On December 19, 2008, San Joaquin Bank (Bank), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Registrant, entered into a consulting agreement with Melvin D. Atkinson (Agreement), who has been an outside director of the Bank since 2005 and a director of the Registrant since its formation in 2006.
The Agreement engages Atkinson to analyze and review the Bank's impaired real estate loans and to negotiate with the obligors under such loans to reduce amounts outstanding. Atkinson will be compensated at the rate of $175 an hour for his services and he will also receive an additional fee equal to 1% of the first $3.0 million received by the Bank and 0.75% of amounts received in excess of $3.0 million. The Agreement is subject to compliance with applicable law and terminable by either party at any time upon written notice.
Recall one of my previous posts where they actually lowered their loan loss reserves at the end of 2007.