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Northrim BanCorp 10-K 2005
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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

Form 10-K

ANNUAL REPORT UNDER SECTION 13 OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2004

Commission File Number 0-33501

Northrim BanCorp, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
     
Alaska   92-0175752
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
  (I.R.S. Employer
Identification Number)

3111 C Street
Anchorage, Alaska 99503

(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code: (907) 562-0062

Securities Registered Pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act: None

Securities Registered Pursuant to Section 12(g) of the Act:
Common Stock, $1.00 Par Value
(Title of Class)

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 of the Securities and 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 if the registrant is an accelerated filer within the meaning of Rule 12b-2 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Yes x No o

Indicate by check mark if disclosure of delinquent filers pursuant to Item 405 of Regulation S-K (17 C.F.R. 229.405) is not contained herein, and will not be contained, to the best of registrant’s knowledge, in definitive proxy or information statements incorporated by reference in Part III of this Form 10-K or any amendments to this Form 10-K. Yes o No x

The aggregate market value of common stock held by non-affiliates of registrant at June 30, 2004, was $116,745,003.

The number of shares of registrant’s common stock outstanding at March 1, 2005, was 6,089,120.

Documents incorporated by reference and parts of Form 10-K into which incorporated: The portions of the Proxy Statement for Northrim BanCorp’s Annual Shareholders’ Meeting to be held on May 5, 2005, referenced in Part III of this Form 10-K are incorporated by reference therein.

 
 


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Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This report includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These forward-looking statements describe Northrim’s management’s expectations about future events and developments such as future operating results, growth in loans and deposits, continued success of Northrim’s style of banking, and the strength of the local economy. All statements other than statements of historical fact, including statements regarding industry prospects and future results of operations or financial position, made in this report are forward-looking. We use words such as “anticipates,” “believes,” “expects,” “intends” and similar expressions in part to help identify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements reflect management’s current expectations and are inherently uncertain. Our actual results may differ significantly from management’s expectations, and those variations may be both material and adverse. Forward-looking statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties that may cause our actual results to differ materially and adversely from our expectations as indicated in the forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include: the general condition of, and changes in, the Alaska economy; factors that impact our net interest margins; and our ability to maintain asset quality. Further, actual results may be affected by our ability to compete on price and other factors with other financial institutions; customer acceptance of new products and services; the regulatory environment in which we operate; and general trends in the local, regional and national banking industry and economy. Many of these risks, as well as other risks that may have a material adverse impact on our operations and business, are identified in Northrim Bank’s filings with the FDIC and those identified from time to time in our filings with the SEC. However, you should be aware that these factors are not an exhaustive list, and you should not assume these are the only factors that may cause our actual results to differ from our expectations. In addition, you should note that we do not intend to update any of the forward-looking statements or the uncertainties that may adversely impact those statements.

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Northrim BanCorp, Inc.
About the Company
Overview
         Northrim BanCorp, Inc. (the “Company”) is a publicly traded bank holding company with three wholly-owned subsidiaries, Northrim Bank (the “Bank”), a state chartered, full-service commercial bank; Northrim Investment Services Company (“NISC”), which we formed in November 2002 to hold the Company’s 47% equity interest in Elliott Cove Capital Management LLC, (“Elliott Cove”), an investment advisory services company; and Northrim Capital Trust 1 (“NCT1”), an entity that we formed in May of 2003 to facilitate a trust preferred security offering by the Company. We also hold a 24% interest in the profits and losses of a residential mortgage holding company, Residential Mortgage Holding Company LLC (“RML Holding Company”) through Northrim Bank’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Northrim Capital Investments Co. (“NCIC”). The predecessor of RML Holding Company, Residential Mortgage LLC (“RML”), was formed in 1998 and has offices throughout Alaska. In addition, we are now operating in the Washington and Oregon market areas through Northrim Funding Services, a new division of the Bank.
         The Company is regulated by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, and the Bank is regulated by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (“FDIC”), and the State of Alaska Department of Community and Economic Development, Division of Banking, Securities and Corporations. We began banking operations in Anchorage in December 1990, and formed the Company in connection with our reorganization into a holding company structure; that reorganization was completed effective December 31, 2001. We make our Securities Exchange Act reports available free of charge on our Internet web site, www.northrim.com. Our reports can also be obtained through the Securities and Exchange Commission’s EDGAR database at www.sec.gov.
         We opened for business in 1990 shortly after the dramatic consolidation of the Alaska banking industry in the late 1980s that left three large commercial banks with over 93% of commercial bank deposits in greater Anchorage. Through the successful implementation of our “Customer First Service” philosophy of providing our customers with the highest level of service, we capitalized on the opportunity presented by this consolidation and carved out a market niche among small business and professional customers seeking more responsive and personalized service.
         We grew substantially in 1999, when we completed a public stock offering, in which we raised $18.5 million and acquired eight branches from Bank of America. The Bank of America branch acquisition was completed in June 1999 and increased our outstanding loans by $114 million, our deposits by $124 million, and provided us fixed assets valued at $2 million, for a purchase price of $5.9 million, in addition to the net book value of the loans and fixed assets. The stock offering allowed us to achieve the Bank of America acquisition while remaining well-capitalized under bank regulatory guidelines.
         In January 2002, we moved our Eagle River Branch from a supermarket branch into a full-service branch to provide a higher level of service to the growing Eagle River market. In December 2002, we completed construction of our Wasilla Financial Center and moved from our existing supermarket branch and loan production office. We moved from our supermarket branch in west Anchorage into a freestanding facility in February 2003. In addition, we plan to explore other branching opportunities in our major markets in the future.
         We have grown to be the third largest commercial bank in Anchorage and Alaska in terms of deposits, with $699.1 million in total deposits and $800.7 million in total assets at December 31, 2004. Through our 10 branches, we are accessible by approximately 75% of the Alaska population.
  Anchorage: We have two major financial centers in Anchorage, three smaller branches and two supermarket branches.
 
  Fairbanks: We opened our financial center in Fairbanks, Alaska’s second largest city, in mid-1996. This branch has given us a strong foothold in Interior Alaska, and management believes that there is significant potential to increase our share of that market. We are currently analyzing additional market opportunities in this area.
 
  Eagle River: We also serve Eagle River, a community outside of Anchorage. In January of 2002, we moved from a supermarket branch into a full-service branch to provide a higher level of service to this growing market.
 
  Wasilla: Wasilla is a rapidly growing market in the Matanuska Valley outside of Anchorage where we completed construction of a new financial center in December of 2002 and moved from our supermarket branch and loan production office into this new facility.

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New Core Software System
         In 2000, we selected a new software system to process our loan and deposit accounts. We converted to the new system in the second quarter of 2001. This system, which utilizes an Oracle database and real-time customer transaction posting, initiates the process of modernizing our backroom processing. In 2002, we took additional steps by adding an item imaging system and upgrading our Internet banking capabilities. As a result, we moved item processing back in-house as it had been out-sourced due to the rapid expansion that followed the Bank of America branch purchase. We also revamped our customers’ statements and began providing statements with imaged items in January 2003. In 2004, we added document imaging to this system to allow us to electronically store our records and documents. These initiatives were pursued to improve service levels to customers and achieve operational efficiencies.
Elliott Cove Capital Management LLC
         The Company owns a 47% equity interest in Elliott Cove Capital Management LLC (“Elliott Cove”), an investment advisory services company, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, NISC. Elliott Cove began active operations in the fourth quarter of 2002 and has had start-up losses since that time as it continues to build its assets under management. In July of 2003, the Company made a commitment to loan $625,000 to Elliott Cove. The amount loaned on this commitment at December 31, 2003 was $475,000. In the second quarter of 2004, the Company converted the loan into an additional equity interest in Elliott Cove. At the time of the conversion, the amount outstanding on this loan was $625,000. During the first, second, and third quarters of 2004, other investors made additional investments in Elliott Cove. In addition, the Company made a separate commitment to loan Elliott Cove $500,000. The balance outstanding on this commitment at December 31, 2004 was $100,000. Finally, in the third quarter of 2004, the Company made an additional $250,000 investment in Elliott Cove. As a result of the additional investments in Elliott Cove by other investors and the Company’s conversion of its $625,000 loan and its additional investment, its interest in Elliott Cove increased from 43% to 47% between December 31, 2003 and December 31, 2004.
         During the first quarter of 2003, 10 Northrim Bank employees completed training and earned their Series 65 securities licenses and became Investment Advisor Representatives (“IARs”). In the second quarter of 2003, we began to offer Elliott Cove investment products to our customers through the sales efforts of the IARs. We hope to use the Elliott Cove products to diversify our product offerings in an effort to strengthen our existing customer relationships and bring new customers into the Bank. However, we expect to incur losses on the Elliott Cove investment for several years as Elliott Cove builds its assets under management.
Northrim Funding Services
         In the third quarter of 2004, we formed Northrim Funding Services (“NFS”) as a division of the Bank. NFS is based in Bellevue, Washington and provides short-term working capital to customers in the states of Washington and Oregon by purchasing their accounts receivable. NFS incurred losses in the second half of 2004 as it spent that time organizing its operations.
Business Strategies
         In addition to our acquisition strategy, we are pursuing a strategy of aggressive internal growth. Our success will depend on our ability to manage our credit risks and control our costs while providing competitive products and services. To achieve our objectives, we are pursuing the following business strategies:
  Providing Customer First Service: We provide a high level of customer service. Our guiding principle is to serve our market areas by operating with a “Customer First Service” philosophy, affording our customers the highest priority in all aspects of our operations. To achieve this objective, our management emphasizes the hiring and retention of competent and highly motivated employees at all levels of the organization. Management believes that a well-trained and highly motivated core of employees allows maximum personal contact with customers in order to understand and fulfill customer needs and preferences. This “Customer First Service” philosophy is combined with our emphasis on personalized, local decision making.
 
  Emphasizing Business and Professional Lending: We endeavor to provide commercial lending products and services, and to emphasize relationship banking with businesses and professional individuals. Management believes that our focus on providing financial services to businesses and professional individuals has and may continue to increase lending and core deposit volumes.
 
  Providing Competitive and Responsive Real Estate Lending: We are a major land development and residential construction lender and an active lender in the commercial real estate market. Management believes that our willingness to provide these services in a professional and responsive manner has contributed significantly to our growth. Because of

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  our relatively small size, our experienced senior management can be more involved with serving customers and making credit decisions, allowing us to compete more favorably for lending relationships.
 
  Pursuing Strategic Opportunities for Additional Growth: Management believes that the Bank of America branch acquisition significantly strengthened our local market position and enabled us to further capitalize on expansion opportunities resulting from the demand for a locally based banking institution providing a high level of service. Not only did the acquisition increase our size, number of branch offices and lending capacity, but it also expanded our consumer lending, further diversifying our loan portfolio. We expect to continue seeking similar opportunities to further our growth while maintaining a high level of credit quality. We plan to affect our growth strategy through a combination of growth at existing branch locations, new branch openings, primarily in Anchorage, Wasilla and Fairbanks, and strategic banking and non-banking acquisitions.
 
  Developing a Sales Culture: In 2003, we conducted extensive sales training throughout the company and developed a comprehensive approach to sales. In 2004, we continued with this sales training in all of our major customer contact areas. Our goal throughout this process is to increase and broaden the relationships that we have with new and existing customers and to continue to increase our market share within our existing markets.
Services
         We provide a wide range of banking services in South Central and Interior Alaska to businesses, professionals, and individuals with high service expectations.
Deposit Services: Our deposit services include non-interest-bearing checking accounts and interest-bearing time deposits, checking accounts, and savings accounts. Our interest-bearing accounts generally earn interest at rates established by management based on competitive market factors and management’s desire to increase or decrease certain types or maturities of deposits. We have two deposit products that are indexed to specific U.S. Treasury rates.
         Several of our innovative deposit services and products are:
  An indexed money market deposit account;
 
  A “Jump-Up” certificate of deposit (“CD”) that allows additional deposits with the opportunity to increase the rate to the current market rate for a similar term CD;
 
  An indexed CD that allows additional deposits, quarterly withdrawals without penalty, and tailored maturity dates; and
 
  Arrangements to courier non-cash deposits from our customers to their branch.
Lending Services: We are an active lender with an emphasis on commercial and real estate lending. We also have a significant niche in construction and land development lending in Anchorage, Fairbanks, and the Matanuska Valley (near Anchorage). To a lesser extent, we provide consumer loans. See “— Lending Activities.”
Other Customer Services: In addition to our deposit and lending services, we offer our customers several 24-hour services: Telebanking, faxed account statements, Internet banking for individuals and businesses, and automated teller services. Other special services include personalized checks at account opening, overdraft protection from a savings account, extended banking hours (Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. for the lobby, and 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. for the drive-up, and Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), commercial drive-up banking with coin service, automatic transfers and payments, wire transfers, direct payroll deposit, electronic tax payments, Automated Clearing House origination and receipt, cash management programs to meet the specialized needs of business customers, and courier agents who pick up non-cash deposits from business customers.
Directors and Executive Officers: The following table presents the names and occupations of our directors and executive officers.
     
Executive Officers/Age   Occupation
*R. Marc Langland, 63
  Chairman, President, & CEO of the Company and the Bank, and Director, Alaska Air Group
*Christopher N. Knudson, 51
  Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company and the Bank
Victor P. Mollozzi, 55
  Senior Vice President, Senior Credit Officer of the Bank
Joseph M. Schierhorn, 47
  Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Compliance Manager of the Company and the Bank
Robert L. Shake, 46
  Senior Vice President, Executive Loan Manager of the Bank

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*Indicates individual serving as both director and executive officer.
     
Directors/Age   Occupation
Larry S. Cash, 53
  President and CEO, RIM Architects (Alaska), Inc.; CEO, RIM Architects (Guam), Inc.
Mark G. Copeland, 62
  Owner and sole member of Strategic Analysis, LLC, a management consulting firm
Frank A. Danner, 71
  Secretary/Treasurer, IMEX, Ltd. dba Dynamic Property (real estate firm)
Ronald A. Davis, 72
  Former Vice President, Acordia of Alaska Insurance (full service insurance agency)
Anthony Drabek, 57
  President and CEO, Natives of Kodiak, Inc. (Alaska Native Corporation), Chairman and President, Koncor Forest Products Company; Secretary/Director, Atikon Forest Products Company
Richard L. Lowell, 64
  Chairman, Ribelin Lowell Alaska USA Insurance Brokers, Inc. (insurance brokerage firm)
Irene Sparks Rowan, 63
  Former Chairman and Director, Klukwan, Inc. (Alaska Native Corporation) and its subsidiaries
John C. Swalling, 55
  President, Swalling & Associates, P.C. (accounting firm)
Joseph E. Usibelli, 66
  Chairman, Usibelli Coal Mine, Inc.

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Selected Financial Data
                                           
 
    2004   2003   2002   2001   2000
 
    (In Thousands Except Per Share Data)
Net interest income
    $41,271       $39,267       $34,670       $31,349       $28,279  
Provision for loan losses
    1,601       3,567       3,095       2,300       1,284  
Other operating income
    3,792       6,089       5,199       4,766       3,426  
Other operating expense
    26,535       24,728       23,061       22,569       21,304  
 
 
Income before income taxes
    16,927       17,061       13,713       11,246       9,117  
Income taxes
    6,227       6,516       5,171       4,138       3,284  
 
Net income
    $10,700       $10,545       $8,542       $7,108       $5,833  
 
 
Earnings per share:
                                       
 
Basic
    $1.76       $1.76       $1.40       $1.17       $0.97  
 
Diluted
    1.71       1.69       1.35       1.13       0.95  
Cash dividends per share
    0.38       0.33       0.20       0.20       0.20  
 
Assets
    $800,726       $738,569       $704,249       $620,518       $547,496  
Loans
    678,269       601,119       534,990       482,562       413,445  
Deposits
    699,061       646,197       626,415       550,607       484,918  
Long-term debt
    2,974       3,374       3,774       1,500       1,500  
Trust preferred securities
    8,000       8,000                    
Shareholders’ equity
    83,358       75,285       68,373       60,791       54,299  
 
Book value
    $13.69       $12.44       $11.22       $9.95       $8.90  
Tangible book value
    $12.60       $11.29       $10.01       $8.69       $7.48  
Net interest margin (tax equivalent)
    5.88%       6.04%       5.82%       5.88%       5.82%  
Efficiency ratio (cash)
    58.07%       53.71%       56.92%       60.19%       64.57%  
Return on assets
    1.41%       1.50%       1.33%       1.23%       1.10%  
Return on equity
    13.50%       14.89%       13.32%       12.34%       11.44%  
Equity/assets
    10.41%       10.19%       9.71%       9.80%       9.92%  
Dividend payout ratio
    21.57%       19.04%       14.29%       17.09%       20.62%  
Nonperforming loans/portfolio loans
    0.97%       1.72%       1.09%       0.77%       0.86%  
Net charge-offs/average loans
    0.16%       0.33%       0.36%       0.29%       0.28%  
Allowance for loan losses/portfolio loans
    1.59%       1.70%       1.61%       1.55%       1.50%  
Nonperforming assets/assets
    0.82%       1.40%       0.81%       0.58%       0.65%  
 
Number of banking offices
    10       10       10       10       10  
Number of employees (FTE)
    272       268       246       234       223  
 

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Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and
Results of Operation
Overview
         We are a publicly traded bank holding company with three wholly-owned subsidiaries: the Bank, a state chartered, full-service commercial bank; NISC, a company formed to invest in Elliott Cove, an investment advisory services company; and NCT1, an entity formed to facilitate a trust preferred securities offering. The Bank in turn has a wholly-owned subsidiary, NCIC, which has an interest in RML Holding Company, a residential mortgage holding company. We are headquartered in Anchorage and have 10 branch locations, seven in Anchorage, and one each in Fairbanks, Eagle River, and Wasilla. The Bank also operates through its new division, Northrim Funding Services, in the Washington and Oregon markets. We offer a wide array of commercial and consumer loan and deposit products, investment products, and electronic banking services over the Internet.
         We opened the Bank for business in Anchorage in 1990. The Bank became the wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company effective December 31, 2001, when we completed our bank holding company reorganization. We opened our first branch in Fairbanks in 1996, and our second location in Anchorage in 1997. During the second quarter of 1999, we purchased eight branches located in Anchorage, Eagle River and Wasilla from Bank of America. This acquisition resulted in us acquiring $114 million in loans, $124 million in deposits and $2 million in fixed assets for a purchase price of $5.9 million.
         One of our major objectives is to increase our market share in Anchorage, Fairbanks, and the Matanuska Valley, Alaska’s three largest urban areas. We estimate that we hold a 21% share of the commercial bank deposit market in Anchorage, a 7% share of the Fairbanks market, and a 6% share of the Matanuska Valley market as of June 30, 2004.
         Our growth and operations depend upon the economic conditions of Alaska and the specific markets it serves. The economy of Alaska is dependent upon the natural resources industries, in particular oil production, as well as tourism, government, and U.S. military spending. Approximately 45% of the Alaska economy is generated from the oil industry, and about 80% of the Alaska state government is funded through various taxes and royalties on the oil industry. Any significant changes in the Alaska economy and the markets we serve eventually could have a positive or negative impact on the Company.
         During the second quarter of 1999, we sold 1,842,900 shares of our common stock in an underwritten common stock offering that generated $18.5 million in net proceeds. We used the proceeds to purchase the Bank of America branches and to provide capital for additional growth.
         At December 31, 2004, we had assets of $800.7 million and gross loans of $678.3 million, an increase of 8% and 13%, respectively, over the previous year. Our net income and diluted earnings per share for 2004 were $10.7 million and $1.71, respectively; an increase of 1% each, from 2003. During the same time, our net interest income increased by $2 million, or 5%. Our provision for loan losses during that period declined by $2 million, or 55%, as our nonperforming loans declined by $3.7 million, or 36%. In contrast, our other operating income declined by $2.3 million, or 38%. The growth in our net interest income combined with the positive effects of the declines in our provision for loan losses was offset for the most part by declines in our other operating income and an increase in other operating expenses of $1.8 million, or 7%, which resulted in a slight increase in our net income and earnings per share.
Results of Operations
Net Income
         We earned net income of $10.7 million in 2004, compared to net income of $10.5 million in 2003, and $8.5 million in 2002. During these periods, net income per diluted share was $1.71, $1.69, and $1.35, respectively.
Net Interest Income
         Our results of operations are dependent to a large degree on our net interest income. We also generate other income, primarily through service charges and fees, earnings from our mortgage affiliate, and other sources. Our operating expenses consist in large part of compensation, employee benefits expense, and occupancy expense. Interest income and cost of funds are affected significantly by general economic conditions, particularly changes in market interest rates, and by government policies and the actions of regulatory authorities.
         Net interest income is the difference between interest income, principally from loan and investment securities portfolios, and interest expense, principally on customer deposits and borrowings. Net interest income in 2004 was $41.3 million compared to $39.3 million in 2003, and $34.7 million in 2002, reflecting an increase in our interest-earning assets. Average interest-earning assets increased $51 million, or 8%, in 2004 compared to an increase in average interest-bearing liabilities in 2004 of

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$23.7 million, or 5%. Average interest-earning assets increased $53.8 million, or 9%, in 2003 compared to an increase in average interest-bearing liabilities in 2003 of $28.2 million, or 6%.
         Changes in net interest income result from changes in volume and spread, which in turn affect our margin. For this purpose, volume refers to the average dollar level of interest-earning assets and interest-bearing liabilities, spread refers to the difference between the average yield on interest-earning assets and the average cost of interest-bearing liabilities, and margin refers to net interest income divided by average interest-earning assets. Changes in net interest income are influenced by the level and relative mix of interest-earning assets and interest-bearing liabilities. During the fiscal years ended December 31, 2004, 2003, and 2002, average interest-earning assets were $704.5 million, $653.5 million and $599.7 million, respectively. During these same periods, net interest margins were 5.86%, 6.01% and 5.78%, respectively, which reflect our balance sheet mix and premium pricing on loans compared to other community banks and an emphasis on construction lending, which has a higher fee base. Our average yield on earning-assets was 6.89% in 2004, 7.03% in 2003, and 7.48% in 2002, while the average cost of interest-bearing liabilities was 1.48% in 2004, 1.42% in 2003, and 2.30% in 2002.
         Our net interest margin decreased in 2004 from 2003 for several reasons. First, the cost of interest-bearing liabilities increased 6 basis points while the yield on interest-earning assets decreased 14 basis points. Second, fee income decreased in 2004 to $4.8 million versus $5.1 million in 2003 due in part to the fact that in 2003 the Bank received the benefit of pre-payment penalties on several long-term real estate loans that were refinanced. The total amount of pre-payment penalties earned in 2003 was $477,000, which increased our net interest margin by seven basis points based upon average interest-earning assets of $653.5 million.
         The following table sets forth for the periods indicated, information with regard to average balances of assets and liabilities, as well as the total dollar amounts of interest income from interest-earning assets and interest expense on interest-bearing liabilities. Resultant yields or costs, net interest income, and net interest margin are also presented.
                                                                               
 
Years Ended   2004       2002
December 31,       2003    
 
    Average   Interest       Average   Interest       Average   Interest    
    outstanding   earned/   Yield/   outstanding   earned/   Yield/   outstanding   earned/   Yield/
    balance   paid(1)   Rate   balance   paid(1)   Rate   balance   paid(1)   Rate
 
    (In Thousands)
Assets:
                                                                       
 
Loans(2)
    $628,830       $45,898       7.30%       $569,532       $42,945       7.54%       $505,706       $40,835       8.07%  
 
Securities
    64,008       2,492       3.89%       69,972       2,867       4.10%       76,899       3,730       4.85%  
 
Overnight investments
    11,633       164       1.41%       13,987       136       0.97%       17,121       269       1.57%  
 
     
Total interest-earning assets
    704,471       48,554       6.89%       653,491       45,948       7.03%       599,726       44,834       7.48%  
 
Noninterest-earning assets
    54,788                       51,194                       44,660                  
 
     
Total assets
    $759,259                       $704,685                       $644,386                  
 
 
Liabilities and Shareholders’ Equity:
 
Deposits:
                                                                       
   
Interest-bearing demand accounts
    $57,373       $221       0.39%       $52,955       $205       0.39%       $49,198       $353       0.72%  
   
Money market accounts
    126,567       1,527       1.21%       134,582       1,293       0.96%       131,227       2,063       1.57%  
   
Savings accounts
    139,876       2,290       1.64%       104,158       1,182       1.13%       82,061       1,514       1.84%  
   
Certificates of deposit
    155,134       2,671       1.72%       164,847       3,523       2.14%       172,531       6,021       3.49%  
 
     
Total interest-bearing deposits
    478,950       6,709       1.40%       456,542       6,203       1.36%       435,017       9,951       2.29%  
 
Borrowings
    14,525       574       3.95%       13,235       478       3.61%       6,513       213       3.27%  
 
     
Total interest-bearing liabilities
    493,475       7,283       1.48%       469,777       6,681       1.42%       441,530       10,164       2.30%  
 
Demand deposits and other noninterest-bearing liabilities
    186,506                       164,091                       138,742                  
 
     
Total liabilities
    679,981                       633,868                       580,272                  
 
Shareholders’ equity
    79,278                       70,817                       64,114                  
 
     
Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity
    $759,259                       $704,685                       $644,386                  
 
Net interest income
            $41,271                       $39,267                       $34,670          
 
Net interest margin (3)
                    5.86%                       6.01%                       5.78%  
 

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(1)  Interest income included loan fees.
(2)  Nonaccrual loans are included with a zero effective yield.
(3)  The net interest margin on a tax equivalent basis was 5.88%, 6.04%, 5.82%, 5.88%, and 5.82%, respectively, for 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, and 2000.
         The following table sets forth the changes in consolidated net interest income attributable to changes in volume and to changes in interest rates. Changes attributable to the combined effect of volume and interest rate have been allocated proportionately to the changes due to volume and the changes due to interest rate.
                                                       
 
    2004 compared to 2003   2003 compared to 2002
 
    Increase (decrease) due to   Increase (decrease) due to
    Volume   Rate   Total   Volume   Rate   Total
 
Interest Income:
                                               
 
Loans
    $4,265       ($1,312)       $2,953       $4,930       ($2,820)       $2,110  
 
Securities
    (237)       (138)       (375)       (317)       (546)       (863)  
 
Overnight investments
    (17)       45       28       (43)       (90)       (133)  
 
     
Total interest income
    $4,011       ($1,405)       $2,606       $4,570       ($3,456)       $1,114  
 
Interest Expense:
                                               
 
Deposits:
                                               
   
Interest-bearing demand accounts
    $17       ($1)       $16       $25       ($173)       ($148)  
   
Money market accounts
    (71)       305       234       52       (822)       (770)  
   
Savings accounts
    483       625       1,108       343       (675)       (332)  
   
Certificates of deposit
    (199)       (653)       (852)       (258)       (2,240)       (2,498)  
 
     
Total interest on deposits
    230       276       506       162       (3,910)       (3,748)  
 
Borrowings
    49       47       96       241       24       265  
 
     
Total interest expense
    $279       $323       $602       $403       ($3,886)       ($3,483)  
 

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Other Operating Income
         Total other income decreased $2.3 million, or 38%, in 2004, after increasing $890,000, or 17%, in 2003, and $433,000, or 9%, in 2002. The following table separates the more routine (recurring) sources of other income from those that can fluctuate significantly from period to period:
                                             
 
Years Ended December 31,   2004   2003   2002   2001   2000
 
    (In Thousands)
Other Operating Income
                                       
   
Deposit service charges
    $1,718       $1,805       $1,687       $1,606       $1,801  
   
Electronic banking fees
    608       563       654       652       502  
   
Equity in earnings from RML
    438       2,785       1,917       1,208       98  
   
Merchant credit card transaction fees
    414       363       423       400       296  
   
Other transaction fees
    405       247       283       324       317  
   
Loan service fees
    379       416       350       467       318  
   
Equity in loss from Elliott Cove
    (457)       (554)       (239)              
   
Other income
    136       109       11       24       27  
 
   
Recurring sources
    3,641       5,734       5,086       4,681       3,359  
 
Gains on sale of SBA loans
                            56  
 
Gain (loss) on sale of securities
    151       310       113       47       (3)  
 
Gain on sale of ORE
          45             38       14  
 
   
Other sources
    151       355       113       85       67  
 
   
Total other operating income
    $3,792       $6,089       $5,199       $4,766       $3,426  
 
         The recurring sources of operating income in 2004 decreased $2.1 million, or 37%. In 2003, this income increased $648,000, or 13%, and in 2002, it increased $405,000, or 9%. Deposit service charges decreased $87,000, or 5%, in 2004 due in large part to increases in interest rates in 2004 that provided some customers with a larger earnings credit on their accounts that offset their deposit service charges. Our share of earnings from RML was $438,000 as compared to $2.8 million in 2003. Merchant credit card and electronic banking fees increased $51,000 and $45,000, respectively, or 14% and 8%, respectively, as a result of volume increases in these products. Other transaction fees increased $158,000, or 64%, due largely to increases in fees earned on our Business Manager® product that is used to purchase accounts receivable from customers. Loan service fees decreased $37,000, or 9%, in 2004 due mainly to lower fees received for the purchase of mortgage loans from RML. Finally, we recorded $457,000 loss from our share of the loss of Elliott Cove compared to a loss of $554,000 in 2003.
         Included in recurring sources of other operating income in 2004, 2003, and 2002 are $438,000, $2.8 million, and $1.9 million, respectively, of income from our share of the earnings from RML. RML was formed in 1998 and has offices throughout Alaska. During the third quarter of 2004, RML reorganized and became a wholly-owned subsidiary of a newly formed holding company, Residential Mortgage Holding Company, LLC (“RML Holding Company”). In this process, RML Holding Company acquired another mortgage company, Pacific Alaska Mortgage Company (“PAM”). Prior to the reorganization, the Company, through Northrim Bank’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Northrim Capital Investments Co. (“NCIC”), owned a 30% interest in the profits and losses of RML. Following the reorganization, the Company’s interest in RML Holding Company decreased to 24%.
         Earnings from RML and RML Holding Company have fluctuated with activity in the housing market, which has been affected by local economic conditions and changes in mortgage interest rates. In 2003, and 2002, declining mortgage interest rates generated a significant increase in the demand for mortgage loans by consumers both for the refinance of existing loans and the purchase of new homes. Mortgage rates began to increase in the third quarter of 2003 from the historic lows reached in the second quarter. As a result, the refinance activity in the mortgage industry began to decrease in the latter part of 2003. Due to this trend of increasing long-term mortgage interest rates our share of the earnings from RML declined in 2004.
         Our share of the loss from Elliott Cove decreased to $457,000 in 2004, as compared to a loss of $554,000 in 2003. Elliott Cove began active operations in the fourth quarter of 2002 and has had start-up losses since that time as it continues to build its assets under management. In July of 2003, the Company made a commitment to loan $625,000 to Elliott Cove. The amount loaned on this commitment at December 31, 2003 was $475,000. In the second quarter of 2004, the Company converted the loan

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into an additional equity interest in Elliott Cove. At the time of the conversion, the amount outstanding on this loan was $625,000. During the first, second, and third quarters of 2004, other investors made additional investments in Elliott Cove. In addition, the Company made a separate commitment to loan Elliott Cove $500,000. The balance outstanding on this commitment at December 31, 2004 was $100,000. Finally, in the third quarter of 2004, the Company made an additional $250,000 investment in Elliott Cove. As a result of the additional investments in Elliott Cove by other investors and the Company’s conversion of its $625,000 loan and its additional investment, its interest in Elliott Cove increased from 43% to 47% between December 31, 2003 and December 31, 2004.
         The other sources of other operating income decreased $204,000 in 2004, or 57%. In 2003, this income increased $242,000, or 214%; and in 2002, it increased $28,000, or 33%. Security gains of $151,000 were recorded in 2004, $310,000 of gains were recorded in 2003, and $113,000 were recorded in 2002.
Expenses
Provision for Loan Losses: The provision for loan losses in 2004 was $1.6 million, compared to $3.6 million in 2003 and $3.1 million in 2002. We increased the provision in 2003 and 2002 because of loan growth, loss inherent in the portfolio, and increases in charge-offs and non-performing loans. In contrast, we decreased the provision in 2004 due to decreases in our non-performing loans and loan charge-offs. In 2004, we decreased our non-performing loans to $6.6 million from a balance of $10.3 million at December 31, 2003. In addition, net loan charge-offs were $1 million, or 0.16% of average loans, in 2004 as compared to $1.9 million, or 0.33% of average loans, in 2003 and $1.8 million, or 0.36% of average loans, in 2002. The allowance for loan losses also decreased in 2004 as a result of the decreases in non-performing loans and charge-offs and was $10.8 million, or 1.59% of portfolio loans as compared to $10.2 million, or 1.70% of portfolio loans at December 31, 2003 and $8.5 million, or 1.61% of portfolio loans, at December 31, 2002.
Other Operating Expense: Other operating expense increased $1.8 million, or 7%, in 2004, $1.7 million, or 7%, in 2003, and $492,000, or 2%, in 2002. The following table breaks out the other operating expense categories:
                                             
 
Years Ended December 31,   2004   2003   2002   2001   2000
 
    (In Thousands)
Other Operating Expense
                                       
 
Salaries and other personnel expense
  $ 15,708     $ 14,180     $ 13,023     $ 12,135     $ 11,165  
 
Occupancy, net
    2,130       2,000       2,040       1,963       1,840  
 
Equipment, net
    1,372       1,504       1,405       1,508       1,497  
 
Marketing
    1,201       1,205       1,136       1,153       1,034  
 
Software amortization
    558       451       400       440       292  
 
Intangible asset amortization
    368       368       368       832       832  
 
Supply expense
    244       314       492       443       462  
 
Legal expense
    230       193       197       302       184  
 
Cash handling costs
    171       230       269       327       460  
 
Loan collection and ORE costs
    156       161       68       49       124  
 
Consulting expense
    89       144       78       104       50  
 
Other expenses
    4,308       3,978       3,585       3,313       3,364  
 
   
Total other operating expense
  $ 26,535     $ 24,728     $ 23,061     $ 22,569     $ 21,304  
 
         Salaries and other personnel expense increased $1.5 million, or 11%, in 2004, $1.2 million, or 9%, in 2003, and $888,000, or 7%, in 2002, reflecting increases in employees for the provision of services in our new branch locations in Wasilla, Eagle River, and West Anchorage in 2002 and 2003. The increased salary costs in 2004 were due to a smaller increase in the number of employees and ongoing competition for our employees, which placed upward pressure on our salary structure. Between 2002 and 2004, our equipment costs and occupancy expenses increased by $57,000, or 2%, as we incurred slightly higher costs in our new branch locations. In addition, the costs of amortizing the intangible asset created as a result of the branch purchase did not commence until mid-1999. Intangible amortization expense was $368,000 in 2004, 2003, and 2002. In 2002, amortization expense decreased by $464,000 because of the effect of a change in the accounting treatment of goodwill and intangible assets. As a result of the requirements of SFAS No. 142, we no longer amortize goodwill. However, the Company will continue to amortize the core deposit intangible.
         Software amortization increased $107,000, or 24%, in 2004, and increased $51,000, or 13%, in 2003. These costs increased in part as we purchased software for our document image system that we implemented throughout the organization in 2003 and 2004.

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         Supply expense decreased by $70,000, or 22%, in 2004, and decreased $178,000, or 36%, in 2003. The main reason for the decreased supply costs in these years was a change in vendors coupled with a program that brought the inventory system for a number of our forms in-house.
         Legal costs increased $37,000, or 19%, in 2004, decreased $4,000, or 2%, in 2003, and decreased $105,000 or 35%, in 2002.
         Cash handling costs decreased $59,000, or 26%, in 2004, decreased $39,000, or 15%, in 2003, and decreased $58,000, or 18%, in 2002. These costs decreased over the years as we have renegotiated our contract with our vendor and brought more of these services back in-house as opposed to having them performed by an independent contractor.
         Loan collection and ORE costs decreased $5,000, or 3%, in 2004, increased $93,000, or 137%, in 2003, and increased $19,000, or 39%, in 2002. These costs represent the out-of-pocket expense we incurred to liquidate problem assets and manage repossessed property resulting from the collection process. In 2003 and 2004, these costs were higher than those experienced in 2002 due to costs associated with the repossession and sale of a property in 2003 and the efforts that we expended to decrease our non-performing loans in 2004.
         Consulting expenses decreased $55,000, or 38%, in 2004, and increased $66,000, or 85%, in 2003. These costs increased in 2003 due to consulting expenses associated with the review and enhancement of our information processing and employee benefit systems.
         Other expenses increased $330,000, or 8%, in 2004 from 2003, and increased $393,000, or 11%, in 2003 from 2002. The main reasons for the change in 2004 were increases of $72,000, $191,000, and $85,000 in CPA audit fees, amortization expense on a low-income housing tax credit investment, and director fees, respectively. We had higher CPA fees in large part due to increased costs associated with auditing our internal controls over financial reporting as required under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. We incurred increased amortization expense on our low-income housing tax credit investment in Related Corporate Partners XXII, L.P. (“RCP”) a Delaware limited partnership that develops low-income housing projects throughout the United States. We amortize this investment over time as we receive tax credits from it. Finally, the fees paid to the members of our Board of Directors increased due to the increased time required of the board of directors as a result of new and complex regulations such as the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and other regulations.
Income Taxes: The provision for income taxes decreased $289,000, or 4%, to $6.2 million in 2004, increased $1.3 million, or 26%, to $6.5 million in 2003, and increased $1 million, or 25%, to $5.2 million in 2002. The effective tax rate for 2004 was 37%, compared to 38% in 2003, and 38% in 2002. The effective tax rate decreased by 1 percentage point in 2004 due in part to the favorable resolution of a dispute on a prior year tax return and increased tax credits from our investment in RCP.
Financial Condition
Assets
Loans and Lending Activities
 
General: Our loan products include short- and medium-term commercial loans, commercial credit lines, construction and real estate loans, consumer loans, and credit cards. We emphasize providing financial services to small- and medium-sized businesses and to individuals. From our inception, we have emphasized commercial, land development and home construction, and commercial real estate lending. These types of lending have provided us with needed market opportunities and higher net interest margins than other types of lending. However, they also involve greater risks, including greater exposure to changes in local economic conditions, than certain other types of lending.
         Loans are the highest yielding component of earning assets. Average loans were $59.3 million, or 10% greater in 2004 than in 2003. Average loans were $63.8 million, or 13% greater in 2003 than in 2002. Loans comprised 89% of total earning assets on average in 2004, 87% in 2003 and 84% in 2002. The yield on loans averaged 7.30% in 2004, 7.54% in 2003, and 8.07% in 2002.
         Growth in the loan portfolio during 2004 was $77.2 million, or 13%. Commercial loans increased $47 million, or 21%, commercial real estate loans increased $12.8 million, or 5%, and construction loans increased $20.6 million, or 20%, in 2004. Real estate loans for sale decreased $1.4 million, or 100%, and installment and consumer loans decreased $1.6 million, or 4%. Funding for the growth in loans in 2004 came from an increase in interest-bearing liabilities and from noninterest-bearing sources of funds and capital.

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         We began a program in 1998 of purchasing single family mortgage loans originated from our affiliated mortgage company, RML. These loans, which are committed for sale to mortgage investors, have generally been held by the Company for less than 45 days. At December 31, 2004, these loans totaled $0 compared to $1.4 million on December 31, 2003.
Nonperforming Loans; Real Estate Owned: Nonperforming assets consist of nonaccrual loans, accruing loans that are 90 days or more past due, restructured loans, and real estate owned. We did not have any real estate owned at December 31, 2004. The following table sets forth information regarding our nonperforming loans and total nonperforming assets:
                                             
 
December 31,   2004   2003   2002   2001   2000
 
    (In Thousands)
Nonperforming loans
                                       
 
Nonaccrual loans
    $5,876       $7,426       $4,717       $2,615       $2,425  
 
Accruing loans past due 90 days or more
    290       2,283       1,019       965       1,101  
 
Restructured loans
    424       597                   48  
 
   
Total nonperforming loans
    6,590       10,306       5,736       3,580       3,574  
Real estate owned
                             
 
   
Total nonperforming assets
    $6,590       $10,306       $5,736       $3,580       $3,574  
 
Allowance for loan losses to portfolio loans
    1.59%       1.70%       1.61%       1.55%       1.50%  
Allowance for loan losses to nonperforming loans
    163%       99%       148%       201%       174%  
Nonperforming loans to portfolio loans
    0.97%       1.72%       1.09%       0.77%       0.86%  
Nonperforming assets to total assets
    0.82%       1.40%       0.81%       0.58%       0.65%  
 
Nonaccrual, Accruing Loans 90 Days or More Past Due, and Restructured Loans: The Company’s financial statements are prepared on the accrual basis of accounting, including recognition of interest income on its loan portfolio, unless a loan is placed on a nonaccrual basis. Loans are placed on a nonaccrual basis when management believes serious doubt exists about the collectability of principal or interest. Our policy generally is to discontinue the accrual of interest on all loans 90 days or more past due and place them on nonaccrual status. Cash payments on nonaccrual loans are directly applied to the principal balance. The amount of unrecognized interest on nonaccrual loans was $658,000, $690,000, and $480,000, in 2004, 2003, and 2002, respectively.
         Restructured loans are those for which concessions, including the reduction of interest rates below a rate otherwise available to that borrower, have been granted due to the borrower’s weakened financial condition. Interest on restructured loans will be accrued at the restructured rates when it is anticipated that no loss of original principal will occur, and the interest can be collected.
         Total nonperforming loans at December 31, 2004, were $6.6 million, or .97% of portfolio loans, a decrease of $3.7 million from $10.3 million at December 31, 2003, and an increase of $854,000 from $5.7 million at December 31, 2002. The decrease in nonperforming loans in 2004, as compared to 2003, resulted in part from decreasing the non-performing balances associated with one large commercial relationship, which accounted for approximately one-half of the decrease in the non-performing loans. The other half of the decrease in non-performing loans resulted from pay-downs and loan charge-offs on a number of smaller loan relationships.
Potential Problem Loans: At December 31, 2004, management had identified problem loans of $922,000 that were not previously classified. Potential problem loans are loans which are currently performing and are not included in nonaccrual, accruing loans 90 days or more past due, or restructured loans that have developed serious doubts as to the borrower’s ability to comply with present payment terms and which may later be included in nonaccrual, past due, or restructured loans.
Analysis of Allowance for Loan Losses: The allowance for loan losses is maintained at a level considered adequate by management to provide for inherent loan losses based on management’s assessment of various factors affecting the loan portfolio, including a review of problem loans, business conditions, estimated collateral values, loss experience, credit concentrations, and an overall evaluation of the quality of the underlying collateral, and holding and disposal costs. The allowance is increased by provisions charged to operations and reduced by loans charged off, net of recoveries. Management believes that at December 31, 2004, the allowance is adequate to cover losses that are probable in light of our current loan portfolio and existing and expected economic conditions.

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         While management believes that it uses the best information available to determine the allowance for loan losses, unforeseen market conditions and other events could result in adjustment to the allowance for loan losses, and net income could be significantly affected, if circumstances differ substantially from the assumptions used in making the final determination.
         The following table shows the allocation of the allowance for loan losses at December 31, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, and 2000:
                                                                                   
 
December 31,   2004 2003 2002 2001 2000
 
Balance   % of Total       % of Total       % of Total       % of Total       % of Total
applicable   Amount   Loans(1)   Amount   Loans(1)   Amount   Loans(1)   Amount   Loans(1)   Amount   Loans(1)
 
    (Dollars in Thousands)
Commercial
    $5,130       39 %     $5,610       37 %     $4,285       35 %     $4,086       34 %     $3,556       33 %
Construction
    276       18 %     282       17 %     1,327       15 %     336       14 %     571       14 %
Term
    1,634       37 %     413       40 %     275       40 %     410       37 %     389       39 %
Loans for sale
          0 %           0 %           1 %           4 %           0 %
Consumer
          6 %     3       6 %     22       9 %     5       11 %     5       14 %
Unallocated
    3,724               3,878               2,567               2,363               1,687          
 
 
Total
    $10,764       100 %     $10,186       100 %     $8,476       100 %     $7,200       100 %     $6,208       100 %
 
(1)  Represents percentage of this category of loans to total loans.
         The following table sets forth for the periods indicated information regarding changes in our allowance for loan losses:
                                               
 
December 31,   2004   2003   2002   2001   2000
 
    (In Thousands)
Balance at beginning of period
    $10,186       $8,476       $7,200       $6,208       $6,091  
Charge-offs:
                                       
 
Commercial loans
    (1,387)       (2,067)       (1,791)       (687)       (1,322)  
 
Real estate loans
          (127)       (67)       (748)        
 
Consumer loans
    (84)       (91)       (257)       (118)       (82)  
 
     
Total charge-offs
    (1,471)       (2,285)       (2,115)       (1,553)       (1,404)  
 
Recoveries:
                                       
 
Commercial loans
    200       279       168       234       229  
 
Construction loans
    185                          
 
Real estate loans
          111       48             2  
 
Consumer loans
    63       38       80       11       6  
 
     
Total recoveries
    448       428       296       245       237  
 
   
Charge-offs net of recoveries
    (1,023)       (1,857)       (1,819)       (1,308)       (1,167)  
 
Provision for loan losses
    1,601       3,567       3,095       2,300       1,284  
 
Balance at end of period
    $10,764       $10,186       $8,476       $7,200       $6,208  
 
Ratio of net charge-offs to average loans outstanding during the period
    0.16%       0.33%       0.36%       0.29%       0.28%  
Credit Authority and Loan Limits: All of our loans and credit lines are subject to approval procedures and amount limitations. These limitations apply to the borrower’s total outstanding indebtedness to us, including the indebtedness of any guarantor.
         Generally, we are permitted to make loans to one borrower of up to 15% of our unimpaired capital and surplus. Our loan-to-one-borrower limitation was $13.7 million at December 31, 2004. See “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations — Provision for Loan Losses.”
Loan Policy: Our lending operations are guided by loan policies, which outline the basic policies and procedures by which lending operations are conducted. Generally, the policies address our desired loan types, target markets, underwriting and collateral requirements, terms, interest rate and yield considerations, and compliance with laws and regulations. The policies are reviewed and approved annually by the Board of Directors. We supplement our own supervision of the loan underwriting and approval process with periodic loan reviews by experienced officers who examine quality, loan documentation, and compliance with laws and regulations.

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Loans Receivable: Loans receivable increased to $678.3 million at December 31, 2004, compared to $601.1 million and $535 million at December 31, 2003 and 2002, respectively. At December 31, 2004, 67% of the portfolio was scheduled to mature or reprice in 2005 with 29% scheduled to mature or reprice between 2006 and 2009. Future growth in loans is generally dependent on new loan demand and deposit growth, constrained by our policy of being “well-capitalized.”
Loan Portfolio Composition: The following table sets forth at the dates indicated our loan portfolio composition by type of loan:
                                                                                     
 
December 31,   2004 2003 2002 2001 2000
 
    Percent       Percent       Percent       Percent       Percent
    Amount   of Total   Amount   of Total   Amount   of Total   Amount   of Total   Amount   of Total
 
    (Dollars in Thousands)
Commercial
    $267,737       39.47%       $220,774       36.73%       $187,312       35.01%       $166,845       34.57%       $138,047       33.39%  
 
Real estate loans:
                                                                               
 
Construction
    122,873       18.12%       102,311       17.02%       82,739       15.47%       68,952       14.29%       58,042       14.04%  
 
Real estate term
    252,358       37.21%       239,545       39.85%       212,740       39.77%       177,493       36.78%       162,226       39.24%  
 
Real estate loans for sale
          0.00%       1,395       0.23%       7,437       1.39%       19,496       4.04%       130       0.03%  
Consumer loans
    38,166       5.63%       39,796       6.62%       47,415       8.86%       52,236       10.82%       57,397       13.88%  
 
   
Total
    681,134       100.42%       603,821       100.45%       537,643       100.50%       485,022       100.51%       415,842       100.58%  
Less:
                                                                               
 
Unearned purchase discount
    (44)       -0.01%       (44)       -0.01%       (44)       -0.01%       (271)       -0.06%       (586)       -0.14%  
 
Unearned loan fees net of origination costs
    (2,821)       -0.42%       (2,658)       -0.44%       (2,609)       -0.49%       (2,189)       -0.45%       (1,811)       -0.44%  
 
Net loans
    $678,269       100.00%       $601,119       100.00%       $534,990       100.00%       $482,562       100.00%       $413,445       100.00%  
 
         The following table presents at December 31, 2004, the aggregate maturities of our commercial and real estate construction loans:
                                   
 
    Maturing
 
    Within   1-5   After 5    
    1 Year   Years   Years   Total
 
    (In Thousands)
Commercial
    $137,211       $81,629       $48,897       $267,737  
Real estate construction
    116,679       2,648       3,546       122,873  
 
 
Total
    $253,890       $84,277       $52,443       $390,610  
 
Fixed-rate loans
    $119,968       $41,233       $13,529       $174,730  
Variable rate loans
    133,922       43,044       38,914       215,880  
 
 
Total
    $253,890       $84,277       $52,443       $390,610  
 
Commercial Loans: Our commercial loan portfolio includes both secured and unsecured loans for working capital and expansion. Short-term working capital loans generally are secured by accounts receivable, inventory, or equipment. We also make longer-term commercial loans secured by equipment and real estate. We also make commercial loans that are guaranteed in large part by the Small Business Administration or the Bureau of Indian Affairs and commercial real estate loans that are participated with the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority (“AIDEA”). Commercial loans represented 39% of our total loans outstanding as of December 31, 2004 and reprice more frequently than other types of loans, such as real estate loans. More frequent repricing means that commercial loans are more sensitive to changes in interest rates.

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Construction Loans:
Land Development: We are a major land development and residential construction lender. At December 31, 2004, we had $43.4 million of residential subdivision land development loans outstanding, or 6% of total loans.
One-to-Four-Family Residences: We financed approximately one-third of the single-family houses constructed in Anchorage in 2004. We originated one-to-four-family residential construction loans to builders for construction of homes. At December 31, 2004, we had $61.1 million of one-to-four-family residential and condominium construction loans, or 9% of total loans. Of the homes under construction at December 31, 2004, for which these loans had been made, 54% were subject to sale contracts between the builder and homebuyers who were pre-qualified for loans, usually with other financial institutions.
Commercial Construction: We also provide construction lending for commercial real estate projects. Such loans generally are made only when there is a firm take-out commitment upon completion of the project by a third party lender.
Real Estate Loans for Sale: In 1998, our wholly-owned subsidiary, NCIC, purchased a 30% profits and losses interest of RML, a mortgage company with offices throughout Alaska, in order for us to obtain a presence in the residential mortgage market. As noted above, in the third quarter of 2004, RML merged with PAM, another mortgage company. As a result, we now own 24% of RML Holding Company, the holding company for RML and PAM.
         When originating residential mortgage loans, RML obtains a firm commitment from long-term investors to buy the loans at a specified interest rate and under other specified terms. We buy loans originated by RML and generally hold these loans for less than 45 days before they are purchased by the long-term investor. At December 31, 2004, we held no RML-originated loans. RML has warehouse lines of credit in place that are independent of the Company with which it finances the majority of its loan production.
Commercial Real Estate: We are an active lender in the commercial real estate market. At December 31, 2004, our commercial real estate loans were $252.4 million, or 37% of our loan portfolio. These loans are typically secured by office buildings, apartment complexes or warehouses. Loan maturities range from 10 to 25 years, ordinarily subject to our right to call the loan within 10 to 15 years of its origination. The interest rate for approximately 44% of these loans originated by Northrim resets every three years based on the spread over an index rate, normally prime or the three-year Treasury rate.
         We often sell all or a portion of our commercial real estate loans to two State of Alaska entities that were established to provide long-term financing in the State, Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority (“AIDEA”), and the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation (“AHFC”). We often sell up to a 90% loan participation to AIDEA. AIDEA’s portion of the participated loan typically features a maturity twice that of the portion retained by us and bears a lower interest rate. The blend of our and AIDEA’s loan terms allows us to provide competitive long-term financing to our customers, while reducing the risk inherent in this type of lending. We also originate and sell to AHFC loans secured by multifamily residential units. Typically, 100% of these loans are sold to AHFC and we provide ongoing servicing of the loans for a fee. AIDEA and AHFC make it possible for us to originate these commercial real estate loans and enhance fee income while reducing our exposure to risk.
Consumer Loans: We provide personal loans for automobiles, recreational vehicles, boats, and other larger consumer purchases. We provide both secured and unsecured consumer credit lines to accommodate the needs of our individual customers, with home equity lines of credit serving as the major product in this area.
Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements — Commitments and Contingent Liabilities: In the ordinary course of business, we enter into various types of transactions that include commitments to extend credit that are not reflected on our balance sheet. We apply the same credit standards to these commitments as in all of our lending activities and include these commitments in our lending risk evaluations. Our exposure to credit loss under commitments to extend credit is represented by the amount of these commitments. See Note 18 to “Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements” in our Annual Report for the year ended December 31, 2004. See also “Liquidity and Capital Resources.”
Investments and Investment Activities
General: Our investment portfolio consists primarily of U.S. Treasury and government agency securities, mortgage-backed securities, and municipal securities. Investment securities totaled $61.5 million at December 31, 2004, a decrease of $11.7 million, or 16%, from year-end 2003. The average maturity of the investment portfolio was three years at December 31, 2004.
         Investment securities designated as available for sale comprised 97% of the portfolio and would be available to meet liquidity requirements. Both available for sale and held to maturity securities may be pledged as collateral to secure public deposits. At December 31, 2004, $31.2 million in securities were pledged for deposits.

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Investment Portfolio Composition: Our investment portfolio is divided into two classes:
Securities Available For Sale: These are securities we may hold for indefinite periods of time and which we do not intend to hold to maturity. These securities include those that management intends to use as part of our asset/liability management strategy and that may be sold in response to changes in interest rates and/or significant prepayment risks. We carry these securities at market value with any unrealized gains or losses reflected as an adjustment to shareholders’ equity.
Securities Held To Maturity: These are securities that we have the ability and the intent to hold to maturity. Events that may be reasonably anticipated are considered when determining our intent to hold investment securities for the foreseeable future. These securities are carried at amortized cost.
         The following tables set forth the composition of our investment portfolio at the dates indicated:
                     
 
    Amortized   Market
    Cost   Value
 
    (In Thousands)
Securities Available for Sale:
               
December 31, 2004:
               
 
U.S. Treasury
    $5,503       $5,481  
 
U.S. Agency
    53,628       53,656  
 
Mortgage-backed Securities
    311       312  
 
   
Total
    $59,442       $59,449  
 
December 31, 2003:
               
 
U.S. Treasury
    $498       $500  
 
U.S. Agency
    68,742       69,797  
 
Mortgage-backed Securities
    418       420  
 
   
Total
    $69,658       $70,717  
 
December 31, 2002:
               
 
U.S. Treasury
    $3,501       $3,567  
 
U.S. Agency
    72,086       74,058  
 
Mortgage-backed Securities
    593       599  
 
   
Total
    $76,180       $78,224  
 
Securities Held to Maturity:
               
December 31, 2004:
               
 
Municipal securities
    $724       $771  
 
   
Total
    $724       $771  
 
December 31, 2003:
               
 
Municipal securities
    $945       $1,011  
 
   
Total
    $945       $1,011  
 
December 31, 2002:
               
 
Municipal securities
    $1,281       $1,351  
 
   
Total
    $1,281       $1,351  
 
         For the periods ending December 31, 2004, 2003, and 2002, we held Federal Home Loan Bank (“FHLB”) stock with a book value approximately equal to its market value in the amounts of $1.3 million, $1.5 million, and $1.8 million, respectively.

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Market Value, Maturities and Weighted Average Yields: The following table sets forth the market value, maturities and weighted average yields of our investment portfolio at December 31, 2004:
                                             
 
    Maturing
 
    Less than   One to five   Five to 10   Due after 10    
    one year   years   years   years   Total
 
    (Dollars In Thousands)
Securities Available for Sale:
                                       
 
U.S. Treasury
                                       
   
Balance
    $496       $4,985       $—       $—       $5,481  
   
Weighted Average Yield
    1.82%       2.70%       0.00%       0.00%       2.62%  
 
 
U.S. Agency
                                       
   
Balance
    $6,162       $41,477       $6,017       $—       $53,656  
   
Weighted Average Yield
    5.00%       3.91%       4.75%       0.00%       4.13%  
 
 
Mortgage-Backed Securities
                                       
   
Balance
    $—       $—       $—       $312       $312  
   
Weighted Average Yield
    0.00%       0.00%       0.00%       4.48%       4.48%  
 
 
Total
                                       
   
Balance
    $6,658       $46,462       $6,017       $312       $59,449  
   
Weighted Average Yield
    4.76%       3.78%       4.75%       4.48%       3.99%  
 
Securities Held to Maturity:
                                       
Municipal Securities
                                       
   
Balance
    $66       $301       $265       $139       $771  
   
Weighted Average Yield
    3.57%       4.18%       4.64%       5.11%       4.45%  
 
         At December 31, 2004, we held no securities of any single issuer (other than governmental agencies) that exceed 10% of our shareholders’ equity.
Liabilities
Deposits
 
General: Deposits are our primary source of new funds. Total deposits increased 8% to $699.1 million at December 31, 2004, compared with $646.2 million at December 31, 2003, and $626.4 million at December 31, 2002. Our deposits generally are expected to fluctuate according to the level of our market share, economic conditions, and normal seasonal trends.
Average Balances and Rates: The following table sets forth the average balances outstanding and average interest rates for each major category of our deposits, for the periods indicated:
                                                                                   
 
December 31,   2004   2003   2002   2001   2000
 
    Average   Average   Average   Average   Average   Average   Average   Average   Average   Average
    balance   rate paid   balance   rate paid   balance   rate paid   balance   rate paid   balance   rate paid
 
    (Dollars in Thousands)
Interest-bearing demand accounts
    $57,373       0.39%       $52,955       0.39%       $49,198       0.72%       $45,334       1.86%       $41,828       2.85%  
Money market accounts
    126,567       1.21%       134,582       0.96%       131,227       1.57%       132,950       3.44%       114,928       5.41%  
Savings accounts
    139,876       1.64%       104,158       1.13%       82,061       1.84%       34,731       2.50%       30,996       3.39%  
Certificates of deposits
    155,134       1.72%       164,847       2.14%       172,531       3.50%       190,693       5.37%       186,501       5.87%  
 
 
Total interest-bearing accounts
    478,950       1.40%       456,542       1.36%       435,017       2.29%       403,708       4.09%       374,253       5.18%  
Noninterest-bearing demand accounts
    181,731               159,858               135,181               109,748               98,559          
 
 
Total average deposits
    $660,681               $616,400               $570,198               $513,456               $472,812          
 

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Certificates of Deposit: The only deposit category with stated maturity dates is certificates of deposit. At December 31, 2004, we had $142.4 million in certificates of deposit, of which $114.4 million, or 80%, are scheduled to mature in 2005. The following table sets forth the amounts and maturities of our certificates of deposit with balances of $100,000 or more, at the dates indicated:
                                             
 
December 31,   2004   2003   2002   2001   2000
 
    (In Thousands)
Remaining maturity:
                                       
 
Three months or less
    $20,427       $47,480       $29,828       $20,739       $24,393  
 
Over three through six months
    24,673       9,017       21,505       27,531       26,227  
 
Over six through 12 months
    25,976       19,966       15,535       30,549       27,743  
 
Over 12 months
    11,411       19,651       20,549       19,167       9,499  
 
   
Total
    $82,487       $96,114       $87,417       $97,986       $87,862  
 
Alaska Permanent Fund: The Alaska Permanent Fund may invest in certificates of deposit at Alaska banks in an aggregate amount with respect to each bank, not to exceed its capital and at specified rates and terms. The depository bank must collateralize the deposit. At December 31, 2004, we held $25 million in certificates of deposit for the Alaska Permanent Fund, collateralized by letters of credit issued by the FHLB.
Borrowings
 
FHLB: At December 31, 2004, our maximum borrowing line from the FHLB was equal to $75.1 million, approximately 10% of the Company’s assets. At December 31, 2004, there was $3 million outstanding on the line and an additional $25.2 million of the borrowing line was committed to secure public deposits. FHLB advances are secured by a blanket pledge of the Company’s assets.
Other Short-term Borrowing: At December 31, 2004, there were no short-term (original maturity of one year or less) borrowings that exceeded 30% of shareholders’ equity.
Contract Obligations
 
         The following table references contract obligations of the Company.
                                           
 
    Payments Due by Period
 
    Less than   1-3   3-5   More than    
December 31, 2004   1 Year   Years   Years   5 Years   Total
 
    (In Thousands)
Long-term debt obligations
    $400       $800       $800       $8,974       $10,974  
Operating lease obligations
    1,407       2,432       2,401       6,225       12,465  
Other long-term liabilities
    507                         507  
 
 
Total
    $2,314       $3,232       $3,201       $15,199       $23,946  
 
                                           
 
    Payments Due by Period
 
    Less than   1-3   3-5   More than    
December 31, 2003   1 Year   Years   Years   5 Years   Total
 
    (In Thousands)
Long-term debt obligations
    $400       $800       $800       $9,374       $11,374  
Operating lease obligations
    1,254       2,431       2,037       6,710       12,432  
Other long-term liabilities
    1,021       507                   1,528  
 
 
Total
    $2,675       $3,738       $2,837       $16,084       $25,334  
 
         Long term debt obligations consist of (a) $3 million advance from the FHLB that was originated on May 7, 2002, matures on May 7, 2012, and bears interest at 5.46%, and (b) $8 million junior subordinated debentures that were originated on May 8, 2003, mature on May 15, 2033, and bear interest at a rate of LIBOR plus 3.15%, adjusted quarterly. The operating lease

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obligations are more fully described at Note 18 of the Company’s annual report. Other long-term liabilities consist of amounts that the Company owes for its investment in Related Corporate Partners XXII, L.P., (“RCP”), a Delaware limited partnership that develops low-income housing projects throughout the United States. The Company purchased a $3 million interest in RCP in January of 2003. The Company owes one installment on this investment due in April of 2005.
Liquidity and Capital Resources
         Our primary sources of funds are customer deposits and advances from the Federal Home Loan Bank of Seattle. These funds, together with loan repayments, loan sales, other borrowed funds, retained earnings, and equity are used to make loans, to acquire securities and other assets, and to fund continuing operations. The primary sources of demands on our liquidity are customer demand for withdrawal of deposits and borrowers’ demands that we advance funds against unfunded lending commitments. Our total unfunded lending commitments at December 31, 2004, were $142 million, and we do not expect that all of these loans are likely to be fully drawn upon at any one time. Additionally, as noted above, our total deposits at December 31, 2004, were $699.1 million.
         The sources by which we meet the liquidity needs of our customers are current assets and borrowings available through our correspondent banking relationships and our credit lines with the Federal Reserve Bank and the FHLB. At December 31, 2004, our current assets were $358.1 million and our funds available for borrowing under our existing lines of credit were $113.2 million. Given these sources of liquidity and our expectations for customer demands for cash and for our operating cash needs, we believe our sources of liquidity to be sufficient in the foreseeable future.
         In September 2002, our Board of Directors approved a plan whereby we would periodically repurchase for cash up to approximately 5%, or 306,372, of our shares of common stock in the open market. We purchased 224,800 shares of our stock under this program through December 31, 2004, at a total cost of $3.1 million, at an average price of $13.68 per share. However, we have not repurchased any of our shares in 2004. In August of 2004, the Board of Directors amended the stock repurchase plan and increased the number of shares available under the program by 5% of total shares outstanding, or 304,283 shares. We intend to continue to repurchase our stock from time to time depending upon market conditions, but we can make no assurances that we will continue this program or that we will repurchase all of the authorized shares.
         The stock repurchase program had an effect on earnings per share because it decreased the total number of shares outstanding in 2002 and 2003 by 69,000 and 155,800, respectively. The table below shows this effect on diluted earnings per share.
                 
 
    Diluted
    Diluted EPS   EPS without
Years Ending:   as Reported   Stock Repurchase
 
2004
    $1.71       $1.65  
2003
    $1.69       $1.64  
2002
    $1.35       $1.35  
 
         On May 8, 2003, the Company’s newly formed subsidiary, Northrim Capital Trust 1, issued trust preferred securities in the principal amount of $8 million. These securities carry an interest rate of LIBOR plus 3.15% per annum that was initially set at 4.45% adjusted quarterly. The securities have a maturity date of May 15, 2033, and are callable by the Company on or after May  15, 2008. These securities are treated as Tier 1 capital by the Company’s regulators for capital adequacy calculations. The interest cost to the Company of the trust preferred securities was $375,000 in 2004. At December 31, 2004, the securities had an interest rate of 5.44%.
         Our shareholders’ equity at December 31, 2004, was $83.4 million, an $8.1 million, or 11%, increase from 2003. We are subject to minimum capital requirements. Federal banking agencies have adopted regulations establishing minimum requirements for the capital adequacy of banks and bank holding companies. The requirements address both risk-based capital and leverage capital. We believe as of December 31, 2004, that the Company and Northrim Bank met all applicable capital adequacy requirements.
         The FDIC has in place qualifications for banks to be classified as “well-capitalized.” As of December 15, 2004, the most recent notification from the FDIC categorized Northrim Bank as “well-capitalized.” There were no conditions or events since the FDIC notification that we believe have changed Northrim Bank’s classification.

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         The table below illustrates the capital requirements for the Company and the Bank and the actual capital ratios for each entity that exceed these requirements. The capital ratios for the Company exceed those for the Bank primarily because the $8 million trust preferred securities offering that the Company completed in the second quarter of 2003 is included in the Company’s capital for regulatory purposes although they are accounted for as a long-term debt in our financial statements. The trust preferred securities are not accounted for on the Bank’s financial statements nor are they included in its capital. As a result, the Company has $8 million more in regulatory capital than the Bank, which explains most of the difference in the capital ratios for the two entities.
                                 
 
December 31, 2004   Adequately -   Well -   Actual Ratio   Actual Ratio
    Capitalized   Capitalized   BHC   Bank
 
Tier 1 risk-based capital
    4.00%       6.00%       11.62%       10.18%  
Total risk-based capital
    8.00%       10.00%       12.87%       11.44%  
Leverage ratio
    4.00%       5.00%       10.72%       9.40%  
 
(See Note 19 of the Consolidated Financial Statements for a detailed discussion of the capital ratios.)
Effects of Inflation and Changing Prices
         The primary impact of inflation on our operations is increased operating costs. Unlike most industrial companies, virtually all the assets and liabilities of a financial institution are monetary in nature. As a result, interest rates generally have a more significant impact on a financial institution’s performance than the effects of general levels of inflation. Although interest rates do not necessarily move in the same direction or to the same extent as the prices of goods and services, increases in inflation generally have resulted in increased interest rates, which could affect the degree and timing of the repricing of our assets and liabilities.
Market for Common Stock
         Our common stock trades on the Nasdaq Stock Market under the symbol, “NRIM.” We are aware that large blocks of our stock are held in street name by brokerage firms. At December 31, 2004, the number of shareholders of record of our common stock was 208.
         Our initial public offering in 1990 sold 2.1 million shares at $4.30 per share. A secondary offering in 1992 sold 449,000 shares at $3.49 per share. Subsequent underwritten public offerings sold 1 million shares at $5.88 per share in 1993, and 2.1 million shares were sold at $9.43 in 1999. Amounts and per share prices have been restated to reflect stock splits and stock dividends where appropriate.
         We began paying regular cash dividends of $0.05 per share in the second quarter of 1996. In the second quarter of 2003, we increased the cash dividend to $0.095 per share. Cash dividends totaled $2.3 million, $2 million, and $1.2 million in 2004, 2003, and 2002, respectively. On January 6, 2005, the Board of Directors approved payment of a $0.095 per share dividend on February 4, 2005, to shareholders of record on January 24, 2005. The Company and the Bank are subject to restrictions on the payment of dividends pursuant to applicable federal and state banking regulations.
         The following are high and low sales prices as reported by Nasdaq. Prices do not include retail markups, markdowns or commissions. Prices have been adjusted for applicable stock dividends.
                                   
 
    First   Second   Third   Fourth
    Quarter   Quarter   Quarter   Quarter
 
2004
                               
 
High
    $25.64       $25.56       $21.85       $23.84  
 
Low
    $22.64       $18.65       $20.01       $21.83  
2003
                               
 
High
    $14.74       $18.16       $20.24       $24.00  
 
Low
    $12.85       $13.98       $17.41       $18.68  
 

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Recent Accounting Pronouncements
         In November 2004, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued Statement No. 151, Inventory Costs, which was an amendment of Accounting Research Bulletin (“ARB”) No. 43, Chapter 4, “Inventory Pricing” and clarifies the accounting for abnormal amounts of idle facility expense, freight, handling costs, and wasted material. The Company believes that the adoption of Statement No. 151 will have no impact on its financial statements.
         In December 2004, the FASB issued Statement No. 152, Accounting for Real Estate Time-Sharing Transactions, which is an amendment of FASB Statement No. 66, Accounting for Sales of Real Estate and references the financial accounting and reporting guidance for real estate time-sharing transactions that is provided in American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (“AICPA”) Statement of Position (SOP) 04-2, Accounting for Real Estate Time-Sharing Transactions. This Statement also amends FASB Statement No. 67, Accounting for Costs and Initial Rental Operations of Real Estate Projects, to state that the guidance for (a) incidental operations and (b) costs incurred to sell real estate projects does not apply to real estate time-sharing transactions. The Company believes that the adoption of Statement No. 152 will have no impact on its financial statements.
         In December 2004, the FASB issued Statement No. 153, Exchanges of Nonmonetary Assets, which is an amendment of Accounting Principles Board (“APB”) Opinion No. 29 and eliminates the exception to fair value for exchanges of similar productive assets and replaces it with a general exception for exchange transactions that do not have commercial substance and are not expected to result in significant changes in the cash flows of the reporting entity. The Company believes that the adoption of Statement No. 153 will have no impact on its financial statements.
         In December 2004, the FASB issued Statement No. 123, Share-Based Payment, which is a revision of FASB Statement No. 123, Accounting for Stock-Based Compensation. This Statement establishes standards for the accounting for transactions in which an entity exchanges its equity instruments for goods or services primarily in share-based payment transactions with its employees. This Statement supersedes the provisions of APB Opinion No. 25, Accounting for Stock Issued to Employees, and its related implementation guidance. In accordance with the provisions of this Statement, the Company will begin to expense the costs associated with its stock options in the third quarter of 2005.
Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosure About Market Risk
         Our results of operations depend substantially on our net interest income. Like most financial institutions, our interest income and cost of funds are affected by general economic conditions and by competition, and in addition, our community banking focus makes our results of operations particularly dependent on the Alaska economy.
         The purpose of asset/liability management is to provide stable net interest income growth by protecting our earnings from undue interest rate risk, which arises from volatile interest rates and changes in the balance sheet mix, and by managing the risk/return relationships between liquidity, interest rate risk, market risk, and capital adequacy. We maintain an asset/liability management policy that provides guidelines for controlling exposure to interest rate risk by setting a target range and minimum for the net interest margin and running simulation models under different interest rate scenarios to measure the risk to earnings over the next 12-month period.
         In order to control interest rate risk in a rising interest rate environment, our philosophy is to shorten the average maturity of the investment portfolio and emphasize the pricing of new loans on a floating rate basis in order to achieve a more asset sensitive position, therefore, allowing quicker repricings and maximizing net interest margin. Conversely, in a declining interest rate environment, our philosophy is to lengthen the average maturity of the investment portfolio and emphasize fixed rate loans, thereby becoming more liability sensitive. In each case, the goal is to exceed our targeted net interest margin range without exceeding earnings risk parameters.
         Our excess liquidity not needed for current operations has generally been invested in securities, primarily securities issued by governmental agencies. The securities portfolio contributes to our profits and plays an important part in the overall interest rate management. The primary tool used to manage interest rate risk is determination of mix, maturity, and repricing characteristics of the loan portfolios. The loan and securities portfolios must be used in combination with management of deposits and borrowing liabilities and other asset/liability techniques to actively manage the applicable components of the balance sheet. In doing so, we estimate our future needs, taking into consideration historical periods of high loan demand and low deposit balances, estimated loan and deposit increases, and estimated interest rate changes.
         Although analysis of interest rate gap (the difference between the repricing of interest-earning assets and interest-bearing liabilities during a given period of time) is one standard tool for the measurement of exposure to interest rate risk, we believe that because interest rate gap analysis does not address all factors that can affect earnings performance, such as early withdrawal of time deposits and prepayment of loans, it should not be used as the primary indictor of exposure to interest rate risk and the related volatility of net interest income in a changing interest rate environment. Interest rate gap analysis is primarily a measure of

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liquidity based upon the amount of change in principal amounts of assets and liabilities outstanding, as opposed to a measure of changes in the overall net interest margin.
         The following table sets forth the estimated maturity or repricing, and the resulting interest rate gap, of our interest-earning assets and interest-bearing liabilities at December 31, 2004. The amounts in the table are derived from internal data based upon regulatory reporting formats and, therefore, may not be wholly consistent with financial information appearing elsewhere in the audited financial statements that have been prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. The amounts shown below could also be significantly affected by external factors such as changes in prepayment assumptions, early withdrawals of deposits and competition.
                                               
 
    Estimated maturity or repricing at December 31, 2004
    0-3 months   4-12 months   1-5 years   M5 years   Total
 
    (In Thousands)
Interest-Earning Assets:
                                       
 
Money market investments
    $12,157       $—       $—       $—       $12,157  
 
Investment securities
    312       6,411       46,747       8,005       61,475  
 
Loans:
                                       
   
Commercial
    157,016       44,973       59,273       6,475       267,737  
   
Real estate construction
    87,505       31,478       3,890             122,873  
   
Real estate term
    70,743       52,184       124,815       4,616       252,358  
   
Real estate for sale
                             
   
Installment and other consumer
    11,749       3,270       10,715       12,432       38,166  
 
     
Total interest-earning assets
    $339,482       $138,316       $245,440       $31,528       $754,766  
     
Percent of total interest-earning assets
    45%       18%       33%       4%       100%  
 
Interest-Bearing Liabilities:
                                       
 
Interest-bearing demand accounts
    $59,933       $—       $—       $—       $59,933  
 
Money market accounts
    142,181                         142,181  
 
Savings accounts
    170,629                         170,629  
 
Certificates of deposit
    32,834       81,580       27,945             142,359  
 
FHLB advances
                      2,974       2,974  
 
Other borrowings
    3,504                         3,504  
 
Trust preferred securities
    8,000                         8,000  
 
     
Total interest-bearing liabilities
    $417,081       $81,580       $27,945       $2,974       $529,580  
     
Percent of total interest-bearing liabilities
    79%       15%       5%       1%       100%  
 
 
Interest sensitivity gap
    ($77,599)       $56,736       $217,495       $28,554       $225,186  
 
Cumulative interest sensitivity gap
    ($77,599)       ($20,863)       $196,632       $225,186          
 
Cumulative interest sensitivity gap as a percentage of total assets
    -10%       -3%       25%       28%          
 
         As stated previously, certain shortcomings, including those described below, are inherent in the method of analysis presented in the foregoing table. For example, although certain assets and liabilities may have similar maturities or periods to repricing, they may react in different degrees to changes in market interest rates. Also, the interest rates on certain types of assets and liabilities may fluctuate in advance of changes in market interest rates, while interest rates on other types may lag behind changes in market interest rates. Additionally, certain assets have features that restrict changes in their interest rates, both on a short-term basis and over the lives of the assets. Further, in the event of a change in market interest rates, prepayment and early withdrawal levels could deviate significantly from those assumed in calculating the tables as can the relationship of rates between different loan and deposit categories. Moreover, the ability of many borrowers to service their adjustable-rate debt may decrease in the event of an increase in market interest rates.
         We utilize a simulation model to monitor and manage interest rate risk within parameters established by our internal policy. The model projects the impact of a 100 basis point increase and a 100 basis point decrease, from prevailing interest rates, on the balance sheet over a period of 12 months. Generalized assumptions are made on how investment securities, classes of loans and various deposit products might respond to the interest rate changes. These assumptions are inherently uncertain, and as a

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result, the model cannot precisely estimate net interest income nor precisely predict the impact of higher or lower interest rates on net interest income. Actual results would differ from simulated results due to factors such as timing, magnitude and frequency of rate changes, customer reaction to rate changes, changes in market conditions and management strategies, among other factors.
         Based on the results of the simulation models at December 31, 2004, we expect an increase in net interest income of $641,000 and a decrease of $1.2 million in net interest income over a 12-month period, if interest rates decreased or increased an immediate 100 basis points, respectively. Due to the low level of interest rates, a drop of 100 basis points was unrealistic for some of the interest-bearing deposits since the Company is currently paying less than 100 basis points on some of those products. In these instances, interest rates were reduced less than 100 basis points.
Critical Accounting Estimates
         The preparation of financial statements in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles involves the use of estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets, liabilities, revenues, and expenses during the reporting period. Actual results could differ from those estimates.
         Our estimate for the loan loss reserve is based on our assessment of various factors affecting the loan portfolio, including a review of problem loans, business conditions, estimated collateral values, loss experience, credit concentrations, and an overall evaluation of the quality of the underlying collateral, and holding and disposal costs. While we believe that we have used the best information available to determine the allowance for loan losses, unforeseen market conditions and other events could result in adjustment to the allowance for loan losses, and net income could be significantly affected, if circumstances differed substantially from the assumptions used in making the final determination.
Controls and Procedures
Conclusion Regarding the Effectiveness of Disclosure Controls and Procedures
         As of the end of the period covered by this report, we evaluated the effectiveness of the design and operation of our disclosure controls and procedures. Our principal executive and financial officers supervised and participated in this evaluation. Based on this evaluation, our principal executive and financial officers each concluded that our disclosure controls and procedures are effective in timely alerting them to material information required to be included in our periodic reports to the Securities and Exchange Commission. The design of any system of controls is based in part upon various assumptions about the likelihood of future events, and there can be no assurance that any of our plans, products, services or procedures will succeed in achieving their intended goals under future conditions.
Management’s Report on Internal Control Over Financial Reporting
         Management of the Company is responsible for establishing and maintaining internal control over financial reporting as defined in Rules 13a-15(f) and 15(d)-15(f) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The Company’s internal control over financial reporting is designed to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.
         Because of its inherent limitations, internal control over financial reporting may not prevent or detect misstatements and can provide only reasonable assurance with respect to financial statement preparations and presentation. Also, projections of any evaluation of effectiveness to future periods are subject to the risk that controls may become inadequate because of changes in conditions, or that the degree of compliance with policies or procedures may deteriorate.
         Management assessed the effectiveness of the Company’s internal control over financial reporting as of December 31, 2004. In making this assessment management used the criteria set forth by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission in Internal Control — Integrated Framework.
         Based on our assessment and the criteria discussed above, management believes that, as of December 31, 2004, the Company maintained effective internal control over financial reporting.
         The Company’s registered public accounting firm has issued an attestation report on management’s assessment of the Company’s internal control over financial reporting. This report follows below.

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Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm
The Board of Directors of
Northrim BanCorp, Inc.:
We have audited management’s assessment, included in the accompanying Management’s Report on Internal Control Over Financial Reporting, that Northrim BanCorp, Inc. and subsidiaries (the Company) maintained effective internal control over financial reporting as of December 31, 2004, based on criteria established in Internal Control — Integrated Framework issued by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO). The Company’s management is responsible for maintaining effective internal control over financial reporting and for its assessment of the effectiveness of internal control over financial reporting. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on management’s assessment and an opinion on the effectiveness of the Company’s internal control over financial reporting based on our audit.
We conducted our audit in accordance with the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States). Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether effective internal control over financial reporting was maintained in all material respects. Our audit included obtaining an understanding of internal control over financial reporting, evaluating management’s assessment, testing and evaluating the design and operating effectiveness of internal control, and performing such other procedures as we considered necessary in the circumstances. We believe that our audit provides a reasonable basis for our opinion.
A company’s internal control over financial reporting is a process designed to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. A company’s internal control over financial reporting includes those policies and procedures that (1) pertain to the maintenance of records that, in reasonable detail, accurately and fairly reflect the transactions and dispositions of the assets of the company; (2) provide reasonable assurance that transactions are recorded as necessary to permit preparation of financial statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, and that receipts and expenditures of the company are being made only in accordance with authorizations of management and directors of the company; and (3) provide reasonable assurance regarding prevention or timely detection of unauthorized acquisition, use, or disposition of the company’s assets that could have a material effect on the financial statements.
Because of its inherent limitations, internal control over financial reporting may not prevent or detect misstatements. Also, projections of any evaluation of effectiveness to future periods are subject to the risk that controls may become inadequate because of changes in conditions, or that the degree of compliance with the policies or procedures may deteriorate.
In our opinion, management’s assessment that Northrim BanCorp, Inc. and subsidiaries maintained effective internal control over financial reporting as of December 31, 2004, is fairly stated, in all material respects, based on criteria established in Internal Control — Integrated Framework issued by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO). Also, in our opinion, Northrim BanCorp, Inc. and subsidiaries maintained, in all material respects, effective internal control over financial reporting as of December 31, 2004, based on criteria established in Internal Control — Integrated Framework issued by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO).
We also have audited, in accordance with the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States), the consolidated balance sheets of Northrim BanCorp, Inc. and subsidiaries as of December 31, 2004 and 2003, and the related consolidated statements of income, changes in shareholders’ equity and comprehensive income, and cash flows for each of the years in the three-year period ended December 31, 2004, and our report dated February 18, 2005 expressed an unqualified opinion on those consolidated financial statements.
KPMG LLC SIGNATURE
/s/ KPMG LLP
Anchorage, Alaska
February 18, 2005

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Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm
The Board of Directors of
Northrim BanCorp, Inc.:
We have audited the accompanying consolidated balance sheets of Northrim BanCorp, Inc. and subsidiaries (the Company) as of December 31, 2004 and 2003, and the related consolidated statements of income, changes in shareholders’ equity and comprehensive income, and cash flows for each of the years in the three-year period ended December 31, 2004. These consolidated financial statements are the responsibility of the Company’s management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these consolidated financial statements based on our audits.
We conducted our audits in accordance with the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States). Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free of material misstatement. An audit includes examining, on a test basis, evidence supporting the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. An audit also includes assessing the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall financial statement presentation. We believe that our audits provide a reasonable basis for our opinion.
In our opinion, the consolidated financial statements referred to above present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of Northrim BanCorp, Inc. and subsidiaries as of December 31, 2004 and 2003, and the results of their operations and their cash flows for each of the years in the three-year period ended December 31, 2004, in conformity with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles.
We also have audited, in accordance with the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States), the effectiveness of Northrim BanCorp, Inc.’s internal control over financial reporting as of December 31, 2004, based on criteria established in Internal Control — Integrated Framework issued by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO), and our report dated February 18, 2005 expressed an unqualified opinion on management’s assessment of, and the effective operation of, internal control over financial reporting.
KPMG LLC SIGNATURE
/s/ KPMG LLP
Anchorage, Alaska
February 18, 2005

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Consolidated Financial Statements
NORTHRIM BANCORP, INC.
Consolidated Balance Sheets
December 31, 2004 and 2003
 
                       
    2004   2003
 
    (In Thousands Except Share Amounts)
Assets
               
 
Cash and due from banks (Note 2)
    $18,936       $31,298  
 
Money market investments (Note 3)
    12,157       5,597  
 
Investment securities held to maturity (Note 4)
    724       945  
 
Investment securities available for sale (Note 4)
    59,449       70,717  
 
Investment in Federal Home Loan Bank stock (Note 4)
    1,302       1,546  
 
     
Total Long-term Investments
    61,475       73,208  
 
Real estate loans for sale (Note 5)
          1,395  
 
Portfolio loans (Note 5)
    678,269       599,724  
 
     
Total Loans
    678,269       601,119  
 
Allowance for loan losses (Note 6)
    (10,764)       (10,186)  
 
     
Net Loans
    667,505       590,933  
 
Premises and equipment, net (Note 7)
    10,583       11,107  
 
Accrued interest receivable
    3,678       3,300  
 
Intangible assets (Notes 1 and 8)
    6,634       7,002  
 
Other assets (Notes 1 and 8)
    19,758       16,124  
 
     
Total Assets
    $800,726       $738,569  
 
Liabilities
               
 
Deposits:
               
   
Demand
    $183,959       $179,461  
   
Interest-bearing demand
    59,933       56,312  
   
Savings
    170,629       109,740  
   
Money market
    142,181       137,657  
   
Certificates of deposit less than $100,000 (Note 9)
    59,872       66,913  
   
Certificates of deposit greater than $100,000 (Note 9)
    82,487       96,114  
 
     
Total Deposits
    699,061       646,197  
 
Borrowings (Note 10)
    6,478       5,143  
 
Trust preferred securities (Note 11)
    8,000       8,000  
 
Other liabilities
    3,829       3,944  
 
     
Total Liabilities
    717,368       663,284  
 
Shareholders’ Equity (Note 16 and 17) 
               
 
Common stock, $1 par value, 10,000,000 shares authorized,
6,089,120 and 6,050,359 shares issued and outstanding
at December 31, 2004 and 2003, respectively
    6,089       6,050  
 
Additional paid-in capital
    45,876       45,615  
 
Retained earnings
    31,389       22,997  
 
Accumulated other comprehensive income-
net unrealized gains on available for sale investment securities
    4       623  
 
     
Total Shareholders’ Equity
    83,358       75,285  
 
 
Commitments and contingencies (Notes 2, 4, 10, 15, 18, 19, and 22)
               
 
     
Total Liabilities and Shareholders’ Equity
    $800,726       $738,569  
 
See accompanying notes to the consolidated financial statements.

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NORTHRIM BANCORP, INC.
Consolidated Statements of Income
Years Ended December 31, 2004, 2003 and 2002
 
                             
    2004   2003   2002
 
     (In Thousands Except Per Share Amounts)
Interest Income
                       
 
Interest and fees on loans
    $45,898       $42,945       $40,835  
 
Interest on investment securities-assets available for sale (Note 4)
    2,400       2,724       3,512  
 
Interest on investment securities-held to maturity (Note 4)
    92       143       218  
 
Interest on money market investments
    164       136       269  
 
   
Total Interest Income
    48,554       45,948       44,834  
 
Interest Expense
                       
 
Interest expense on deposits and borrowings (Note 12)
    7,283       6,681       10,164  
 
   
Net Interest Income
    41,271       39,267       34,670  
 
Provision for loan losses (Note 6)
    1,601       3,567       3,095  
 
   
Net Interest Income After Provision for Loan Losses
    39,670       35,700       31,575  
 
Other Operating Income
                       
 
Service charges on deposit accounts
    1,718       1,805       1,687  
 
Equity in earnings from RML Holding Company
    438       2,785       1,917  
 
Equity in loss from Elliott Cove
    (457)       (554)       (239)  
 
Other income
    2,093       2,053       1,834  
 
   
Total Other Operating Income
    3,792       6,089       5,199  
 
 
Other Operating Expense
                       
 
Salaries and other personnel expense
    15,708       14,180       13,023  
 
Occupancy, net
    2,130       2,000       2,040  
 
Equipment expense
    1,372       1,504       1,405  
 
Marketing expense
    1,201       1,205       1,136  
 
Intangible asset amortization expense
    368       368       368  
 
Other expense
    5,756       5,471       5,089  
 
   
Total Other Operating Expense
    26,535       24,728       23,061  
 
   
Income Before Income Taxes
    16,927       17,061       13,713  
 
Provision for income taxes (Note 13)
    6,227       6,516       5,171  
 
   
Net Income
    $10,700       $10,545       $8,542  
 
 
   
Earnings Per Share, Basic
    $1.76       $1.76       $1.40  
 
   
Earnings Per Share, Diluted
    $1.71       $1.69       $1.35  
 
   
Weighted Average Shares Outstanding, Basic
    6,079,315       6,000,273       6,112,144  
 
   
Weighted Average Shares Outstanding, Diluted
    6,270,615       6,225,889       6,317,910  
 
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NORTHRIM BANCORP, INC.
Consolidated Statements of Changes in
Shareholders’ Equity and Comprehensive Income
Years Ended December 31, 2004, 2003 and 2002
                                                     
 
    Common stock       Accumulated    
        Additional       other    
    Number   Par   paid-in   Retained   comprehensive    
    of shares   value   capital   earnings   income   Total
 
    (In   Thousands)
Balance as of December 31, 2001
    6,107     $ 6,107     $ 47,023       $7,140       $521     $ 60,791  
Cash dividend
                      (1,222)             (1,222)  
Exercise of Stock Options
    57       57       377                   434  
Treasury stock buy-back
    (69)       (69)       (786)                   (855)  
Comprehensive income:
                                               
 
Change in unrealized holding (gain/loss) on available for sale investment securities, net of related income tax effect
                            683       683  
Net Income
                      8,542             8,542  
                                     
   
Total Comprehensive Income
                                            9,225  
 
Balance as of December 31, 2002
    6,095     $ 6,095     $ 46,614       $14,460       $1,204     $ 68,373  
Cash dividend
                      (2,008)             (2,008)  
Exercise of Stock Options
    111       111       1,064                   1,175  
Treasury stock buy-back
    (156)       (156)       (2,063)                   (2,219)  
Comprehensive income:
                                               
 
Change in unrealized holding (gain/loss) on available for sale investment securities, net of related income tax effect
                            (581)       (581)  
Net Income
                      10,545             10,545  
                                     
   
Total Comprehensive Income
                                            9,964  
 
Balance as of December 31, 2003
    6,050     $ 6,050     $ 45,615       $22,997       $623     $ 75,285  
Cash dividend
                      (2,308)             (2,308)  
Exercise of Stock Options
    39       39       261                   300  
Comprehensive income:
                                               
 
Change in unrealized holding (gain/loss) on available for sale investment securities, net of related income tax effect
                            (619)       (619)  
Net Income
                      10,700             10,700  
                                     
   
Total Comprehensive Income
                                            10,081  
 
Balance as of December 31, 2004
    6,089     $ 6,089     $ 45,876       $31,389       $4     $ 83,358  
 
See accompanying notes to the consolidated financial statements.

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NORTHRIM BANCORP, INC.
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
Years Ended December 31, 2004, 2003 and 2002
 
                               
    2004   2003   2002
 
    (In Thousands)
Operating Activities:
                       
   
Net income
    $10,700       $10,545       $8,542  
Adjustments to Reconcile Net Income to Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities:                        
 
Security (gains), net
    (151)       (310)       (113)  
 
Depreciation and amortization of premises and equipment
    1,142       1,220       1,141  
 
Amortization of software
    558       451       400  
 
Intangible asset amortization
    368       368       368  
 
Amortization of investment security premium, net of discount accretion
    151       266       187  
 
Deferred tax (benefit)
    (1,260)       (1,738)       (1,264)  
 
Deferral of loan fees and costs, net
    163       49       420  
 
Gain on sale of building
          (12)       (12)  
 
Provision for loan losses
    1,601       3,567       3,095  
 
Equity in earnings from RML
    (438)       (2,785)       (1,917)  
 
Equity in loss from Elliott Cove
    457       554       239  
 
(Increase) decrease in accrued interest receivable
    (378)       (108)       278  
 
(Increase) in other assets
    (2,385)       (525)       (766)  
 
Increase (decrease) of other liabilities
    (115)       848       85  
 
     
Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities
    10,413       12,390       10,683  
 
Investing Activities:
                       
 
Investment in securities:
                       
   
Purchases of investment securities—Available-for-sale
    (28,341)       (52,966)       (96,120)  
   
Proceeds from sales/maturities of securities—Available-for-sale
    38,559       59,532       92,611  
   
Proceeds from maturities of securities—Held-to-maturity
    220       335       551  
 
Investment in Federal Home Loan Bank stock, net
    244       228       886  
 
Investments in loans:
                       
   
Sales of loans and loan participations
    20,036       148,376       102,274  
   
Loans made, net of repayments
    (98,373)       (216,411)       (156,941)  
 
Investment in Elliott Cove
    (250)       (375)       (375)  
 
Investment in Related Corporate Partners
          (2,956)        
 
Purchases of premises and equipment
    (618)       (1,846)       (5,745)  
 
     
Net Cash Used by Investing Activities
    (68,523)       (66,083)       (62,859)  
 
Financing Activities:
                       
 
Increase in deposits
    52,864       19,782       75,808  
 
Increase (decrease) in borrowings
    1,335       (1,222)       683  
 
Loan to Elliott Cove
    (250)       (350)       (125)  
 
Proceeds from issuance of common stock
    300       1,175       434  
 
Proceeds from issuance of trust preferred securities
          8,000        
 
Repurchase of common stock
          (2,219)       (855)  
 
Dividends received from RML
    367       1,850       1,161  
 
Cash dividends paid
    (2,308)       (2,008)       (1,222)  
 
     
Net Cash Provided by Financing Activities
    52,308       25,008       75,884  
 
     
Net Increase (Decrease) by Cash and Cash Equivalents
    (5,802)       (28,685)       23,708  
 
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period
    36,895       65,580       41,872  
 
 
Cash and Cash Equivalents at End of Year
    $31,093       $36,895       $65,580  
 
Supplemental Information:
                       
 
Income taxes paid
    $6,825       $7,900       $6,400  
 
Interest paid
    $7,766       $6,851       $10,636  
 
Conversion of Elliott Cove loan to equity
    $625       $—       $—  
 
See accompanying notes to the consolidated financial statements.

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Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements
NOTE 1 — Organization and Summary of Significant Accounting Policies
         Northrim BanCorp, Inc. (the “Company”) is a bank holding company whose subsidiaries are Northrim Bank (the “Bank”), which serves Anchorage, Eagle River, the Matanuska Valley, Fairbanks, Alaska, and the Pacific Northwest through its Northwest Funding Services division; Northrim Investment Services Company (“NISC”) which holds the Company’s interest in Elliott Cove Capital Management LLC (“Elliott Cove”), an investment advisory services company, and Northrim Capital Trust 1 (“NCT1”), an entity that was formed to facilitate a trust preferred securities offering by the Company. The Company is regulated by the State of Alaska and the Federal Reserve Board. The Company was incorporated in Alaska, and its primary market areas include Anchorage, the Matanuska Valley, and Fairbanks, Alaska, where the majority of its lending and deposit activities have been with Alaska businesses and individuals.
         Effective December 31, 2001, Northrim Bank became a wholly-owned subsidiary of a new bank holding company, Northrim BanCorp, Inc. The Bank’s shareholders agreed to exchange their ownership in the Bank for the ownership in the Company. The ownership interests in the Company are the same as the ownership interests in the Bank prior to the exchange. The exchange has been accounted for similar to a pooling of interests.
         The Bank formed a wholly-owned subsidiary, Northrim Capital Investments Co. (“NCIC”), in 1998. This subsidiary owns a 24% profit interest in Residential Mortgage Holding Company LLC (“RML Holding Company”), a residential mortgage holding company that owns two mortgage companies, Residential Mortgage LLC (“RML”) and Pacific Alaska Mortgage (“PAM”). These mortgage companies have branches throughout Alaska. The Company accounts for RML Holding Company using the equity method.
Estimates and Assumptions: In preparing the financial statements, management is required to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities as of the date of the balance sheet and revenue and expenses for the period and the disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. Actual results could differ from those estimates.
Cash and Cash Equivalents: For purposes of reporting cash flows, cash and cash equivalents include cash on hand, amounts due from banks, interest-bearing balances with other banks, money market investments including interest-bearing balances with the FHLB, banker’s acceptances, commercial paper, securities purchased under agreement to resell, and federal funds sold.
Investment Securities: Securities available-for-sale are stated at fair value with unrealized holding gains and losses, net of tax, excluded from earnings and are reported as a net amount in a separate component of other comprehensive income. The gain or loss on available-for-sale securities sold is determined on a specific identification basis.
         Held-to-maturity securities are stated at cost, adjusted for amortization of premium and accretion of discount on a level-yield basis. The Company has the ability and intent to hold these securities to maturity.
Loans and Loan Fees: Loans are carried at their principal amount outstanding, adjusted for the net of unamortized fees and related direct loan origination costs. Interest income on loans is accrued and recognized on the principal amount outstanding except for those loans in a non-accrual status. Loans are placed on non-accrual when management believes serious doubt exists as to the collectibility of the interest. Cash payments received on non-accrual loans are directly applied to the principal balance. Loan origination fees received in excess of direct origination costs are deferred and amortized by a method approximating the level-yield method over the life of the loan.
Allowance for Loan Losses: The allowance for loan losses is a management estimate of the reserve necessary to absorb probable losses in the Company’s loan portfolio. In determining the adequacy of the allowance, management evaluates prevailing economic conditions, results of regular examinations and evaluations of the quality of the loan portfolio by external parties, actual loan loss experience, the extent of existing risks in the loan portfolio and other pertinent factors. Future additions to the allowance may be necessary based on changes in economic conditions and other factors used in evaluating the loan portfolio. Additionally, various regulatory agencies, as an integral part of their examination process, periodically review the allowance for loan losses. Such agencies may require additions to the allowance based on their judgments of information available to them at the time of their examination.
         The allowance for impaired loans is based on discounted cash flows using the loan’s initial effective interest rate or the fair value of the collateral for certain collateral dependent loans.
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shorter of the lease term or the estimated useful lives of the assets, ranging from three years for vehicles to 10 years for leasehold improvements. Maintenance and repairs are charged to current operations, while renewals and betterments are capitalized.
Intangible Assets: As part of an acquisition of branches from Bank of America in 1999, the Company recorded $6.9 million of goodwill and $2.9 million of core deposit intangible. In accordance with Statements of Financial Accounting Standards (SFAS) No. 142 “Goodwill and Other Intangible Assets,” management reviewed the goodwill asset for impairment at January 11, 2005, and determined that it was not impaired. In accordance with SFAS 142, as of January 1, 2002, the Company no longer amortizes goodwill but periodically tests it for impairment. The core deposit intangible has an estimated life of eight years, and the Company will continue to amortize it.
Other Assets: Other assets include purchased software and prepaid expenses. These assets are carried at amortized cost and are amortized using the straight-line method over their estimated useful life. Also included in other assets is the deferred tax asset and the Company’s investment in RML Holding Company, Elliott Cove, and Related Corporate Partners XXII, L.P., (“RCP”), a Delaware limited partnership that develops low-income housing projects throughout the United States. The Company purchased a $3 million interest in RCP in January of 2003.
Other Real Estate: Other real estate represents properties acquired through foreclosure or its equivalent. Prior to foreclosure, the carrying value is adjusted to the lower of cost or fair market value of the real estate to be acquired by a charge to the allowance for loan loss. Any subsequent reduction in the carrying value is charged against earnings.
Advertising: Advertising, promotion and marketing costs are expensed as incurred. For the periods ending December 31, 2004, 2003, and 2002, the Company reported total expenses of $1.2 million, $1.2 million, and $1.1 million, respectively.
Income Taxes: The Company uses the asset and liability method of accounting for income taxes. Under the asset and liability method, deferred income taxes are recognized for the future consequences attributable to differences between the financial statement carrying amounts of existing assets and liabilities and their respective tax bases. Deferred tax assets and liabilities are measured using enacted tax rates expected to apply to taxable income in the years in which those temporary differences are expected to be recovered or settled. The effect on deferred taxes of a change in tax rates is recognized in income in the period that includes the enactment date.
Earnings Per Share: Earnings per share is calculated using the weighted average number of shares and dilutive common stock equivalents outstanding during the period. Stock options, as described in Note 17, are considered to be common stock equivalents. Incremental shares were 191,300, 225,616, and 205,766 for 2004, 2003, and 2002, respectively. All shares for calculating earnings per share have been adjusted to reflect stock dividends.
Stock Option Plans: The Company accounts for its stock option plans in accordance with the provisions of Accounting Principles Board (“APB”) Opinion No. 25, “Accounting for Stock Issued to Employees,” and related interpretations. As such, compensation expense would be recorded on the date of grant only if the current market price of the underlying stock exceeded the exercise price. FASB Statement No. 123, “Share Based-Payment”, a revision of FASB 123 “Accounting for Stock-Based Compensation” establishes accounting and disclosure requirements using a fair-value-based method of accounting for stock stock-based employee compensation plans. As permitted by existing accounting standards, the Company has elected to continue to apply the intrinsic-value-based method of accounting described above, and has adopted only the disclosure requirements of Statement 123, as amended. In addition, the Company will begin to expense costs associated with its stock options in the third quarter of 2005 as required by the revision of FASB Statement No. 123.
Comprehensive Income: Comprehensive income consists of net income and net unrealized gains (losses) on securities after tax effect and is presented in the consolidated statements of shareholders’ equity and comprehensive income.
Reclassifications: Certain reclassifications have been made to prior year amounts to maintain consistency with the current year with no impact on net earnings or total shareholders’ equity.
Segments: The Company has identified only one reportable segment.
Geographic Concentration and Alaska Economy: The Company’s growth and operations depend upon the economic conditions of Alaska and the specific markets it serves. The economy in Alaska is dependent upon the natural resources industries, in particular oil production, as well as tourism, government, and U.S. military spending. Approximately 45% of the Alaska economy is generated from the oil industry, and approximately 80% of the Alaska state government is funded through various taxes and royalties on the oil industry. Any significant changes in the Alaska economy and the markets the Company serves eventually could have a positive or negative impact on the Company.
Consolidation Policy: The consolidated financial statements include the financial information for Northrim Bank and Northrim BanCorp, Inc. All intercompany balances have been eliminated in consolidation. The Company accounts for its investments in RML Holding Company and Elliott Cove using the equity method.

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NOTE 2 — Cash and Due from Banks
         The Company is required to maintain a $500,000 minimum average daily balance with the Federal Reserve Bank for purposes of settling financial transactions and charges for Federal Reserve Bank services. The Company is also required to maintain cash balances or deposits with the Federal Reserve Bank sufficient to meet its statutory reserve requirements. The average reserve requirement for the maintenance period, which included December 31, 2004, was $0.
NOTE 3 — Money Market Investments
         Money market investment balances are as follows:
                   
 
December 31,   2004   2003
 
    (In Thousands)
Domestic CD
    $—       $95  
Interest bearing deposits at Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLB)
    12,157       5,502  
 
 
Total
    $12,157       $5,597  
 
         All money market investments had next day maturity.
NOTE 4 — Investment Securities
         The carrying values and approximate market values of investment securities are presented below:
                                     
 
    Gross   Gross    
    Amortized   Unrealized   Unrealized   Market
    Cost   Gains   Losses   Value
 
    (In Thousands)
2004:
                               
Securities Available for Sale
                               
 
U.S. Treasury
    $5,503       $—       $22       $5,481  
 
U.S. Agency
    53,628       180       152       53,656  
 
Mortgage-backed Securities
    311       1             312  
 
   
Total
    $59,442       $181       $174       $59,449  
 
Securities Held to Maturity
                               
 
Municipal Securities
    $724       $47       $—       $771  
 
Federal Home Loan Bank Stock
    $1,302       $—       $—       $1,302  
 
2003:
                               
Securities Available for Sale
                               
 
U.S. Treasury
    $498       $2       $—       $500  
 
U.S. Agency
    68,742       1,067       12       69,797  
 
Mortgage-backed Securities
    418       2             420  
 
   
Total
    $69,658       $1,071       $12       $70,717  
 
Securities Held to Maturity
                               
 
Municipal Securities
    $945       $66       $—       $1,011  
 
Federal Home Loan Bank Stock
    $1,546       $—       $—       $1,546  
 

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         Gross unrealized losses on investment securities and the fair value of the related securities, aggregated by investment category and length of time that individual securities have been in a continuous unrealized loss position, at December 31, 2004 were as follows:
                                                     
 
    Less Than 12 Months   More Than 12 Months   Total
 
    Unrealized       Unrealized       Unrealized
    Fair Value   Losses   Fair Value   Losses   Fair Value   Losses
 
    (In Thousands )
2004
                                               
 
U.S. Treasury
    $5,481       $22       $—       $—       $5,481       $22  
 
U.S. Agency
    33,726       152                   33,726       152  
 
Mortgage-backed Securities
                                   
 
   
Total
    $39,207       $174       $—       $—       $39,207       $174  
 
 
2003
                                               
 
U.S. Treasury
    $—       $—       $—       $—       $—       $—  
 
U.S. Agency
    7,980       12                   7,980       12  
 
Mortgage-backed Securities
                                   
 
   
Total
    $7,980       $12       $—       $—       $7,980       $12  
 
         The unrealized losses on investments in U.S. Treasury and U.S. Agency securities were caused by interest rate increases. At December 31, 2004, there were twelve of these securities in an unrealized loss position of $174,000. The contractual terms of these investments do not permit the issuer to settle the securities at a price less than the amortized cost of the investment. Because the Company has the ability and intent to hold these investments until a market price recovery or maturity, these investments are not considered other-than-temporarily impaired.
         The amortized cost and market values of debt securities at December 31, 2004, are distributed by contractual maturity as shown below. Expected maturities may differ from contractual maturities because borrowers may have the right to call or prepay obligations with or without call or prepayment penalties.
                                                     
 
    Within   1-5   5-10   Due After   Amortized   Market
    1 Year   Years   Years   10 Years   Cost   Value
 
    (In Thousands)
Securities Available for Sale
                                               
 
U.S. Treasury
    $499       $5,004       $—       $—       $5,503       $5,481  
 
U.S. Agency
    6,057       41,580       5,991             53,628       53,656  
 
Mortgage-backed Securities
                      311       311       312  
 
   
Total
    $6,556       $46,584       $5,991       $311       $59,442       $59,449  
 
   
Weighted Average Yield
    4.76%       3.78%       4.75%       4.48%       3.99%        
 
Securities Held to Maturity
                                               
 
Municipal Securities
    $65       $285       $245       $129       $724       $771  
 
   
Weighted Average Yield
    3.57%       4.18%       4.64%       5.11%       4.45%        
 

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         The proceeds and resulting gains and losses, computed using specific identification, from sales of investment securities are as follows:
                           
 
    Gross   Gross
    Proceeds   Gains   Losses
 
    (In Thousands)
2004 Available-for-Sale Securities
    $3,789       $151       $—  
 
Held-to-Maturity Securities
    $—       $—       $—  
2003 Available-for-Sale Securities
    $17,379       $310       $—  
 
Held-to-Maturity Securities
    $—       $—       $—  
2002 Available-for-Sale Securities
    $6,367       $113       $—  
 
Held-to-Maturity Securities
    $—       $—       $—  
 
         The Company pledged $31.2 million and $16.8 million of investment securities at December 31, 2004, and 2003, respectively, as collateral for public deposits and borrowings.
         A summary of taxable interest income on available for sale investment securities is as follows:
                           
 
December 31,   2004   2003   2002
 
    (In Thousands)
U.S. Treasury
    $67       $37       $135  
U.S. Agency
    2,319       2,666       3,336  
Other
    14       21       41  
 
 
 
Total
    $2,400       $2,724       $3,512  
 
         Included in investment securities is a required investment in stock of the FHLB. The amount of the required investment is based on the Company’s capital stock and lending activity, and amounted to $1.3 million and $1.5 million in 2004 and 2003, respectively.
NOTE 5 — Loans
         The composition of the loan portfolio is presented below:
                     
 
December 31,   2004   2003
 
    (In Thousands)
Commercial
    $267,737       $220,774  
Real estate construction
    122,873       102,311  
Real estate term
    252,358       239,545  
Real estate loans for sale
          1,395  
Installment and other consumer
    38,166       39,796  
 
 
Sub-total
    681,134       603,821  
Less: Unearned purchase discount
    (44)       (44)  
   
Unearned origination fees, net of origination costs
    (2,821)       (2,658)  
 
 
Total loans
    678,269       601,119  
Allowance for loan losses
    (10,764)       (10,186)  
 
 
Net Loans
    $667,505       $590,933  
 

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         The Company’s primary market areas are Anchorage, the Matanuska Valley, and Fairbanks, Alaska, where the majority of its lending has been with Alaska businesses and individuals. At December 31, 2004, approximately 72% and 26% of the Company’s loans are secured by real estate, or for general commercial uses, including professional, retail, and small businesses, respectively. Substantially all of these loans are collateralized and repayment is expected from the borrowers’ cash flow or, secondarily, the collateral. The Company’s exposure to credit loss, if any, is the outstanding amount of the loan if the collateral is proved to be of no value.
         Nonaccrual loans totaled $5.9 million and $7.4 million at December 31, 2004, and 2003, respectively. Interest income which would have been earned on non-accrual loans for 2004, 2003, and 2002 amounted to $658,000, $690,000, and $480,000, respectively. There are no commitments to lend additional funds to borrowers whose loans are in a non-accrual status or are troubled debt restructurings.
         At December 31, 2004, and 2003, the recorded investment in loans that are considered to be impaired was $6.7 million and $13.2 million, respectively, (of which $5.4 million and $5.5 million, respectively, were on a non-accrual basis). A specific allowance of $357,000 was established for the $6.7 million of impaired loans. The average recorded investment in impaired loans during the years ended December 31, 2004, and 2003, was approximately $7.3 million and $14.9 million, respectively. For the years ended December 31, 2004, 2003, and 2002, the Company recognized interest income on these impaired loans of $117,000, $734,000, and $177,000, respectively, which was recognized using the cash basis method of income recognition.
         At December 31, 2004, and 2003, there were no loans pledged as collateral to secure public deposits.
         At December 31, 2004, and 2003, the Company serviced $79.6 million and $79.5 million of loans, respectively, which had been sold to various investors without recourse.
         Maturities and sensitivity of accrual loans to changes in interest rates are as follows:
                                   
 
December 31,   Maturity
 
    Within       Over    
    1 Year   1-5 Years   5 Years   Total
 
    (In Thousands)
Commercial
    $135,476       $81,231       $46,378       $263,085  
Construction
    116,612       2,648       3,546       122,806  
Real estate term
    59,697       55,510       135,994       251,201  
Installment and other consumer
    1,426       6,728       30,012       38,166  
 
 
Total
    $313,211       $146,117       $215,930       $675,258  
 
Fixed interest rate
    $165,791       $59,706       $44,826       $270,323  
Floating interest rate
    147,420       86,411       171,104       404,935  
 
 
Total
    $313,211       $146,117       $215,930       $675,258  
 
         Certain directors, and companies of which directors are principal owners, have loan and other transactions such as insurance placement and architectural fees with the Company. Such transactions are made on substantially the same terms, including interest rates and collateral required, as those prevailing for similar transactions of unrelated parties. An analysis of the loan transactions follows:
                 
 
    2004   2003
 
    (In Thousands)
Balance, beginning of the year
    $4,025       $6,490  
Loans made
    10,349       8,233  
Repayments
    11,242       10,698  
 
Balance, end of year
    $3,132       $4,025  
 
         The Company’s unfunded loan commitments to these directors or their related interests on December 31, 2004, and 2003, were $2.5 million and $3.1 million, respectively.

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NOTE 6 — Allowance for Loan Losses
         The following is a detail of the allowance for loan losses:
                 
 
December 31,   2004   2003   2002
 
    (In Thousands)
Balance, beginning of the year
  $10,186   $8,476   $7,200
Provision charged to operations
  1,601   3,567   3,095
Charge-offs:
           
 
Commercial
  (1,387)   (2,067)   (1,791)
 
Real estate
    (127)   (67)
 
Consumer
  (84)   (91)   (257)
 
   
Total Charge-offs
  (1,471)   (2,285)   (2,115)
 
Recoveries:
           
 
Commercial
  200   279   168
 
Construction
  185    
 
Real estate
    111   48
 
Consumer
  63   38   80
 
   
Total Recoveries
  448   428   296
 
Charge-offs net of recoveries
  (1,023)   (1,857)   (1,819)
 
Balance, End of Year
  $10,764   $10,186   $8,476
 
NOTE 7 — Premises and Equipment
         The following summarizes the components of premises and equipment:
               
 
December 31,   Useful Life   2004   2003
 
    (In Thousands)
Land
      $1,443   $1,453
Vehicle
  3 years   61   61
Furniture and equipment
  5-7 years   8,660   8,267
Tenant improvements
  2-11 years   4,025   3,904
Buildings
  30 years   6,848   6,838
 
 
Total Premises and Equipment
      21,037   20,523
Accumulated depreciation and amortization
      (10,454)   (9,416)
 
 
Total Premises and Equipment, Net
      $10,583   $11,107
 
         During 1991, the Company purchased the building in which it operates and simultaneously sold the building to a partnership, in which three of the Company’s directors had an approximate 54% ownership interest. The net gain on the sale of the building, $176,000, was being amortized over the lease term; approximately $12,000 was recognized in 2003, and 2002, respectively.

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NOTE 8 — Other Assets
         A summary of intangible assets and other assets is as follows:
           
 
December 31,   2004   2003
 
    (In Thousands)
Intangible assets
       
 
Goodwill
  $5,735   $5,735
 
Core deposits intangible
  899   1,267
 
 
Total
  $6,634   $7,002
 
Prepaid expenses
  $543   $395
Software
  816   1,043
Deferred taxes, net
  7,673   5,981
Loan to Elliott Cove
  100   475
Investment in Elliott Cove
  375   (43)
Investment in RML Holding Company
  4,191   4,120
Investment in Related Corporate Partners
  2,720   2,956
Other assets
  3,340   1,197
 
 
Total
  $19,758   $16,124
 
         As part of the acquisition of branches from Bank of America in 1999, the Company recorded goodwill and a core deposit intangible (“CDI”). The CDI is net of accumulated amortization of $2,044,000 and $1,676,000 for the periods ending December 31, 2004, and 2003, respectively. The Company intends to continue amortizing the CDI for the remainder of its useful life.
         The Company owns a 47% equity interest in Elliott Cove through its wholly-owned subsidiary, NISC. Elliott Cove began active operations in the fourth quarter of 2002 and has had start-up losses since that time as it continues to build its assets under management. In July of 2003, the Company made a commitment to loan $625,000 to Elliott Cove. The amount loaned on this commitment at December 31, 2003 was $475,000. In the second quarter of 2004, the Company converted the loan into an additional equity interest in Elliott Cove. At the time of the conversion, the amount outstanding on this loan was $625,000. During the first, second, and third quarters of 2004, other investors made additional investments in Elliott Cove. In addition, the Company made a separate commitment to loan Elliott Cove $500,000. The balance outstanding on this commitment at December 31, 2004 was $100,000. Finally, in the third quarter of 2004, the Company made an additional $250,000 investment in Elliott Cove. As a result of the additional investments in Elliott Cove by other investors and the Company’s conversion of its $625,000 loan and its additional investment, its interest in Elliott Cove increased from 43% to 47% between December 31, 2003 and December 31, 2004.
         RML was formed in 1998 and has offices throughout Alaska. During the third quarter of 2004, RML reorganized and became a wholly-owned subsidiary of a newly formed holding company, RML Holding Company. In this process, RML Holding Company acquired another mortgage company, PAM. Prior to the reorganization, the Company, through Northrim Bank’s wholly-owned subsidiary, NCIC, owned a 30% interest in the profits of RML. As a result of the reorganization, the Company now owns a 24% interest in the profits of RML Holding Company.

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         The Company uses the equity method to account for its investment in RML Holding Company. Below is summary balance sheet and income statement information for RML Holding Company.
             
 
December 31,   2004   2003
 
    (In Thousands)
Assets
       
 
Current assets
  $50,499   $54,294
 
Long-term assets
  2,816   695
 
   
Total Assets
  $53,315   $54,989
 
 
Liabilities
       
 
Current liabilities
  $36,419   $43,369
 
Long-term liabilities
  954   224
 
   
Total Liabilities
  37,373   43,593
 
Shareholders’ Equity
  15,942   11,396
 
   
Total Liabilities and Shareholders’ Equity
  $53,315   $54,989
 
 
Income/expense
       
 
Gross income
  $14,425   $20,326
 
Total expense
  12,714   10,859
 
Joint venture allocations
  (596)   (572)
 
   
Net Income
  $1,115   $8,895
 
         In January of 2003, the Company made a $3 million investment in RCP. The Company earns a return on its investment in the form of tax credits and deductions that flow through to it as a limited partner in this partnership over the next fifteen years.
NOTE 9 — Deposits
         The aggregate amount of certificates of deposit in amounts of $100,000 or more at December 31, 2004, and 2003, was $82.5 million and $96.1 million, respectively.
At December 31, 2004, the scheduled maturities of certificates of deposit are as follows:
       
 
Year Ending December 31:
 
(In Thousands)
2005
  $114,412
2006
  23,206
2007
  4,447
2008
  219
2009
  74
Thereafter
  1
 
 
Total
  $142,359
 
         At December 31, 2004, and 2003, the Company held $25 million in certificates of deposit from a public entity collateralized by letters of credit issued by the Federal Home Loan Bank.
NOTE 10 — Borrowings
         The Company has a line of credit with the FHLB of Seattle approximating 10% of assets, or $75.1 million at December 31, 2004. The line is secured by a blanket pledge of the Company’s assets. At December 31, 2004, and 2003, there was $28.2 million and $44.1 million committed on the line, respectively. At December 31, 2004, there was $3 million outstanding on

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the line and an additional $25.2 million of the borrowing line was committed to secure public deposits. At December 31, 2003, there was $3.4 million outstanding on the line and an additional $40.7 million of the borrowing line was committed to secure public deposits.
         The Company entered into a note agreement with the Federal Reserve Bank on the payment of tax deposits. The Federal Reserve has the option to call the note at any time. The balance at December 31, 2004, and 2003, was $1 million.
         The Federal Reserve Bank is holding $80.4 million of loans as collateral to secure advances made through the discount window on December 31, 2004. There were no discount window advances outstanding at December 31, 2004.
         Securities sold under agreements to repurchase were $2.5 million with an interest rate of 0.26%, and $1 million with an interest rate of 0.25%, at December 31, 2004, and 2003, respectively. The average balance outstanding of securities sold under agreement to repurchase during 2004 and 2003 was $1.1 million and $1 million, respectively, and the maximum outstanding at any month-end was $2.5 million and $1.4 million, respectively. The securities sold under agreement to repurchase are held by the Federal Home Loan Bank under the Company’s control.
NOTE 11 — Trust Preferred Securities
         In May of 2003, the Company formed a wholly-owned Delaware statutory business trust subsidiary, Northrim Capital Trust 1 (the Trust), which issued $8 million of guaranteed undivided beneficial interests in the Company’s Junior Subordinated Deferrable Interest Debentures (Trust Preferred Securities). These debentures qualify as Tier 1 capital under Federal Reserve Board guidelines. All of the common securities of the Trust are owned by the Company. The proceeds from the issuance of the common securities and the Trust Preferred Securities were used by the Trust to purchase $8.2 million of junior subordinated debentures of the Company. The debentures which represent the sole asset of the Trust, accrue and pay distributions quarterly at a variable rate of 90-day LIBOR plus 3.15% per annum, adjusted quarterly, of the stated liquidation value of $1,000 per capital security. The interest rate on these debentures was 5.44% at December 31, 2004. The interest cost to the Company on these debentures was $375,000 in 2004 and $230,000 in 2003. The Company has entered into contractual arrangements which, taken collectively, fully and unconditionally guarantee payment of: (i) accrued and unpaid distributions required to be paid on the Trust Preferred Securities; (ii) the redemption price with respect to any Trust Preferred Securities called for redemption by the Trust and (iii) payments due upon a voluntary or involuntary dissolution, winding up or liquidation of the Trust. The Trust Preferred Securities are mandatorily redeemable upon maturity of the debentures on May 15, 2033, or upon earlier redemption as provided in the indenture. The Company has the right to redeem the debentures purchased by the Trust in whole or in part, on or after May 15, 2008. As specified in the indenture, if the debentures are redeemed prior to maturity, the redemption price will be the principal amount and any accrued but unpaid interest.
NOTE 12 — Interest Expense
         Interest expense on deposits and borrowings is presented below:
               
 
December 31,   2004   2003   2002
 
    (In Thousands)
Interest-bearing demand accounts
  $221   $205   $353
Money market accounts
  1,527   1,293   2,063
Savings accounts
  2,290   1,182   1,514
Certificates of deposit greater than $100,000
  1,620   1,903   3,009
Certificates of deposit less than $100,000
  1,051   1,620   3,013
Borrowings
  574   478   212
 
 
Total
  $7,283   $6,681   $10,164
 

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NOTE 13 — Income Taxes
         Components of the provision for income taxes are as follows:
                 
 
    Deferred    
    Current Tax   Expense   Total
December 31,   Expense   (Benefit)   Expense
 
    (In Thousands)
2004:
  Federal   $6,139   ($998)   $5,141
    State   1,348   (262)   1,086
 
        $7,487   ($1,260)   $6,227
 
2003:
  Federal   $6,689   ($1,398)   $5,291
    State   1,565   (340)   1,225
 
        $8,254   ($1,738)   $6,516
 
2002:
  Federal   $5,239   ($917)   $4,322
    State   1,196   (347)   849
 
        $6,435   ($1,264)   $5,171
 
         The actual expense for 2004, 2003, and 2002, differs from the “expected” tax expense (computed by applying the U.S. Federal Statutory Tax Rate of 35% for the year ended December 31, 2004, 2003, and 2002) as follows:
               
 
December 31,   2004   2003   2002
 
    (In Thousands)
Computed “expected” income tax expense
  $5,924   $5,971   $4,800
State income taxes, net
  706   796   552
Other
  (403)   (251)   (181)
 
 
Total
  $6,227   $6,516   $5,171
 
         The components of the deferred tax asset (liability) are as follows:
               
 
December 31,   2004   2003   2002
 
    (In Thousands)
Provision for loan losses
  $5,612   $4,962   $3,408
Loan fees, net of costs
  1,150   1,062   1,036
Unrealized gain on available-for-sale
           
 
investment securities
  (3)   (436)   (841)
Depreciation
  386   263   597
Other, net
  528   130   (363)
 
 
Net Deferred Tax Asset
  $7,673   $5,981   $3,837
 
         A valuation allowance is provided when it is more likely than not that some portion of the deferred tax asset will not be realized. The primary source of recovery of the deferred tax assets will be future taxable income. Management believes it is more likely than not that the results of future operations will generate sufficient taxable income to realize the deferred tax assets. The deferred tax asset is included in other assets.

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NOTE 14 — Comprehensive Income
         At December 31, 2004, 2003, and 2002, the related tax effects allocated to each component of other comprehensive income are as follows:
                         
 
    Tax    
    Before Tax   (Expense)   Net
December 31,   Amount   Benefit   Amount
 
    (In Thousands)
2004:
                       
Unrealized net holding losses on investment securities arising during 2004
    ($900)       $370       ($530)  
Plus: Reclassification adjustment for net realized gains included in net income
    (151)       62       (89)  
 
Net unrealized losses
    ($1,051)       $432       ($619)  
 
2003:
                       
Unrealized net holding losses on investment securities arising during 2003
    ($676)       $278       ($398)  
Plus: Reclassification adjustment for net realized gains included in net income
    (310)       127       (183)  
 
Net unrealized losses
    ($986)       $405       ($581)  
 
2002:
                       
Unrealized net holding gains on investment securities arising during 2002
    $1,278       ($528)       $750  
Plus: Reclassification adjustment for net realized gains included in net income
    (113)       46       (67)  
 
Net unrealized gains
    $1,165       ($482)       $683  
 
NOTE 15 — Employee Benefit Plans
         On July 1, 1992, the Company implemented a profit sharing plan, including a provision designed to qualify the plan under Section 401(k) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended. Employees may participate in the plan if they work more than 1,000 hours per year. Under the plan, each eligible participant may contribute a percentage of their eligible salary to a maximum established by the IRS, and the Company matches 25% up to 6% of the employee contribution. The Company may increase the matching contribution at the discretion of the Board of Directors. The plan also allows the Company to make a discretionary contribution on behalf of eligible employees based on their length of service to the Company.
         To be eligible for 401(k) contributions, participants must be employed at the end of the plan year, except in the case of death, disability or retirement. The Company expensed $619,000, $624,000, and $552,000, in 2004, 2003, and 2002, respectively for 401(k) contributions.
         On July 1, 1994, the Company implemented a Supplemental Executive Retirement Plan to executive officers of the Company whose retirement benefits under the 401(k) plan have been limited under provisions of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions to this plan totaled $161,000, $42,000, and $146,000, in 2004, 2003, and 2002, respectively.
         In February of 2002, the Company implemented a non-qualified deferred compensation plan in which certain of the executive officers participate. Contributions to this plan totaled $119,000, $120,000, and $109,000 in 2004, 2003, and 2002 respectively.

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NOTE 16 — Common Stock
         Quarterly cash dividends aggregating to $2.3 million, $2 million, and $1.2 million, or $0.38 per share were paid in 2004, and $0.33 per share in 2003, and $0.20 per share in 2002. On January 6, 2005, the Board of Directors declared a $0.095 per share cash dividend payable on February 4, 2005, to shareholders of record on January 24, 2005. Federal and State regulations place certain limitations on the payment of dividends by the Company.
         In September 2002, our Board of Directors’ approved a plan whereby we would periodically repurchase for cash up to approximately 5%, or 306,372, of our shares of common stock in the open market. We purchased 224,800 shares of our stock under this program through December 31, 2004, at a total cost of $3.1 million, at an average price of $13.68 per share. However, we have not repurchased any of our shares in 2004. In August of 2004, the Board of Directors amended the stock repurchase plan and increased the number of shares available under the program by 5% of total shares outstanding, or 304,283 shares. We intend to continue to repurchase our stock from time to time depending upon market conditions, but we can make no assurances that we will continue this program or that we will repurchase all of the authorized shares.
NOTE 17 — Options
         The Company has set aside 300,000 shares of authorized stock for the 2004 Stock Incentive Plan (“2004 Plan”). The total number of shares under the 2004 Plan and previous stock incentive plans at December 31, 2004 was 405,091, which includes 49,838 shares granted under the 2004 Plan leaving 250,162 shares available for future awards. Under the 2004 Plan, certain key employees have been granted the option to purchase set amounts of common stock at the market price on the day the option was granted. Optionees, at their own discretion, may cover the cost of exercise through the exchange, at then fair market value, of already owned shares of the Company’s stock. Options are granted for a 10-year period and vest on a pro rata basis over the initial three years from grant. Activity on options granted under the 2004 plan and prior plans is as follows:
                         
 
    Weighted    
    Shares   Average   Range of
    Under   Exercise   Exercise
    Option   Price   Price
 
December 31, 2001 outstanding
    522,342       $7.99       $5.61-$14.00  
Forfeited
    (10,359)       10.49          
Exercised
    (64,336)       5.71          
 
December 31, 2002 outstanding
    447,647       8.26       5.61-14.00  
Granted — 2003
    104,500       14.00          
Forfeited
    (4,250)       11.83          
Exercised
    (125,937)       5.72          
 
December 31, 2003 outstanding
    421,960       10.40       5.61-14.00  
Granted — 2004
    49,838       19.81          
Forfeited
    (6,750)       13.38          
Exercised
    (59,957)       6.73          
 
December 31, 2004 outstanding
    405,091       $12.05       $5.61-$14.00  
 
         Shares under option and weighted average exercise prices have been adjusted to reflect stock dividends described in Note 16.
         At December 31, 2004, 2003, and 2002, the weighted-average remaining contractual life of outstanding options was 6.4 years, 6.4 years, and 5.4 years, respectively.
         At December 31, 2004, 2003, and 2002, the number of options exercisable was 289,251, 292,733, and 371,177, respectively, and the weighted-average exercise price of those options was $10.27, $8.95, and $7.67, respectively.
         At December 31, 2004, there were 250,162 additional shares available for grant under the plan. The per share weighted-average fair value of stock options granted during December 2004, April 2003, and October 2001, was $8.91, $4.71, and $5.51, respectively, on the date of grant using a Black-Scholes option-pricing model with the following weighted-average assumptions:

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2004 — expected dividends of $0.44 per share, risk-free interest rate of 4.09%, volatility of 39.28%, and an expected life of 8 years; 2003 — expected dividends of $0.38 per share, risk-free interest rate of 3.83%, volatility of 31.05%, and an expected life of 10 years; 2001 — expected dividends of $0.20 per share, risk-free interest rate of 5.83%, volatility of 31.7%, and an expected life of 10 years.
         The Company applies APB Opinion No. 25 in accounting for its plan and, accordingly, no compensation cost has been recognized for its stock options in the financial statements. FASB Statement No. 123, “Share-Based Payment” establishes accounting and disclosure requirements using a fair-value-based method of accounting for stock-based employee compensation plans. As permitted by existing accounting standards, the Company has elected to continue to apply the intrinsic-value-based method of accounting described above, and has adopted only the disclosure requirements of Statement 123, as amended. The following table illustrates the effect on net income if the fair-value-based method had been applied to all outstanding and unvested awards in each period.
                                   
 
    2004   2003   2002
 
Net income (in thousands)
    As reported       $10,700       $10,545       $8,542  
Less stock-based employee compensation
            (163)       (198)       (168)  
 
 
Net income
     Pro forma       $10,537       $10,347       $8,374  
 
Earnings per share, basic
    As reported       $1.76       $1.76       $1.40  
       Pro forma       $1.73       $1.72       $1.37  
Earnings per share, diluted
    As reported       $1.71       $1.69       $1.35  
       Pro forma       $1.68       $1.66       $1.33  
NOTE 18 — Commitments and Contingent Liabilities
         Rental expense under leases for equipment and premises was $1.6 million, $1.5 million, and $1.7 million in 2004, 2003, and 2002, respectively. Required minimum rentals on non-cancelable leases as of December 31, 2004, are as follows:
           
 
 
Year Ending December 31:
(In Thousands)
2005
    $1,407  
2006
    1,286  
2007
    1,146  
2008
    1,180  
2009
    1,221  
Thereafter
    6,225  
 
 
Total
    $12,465  
 
         The Company leases the main office facility from an entity in which a director has an interest. Rent expense under this lease agreement was $810,000, $782,000, and $776,000 for 2004, 2003, and 2002, respectively. The Company believes that the lease agreement is at market terms.
         At December 31, 2004, the Company pledged $25.2 million of letter of credit commitments, issued by the Federal Home Loan Bank of Seattle, as collateral to secure $25 million in public deposits and accrued interest. This letter of credit is collateralized by a blanket pledge of the Company’s assets.
         The Company is self-insured for medical, dental, and vision plan benefits provided to employees. The Company has obtained stop-loss insurance to limit total medical claims in any one-year to $50,000 per covered individual and $1.4 million for all medical claims. The Company has established a liability for outstanding claims and incurred, but unreported, claims. While management uses what it believes are pertinent factors in estimating the liability, it is subject to change due to claim experience, type of claims, and rising medical costs.
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varying degrees credit and interest rate risk in excess of the amount, if any, recognized in the balance sheets. Management does not anticipate any loss as a result of these commitments.
         The Company’s off-balance sheet credit risk exposure is the contractual amount of commitments to extend credit and standby letters of credit. The Company applies the same credit standards to these contracts as it uses in its lending process.
                   
 
December 31,   2004   2003
 
    (In Thousands)
Off-balance sheet commitments:
               
 
Commitments to extend credit
    $137,480     $ 122,264  
 
Standby letters of credit
    4,590       4,217  
         Commitments to extend credit are agreements to lend to customers. These commitments have specified interest rates and generally have fixed expiration dates but may be terminated by the Company if certain conditions of the contract are violated. Although currently subject to draw down, many of the commitments do not necessarily represent future cash requirements. Collateral held relating to these commitments varies, but generally includes real estate, inventory, accounts receivable, and equipment.
         Standby letters of credit are conditional commitments issued by the Company to guarantee the performance of a customer to a third party. Credit risk arises in these transactions from the possibility that a customer may not be able to repay the Company upon default of performance. Collateral held for standby letters of credit is based on an individual evaluation of each customer’s creditworthiness.
NOTE 19 — Regulatory Matters
         The Company and Northrim Bank are subject to various regulatory capital requirements administered by the federal banking agencies. Under capital adequacy guidelines and the regulatory framework for prompt corrective action, the Company and Northrim Bank must meet specific capital guidelines that involve quantitative measures of the Company’s and Northrim Bank’s assets, liabilities, and certain off-balance sheet items as calculated under regulatory practices. The Company’s and Northrim Bank’s capital amounts and classification are also subject to qualitative judgment by the regulators about components, risk weightings, and other factors.
         Federal banking agencies have established minimum amounts and ratios of total and Tier I capital to risk-weighted assets, and of Tier I capital to average assets. The regulations set forth the definitions of capital, risk-weighted and average assets. As of December 15, 2004, the most recent notification from the FDIC categorized the Bank as well-capitalized under the regulatory framework for prompt corrective action. Management believes, as of December 31, 2004, that the Company and Northrim Bank met all capital adequacy requirements.
         The tables below illustrate the capital requirements for the Company and the Bank and the actual capital ratios for each entity that exceed these requirements. The capital ratios for the Company exceed those for the Bank primarily because the $8 million trust preferred securities offering that the Company completed in the second quarter of 2003 is included in the Company’s capital for regulatory purposes although they are accounted for as a liability in its financial statements. The trust preferred securities are not accounted for on the Bank’s financial statements nor are they included in its capital. As a result, the Company has $8.2 million more in regulatory capital than the Bank, which explains most of the difference in the capital ratios for the two entities.

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        Adequately-    
Consolidated   Actual   Capitalized   Well-Capitalized
 
    Amount   Ratio   Amount   Ratio   Amount   Ratio
 
    (In Thousands)
As of December 31, 2004:
                                               
Total Capital (to risk-weighted assets)
  $ 93,814       12.87%     $ 58,315       M8.0%     $ 72,894       M10.0%  
Tier I Capital (to risk-weighted assets)
  $ 84,682       11.62%     $ 29,150       M4.0%     $ 43,726       M6.0%  
Tier I Capital (to average assets)
  $ 84,682       10.72%     $ 31,598       M4.0%     $ 39,497       M5.0%  
As of December 31, 2003:
                                               
Total Capital (to risk-weighted assets)
  $ 84,057       12.83%     $ 52,413       M8.0%     $ 65,516       M10.0%  
Tier I Capital (to risk-weighted assets)
  $ 75,845       11.58%     $ 26,199       M4.0%     $ 39,298       M6.0%  
Tier I Capital (to average assets)
  $ 75,845       10.37%     $ 29,256       M4.0%     $ 36,569       M5.0%  
                                                 
 
        Adequately-    
Northrim Bank   Actual   Capitalized   Well-Capitalized
 
    Amount   Ratio   Amount   Ratio   Amount   Ratio
 
    (In Thousands)
As of December 31, 2004:
                                               
Total Capital (to risk-weighted assets)
  $ 83,284       11.44%     $ 58,241       M8.0%     $ 72,801       M10.0%  
Tier I Capital (to risk-weighted assets)
  $ 74,160       10.18%     $ 29,139       M4.0%     $ 43,709       M6.0%  
Tier I Capital (to average assets)
  $ 74,160       9.40%     $ 31,557       M4.0%     $ 39,447       M5.0%  
As of December 31, 2003:
                                               
Total Capital (to risk-weighted assets)
  $ 73,748       11.22%     $ 52,583       M8.0%     $ 65,729       M10.0%  
Tier I Capital (to risk-weighted assets)
  $ 65,508       9.97%     $ 26,282       M4.0%     $ 39,423       M6.0%  
Tier I Capital (to average assets)
  $ 65,508       8.97%     $ 29,212       M4.0%     $ 36,515       M5.0%  
NOTE 20 — Fair Value of Financial Instruments
         The following methods and assumptions were used to estimate fair value disclosures. All financial instruments are held for other than trading purposes.
Cash and Money Market Investments: The carrying amounts reported in the balance sheet represent their fair values.
Investment Securities: Fair values for investment securities are based on quoted market prices, where available. If quoted market prices are not available, fair values are based on quoted market prices of comparable instruments. Investments in Federal Home Loan Bank stock are recorded at cost, which also represents fair market value.
Loans: For variable-rate loans that reprice frequently, fair values are based on carrying amounts. An estimate of the fair value of the remaining portfolio is based on discounted cash flow analyses applied to pools of similar loans, using weighted average coupon rate, weighted average maturity, and interest rates currently being offered for similar loans. The carrying amount of accrued interest receivable approximates its fair value.
Deposit Liabilities: The fair values of demand and savings deposits are equal to the carrying amount at the reporting date. The carrying amount for variable-rate time deposits approximate their fair value. Fair values for fixed-rate time deposits are estimated using a discounted cash flow calculation that applies currently offered interest rates to a schedule of aggregate expected monthly maturities of time deposits. The carrying amount of accrued interest payable approximates its fair value.
FHLB Advance: The carrying amount reported in the balance sheet approximates the fair value.
Commitments to Extend Credit and Standby Letters of Credit: The fair value of commitments is estimated using the fees currently charged to enter into similar agreements, taking into account the remaining terms of the agreements and the present creditworthiness of the counterparties. For fixed-rate loan commitments, fair value also considers the difference between current levels of interest rates and the committed rates. The fair value of letters of credit is based on fees currently charged for similar agreements or on the estimated cost to terminate them or otherwise settle the obligation with the counterparties at the reporting date.

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Limitations: Fair value estimates are made at a specific point in time, based on relevant market information and information about the financial instrument. These estimates do not reflect any premium or discount that could result from offering for sale at one time the Company’s entire holdings of a particular financial instrument. Because no market exists for a significant portion of the Company’s financial instruments, fair value estimates are based on judgments regarding future expected loss experience, current economic conditions, risk characteristics of various financial instruments, and other factors. These estimates are subjective in nature and involve uncertainties and matters of significant judgment and therefore cannot be determined with precision. Changes in assumptions could significantly affect the estimates.
                                   
 
    2004   2003
 
    Carrying   Fair   Carrying   Fair
    Amount   Value   Amount   Value
 
    (In Thousands)
Financial Assets:
                               
 
Cash and money market investments
    $31,093       $31,093       $36,895       $36,895  
 
Investment securities
    61,475       61,522       73,208       73,274  
 
Net loans
    667,505       667,969       590,933       582,204  
 
Accrued interest receivable
    3,678       3,678       3,300       3,300  
 
Financial Liabilities:
                               
 
Deposits
    $699,061       $698,801       $646,197       $645,029  
 
Accrued interest payable
    337       337       320       320  
 
Other borrowings
    6,478       6,478       5,143       5,143  
 
Trust preferred securities
    8,000       8,000       8,000       8,000  
 
Unrecognized Financial Instruments:
                               
 
Commitments to extend credit
    $137,278       $1,373       $122,264       $1,223  
 
Standby letters of credit
    4,792       48       4,217       42  
 
NOTE 21 — Quarterly Results of Operations
                                   
 
2004 Quarter Ended   Dec. 31   Sept. 30   June 30   March 31
 
    (In Thousands Except Per Share Amounts)
Total interest income
  $ 13,202     $ 12,119     $ 11,859     $ 11,374  
 
Total interest expense
    2,300       1,920       1,580       1,485  
 
 
 
Net interest income
    10,902       10,199       10,279       9,889  
 
Provision for loan losses
    600       143       429       429  
 
Other operating income
    1,114       885       955       836  
 
Other operating expense
    6,850       6,545       6,507       6,631  
 
 
Income before income taxes
    4,566       4,396       4,298       3,665  
 
Income taxes
    1,699       1,699       1,536       1,293  
 
 
 
Net Income
    $2,867       $2,697       $2,762       $2,372  
 
 
Earnings per share, basic
    $0.47       $0.44       $0.45       $0.39  
 
 
Earnings per share, diluted
    $0.46       $0.43       $0.44       $0.38  
 

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2003 Quarter Ended   Dec. 31   Sept. 30   June 30   March 31
 
    (In Thousands Except Per Share Amounts)
Total interest income
    $11,615       $11,602       $11,397       $11,333  
 
Total interest expense
    1,557       1,613       1,728       1,784  
 
 
 
Net interest income
    10,058       9,989       9,669       9,549  
 
Provision for loan losses
    829       1,373       936       429  
 
Other operating income
    1,225       1,925       1,777       1,163  
 
Other operating expense
    6,214       6,150       6,186       6,178  
 
 
 
Income before income taxes
    4,240       4,391       4,324       4,105  
 
Income taxes
    1,594       1,672       1,689       1,561  
 
 
 
Net Income
    $2,646       $2,719       $2,635       $2,544  
 
 
Earnings per share, basic
    $0.44       $0.46       $0.44       $0.42  
 
 
Earnings per share, diluted
    $0.42       $0.44       $0.43       $0.41  
 
Sum may not necessarily tie to Consolidated Statements of Income due to rounding.
NOTE 22 — Disputes and Claims
         The Company from time to time may be involved with disputes, claims and litigation related to the conduct of its banking business. In the opinion of management, the resolution of these matters will not have a material effect on the Company’s financial position, results of operations, and cash flows.

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NOTE 23 — Parent Company Financial Information
                   Condensed financial information for Northrim BanCorp, Inc. (unconsolidated parent company only) is as follows:
                               
 
Balance Sheets for December 31,   2004   2003   2002
 
    (In Thousands)
Assets
 
Cash
    $8,735       $7,910       $564  
 
Investment in Northrim Bank
    80,797       73,133       67,376  
 
Investment in NISC
    552       (54)       262  
 
Investment in NCT1
    248       248        
 
Other assets
    252       504       3  
 
   
Total Assets
    $90,584       $81,741       $68,205  
 
 
Liabilities
 
Subordinated debt
    $8,248       $8,013       $—  
 
Taxes payable and other payables
    (1,084)       (1,581)       (239)  
 
Other liabilities
    62       24       71  
 
   
Total Liabilities
    7,226       6,456       (168)  
 
Shareholders’ Equity
                       
 
Common stock
    6,089       6,050       6,095  
 
Additional paid-in capital
    45,876       45,615       46,614  
 
Retained earnings
    31,389       22,997       14,460  
 
Accumulated other comprehensive income-
                       
   
net unrealized gains on available for sale investment securities
    4       623       1,204  
 
     
Total Shareholders’ Equity
    83,358       75,285       68,373  
 
     
Total Liabilities and Shareholders’ Equity
    $90,584       $81,741       $68,205  
 
                               
 
Statements of Income for Years Ended:   2004   2003   2002
 
    (In Thousands)
Income
                       
 
Interest income
    $177       $83       $11  
 
Net income from Northrim Bank
    11,659       11,306       8,884  
 
Net loss from NISC
    (269)       (565)       (238)  
 
Other income
    1       7        
 
   
Total Income
    11,568       10,831       8,657  
Expense
                       
 
Interest expense
    387       243        
 
Administrative and other expenses
    954       588       354  
 
     
Total Expense
    1,341       831       354  
     
Net Income Before Income Taxes
    10,227       10,000       8,303  
Income tax expense (benefit)
    (473)       (545)       (239)  
 
     
Net Income
    $10,700       $10,545       $8,542  
 

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Statements of Cash Flows for Years Ended:   2004   2003   2002
 
    (In Thousands)
Operating Activities:
                       
 
Net income
    $10,700       $10,545       $8,542  
Adjustments to Reconcile Net Income to Net Cash:
                       
 
Equity in earnings from subsidiaries
    (11,390)       (10,741)       (8,645)  
 
Changes in other assets and liabilities
    398       (641)       (187)  
 
   
Net Cash Used from Operating Activities
    (292)       (837)       (290)  
Investing Activities:
                       
 
Investment in NISC & NCT1
    (250)       (973)       (500)  
 
Purchases of software and equipment
          (11)        
 
   
Net Cash Used by Investing Activities
    (250)       (984)       (500)  
Financing Activities:
                       
 
Dividends paid to shareholders
    (2,308)       (2,008)       (1,222)  
 
Dividends received from Northrim Bank
    3,375       4,969       3,160  
 
Proceeds from issuance of trust preferred securities
          8,000        
 
Proceeds from issuance of common stock
    300       425       271  
 
Repurchase of common stock
          (2,219)       (855)  
 
   
Net Cash Provided by Financing Activities
    1,367       9,167       1,354  
 
Net Increase by Cash and Cash Equivalents