CB Financial Services, Inc. (the “Company”) (NASDAQ: CBFV), the holding company for Community Bank (the “Bank”) and Exchange Underwriters, Inc., a wholly-owned insurance subsidiary of the Bank, announced today it has recorded a charge-off of $2.7 million (pre-tax) with respect to a commercial and industrial loan.
The charge-off relates to a $3.5 million revolving line of credit, with an outstanding balance of $2.66 million as of June 1, 2022, which is the only credit relationship the corporate borrower, a general contractor, has with the Bank. The borrower has notified the Bank that it intends to cease business operations over the course of the next year. There is no specific loan loss reserve against the loan. The line of credit is partially secured by the borrower’s business assets. The Bank is pursuing legal remedies designed to improve the chances of a recovery, although based on the Bank’s current evaluation of the credit relationship it is believed that the prospects for recovery in the foreseeable future are limited.
About CB Financial Services, Inc.
CB Financial Services, Inc. is the bank holding company for Community Bank, a Pennsylvania-chartered commercial bank. Community Bank operates its branch network in southwestern Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Community Bank offers a broad array of retail and commercial lending and deposit services and provides commercial and personal insurance brokerage services through Exchange Underwriters, Inc., its wholly owned subsidiary.
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