This excerpt taken from the SUSQ 8-K filed Nov 30, 2007.
This Amendment No. 1 amends and restates in its entirety Item 9.01 of the Registrants Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on November 21, 2007 in order to file the financial statements and pro forma financial information required by Item 9.01 of Form 8-K with respect to the Registrants acquisition of Community Banks, Inc., a Pennsylvania corporation (Community).
This Amendment No. 1 also contains additional disclosure under Item 8.01 of Form 8-K.
The unaudited pro forma condensed consolidated statements of income referenced in Item 9.01 (b) below do not reflect the fact that Susquehanna Bancshares, Inc. (Susquehanna) expects to record an additional provision for loan and lease losses in the fourth quarter of 2007, as discussed in more detail in the following paragraphs. Determining the level of the allowance for possible loan and lease losses at any given point in time is difficult, particularly during uncertain economic periods. Susquehanna makes estimates using assumptions and information that are often subjective and changing rapidly. The review of the loan and lease portfolios is a continuing event in light of a changing economy and the dynamics of the banking and regulatory environment.
In conjunction with this continuing evaluation and with respect to the Community acquisition, Susquehanna expects to record a $11.1 million additional provision for loan and lease losses in the fourth quarter of 2007. This additional provision represents the current estimated impact of applying Susquehannas loan and lease loss reserve assessment process to Communitys loan portfolio which includes such factors as risk ratings, migration analysis, loss history and current economic conditions. For a further discussion about the methodology that Susquehanna uses to determine the allowance for loan and lease losses, please see page 77 of Susquehannas Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2006.
In the opinion of Susquehanna, the allowance for loan and lease losses with the $11.1 million additional provision is adequate to meet probable loan and lease losses at the given time. There can be no assurance, however, that Susquehanna will not sustain losses in future periods that could be greater than the size of the allowance after the additional provision is made.
The audited consolidated financial statements of Community for the years ended December 31, 2006 and December 31, 2005 are attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1. The unaudited interim consolidated balance sheet of Community and its subsidiaries as of September 30, 2007 and the unaudited interim consolidated statements of income and cash flows of Community and its subsidiaries for the nine month periods ended September 30, 2007 and September 30, 2006 are attached hereto as Exhibit 99.2.
The unaudited pro forma condensed consolidated statements of income of Susquehanna and Community for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2006 and the nine month period ended September 30, 2007 and the unaudited pro forma condensed consolidated balance sheet of Susquehanna and Community as of September 30, 2007 are attached hereto as Exhibit 99.3.
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