SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported): January 31, 2013
Southside Bancshares, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)
(Commission File Number)
(IRS Employer Identification Number)
1201 S. Beckham, Tyler, Texas
(Address of principal executive offices)
Registrant's telephone number, including area code (903) 531-7111
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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ITEM 2.02. RESULTS OF OPERATIONS AND FINANCIAL CONDITION.
On January 31, 2013, Southside Bancshares, Inc. issued a press release announcing financial results for the three months and year ended December 31, 2012, reporting earnings of $8.2 million and $34.7 million, respectively and diluted earnings per common share of $0.47 and $2.00, respectively. A copy of the press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 hereto and is hereby incorporated herein by reference. The press release includes information regarding interest income on a taxable equivalent basis or FTE. FTE is a non-GAAP performance measure used by management in operating the business which management believes provides investors with a more accurate picture of the interest yield, spread and margin for comparative purposes.
The information in this Current Report on Form 8-K, including the attached exhibit, is being furnished as provided in General Instruction B.2 to Form 8-K, to the Securities and Exchange Commission and shall not be deemed to be “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section. Furthermore the information contained in this Current Report on Form 8-K shall not be deemed to be incorporated by reference in any filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, except as shall be expressly provided by specific reference in such filing.
ITEM 9.01. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND EXHIBITS
Exhibits. The following materials are furnished as exhibits to this Current Report on Form 8-K:
Description of Exhibit
Press release dated January 31, 2013
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
Southside Bancshares, Inc.
Date: January 31, 2013
/s/ Lee R. Gibson
Lee R. Gibson
Senior Executive Vice President and CFO