|12 Months Ended|
Dec. 31, 2020
Note 6 — Leases
The Company enters into leases in the normal course of business primarily for financial centers, back-office operations locations, business development offices, information technology data centers and information technology equipment. The Company’s leases have remaining terms ranging from one to thirteen years, some of which include renewal or termination options to extend the lease for up to five years.
The Company includes lease extension and termination options in the lease term if, after considering relevant economic factors, it is reasonably certain the Company will exercise the option. In addition, the Company has elected to account for any non-lease components in its real estate leases as part of the associated lease component. The Company has also elected not to recognize leases with original lease terms of 12 months or less (short-term leases) on the Company’s balance sheet.
Leases are classified as operating or finance leases at the lease commencement date. Lease expense for operating leases and short-term leases is recognized on a straight-line basis over the term of the lease. Right-of-use assets represent our right to use an underlying asset for the lease term and lease liabilities represent our obligation to make lease payments arising from the lease. Right-of-use assets and lease liabilities are recognized at the lease commencement date based on the estimated present value of the lease payments over the lease term.
The Company adopted ASU 2016-02, Leases (Topic 842), effective January 1, 2019. In determining whether a contract contained a lease, we determined whether an arrangement was or included a lease at contract inception. Operating lease right-of-use asset and liability were recognized at commencement date and initially measured based on the present value of lease payments over the defined lease term. The opening balance for both our right-of-use asset and lease liability were $40.9 million as of the adoption date of January 1, 2019 and outstanding balances were $52.2 million and $54.0 million, respectively, as of December 31, 2020. The outstanding balances of the right-of-use asset and lease liability were $36.5 million and $37.2 million, respectively, as of December 31, 2019.
In determining the discount rates, since most of our leases do not provide an implicit rate, we used our incremental borrowing rate provided by the FHLB of San Francisco based on the information available at commencement date to calculate the present value of lease payments.
The Company's right-of-use asset is included in prepaid expenses and other assets and our lease liability is included in accrued expenses and other liabilities in the accompanying consolidated balance sheet.
We lease our premises under non-cancelable operating leases. At December 31, 2020, future minimum annual rental commitments under these non-cancelable operating leases, with initial or remaining terms of one year or more, were as follows:
For the years ended December 31, 2020, 2019 and 2018, net rental expenses recorded under such leases amounted to $8.5 million, $7.9 million, and $7.4 million, respectively.
Weighted average remaining lease terms for the Company’s operating leases were 8.75 years and 8.57 years, respectively, as of December 31, 2020 and 2019. Weighted average discount rates used for the Company’s operating leases were 2.43 percent and 3.24 percent, respectively, as of December 31, 2020 and 2019. Net lease expense recognized for the twelve months ended December 31, 2020 and 2019 was $8.5 million and $7.9 million, respectively. This included operating lease costs of $8.5 million and $8.0 million and sublease income of $132,000 and $132,000, respectively, for the twelve months ended December 31, 2020 and 2019. The Company chose the practical expedients and reviewed the lease and non-lease components for any impairment or otherwise, subsequently determining that no cumulative-effect adjustment to equity was necessary as part of implementing the modified retrospective approach for its adoption of ASC 842.
Cash paid, and included in cash flows from operating activities, for amounts included in the measurement of the lease liability for the Company's operating leases for the twelve months ended December 31, 2020 and 2019 was $7.6 million and $7.2 million, respectively.
The entire disclosure for operating leases of lessee. Includes, but is not limited to, description of operating lease and maturity analysis of operating lease liability.
Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/disclosureRef