Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)


9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2012


Hanmi Financial

Currently, management believes that Hanmi Financial, on a stand-alone basis, has adequate liquid assets to meet its operating cash needs through December 31, 2012. On August 29, 2008, we elected to suspend payment of quarterly dividends on our common stock in order to preserve our capital position. In addition, we are prohibited from making interest payments on our outstanding junior subordinated debentures under the terms of the Written Agreement without the prior written consent on FRB, beginning with the interest payment that was due on January 15, 2009. Accrued interest payable on junior subordinated debentures amounted to $12.2 million and $9.8 million at September 30, 2012 and December 31, 2011, respectively. Upon the termination of the Written Agreement, management intends to pay interest in arrears on our junior subordinated debentures to bring them current. As of September 30, 2012, Hanmi Financial’s liquid assets, including amounts deposited with the Bank, totaled $30.2 million, down from $31.7 million as of December 31, 2011.

Hanmi Bank

Management believes that the Bank, on a stand-alone basis, has adequate liquid assets to meet its current obligations. The Bank’s primary funding source will continue to be deposits originating from its branch platform. The Bank’s wholesale funds historically consisted of FHLB advances and brokered deposits. As of September 30, 2012, the Bank had no brokered deposits, and had FHLB advances of $3.0 million compared to $3.3 million as of December 31, 2011.

The Bank’s primary source of borrowings is the FHLB, from which the Bank is eligible to borrow up to 15 percent of its total assets. As of September 30, 2012, the total borrowing capacity available based on pledged collateral and the remaining available borrowing capacity were $317.5 million and $314.5 million, respectively. The Bank’s FHLB borrowings as of September 30, 2012 totaled $3.0 million, representing 0.11 percent of total assets.

The amount that the FHLB is willing to advance differs based on the quality and character of qualifying collateral pledged by the Bank, and the advance rates for qualifying collateral may be adjusted upwards or downwards by the FHLB from time to time. To the extent deposit renewals and deposit growth are not sufficient to fund maturing and withdrawable deposits, repay maturing borrowings, fund existing and future loans and investment securities and otherwise fund working capital needs and capital expenditures, the Bank may utilize the remaining borrowing capacity from its FHLB borrowing arrangement.

As a means of augmenting its liquidity, the Bank had an available borrowing source of $56.1 million from the Federal Reserve Discount Window (the “Fed Discount Window”), to which the Bank pledged loans with a carrying value of $90.8 million, and had no borrowings as of September 30, 2012. Additionally, the Bank is currently in the primary credit of the Borrower in Custody Program of the Fed Discount Window. The primary credit is available to depository institutions in sound overall condition to meet short-term (typically overnight), backup funding needs. Normally, prime credit will be granted on a “no-questions-asked,” minimal administered basis generally with no restriction. Furthermore, in October 2011, South Street Securities LLC extended a line of credit to the Bank for reverse repurchase agreements up to a maximum of $100.0 million.

Current market conditions have limited the Bank’s liquidity sources principally to interest-bearing deposits, unpledged marketable securities, and secured funding outlets such as the FHLB and Fed Discount Window. There can be no assurance that actions by the FHLB or Federal Reserve Bank would not reduce the Bank’s borrowing capacity or that the Bank would be able to continue to replace deposits at competitive rates.

The Bank has Contingency Funding Plans (“CFPs”) designed to ensure that liquidity sources are sufficient to meet its ongoing obligations and commitments, particularly in the event of a liquidity contraction. The CFPs are designed to examine and quantify its liquidity under various “stress” scenarios. Furthermore, the CFPs provide a framework for management and other critical personnel to follow in the event of a liquidity contraction or in anticipation of such an event. The CFPs address authority for activation and decision making, liquidity options and the responsibilities of key departments in the event of a liquidity contraction.

The Bank believes that it has adequate liquidity resources to fund its obligations with its interest-bearing deposits, unpledged marketable securities, and secured credit lines with the FHLB and Fed Discount Window.