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F.N.B. Corporation Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2018 Earnings per Share of $0.30 and $1.12, Respectively

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- PITTSBURGH, PA

F.N.B. Corporation Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2018 Earnings per Share of $0.30 and $1.12, Respectively
Full Year 2018 Earnings per Share Increases 78%

F.N.B. Corporation (NYSE: FNB) reported earnings for the fourth quarter of 2018 with net income available to common stockholders of $98.1 million, or $0.30 per diluted common share. Comparatively, fourth quarter of 2017 net income available to common stockholders totaled $22.1 million, or $0.07 per diluted common share, and third quarter of 2018 net income available to common stockholders totaled $98.8 million, or $0.30 per diluted common share. For the full year of 2018, net income available to common stockholders was $364.8 million or $1.12 per diluted common share, compared to the full year of 2017 of $191.2 million or $0.63 per diluted common share.

Both reported and operating earnings per diluted common share for the fourth quarter of 2018 were $0.30.  Comparatively, fourth quarter of 2017 operating earnings per diluted common share (non-GAAP) was $0.24, which excludes the impact of merger-related expenses of $1.1 million and the impact of a reduction in the valuation of net deferred tax assets of $54.0 million due to the enactment of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) during the quarter. Third quarter of 2018 operating earnings per diluted common share (non-GAAP) was $0.29, excluding a $5.1 million gain recognized from the sale of Regency Finance Company (Regency).

For the full year of 2018, operating net income per diluted common share (non-GAAP) was $1.13, excluding a $5.1 million gain recognized from the sale of Regency, the impact of $6.6 million of costs related to branch consolidations and the impact of a $0.9 million discretionary 401(k) contribution made following tax reform. In comparison, full-year 2017 operating net income per diluted common share (non-GAAP) was $0.93, which excludes the impact of merger-related expenses of $56.5 million, the impact of merger-related net securities gains of $2.6 million and the previously-mentioned reduction in the valuation of net deferred tax assets of $54.0 million.

“We are very pleased with the record earnings and the significant revenue milestones our team achieved this year. The team continued to drive solid loan and deposit growth while maintaining our controlled approach to risk management," commented Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer, Vincent J. Delie, Jr. "During the second half of 2018, we created additional operating leverage through disciplined expense management while also investing in technology, infrastructure, and most importantly, our people. We begin 2019 in a more favorable capital position after a successful 2018 where we generated record earnings of $365 million that enabled us to return $165 million directly to our shareholders, while increasing our capital ratios and building tangible book value per share.  As we move forward, we are better-positioned to establish new customer relationships in our existing markets and deepen existing customer relationships as we serve their financial needs.  Our commitment to driving organic growth, focusing on improving efficiency, and building a strong and differentiated brand, will create incremental value for all of our constituencies."

Fourth Quarter 2018 Highlights
(All comparisons refer to the fourth quarter of 2017, except as noted)

  • Growth in total average loans was $1.1 billion, or 5.4%, with average commercial loan growth of $582 million, or 4.5%, and average consumer loan growth of $546 million, or 7.0%.
  • Total average deposits grew $1.3 billion, or 5.8%, including an increase in average non-interest-bearing deposits of $396 million, or 7.0%, and an increase in average time deposits of $813 million, or 17.8%.
  • The loan to deposit ratio was 94.4% at December 31, 2018, compared to 93.7%.
  • The net interest margin (FTE) (non-GAAP) declined 20 basis points to 3.29% from 3.49%, primarily due to the sale of Regency in the third quarter of 2018. Regency contributed 14 basis points to net interest margin in the fourth quarter of 2017.The decline also reflected a 3 basis point decrease in the fully taxable equivalent adjustment related to the impact of tax reform, as well as a 2 basis point decrease in the contribution from incremental purchase accounting accretion.
  • Total revenue increased 1.9% to $301 million, reflecting a 1.0% increase in net interest income and a 5.1% increase in non-interest income.
  • Non-interest income increased $3.3 million, or 5.1%, with increases in trust services, securities commissions and fees, and capital markets of 10.1%, 12.6%, and 5.4%, respectively.
  • The efficiency ratio equaled 54.1%, compared to 53.1% in the fourth quarter of 2017 and 53.7% in the third quarter of 2018.
  • The annualized net charge-offs to total average loans ratio increased slightly to 0.24% from 0.22%.
  • The ratio of the allowance for credit losses to total loans and leases decreased slightly to 0.81%, compared to 0.84%.

Non-GAAP measures referenced in this release are used by management to measure performance in operating the business that management believes enhances investors' ability to better understand the underlying business performance and trends related to core business activities. Reconciliations of non-GAAP operating measures to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures are included in the tables at the end of this release.  "Incremental purchase accounting accretion" refers to the difference between total accretion and the estimated coupon interest income on acquired loans. "Organic growth" refers to growth excluding the benefit of initial balances from acquisitions.

Quarterly Results Summary

 

4Q18

 

3Q18

 

4Q17

Reported results

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income available to common stockholders (millions)

 

$

98.1

 

 

$

98.8

 

 

$

22.1

 

Net income per diluted common share

 

$

0.30

 

 

$

0.30

 

 

$

0.07

 

Book value per common share (period-end)

 

$

13.88

 

 

$

13.62

 

 

$

13.30

 

Operating results (non-GAAP)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating net income available to common stockholders (millions)

 

$

98.1

 

 

$

94.7

 

 

$

76.8

 

Operating net income per diluted common share

 

$

0.30

 

 

$

0.29

 

 

$

0.24

 

Tangible common equity to tangible assets (period-end)

 

7.05

%

 

6.89

%

 

6.74

%

Tangible book value per common share (period-end)

 

$

6.68

 

 

$

6.44

 

 

$

6.06

 

AverageDiluted Common Shares Outstanding (thousands)

 

325,556

 

 

325,653

 

 

325,229

 

Significant items influencing earnings1 (millions)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pre-tax merger-related expenses

 

$

 

 

$

 

 

$

(1.1

)

After-tax impact of merger-related expenses

 

$

 

 

$

 

 

$

(0.7

)

Reduction in valuation of deferred tax assets

 

$

 

 

$

 

 

$

(54.0

)

Pre-tax gain on sale of subsidiary

 

$

 

 

$

5.1

 

 

$

 

After-tax impact of gain on sale of subsidiary

 

$

 

 

$

4.1

 

 

$

 

(1) Favorable (unfavorable) impact on earnings

Year-to-Date Results Summary

 

2018

 

2017

 

 

Reported results

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income available to common stockholders (millions)

 

$

364.8

 

 

$

191.2

 

 

 

Net income per diluted common share

 

$

1.12

 

 

$

0.63

 

 

 

Operating results (non-GAAP)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating net income available to common stockholders (millions)

 

$

366.7

 

 

$

281.2

 

 

 

Operating net income per diluted common share

 

$

1.13

 

 

$

0.93

 

 

 

AverageDiluted Common Shares Outstanding (thousands)

 

325,624

 

 

303,858

 

 

 

Significant items influencing earnings1 (millions)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pre-tax merger-related expenses

 

$

 

 

$

(56.5

)

 

 

After-tax impact of merger-related expenses

 

$

 

 

$

(37.7

)

 

 

Pre-tax merger-related net securities gains

 

$

 

 

$

2.6

 

 

 

After-tax impact of net merger-related securities gains

 

$

 

 

$

1.7

 

 

 

Reduction in valuation of deferred tax assets

 

$

 

 

$

(54.0

)

 

 

Pre-tax discretionary 401(k) contribution

 

$

(0.9

)

 

$

 

 

 

After-tax impact of discretionary 401(k) contribution

 

$

(0.7

)

 

$

 

 

 

Pre-tax gain on sale of subsidiary

 

$

5.1

 

 

$

 

 

 

After-tax impact of gain on sale of subsidiary

 

$

4.1

 

 

$

 

 

 

Pre-tax branch consolidation costs

 

$

(6.6

)

 

$

 

 

 

After-tax impact of branch consolidation costs

 

$

(5.2

)

 

$

 

 

 

(1) Favorable (unfavorable) impact on earnings

Fourth Quarter 2018 Results – Comparison to Prior-Year Quarter

Net interest income totaled $232.2 million, increasing $2.2 million, or 1.0%. The net interest margin (FTE) (non-GAAP) declined 20 basis points to 3.29%, primarily due to the sale of Regency, and included $8.3 million of incremental purchase accounting accretion and $0.9 million of cash recoveries, compared to $4.7 million and $5.3 million, respectively, in the fourth quarter of 2017.  Regency contributed 14 basis points to the net interest margin in the fourth quarter of 2017. The impact of the tax-equivalent adjustment to net interest margin decreased to 0.06%, compared to 0.09% in the same quarter last year, due to the impact of tax reform. Total average earning assets increased $1.6 billion, or 6.0%, due primarily to average loan growth of $1.1 billion.

Average loans totaled $21.9 billion and increased 5.4% due to solid growth in the commercial and consumer portfolios.  Average commercial loan growth totaled $582 million, or 4.5%, led by strong commercial activity in the Cleveland and Mid-Atlantic (Greater Baltimore-Washington D.C. markets) regions and continued growth in the equipment finance and asset-based lending businesses.  Average consumer loan growth was $546 million, or 7.0%, as growth in indirect auto loans of $467 million, or 32.4%, and residential mortgage loans of $393 million, or 14.8%, was partially offset by declines in average direct installment loans and consumer lines of credit.

Average deposits totaled $23.5 billion, an increase of $1.3 billion, or 5.8%, reflecting growth in non-interest-bearing deposits of $396 million, or 7.0%, and growth in time deposits of $813 million, or 17.8%, partially offset by a decline in interest checking of $164 million, or 3.3%. The growth in non-interest-bearing deposits reflected continued successful efforts to attract new corporate customers and deepen commercial relationships across our footprint. The loan-to-deposit ratio was 94.4% at December 31, 2018, compared to 93.7% at December 31, 2017.

Non-interest income totaled $68.4 million, increasing $3.3 million, or 5.1%, reflecting continued growth in our fee-based businesses. Trust services increased $0.6 million, or 10.1%, and securities commissions and fees increased $0.5 million, or 12.6%, reflecting organic growth and increased brokerage activity, notably in the Carolina markets. Capital markets income increased $0.3 million, or 5.4%, primarily attributable to strong commercial swap activity, as well as increased syndication fees.  Additionally, dividends on non-marketable equity securities increased $1.5 million, or 64.1%. These increases were partially offset by a decline in mortgage banking income of $1.1 million, or 19.2%, attributable to lower sold volume and gain-on-sale margins.

Non-interest expense totaled $169.7 million, increasing 1.9%.  The prior year quarter included $1.1 million of merger-related expenses.  The primary driver of the increase in non-interest expense was a 7.0% increase in salaries and employee benefits due to increasing the minimum wage for FNB hourly employees, normal annual merit increases and higher incentive compensation from business activities.  The efficiency ratio (non-GAAP) was 54.1%, up slightly from 53.1%.

The ratio of non-performing loans and other real estate owned (OREO) to total loans and OREO decreased 5 basis points to 0.61%. For the originated portfolio, the ratio of non-performing loans and OREO to total loans and OREO decreased 20 basis points to 0.61%. Total delinquency remains at satisfactory levels, and total originated delinquency, defined as total past due and non-accrual originated loans as a percentage of total originated loans, improved 24 basis points to 0.64%, compared to 0.88% at December 31, 2017.

The provision for credit losses totaled $15.2 million, compared to $16.7 million. Net charge-offs totaled $13.4 million, or 0.24% annualized of total average loans, compared to $11.3 million, or 0.22%. For the originated portfolio, net charge-offs were $12.1 million, or 0.27% annualized of total average originated loans, compared to $13.1 million or 0.35% annualized of total average originated loans. The ratio of the allowance for credit losses to total loans and leases was 0.81% and 0.84% at December 31, 2018 and December 31, 2017, respectively. For the originated portfolio, the allowance for credit losses to total originated loans was 0.95%, compared to 1.10% at December 31, 2017.

The effective tax rate in the fourth quarter of 2018 was 13.5%, benefiting from the lower corporate income tax rate and renewable energy tax credits obtained via lease financing.  Income taxes for the fourth quarter of 2017 included the impact of a $54.0 million reduction in the valuation of deferred tax assets reflecting the passage of the TCJA, which lowered the U.S. corporate income tax rate from 35% to 21% as of January 1, 2018.

The tangible common equity to tangible assets ratio (non-GAAP) increased 31 basis points to 7.05% at December 31, 2018, compared to 6.74% at December 31, 2017. The tangible book value per common share (non-GAAP) was $6.68 at December 31, 2018, an increase of $0.62 from $6.06 at December 31, 2017.

Fourth Quarter 2018 Results – Comparison to Prior Quarter

Net interest income totaled $232.2 million, decreasing $2.5 million or 1.1%. The net interest margin (FTE) (non-GAAP) declined 7 basis points to 3.29% and included $8.3 million of incremental purchase accounting accretion and $0.9 million of cash recoveries, compared to $5.9 million and $1.5 million, respectively.  Regency contributed $5.6 million to net interest income, or 8 basis points to net interest margin, in the third quarter. Total average earning assets increased $277 million, or 3.9% annualized, due to average loan growth of $165 million and a $125 million increase in average securities.

Average loans totaled $21.9 billion and increased $165 million, or 3.0% annualized, with average commercial loan growth of $81 million, or 2.4% annualized, and average consumer loan growth of $84 million, or 4.1% annualized. Commercial balances included growth of $136 million, or 11.5% annualized, in commercial and industrial loans and commercial leases, partially offset by a decline of $56 million, or 2.5% annualized, in commercial real estate. Consumer balances reflected continued growth in residential mortgage loans of $131 million, or 17.9% annualized, and indirect auto loans of $77 million, or 16.7% annualized, partially offset by declines in direct installment loans and consumer lines of credit.

Average deposits totaled $23.5 billion and increased $368 million, or 6.3% annualized, due primarily to growth in money market balances related to seasonal inflows of municipal deposits, and growth in average time deposits and average non-interest-bearing deposits of $118 million and $63 million, respectively. The growth in non-interest-bearing deposits primarily reflected successful efforts to attract new corporate customers and deepen commercial relationships during the quarter. The loan-to-deposit ratio was 94.4% at December 31, 2018, compared to 92.9% at September 30, 2018.

Non-interest income totaled $68.4 million, decreasing $6.4 million, or 8.6%. Excluding the previously-mentioned gain on the sale of Regency in the third quarter of 2018, non-interest income decreased $1.3 million, or 1.8%. The decline was primarily due to a decrease in insurance commissions and fees of $1.4 million attributable to lower seasonal activity and $0.5 million of Regency-related insurance activity, and a $1.5 million decrease in mortgage banking income, reflecting lower gain-on-sale margins and lower sold volume during the quarter.  Capital markets, trust services and brokerage produced strong fee income contributions, consistent with the prior quarter.

Non-interest expense totaled $169.7 million, a decrease of $1.0 million, or 0.6%. The primary drivers of the fourth quarter decrease in non-interest expense were a $2.7 million decrease in FDIC insurance expense and a $0.4 million decrease in outside services, partially offset by a $2.6 million, or 2.9%, increase in salaries and employee benefits resulting from higher medical insurance expense and incentive compensation related to business activities. The efficiency ratio (non-GAAP) was at a solid level of 54.1%, consistent with 53.7%.

The ratio of non-performing loans and OREO to total loans and OREO decreased 2 basis points to 0.61%. For the originated portfolio, the ratio of non-performing loans and OREO to total loans and OREO decreased 12 basis points to 0.61%. Total delinquency remains at satisfactory levels, and total originated delinquency, defined as total past due and non-accrual originated loans as a percentage of total originated loans, decreased 15 basis points to 0.64%, compared to 0.79% at September 30, 2018.

The provision for credit losses totaled $15.2 million, compared to $16.0 million. Net charge-offs totaled $13.4 million, or 0.24% annualized of total average loans, compared to $14.7 million, or 0.27% annualized in the prior quarter. For the originated portfolio, net charge-offs were $12.1 million, or 0.27% annualized of total average originated loans, compared to $14.2 million or 0.33% annualized. The ratio of the allowance for credit losses to total loans and leases was 0.81% at both December 31, 2018 and September 30, 2018. For the originated portfolio, the allowance for credit losses to total originated loans declined to 0.95% from 1.00% at September 30, 2018, directionally consistent with credit quality performance.

The effective tax rate was 13.5%, compared to 18.0%.  The decrease is primarily attributable to renewable energy tax credits related to lease financing projects.

The tangible common equity to tangible assets ratio (non-GAAP) increased 16 basis points to 7.05% at December 31, 2018, compared to 6.89% at September 30, 2018. The tangible book value per common share (non-GAAP) was $6.68 at December 31, 2018, an increase of $0.24 from September 30, 2018.

2018 Full Year - Comparison to Prior Year

Net interest income totaled $932.5 million, increasing $86.1 million, or 10.2%, reflecting average earning asset growth of $2.7 billion, or 10.7%. The net interest margin (FTE) (non-GAAP) contracted 4 basis points to 3.39%, reflecting a lower FTE adjustment due to the lower federal statutory tax rate. The tax-equivalent adjustment to net interest margin was 0.05%, compared to 0.08%.  Higher yields on earning assets and higher incremental purchase accounting accretion were offset by higher rates paid on deposits and borrowings.  The full year of 2018 included $14.4 million of higher incremental purchase accounting accretion and $2.5 million of higher cash recoveries, compared to the full year of 2017, reflecting improved credit quality.

Average loans totaled $21.6 billion, an increase of $2.1 billion, or 10.6%, due to the benefit from acquired balances and continued organic growth. Organic growth in total average loans equaled $1.1 billion, or 5.4%. Organic growth in average commercial loans totaled $575 million, or 4.4%, led by strong commercial activity in the Cleveland and Mid-Atlantic (Greater Baltimore-Washington D.C. markets) regions and continued growth in the equipment finance and asset-based lending businesses. Total average organic consumer loan growth of $533 million, or 7.1%, was led by strong growth in residential mortgage loans of $393 million and indirect auto loans of $364 million, partially offset by declines in consumer credit lines and direct installment balances.  Average deposits totaled $22.8 billion and increased $2.4 billion, or 11.6%, due to the benefit of acquired balances and average organic growth of $1.4 billion, or 6.6%.

Non-interest income totaled $275.7 million, increasing $23.2 million, or 9.2%.  Excluding the $5.1 million gain on the sale of Regency and $3.7 million loss on fixed assets related to branch consolidations in 2018 and the $2.6 million of merger-related net securities gains in 2017, non-interest income increased $24.4 million, or 9.7%, attributable to the continued growth of our fee-based businesses of trust services, brokerage, capital markets, and mortgage banking.  Those businesses grew revenue 11.7%, 14.8%, 28.7%, and 9.8%, respectively.

Non-interest expense totaled $694.5 million, increasing $13.0 million, or 1.9%. The full year of 2018 included $2.9 million of branch consolidation expenses and a $0.9 million discretionary 401(k) contribution made following tax reform, while 2017 included $56.5 million of merger-related expenses. Excluding these expenses, total non-interest expense increased $65.7 million, or 10.5%, with the increase primarily attributable to the expanded operations in North and South Carolina. The efficiency ratio (non-GAAP) was 54.8%, compared to 54.2% in 2017.

The provision for credit losses was $61.2 million, compared to $61.1 million. Net charge-offs totaled $56.0 million, or 0.26%, of total average loans, compared to $43.8 million, or 0.22% in 2017. Originated net charge-offs were 0.31% of total average originated loans, compared to 0.33%. Net charge-offs during 2018 included $13.4 million, or 0.06% on a GAAP basis, related to a sale of nonperforming loans and the sale of Regency.  Both actions had no associated provision impact.

The effective tax rate was 17.6%, and benefited from the lower corporate income tax rate and renewable energy tax credits obtained via lease financing. Income taxes for 2017 were affected by merger-related items and the impact of a $54.0 million reduction in the valuation of deferred tax assets reflecting the passage of the TCJA, which lowered the U.S. corporate income tax rate from 35% to 21% as of January 1, 2018.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures and Key Performance Indicators

To supplement our Consolidated Financial Statements presented in accordance with GAAP, we use certain non-GAAP financial measures, such as operating net income available to common stockholders, operating earnings per diluted common share, return on average tangible equity, return on average tangible common equity, return on average tangible assets, tangible book value per common share, the ratio of tangible equity to tangible assets, the ratio of tangible common equity to tangible assets, efficiency ratio, and net interest margin (FTE) to provide information useful to investors in understanding our operating performance and trends, and to facilitate comparisons with the performance of our peers. Management uses these measures internally to assess and better understand our underlying business performance and trends related to core business activities. The non-GAAP financial measures and key performance indicators we use may differ from the non-GAAP financial measures and key performance indicators other financial institutions use to assess their performance and trends.

These non-GAAP financial measures should be viewed as supplemental in nature, and not as a substitute for or superior to, our reported results prepared in accordance with GAAP. When non-GAAP financial measures are disclosed, the Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) Regulation G requires: (i) the presentation of the most directly comparable financial measure calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP and (ii) a reconciliation of the differences between the non-GAAP financial measure presented and the most directly comparable financial measure calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP. Reconciliations of non-GAAP operating measures to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures are included in the tables at the end of this release under the heading “Reconciliations of Non-GAAP Financial Measures and Key Performance Indicators to GAAP”.

Management believes charges such as merger expenses, branch consolidation costs and special one-time employee 401(k) contributions related to tax reform are not organic costs to run our operations and facilities. The merger expenses and branch consolidation charges principally represent expenses to satisfy contractual obligations of the acquired entity or closed branch without any useful ongoing benefit to us. These costs are specific to each individual transaction and may vary significantly based on the size and complexity of the transaction.  Similarly, gains derived from the sale of a business are not organic to our operations.

To provide more meaningful comparisons of net interest margin and efficiency ratio, we use net interest income on a taxable-equivalent basis in calculating net interest margin by increasing the interest income earned on tax-exempt assets (loans and investments) to make it fully equivalent to interest income earned on taxable investments (this adjustment is not permitted under GAAP).  Taxable-equivalent amounts for the 2018 period were calculated using a federal income tax rate of 21% provided under the TCJA (effective January 1, 2018).  Amounts for the 2017 periods were calculated using the previously applicable statutory federal income tax rate of 35%.

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Information

A number of statements (i) in this earnings release, (ii) in our presentations, and (iii) in our responses to questions on our conference call discussing our quarterly results and transactions, strategies and plans may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including our expectations relative to business and financial metrics, our outlook regarding revenues, expenses, earnings, liquidity, asset quality and statements regarding the impact of technology enhancements and customer and business process improvements.

Where we express an expectation or belief as to future events or results, such expectation or belief is expressed in good faith and believed to have a reasonable basis. However, our forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and assumptions that are subject to risk, uncertainties and unforeseen events which may cause actual results to differ materially from future results expressed, projected or implied by these forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made and are based on information available at that time. We assume no obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect circumstances or events that occur after the date the forward-looking statements were made or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events, except as required by federal securities laws. Further, it is not possible to assess the effect of all risk factors on our business to the extent to which any one risk factor or compilation thereof may cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statements. As forward-looking statements involve significant risks and uncertainties, caution should be exercised against placing undue reliance on such statements.

Such forward-looking statements may be expressed in a variety of ways, including the use of future and present tense language expressing expectations or predictions of future financial or business performance or conditions based on current performance and trends. Forward-looking statements are typically identified by words such as "believe," "plan," "expect," "anticipate," "intend," "outlook," "estimate," "forecast," "will," "should," "project," "goal," and other similar words and expressions. These forward-looking statements involve certain risks and uncertainties. In addition to factors previously disclosed in our reports filed with the SEC, the following factors, among others, could cause actual results to differ materially from forward-looking statements or historical performance: changes in asset quality and credit risk; the inability to sustain revenue and earnings growth; changes in interest rates, deposit costs and capital markets; changes or errors in the methodologies, models, assumptions and estimates we use to prepare our financial statements, make business decisions and manage risks; inflation; inability to effectively grow and expand our customer bases; our ability to execute on key priorities, including successful completion of acquisitions and dispositions, business retention, expansion plans, strategic plans and attracting, developing and retaining key executives; potential difficulties encountered in operating in new and remote geographic markets; customer borrowing, repayment, investment and deposit practices; customer disintermediation; the introduction, withdrawal, success and timing of business and technology initiatives; economic conditions in the various regions in which we operate; competitive conditions, including increased competition through internet, mobile banking, fintech, and other non-traditional competitors; the inability to realize cost savings or revenues or to implement integration plans and other consequences associated with acquisitions and divestitures; the inability to originate and re-sell mortgage loans in accordance with business plans; our inability to effectively manage our economic exposure and GAAP earnings exposure to interest rate volatility, including availability of appropriate derivative financial investments needed for interest rate risk management purposes; economic conditions; interruption in or breach of security of our information systems; the failure of third parties and vendors to comply with their obligations to us, including related to care, control, and protection of such information; the evolution of various types of fraud or other criminal behavior to which we are exposed; integrity and functioning of products, information systems and services provided by third party external vendors; changes in tax rules and regulations or interpretations including, but not limited to, the recently enacted TCJA; changes in or anticipated impact of accounting policies, standards and interpretations; ability to maintain adequate liquidity to fund our operations; changes in asset valuations; the initiation of significant legal or regulatory proceedings against us and the outcome of any significant legal or regulatory proceeding including, but not limited to, actions by federal or state authorities and class action cases, new decisions that result in changes to previously settled law or regulation, and any unexpected court or regulatory rulings; and the impact, extent and timing of technological changes, capital management activities, and other actions of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and legislative and regulatory actions and reforms.

The risks identified here are not exclusive. Actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied as a result of these risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, the risk factors and other uncertainties described in our Annual Report on Form 10-K (including MD&A section) for the year ended December 31, 2017, our subsequent 2018 Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q's (including the risk factors and risk management discussions) and our other subsequent filings with the SEC, which are available on our corporate website at https://www.fnb-online.com/about-us/investor-relations-shareholder-services. We have included our web address as an inactive textual reference only. Information on our website is not part of this earnings release.

Conference Call

FNB's Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Vincent J. Delie, Jr., Chief Financial Officer, Vincent J. Calabrese, Jr., and Chief Credit Officer, Gary L. Guerrieri, will host a conference call to discuss the Company's financial results on Tuesday, January 22, 2019, at 8:30 AM ET.

Participants are encouraged to pre-register for the conference call at http://dpregister.com/10127206. Callers who pre-register will be provided a conference passcode and unique PIN to gain immediate access to the call and bypass the live operator. Participants may pre-register at any time, including up to and after the call start time.

Dial-in Access: The conference call may be accessed by dialing (844) 802-2440 or (412) 317-5133 for international callers. Participants should ask to be joined into the F.N.B. Corporation call.

Webcast Access: The audio-only call and related presentation materials may be accessed via webcast through the "Investor Relations and Shareholder Services" section of the Corporation's website at www.fnbcorporation.com. Access to the live webcast will begin approximately 30 minutes prior to the start of the call.

Presentation Materials: Presentation slides and the earnings release will also be available prior to the start of the call on the "Investor Relations and Shareholder Services" section of the Corporation's website at www.fnbcorporation.com.

A replay of the call will be available shortly after the completion of the call until midnight ET on Tuesday, January 29, 2019. The replay can be accessed by dialing (877) 344-7529 or (412) 317-0088 for international callers; the conference replay access code is 10127206. Following the call, the related presentation materials will be posted to the "Investor Relations and Shareholder Services" section of F.N.B. Corporation's website at www.fnbcorporation.com.

About F.N.B. Corporation
F.N.B. Corporation (NYSE:FNB), headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is a diversified financial services company operating in six states. FNB holds a significant retail deposit market share in attractive markets including: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Baltimore, Maryland; Cleveland, Ohio; and Charlotte, Raleigh, Durham and the Piedmont Triad (Winston-Salem, Greensboro and High Point) in North Carolina. The Company has total assets of approximately $33 billion, and approximately 400 banking offices throughout Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland, West Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina.

FNB provides a full range of commercial banking, consumer banking and wealth management solutions through its subsidiary network which is led by its largest affiliate, First National Bank of Pennsylvania, founded in 1864. Commercial banking solutions include corporate banking, small business banking, investment real estate financing, business credit, capital markets and lease financing. The consumer banking segment provides a full line of consumer banking products and services, including deposit products, mortgage lending, consumer lending and a complete suite of mobile and online banking services. FNB's wealth management services include asset management, private banking and insurance.

The common stock of F.N.B. Corporation trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "FNB" and is included in Standard & Poor's MidCap 400 Index with the Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS) Regional Banks Sub-Industry Index. Customers, shareholders and investors can learn more about this regional financial institution by visiting the F.N.B. Corporation website at www.fnbcorporation.com.

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DATA SHEETS

Media Contact

Jennifer Reel
724-983-4856
724-699-6389 (cell)
reel@fnb-corp.com

Analyst/Institutional Investor Contact
Matthew Lazzaro
724-983-4254 
412-216-2510 (cell) 
lazzaro@fnb-corp.com

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