Exhibit 99.1

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Contact:              Robert M. Gorman - (804) 523-7828

Executive Vice President / Chief Financial Officer

ATLANTIC UNION BANKSHARES REPORTS FIRST QUARTER RESULTS

Richmond, Va., April 22, 2021 – Atlantic Union Bankshares Corporation (the “Company” or “Atlantic Union”) (Nasdaq: AUB) today reported net income available to common shareholders of $53.2 million and basic and diluted earnings per common share of $0.67 for the first quarter ended March 31, 2021. Adjusted operating earnings available to common shareholders(1) were $64.8 million, diluted operating earnings per common share(1) were $0.82, and pre-tax pre-provision adjusted operating earnings(1) were $68.6 million for the first quarter ended March 31, 2021.

“Despite near term economic headwinds from COVID-19, Atlantic Union delivered solid financial results in the first quarter while positioning the company for success over the long term,” said John C. Asbury, president and chief executive officer of Atlantic Union. “Operating under the mantra of soundness, profitability and growth – in that order of priority - Atlantic Union remains in a strong financial position with ample liquidity and a well-fortified capital base.”

“Our conservative credit culture continues to serve us well as we help our clients manage through the pandemic. With credit quality metrics remaining benign and a more optimistic economic recovery outlook due to the roll-out of COVID-19 vaccines and additional government stimulus inclusive of more PPP funding, we believe that credit losses will not be as severe as initially projected and that loan growth will improve as economic activity accelerates over the next few quarters.”

“Looking forward, we remain optimistic that the challenges of COVID-19 will ease as the year progresses and that Atlantic Union will emerge as a stronger company that is well positioned to generate sustainable, profitable growth and build long term value for our shareholders.”

Small Business Administration (“SBA”) Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”)

The Company has participated in the SBA PPP under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (“CARES”) Act (“PPP Round One”), which was intended to provide economic relief to small businesses that have been adversely impacted by the COVID-19 global pandemic (“COVID-19”). The Company processed over 11,000 PPP loans totaling $1.7 billion in 2020 pursuant to the CARES Act. The loans carry a 1% interest rate. As of March 31, 2021, PPP Round One loans have a recorded investment of $1.03 billion and unamortized deferred fees of $10.7 million. In addition to an insignificant amount of PPP loan pay offs, the Company has processed approximately $600 million of loan forgiveness on approximately 5,600 PPP loans, of which approximately 2,500 PPP loans totaling approximately $165.0 million were processed for forgiveness in the first quarter of 2021.

Certain provisions of the CARES Act, including additional PPP funding, were extended as a result of the Consolidated Appropriations Act 2021 (the “CAA”) (“PPP Round Two”), which was signed into law on December 27, 2020 and is currently set to expire on May 31, 2021. The Company has processed approximately 4,800 loans pursuant to PPP Round Two, with a recorded investment of $511.7 million and unamortized deferred fees of $22.4 million as of March 31, 2021. The loans carry a 1% interest rate.


(1)These are financial measures not calculated in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”). For a reconciliation of these non-GAAP financial measures, see Alternative Performance Measures (non-GAAP) section of the Key Financial Results


First Quarter 2021 Branch Consolidations and FHLB Advance Prepayments

The Company completed the consolidation of five branches in February 2021 and incurred branch closure costs of approximately $1.1 million in the first quarter of 2021 primarily related to lease termination costs, severance costs, and real estate write-downs.

Additionally, during the first quarter of 2021 and in response to the current rate environment, the Company prepaid a $200 million, 1.78% fixed rate long-term Federal Home Loan Bank (“FHLB”) advance with a remaining maturity of approximately 7.5 years, which resulted in a $14.7 million and $11.6 million pre-tax and after tax, respectively, prepayment penalty in the first quarter of 2021.

NET INTEREST INCOME

For the first quarter of 2021, net interest income was $134.9 million, a decrease from $145.6 million reported in the fourth quarter of 2020. Net interest income (FTE)(1) was $138.0 million in the first quarter of 2021, a decrease of $10.7 million from the fourth quarter of 2020. The declines in the net interest income and net interest income (FTE) were primarily driven by the lower day count in the first quarter and the decrease in PPP loan accretion included in interest income to $7.8 million in the first quarter of 2021 from $15.0 million in the fourth quarter of 2020. The decline in PPP loan accretion income was driven by fewer PPP loan forgiveness approvals during the first quarter due to the Company’s PPP forgiveness borrower portal being closed for approximately two months as a result of revised guidance issued by the SBA. The first quarter net interest margin decreased 16 basis points to 3.09% from 3.25% in the previous quarter, while the net interest margin (FTE)(1)  decreased 16 basis points to 3.16% from 3.32% during the same period primarily due to lower PPP loan accretion income in the first quarter.

The Company’s net interest margin (FTE) (1) includes the impact of acquisition accounting fair value adjustments. Net accretion related to acquisition accounting decreased $266,000 from the prior quarter to $4.1 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2021. The fourth quarter of 2020 and first quarter of 2021 and the remaining estimated net accretion impact are reflected in the following table (dollars in thousands):

Deposit 

Loan

Accretion

Borrowings

    

Accretion

    

(Amortization)

    

Amortization

    

Total

For the quarter ended December 31, 2020

$

4,541

22

(188)

$

4,375

For the quarter ended March 31, 2021

4,287

20

(198)

4,109

For the remaining nine months of 2021 (estimated)

 

5,974

(5)

(608)

 

5,361

For the years ending (estimated):

 

  

 

  

 

  

 

  

2022

 

6,660

 

(43)

 

(829)

 

5,788

2023

 

4,903

 

(32)

 

(852)

 

4,019

2024

 

3,943

 

(4)

 

(877)

 

3,062

2025

 

2,993

 

(1)

 

(900)

 

2,092

2026

 

2,376

 

 

(926)

 

1,450

Thereafter

 

10,955

 

 

(8,946)

 

2,009

Total remaining acquisition accounting fair value adjustments at March 31, 2021

$

37,804

(85)

(13,938)

$

23,781

ASSET QUALITY

Overview

During the first quarter of 2021, nonperforming assets (“NPAs”) as a percentage of loans decreased slightly and remained low at 0.31% at March 31, 2021. Accruing past due loan levels as a percentage of total loans held for investment at March 31, 2021 decreased 11 basis points as compared to December 31, 2020 and were 34 basis points lower than accruing past due loan levels at March 31, 2020. Net charge-off levels remained low at 0.03% of average loans for the first quarter 2021, which is a 2 basis point decrease from the fourth quarter of 2020, and a 13 basis point decrease from the first quarter of 2020. The allowance for credit losses (“ACL”) decreased $14.8 million from December 31, 2020 due primarily to improvements in the macroeconomic outlook.


(1) These are financial measures not calculated in accordance with GAAP. For a reconciliation of these non-GAAP financial measures, see Alternative Performance Measures (non-GAAP) section of the Key Financial Results


Loan Modifications for Borrowers Affected by COVID-19

The Company has made certain loan modifications pursuant to joint guidance issued and subsequently updated by the five federal bank regulatory agencies and the Conference of State Bank Supervisors regarding loan modifications for borrowers affected by COVID-19 (the “Joint Guidance “) and Section 4013 of the CARES Act (as amended by the CAA). At March 31, 2021, total loans that remain under their modified terms was approximately $68.1 million or less than 1% of total loans, compared to $146.1 million at December 31, 2020. The majority of the Company’s modifications as of March 31, 2021 were in the construction and land development, commercial real estate, and commercial portfolios.

Nonperforming Assets

At March 31, 2021, NPAs totaled $44.2 million, a decrease of $1.0 million from December 31, 2020. NPAs as a percentage of total outstanding loans at March 31, 2021 were 0.31%, a decrease of 1 basis points from 0.32% at December 31, 2020. Excluding the impact of the PPP loans(1), NPAs as a percentage of total adjusted loans held for investment were 0.35% at March 31, 2021, consistent with December 31, 2020.

The following table shows a summary of nonperforming asset balances at the quarter ended (dollars in thousands):

    

March 31, 

    

December 31, 

    

September 30, 

    

June 30, 

    

March 31, 

2021

2020

2020

2020

2020

Nonaccrual loans

$

41,866

$

42,448

$

39,023

$

39,624

$

44,022

Foreclosed properties

 

2,344

 

2,773

 

4,159

 

4,397

 

4,444

Total nonperforming assets

$

44,210

$

45,221

$

43,182

$

44,021

$

48,466

The following table shows the activity in nonaccrual loans for the quarter ended (dollars in thousands):

    

March 31, 

    

December 31, 

    

September 30, 

    

June 30, 

    

March 31, 

2021

2020

2020

2020

2020

Beginning Balance

$

42,448

$

39,023

$

39,624

$

44,022

$

28,232

Net customer payments

 

(4,133)

 

(4,640)

 

(2,803)

 

(6,524)

 

(3,451)

Additions

 

3,821

 

8,211

 

2,790

 

3,206

 

6,059

Impact of CECL adoption

14,381

Charge-offs

 

(270)

 

(146)

 

(588)

 

(1,088)

 

(1,199)

Loans returning to accruing status

 

 

 

 

8

 

Ending Balance

$

41,866

$

42,448

$

39,023

$

39,624

$

44,022

The following table shows the activity in foreclosed properties for the quarter ended (dollars in thousands):

    

March 31, 

    

December 31, 

    

September 30, 

    

June 30, 

    

March 31, 

2021

2020

2020

2020

2020

Beginning Balance

$

2,773

$

4,159

$

4,397

$

4,444

$

4,708

Additions of foreclosed property

 

 

 

 

 

615

Valuation adjustments

 

 

(35)

 

 

 

(44)

Proceeds from sales

 

(419)

 

(1,357)

 

(254)

 

(55)

 

(854)

Gains (losses) from sales

 

(10)

 

6

 

16

 

8

 

19

Ending Balance

$

2,344

$

2,773

$

4,159

$

4,397

$

4,444


(1) These are financial measures not calculated in accordance with GAAP. For a reconciliation of these non-GAAP financial measures, see Alternative Performance Measures (non-GAAP) section of the Key Financial Results.


Past Due Loans

Past due loans still accruing interest totaled $36.0 million or 0.25% of total loans held for investment at March 31, 2021, compared to $49.8 million or 0.36% of total loans held for investment at December 31, 2020, and $75.1 million or 0.59% of total loans held for investment at March 31, 2020. Excluding the impact of the PPP loans(1), past due loans still accruing interest were 0.28% of total adjusted loans held for investment at March 31, 2021, compared to 0.39% of total adjusted loans held for investment at December 31, 2020. Of the total past due loans still accruing interest, $9.8 million or 0.07% of total loans held for investment were loans past due 90 days or more at March 31, 2021, compared to $13.6 million or 0.10% of total loans held for investment at December 31, 2020, and $12.9 million or 0.10% of total loans held for investment at March 31, 2020.

Net Charge-offs

For the first quarter of 2021, net charge-offs were $1.2 million or 0.03% of total average loans on an annualized basis, compared to $1.8 million or 0.05% for the fourth quarter of 2020, and $5.0 million or 0.16% for the first quarter of 2020. Excluding the impact of the PPP loans(1), net charge-offs for the first quarter of 2021 were 0.04% of total adjusted average loans on an annualized basis, compared to 0.06% for the fourth quarter of 2020. The majority of net charge-offs in the first quarter of 2021 were related to the third-party consumer loan portfolio. The Company continues to hold the third-party consumer loan portfolio for investment but is not originating or acquiring any additional loans for this portfolio.

Provision for Credit Losses

The Company recorded a negative provision for credit losses of $13.6 million for the first quarter of 2021, which was approximately $189,000 smaller than the negative provision recorded in the previous quarter, and which decreased $73.8 million compared to the provision for credit losses of $60.2 million recorded during the same quarter in 2020. The provision for credit losses for the first quarter of 2021 reflected a negative provision of $16.4 million in provision for loan losses and $2.8 million in provision for unfunded commitments. The decrease in the provision for credit losses as compared to the same quarter in 2020 was driven by the benign credit impacts since the pandemic began, the significant recovery in the economy since last year as well as the improvement in the economic forecast utilized in estimating the ACL as of March 31, 2021.

Allowance for Credit Losses

At March 31, 2021, the ACL was $155.7 million and included an allowance for loan and lease losses (“ALLL”) of $142.9 million and a reserve for unfunded commitments (“RUC”) of $12.8 million. The ACL at March 31, 2021 decreased $14.8 million from December 31, 2020, due to lower expected losses than previously estimated as a result of benign credit quality metrics to date and an improved economic outlook due to the roll-out of COVID-19 vaccines, as well as additional government stimulus inclusive of more PPP funding.

At March 31, 2021, the ALLL decreased $17.6 million and the RUC increased $2.8 million from December 31, 2020. The increase in the RUC was primarily due to increased funding assumptions on construction projects in the first quarter of 2021, attributable to less uncertainty related to COVID-19. The ALLL as a percentage of the total loan portfolio was 1.00% at March 31, 2021 and 1.14% at December 31, 2020. The ACL as percentage of total loans was 1.09% at March 31, 2021 and 1.22% at December 31, 2020. When excluding PPP loans(1), which are 100% guaranteed by the SBA, the ALLL as a percentage of total adjusted loans decreased 13 basis points from the prior quarter to 1.12% at March 31, 2021, and the ACL as a percentage of total adjusted loans at March 31, 2021 decreased 11 basis points to 1.22% from the prior quarter. The ratio of the ALLL to nonaccrual loans was 341.4% at March 31, 2021, compared to 378.2% at December 31, 2020.

NONINTEREST INCOME

Noninterest income decreased $1.2 million to $31.0 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2021 from $32.2 million in the prior quarter, primarily driven by a $1.2 million decline in service charges on deposit accounts due to a decline in NSF and overdraft fees during the first quarter of 2021, a decrease in mortgage banking income of $858,000 driven by lower mortgage origination volumes, and lower loan-related interest rate swap income of $950,000 due to lower transaction volumes. These quarterly declines were partially offset by increases in several other non-interest income categories including an increase in fiduciary and asset management fees of $368,000, an increase in insurance related income of $481,000, and an increase in unrealized gains on equity method investments of approximately $700,000.


(1) These are financial measures not calculated in accordance with GAAP. For a reconciliation of these non-GAAP financial measures, see Alternative Performance Measures (non-GAAP) section of the Key Financial Results


NONINTEREST EXPENSE

Noninterest expense decreased $9.8 million to $111.9 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2021 from $121.7 million in the prior quarter. The decreases in non-interest expense related to the decline in debt extinguishment costs to $14.7 million during the quarter ended March 31, 2021, compared to $20.8 million in the prior quarter. In addition, noninterest expenses decreased by approximately $5.0 million in salaries and benefits, driven by lower performance based variable incentive compensation and profit-sharing expenses in the first quarter of 2021, partially offset by seasonal increases in payroll related taxes and 401(k) contribution expense. Also, OREO and related credit expenses declined from the fourth quarter of 2020 by approximately $625,000, primarily driven by gains of $575,000 on the sale of closed branches in the first quarter of 2021. These net reductions were offset by an increase of $1.2 million in professional services costs driven by an increase in legal fees and costs related to strategic projects. Noninterest expense for the first quarter of 2021 also included approximately $1.1 million in costs related to the Company’s closure of five branches in February 2021, approximately $300,000 in costs related to the Company’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and approximately $500,000 in expenses related to PPP loan forgiveness processing and PPP Round Two loan set-up costs incurred during the first quarter.

INCOME TAXES

The effective tax rate for the three months ended March 31, 2021 was 16.8%, compared to 15.1% for the three months ended December 31, 2020. The increase in the effective tax rate is primarily due to changes in the proportion of tax-exempt income to pre-tax income.

BALANCE SHEET

At March 31, 2021, total assets were $19.9 billion, an increase of $226.2 million or approximately 4.7% (annualized) from December 31, 2020, and an increase of $2.0 billion or approximately 11.2% from March 31, 2020. The increases in assets from both the prior quarter and prior year were primarily driven by growth in PPP loans, partially offset by PPP loan forgiveness, as well as net growth in the investment securities portfolio.

At March 31, 2021, loans held for investment (net of deferred fees and costs) were $14.3 billion, including $1.5 billion in PPP loans, an increase of $251.0 million or 7.3% (annualized) from December 31, 2020, while average loans decreased $124.5 million or 3.6% (annualized) from the prior quarter. Excluding the effects of the PPP(1), loans held for investment (net of deferred fees and costs) decreased $82.2 million, or 2.6% (annualized) from December 31, 2020 and average loans decreased $11.7 million, or 0.4% (annualized) from the prior quarter. Loans held for investment (net of deferred fees and costs) increased $1.5 billion or 11.8% from March 31, 2020, while quarterly average loans increased $1.5 billion or 11.7% from the same period in the prior year. Excluding the effects of the PPP(1), loans held for investment (net of deferred fees and costs) at March 31, 2021 decreased $9.3 million or 0.1% from the same period in the prior year, while quarterly average loans during the first quarter of 2021 increased $160.9 million or 1.3% from the same period in the prior year. In addition to an insignificant amount of PPP loan payoffs, the Company processed approximately $165.0 million of loan forgiveness on approximately 2,500 PPP loans during the first quarter of 2021, and funded $511.7 million in new PPP Round Two loans in the first quarter of 2021.

At March 31, 2021, total deposits were $16.3 billion, an increase of $575.3 million or approximately 14.8% (annualized) from December 31, 2020, while average deposits increased $178.5 million or 4.6% (annualized) from the prior quarter. Deposits increased $2.7 billion or 20.3% from March 31, 2020, while quarterly average deposits increased $2.7 billion or 20.4% from the prior year. The increases in deposits from both the prior quarter and the prior year were primarily due to the impact of PPP loan related deposits and government stimulus actions.


(1) These are financial measures not calculated in accordance with GAAP. For a reconciliation of these non-GAAP financial measures, see Alternative Performance Measures (non-GAAP) section of the Key Financial Results.


The following table shows the Company’s capital ratios at the quarters ended:

    

March 31, 

    

December 31, 

    

March 31, 

 

2021

2020

2020

 

Common equity Tier 1 capital ratio (2)

 

10.56

%  

10.26

%  

9.74

%

Tier 1 capital ratio (2)

 

11.70

%  

11.39

%  

9.74

%

Total capital ratio (2)

 

14.25

%  

14.00

%  

12.37

%

Leverage ratio (Tier 1 capital to average assets) (2)

 

9.18

%  

8.95

%  

8.44

%

Common equity to total assets

 

12.81

%  

12.95

%  

13.59

%

Tangible common equity to tangible assets (1)

 

8.24

%  

8.31

%  

8.43

%


(1)These are financial measures not calculated in accordance with GAAP. For a reconciliation of these non-GAAP financial measures, see Alternative Performance Measures (non-GAAP) section of the Key Financial Results.
(2)All ratios at March 31, 2021 are estimates and subject to change pending the Company’s filing of its FR Y9-C. All other periods are presented as filed.

On June 9, 2020, the Company issued and sold 6,900,000 depositary shares, each representing a 1/400th ownership interest in a share of the Company’s 6.875% Perpetual Non-Cumulative Preferred Stock, Series A (“Series A Preferred Stock”), par value $10.00 per share of Series A Preferred Stock with a liquidation preference of $10,000 per share of Series A Preferred Stock. The net proceeds received from the issuance of the Series A Preferred Stock was approximately $166.4 million after deducting the underwriting discount and other offering expenses payable by the Company. The Series A Preferred Stock is included in Tier 1 capital.

During the first quarter of 2021, the Company declared and paid cash dividends of $0.25 per common share, consistent with the fourth quarter of 2020 and the first quarter of 2020. During the first quarter of 2021, the Company also declared and paid a quarterly dividend on the outstanding shares of Series A Preferred Stock of $171.88 per share (equivalent to $0.43 per outstanding depositary share).

On July 10, 2019, the Company announced that its Board of Directors had authorized a share repurchase program (effective July 8, 2019) to purchase up to $150.0 million of the Company’s common stock through June 30, 2021 in open market transactions or privately negotiated transactions. On March 20, 2020, the Company suspended its share repurchase program, which had $20.0 million remaining in the authorization when it was suspended. The Company repurchased an aggregate of approximately 3.7 million shares, at an average price of $35.48, per share under the authorization prior to the suspension.


(1) These are financial measures not calculated in accordance with GAAP. For a reconciliation of these non-GAAP financial measures, see Alternative Performance Measures (non-GAAP) section of the Key Financial Results.

ABOUT ATLANTIC UNION BANKSHARES CORPORATION

Headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, Atlantic Union Bankshares Corporation (Nasdaq: AUB) is the holding company for Atlantic Union Bank. Atlantic Union Bank has 129 branches and approximately 150 ATMs located throughout Virginia, and in portions of Maryland and North Carolina. Atlantic Union Bank Wealth Management is a brand name used by Atlantic Union Bank and certain affiliates when providing trust, wealth management, private banking, and investment advisory products and services. Certain non-bank affiliates of Atlantic Union Bank include: Old Dominion Capital Management, Inc., and its subsidiary, Outfitter Advisors, Ltd., and Dixon, Hubard, Feinour, & Brown, Inc., which provide investment advisory services; Atlantic Union Financial Consultants, LLC, which provides brokerage services; and Union Insurance Group, LLC, which offers various lines of insurance products.

FIRST QUARTER 2021 EARNINGS RELEASE CONFERENCE CALL

The Company will hold a conference call and webcast for analysts on Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time during which management will review the first quarter 2021 financial results and provide an update on recent activities. Interested parties may participate in the call toll-free by dialing (866) 220-4170; international callers wishing to participate may do so by dialing (864) 663-5235. The conference ID number is 6781658. Management will conduct a listen-only webcast with accompanying slides, which can be found at: https://edge.media-server.com/mmc/p/qh5352v7.


A replay of the webcast, and the accompanying slides, will be available on the Company’s website for 90 days at: https://investors.atlanticunionbank.com/.

NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES

In reporting the results of the quarter ended March 31, 2021, the Company has provided supplemental performance measures on a tax-equivalent, tangible, operating, adjusted or pre-tax pre-provision basis. These non-GAAP financial measures are a supplement to GAAP, which is used to prepare the Company’s financial statements, and should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for comparable measures calculated in accordance with GAAP. In addition, the Company’s non-GAAP financial measures may not be comparable to non-GAAP financial measures of other companies. The Company uses the non-GAAP financial measures discussed herein in its analysis of the Company’s performance. The Company’s management believes that these non-GAAP financial measures provide additional understanding of ongoing operations, enhance comparability of results of operations with prior periods and show the effects of significant gains and charges in the periods presented without the impact of items or events that may obscure trends in the Company’s underlying performance. For a reconciliation of these measures to their most directly comparable GAAP measures and additional information about these non-GAAP financial measures, see Alternative Performance Measures (non-GAAP) section of the Key Financial Results.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

Certain statements in this press release may constitute “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements, including without limitation, statements made in Mr. Asbury’s quotes are statements that include, projections, predictions, expectations, or beliefs about future events or results that are not statements of historical fact. Such forward-looking statements are based on various assumptions as of the time they are made, and are inherently subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors, some of which cannot be predicted or quantified, that may cause actual results, performance, or achievements to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are often accompanied by words that convey projected future events or outcomes such as “expect,” “believe,” “estimate,” “plan,” “project,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “will,” “may,” “view,” “opportunity,” “potential,” or words of similar meaning or other statements concerning opinions or judgment of the Company and its management about future events. Although the Company believes that its expectations with respect to forward-looking statements are based upon reasonable assumptions within the bounds of its existing knowledge of its business and operations, there can be no assurance that actual results, performance, or achievements of, or trends affecting, the Company will not differ materially from any projected future results, performance, or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Actual future results, performance, achievements or trends may differ materially from historical results or those anticipated depending on a variety of factors, including, but not limited to the effects of or changes in:

changes in interest rates;
general economic and financial market conditions, in the United States generally and particularly in the markets in which the Company operates and which its loans are concentrated, including the effects of declines in real estate values, an increase in unemployment levels and slowdowns in economic growth, including as a result of COVID-19;
the quality or composition of the loan or investment portfolios and changes therein;
demand for loan products and financial services in the Company’s market area;
the Company’s ability to manage its growth or implement its growth strategy;
the effectiveness of expense reduction plans;
the introduction of new lines of business or new products and services;
the Company’s ability to recruit and retain key employees;
the incremental cost and/or decreased revenues associated with exceeding $10 billion in assets;
real estate values in the Bank’s lending area;
an insufficient ACL;
changes in accounting principles;
the Company’s liquidity and capital positions;
concentrations of loans secured by real estate, particularly commercial real estate;
the effectiveness of the Company’s credit processes and management of the Company’s credit risk;

the Company’s ability to compete in the market for financial services and increased competition from fintech companies;
technological risks and developments, and cyber threats, attacks, or events;
the potential adverse effects of unusual and infrequently occurring events, such as weather-related disasters, terrorist acts or public health events (such as COVID-19), and of governmental and societal responses thereto; these potential adverse effects may include, without limitation, adverse effects on the ability of the Company's borrowers to satisfy their obligations to the Company, on the value of collateral securing loans, on the demand for the Company's loans or its other products and services, on supply chains and methods used to distribute products and services, on incidents of cyberattack and fraud, on the Company’s liquidity or capital positions, on risks posed by reliance on third-party service providers, on other aspects of the Company's business operations and on financial markets and economic growth;
the effect of steps the Company takes in response to COVID-19, the severity and duration of the pandemic, the uncertainty regarding new variants of COVID-19 that have emerged, the speed and efficacy of vaccine and treatment developments, the impact of loosening or tightening of government restrictions, the pace of recovery when the pandemic subsides and the heightened impact it has on many of the risks described herein;
the discontinuation of LIBOR and its impact on the financial markets, and the Company’s ability to manage operational, legal and compliance risks related to the discontinuation of LIBOR and implementation of one or more alternate reference rates,
performance by the Company’s counterparties or vendors;
deposit flows;
the availability of financing and the terms thereof;
the level of prepayments on loans and mortgage-backed securities;
legislative or regulatory changes and requirements, including the impact of the CARES Act, as amended by the CAA, and other legislative and regulatory reactions to COVID-19;
potential claims, damages, and fines related to litigation or government actions, including litigation or actions arising from the Company’s participation in and administration of programs related to COVID-19, including, among other things, the CARES Act, as amended by the CAA;
the effects of changes in federal, state or local tax laws and regulations;
monetary and fiscal policies of the U.S. government, including policies of the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Federal Reserve;
changes to applicable accounting principles and guidelines; and
other factors, many of which are beyond the control of the Company.

Please refer to the “Risk Factors” and “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” sections of the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020 and related disclosures in other filings, which have been filed with the SEC and are available on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. All of the forward-looking statements made in this press release are expressly qualified by the cautionary statements contained or referred to herein. The actual results or developments anticipated may not be realized or, even if substantially realized, they may not have the expected consequences to or effects on the Company or its businesses or operations. Readers are cautioned not to rely too heavily on the forward-looking statements contained in this press release. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made and the Company does not undertake any obligation to update, revise or clarify these forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.


ATLANTIC UNION BANKSHARES CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

KEY FINANCIAL RESULTS

(Dollars in thousands, except share data)

As of & For Three Months Ended

 

    

03/31/21

    

12/31/20

    

03/31/20

 

Results of Operations

(unaudited)

(unaudited)

(unaudited)

 

Interest and dividend income

$

147,673

$

161,847

$

171,325

Interest expense

 

12,775

 

16,243

 

36,317

Net interest income

 

134,898

 

145,604

 

135,008

Provision for credit losses

 

(13,624)

 

(13,813)

 

60,196

Net interest income after provision for credit losses

 

148,522

 

159,417

 

74,812

Noninterest income

 

30,985

 

32,241

 

28,907

Noninterest expenses

 

111,937

 

121,668

 

95,645

Income before income taxes

 

67,570

 

69,990

 

8,074

Income tax expense

 

11,381

 

10,560

 

985

Net income

56,189

59,430

7,089

Dividends on preferred stock

2,967

2,967

Net income available to common shareholders

$

53,222

$

56,463

$

7,089

Interest earned on earning assets (FTE) (1)

$

150,726

$

164,931

$

174,083

Net interest income (FTE) (1)

 

137,951

 

148,688

 

137,766

Total revenue (FTE) (1)

168,936

180,929

166,673

Pre-tax pre-provision adjusted operating earnings (8)

68,563

76,987

68,103

Key Ratios

Earnings per common share, diluted

$

0.67

$

0.72

$

0.09

Return on average assets (ROA)

 

1.16

%  

 

1.19

%  

 

0.16

%

Return on average equity (ROE)

 

8.38

%  

 

8.82

%  

 

1.15

%

Return on average tangible common equity (ROTCE) (2) (3)

 

14.58

%  

 

15.60

%  

 

2.87

%

Efficiency ratio

 

67.48

%  

 

68.41

%  

 

58.35

%

Net interest margin

 

3.09

%  

 

3.25

%  

 

3.49

%

Net interest margin (FTE) (1)

 

3.16

%  

 

3.32

%  

 

3.56

%

Yields on earning assets (FTE) (1)

 

3.46

%  

 

3.69

%  

 

4.50

%

Cost of interest-bearing liabilities

 

0.43

%  

 

0.52

%  

 

1.23

%

Cost of deposits

 

0.23

%  

 

0.30

%  

 

0.86

%

Cost of funds

 

0.30

%  

 

0.37

%  

 

0.94

%

Operating Measures (4)

Adjusted operating earnings

$

67,736

$

75,870

$

6,958

Adjusted operating earnings available to common shareholders

64,769

72,903

6,958

Adjusted operating earnings per common share, diluted

$

0.82

$

0.93

$

0.09

Adjusted operating ROA

 

1.40

%  

 

1.52

%  

 

0.16

%

Adjusted operating ROE

 

10.10

%  

 

11.27

%  

 

1.13

%

Adjusted operating ROTCE (2) (3)

 

17.58

%  

 

19.91

%  

 

2.84

%

Adjusted operating efficiency ratio (FTE) (1)(7)

 

55.38

%  

 

53.59

%  

 

54.80

%

Per Share Data

Earnings per common share, basic

$

0.67

$

0.72

$

0.09

Earnings per common share, diluted

 

0.67

 

0.72

 

0.09

Cash dividends paid per common share

 

0.25

 

0.25

 

0.25

Market value per share

 

38.36

 

32.94

 

21.90

Book value per common share

 

32.37

 

32.46

 

30.99

Tangible book value per common share (2)

 

19.78

 

19.78

 

18.15

Price to earnings ratio, diluted

 

14.12

 

11.50

 

60.50

Price to book value per common share ratio

 

1.19

 

1.01

 

0.71

Price to tangible book value per common share ratio (2)

 

1.94

 

1.67

 

1.21

Weighted average common shares outstanding, basic

 

78,863,468

 

78,721,530

 

79,290,352

Weighted average common shares outstanding, diluted

 

78,884,235

 

78,740,351

 

79,317,382

Common shares outstanding at end of period

 

79,006,331

 

78,729,212

 

78,710,448


As of & For Three Months Ended

 

    

03/31/21

    

12/31/20

    

03/31/20

 

Capital Ratios

(unaudited)

(unaudited)

(unaudited)

 

Common equity Tier 1 capital ratio (5)

 

10.56

%  

10.26

%  

9.74

%

Tier 1 capital ratio (5)

 

11.70

%  

11.39

%  

9.74

%

Total capital ratio (5)

 

14.25

%  

14.00

%  

12.37

%

Leverage ratio (Tier 1 capital to average assets) (5)

 

9.18

%  

8.95

%  

8.44

%

Common equity to total assets

 

12.81

%  

12.95

%  

13.59

%

Tangible common equity to tangible assets (2)

 

8.24

%  

8.31

%  

8.43

%

Financial Condition

 

  

 

  

 

  

Assets

$

19,854,612

$

19,628,449

$

17,847,376

Loans held for investment, net

 

14,272,280

 

14,021,314

 

12,768,841

Securities

 

3,317,442

 

3,180,052

 

2,655,306

Earning Assets

 

17,889,174

 

17,624,618

 

15,813,780

Goodwill

 

935,560

 

935,560

 

935,560

Amortizable intangibles, net

 

53,471

 

57,185

 

69,298

Deposits

 

16,298,017

 

15,722,765

 

13,553,035

Borrowings

 

563,600

 

840,717

 

1,514,464

Stockholders' equity

 

2,709,732

 

2,708,490

 

2,425,450

Tangible common equity (2)

 

1,554,344

 

1,549,388

 

1,420,592

Loans held for investment, net of deferred fees and costs

 

  

 

  

 

  

Construction and land development

$

884,303

$

925,798

$

1,318,252

Commercial real estate - owner occupied

 

2,083,155

 

2,128,909

 

2,051,904

Commercial real estate - non-owner occupied

 

3,671,471

 

3,657,562

 

3,328,012

Multifamily real estate

 

842,906

 

814,745

 

679,390

Commercial & Industrial

 

3,599,884

 

3,263,460

 

2,177,932

Residential 1-4 Family - Commercial

 

658,051

 

671,949

 

721,800

Residential 1-4 Family - Consumer

 

816,916

 

822,866

 

854,550

Residential 1-4 Family - Revolving

 

563,786

 

596,996

 

652,135

Auto

 

406,349

 

401,324

 

358,039

Consumer

 

215,711

 

247,730

 

352,572

Other Commercial

 

529,748

 

489,975

 

274,255

Total loans held for investment

$

14,272,280

$

14,021,314

$

12,768,841

Deposits

 

  

 

  

 

  

NOW accounts

$

3,612,135

$

3,621,181

$

3,180,913

Money market accounts

 

4,244,092

 

4,248,335

 

3,817,959

Savings accounts

 

991,418

 

904,095

 

745,402

Time deposits of $250,000 and over

 

619,040

 

654,224

 

696,520

Other time deposits

1,764,933

1,926,227

2,044,668

Time deposits

 

2,383,973

 

2,580,451

 

2,741,188

Total interest-bearing deposits

$

11,231,618

$

11,354,062

$

10,485,462

Demand deposits

 

5,066,399

 

4,368,703

 

3,067,573

Total deposits

$

16,298,017

$

15,722,765

$

13,553,035

Averages

 

  

 

  

 

  

Assets

$

19,686,854

$

19,817,318

$

17,559,921

Loans held for investment, net

 

14,064,123

 

14,188,661

 

12,593,923

Loans held for sale

 

63,022

 

59,312

 

50,721

Securities

 

3,209,377

 

3,140,243

 

2,621,437

Earning assets

 

17,692,095

 

17,801,490

 

15,563,670

Deposits

 

16,074,650

 

15,896,149

 

13,346,857

Time deposits

 

2,490,432

 

2,571,639

 

2,755,500

Interest-bearing deposits

 

11,491,129

 

11,482,105

 

10,421,419

Borrowings

 

574,678

 

891,699

 

1,442,525

Interest-bearing liabilities

 

12,065,807

 

12,373,804

 

11,863,944

Stockholders' equity

 

2,719,941

 

2,679,170

 

2,485,646

Tangible common equity (2)

 

1,562,575

 

1,518,223

 

1,478,803


As of & For Three Months Ended

 

    

03/31/21

    

12/31/20

    

03/31/20

 

Asset Quality

(unaudited)

(unaudited)

(unaudited)

 

Allowance for Credit Losses (ACL)

 

  

 

  

 

  

Beginning balance, Allowance for loan and lease losses (ALLL)

$

160,540

$

174,122

$

42,294

Add: Day 1 impact from adoption of CECL

47,484

Add: Recoveries

 

2,469

 

1,617

 

2,160

Less: Charge-offs

 

3,641

 

3,386

 

7,151

Add: Provision for loan losses

 

(16,457)

 

(11,813)

 

56,256

Ending balance, ALLL

$

142,911

$

160,540

$

141,043

Beginning balance, Reserve for unfunded commitment (RUC)

$

10,000

$

12,000

$

900

Add: Day 1 impact from adoption of CECL

4,160

Add: Provision for unfunded commitments

2,833

(2,000)

3,940

Ending balance, RUC

$

12,833

$

10,000

$

9,000

Total ACL

$

155,744

$

170,540

$

150,043

ACL / total outstanding loans

1.09

%  

1.22

%  

1.18

%

ACL / total adjusted loans(9)

1.22

%  

1.33

%  

1.18

%

ALLL / total outstanding loans

 

1.00

%  

 

1.14

%  

 

1.10

%

ALLL / total adjusted loans(9)

1.12

%  

1.25

%  

1.10

%  

Net charge-offs / total average loans

 

0.03

%  

 

0.05

%  

 

0.16

%

Net charge-offs / total adjusted average loans(9)

0.04

%  

0.06

%  

0.16

%

Provision for loan losses/ total average loans

 

(0.47)

%  

 

(0.33)

%  

 

1.80

%

Provision for loan losses/ total adjusted average loans(9)

(0.52)

%  

(0.37)

%  

1.80

%

`

Nonperforming Assets(6)

 

  

 

  

 

  

Construction and land development

$

2,637

$

3,072

$

3,234

Commercial real estate - owner occupied

 

7,016

 

7,128

 

11,250

Commercial real estate - non-owner occupied

 

1,958

 

2,317

 

1,642

Multifamily real estate

33

53

Commercial & Industrial

 

2,023

 

2,107

 

3,431

Residential 1-4 Family - Commercial

 

9,190

 

9,993

 

7,040

Residential 1-4 Family - Consumer

 

14,770

 

12,600

 

13,088

Residential 1-4 Family - Revolving

 

3,853

 

4,629

 

3,547

Auto

 

303

 

500

 

550

Consumer

116

69

91

Other Commercial

96

Nonaccrual loans

$

41,866

$

42,448

$

44,022

Foreclosed property

 

2,344

 

2,773

 

4,444

Total nonperforming assets (NPAs)

$

44,210

$

45,221

$

48,466

Construction and land development

$

189

$

$

317

Commercial real estate - owner occupied

 

3,180

 

3,727

 

1,690

Commercial real estate - non-owner occupied

817

148

2,037

Multifamily real estate

377

Commercial & Industrial

 

654

 

1,114

 

517

Residential 1-4 Family - Commercial

 

576

 

1,560

 

777

Residential 1-4 Family - Consumer

 

3,041

 

5,699

 

4,407

Residential 1-4 Family - Revolving

 

917

 

826

 

2,005

Auto

 

154

 

166

 

127

Consumer

 

248

 

394

 

622

Loans ≥ 90 days and still accruing

$

9,776

$

13,634

$

12,876

Total NPAs and loans ≥ 90 days

$

53,986

$

58,855

$

61,342

NPAs / total outstanding loans

0.31

%  

 

0.32

%  

 

0.38

%

NPAs / total adjusted loans(9)

0.35

%  

0.35

%  

0.38

%  

NPAs / total assets

 

0.22

%  

 

0.23

%  

 

0.27

%

ALLL / nonaccrual loans

 

341.35

%  

 

378.20

%  

 

320.39

%

ALLL/ nonperforming assets

 

323.25

%  

 

355.01

%  

 

291.01

%

 

  

 

  

 

  


As of & For Three Months Ended

 

    

03/31/21

    

12/31/20

    

03/31/20

 

Past Due Detail(6)

(unaudited)

(unaudited)

(unaudited)

 

Construction and land development

$

865

$

1,903

$

2,786

Commercial real estate - owner occupied

 

3,426

 

1,870

 

10,779

Commercial real estate - non-owner occupied

 

1,055

 

2,144

 

2,087

Multifamily real estate

 

187

 

617

 

623

Commercial & Industrial

 

3,086

 

1,848

 

4,893

Residential 1-4 Family - Commercial

 

1,803

 

2,227

 

4,145

Residential 1-4 Family - Consumer

 

6,831

 

10,182

 

15,667

Residential 1-4 Family - Revolving

 

1,397

 

2,975

 

4,308

Auto

 

1,035

 

2,076

 

1,967

Consumer

595

1,166

1,612

Other Commercial

407

16

1

Loans 30-59 days past due

$

20,687

$

27,024

$

48,868

Construction and land development

$

473

$

547

$

316

Commercial real estate - owner occupied

 

514

 

1,380

 

1,444

Commercial real estate - non-owner occupied

 

1,413

 

1,721

 

2,765

Multifamily real estate

81

1,994

Commercial & Industrial

 

613

 

1,190

 

1,218

Residential 1-4 Family - Commercial

 

798

 

818

 

1,066

Residential 1-4 Family - Consumer

 

808

 

1,533

 

570

Residential 1-4 Family - Revolving

 

284

 

1,044

 

1,286

Auto

 

165

 

376

 

311

Consumer

314

550

1,294

Other Commercial

88

1,068

Loans 60-89 days past due

$

5,551

$

9,159

$

13,332

Past Due and still accruing

$

36,014

$

49,817

$

75,076

Past Due and still accruing / total loans

0.25

%  

0.36

%  

0.59

%  

Past Due and still accruing / total adjusted loans(9)

0.28

%  

0.39

%  

0.59

%  

Troubled Debt Restructurings

 

  

 

  

 

  

Performing

$

13,670

$

13,961

$

14,865

Nonperforming

 

6,058

 

6,655

 

5,491

Total troubled debt restructurings

$

19,728

$

20,616

$

20,356

Alternative Performance Measures (non-GAAP)

 

  

 

  

 

  

Net interest income (FTE) (1)

 

  

 

  

 

  

Net interest income (GAAP)

$

134,898

$

145,604

$

135,008

FTE adjustment

 

3,053

 

3,084

 

2,758

Net interest income (FTE) (non-GAAP)

$

137,951

$

148,688

$

137,766

Noninterest income (GAAP)

30,985

32,241

28,907

Total revenue (FTE) (non-GAAP)

$

168,936

$

180,929

$

166,673

Average earning assets

$

17,692,095

$

17,801,490

$

15,563,670

Net interest margin

 

3.09

%  

 

3.25

%  

 

3.49

%

Net interest margin (FTE)

 

3.16

%  

 

3.32

%  

 

3.56

%

Tangible Assets (2)

 

  

 

  

 

  

Ending assets (GAAP)

$

19,854,612

$

19,628,449

$

17,847,376

Less: Ending goodwill

 

935,560

 

935,560

 

935,560

Less: Ending amortizable intangibles

 

53,471

 

57,185

 

69,298

Ending tangible assets (non-GAAP)

$

18,865,581

$

18,635,704

$

16,842,518

Tangible Common Equity (2)

 

  

 

  

 

  

Ending equity (GAAP)

$

2,709,732

$

2,708,490

$

2,425,450

Less: Ending goodwill

 

935,560

 

935,560

 

935,560

Less: Ending amortizable intangibles

 

53,471

 

57,185

 

69,298

Less: Perpetual preferred stock

166,357

166,357

-

Ending tangible common equity (non-GAAP)

$

1,554,344

$

1,549,388

$

1,420,592

Average equity (GAAP)

$

2,719,941

$

2,679,170

$

2,485,646

Less: Average goodwill

 

935,560

 

935,560

 

935,560

Less: Average amortizable intangibles

 

55,450

 

59,031

 

71,283

Less: Average perpetual preferred stock

166,356

166,356

-

Average tangible common equity (non-GAAP)

$

1,562,575

$

1,518,223

$

1,478,803

ROTCE (2)(3)

Net income available to common shareholders (GAAP)

$

53,222

$

56,463

$

7,089

Plus: Amortization of intangibles, tax effected

2,947

3,079

3,477

Net income available to common shareholders before amortization of intangibles (non-GAAP)

$

56,169

$

59,542

$

10,566

Return on average tangible common equity (ROTCE) (2) (3)

14.58

%  

15.60

%  

2.87

%  


As of & For Three Months Ended

 

  

03/31/21

   

12/31/20

  

03/31/20

  

(unaudited)

(unaudited)

(unaudited)

 

Operating Measures (4)

 

  

 

  

 

  

Net income (GAAP)

$

56,189

$

59,430

$

7,089

Plus: Net loss related to balance sheet repositioning, net of tax

11,609

16,440

1,398

Less: Gain on sale of securities, net of tax

62

1,529

Adjusted operating earnings (non-GAAP)

67,736

75,870

6,958

Less: Dividends on preferred stock

2,967

2,967

Adjusted operating earnings available to common shareholders (non-GAAP)

$

64,769

$

72,903

$

6,958

Noninterest expense (GAAP)

$

111,937

$

121,668

$

95,645

Less: Amortization of intangible assets

 

3,730

 

3,897

 

4,401

Less: Losses related to balance sheet repositioning

14,695

20,810

Adjusted operating noninterest expense (non-GAAP)

$

93,512

$

96,961

$

91,244

Noninterest income (GAAP)

$

30,985

$

32,241

$

28,907

Less: Gains (losses) related to balance sheet repositioning

(1,769)

Less: Gain on sale of securities

78

1,936

Adjusted operating noninterest income (non-GAAP)

$

30,907

$

32,241

$

28,740

Net interest income (FTE) (non-GAAP) (1)

$

137,951

$

148,688

$

137,766

Adjusted operating noninterest income (non-GAAP)

 

30,907

 

32,241

 

28,740

Total adjusted revenue (FTE) (non-GAAP) (1)

$

168,858

$

180,929

$

166,506

Efficiency ratio

 

67.48

%  

 

68.41

%  

 

58.35

%

Adjusted operating efficiency ratio (FTE) (1)(7)<