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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

FORM 10-K


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ANNUAL REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2011

OR

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TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the transition period from                        to                         

Commission File Number: 001-35033

Oconee Federal Financial Corp.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)

Federal
(State or Other Jurisdiction of
Incorporation or Organization)
  32-0330122
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification Number)

201 East North Second Street, Seneca, South Carolina
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)

 

29678
(Zip Code)

(864) 882-2765
(Registrant's Telephone Number Including Area Code)

         Securities Registered Pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

Title of Each Class   Name of Each Exchange on Which Registered
Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share   The NASDAQ Stock Market, LLC

         Securities Registered Pursuant to Section 12(g) of the Act: None

         Indicate by check mark if the registrant is a well-known seasoned issuer, as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act. Yes o    No ý

         Indicate by check mark if the registrant is not required to file reports pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Act. Yes o    No ý

         Indicate by check mark whether the registrant: (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file reports), and (2) has been subject to such requirements for the past 90 days.
(1) Yes ý    No o    (2) Yes ý    No o

         Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T during the preceding 12 months (or such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files). Yes o    No o

         Indicate by check mark if disclosure of delinquent filers pursuant to Item 405 of Regulation S-K (§229.405 of this chapter) is not contained herein, and will not be contained, to the best of registrant's knowledge, in definitive proxy or information statements incorporated by reference in Part III of this Form 10-K or any amendment to this Form 10-K. ý

         Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, or a smaller reporting company. See the definitions of "large accelerated filer", "accelerated filer" and "smaller reporting company" in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.

Large accelerated filer o   Accelerated filer o   Non-accelerated filer o   Smaller reporting company ý

         Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act). Yes o    No ý

         As of September 27, 2011 there were 6,348,000 shares outstanding of the registrant's common stock. The Registrant was not a reporting company as of the end of its last completed second fiscal quarter. The aggregate value of the voting and non-voting common stock held by non-affiliates of the registrant, computed by reference to the closing price of the common stock as of January 14, 2011 (the first day the Registrant's shares were publicly traded) was $18.96 million.


DOCUMENTS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE

    1.
    Portions of the Proxy Statement for the 2011 Annual Meeting of Stockholders. (Part III)



PART I

ITEM 1.    Business

Forward Looking Statements

        This annual report contains forward-looking statements, which can be identified by the use of such words as estimate, project, believe, intend, anticipate, plan, seek, expect and similar expressions. These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to:

    statements of our goals, intentions and expectations;

    statements regarding our business plans and prospects and growth and operating strategies;

    statements regarding the asset quality of our loan and investment portfolios; and

    estimates of our risks and future costs and benefits.

        These forward-looking statements are subject to significant risks, assumptions and uncertainties, including, among other things, the following important factors that could affect the actual outcome of future events:

    our ability to manage our operations under the current adverse economic conditions nationally and in our market area;

    adverse changes in the financial industry, securities, credit and national and local real estate markets (including real estate values);

    changes in the interest rate environment that reduce our margins or reduce the fair value of financial instruments and inflation;

    further declines in the yield on our assets resulting from the current low market interest rate environment;

    risks related to high concentration of loans secured by real estate located in our market area;

    significant increases in our loan losses;

    potential increases in deposit and premium assessments;

    our ability to pay dividends and the Oconee Federal, MHC's ability to waive receipt of dividends, under the regulation of the Federal Reserve Board;

    the impact of our being subject to regulation, effective July 21, 2011, by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and the Federal Reserve Board rather than the Office of Thrift Supervision;

    legislative or regulatory changes, including increased compliance costs resulting from the Dodd-Frank Act and regulations required to be promulgated thereunder, that adversely affect our business and earnings;

    changes in the level of government support of housing finance;

    significantly increased competition with either depository and non-depository financial institutions;

    changes in accounting policies and practices, as may be adopted by the bank regulatory agencies and the authoritative accounting and auditing bodies;

    risks and costs related to operating as a publicly traded company; and

    changes in our organization, compensation and benefit plans.

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        Because of these and other uncertainties, our actual future results may be materially different from the results indicated by these forward-looking statements.

Oconee Federal Financial Corp.

        Oconee Federal Financial Corp. is a federally-chartered corporation that was incorporated in January, 2011 to be the mid-tier stock holding company for Oconee Federal Savings and Loan Association in connection with the mutual-to-stock conversion of Oconee Federal Savings and Loan Association. The conversion was completed January 13, 2011. Oconee Federal Financial Corp. sold a total of 2,094,840 shares of common stock at $10.00 per share in the related offering, issued 4,127,470 shares to Oconee Federal, MHC, and contributed 125,690 shares to Oconee Federal Charitable Foundation, a charitable foundation formed in connection with the conversion to support various charitable organizations operating in our community. As a result of the offering, as of June 30, 2011, Oconee Federal Financial Corp. had 6,348,000 shares outstanding and a market capitalization of approximately $76.4 million. Net proceeds from the offering were approximately $19.5 million.

        The executive offices of Oconee Federal Financial Corp. are located at 201 East North Second Street, Seneca, South Carolina 29678, and the telephone number is (864) 882-2765. Our website address is www.oconeefederal.com. Information on our website should not be considered a part of this annual report. Oconee Federal Financial Corp. is subject to comprehensive regulation and examination by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, as successor to the Office of Thrift Supervision with respect to savings and loan holding companies.

        At June 30, 2011, we had total assets of $374.3 million, total deposits of $292.5 million and total equity of $80.2 million. We recorded net income of $2.3 million for the year ended June 30, 2011.

Oconee Federal Savings and Loan Association

        Oconee Federal Savings and Loan Association is a federally chartered savings and loan association headquartered in Seneca, South Carolina. Oconee Federal Savings and Loan Association was originally chartered by the State of South Carolina in 1924 as Seneca Building and Loan Association. In 1958, it changed its name to "Oconee Savings and Loan Association" and in 1991 it converted to a federal charter under the name "Oconee Federal Savings and Loan Association."

        Our principal business consists of attracting retail deposits from the general public in our market area and investing those deposits, together with funds generated from operations, in one- to four-family residential mortgage loans and, to a much lesser extent, non-residential mortgage, construction and land and other loans. We also invest in U.S. Government and federal agency securities and mortgage-backed securities and short-term deposits. We have also used borrowed funds as a source of funds, and we borrow principally from the Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta. We conduct our business from our main office, our executive office annex and three branch offices. All of our offices are located in Oconee County, South Carolina. Our primary market area consists of Oconee County and the nearby communities and townships in adjacent counties in South Carolina.

        Oconee Federal Savings and Loan Association is subject to comprehensive regulation and examination by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, as successor to the Office of Thrift Supervision with respect to federally chartered savings and loan associations, and by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Oconee Federal Savings and Loan Association is a member of the Federal Home Loan Bank system.

Oconee Federal, MHC

        Oconee Federal, MHC is a federally-chartered mutual holding company formed in January, 2011 to become the mutual holding company of Oconee Federal Financial Corp. in connection with the

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mutual-to-stock conversion of Oconee Federal Savings and Loan Association. As a mutual non-stock holding company, Oconee Federal, MHC has as its members all holders of deposit accounts at, and certain borrowers of, Oconee Federal Savings and Loan Association as of October 21, 1991. As a mutual holding company, Oconee Federal, MHC is required by law to own a majority of the voting stock of Oconee Federal Financial Corp. Oconee Federal, MHC is not currently, and at no time has been, an operating company.

Market Area

        We conduct business through our main office, our executive office annex and one branch office located in Seneca, South Carolina and one additional branch office located in each of Walhalla, South Carolina and Westminster, South Carolina. All five of our offices are located in Oconee County, which is located on the I-85 corridor between the Charlotte and Atlanta metropolitan areas, approximately 120 miles south of Charlotte and approximately 120 miles north of Atlanta. Our offices are also located approximately 40 miles south of Greenville, South Carolina, and 10 miles from Clemson, South Carolina.

        Our primary market area, which consists of Oconee County and the nearby communities and townships in adjacent counties in South Carolina, is mostly rural and suburban in nature. The Oconee County economy has historically been concentrated in manufacturing. Plant closings and layoffs in this sector in recent years have contributed to high unemployment in Oconee County. The regional economy is fairly diversified, with services, wholesale/retail trade, manufacturing and government providing the primary support. In addition, Oconee County and nearby counties are experiencing an increase in retiree populations.

        The largest employers in Oconee County are education and health services providers, public utilities and light manufacturing companies, including the Oconee County and Seneca City School Systems, Oconee Memorial Hospital, Duke Energy, an electric utility and provider of nuclear and hydroelectric energy, Schneider Electric-Square D, a manufacturer of electronic components, Itron, a manufacturer of electronic measuring devices and Covidien, a manufacturer of healthcare products. Other employers include the local government, retail trade and the leisure/hospitality industry. Many residents of Oconee County are employed in nearby Greenville, South Carolina, which has major employers such as BMW Motors, Inc. and Greenville Memorial Hospital, and in Pickens County, which has major employers such as Clemson University and the Pickens County school system. In addition, although we only accept deposits from existing customers and residents of Oconee County, we extend credit to residents of adjacent counties in order to take advantage of the additional lending market located in these areas.

        The local economy has been adversely affected by the recent recession. In particular, light manufacturing industries have experienced plant closings and layoffs. Oconee County's and South Carolina's respective June 2011 unemployment rates of 11.3% and 10.5% were above the comparable United States unemployment rate of 9.2 The 2009 median household income in Oconee County was $39,840 compared to median household income of $42,580 for South Carolina and $50,221 for the United States.

Competition

        Competition for making loans and attracting deposits in our primary market area is intense, particularly in light of the relatively modest population base of Oconee County and the relatively large number of institutions that maintain a presence in the county. Financial institution competitors in our primary market area include other locally-based commercial banks, thrifts and credit unions, as well as regional and super-regional banks. We also compete with depository and lending institutions not physically located in our primary market area but capable of doing business remotely, mortgage loan

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originators and mortgage brokers and other companies in the financial services industry, such as investment firms, mutual funds and insurance companies. Some of our competitors offer products and services that we currently do not offer, such as trust services and private banking. To meet our competition, we seek to emphasize our community orientation, local and timely decision making and superior customer service. As of June 30, 2010, our market share of deposits represented 22.81% of FDIC-insured deposits in Oconee County.

Lending Activities

        The principal lending activity of Oconee Federal Savings and Loan Association is originating one- to four-family residential mortgage loans and, to a much lesser extent, home equity loans, non-residential mortgage loans, construction and land loans, and other loans. In recent years we have modestly expanded our non-residential mortgage loans in an effort to diversify our overall loan portfolio, increase the yield of our loans and shorten asset duration. In addition, we may modestly increase our home equity loan portfolio.

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        Loan Portfolio Composition.    The following table sets forth the composition of our loan portfolio by type of loan at the dates indicated.

 
  At or For the Year Ended June 30,  
 
  2011   2010   2009   2008   2007  
 
  Amount   Percent   Amount   Percent   Amount   Percent   Amount   Percent   Amount   Percent  
 
  (Dollars in thousands)
 

Real estate loans:

                                                             

One- to four-family(1)

  $ 249,064     93.16 % $ 250,390     93.81 % $ 232,106     93.66 % $ 230,260     94.37 % $ 225,424     95.29 %

Multi-family

    269     0.10     380     0.14     395     0.16     480     0.20     234     0.10  

Home equity

    466     0.17     510     0.19     892     0.36     1,239     0.51     458     0.19  

Non-residential

    9,399     3.52     9,456     3.54     8,353     3.37     5,751     2.36     3,045     1.29  

Construction and land

    7,156     2.68     5,158     1.94     4,867     1.97     5,116     2.09     6,304     2.66  
                                           
 

Total real estate loans

    266,354     99.63     265,894     99.62     246,613     99.52     242,846     99.53     235,465     99.53  

Consumer and other loans

    985     0.37     1,012     0.38     1,194     0.48     1,141     0.47     1,102     0.47  
                                           
 

Total loans

  $ 267,339     100.00 % $ 266,906     100.00 % $ 247,807     100.00 % $ 243,987     100.00 % $ 236,567     100.00 %
                                           

Net deferred loan fees

    (1,677 )         (1,690 )         (1,580 )         (1,459 )         (1,428 )      

Allowance for losses

    (749 )         (888 )         (258 )         (325 )         (284 )      
                                                     
 

Loans, net

  $ 264,913         $ 264,328         $ 245,969         $ 242,203         $ 234,855        
                                                     

(1)
Includes $2.7 million and $3.1 million of loans secured by modular and manufactured homes as of June 30, 2011 and June 30, 2010, respectively.

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        Contractual Maturities and Interest Rate Sensitivity.    The following table summarizes the scheduled repayments of our loan portfolio at June 30, 2011. Demand loans, loans having no stated repayment schedule or maturity, and overdraft loans are reported as being due in one year or less. Loans are presented net of loans in process.

 
  One- to Four-
Family
  Multi-family   Home Equity   Non-
residential
  Construction
and Land
  Consumer
and Other
  Total  
 
  (Dollars in thousands)
 

Amounts due in:

                                           

One year or less

  $ 39   $   $ 1   $ 4   $   $ 741   $ 785  

More than one to two years

    231             15         146     392  

More than two to three years

    407             49         11     467  

More than three to five years

    1,716         6     176     31     87     2,016  

More than five to ten years

    28,475         459     130     2,285         31,349  

More than ten to fifteen years

    30,144             282     549         30,975  

More than fifteen years

    188,052     269         8,743     4,291         201,355  
                               
 

Total

  $ 249,064   $ 269   $ 466   $ 9,399   $ 7,156   $ 985   $ 267,339  
                               

        The following table summarizes our fixed-rate and adjustable-rate loans that are due after June 30, 2012.

Fixed-rate loans

  $ 230,163   $   $ 465   $ 9,395   $ 7,146   $ 244   $ 247,413  

Adjustable-rate loans

    18,862     269             10         19,141  
                               
 

Total

  $ 249,025   $ 269   $ 465   $ 9,395   $ 7,156   $ 244   $ 266,554  
                               

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        Loan Approval Procedures and Authority.    Pursuant to federal law, the aggregate amount of loans that Oconee Federal Savings and Loan Association is permitted to make to any one borrower or a group of related borrowers is generally limited to 15% of Oconee Federal Savings and Loan Association's unimpaired capital and surplus (25% if the amount in excess of 15% is secured by "readily marketable collateral" or 30% for certain residential development loans). At June 30, 2011, based on the 15% limitation, Oconee Federal Savings and Loan Association's loans-to-one-borrower limit was approximately $12.0 million. On the same date, Oconee Federal Savings and Loan Association had no borrowers with outstanding balances in excess of this amount. At June 30, 2011, our largest loan relationship with one borrower was for approximately $3.5 million secured by a church building located in Seneca, South Carolina, and was performing in accordance with its terms on that date.

        Our lending is subject to written underwriting standards and origination procedures. Decisions on loan applications are made on the basis of detailed applications submitted by the prospective borrower, credit histories that we obtain, and property valuations (consistent with our appraisal policy) prepared by outside independent licensed appraisers approved by our board of directors as well as internal evaluations, where permitted by regulations. The loan applications are designed primarily to determine the borrower's ability to repay the requested loan, and the more significant items on the application are verified through use of credit reports, financial statements and tax returns.

        Under our loan policy, the loan officer processing an application is responsible for ensuring proposals and approval of any extensions of credit are in compliance with internal policies and procedures and applicable laws and regulations, and for establishing and maintaining credit files and documentation sufficient to support the loan and to perfect any collateral position. The Loan Committee of the board of directors reviews all loan applications, and may override the risk analysis of loan officers.

        Our lending officers do not have individual lending authority. The Loan Committee has approval authority for loans up to $250 thousand. Real estate loans over $250 thousand must be approved by the Loan Committee and ratified by the board of directors. Our board of directors must approve all loans in excess of $500 thousand. To ensure adequate liquidity, under our loan policy, aggregate loans outstanding should not exceed our total deposits and advances from the Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta.

        Generally, we require title insurance or abstracts on our mortgage loans as well as fire and extended coverage casualty insurance in amounts at least equal to the principal amount of the loan or the value of improvements on the property, depending on the type of loan.

        One- to Four-Family Residential Real Estate Lending.    The cornerstone of our lending program has long been the origination of long-term loans secured by mortgages on owner-occupied one- to four-family residences. At June 30, 2011, $249.1 million, or 93.2% of our total loan portfolio, consisted of one- to four-family residential mortgage loans. At that date, our average outstanding one- to four-family residential mortgage loan balance was $118 thousand and our largest outstanding residential loan had a principal balance of $1.2 million. At June 30, 2011, of our ten largest loans, five loans totaling $5.6 million were residential mortgages. Virtually all of the residential mortgage loans we originate are secured by properties located in our market area.

        The terms of our mortgage loans are generally up to 30 years for traditional homes and up to 15 years for manufactured or modular homes. The terms of non-owner-occupied homes are generally up to 15 years for fixed-rate loans and up to 30 years for adjustable-rate loans. Due to consumer demand in the current low market interest rate environment, many of our recent originations are 15- to 30-year fixed-rate loans secured by one- to four-family residential real estate. Although we typically retain in our portfolio the loans we originate, we generally originate our fixed-rate one- to four-family residential loans in accordance with secondary market standards. At June 30, 2011, we had in our

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portfolio $30.9 million of residential mortgage loans with original contractual maturities of 10 years or less, $30.1 million of residential mortgage loans with original contractual maturities between 10 and 15 years and $188.1 million of residential mortgage loans with original contractual maturities in excess of 15 years.

        In order to reduce the term to repricing of our loan portfolio, we also originate one-year adjustable-rate one- to four-family residential mortgage loans. Our current adjustable-rate mortgage loans have fixed rates for the first 12 months, and then carry interest rates that adjust annually at a rate based on the change, between closing of the loan and the adjustment date, of the Federal Home Loan Bank Board's published contract interest rate, which represents the national average rate for purchases of previously occupied homes. Such loans carry terms to maturity of up to 30 years. The adjustable-rate mortgage loans currently offered by us generally provide for a 100 basis point annual interest rate change cap, a lifetime cap of 500 basis points over the initial rate and a lifetime floor of 200 basis points under the initial rate.

        Although adjustable-rate mortgage loans may reduce to an extent our vulnerability to changes in market interest rates because they periodically reprice, as interest rates increase, the required payments due from the borrower also increase (subject to rate caps), increasing the potential for default by the borrower. At the same time, the marketability of the underlying collateral may be adversely affected by higher interest rates. Upward adjustments of the contractual interest rate are also limited by the maximum periodic and lifetime rate adjustments permitted by our loan documents. At June 30, 2011, $18.9 million, or 7.7%, of our one- to four-family residential loans, had adjustable rates of interest. During the year ended June 30, 2011, we originated 10 one-to-four family residential loans totaling $617 thousand with adjustable rates of interest.

        We evaluate both the borrower's ability to make principal, interest and escrow payments and the value of the property that will secure the loan. Our one- to four-family residential mortgage loans do not currently include prepayment penalties, are non-assumable and do not produce negative amortization. Our one- to four-family residential mortgage loans customarily include due-on-sale clauses giving us the right to declare the loan immediately due and payable in the event that, among other things, the borrower sells the property subject to the mortgage.

        We currently originate residential mortgage loans for our portfolio with loan-to-value ratios of up to 80% for traditional owner-occupied homes. For traditional homes, we may originate loans with loan-to-value ratios in excess of 80% if the borrower obtains mortgage insurance or provides readily marketable collateral. We may make exceptions for special loan programs that we offer. For example, we currently offer mortgages of up to $95 thousand with loan-to-value ratios of up to 95% to low- to moderate-income borrowers solely for the purchase of their primary residence. We also originate residential mortgage loans for non-owner-occupied homes with loan-to-value ratios of up to 80%.

        We also originate residential mortgage loans with loan-to-value ratios of up to 75% for manufactured or modular homes. We require lower loan-to-value ratios for manufactured and modular homes because such homes tend to depreciate over time. Manufactured or modular homes must be permanently affixed to a lot to make them more difficult to move without our permission. Such homes must be "de-titled" by the State of South Carolina so that they are taxed and must be transferred as residential homes rather than vehicles. We also obtain a mortgage on the real estate to which such homes are affixed. At June 30, 2011, the balance of loans secured by manufactured or modular homes was $2.7 million, representing 1.1% of our one- to four-family residential loans and 1.0% of our total loans.

        At June 30, 2011, we had $1.9 million of one- to four-family residential mortgage loans that were 60 days or more delinquent.

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        Non-Residential Real Estate Lending.    Our non-residential real estate loans are secured primarily by churches and, to a much lesser extent, office buildings, and retail and mixed-use properties located in our primary market area. We believe that focusing on loans to churches enables us to maintain our status as a community-oriented institution, and build our customer base as congregation members become familiar with us. At June 30, 2011, we had $9.4 million in non-residential real estate loans, representing 3.5% of our total loan portfolio.

        The non-residential real estate loans that we originate generally have maximum terms of 5 years with amortization periods of 30 years. For loans secured by church property, our loans generally have maximum terms of 20 years with amortization periods of up to 20 years. The maximum loan-to-value ratio of our non-residential real estate loans is generally 75%. At June 30, 2011, our average outstanding non-residential mortgage loan balance was $336 thousand, and our largest non-residential real estate loan totaled $3.5 million. This loan is secured by a mortgage on a church building in Seneca, South Carolina, and, at June 30, 2011, this loan was performing in accordance with its terms. At June 30, 2011, of our ten largest loans, 2 loans totaling $5.1 million were non-residential real estate loans.

        Set forth below is information regarding our non-residential real estate loans at June 30, 2011.

Type of Loan
  Number of Loans   Balance  
 
   
  (Dollars in thousands)
 

Church

    19   $ 9,047  

Other Non-Residential

    9     352  
           

Total

    28   $ 9,399  
           

        We consider a number of factors in originating non-residential real estate loans. We evaluate the qualifications and financial condition of the borrower, including credit history, cash flows, the applicable business plan, the financial resources of the borrower, the borrower's experience in owning or managing similar property and the borrower's payment history with us and other financial institutions. In evaluating the property securing the loan, the factors we consider include the net operating income of the mortgaged property before debt service and depreciation, the ratio of the loan amount to the appraised value of the mortgaged property and the debt service coverage ratio (the ratio of net operating income to debt service). For church loans, we also consider the length of time the church has been in existence, the size and financial strength of the denomination with which it is affiliated, attendance figures and growth projections and current and pro forma operating budgets. The collateral underlying all non-residential real estate loans is appraised by outside independent appraisers approved by our board of directors. Personal guarantees may be obtained from the principals of non-residential real estate borrowers and, in the case of church loans, guarantees from the applicable denomination may be obtained.

        Loans secured by non-residential real estate generally are larger than one- to four-family residential loans and involve greater credit risk. Non-residential real estate loans often involve large loan balances to single borrowers or groups of related borrowers. Repayment of these loans depends to a large degree on the results of operations and management of the properties securing the loans or the businesses conducted on such property, and may be affected to a greater extent by adverse conditions in the real estate market or the economy in general, including the current adverse conditions. In addition, because a church's financial stability often depends on donations from congregation members, some of whom may not reside in our market area, rather than income from business operations, repayment may be affected by economic conditions that affect individuals located both in our market area and in other market areas with which we are not as familiar. In addition, due to the unique nature of church buildings and properties, the real estate securing church loans may be less marketable than other non-residential real estate. Accordingly, the nature of these loans makes them more difficult for

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management to monitor and evaluate. At June 30, 2011, all of our non-residential real estate loans were performing in accordance with their terms.

        Construction Lending.    We make construction loans to individuals for the construction of their primary residences. These loans generally have maximum terms of eight months, and upon completion of construction convert to conventional amortizing mortgage loans. These construction loans have rates and terms comparable to one- to four-family residential mortgage loans that we originate. During the construction phase, the borrower generally pays interest only. The maximum loan-to-value ratio of our owner-occupied construction loans is 80%. Residential construction loans are generally underwritten pursuant to the same guidelines used for originating permanent residential mortgage loans.

        We also make interim construction loans for non-residential properties. In addition, we occasionally make loans for the construction of homes "on speculation," but we generally permit a borrower to have only one such loan at a time. These loans generally have a maximum term of eight months, and upon completion of construction convert to conventional amortizing non-residential real estate loans. These construction loans have rates and terms comparable to permanent loans secured by property of the type being constructed that we originate. The maximum loan-to-value ratio of these construction loans is 80%.

        Finally, we make loans secured by land to complement our construction and non-residential lending activities. These loans have terms of up to 10 years, and maximum loan-to-value ratios of 90% for improved lots and 65% for unimproved land.

 
  Number of
Loans
  Loans in
Process
  Net Principal
Balance
  Non-
Performing
 
 
  (Dollars in thousands)
 

One- to four-family construction

    33   $ 7,599   $ 4,291   $  

Non-residential construction

                 

Residential land

    27         2,865      
                   

Total construction and land loans

    60   $ 7,599   $ 7,156   $  
                   

        At June 30, 2011, our largest outstanding residential construction loan was for $1.6 million, of which $541 thousand was outstanding. This loan was performing according to its terms at June 30, 2011. At June 30, 2011, all of our construction loans were performing in accordance with their terms.

        The application process for a construction loan includes a submission to Oconee Federal Savings and Loan Association of accurate plans, specifications and costs of the project to be constructed or developed, a copy of the deed or plat survey of the real estate involved in the loan and an appraisal of the proposed collateral for the loan. Our construction loan agreements generally provide that loan proceeds are disbursed in increments as construction progresses. Outside independent licensed or certified appraisers inspect the progress of the construction of the dwelling before disbursements are made.

        To the extent our construction loans are not made to owner-occupants of single-family homes, they are more vulnerable to changes in economic conditions and the concentration of credit with a limited number of borrowers. Further, the nature of these loans is such that they are more difficult to evaluate and monitor. Our risk of loss on a construction or land loan is dependent largely upon the accuracy of the initial estimate of the property's value upon completion of the project and the estimated cost (including interest) of the project. If the estimate of value proves to be inaccurate, we may be confronted, at or prior to the maturity of the loan, with a project with a value which is insufficient to assure full repayment and/or the possibility of having to make substantial investments to complete and sell the project. Because defaults in repayment may not occur during the construction period, it may be difficult to identify problem loans at an early stage.

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        Home Equity Lending.    We originate fixed-rate home equity loans secured by a lien on the borrower's primary residence, but only where we hold the first mortgage on the property. Our home equity loans are limited to an 80% loan-to-value ratio (including all prior liens), and have terms of up to 10 years with 10-year amortization periods. We use the same underwriting standards for home equity loans as we use for one- to four-family residential mortgage loans. Although we do not currently offer home equity lines of credit, we may offer lines of credit in the future. We expect that any lines of credit that we issue will be originated and underwritten using the same standards that we use for home equity loans and residential mortgage loans. At June 30, 2011, we had $466 thousand of home equity loans outstanding, representing 0.17% of our total loan portfolio.

        Consumer Lending.    We offer installment loans for various consumer purposes, including the purchase of automobiles, boats, appliances and recreational vehicles, and for other legitimate personal purposes. The maximum terms of consumer loans is 18 months for unsecured loans, 12 months for loans secured by marketable securities and 18-60 months for loans secured by a vehicle, depending on the age of the vehicle.

        To date, our consumer lending apart from home equity loans has been quite limited. We generally only extend consumer loans to existing customers or their immediate family members, and these loans generally have relatively low limits. At June 30, 2011, we had $985 thousand of consumer loans outstanding, representing 0.37% of our total loan portfolio. Of these loans, $944 thousand were secured by deposits at Oconee Federal Savings and Loan Association.

        Consumer loans may entail greater credit risk than residential mortgage loans, particularly in the case of consumer loans that are unsecured or are secured by rapidly depreciable assets, such as automobiles. In addition, consumer loan collections are dependent on the borrower's continuing financial stability, and thus are more likely to be affected by adverse personal circumstances. Furthermore, the application of various federal and state laws, including bankruptcy and insolvency laws, may limit the amount which can be recovered on such loans. At June 30, 2011, all of our consumer loans were performing in accordance with their terms.

Originations, Purchases and Sales of Loans

        Lending activities are conducted solely by our salaried personnel operating at our main and branch office locations. All loans originated by us are underwritten pursuant to our policies and procedures. We originate both fixed-rate and adjustable-rate loans. Our ability to originate fixed or adjustable-rate loans is dependent upon relative customer demand for such loans, which is affected by current and expected future levels of market interest rates. We originate real estate and other loans through our salaried loan officers, marketing efforts, our customer base, walk-in customers and referrals from real estate brokers, builders and attorneys.

        We currently do not purchase whole loans or interests in loans from third parties or sell any of the loans that we originate into the secondary market. However, we may in the future elect to do so, depending on market conditions, in order to supplement our loan production or diversify our risk.

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        The following table shows our loan origination and principal repayment activity for loans originated for our portfolios during the periods indicated:

 
  Years Ended June 30,  
 
  2011   2010  
 
  (In thousands)
 

Total loans at beginning of period

  $ 266,906   $ 247,807  

Loans originated:

             

Real estate loans:

             
 

One- to four-family

    30,674     38,823  
 

Multi-family

         
 

Home equity

    21     90  
 

Non-residential

    184     744  
 

Construction and land

    21,329     21,251  
           
   

Total real estate loans

    52,208     60,908  

Consumer and other loans

    271     652  
           

Total loans originated

    52,479     61,560  

Deduct:

             
 

Principal repayments

    (49,499 )   (41,140 )
 

Transfers to real estate owned

    (2,547 )   (1,321 )
           

Net loan activity

    433     19,099  
           

Total loans at end of period

  $ 267,339   $ 266,906  
           

Delinquencies and Non-Performing Assets

        Delinquency Procedures.    When a loan payment becomes 20 days past due, we contact the customer by mailing a late notice. If a loan payment becomes 30 days past due, we mail a "right to cure" letter to the borrower and any co-makers and endorsers. If a loan payment becomes 90 days past due (or a borrower misses three consecutive payments, whichever occurs first), we send a demand letter and generally cease accruing interest. It is our policy to institute legal procedures for collection or foreclosure when a loan becomes 90 days past due, unless management determines that it is in the best interest of Oconee Federal Savings and Loan Association to work further with the borrower to arrange a workout plan. It is our policy to not accept deeds in lieu of foreclosure.

        When we acquire real estate as a result of foreclosure, the real estate is classified as real estate owned. The real estate owned is recorded at the lower of carrying amount or fair value, less estimated costs to sell. Soon after acquisition, we order a new appraisal to determine the current market value of the property. Any excess of the recorded value of the loan satisfied over the market value of the property is charged against the allowance for loan losses, or, if the existing allowance is inadequate, charged to expense of the current period. After acquisition, all costs incurred in maintaining the property are expensed. Costs relating to the development and improvement of the property, however, are capitalized to the extent of estimated fair value less estimated costs to sell.

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        Delinquent Loans.    The following table sets forth our loan delinquencies, including non-accrual loans, by type and amount at the dates indicated.

 
  At June 30,  
 
  2011   2010  
 
  30 - 59
Days
Past Due
  60 - 89
Days
Past Due
  90 Days
or More
Past Due
  30 - 59
Days
Past Due
  60 - 89
Days
Past Due
  90 Days
or More
Past Due
 
 
  (Dollars in thousands)
 

Real estate loans:

                                     
 

One- to four-family

  $ 3,741   $ 325   $ 1,567   $ 3,559   $ 1,150   $ 3,978  
 

Multi-family

                         
 

Home equity

                         
 

Non-residential

                         
 

Construction and land

    54                      
                           
   

Total real estate loans

    3,795     325     1,567     3,559     1,150     3,978  

Consumer and other loans

                5          
                           
   

Total

  $ 3,795   $ 325   $ 1,567   $ 3,564   $ 1,150   $ 3,978  
                           

        The decrease in one- to four-family real estate loan delinquencies at June 30, 2011, compared to June 30, 2010 is the result of several factors. First, although economic conditions in Oconee County have stabilized somewhat, the unemployment rate in Oconee County continues to exceed the unemployment rates of the State of South Carolina and the United States. The current economic conditions have also resulted in reduced income growth in Oconee County. Both unemployment and reduced income growth contribute to borrowers' inability to make timely payments on loans. In addition, the value of property used as collateral on one- to four-family real estate loans continued to decline or remained depressed, which eliminates alternatives for borrowers, including refinancing or the ability to sell the property used as collateral in order to repay the loan. These factors are the primary reasons for the slight increase in 30-59 days past due loans. In addition, although we have continued to be flexible in initiating foreclosure proceedings with borrowers who are delinquent but from whom we are collecting payments in amounts that will allow the loan to become current within a reasonable time, we have pursued foreclosure with respect to an increased number of 60-89 days past due and 90+ days past due loans, resulting in a significant decrease in those categories of loans as well as an increase in real estate owned.

        Classified Assets.    Federal regulations provide for the classification of loans and other assets, such as debt and equity securities considered to be of lesser quality, as "substandard," "doubtful" or "loss." An asset is considered "substandard" if it is inadequately protected by the current net worth and paying capacity of the obligor or of the collateral pledged, if any. "Substandard" assets include those characterized by the "distinct possibility" that the insured institution will sustain "some loss" if the deficiencies are not corrected. Assets classified as "doubtful" have all of the weaknesses inherent in those classified "substandard," with the added characteristic that the weaknesses present make "collection or liquidation in full," on the basis of currently existing facts, conditions, and values, "highly questionable and improbable." Assets classified as "loss" are those considered "uncollectible" and of such little value that their continuance as assets without the establishment of a specific loss allowance is not warranted. Assets which do not currently expose the insured institution to sufficient risk to warrant classification in one of the aforementioned categories but possess weaknesses are designated as "special mention" by our management.

        When an insured institution classifies problem assets as either substandard or doubtful, it may establish general allowances in an amount deemed prudent by management to cover probable accrued losses. General allowances represent loss allowances which have been established to cover probable

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accrued losses associated with lending activities, but which, unlike specific allowances, have not been allocated to particular problem assets. When an insured institution classifies problem assets as "loss," it is required either to establish a specific allowance for losses equal to 100% of that portion of the asset so classified or to charge-off such amount. An institution's determination as to the classification of its assets and the amount of its valuation allowances is subject to review by the regulatory authorities, which may require the establishment of additional general or specific loss allowances.

        In connection with the filing of our periodic reports our regulators and in accordance with our classification of assets policy, we regularly review the problem loans in our portfolio to determine whether any loans require classification in accordance with applicable regulations.

        On the basis of this review of our assets, our classified or special mention assets at the dates indicated were as set forth below. Special mention and substandard assets are presented gross of allowance, and doubtful assets are presented net of allowance.

 
  At June 30,  
 
  2011   2010  
 
  (Dollars in
thousands)

 

Special mention assets

  $ 12   $ 1,414  

Substandard assets

    1,996     3,298  

Doubtful assets(1)

    2,254     751  

Loss assets

         
           

Total classified assets

  $ 4,262   $ 5,463  
           

(1)
Consists solely of real estate owned.

        The decrease in loans classified as special mention or substandard from June 30, 2010 to 2011 was due to an increase in real estate owned resulting from increased loan foreclosures.

        Non-Performing Assets.    We generally cease accruing interest on our loans when contractual payments of principal or interest have become 90 days delinquent unless the loan is well-secured and in the process of collection. Loans are placed on non-accrual or charged off at an earlier date if collection of principal or interest is considered doubtful. All interest accrued but not received for loans placed on non-accrual is reversed against interest income. Interest received on such loans is accounted for on the cash-basis or cost-recovery method, until the loans qualifies for return to accrual. Generally, loans are restored to accrual status when all the principal and interest amounts contractually due are brought current, and future payments are reasonably assured. Loans are moved to non-accrual status in accordance with our policy, which is typically after 90 days of non-payment.

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        The table below sets forth the amounts and categories of our non-performing assets at the dates indicated.

 
  At June 30,  
 
  2011   2010   2009   2008   2007  
 
  (Dollars in thousands)
 

Non-accrual loans:

                               

Real estate loans:

                               
 

One- to four-family

  $ 1,567   $ 3,214   $ 1,286   $ 1,037   $ 528  
 

Multi-family

                     
 

Home equity

                     
 

Non-residential

            211          
 

Construction and land

                     
                       
   

Total real estate loans

    1,567     3,214     1,497     1,037     528  

Consumer and other loans

                     
     

Total nonaccrual loans

  $ 1,567   $ 3,214   $ 1,497   $ 1,037   $ 528  
                       

Accruing loans past due 90 days or more
Real estate loans:

                               
 

One- to four-family

  $   $ 764   $ 452   $ 238   $ 123  
 

Multi-family

                     
 

Home equity

                     
 

Non-residential

                    7  
 

Construction and land

                     
                       
   

Total real estate loans

        764     452     238     130  

Consumer and other loans

                     
     

Total accruing loans past due 90 days or more

        764     452     238     130  
                       
       

Total of nonaccrual and 90 days or more past due loans

  $ 1,567   $ 3,978   $ 1,949   $ 1,275   $ 658  
                       

Real estate owned

                               
 

One- to four-family

  $ 2,254   $ 751   $ 100   $ 58   $  
 

Multi-family

                     
 

Home equity

                     
 

Non-residential

                     
 

Other

                     
 

Other nonperforming assets

                     
                       
   

Total nonperforming assets

  $ 3,821   $ 4,729   $ 2,049   $ 1,333   $ 658  
                       

Troubled debt restructurings

                     
                       

Troubled debt restructurings and total nonperforming assets

  $ 3,821   $ 4,729   $ 2,049   $ 1,333   $ 658  
                       

Total nonperforming loans to total loans

    0.59 %   1.49 %   0.79 %   0.52 %   0.28 %

Total nonperforming assets to total assets

    1.02 %   1.42 %   0.66 %   0.43 %   0.22 %

Total nonperforming assets to loans and real estate owned

    1.42 %   1.77 %   0.83 %   0.55 %   0.28 %

        All nonperforming loans in the table above were classified as substandard. There were no other loans that are not already disclosed where there is information about possible credit problems of borrowers that caused us serious doubts about the ability of the borrowers to comply with present loan repayment terms and that may result in disclosure of such loans in the future.

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        Interest income that would have been recorded had our non-accruing loans been current in accordance with their original terms was $62 thousand for the year ended June 30, 2011. Interest of $49 thousand was recognized on these loans and is included in net income for the year ended June 30, 2011.

Allowance for Loan Losses

        Analysis and Determination of the Allowance for Loan Losses.    Our allowance for loan losses is the amount considered necessary to reflect probable losses inherent in our loan portfolio. We evaluate the need to establish allowances against losses on loans on a quarterly basis. When additional allowances are necessary, a provision for loan losses is charged to earnings.

        Our methodology for assessing the appropriateness of the allowance for loan losses consists of two key elements: (a) specific allowances for identified problem loans; and (b) a general valuation allowance on the remainder of the loan portfolio. Although we determine the amount of each element of the allowance separately, the entire allowance for loan losses is available for the entire portfolio.

        Specific Allowances for Identified Problem Loans.    We establish a specific allowance when loans are determined to be impaired. Loss is measured by determining the present value of expected future cash flows or, for collateral-dependent loans, the fair value of the collateral adjusted for market conditions and selling expenses. Factors in identifying a specific problem loan include:

    the strength of the customer's personal or business cash flows;

    the availability of other sources of repayment;

    the amount due or past due;

    the type and value of collateral;

    the strength of our collateral position;

    the estimated cost to sell the collateral; and

    the borrower's effort to cure the delinquency.

In addition, for loans secured by real estate, we consider the extent of any past due and unpaid property taxes applicable to the property serving as collateral on the mortgage.

        General Valuation Allowance on Certain Identified Problem Loans.    Although our policy allows for a general valuation allowance on certain smaller balance, homogenous pools of loans classified as substandard, we have historically evaluated every nonperforming loan, regardless of size, for impairment in establishing a specific allowance.

        General Valuation Allowance on the Remainder of the Loan Portfolio.    We establish a general allowance for loans that are not otherwise specifically identified as impaired to recognize the probable incurred losses within our portfolio, but which, unlike specific allowances, has not been allocated to particular problem loans. In estimating this portion of the allowance, we apply loss factors to each category of loan. We estimate our loss factors taking into consideration both quantitative and qualitative aspects that would affect our estimation of probable incurred losses. These aspects include, but are not limited to historical charge-offs; loan delinquencies and foreclosure trends; current economic trends and demographic data within Oconee County and the surrounding areas, such as unemployment rates and population trends; current trends in real estate values within the Oconee County market area; charge-off trends of other comparable institutions; the results of any internal loan reviews; loan to value ratios; our historically conservative credit risk policy; the strength of our underwriting and ongoing credit monitoring function; and other relevant factors.

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        We evaluate our loss factors quarterly to ensure their relevance in the current real estate and economic environment, and we review the allowance for loan losses (as a percentage of total loans) maintained by the us relative to other thrift institutions within our peer group, taking into consideration the other institutions' delinquency trends, charge-offs, nonperforming loans, and portfolio composition as a basis for validation for the adequacy of our overall allowance for loan loss.

        We experienced a substantial increase in charge-offs and in real estate owned during the year ended June 30, 2011 compared to the year ended June 30, 2010, primarily as a result of an increase in foreclosure proceedings with respect to loans 60-89 days past due and 90+ days past due. The increase in foreclosure proceedings resulted in a decrease in non-performing loans. As a result, our allowance to non-performing loans increased from 22.32% at June 30, 2010 to 47.80% at June 30, 2011. Because of these factors, during the year ended June 30, 2011, we increased our allowance for loan losses by $135 thousand, almost all of which was allocated to one- to four-family mortgage loans, as compared to an increase of $758 thousand during the year ended June 30, 2010. During the year ended June 30, 2010, management determined that a significant increase in our allowance for loan losses was appropriate because, at that time, we had experienced significant increases in non-performing loans during 2008 and 2009. In addition, as an integral part of their examination process, the OCC, will periodically review our allowance for loan losses. The OCC may require that we recognize additions to the allowance based on its judgments of information available to them at the time of their examination.

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        Allowance for Loan Losses.    The following table sets forth activity in our allowance for loan losses for the periods indicated.

 
  Year Ended June 30,  
 
  2011   2010   2009   2008   2007  
 
  (Dollars in thousands)
 

Allowance at beginning of period

  $ 888   $ 258   $ 325   $ 284   $ 282  

Provision for loan losses

    135     758     (27 )   100     7  

Charge offs:

                               

Real estate loans

                               
 

One- to four-family

    (268 )   (128 )   (36 )   (59 )   (6 )
 

Multi-family

                     
 

Home equity

                     
 

Non-residential

                     
 

Construction and land

                     

Consumer and other loans

    (6 )       (4 )       (2 )
                       
   

Total charge-offs

    (274 )   (128 )   (40 )   (59 )   (8 )

Recoveries:

                               

Real estate loans

                               
 

One- to four-family

                     
 

Multi-family

                     
 

Home equity

                     
 

Non-residential

                     
 

Construction and land

                     

Consumer and other loans

                    3  
   

Total recoveries

                    3  
                       

Net (charge-offs) recoveries

  $ (274 ) $ (128 ) $ (40 ) $ (59 ) $ (5 )
                       
 

Allowance at end of period

  $ 749   $ 888   $ 258   $ 325   $ 284  
                       

Allowance to nonperforming loans

    47.80 %   22.32 %   13.24 %   25.49 %   43.16 %

Allowance to total loans outstanding at the end of the period

    0.28     0.33     0.10     0.13     0.12  

Net (charge-offs) recoveries to average loans outstanding during the period

    0.10     0.05     0.02     0.02     0.00  

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        Allocation of Allowance for Loan Losses.    The following table sets forth the allowance for loan losses allocated by loan category, the total loan balances by category (including loans held for sale), and the percent of loans in each category to total loans at the dates indicated. The allowance for loan losses allocated to each category is not necessarily indicative of future losses in any particular category and does not restrict the use of the allowance to absorb losses in other categories.

 
  At June 30,  
 
  2011   2010   2009   2008   2007  
(Dollars in thousands)
  Amount   % of
Allowance
to Total
Allowance
  % of
Loans in
Category
to Total
Loans
  Amount   % of
Allowance
to Total
Allowance
  % of
Loans in
Category
to Total
Loans
  Amount   % of
Allowance
to Total
Allowance
  % of
Loans in
Category
to Total
Loans
  Amount   % of
Allowance
to Total
Allowance
  % of
Loans in
Category
to Total
Loans
  Amount   % of
Allowance
to Total
Allowance
  % of
Loans in
Category
to Total
Loans
 

Real estate loans:

                                                                                           
 

One- to four-family

  $ 646     86.25 %   93.16 % $ 785     88.40 %   93.81 % $ 215     83.33 %   93.66 % $ 277     85.23 %   94.37 % $ 240     84.51 %   95.29 %
 

Multi-family

    4     0.53     0.10     6     0.68     0.14     3     1.16     0.16     4     1.23     0.20     2     0.70     0.10  
 

Home equity

    1     0.13     0.17     1     0.11     0.19             0.36             0.51             0.19  
 

Non-residential

    57     7.61     3.52     57     6.42     3.54     28     10.85     3.37     31     9.54     2.36     24     8.45     1.29  
 

Construction and land

    38     5.08     2.68     35     3.94     1.94     7     2.72     1.97     8     2.46     2.09     12     4.23     2.66  
                                                               

Total real estate loans

    746     99.60     99.63     884     99.55     99.62     253     98.06     99.52     320     98.46     99.53     278     97.89     99.53  

Consumer and other loans

    3     0.40     0.37     4     0.45     0.38     5     1.94     0.48     5     1.54     0.47     6     2.11     0.47  

Unallocated

                                                             
                                                               

Total allowance for loan losses

  $ 749     100.00 %   100.00 % $ 888     100.00 %   100.00 % $ 258     100.00 %   100.00 % $ 325     100.00 %   100.00 % $ 284     100.00 %   100.00 %
                                                               

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        At June 30, 2011, our allowance for loan losses represented 0.28% of total loans and 47.8% of nonperforming loans. The allowance for loan losses decreased to $749 thousand at June 30, 2011 from $888 thousand at June 30, 2010, due to a decrease in our provision for loan losses of $623 for the year ended June 30, 2011, which was primarily due to a decrease in nonperforming loans.

        Although we believe that we use the best information available to establish the allowance for loan losses, future adjustments to the allowance for loan losses may be necessary and results of operations could be adversely affected if circumstances differ substantially from the assumptions used in making the determinations. Furthermore, while we believe we have established our allowance for loan losses in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America, regulators, in reviewing our loan portfolio, may request us to increase our allowance for loan losses. In addition, because future events affecting borrowers and collateral cannot be predicted with certainty, the existing allowance for loan losses may not be adequate and increases may be necessary should the quality of any loan deteriorate as a result of the factors discussed above. Any material increase in the allowance for loan losses may adversely affect our financial condition and results of operations.

Investment Activities

        General.    The goals of our investment policy are to provide and maintain liquidity to meet deposit withdrawal and loan funding needs, to help manage our interest rate risk, and to generate a return on idle funds within the context of our interest rate and credit risk objectives.

        Our board of directors approved and adopted our investment policy. The investment policy is reviewed annually by our board of directors and any changes to the policy are subject to the approval of our board of directors. Authority to make investments under the approved investment policy guidelines is delegated to our Investment Committee. All investment transactions are reviewed at regularly scheduled monthly meetings of our board of directors.

        Our current investment policy permits investments in securities issued by the United States government and its agencies or government sponsored enterprises. We also may invest in mortgage-backed securities and mutual funds that invest in mortgage-backed securities. Our investment policy also permits, with certain limitations, investments in bank-owned life insurance, collateralized mortgage obligations, asset-backed securities, real estate mortgage investment conduits, South Carolina revenue bonds and municipal securities. While equity investments are generally not authorized by our investment policy, such investments are permitted on a case-by-case basis provided such investments are pre-authorized by action of our board of directors.

        At June 30, 2011, we did not have an investment in the securities of any single non-government issuer that exceeded 10% of equity at that date.

        Our current investment policy does not permit investment in stripped mortgage-backed securities, complex securities and derivatives as defined in federal banking regulations and other high-risk securities. As of June 30, 2011, we held no asset-backed securities other than mortgage-backed securities. Our current policies do not permit hedging activities, such as engaging in futures, options or swap transactions, or investing in high-risk mortgage derivatives, such as collateralized mortgage obligation residual interests, real estate mortgage investment conduit residual interests or stripped mortgage backed securities. At June 30, 2011, none of the collateral underlying our securities portfolio was considered subprime or Alt-A.

        Current accounting principles require that, at the time of purchase, we designate a security as either held to maturity, available-for-sale, or trading, based upon our ability and intent. Securities available-for-sale and trading securities are reported at market value and securities held to maturity are reported at amortized cost. A periodic review and evaluation of our available-for-sale and held-to-maturity securities portfolios is conducted to determine if the fair value of any security has

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declined below its carrying value and whether such decline is other-than-temporary. If such decline is deemed to be other-than-temporary, the security is written down to a new cost basis and the resulting loss is charged against earnings. The fair values of our securities are based on published or securities dealers' market values. At June 30, 2011, the amortized cost of our securities classified as available for sale and held to maturity was $30.4 and $9.0 million, respectively. The fair value of the securities classified as available for sale was $30.6, and the fair value of the securities classified as held to maturity was $9.5 million.

        U.S. Government and Federal Agency Obligations.    We may invest in U.S. Government and federal agency securities. While these securities generally provide lower yields than other investments in our securities investment portfolio, we maintain these investments, to the extent appropriate, for liquidity purposes, as collateral for borrowings and for prepayment protection.

        Mortgage-Backed Securities.    At June 30, 2011, our mortgage-backed securities portfolio totaled $9.0 million, all of which were classified as held to maturity. The fair value of these securities was $9.5 million. Mortgage-backed securities are securities issued in the secondary market that are collateralized by pools of mortgages. Certain types of mortgage-backed securities are commonly referred to as "pass-through" certificates because the principal and interest of the underlying loans is "passed through" to investors, net of certain costs, including servicing and guarantee fees. Mortgage-backed securities typically are collateralized by pools of one- to four-family or multifamily mortgages, although we invest primarily in mortgage-backed securities backed by one- to four-family mortgages. The issuers of such securities pool and resell the participation interests in the form of securities to investors such as Oconee Federal Savings and Loan Association. The interest rate of the security is lower than the interest rates of the underlying loans to allow for payment of servicing and guaranty fees. Ginnie Mae, a United States Government agency, and government sponsored enterprises, such as Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, either guarantee the payments or guarantee the timely payment of principal and interest to investors. Mortgage-backed securities are more liquid than individual mortgage loans since there is an active trading market for such securities. In addition, mortgage-backed securities may be used to collateralize our borrowings.

        Investments in mortgage-backed securities involve a risk that actual payments will be greater or less than the prepayment rate estimated at the time of purchase, which may require adjustments to the amortization of any premium or accretion of any discount relating to such interests, thereby affecting the net yield on our securities. Current prepayment speeds determine whether prepayment estimates require modification that could cause amortization or accretion adjustments. Also, in September 2008, the Federal Housing Finance Agency placed Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae into conservatorship. The U.S. Treasury Department has established financing agreements to ensure that Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae meet their obligations to holders of mortgage-backed securities that they have issued or guaranteed. These actions have not affected the markets for mortgage-backed securities issued by Freddie Mac or Fannie Mae.

        All of our mortgage-backed securities are issued by government agencies or government-sponsored entities.

        Restricted Equity Securities.    We invest in the common stock of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta. The common stock is carried at cost and classified as restricted equity securities. We periodically evaluate these shares of common stock for impairment based on ultimate recovery of par value.

        Bank-Owned Life Insurance.    We invest in bank-owned life insurance to provide us with a funding source for our benefit plan obligations. Bank-owned life insurance also generally provides us non-interest income that is non-taxable. Federal regulations generally limit our investment in

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bank-owned life insurance to 25% of our Tier 1 capital plus our allowance for loan losses. At June 30, 2011, we had invested $369 thousand in bank-owned life insurance.

        Securities Portfolio Composition.    The following table sets forth the composition of our securities portfolio at the dates indicated.

 
  At June 30,  
 
  2011   2010   2009  
 
  Amortized
Cost
  Fair
Value
  Amortized
Cost
  Fair
Value
  Amortized
Cost
  Fair
Value
 
 
  (Dollars in thousands)
 

Securities available for sale:

                                     
 

FHLMC—Common stock

  $ 24   $ 28   $ 33   $ 33   $ 50   $ 50  
 

U.S. Government agencies

    30,387     30,603                  
                           
 

Total available for sale

  $ 30,411   $ 30,631   $ 33   $ 33   $ 50   $ 50  
                           

Securities held to maturity:

                                     
 

FHLMC mortgage-backed securities

    384     411     545     587     744     781  
 

GNMA mortgage-backed securities

    8,651     9,062     11,572     12,015     8,170     8,242  
                           
 

Total held to maturity

  $ 9,035   $ 9,473   $ 12,117   $ 12,602   $ 8,914   $ 9,023  
                           
 

Total

  $ 39,446   $ 40,104   $ 12,150   $ 12,635   $ 8,964   $ 9,073  
                           

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        Securities Portfolio Maturities and Yields.    The following table sets forth the contractual maturities and weighted average yields of our securities portfolio at June 30, 2011. Mortgage-backed securities are anticipated to be repaid in advance of their contractual maturities as a result of projected mortgage loan prepayments. The weighted average life of the mortgage-backed securities in our portfolio at June 30, 2011 was 2.95 years.

 
  One Year or Less   More than
One Year to
Five Years
  More than
Five Years to
Ten Years
  More than
Ten Years
  Total  
 
  Amortized
Cost
  Weighted
Average
Yield
  Amortized
Cost
  Weighted
Average
Yield
  Amortized
Cost
  Weighted
Average
Yield
  Amortized
Cost
  Weighted
Average
Yield
  Amortized
Cost
  Weighted
Average
Yield
 
 
  (Dollars in thousands)
 

Securities available for sale:

                                                             

U.S. Government agencies

  $ 1,001     0.26 % $ 29,386     0.71 % $     0.00 % $     0.00 % $ 30,387     0.70 %

FHLMC—Common stock

                            24     0.48     24     0.48  
                                           

Total available for sale

    1,001     0.26 %   29,386     0.71 %       0.00 %   24     0.48 %   30,411     0.70 %

Securities held to maturity:

                                                             

FHLMC mortgage-backed securities

  $     0.00 % $     0.00 % $     0.00 % $ 384     5.70 % $ 384     5.70 %

GNMA mortgage-backed securities

                            8,651     3.97     8,651     3.97  
                                           

Total held to maturity

        0.00 %       0.00 %       0.00 %   9,035     4.04 %   9,035     4.04 %
                                           

Total

  $ 1,001     0.26 % $ 29,386     0.71 % $     0.00 % $ 9,059     4.03 % $ 39,446     1.46 %
                                           

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Sources of Funds

        General.    Deposits have traditionally been our primary source of funds for use in lending and investment activities. We also may use borrowings, primarily Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta advances, to supplement cash flow needs, lengthen the maturities of liabilities for interest rate risk purposes and to manage the cost of funds. In addition, we receive funds from scheduled loan payments, investment maturities, loan prepayments, retained earnings and income on earning assets. While scheduled loan payments and income on earning assets are relatively stable sources of funds, deposit inflows and outflows can vary widely and are influenced by prevailing interest rates, market conditions and levels of competition.

        Deposits.    Our deposits are solely from residents of Oconee County, South Carolina and from persons outside Oconee County with whom we have an existing banking relationship. We offer a selection of deposit accounts, including demand accounts, NOW accounts, money market accounts, savings accounts, certificates of deposit and individual retirement accounts (IRAs). Deposit account terms vary, with the principal differences being the minimum balance required, the amount of time the funds must remain on deposit and the interest rate. We do not accept brokered deposits, although we have the authority to do so. We very rarely accept certificates of deposit in excess of $250 thousand or other deposits in excess of applicable FDIC insurance coverage, which is currently $250 thousand per depositor.

        Interest rates paid, maturity terms, service fees and withdrawal penalties are established on a periodic basis. Deposit rates and terms are based primarily on current operating strategies and market rates, liquidity requirements, rates paid by competitors and growth goals. We rely upon personalized customer service, long-standing relationships with customers, and the favorable image of Oconee Federal Savings and Loan Association in the community to attract and retain deposits. We recently implemented a fully functional electronic banking platform, including on-line bill pay, as a service to our deposit customers.

        The flow of deposits is influenced significantly by general economic conditions, changes in interest rates and competition. Our ability to gather deposits is affected by the competitive market in which we operate, which includes numerous financial institutions of varying sizes offering a wide range of products.

        The following table sets forth the distribution of total deposits by account type, at the dates indicated.

 
  At June 30,  
 
  2011   2010   2009  
 
  Amount   Percent   Amount   Percent   Amount   Percent  
 
  (Dollars in thousands)
 

NOW and demand deposits

  $ 18,771     6.42 % $ 15,399     5.65 % $ 16,661     6.59 %

Money market deposits

    10,107     3.45     9,338     3.43     6,689     2.65  

Regular savings and other deposits

    34,044     11.64     32,194     11.81     29,679     11.74  

Certificates of deposit—IRA

    61,937     21.18     59,388     21.78     54,984     21.75  

Certificates of deposit—other

    167,610     57.31     156,287     57.33     144,738     57.27  
                           

Total

  $ 292,469     100 % $ 272,606     100 % $ 252,750     100 %
                           

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        As of June 30, 2011, the aggregate amount of our outstanding certificates of deposit in amounts greater than or equal to $100 thousand was approximately $72.3 million. The following table sets forth the maturity of these certificates of deposit as of June 30, 2011.

 
  June 30, 2011
Certificates of Deposit
 
 
  (Dollars in thousands)
 

Maturity Period:

       

Three months or less

  $ 15,249  

Over three through six months

    13,423  

Over six through twelve months

    27,373  

Over twelve months

    16,234  
       
 

Total

  $ 72,279  
       

        The following table sets forth our time deposits classified by interest rate as of the dates indicated.

 
  At June 30,  
 
  2011   2010   2009  
 
  (In thousands)
 

Interest Rate:

                   

Less than 2%

  $ 140,973   $ 14,591   $ 2,952  

2.00% - 2.99%

    87,667     179,827     80,445  

3.00% - 3.99%

    818     19,612     98,579  

4.00% - 4.99%

    89     1,645     17,726  

5.00% - 5.99%

            20  
               

Total

  $ 229,547   $ 215,675   $ 199,722  
               

        The following table sets forth the amount and maturities of our time deposits at June 30, 2011.

 
  Period to Maturity  
 
  Less Than
One Year
  Over One Year
to Two Years
  Over Two Years
to Three Years
  Over Three
Years
  Total   Percentage of
Total
Certificate
Accounts
 
 
  (Dollars in thousands)
 

Interest Rate:

                                     
 

Less than 2%

  $ 98,989   $ 40,108   $ 1,876   $   $ 140,973     61.41 %
 

2.00% - 2.99%

    15,291     61,533     7,815     3,028     87,667     38.19  
 

3.00% - 3.99%

            548     270     818     0.36  
 

4.00% - 4.99%

                  89     89     0.04  
 

5.00% - 5.99%

                         
                           
 

Total

  $ 114,280   $ 101,641   $ 10,239   $ 3,387   $ 229,547     100 %
                           

        Borrowings.    We may obtain advances from the Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta by pledging as security our capital stock in the Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta and certain of our mortgage loans and mortgage-backed securities. Such advances may be made pursuant to several different credit programs, each of which has its own interest rate and range of maturities. To the extent such borrowings have different terms to repricing than our deposits, they can change our interest rate risk profile.

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        We had no borrowings from the Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta at June 30, 2011 or June 30, 2010. At June 30, 2011, we had access to Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta advances of up to $41.4 million. It is possible that we may use Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta advances or other short-term borrowings to fund loan demand or to purchase securities in the future.

Subsidiary and Other Activities

        Oconee Federal Financial Corp. has no subsidiaries other than Oconee Federal Savings and Loan Association, and Oconee Federal Savings and Loan Association has no subsidiaries.

Personnel

        As of June 30, 2011, we had 44 full-time employees and no part-time employees. Our employees are not represented by any collective bargaining group. Management believes that we have good relations with our employees.


FEDERAL AND STATE TAXATION

Expense and Tax Allocation

        Oconee Federal Savings and Loan Association has entered into an agreement with Oconee Federal Financial Corp. and Oconee Federal, MHC to provide them with certain administrative support services for compensation not less than the fair market value of the services provided. In addition, Oconee Federal Savings and Loan Association and Oconee Federal Financial Corp. have entered into an agreement to establish a method for allocating and for reimbursing the payment of their consolidated tax liability.

Federal Taxation

        General.    Oconee Federal Financial Corp. and Oconee Federal Savings and Loan Association are subject to federal income taxation in the same general manner as other corporations, with some exceptions discussed below. Oconee Federal Financial Corp.'s and Oconee Federal Savings and Loan Association's tax returns are not currently under audit, and have not been audited during the past five years. The following discussion of federal taxation is intended only to summarize certain pertinent federal income tax matters and is not a comprehensive description of the tax rules applicable to Oconee Federal Financial Corp. or Oconee Federal Savings and Loan Association.

        Method of Accounting.    For federal income tax purposes, Oconee Federal Savings and Loan Association currently reports its income and expenses on the accrual method of accounting and uses a tax year ending June 30 for filing its federal income tax returns.

        Bad Debt Reserves.    Prior to the Small Business Protection Act of 1996 (the "1996 Act"), Oconee Federal Savings and Loan Association and similar savings institutions were permitted to establish reserves for bad debts and to make annual additions to the reserve using several methods. For taxable years beginning after 1995, savings institutions are permitted to compute their bad debt deductions only to the same extent that banks are permitted. Accordingly, "small" savings institutions with less than $500 million in assets may maintain a reserve using the experience method, and "large" savings institutions with more than $500 million in assets are required to use the specific charge-off method. Oconee Federal Savings and Loan Association currently has less than $500 million in assets and uses the experience method to determine its annual additions to its tax bad debt reserves. Under the experience method, a savings institution is allowed a deduction for amounts that it adds to its bad debt reserve in accordance with Internal Revenue Code Section 585. Instead of taking a direct deduction when a debt becomes worthless, the savings institution charges off the debt against its reserve. The determination of whether and when a debt becomes worthless is made in the same manner as under

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the specific charge-off method. The savings institution calculates its addition to its bad debt reserve at the end of each year.

        These additions are, within specified formula limits, deducted in arriving at taxable income. Pursuant to the 1996 Act, Oconee Federal Savings and Loan Association was required to recapture into taxable income a portion of its bad debt reserve. Savings institutions were required to recapture any reserves in excess of the amounts allowed except for reserves established after the end of the base year. For Oconee Federal Savings and Loan Association, the reserve balance as of June 30, 1987 is preserved and is referred to as the base year reserve. The experience method authorizes a savings institution to add to its reserve at least the amount required to maintain the reserve balance as it existed at the end of its base year, even if this addition causes the reserve to exceed the permissible level computed using the experience method alone.

        Taxable Distributions and Recapture.    Prior to the 1996 Act, federal tax bad debt reserves created prior to January 1, 1988 were subject to recapture into taxable income if the thrift institution failed to meet certain thrift asset and definitional tests. Federal legislation has eliminated these thrift-related recapture rules.

        At June 30, 2011, our total federal and South Carolina pre-1988 base year tax bad debt reserve was approximately $5.3 million. Under current law, pre-1988 federal base year reserves remain subject to recapture if a thrift institution makes certain non-dividend distributions, certain repurchases any of its stock, pays dividends in excess of tax earnings and profits, or ceases to maintain a thrift or bank charter.

        Alternative Minimum Tax.    The Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended imposes an alternative minimum tax ("AMT") at a rate of 20% on a base of regular taxable income plus certain tax preferences ("alternative minimum taxable income" or "AMTI"). The AMT is payable to the extent such AMTI is in excess of an exemption amount and the AMT exceeds the regular income tax. Net operating losses can offset no more than 90% of AMTI. Certain payments of AMT may be used as credits against regular tax liabilities in future years. Oconee Federal Financial Corp. and Oconee Federal Savings and Loan Association have not been subject to the AMT and have no such amounts available as credits for carryover.

        Net Operating Loss Carryovers.    A financial institution may carry back net operating losses to the preceding two taxable years and forward to the succeeding 20 taxable years. At June 30, 2011, Oconee Federal Savings and Loan Association had no net operating loss carryforwards for federal and state income tax purposes.

        Corporate Dividends-Received Deduction.    Oconee Federal Financial Corp. may exclude from its income 100% of dividends received from Oconee Federal Savings and Loan Association as a member of the same affiliated group of corporations. The corporate dividends-received deduction is generally 80% in the case of dividends received from 20%-or-more-owned domestic corporations and 70% in the case of dividends received from less-than-20%-owned domestic corporations.

State and Local Taxation

        South Carolina State Taxation.    Oconee Federal Financial Corp. and Oconee Federal Savings and Loan Association are required to file South Carolina income tax returns and pay tax at a stated tax rate of 5% and 6%, respectively, of South Carolina taxable income. For these purposes, South Carolina taxable income generally means federal taxable income subject to certain modifications, primarily the exclusion of interest income on United States obligations, state income tax deductions, and adjustments for bonus depreciation deductions.

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SUPERVISION AND REGULATION

General

        As savings and loan holding companies, Oconee Federal, MHC and Oconee Federal Financial Corp. were required by federal law to report to, and otherwise comply with, the rules and regulations of, the Office of Thrift Supervision (the "OTS") for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2011. As a result of the Dodd-Frank Act, the powers and duties of the OTS with respect to savings and loan and mutual holding companies have been transferred to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (the "Federal Reserve Board"), effective July 21, 2011. Accordingly, we are now subject to the rules and regulations, as well as supervision, of the Federal Reserve Board.

        Oconee Federal Savings and Loan Association was examined, regulated and supervised by the OTS for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2011. As a result of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 (the "Dodd-Frank Act"), the powers and duties of the OTS with respect to federal savings associations have been transferred to the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (the "OCC"), effective July 21, 2011. In addition, Oconee Federal Savings and Loan Association is subject to examination by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (the "FDIC"). This regulation and supervision structure establishes a comprehensive framework of activities in which an institution may engage and is intended primarily for the protection of the FDIC's deposit insurance fund, the banking system and depositors. Under this system of federal regulation, financial institutions are periodically examined to ensure that they satisfy applicable standards with respect to their capital adequacy, assets, management, earnings, liquidity and sensitivity to market interest rates. Following completion of its examination, the federal agency critiques the institution's operations and assigns its rating (known as an institution's CAMELS rating). Under federal law, an institution may not disclose its CAMELS rating to the public. Oconee Federal Savings and Loan Association also is a member of and owns stock in the Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta, which is one of the twelve regional banks in the Federal Home Loan Bank System. Oconee Federal Savings and Loan Association also is currently regulated to a lesser extent by the Federal Reserve Board with respect to reserves to be maintained against deposits and other matters. The OTS previously examined Oconee Federal Savings and Loan Association and prepared reports for the consideration of its board of directors on any operating deficiencies. These examinations and reports will now be performed by the OCC. Oconee Federal Savings and Loan Association's relationship with its depositors and borrowers also is regulated to a great extent by federal law and, to a much lesser extent, state law, especially in matters concerning the ownership of deposit accounts and the form and content of Oconee Federal Savings and Loan Association's mortgage documents.

        The transfer of the powers and duties of the OTS to the Federal Reserve Board and the OCC pursuant to the Dodd-Frank Act and the extensive new regulations implementing the Act will significantly affect our business and operating results, and any future laws or regulations, whether enacted by Congress or implemented by the FDIC, the OCC or the Federal Reserve Board, could have a material adverse impact on Oconee Federal, MHC, Oconee Federal Financial Corp. and Oconee Federal Savings and Loan Association.

        Set forth below is a brief description of certain regulatory requirements applicable to Oconee Federal, MHC, Oconee Federal Financial Corp. and Oconee Federal Savings and Loan Association. The description below is limited to certain material aspects of the statutes and regulations addressed, and is not intended to be a complete description of such statutes and regulations and their effects on Oconee Federal Financial Corp. and Oconee Federal Savings and Loan Association.

New Federal Legislation

        As discussed above, the Dodd-Frank Act has, and will continue to, significantly change the bank regulatory structure and affect the lending, investment, trading and operating activities of financial

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institutions and their holding companies. The Dodd-Frank Act eliminated our current primary federal regulator, the OTS, and requires Oconee Federal Savings and Loan Association to be regulated by the OCC (the primary federal regulator for national banks). The Dodd-Frank Act also authorizes the Federal Reserve Board to supervise and regulate all savings and loan holding companies, including mutual holding companies, like Oconee Federal Financial Corp. and Oconee Federal, MHC, in addition to bank holding companies that it currently regulates. Oconee Federal, MHC will require the approval of the Federal Reserve Board before it may waive the receipt of any dividends from Oconee Federal Financial Corp., and there is no assurance that the Federal Reserve Board will approve future dividend waivers, permit dividend waivers without imposing conditions on such waivers or otherwise adhere to the OTS's policy on dividend waivers by mutual holding companies. The Dodd-Frank Act also requires the Federal Reserve Board to set minimum capital levels for depository institution holding companies that are as stringent as those required for the insured depository subsidiaries, and the components of Tier 1 capital would be restricted to capital instruments that are currently considered to be Tier 1 capital for insured depository institutions. Bank holding companies with assets of less than $500 million are exempt from these capital requirements. The legislation also establishes a floor for capital of insured depository institutions that cannot be lower than the standards in effect today, and directs the federal banking regulators to implement new leverage and capital requirements within 18 months that take into account off-balance sheet activities and other risks, including risks relating to securitized products and derivatives.

        The Dodd-Frank Act also created a new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau as an independent bureau of the Federal Reserve Board. The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection has broad rulemaking authority for a wide range of consumer protection laws that apply to all banks and savings institutions such as Oconee Federal Savings and Loan Association, including the authority to prohibit "unfair, deceptive or abusive" acts and practices. The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection has examination and enforcement authority over all banks and savings institutions with more than $10 billion in assets. Banks and savings institutions with $10 billion or less in assets will continue to be examined for compliance with consumer protection and fair lending laws and regulations by, and be subject to the primary enforcement authority of, their prudential regulator rather than the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

        The new legislation also weakens the federal preemption available for national banks and federal savings associations, and gives state attorneys general the ability to enforce applicable federal consumer protection laws. The legislation also broadens the base for FDIC insurance assessments. Assessments are now based on the average consolidated total assets less tangible equity capital of a financial institution, rather than on the amount of the institutions deposits. The Dodd-Frank Act also permanently increases the maximum amount of deposit insurance for banks, savings institutions and credit unions to $250 thousand per depositor, retroactive to January 1, 2008, and non-interest bearing transaction accounts have unlimited deposit insurance through December 31, 2012. The legislation requires originators of securitized loans to retain a percentage of the risk related to transferred loans, establishes regulatory rate-setting for certain debit card interchange fees, and contains reforms on mortgage originations. The Dodd-Frank Act will also increase stockholder influence over boards of directors by requiring companies to give stockholders a non-binding vote on executive compensation and so-called "golden parachute" payments, and by authorizing the Securities and Exchange Commission to promulgate rules that would allow stockholders to nominate their own candidates using a company's proxy materials. The legislation also directs the Federal Reserve Board to promulgate rules prohibiting excessive compensation paid to bank holding company executives, regardless of whether the company is publicly traded.

        Many of the provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act have delayed effective dates or require various federal agencies to promulgate regulations over the next several years. It is therefore difficult to predict at this time what impact the Dodd-Frank Act will have on community-based institutions like Oconee

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Financial Savings and Loan Association. Although the substance and scope of these regulations cannot be determined at this time, it is expected that the legislation and implementing regulations, particularly those provisions relating to the new Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection and mutual holding company dividend waivers, may increase our operating and compliance costs and restrict our ability to pay dividends.

Federal Banking Regulation

        Business Activities.    A federal savings and loan association derives its lending and investment powers from the Home Owners' Loan Act, as amended, and the federal regulations thereunder. Under these laws and regulations, Oconee Federal Savings and Loan Association may invest in mortgage loans secured by residential and commercial real estate, commercial business and consumer loans, certain types of debt securities and certain other assets, subject to applicable limits. Oconee Federal Savings and Loan Association also may establish subsidiaries that may engage in certain activities not otherwise permissible for Oconee Federal Savings and Loan Association, including real estate investment and securities and insurance brokerage. The Dodd-Frank Act authorizes banks and savings and loan associations to pay interest on business checking accounts.

        Capital Requirements.    Federal regulations require savings and loan associations to meet three minimum capital standards: a 1.5% tangible capital ratio, a 4% leverage ratio (3% for institutions receiving the highest rating on the CAMELS rating system) and an 8% risk-based capital ratio. The prompt corrective action standards discussed below, in effect, establish a minimum 2% tangible capital standard. At June 30, 2011, Oconee Federal Savings and Loan Association's capital exceeded all applicable requirements.

        The risk-based capital standard for savings and loan associations requires the maintenance of Tier 1 (core) and total capital (which is defined as core capital and supplementary capital) to risk-weighted assets of at least 4% and 8%, respectively. In determining the amount of risk-weighted assets, all assets, including certain off-balance sheet assets, are multiplied by a risk-weight factor of 0% to 100%, assigned by the regulators, based on the risks believed inherent in the type of asset. Core capital is defined as common stockholders' equity (including retained earnings), certain noncumulative perpetual preferred stock and related surplus and minority interests in equity accounts of consolidated subsidiaries, less intangibles other than certain mortgage servicing rights and credit card relationships. The components of supplementary capital currently include cumulative preferred stock, long-term perpetual preferred stock, mandatory convertible securities, subordinated debt and intermediate preferred stock, the allowance for loan and lease losses limited to a maximum of 1.25% of risk-weighted assets and up to 45% of net unrealized gains on available-for-sale equity securities with readily determinable fair market values. Overall, the amount of supplementary capital included as part of total capital cannot exceed 100% of core capital. Additionally, a savings and loan association that retains credit risk in connection with an asset sale may be required to maintain additional regulatory capital because of the recourse back to the savings and loan association. In assessing capital adequacy, the regulators consider not only ratios, but also qualitative factors. The regulators have the authority to establish individual minimum capital requirements on a case-by-case basis.

        Loans-to-One Borrower.    Generally, a federal savings and loan association may not make a loan or extend credit to a single or related group of borrowers in excess of 15% of unimpaired capital and surplus. An additional amount may be loaned, equal to 10% of unimpaired capital and surplus, if the loan is secured by readily marketable collateral, which generally does not include real estate. As of June 30, 2010, Oconee Federal Savings and Loan Association's largest lending relationship with a single or related group of borrowers totaled $3.9 million, which represented 6.6% of unimpaired capital and surplus; therefore, Oconee Federal Savings and Loan Association was in compliance with the loans-to-one borrower limitations.

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        Qualified Thrift Lender Test.    As a federal savings and loan association, Oconee Federal Savings and Loan Association is subject to a qualified thrift lender, or "QTL" test. Under the QTL test, Oconee Federal Savings and Loan Association must maintain at least 65% of its "portfolio assets" in "qualified thrift investments" in at least nine months of the most recent 12-month period. "Portfolio assets" generally means total assets of a savings institution, less the sum of specified liquid assets up to 20% of total assets, goodwill and other intangible assets, and the value of property used in the conduct of the savings and loan association's business.

        "Qualified thrift investments" includes various types of loans made for residential and housing purposes, investments related to such purposes, including certain mortgage-backed and related securities, and loans for personal, family, household and certain other purposes up to a limit of 20% of portfolio assets. "Qualified thrift investments" also include 100% of an institution's credit card loans, education loans and small business loans. Oconee Federal Savings and Loan Association also may satisfy the QTL test by qualifying as a "domestic building and loan association" as defined in the Internal Revenue Code.

        A savings and loan association that fails the qualified thrift lender test must operate under specified restrictions set forth in the Home Owners' Loan Act. In addition, the Dodd-Frank Act made non-compliance with the QTL test subject to agency enforcement action for a violation of law. At June 30, 2011, Oconee Federal Savings and Loan Association maintained approximately 94.83% of its portfolio assets in qualified thrift investments and, therefore, satisfied the QTL test.

        Capital Distributions.    Federal regulations govern capital distributions by a federal savings and loan association, which include cash dividends, stock repurchases and other transactions charged to the savings and loan association's capital account. A savings and loan association must file an application for approval of a capital distribution if:

    the total capital distributions for the applicable calendar year exceed the sum of the association's net income for that year to date plus the association's retained net income for the preceding two years;

    the association would not be at least adequately capitalized following the distribution;

    the distribution would violate any applicable statute, regulation, agreement or Office of Thrift Supervision-imposed condition; or

    the association is not eligible for expedited treatment of its application or notice filings.

        Even if an application is not otherwise required, every savings and loan association that is a subsidiary of a holding company must still file a notice with the Office of Thrift Supervision at least 30 days before our board of directors declares a dividend or approves a capital distribution.

        A notice or application for a capital distribution may be disapproved if:

    the association would be undercapitalized following the distribution;

    the proposed capital distribution raises safety and soundness concerns; or

    the capital distribution would violate a prohibition contained in any statute, regulation or agreement.

        In addition, the Federal Deposit Insurance Act provides that an insured depository institution shall not make any capital distribution, if after making such distribution the institution would be undercapitalized.

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        Liquidity.    A federal savings and loan association is required to maintain a sufficient amount of liquid assets to ensure its safe and sound operation. We seek to maintain a ratio of liquid assets not subject to pledge as a percentage of deposits and borrowings of 4.0% or greater. At June 30, 2010, this ratio was 18.29%. We anticipate that we will maintain higher liquidity levels following the completion of the offering.

        Community Reinvestment Act and Fair Lending Laws.    All federal savings and loan associations have a responsibility under the Community Reinvestment Act and related regulations to help meet the credit needs of their communities, including low- and moderate-income borrowers. An association's record of compliance with the Community Reinvestment Act is assessed in regulatory examinations. In addition, the Equal Credit Opportunity Act and the Fair Housing Act prohibit lenders from discriminating in their lending practices on the basis of characteristics specified in those statutes. An association's failure to comply with the provisions of the Community Reinvestment Act could, at a minimum, result in denial of certain corporate applications, such as branches or mergers, or in restrictions on its activities. The failure to comply with the Equal Credit Opportunity Act and the Fair Housing Act could result in enforcement actions by regulators and the Department of Justice. Oconee Federal Savings and Loan Association received a "satisfactory" Community Reinvestment Act rating in its most recent federal examination.

        Transactions with Related Parties.    A federal savings and loan association's authority to engage in transactions with its "affiliates" is limited by Office of Thrift Supervision regulations and by Sections 23A and 23B of the Federal Reserve Act and its implementing Regulation W. The term "affiliate" for these purposes generally means any company that controls, is controlled by, or is under common control with an insured depository institution such as Oconee Federal Savings and Loan Association. Oconee Federal Financial Corp. and Oconee Federal, MHC are affiliates of Oconee Federal Savings and Loan Association. In general, transactions with affiliates must be on terms that are as favorable to the savings and loan association as comparable transactions with non-affiliates. In this regard, transaction between an insured depository institution and its affiliate are limited to 10% of the institution's unimpaired capital and unimpaired surplus for transactions with any one affiliate and 20% of unimpaired capital and unimpaired surplus for transactions in the aggregate with all affiliates. Collateral in specified amounts ranging from 100% to 130% of the amount of the transaction must usually be provided by affiliates in order to receive loans from the savings and loan association. In addition, savings and loan associations are prohibited from lending to any affiliates that are engaged in activities that are not permissible for bank holding companies and from purchasing the securities of any affiliate, other than a subsidiary. Transactions with affiliates also must be consistent with safe and sound banking practices, not involve low-quality assets and be on terms that are as favorable to the institution as comparable transactions with non-affiliates. Savings and loan associations are required to maintain detailed records of all transactions with affiliates.

        Oconee Federal Savings and Loan Association's authority to extend credit to its directors, executive officers and 10% shareholders, as well as to entities controlled by such persons, is currently governed by the requirements of Sections 22(g) and 22(h) of the Federal Reserve Act and Regulation O of the Federal Reserve Board. Among other things, those provisions require that extensions of credit to insiders:

    be made on terms that are substantially the same as, and follow credit underwriting procedures that are not less stringent than, those prevailing for comparable transactions with unaffiliated persons and that do not involve more than the normal risk of repayment or present other unfavorable features (subject to certain exemptions for lending programs that are available to all employees); and

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    not exceed certain limitations on the amount of credit extended to such persons, individually and in the aggregate, which limits are based, in part, on the amount of Oconee Federal Savings and Loan Association's capital.

In addition, Oconee Federal Savings and Loan Association's board of directors must approve extensions of credit in excess of certain limits.

        Enforcement.    The OTS presumably had primary enforcement responsibility over federal savings and loan associations, including the authority to bring enforcement action against all "institution-affiliated parties," including stockholders, and attorneys, appraisers and accountants who knowingly or recklessly participate in wrongful action likely to have an adverse effect on an insured institution. The OTS's enforcement authority as to federal savings and loan associations has been transferred to the OCC. Formal enforcement action may range from the issuance of a capital directive or cease and desist order, to removal of officers and/or directors of the institution, receivership, conservatorship or the termination of deposit insurance. Civil penalties cover a wide range of violations and actions, and range up to $25 thousand per day, unless a finding of reckless disregard is made, in which case penalties may be as high as $1.0 million per day. The FDIC also has the authority to terminate deposit insurance or to recommend to the primary federal regulator that enforcement action be taken with respect to a particular savings institution. If the regulator does not take action, the FDIC has authority to take action under specified circumstances.

        Standards for Safety and Soundness.    Federal law requires each federal banking agency to prescribe certain standards for all insured depository institutions. These standards relate to, among other things, internal controls, information systems and audit systems, loan documentation, credit underwriting, interest rate risk exposure, asset growth, compensation, and other operational and managerial standards as the agency deems appropriate. The federal banking agencies adopted Interagency Guidelines Prescribing Standards for Safety and Soundness to implement the safety and soundness standards required under federal law. The guidelines set forth the safety and soundness standards that the federal banking agencies use to identify and address problems at insured depository institutions before capital becomes impaired. The guidelines address internal controls and information systems, internal audit systems, credit underwriting, loan documentation, interest rate risk exposure, asset growth, compensation, fees and benefits. If the appropriate federal banking agency determines that an institution fails to meet any standard prescribed by the guidelines, the agency may require the institution to submit to the agency an acceptable plan to achieve compliance with the standard. If an institution fails to meet these standards, the appropriate federal banking agency may require the institution to implement an acceptable compliance plan.

        Prompt Corrective Action Regulations.    Under the prompt corrective action regulations, the regulators are authorized and, under certain circumstances, required to take supervisory actions against undercapitalized savings and loan associations. For this purpose, a savings and loan association is placed in one of the following five categories based on the association's capital:

    well-capitalized (at least 5% leverage capital, 6% Tier 1 risk-based capital and 10% total risk-based capital);

    adequately capitalized (at least 4% leverage capital, 4% Tier 1 risk-based capital and 8% total risk-based capital);

    undercapitalized (less than 8% total risk-based capital, 4% Tier 1 risk-based capital or 3% leverage capital);

    significantly undercapitalized (less than 6% total risk-based capital, 3% Tier 1 risk-based capital or 3% leverage capital); and

    critically undercapitalized (less than 2% tangible capital).

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        Generally, a receiver or conservator for a savings and loan association that is "critically undercapitalized" must be appointed within specific time frames. The regulations also provide that a capital restoration plan must be filed within 45 days of the date a savings and loan association receives notice that it is "undercapitalized," "significantly undercapitalized" or "critically undercapitalized." Any holding company for the savings and loan association required to submit a capital restoration plan must guarantee the lesser of (i) an amount equal to 5% of the association's assets at the time it was notified or deemed to be undercapitalized by regulator, or (ii) the amount necessary to restore the savings and loan association to adequately capitalized status. This guarantee remains in place until the association is notified that it has maintained adequately capitalized status for each of four consecutive calendar quarters. Additional measures with respect to undercapitalized institutions include a prohibition on capital distributions, growth limits and restrictions on activities. A number of discretionary supervisory actions may also be taken against undercapitalized associations, including the issuance of a capital directive and the replacement of senior executive officers and directors.

        At June 30, 2011, Oconee Federal Savings and Loan Association met the criteria for being considered "well-capitalized."

        Insurance of Deposit Accounts.    Deposit accounts in Oconee Federal Savings and Loan Association are insured by the FDIC's Deposit Insurance Fund, generally up to a maximum of $250 thousand per separately insured depositor, pursuant to changes made permanent by the Dodd-Frank Act. The Dodd-Frank Act also extended unlimited deposit insurance on non-interest bearing transaction accounts through December 31, 2012. The FDIC assesses insured depository institutions to maintain the Deposit Insurance Fund. No institution may pay a dividend if in default of its deposit insurance assessment.

        Under the FDIC's risk-based assessment system, insured institutions are assigned to a risk category based on supervisory evaluations, regulatory capital levels and other factors. An institution's assessment rate depends upon the category to which it is assigned and certain adjustments specified by the FDIC, with less risky institutions paying lower assessments. Until recently, assessment rates ranged from seven to 77.5 basis points of assessable deposits.

        On February 7, 2011, as required by the Dodd-Frank Act, the FDIC published a final rule to revise the deposit insurance assessment system. The rule, which took effect April 1, 2011, changes the assessment base used for calculating deposit insurance assessments from deposits to total assets less tangible (Tier 1) capital. Since the new base is larger than the previous base, the FDIC also lowered assessment rates so that the rule would not significantly alter the total amount of revenue collected from the industry. The range of adjusted assessment rates is now 2.5 to 45 basis points of the new assessment base. The rule is expected to benefit smaller financial institutions, which typically rely more on deposits for funding, and shift more of the burden for supporting the insurance fund to larger institutions, which are thought to have greater access to non-deposit funding.

        As part of its plan to restore the Deposit Insurance Fund in the wake of a large number of bank failures following the recent financial crisis, the FDIC imposed a special assessment of five basis points for the second quarter of 2009. In addition, the FDIC required all insured institutions to prepay their quarterly assessments for the fourth quarter of 2009, and for all of 2010, 2011 and 2012. In calculating the required prepayment, the FDIC assumed a 5% annual growth in the assessment base and applied a three basis point increase in assessment rates effective January 1, 2011. Oconee Federal Savings and Loan Association's pre-payment of $880 thousand was recorded as a prepaid expense at December 31, 2009 and is being amortized to expense over three years as it is applied to its actual deposit insurance assessments.

        The Dodd-Frank Act increased the minimum target Deposit Insurance Fund ratio from 1.15% of estimated insured deposits to 1.35% of estimated insured deposits. The FDIC must seek to achieve the 1.35% ratio by September 30, 2020. Insured institutions with assets of $10 billion or more are supposed to fund the increase. The Dodd-Frank Act eliminated the 1.5% maximum fund ratio, instead leaving it

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to the discretion of the FDIC. The FDIC has recently exercised that discretion by establishing a long range fund ratio of 2%.

        A material increase in insurance premiums would likely have an adverse effect on the operating expenses and results of operations of Oconee Federal Savings and Loan Association. Management cannot predict what insurance assessment rates will be in the future.

        In addition to the FDIC assessments, the Financing Corporation ("FICO") is authorized to impose and collect, with the approval of the FDIC, assessments for anticipated payments, issuance costs and custodial fees on bonds issued by the FICO in the 1980s to recapitalize the former Federal Savings and Loan Insurance Corporation. For the quarter ended June 30, 2010, the annualized FICO assessment rate equaled 0.20 basis points for each $100 in domestic deposits maintained at an institution. The bonds issued by the FICO are due to mature in 2017 through 2019.

        Insurance of deposits may be terminated by the FDIC upon a finding that an institution has engaged in unsafe or unsound practices, is in an unsafe or unsound condition to continue operations or has violated any applicable law, regulation, rule, order or condition imposed by the FDIC. We do not currently know of any practice, condition or violation that may lead to termination of our deposit insurance.

        U.S. Treasury's Troubled Asset Relief Program Capital Purchase Program.    The Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 provided the Secretary of the Treasury with broad authority to implement certain actions to help restore stability and liquidity to U.S. financial markets. One of the programs established under the legislation is the Troubled Asset Relief Program—Capital Purchase Program ("CPP"), which provided for direct equity investment by the U.S. Treasury Department in perpetual preferred stock or similar securities of qualified financial institutions. CPP participants must comply with a number of restrictions and provisions, including limits on executive compensation, stock redemptions and declaration of dividends. Oconee Federal Savings and Loan Association opted not to participate in the CPP.

        Prohibitions Against Tying Arrangements.    Federal savings and loan associations are prohibited, subject to some exceptions, from extending credit to or offering any other service, or fixing or varying the consideration for such extension of credit or service, on the condition that the customer obtain some additional service from the institution or its affiliates or not obtain services of a competitor of the institution.

        Federal Home Loan Bank System.    Oconee Federal Savings and Loan Association is a member of the Federal Home Loan Bank System, which consists of twelve regional Federal Home Loan Banks. The Federal Home Loan Bank System provides a central credit facility primarily for member institutions as well as other entities involved in home mortgage lending. As a member of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta, Oconee Federal Savings and Loan Association is required to acquire and hold shares of capital stock in the Federal Home Loan Bank. As of June 30, 2010, Oconee Federal Savings and Loan Association was in compliance with this requirement.

Federal Reserve System

        Federal Reserve Board regulations require savings and loan associations to maintain noninterest-earning reserves against their transaction accounts, such as negotiable order of withdrawal and regular checking accounts. At June 30, 2011, Oconee Federal Savings and Loan Association was in compliance with these reserve requirements.

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Other Regulations

        Interest and other charges collected or contracted for by Oconee Federal Savings and Loan Association are subject to state usury laws and federal laws concerning interest rates. Oconee Federal Savings and Loan Association's operations are also subject to federal laws applicable to credit transactions, such as the:

    Truth-In-Lending Act, governing disclosures of credit terms to consumer borrowers;

    Home Mortgage Disclosure Act, requiring financial institutions to provide information to enable the public and public officials to determine whether a financial institution is fulfilling its obligation to help meet the housing needs of the community it serves;

    Equal Credit Opportunity Act, prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, creed or other prohibited factors in extending credit;

    Fair Credit Reporting Act, governing the use and provision of information to credit reporting agencies;

    Fair Debt Collection Act, governing the manner in which consumer debts may be collected by collection agencies;

    Truth in Savings Act; and

    rules and regulations of the various federal agencies charged with the responsibility of implementing such federal laws.

        The operations of Oconee Federal Savings and Loan Association also are subject to the:

    Right to Financial Privacy Act, which imposes a duty to maintain confidentiality of consumer financial records and prescribes procedures for complying with administrative subpoenas of financial records;

    Electronic Funds Transfer Act and Regulation E promulgated thereunder, which govern automatic deposits to and withdrawals from deposit accounts and customers' rights and liabilities arising from the use of automated teller machines and other electronic banking services;

    Check Clearing for the 21st Century Act (also known as "Check 21"), which gives "substitute checks," such as digital check images and copies made from that image, the same legal standing as the original paper check;

    The USA PATRIOT Act, which requires savings and loan associations to, among other things, establish broadened anti-money laundering compliance programs, and due diligence policies and controls to ensure the detection and reporting of money laundering. Such required compliance programs are intended to supplement existing compliance requirements that also apply to financial institutions under the Bank Secrecy Act and the Office of Foreign Assets Control regulations; and

    The Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, which places limitations on the sharing of consumer financial information by financial institutions with unaffiliated third parties. Specifically, the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act requires all financial institutions offering financial products or services to retail customers to provide such customers with the financial institution's privacy policy and provide such customers the opportunity to "opt out" of the sharing of certain personal financial information with unaffiliated third parties.

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Holding Company Regulation

        General.    Oconee Federal, MHC and Oconee Federal Financial Corp. are non-diversified savings and loan holding companies within the meaning of the Home Owners' Loan Act. As such, Oconee Federal, MHC and Oconee Federal Financial Corp. are registered savings and loan holding companies and are subject to regulations, examinations, supervision and reporting requirements. In addition, holding company regulators have enforcement authority over Oconee Federal Financial Corp. and Oconee Federal, MHC, and their non-savings institution subsidiaries. Among other things, this authority permits the regulators to restrict or prohibit activities that are determined to be a serious risk to Oconee Federal Savings and Loan Association. Until recently, the OTS was the primary federal regulator for savings and loan holding companies. Under the Dodd-Frank Act, the powers and duties of the OTS relating to savings and loan holding companies and their subsidiaries, including rulemaking and supervision authority, were transferred to the Federal Reserve Board effective July 21, 2011.

        Permitted Activities.    Pursuant to federal law, regulations and policy, a mutual holding company, such as Oconee Federal, MHC, and a federally chartered mid-tier holding company such as Oconee Federal Financial Corp. generally may engage in the following activities: (i) investing in the stock of a savings association; (ii) acquiring a mutual association through the merger of such association into a savings association subsidiary of such holding company or an interim savings association subsidiary of such holding company; (iii) merging with or acquiring another holding company, one of whose subsidiaries is a savings association; (iv) investing in a corporation, the capital stock of which is available for purchase by a savings association under federal law or under the law of any state where the subsidiary savings association or associations share their home offices; (v) furnishing or performing management services for a savings association subsidiary of such company; (vi) holding, managing or liquidating assets owned or acquired from a savings subsidiary of such company; (vii) holding or managing properties used or occupied by a savings association subsidiary of such company; (viii) acting as trustee under deeds of trust; (ix) any other activity (A) that the Federal Reserve Board, by regulation, has determined to be permissible for bank holding companies under Section 4(c) of the Bank Holding Company Act of 1956; or (B) in which multiple savings and loan holding companies were authorized (by regulation) to directly engage on March 5, 1987; and (x) any activity permissible for financial holding companies under Section 4(k) of the Bank Holding Company Act, including securities and insurance underwriting.

        Federal law prohibits a savings and loan holding company, including Oconee Federal Financial Corp. and Oconee Federal, MHC, directly or indirectly, or through one or more subsidiaries, from acquiring another savings institution or holding company thereof, without prior regulatory approval. It also prohibits the acquisition or retention of, with certain exceptions, more than 5% of a nonsubsidiary savings institution, a nonsubsidiary holding company, or a nonsubsidiary company engaged in activities other than those permitted for a savings and loan holding company; or acquiring or retaining control of an institution that is not federally insured. In evaluating applications by holding companies to acquire savings institutions, the financial and managerial resources, future prospects of the company and institution involved, the effect of the acquisition on the risk to the insurance fund, the convenience and needs of the community and competitive factors must be considered by the regulators.

        No acquisition that would result in a multiple savings and loan holding company controlling savings institutions in more than one state may be approved, subject to two exceptions: (i) the approval of interstate supervisory acquisitions by savings and loan holding companies, and (ii) the acquisition of a savings institution in another state if the laws of the state of the target savings institution specifically permit such acquisitions. The states vary in the extent to which they permit interstate savings and loan holding company acquisitions.

        Waivers of Dividends by Oconee Federal, MHC.    OTS regulations required a mutual holding company to notify the OTS of any proposed waiver of its receipt of dividends from its mid-tier holding

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company. The OTS reviewed dividend waiver notices on a case-by-case basis, and, in general, did not object to any such waiver if: (i) the mutual holding company's board of directors had determined that such waiver was consistent with such directors' fiduciary duties to the mutual holding company's members; and (ii) the waiver would not be detrimental to the safe and sound operation of the subsidiary savings and loan association. Under OTS regulations, public stockholders of the mid-tier holding company would not be diluted because of any dividends waived by the mutual holding company (and waived dividends would not be considered in determining an appropriate exchange ratio) in the event that the mid-tier holding company converted to stock form. The Federal Reserve Board has not permitted dividend waivers by mutual bank holding companies in the past, and there can be no assurance that the Federal Reserve will follow the OTS's policies on dividend waivers with respect to mutual savings and loan holding companies in the future.

        Conversion of Mutual Holding Company to Stock Form.    Federal regulations permit a mutual holding company to convert from the mutual form of organization to the capital stock form of organization (a "Conversion Transaction"). In a Conversion Transaction a new holding company would be formed as the successor to Oconee Federal Financial Corp. (the "New Holding Company"), Oconee Federal, MHC's corporate existence would end, and certain depositors of Oconee Federal Savings and Loan Association would receive the right to subscribe for additional shares of the New Holding Company.

        Capital.    Savings and loan holding companies are not currently subject to specific regulatory capital requirements. The Dodd-Frank Act, however, requires the Federal Reserve Board to promulgate consolidated capital requirements for depository institution holding companies that are no less stringent, both quantitatively and in terms of components of capital, than those applicable to institutions themselves. Instruments such as cumulative preferred stock and trust preferred securities will no longer be includable as Tier 1 capital as is currently the case with bank holding companies. Instruments issued by May 19, 2010 will be grandfathered for companies with consolidated assets of $15 billion or less. There is a five-year transition period (from the July 21, 2010 effective date of the Dodd-Frank Act) before the capital requirements will apply to savings and loan holding companies.

        Source of Strength.    The Dodd-Frank Act also extends the "source of strength" doctrine to savings and loan holding companies. The regulatory agencies must issue regulations requiring that all bank and savings and loan holding companies serve as a source of strength to their subsidiary depository institutions by providing capital, liquidity and other support in times of financial stress.

        Dividends.    Oconee Federal Savings and Loan Association must notify its regulator thirty (30) days before declaring any dividend to Oconee Federal Financial Corp. The financial impact of a holding company on its subsidiary institution is a matter that is evaluated by regulators, who have the authority to order cessation of activities (including the payment of dividends) or divestiture of subsidiaries deemed to pose a threat to the safety and soundness of the subsidiary institution.

    Federal Securities Laws

        Oconee Federal Financial Corp.'s common stock is registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Oconee Federal Financial Corp. is subject to the information, proxy solicitation, insider trading restrictions and other requirements under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

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    Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002

        The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 addresses, among other issues, corporate governance, auditing and accounting, executive compensation, and enhanced and timely disclosure of corporate information. Our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer are required to certify, among other things, that our quarterly and annual reports do not contain any untrue statement of a material fact. The rules adopted by the Securities and Exchange Commission under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 have several requirements, including having these officers certify that: they are responsible for establishing, maintaining and regularly evaluating the effectiveness of our internal control over financial reporting; they have made certain disclosures to our auditors and the audit committee of the board of directors about our internal control over financial reporting; and they have included information in our quarterly and annual reports about their evaluation and whether there have been changes in our internal control over financial reporting or in other factors that could materially affect internal control over financial reporting. In addition, beginning with the fiscal year ending June 30, 2012, our management will be required to design and implement disclosure controls and procedures and internal controls over financial reporting, evaluate the effectiveness of these controls on a quarterly basis, and certify as to the effectiveness.

ITEM 1A.    Risk Factors

        Disclosures of risk factors are not required by smaller reporting companies, such as the Company.

ITEM 2.    Properties

        As of June 30, 2011, the net book value of our properties was $3.1 million. The following is a list of our offices:

Location
   
  Year Acquired
or Leased
  Square
Footage
  Net Book Value
of Real
Property
 
 
  (Dollars in thousands)
 
Main Office:                          
115 E. North 2nd St.
Seneca, South Carolina
    Owned     1966     7,000   $ 1,103  
Main Office Annex:                          
201 E. North 2nd St.
Seneca, South Carolina
    Owned     1996     7,500     711  
Branch Offices:                          
813 123 By-Pass
Seneca, South Carolina
    Owned     1985     5,250     508  
204 W. North Broad St.
Walhalla, South Carolina
    Owned     1973     3,100     460  
111 W. Windsor St.
Westminster, South Carolina
    Owned     1972     3,200     322  
                         
                      $ 3,104  
                         

        We believe that current facilities are adequate to meet our present and foreseeable needs, subject to possible future expansion.

        For information regarding our investment in mortgages and mortgage-related securities, see "Item 1. Business."

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ITEM 3.    Legal Proceedings

        We are not involved in any pending legal proceedings as a defendant other than routine legal proceedings occurring in the ordinary course of business. At June 30, 2011, we were not involved in any legal proceedings the outcome of which would be material to our financial condition or results of operations.

ITEM 4.    [REMOVED AND RESERVED]

PART II

ITEM 5.    Market for Registrant's Common Equity, Related Stockholder Matters and Issuer Purchases of Equity Securities

        Market.    Our common stock is listed on the Nasdaq Capital Market under the symbol "OFED." The approximate number of holders of record of our common stock as of September 26, 2011 was 349. Certain shares of our common stock are held in "nominee" or "street" name and accordingly, the number of beneficial owners of such shares is not known or included in the foregoing number.

        The following table sets forth, for the periods indicated, the high and low sales prices per share for the common stock as reported on the Nasdaq Capital Market and the cash dividends paid per common share, for the periods shown. Our common stock was not listed on the Nasdaq Capital Market until the completion of our mutual-to-stock conversion in January, 2011.

 
  High   Low   Dividends  

Quarter ended June 30, 2011

  $12.60   $11.50   $ 0.10  

Quarter ended March 31, 2011

  13.50   11.00     0.10  

Quarter ended December 31, 2010

  n/a   n/a      

Quarter ended September 30, 2010

  n/a   n/a      

Quarter ended June 30, 2010

  n/a   n/a      

Quarter ended March 31, 2010

  n/a   n/a      

Quarter ended December 31, 2009

  n/a   n/a      

Quarter ended September 30, 2009

  n/a   n/a      

        Dividends.    We are generally permitted to pay dividends on its common stock if, after giving effect to the distribution, we would be able to pay its indebtedness as the indebtedness comes due in the usual course of business and our total assets exceed the sum of its liabilities and the amount needed, if we were to be dissolved at the time of the distribution, to satisfy the preferential rights upon dissolution of any holders of capital stock who have a preference in the event of dissolution. The holders of our common stock will be entitled to receive and share equally in dividends as may be declared by our board of directors out of funds legally available therefore. If we issue shares of preferred stock, the holders thereof may have a priority over the holders of our common stock with respect to dividends. We currently intend to continue to declare and pay a quarterly cash dividend on the common stock equal to $0.10 per share following our board of directors' periodic review of our financial condition and results of operations for each fiscal quarter. The dividend rate and the continued payment of dividends will depend upon our board of directors' consideration of a number of factors, including investment opportunities available to us, capital requirements, our financial condition and results of operations, the Federal Reserve Board's policies regarding dividend waivers by mutual holding companies like Oconee Federal, MHC, and statutory and regulatory limitations, tax considerations and general economic conditions. There can be no assurance that our quarterly cash dividend will not be reduced or eliminated in future periods.

        Dividend payments by Oconee Federal Financial Corp. are dependent primarily on dividends it receives from Oconee Federal Savings and Loan Association, because Oconee Federal Financial Corp.

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will have no source of income other than dividends from Oconee Federal Savings and Loan Association, earnings from the investments by Oconee Federal Financial Corp, and interest payments with respect to our loan to the Employee Stock Ownership Plan. Oconee Federal Savings and Loan Association is not permitted to make a capital distribution if, after making such distribution, it would be undercapitalized. For information concerning additional federal laws and regulations regarding the ability of Oconee Federal Savings and Loan Association to make capital distributions, including the payment of dividends to Oconee Federal Financial Corp., see "Federal, State and Local Taxation—Federal Taxation" and "Supervision and Regulation—Federal Banking Regulation."

        When Oconee Federal Financial Corp. pays dividends on its common stock to public shareholders, it will also be required to pay dividends to Oconee Federal, MHC, unless Oconee Federal, MHC elects to, and is permitted to, waive the receipt of dividends. The Dodd-Frank Act transferred the authority to review and approve mutual holding company dividend waivers from the Office of Thrift Supervision to the Federal Reserve Board. The Federal Reserve Board historically has generally not allowed mutual holding companies to waive the receipt of dividends, and there can be no assurance that the Federal Reserve Board will approve dividend waiver requests by mutual holding companies such as Oconee Federal, MHC.

        Additionally, in connection with our mutual-to-stock conversion we committed that, during the three-year period following the completion of the reorganization and offering, we will not take any action to declare an extraordinary dividend to our stockholders that would be treated by such stockholders as a tax-free return of capital for federal income tax purposes, without prior regulatory approval.

        Equity Compensation Plans.    At June 30, 2011, there were no compensation plans under which equity securities of Oconee Federal Financial Corp. were authorized for issuance other than the Employee Stock Ownership Plan. As of June 30, 2011, no shares had been allocated to participants under the Employee Stock Ownership Plan.

        Issuer Repurchases.    During the quarter ended June 30, 2011, we did not repurchase any shares of our common stock.

        Sales of Unregistered Securities.    During the quarter ended June 30, 2011, we did not offer or sell any unregistered securities.

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ITEM 6.    Selected Financial Data

 
  At or For the Year Ended June 30,  
 
  2011   2010   2009   2008   2007  
 
  (Dollars in thousands)
 

Financial Condition Data:

                               

Total assets

  $ 374,277   $ 333,546   $ 311,584   $ 309,504   $ 296,872  

Investment securities

    39,666     12,150     13,175     9,613     36,638  

Loans receivable, net

    264,913     264,328     245,969     242,203     234,855  

Deposits

    292,469     272,606     252,750     251,776     237,091  

Total equity(1)

    80,211     59,661     57,068     55,530     56,273  

Operating Data:

                               

Interest and dividend income

  $ 15,242   $ 15,084   $ 15,473   $ 15,846   $ 15,523  

Interest expense

    4,947     5,980     7,605     9,609     9,091  
                       

Net interest income

    10,295     9,104     7,868     6,237     6,432  

Provision for loan losses

    135     758     (27 )   100     7  
                       

Non-interest income

    98     237     90     148     161  

Non-interest expenses

    6,593     4,583     4,240     4,021     3,890  

Income before income taxes

    3,665     4,000     3,745     2,264     2,696  
                       

Income taxes

    1,366     1,407     1,429     770     928  
                       

Net income

  $ 2,299   $ 2,593   $ 2,316   $ 1,494   $ 1,768  
                       

(1)
Total equity prior to June 30, 2011 consisted of retained earnings and accumulated other comprehensive income for Oconee Federal Savings and Loan Association's investment in FHLMC common stock, which is classified as available for sale.

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  For the year ended June 30,  
 
  2011   2010   2009   2008   2007  

Performance Ratios:

                               

Return on average assets

    0.63 %   0.80 %   0.76 %   0.50 %   0.59 %

Return on average equity

    3.11     4.43     4.13     2.67     3.18  

Interest rate spread(1)

    2.94     2.53     2.13     1.43     1.61  

Net interest margin(2)

    2.61     2.91     2.65     2.15     2.25  

Noninterest expense to average assets

    1.82     1.42     1.38     1.34     1.31  

Efficiency ratio(3)

    63.49     48.98     53.08     62.97     59  

Average interest-earning assets to average interest-bearing liabilities

    1.23X     1.20x     1.21x     1.22x     1.20x  

End of year equity to average assets

    22.13 %   18.45 %   18.64 %   18.49 %   18.90 %

Average equity to average assets

    20.37     18.11     18.32     18.65     18.68  

Capital Ratios:

                               

Total capital to risk weighted assets

    37.19 %   38.20 %   39.20 %   39.20 %   40.40 %

Tier I capital to risk weighted assets

    36.81     37.64     39.02     38.9     40.2  

Tier I capital to average assets

    18.88     17.86     18.32     17.8     18.2  

Asset Quality Ratios:

                               

Allowance for loan losses as a percentage of total loans

    0.28 %   0.33 %   0.10 %   0.13 %   0.12 %

Allowance for loan losses as a percentage of nonperforming loans

    47.80     22.32     13.24     25.49     43.16  

Allowance for loan losses as a percentage of nonperforming assets

    19.60     18.78     12.59     24.38     43.16  

Net (charge-offs) recoveries to average outstanding loans during the period

    0.10     0.05     0.02     0.02      

Non-performing loans as a percentage of total loans

    0.59     1.49     0.79     0.52     0.28  

Non-performing assets as a percentage of total assets

    1.02     1.42     0.66     0.43     0.22  

Non-performing assets as a percentage of loans and real estate owned

    1.42     1.77     0.83     0.55     0.28  

Other:

                               

Number of full-service branch offices

    4     4     4     4     4  

(1)
Represents the difference between the weighted average yield on average interest-earning assets and the weighted average cost of interest-bearing liabilities.

(2)
Represents net interest income as a percent of average interest-earning assets.

(3)
Represents noninterest expense divided by the sum of net interest income and noninterest income, excluding gains or losses on the sale of securities.

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ITEM 7.    Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

        This section is intended to help stockholders and potential investors understand the financial performance of Oconee Federal Financial Corp. and Federal Savings and Loan Association through a discussion of the factors affecting our financial condition at June 30, 2011 and June 30, 2010 and our results of operations for the years ended June 30, 2011 and 2010. This section should be read in conjunction with the financial statements and notes to the financial statements that appear elsewhere in this prospectus.

Overview

        Oconee Federal Savings and Loan Association has historically operated as a traditional thrift institution headquartered in Seneca, South Carolina. Our principal business consists of attracting retail deposits from the general public in our market area and investing those deposits, together with funds generated from operations, in one- to four-family residential mortgage loans and, to a much lesser extent, non-residential mortgage, construction and land and other loans. We also invest in U.S. Government and federal agency securities and mortgage-backed securities. Our revenues are derived principally from the interest on loans and securities and loan fees and service charges. Our primary sources of funds are deposits and principal and interest payments on loans and securities. At June 30, 2011, we had total assets of $374.3 million, total deposits of $292.5 million and total equity of $80.2 million.

        A significant majority of our assets consist of long-term, fixed-rate residential mortgage loans and, to a much lesser extent, investment-quality securities, which we have funded primarily with deposit accounts and the repayment of existing loans. We generally do not rely on outside borrowings. Our results of operations depend primarily on our net interest income. Net interest income is the difference between the interest income we earn on our interest-earning assets, consisting primarily of loans, investment securities (including U.S. Government and federal agency securities and mortgage-backed securities) and other interest-earning assets, primarily interest-earning deposits at other financial institutions, and the interest paid on our interest-bearing liabilities, consisting primarily of savings and transaction accounts and certificates of deposit. Our results of operations also are affected by our provisions for loan losses, non-interest income and non-interest expense. Non-interest income currently consists primarily of service charges on deposit accounts and miscellaneous other income. Non-interest expense currently consists primarily of compensation and employee benefits, occupancy and equipment expenses, data processing, professional and supervisory fees, office expense and other operating expenses. Our results of operations also may be affected significantly by general and local economic and competitive conditions, changes in market interest rates, governmental policies and actions of regulatory authorities.

        Other than our loans for the construction of one- to four-family residential mortgage loans, we do not offer "interest only" mortgage loans on one- to four-family residential properties (where the borrower pays interest for an initial period, after which the loan converts to a fully amortizing loan). We also do not offer loans that provide for negative amortization of principal, such as "Option ARM" loans, where the borrower can pay less than the interest owed on his or her loan, resulting in an increased principal balance during the life of the loan. We do not offer "subprime loans" (loans that generally target borrowers with weakened credit histories typically characterized by payment delinquencies, previous charge-offs, judgments, bankruptcies, or borrowers with questionable repayment capacity as evidenced by low credit scores or high debt-burden ratios) or Alt-A loans (generally defined as loans having less than full documentation).

        Our securities are typically high-quality securities issued or guaranteed by the U.S. government or by Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae or Ginnie Mae, all of which are U.S. government-sponsored enterprises.

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Critical Accounting Policies

        We consider accounting policies that require management to exercise significant judgment or discretion or make significant assumptions that have, or could have, a material impact on the carrying value of certain assets or on income, to be critical accounting policies. We consider the following to be our critical accounting policies:

        Allowance for Loan Losses.    Our allowance for loan losses is the estimated amount considered necessary to reflect probable losses inherent in the loan portfolio at the balance sheet date. The allowance is established through the provision for loan losses, which is charged against income. In determining the allowance for loan losses, management makes significant estimates and has identified this policy as one of the most critical for us. The methodology for determining the allowance for loan losses is considered a critical accounting policy by management due to the high degree of judgment involved, the subjectivity of the assumptions utilized and the potential for changes in the economic environment that could result in changes to the amount of the recorded allowance for loan losses.

        As a substantial amount of our loan portfolio is collateralized by real estate, appraisals of the underlying value of property securing loans and discounted cash flow valuations of properties are critical in determining the amount of the allowance required for specific loans. Assumptions for appraisals and discounted cash flow valuations are instrumental in determining the value of properties. Overly optimistic assumptions or negative changes to assumptions could significantly impact the valuation of a property securing a loan and the related allowance determined. The assumptions supporting such appraisals and discounted cash flow valuations are carefully reviewed by management to determine that the resulting values reasonably reflect amounts realizable on the related loans.

        Management performs a quarterly evaluation of the allowance for loan losses. The analysis of the allowance for loan losses has two components: specific and general allocations. Specific allocations are made for loans that are determined to be impaired. Impairment loss is measured by determining the present value of expected future cash flows or, for collateral-dependent loans, the fair value of the collateral adjusted for market conditions and selling expenses. The general allocation is determined by segregating classified loans from the remaining loans, and then categorizing each group by type of loan. Loans within each type exhibit common characteristics including terms, collateral type, and other risk characteristics. In determining the amount of the allowance for loan losses, we apply loss factors to each category of loan. We estimate our loss factors taking into consideration both quantitative and qualitative aspects that would affect our estimation of probable incurred losses. These aspects include, but are not limited to historical charge-offs; loan delinquencies and foreclosure trends; current economic trends and demographic data within Oconee County and the other surrounding areas, such as unemployment rates and population trends; current trends in real estate values within the Oconee County market area; charge-off trends of other comparable institutions; the results of any internal loan reviews; loan-to-value ratios; our historically conservative credit risk policy; the strength of our underwriting and ongoing credit monitoring function; and other relevant factors. This evaluation is inherently subjective as it requires material estimates that may be susceptible to significant revision based on changes in economic and real estate market conditions. Actual loan losses may be significantly more than the allowance for loan losses we have established, which could have a material negative effect on our financial results.

        Deferred Income Taxes.    We use the asset and liability method of accounting for income taxes. Under this method, deferred tax assets and liabilities are recognized for the future tax consequences attributable to differences between the financial statement carrying amounts of existing assets and liabilities and their respective tax bases. Deferred tax assets and liabilities are measured using enacted tax rates expected to apply to taxable income in the years in which those temporary differences are expected to be recovered or settled. If current available information raises doubt as to the realization

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of the deferred tax assets, a valuation allowance is established. These judgments and estimates are reviewed on a continual basis as regulatory and business factors change.

        Real Estate Owned Valuation.    Real estate acquired through loan foreclosure is carried at the lower of carrying amount or fair value less estimated costs to sell. Any initial losses at the time of foreclosure are charged against the allowance for loan losses. Valuation of these assets are periodically reviewed by management with the carrying value of such assets adjusted through non-interest expense to the then estimated fair value, net of estimated selling costs, if lower, until disposition. Fair values of real estate owned are generally based on third party appraisals or other valuations of the property.

Business Strategy

        We have focused primarily on improving the execution of our community oriented retail banking strategy. Highlights of our current business strategy include the following:

    Continue to Focus on Residential Lending.  We have been and will continue to be primarily a one- to four-family residential mortgage lender for borrowers in our market area. As of June 30, 2011, $249.1 million, or 93.2%, of our total loan portfolio consisted of one- to four-family residential mortgage loans (including home equity loans). In the future, we may gradually increase our residential construction and home equity loan portfolios.

    Maintain a Modest Portfolio of Non-residential Mortgage Loans.  We have historically maintained a small portfolio of non-residential mortgage loans, primarily loans to churches located in our market area. As of June 30, 2011, $9.4 million, or 3.5% of our loan portfolio were non-residential mortgages or non-residential construction and land loans, of which $9.0 million were loans to churches. We believe that loans to churches enhance our presence in the community and help expand our financial services business as congregation members become familiar with us.

    Manage Interest Rate Risk While Maintaining or Enhancing, to the Extent Practicable, our Net Interest Margin.  Subject to market conditions, we have sought to enhance net interest income by emphasizing controls on the cost of funds, particularly on the deposit products that we offer, rather than attempting to maximize asset yields, as loans with high yields often involve greater credit risk and may be repaid during periods of decreasing market interest rates. In addition, in view of our strong capital position, from time to time, we place more emphasis on enhancing our net interest income than on limiting our interest rate risk.

    Rely on Community Orientation and High Quality Service to Maintain and Build a Loyal Local Customer Base and Maintain our Status as an Independent Community-Based Institution.  We were established in 1924 and have been operating continuously in Oconee County since that time. By using our recognized brand name and the goodwill developed over years of providing timely, efficient banking services, we have been able to attract a solid base of local retail customers on which to continue to build our banking business. We have historically focused on promoting relationships within our community rather than specific banking products, and we expect to continue to build our customer base by relying on customer referrals and referrals from local builders and realtors.

    Adhere to Conservative Underwriting Guidelines to Maintain Strong Asset Quality.  We have emphasized maintaining strong asset quality by following conservative underwriting guidelines, sound loan administration, and focusing on loans secured by real estate located within our market area only. Our non-performing assets and troubled debt restructurings totaled $3.8 million, or 1.0% of total assets at June 30, 2011. Our total nonperforming loans to total loans ratio was 0.59% at June 30, 2011. Total loan delinquencies, 30 days or more past due, as of June 30, 2011, were $5.7 million, or 2.1% of total loans.

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Comparison of Financial Condition at June 30, 2011 and June 30, 2010

        Our total assets increased to $374.3 million at June 30, 2011 from $333.5 million at June 30, 2010. The increase was primarily attributable to an increase in securities available for sale to $30.6 million at June 30, 2011 from $33 thousand at June 30, 2010, as well as an increase in cash and cash equivalents to $60.8 million at June 30, 2011 from $49.8 million at June 30, 2010. The increase in securities available for sale and cash and cash equivalents resulted from an increase in deposits of $19.9 million, or 7.30%, to $292.5 million at June 30, 2011 from $272.6 million at June 30, 2010 and an increase in total equity of $20.5 million, or 34.33%, to $80.2 million at June 30, 2011 from $59.7 million at June 30, 2010. Loans increased moderately to $264.9 million at June 30, 2011 from $264.3 million at June 30, 2010. Real estate owned increased to $2.2 million at June 30, 2011 from $751 thousand at June 30, 2010, reflecting an increase in foreclosures of real estate collateralizing one- to four-family residential mortgage loans. These increases were offset partially by a decrease in securities held to maturity to $9.0 million at June 30, 2011 from $12.1 million at June 30, 2010, reflecting maturities of these securities, and a decrease in prepaid FDIC premiums to $488 at June 30, 2011 from $734 thousand at June 30, 2010.

        Deposits increased $19.9 million, or 7.30%, to $292.5 million at June 30, 2011 from $272.6 million at June 30, 2010. The increase in deposits reflected increases in certificates of deposit of $13.9 million, or 6.43%, and money market deposits of $769 thousand, or 8.24%, as depositors sought out lower-risk, FDIC-insured investments at a well-capitalized institution. The increase in total deposits also reflected an increase in regular savings and other deposits to $34.0 million at June 30, 2011 from $32.2 million at June 30, 2010. We generally do not accept brokered deposits and no brokered deposits were accepted during the 12 months ended June 30, 2011.

        We had no advances from the Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta as of June 30, 2011 or June 30, 2010. We have credit available under a loan agreement with the Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta in the amount of 11% of total assets, or approximately $41.4 million at June 30, 2011.

        Total equity equaled $80.2 million at June 30, 2011, compared to $59.7 million at June 30, 2010. The increase resulted from net income of $2.3 million for the year ended June 30, 2011 and $17.3 million of net proceeds from our sale of common stock as a result of our mutual to stock conversion on January 13, 2011.

Comparison of Operating Results for the Years Ended June 30, 2011 and June 30, 2010

        General.    Net income decreased to $2.3 million for the year ended June 30, 2011 from $2.6 million for the year ended June 30, 2010. The decrease reflected an increase in noninterest expense to $6.6 for the year ended June 30, 2011 from $4.6 million for the year ended June 30, 2010, primarily from an increase in charitable contribution expense of $1.6 million from $25 thousand for the year ended June 30, 2010 and a decrease in noninterest income of $139 thousand, or 58.6%, primarily due to a decrease of gains on sales of real estate owned of $122 thousand for the year ended June 30, 2011 from the year ended June 30, 2010. The increase in charitable contribution expense was related to the cash and common stock contributed to a charitable foundation of $1.7 million as part of our mutual to stock conversion. The increase in noninterest expenses and decrease in noninterest income was offset by an increase in net interest income of $1.2 million, or 13.10%, to $10.3 million for the year ended June 30, 2011 from $9.1 million for the year ended June 30, 2010.

        Interest Income.    Interest income increased $158 thousand, or 1.05%, to $15.2 million for the year ended June 30, 2011 from $15.1 million for the year ended June 30, 2010. The increase was due to an increase in the average balances of interest-earning assets to $350.5 million at June 30, 2011 from $313.0 million at June 30, 2010, which more than offset the decline in the yield on interest-earning assets for the year ended June 30, 2011 to 4.35% from 4.82% for the year ended June 30, 2010. The

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decline in the yield on interest-earning assets is a reflection of the declining interest rate environment during our fiscal year 2011.

        Interest income on loans increased $82 thousand or 0.56%, to $14.7 million for the year ended June 30, 2011 from $14.6 million for the year ended June 30, 2010, reflecting growth in our loan portfolio, the average balance of which increased to $265.7 million for the year ended June 30, 2011 from $261.9 million for the year ended June 30, 2010. The growth in our loan portfolio more than offset the decrease in average yields to 5.53% in fiscal year 2011 from 5.60% in fiscal year 2010. The lower yields reflected a declining market interest rate environment during fiscal year 2011 from fiscal year 2010. Interest income on investment securities increased to $474 thousand for the year ended June 30, 2011 from $432 thousand for the year ended June 30, 2010, reflecting an increase in the average balances of securities to $15.9 million from $9.8 million for the years ended June 30, 2011 and 2010, respectively, which offset the decrease in the yield on such securities to 2.98% for the same periods.

        Interest Expense.    Interest expense decreased $1.0 million, or 17.30%, to $4.9 million for the year ended June 30, 2011 from $5.9 million for the year ended June 30, 2010. The decrease reflected a decrease in the average rate paid on deposits in fiscal year 2011 to 1.74% from 2.30% in fiscal year 2010, which more than offset increases in the average balance of such deposits.

        Interest expense on certificates of deposit decreased to $4.6 million for the year ended June 30, 2011 from $5.5 million for the year ended June 30, 2010. An increase in the average balance of such certificates to $229.6 million from $208.4 million was more than offset by a decrease in the average cost of such certificates to 2.03% from 2.63%. The increase in average balance of our certificates of deposit resulted primarily from our customers seeking lower-risk investments in lieu of higher volatility equity investments during fiscal year 2011. Interest expense on money market deposits and NOW and demand deposits decreased to $296 thousand for the year ended June 30, 2011 from $508 thousand for the year ended June 30, 2010. The decrease was due to the lower average cost on the NOW and demand deposits as well as savings and money market accounts to 0.54% from 0.97%, which more than offset the increased average balances of such deposits to $55.0 million from $52.3 million.

        Net Interest Income.    Net interest income increased to $10.3 million for the year ended June 30, 2011 from $9.1 million for the year ended June 30, 2010. The increase reflected an increase in our interest rate spread to 2.61% from 2.53%, and an increase in the ratio of our average interest earning assets to average interest bearing liabilities to 1.23x from 1.20x. Our net interest margin increased to 2.94% from 2.91%. The increases in our interest rate spread and net interest margin were largely due to our declining cost of funds, which reflected the continuing decline in the United States Treasury yield curve.

        Provision for Loan Losses.    We recorded a provision for loan losses of $135 thousand for the year ended June 30, 2011, compared to a provision of $758 thousand for the year ended June 30, 2010. During the year ended June 30, 2010, management determined that a significant increase in our allowance for loan losses was appropriate because, at that time, the national and local economies were declining, and we had experienced significant increases in non-performing loans during 2008 and 2009. We experienced a substantial increase in charge-offs and in real estate owned during the year ended June 30, 2011 compared to the year ended June 30, 2010, primarily as a result of an increase in foreclosure proceedings with respect to loans 60-89 days past due and 90+ days past due. The increase in foreclosure proceedings resulted in a decrease in non-performing loans, which was the primary reason for the decrease in our provision for loan losses during the year ended June 30, 2011 as compared to the year ended June 30, 2011. The provision for loan losses in 2011 reflected net charge offs of $274 thousand for the year ended June 30, 2011 compared with net charge offs of $128 thousand for the year ended June 30, 2010. The allowance for loan losses was $749 thousand, or 0.28% of total loans, at June 30, 2011, compared to $888 thousand, or 0.33% of total loans, at June 30,

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2010. Total nonperforming loans were $1.6 million at June 30, 2011, compared to $4.0 million at June 30, 2010. Real estate owned was $2.3 million at June 30, 2011, compared to $751 thousand at June 30, 2010.

        Although we used the same methodology in assessing the allowances for both periods, the increase in the provision and resulting allowance is reflective of decreases in our general valuation allowance and our specific allowance for impaired loans. The decrease in our general valuation allowance is reflective of the decrease in non-performing loans to $1.6 million at June 30, 2011 from $4.0 million at June 30, 2010, which was due to an increase in foreclosure proceedings with respect to loans 60-89 days past due and 90+ days past due. The specific component of our allowance was $22 thousand at June 30, 2011, compared to $188 thousand at June 30, 2010, which reflects a decrease in impaired loans to $2.0 million at June 30, 2011 from $4.7 million at June 30, 2010. The decrease in total impaired loans and in impaired loans with an allocated allowance was also the result of increased foreclosure proceedings on past due loans. Individually impaired loans were evaluated using the estimated fair value of the underlying real estate collateral. We did not record a specific allowance for loans where the fair value of the collateral was in excess of the outstanding principal of the loan. To the best of our knowledge, we have recorded all losses that are both probable and reasonably estimable for the years ended June 30, 2011 and 2010.

        Noninterest Income.    Noninterest income decreased to $98 thousand for the year ended June 30, 2011 from $237 thousand for the year ended June 30, 2010. The decrease in noninterest income was primarily attributable to a decrease of $121 thousand in gains on sale of real estate owned and a slight decrease in service charges on deposit accounts of $3 thousand for the year ended June 30, 2011.

        Noninterest Expense.    Noninterest expense increased $2.0 million, or 43.90%, to $6.6 million for the year ended June 30, 2011 from $4.6 million for the year ended June 30, 2010. The increase was primarily attributed to an increase in charitable contributions expense to $1.7 million for the year ended June 30, 2011 from $25 thousand for the year ended June 30, 2010 related to our contribution of $1.7 of cash and common stock issued to a charitable foundation formed in connection with our conversion. Professional and supervisory fees increased $108 thousand, or 75.52%, to $251 thousand for the year ended June 30, 2011 from $143 thousand for the year ended June 30, 2010. The increase in professional and supervisory fees is attributable to additional costs associated with being a public company.

        Income Tax Expense.    The provision for income taxes was $1.4 million for both the years ended June 30, 2011 and June 30, 2010. Our effective tax rates for the years ended June 30, 2011 and 2010 were 37.30% and 35.20%, respectively. The increase in effective tax rates resulted from changes in our overall rate of accruals for tax expense and the impact of permanent differences relative to pre-tax net income in each year.

Analysis of Net Interest Income

        Net interest income represents the difference between the income we earn on interest-earning assets and the interest expense we pay on interest-bearing liabilities. Net interest income also depends upon the relative amounts of interest-earning assets and interest-bearing liabilities and the interest rates earned or paid on them.

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        The following tables set forth average balance sheets, average yields and costs, and certain other information at the dates and for the periods indicated. All average balances are daily average balances. Non-accrual loans were included in the computation of average balances, but have been reflected in the tables as loans carrying a zero yield. The yields set forth below include the effect of deferred fees, discounts and premiums that are amortized or accreted to interest income.

 
  For the Year Ended June 30,  
 
  2011   2010   2009  
 
  Average
Balance
  Interest
and
Dividends
  Yield/
Cost
  Average
Balance
  Interest
and
Dividends
  Yield/
Cost
  Average
Balance
  Interest
and
Dividends
  Yield/
Cost
 
 
  (Dollars in Thousands)
 

Assets:

                                                       

Interest-earning assets:

                                                       
 

Loans

  $ 265,752   $ 14,686     5.53 % $ 261,915   $ 14,604     5.58 % $ 242,326   $ 14,506     5.99 %
 

Investment securities

    15,914     474     2.98     9,789     432     4.42     17,628     666     3.78  
 

Other interest-earning assets

    68,860     82     0.12     41,217     48     0.12     36,448     301     0.83  
                                             
     

Total interest-earning assets

    350,526     15,242     4.35     312,921     15,084     4.82     296,402     15,473     5.22  

Noninterest-earning assets

    11,921                 10,434                 9,787              
                                                   
     

Total assets

  $ 362,447               $ 323,355               $ 306,189              
                                                   

Liabilities and equity:

                                                       

Interest-bearing liabilities:

                                                       
 

NOW and demand deposits

  $ 11,273   $ 37     0.33   $ 13,461   $ 69     0.51   $ 14,503   $ 72     0.50  
 

Money market deposits

    9,448     49     0.52     7,755     105     1.35     6,083     91     1.50  
 

Regular savings and other deposits

    34,265     210     0.61     31,126     334     1.07     29,425     359     1.22  
 

Certificates of Deposit

    229,634     4,651     2.03     208,383     5,472     2.63     195,906     7,083     3.62  
                                             
   

Total interest-bearing deposits

    284,620     4,947     1.74     260,725     5,980     2.29     245,917     7,605     3.09  
   

Total interest-bearing liabilities

  $ 284,620     4,947     1.74   $ 260,725     5,980     2.29   $ 245,917   $ 7,605     3.09  

Noninterest bearing deposits

    2,015                 1,869                 1,797              
                                                   
 

Other noninterest-bearing liabilities

    1,980                 2,201                 2,387              
                                                   
     

Total liabilities

    288,615                 264,795                 250,101              

Equity

    73,832                 58,560                 56,088              
                                                   
 

Total liabilities and equity

  $ 362,447               $ 323,355               $ 306,189              
                                                   

Net interest income

        $ 10,295               $ 9,104               $ 7,868        
                                                   

Interest rate spread

                2.61 %               2.53 %               2.13 %
                                                   

Net interest margin

                2.94 %               2.91 %               2.65 %
                                                   

Average interest-earning assets to average interest-bearing liabilities

    1.23X                 1.20X                 1.20X              
                                                   

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Rate/Volume Analysis

        The following table presents the dollar amount of changes in interest income and interest expense for the major categories of our interest-earning assets and interest-bearing liabilities. Information is provided for each category of interest-earning assets and interest-bearing liabilities with respect to (i) changes attributable to changes in volume (i.e., changes in average balances multiplied by the prior-period average rate) and (ii) changes attributable to rate (i.e., changes in average rate multiplied by prior-period average balances). For purposes of this table, changes attributable to both rate and volume, which cannot be segregated, have been allocated proportionately to the change due to volume and the change due to rate.

2011 Compared to 2010
  Volume   Rate   Net  
 
  (Dollars in thousands)
 

Interest income:

                   
 

Loans

  $ 51   $ 31   $ 82  
 

Investment securities

    88     (46 )   42  
 

Other interest-earning assets

    33     1     34  
               

Total

    172     (14 )   158  
               

Interest expense:

                   
 

Deposits

  $ 629   $ (1,662 ) $ (1,033 )

Total

    629     (1,662 )   (1,033 )
               

Increase (decrease) in net interest income

  $ (457 ) $ 1,648   $ 1,191  
               

 

2010 Compared to 2009
  Volume   Rate   Net  
 
  (Dollars in thousands)
 

Interest income:

                   
 

Loans

  $ 641   $ (544 ) $ 97  
 

Investment securities

    (377 )   144     (233 )
 

Other interest-earning assets

    45     (299 )   (254 )
               

Total

    309     (699 )   (390 )
               

Interest expense:

                   
 

Deposits

  $ 494   $ (2,120 ) $ (1,626 )

Total

    494     (2,120 )   (1,626 )
               

Increase (decrease) in net interest income

  $ (185 ) $ 1,421   $ 1,236  
               

Management of Market Risk

        Our most significant form of market risk is interest rate risk because, as a financial institution, the majority of our assets and liabilities are sensitive to changes in interest rates. Therefore, a principal part of our operations is to manage interest rate risk and limit the exposure of our net interest income to changes in market interest rates. Our board of directors is responsible for the review and oversight of our asset/liability strategies. The Asset/Liability Committee of our board of directors meets monthly and is charged with developing an asset/liability management plan. Our board of directors has established an Asset/Liability Management Committee, consisting of senior management. Senior management meets daily to review pricing and liquidity needs and to assess our interest rate risk. This committee is responsible for evaluating the interest rate risk inherent in our assets and liabilities, for determining the level of risk that is appropriate, given our business strategy, operating environment, capital, liquidity and performance objectives, and for managing this risk consistent with the guidelines approved by our board of directors.

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        The techniques we are currently using to manage interest rate risk include:

    using pricing strategies in an effort to balance the proportions of 30-year and 15-year fixed rate loans in our portfolio;

    maintaining a modest portfolio of adjustable-rate one- to four-family residential loans;

    funding a portion of our operations with deposits with terms greater than one year;

    focusing our business operations on local retail customers who value our community orientation and personal service and who may be somewhat less sensitive to interest rate changes than wholesale deposit customers; and

    maintaining a strong capital position, which provides for a favorable level of interest-earning assets relative to interest-bearing liabilities.

        Depending on market conditions, from time to time we place more emphasis on enhancing net interest margin rather than matching the interest rate sensitivity of our assets and liabilities. In particular, we believe that the increased net interest income resulting from a mismatch in the maturity of our assets and liabilities portfolios can, during periods of stable or declining interest rates, provide high enough returns to justify increased exposure to sudden and unexpected increases in interest rates. As a result of this philosophy, our results of operations and the economic value of our equity will remain vulnerable to increases in interest rates and to declines due to the difference between long- and short-term interest rates.

        An important measure of interest rate risk is the amount by which the net present value of an institution's cash flow from assets, liabilities and off balance sheet items changes in the event of a range of assumed changes in market interest rates. We have utilized the Office of Thrift Supervision net portfolio value model ("NPV") to provide an analysis of estimated changes in our NPV under the assumed instantaneous changes in the United States treasury yield curve. The financial model uses a discounted cash flow analysis and an option-based pricing approach to measuring the interest rate sensitivity of the NPV. Set forth below is an analysis of the changes to the economic value of our equity as of June 30, 2011 in the event of designated changes in the United States treasury yield curve. At June 30, 2011, our NPV exposure related to these hypothetical changes in market interest rates was within the current guidelines we have established.

 
  Net Portfolio
Value per
Model
  Dollar Change
from Base
  Percentage
Change
from Base
  Percentage of
Total Assets
 
 
  (Dollars in thousands)
 

Up 300 basis points

  $ 55,685   $ -30,377     -35.0 %   15.52 %

Up 200 basis points

    67,137     -18,924     -22.0     18.07  

Up 100 basis points

    77,898     -8,164     -9.0     20.31  

Base

    86,062             21.89  

Down 100 basis points

    90,326     4,265     +5.0     22.70  

        Certain shortcomings are inherent in the methodology used in the above interest rate risk measurement. Modeling changes in net portfolio value requires making certain assumptions that may or may not reflect the manner in which actual yields and costs respond to changes in market interest rates. In this regard, the net portfolio value table presented assumes that the composition of our interest-sensitive assets and liabilities existing at the beginning of a period remains constant over the period being measured and assumes that a particular change in interest rates is reflected uniformly across the yield curve regardless of the duration or repricing of specific assets and liabilities. In addition, this the net portfolio value table does not reflect the impact of a change in interest rates on the credit quality of our assets. Accordingly, although the net portfolio value table provides an indication of our interest rate risk exposure at a particular point in time, such measurements are not intended to and do not

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provide a precise forecast of the effect of changes in market interest rates on our net interest income and will differ from actual results.

        Our policies generally do not permit us to engage in derivative transactions, such as futures, options, caps, floors or swap transactions; however, such transactions may be entered into with the prior approval of the Asset/Liability Management Committee or the board of directors for hedging purposes only.

Liquidity and Capital Resources

        Our primary sources of funds are deposits and the proceeds from principal and interest payments on loans and investment securities. While maturities and scheduled amortization of loans and securities are predictable sources of funds, deposit flows and mortgage prepayments are greatly influenced by general interest rates, economic conditions and competition. We generally manage the pricing of our deposits to be competitive within our market and to increase core deposit relationships.

        Our cash flows are derived from operating activities, investing activities and financing activities. Net cash flows provided by operating activities were $4.1 million for the year ended June 30, 3011 and $2.3 million for the year ended June 30, 2010. Net cash flows provided by investing activities consisted primarily of disbursements for loan originations and the purchase of securities, offset by principal collections on loans, and proceeds from maturation and sales of securities. Net cash flows used in investing activities were $29.9 million for the year ended June 30, 2011 and $23.1 million for the year ended June 30, 2010. Net cash flows used in financing activities consisted entirely of activity in deposits, and, with respect to the year ended June 30, 2011, included proceeds of approximately $19.8 million from our offering of common stock. Net cash flows provided by financing activities were $36.9 million and $19.9 million for the years ended June 30, 2011 and 2010, respectively.

        Our most liquid assets are cash and short-term investments. The levels of these assets are dependent on our operating, financing, lending, and investing activities during any given period. At June 30, 2011 and 2010, cash and short-term investments totaled $60.8 million and $49.8 million, respectively. We may also utilize as sources of funds the sale of securities available-for-sale, federal funds purchased, Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta advances and other borrowings.

        At June 30, 2011 and 2010, we had outstanding commitments to originate loans of $1.8 million and $2.0 million, respectively. We had no unfunded commitments under lines of credit or standby letters of credit at June 30, 2011 and 2010. We anticipate that we will have sufficient funds available to meet our current loan commitments. In recent periods, loan commitments have been funded through liquidity and normal deposit flows. Certificates of deposit scheduled to mature in one year or less from June 30, 2011 totaled $114.3 million. Management believes, based on past experience, that a significant portion of such deposits will remain with us. Based on the foregoing, in addition to our level of core deposits and capital, we consider our liquidity and capital resources sufficient to meet our outstanding short-term and long-term needs. Liquidity management is both a daily and long-term responsibility of management. We adjust our investments in liquid assets based upon management's assessment of expected loan demand, expected deposit flows, yields available on interest-earning deposits and investment securities, and the objectives of our asset/liability management program. Excess liquid assets are invested generally in interest-earning overnight deposits and federal funds sold. If we require funds beyond our ability to generate them internally, we have additional borrowing capacity with the Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta. At June 30, 2011, we had an available borrowing limit of $41.4 million in advances from the Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta.

        We are subject to various regulatory capital requirements. At June 30, 2011, we were in compliance with all applicable capital requirements. See "Supervision and Regulation—Federal Banking Regulation—Capital Requirements" and Note 11 of the Notes to our Financial Statements.

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        Common Stock Dividend Policy.    Cash dividends of $0.10 per share were declared on March 24 and on June 23, 2011 for 2,220,530 of the 6,348,000 shares outstanding on each of those dates, or $444 thousand. Oconee Federal MHC, the Company's mutual holding company was granted a dividend payment waiver from the OTS for the 4,127,470 of Company shares held by Oconee Federal MHC. The determination of future dividends on the Company's common stock will depend on conditions existing at that time.

        Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements.    In the normal course of operations, we engage in a variety of financial transactions that, in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles, are not recorded in our financial statements. These transactions involve, to varying degrees, elements of credit, interest rate and liquidity risk. Such transactions are used primarily to manage customers' requests for funding and take the form of loan commitments and lines of credit. For information about our loan commitments and unused lines of credit, see Note 10 of the Notes to our Financial Statements.

        For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2011, we did not engage in any off-balance-sheet transactions other than loan origination commitments in the normal course of our lending activities.

Recent Accounting Pronouncements

        For a discussion of the impact of recent accounting pronouncements, see Note 1 of the Notes to our Financial Statements.

Impact of Inflation and Changing Prices

        The financial statements and related data presented herein have been prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States of America, which require the measurement of financial position and operating results in terms of historical dollars without considering changes in the relative purchasing power of money over time due to inflation. The primary impact of inflation on our operations is reflected in increased operating costs. Unlike most industrial companies, virtually all of the assets and liabilities of a financial institution are monetary in nature. As a result, interest rates, generally, have a more significant impact on a financial institution's performance than does inflation. Interest rates do not necessarily move in the same direction or to the same extent as the prices of goods and services.

ITEM 7A.    Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

        For information regarding market risk, see "Item 7. Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations—Management of Market Risk."

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ITEM 8.    Financial Statements and Supplementary Data

INDEX TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

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GRAPHIC

REPORT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM

The Board of Directors and Shareholders
Oconee Federal Financial Corp.
Seneca, South Carolina

        We have audited the accompanying consolidated balance sheets of Oconee Federal Financial Corp. (the "Company) as of June 30, 2011 and 2010, and the related consolidated statements of income and comprehensive income, changes in shareholders' equity and cash flows for each of the years then ended. These consolidated financial statements are the responsibility of the Company's management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these consolidated financial statements based on our audits.

        We conducted our audits in accordance with the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States). Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the consolidated financial statements are free of material misstatement. The Company is not required to have, nor were we engaged to perform, an audit of its internal control over financial reporting. Our audit included consideration of internal control over financial reporting as a basis for designing audit procedures that are appropriate in the circumstances, but not for the purpose of expressing an opinion on the effectiveness of the Company's internal control over financial reporting. Accordingly, we express no such opinion. An audit includes examining, on a test basis, evidence supporting the amounts and disclosures in the consolidated financial statements. An audit also includes assessing the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall financial statement presentation. We believe that our audits provide a reasonable basis for our opinion.

        In our opinion, the consolidated financial statements referred to above present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of Oconee Federal Financial Corp. as of June 30, 2011 and 2010, and the results of its operations and its cash flows for each of the years then ended in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.

/s/ Cherry, Bekaert & Holland, L.L.P.

Greenville, South Carolina
September 28, 2011

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OCONEE FEDERAL FINANCIAL CORP.

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

June 30, 2011 and 2010

(Dollars in thousands, except share data)

 
  June 30
2011
  June 30,
2010
 

ASSETS

             

Cash and cash equivalents

  $ 11,453   $ 3,704  

Federal funds sold and overnight interest bearing deposits

    49,377     46,088  
           
 

Total cash and cash equivalents

    60,830     49,792  

Securities held to maturity (estimated fair value: June 30, 2011—$9,473 and June 30, 2010—$12,602)

    9,035     12,117  

Securities available for sale

    30,631     33  

Loans, net of allowance for loan losses of $749 and $888

    264,913     264,328  

Premises and equipment, net

    3,255     3,521  

Real estate owned, net

    2,254     751  

Accrued interest receivable

             
 

Loans

    936     965  
 

Investments

    107     68  

Restricted equity securities

    557     540  

Bank owned life insurance

    369     350  

Prepaid FDIC insurance premiums

    488     734  

Other assets

    902     347  
           
 

Total assets

  $ 374,277   $ 333,546  
           

LIABILITIES

             

Deposits

             
 

Non-interest bearing

  $ 2,014   $ 2,017  
 

Interest bearing

    290,455     270,589  
           
   

Total deposits

    292,469     272,606  
           

Accrued interest payable and other liabilities

    1,597     1,279  
           
 

Total liabilities

    294,066     273,884  

SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY

             
 

Common stock, $0.01 par value, 100,000,000 shares authorized; 6,348,000 and 0 shares outstanding at June 30, 2011 and June 30, 2010

    63      
 

Additional paid in capital

    20,935      
 

Retained earnings

    61,516     59,661  
 

Accumulated other comprehensive income

    136      
 

Unearned ESOP shares

    (2,439 )    
           
   

Total shareholders' equity

    80,211     59,661  
           
     

Total liabilities and shareholders' equity

  $ 374,277   $ 333,546  
           

See accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements

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OCONEE FEDERAL FINANCIAL CORP.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME AND COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

June 30, 2011 and 2010

(Dollars in thousands, except per share data)

 
  2011   2010  

Interest and dividend income:

             
 

Loans, including fees

  $ 14,686   $ 14,604  
 

Securities, taxable

    474     432  
 

Federal funds sold and other

    82     48  
           

Total interest income

    15,242     15,084  
           

Interest expense:

             
 

Deposits

    4,947     5,980  
           

Total interest expense

    4,947     5,980  
           

Net interest income

    10,295     9,104  

Provision for loan losses

    135     758  
           

Net interest income after provision for loan losses

    10,160     8,346  

Noninterest income:

             
 

Service charges on deposit accounts

    87     89  
 

Income on bank owned life insurance

    19     23  
 

Other

    (8 )   125  
           
   

Total noninterest income

    98     237  
           

Noninterest expense:

             
 

Salaries and employee benefits

    2,571     2,643  
 

Occupancy and equipment

    705     688  
 

Data processing

    288     284  
 

Professional and supervisory fees

    251     143  
 

Office expense

    77     77  
 

Advertising

    53     51  
 

FDIC deposit insurance

    275     330  
 

Charitable contributions

    1,683     25  
 

Provision for real estate owned and related expenses

    450     149  
 

Other

    240     193  
           
   

Total noninterest expense

    6,593     4,583  
           

Income before income taxes

    3,665     4,000  

Income tax expense

    1,366     1,407  
           

Net income

  $ 2,299   $ 2,593  
           

Other comprehensive income, net of tax

             
 

Unrealized gain on securities available for sale, net of taxes

  $ 131   $  
 

Reclassification adjustment for losses realized in income, net of taxes

    5      
           
 

Other comprehensive income

    136      
           

Comprehensive income

  $ 2,435   $ 2,593  
           

Net income per share: (Note 12)

  $ 0.81     N/A  

Dividends declared per share

  $ 0.20     N/A  

See accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements

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OCONEE FEDERAL FINANCIAL CORP.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CHANGES IN SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY

Years Ended June 30, 2011 and 2010

(Dollars in thousands, except share data)

 
  Common
Stock
  Additional
Paid-In
Capital
  Retained
Earnings
  Accumulated
Other
Comprehensive
Income
  Unearned
ESOP
Shares
  Total  

Balance at June 30, 2009

  $   $   $ 57,068   $   $   $ 57,068  

Net income

            2,593             2,593  
                           

Balance at June 30, 2010

  $   $   $ 59,661   $   $   $ 59,661  

Net income

   
   
   
2,299
   
   
   
2,299
 

Other comprehensive income

                136         136  

Common stock issued to Oconee Federal MHC, 4,127,470

    41     (41 )                

Initial funding of Oconee Federal, MHC

        (50 )               (50 )

Common stock issued to Charitable Foundation, 125,690

    1     1,256                 1,257  

Common stock issued in initial public offering, 2,094,840 shares, net of issuance costs $1,166

    21     19,760             (2,489 )   17,292  

Dividends(1)

                (444 )               (444 )

ESOP shares earned

        10             50     60  
                           

Balance at June 30, 2011

  $ 63   $ 20,935   $ 61,516   $ 136   $ (2,439 ) $ 80,211  
                           

(1)
Cash dividends of $0.10 per share were declared on March 24 and on June 23, 2011 for 2,220,530 of the 6,348,000 shares at March 31, 2011 and June 30, 2011, respectively. Oconee Federal, MHC, the Company's mutual holding company was granted a dividend payment waiver from the Office of Thrift Supervision for the 4,127,470 of Company shares held by Oconee Federal, MHC.

See accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements

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OCONEE FEDERAL FINANCIAL CORP.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

Years Ended June 30, 2011 and 2010

(Dollars in thousands)

 
  2011   2010  

Cash Flows From Operating Activities

             
 

Net income

  $ 2,299   $ 2,593  
 

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:

             
     

Provision for loan losses

    135     758  
     

Provision for real estate owned

    303     41  
     

Depreciation and amortization, net

    324     287  
     

Deferred loan fees, net

    13     108  
     

Deferred income tax benefit

    (615 )   (318 )
     

Gain on sale of real estate owned

    (7 )   (128 )
     

Loss from other-than-temporary impairment

    9     17  
     

Income on bank owned life insurance

    (19 )   (23 )
     

ESOP compensation expense

    60      
     

Stock issued to charitable foundation

    1,257     (20 )
     

Net change in operating assets and liabilities:

             
       

Accrued interest receivable

    (10 )   (67 )
       

Accrued interest payable

    (99 )   (47 )
       

Other

    421     (874 )
           
       

Net cash provided by operating activities

    4,071     2,327  
           

Cash Flows From Investing Activities

             
 

Purchases of premises and equipment

    (15 )   (89 )
 

Purchases of securities held-to-maturity

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