SAN JOSE, Calif., July 22, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Heritage Commerce Corp (Nasdaq: HTBK), the holding company (the “Company”) for Heritage Bank of Commerce (the “Bank”), today announced second quarter 2021 net income of $8.8 million, or $0.15 per average diluted common share, compared to $10.6 million, or $0.18 per average diluted common share, for the second quarter of 2020, and $11.2 million, or $0.19 per average diluted common share, for the first quarter of 2021. For the six months ended June 30, 2021, net income was $20.0 million, or $0.33 per average diluted common share, compared to $12.5 million, or $0.21 per average diluted common share, for the six months ended June 30, 2020. Earnings for the second quarter and first six months of 2021 included a $4.0 million reserve for a legal settlement as noninterest expense, which was previously disclosed in the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on July 7, 2021. Earnings for the first six months of 2020 were impacted by the effect of $14.4 million in pre-tax current expected credit losses (“CECL”) related provision for credit losses on loans, driven by forecasted effects on economic activity from the Coronavirus pandemic and $2.5 million of pre-tax merger-related costs in the first six months of 2020. All results are unaudited.