
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Commercial
 
$
1,002

 
$
3,647

 
$
2,110

 
$
6,759

 
$
1,290,975

 
$
1,297,734

 
$
17,380

 
$
1,315,114

 
$
0

Real estate - construction
 
276

 
0

 
223

 
499

 
195,773

 
196,272

 
1,299

 
197,571

 
0

Real estate - commercial
 
8,356

 
838

 
13,952

 
23,146

 
1,944,207

 
1,967,353

 
173,314

 
2,140,667

 
0

Real estate - residential
 
1,198

 
344

 
4,224

 
5,766

 
426,908

 
432,674

 
69,220

 
501,894

 
0

Installment
 
133

 
17

 
272

 
422

 
44,235

 
44,657

 
2,663

 
47,320

 
0

Home equity
 
697

 
466

 
4,079

 
5,242

 
452,357

 
457,599

 
1,028

 
458,627

 
0

Other
 
1,133

 
128

 
216

 
1,477

 
114,565

 
116,042

 
0

 
116,042

 
216

Total
 
$
12,795

 
$
5,440

 
$
25,076

 
$
43,311

 
$
4,469,020

 
$
4,512,331

 
$
264,904

 
$
4,777,235

 
$
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Nonaccrual. Loans are classified as nonaccrual when, in the opinion of management, collection of principal or interest is doubtful or when principal or interest payments are 90 days or more past due. Generally, loans are classified as nonaccrual due to the continued failure to adhere to contractual payment terms by the borrower, coupled with other pertinent factors such as insufficient collateral value. The accrual of interest income is discontinued, and previously accrued but unpaid interest is reversed when a loan is classified as nonaccrual. Any payments received while a loan is on nonaccrual status are applied as a reduction to the carrying value of the loan. A loan may return to accrual status if collection of future principal and interest payments is no longer doubtful.

Purchased impaired loans are classified as performing, even though they may be contractually past due, as any nonpayment of contractual principal or interest is considered in the periodic re-estimation of expected cash flows and is included in the resulting recognition of current period loan loss provision or prospective yield adjustments.

Troubled Debt Restructurings. A loan modification is considered a TDR when the borrower is experiencing financial difficulty and concessions are made by the Company that would not otherwise be considered for a borrower with similar credit characteristics. The most common types of modifications include interest rate reductions, maturity extensions and modifications to principal amortization, including interest only structures. Modified terms are dependent upon the financial position and needs of the individual borrower. If the modification agreement is violated, the loan is managed by the Company’s credit administration group for resolution, which may result in foreclosure in the case of real estate.

TDRs are generally classified as nonaccrual for a minimum period of six months and may qualify for return to accrual status once they have demonstrated performance with the restructured terms of the loan agreement.

First Financial had 271 TDRs totaling $33.8 million at September 30, 2015, including $20.2 million on accrual status and $13.6 million classified as nonaccrual. First Financial had an insignificant amount of commitments outstanding to lend additional funds to borrowers whose loan terms have been modified through TDRs at September 30, 2015. At September 30, 2015, the allowance for loan and lease losses included reserves of $2.4 million related to TDRs. For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2015, First Financial charged off $0.7 million and $2.5 million, respectively, for the portion of TDRs determined to be uncollectible. Additionally, at September 30, 2015, approximately $8.8 million of accruing TDRs have been performing in accordance with the restructured terms for more than one year.

First Financial had 262 TDRs totaling $28.2 million at December 31, 2014, including $15.9 million of loans on accrual status and $12.3 million classified as nonaccrual. First Financial had an insignificant amount of commitments outstanding to lend additional funds to borrowers whose loan terms had been modified through TDRs. At December 31, 2014, the allowance for loan and lease losses included reserves of $3.7 million related to TDRs. For the year ended December 31, 2014, First Financial charged off $1.0 million for the portion of TDRs determined to be uncollectible. At December 31, 2014, approximately $10.5 million of the accruing TDRs had been performing in accordance with the restructured terms for more than one year.


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The following tables provide information on loan modifications classified as TDRs during the three and nine months ended September 30, 2015 and 2014:
 
Three months ended
 
September 30, 2015
 
September 30, 2014
(Dollars in thousands)
Number of loans
 
Pre-modification loan balance
 
Period end balance
 
Number of loans
 
Pre-modification loan balance
 
Period end balance
Commercial
5

 
$
171

 
$
166

 
6

 
$
3,712

 
$
3,384

Real estate - construction
0

 
0

 
0

 
0

 
0

 
0

Real estate - commercial
2

 
2,159

 
2,000

 
2

 
375

 
373

Real estate - residential
6

 
920

 
901

 
7

 
322

 
264

Installment
2

 
50

 
50

 
3

 
6

 
6

Home equity
6

 
231

 
229

 
6

 
126

 
125

Total
21

 
$
3,531

 
$
3,346

 
24

 
$
4,541

 
$
4,152

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nine months ended
 
September 30, 2015
 
September 30, 2014
(Dollars in thousands)
Number of loans
 
Pre-modification loan balance
 
Period end balance
 
Number of loans
 
Pre-modification loan balance
 
Period end balance
Commercial
27

 
$
1,686

 
$
1,676

 
11

 
$
3,938

 
$
3,594

Real estate - construction
0

 
0

 
0

 
0

 
0