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

FORM 8-K

CURRENT REPORT
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(D) OF
THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): March 6, 2018

Green Bancorp, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)



 




 


TEXAS
(State or other jurisdiction 
 of incorporation)
001-36580
(Commission File Number)
42-1631980
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)

4000 Greenbriar
Houston, Texas 77098
(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)
(713) 275 - 8220
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

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Item 7.01.    Regulation FD Disclosure.
Information is being furnished herein in Exhibit 99.1 with respect to the slide presentation to investors and others that may be made by executive officers of Green Bancorp, Inc. (the "Company"). This information includes selected financial and operational information through the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2017 and does not represent a complete set of financial statements and related notes prepared in conformity with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP"). Most, but not all, of the selected financial information furnished herein is derived from the Company's Press Release and Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2017 Earnings Presentation, each dated January 25, 2018, included in the Company's Current Report on Form 8-K filed January 25, 2018. The Company's annual financial statements are subject to independent audit. These materials replace and supersede any investor presentation materials previously furnished as an exhibit to any Current Report on Form 8-K. These materials are dated March 6, 2018, and the Company does not undertake to update these materials after such date.
The investor presentation includes certain non−GAAP financial measures that the Company's management uses to evaluate its performance. Specifically, the investor presentation includes pre-tax, pre-provision return on average assets, net income excluding amortization of core deposit intangibles (net of tax), tangible book value per common share, the return on average tangible common equity ratio and allowance for loan losses plus acquired loans net discount to total loans adjusted for acquired loan net discount. The investor presentation furnished as Exhibit 99.1 hereto includes a reconciliation the non-GAAP measures to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure.
The information in this Current Report on Form 8-K, including Exhibit 99.1 attached hereto, is being "furnished" and shall not be deemed to be "filed" for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the "Exchange Act"), or otherwise subject to the liabilities of such section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing of Green Bancorp, Inc. under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, regardless of any general incorporation language in such filing, unless expressly incorporated by specific reference in such filing.
Please refer to pages 2 and 3 of Exhibit 99.1 for a discussion of certain "forward-looking statements" included therein, and the risks and uncertainties related thereto, and the use of non-GAAP financial measures included therein, respectively.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits

(d) Exhibits. The following is furnished as an exhibit to this Current Report on Form 8-K:

 
 
Exhibit
Number
Description of Exhibit
99.1
Green Bancorp, Inc. Fourth Quarter and Year Ended December 31, 2017 Investor Presentation








EXHIBIT INDEX

 
 
Exhibit
Number
Description of Exhibit





SIGNATURES
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.
 
 
 
Green Bancorp, Inc.
 
 
 
 
Date: March 6, 2018
/s/ Terry S. Earley
 
Terry S. Earley
 
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer





gnbcinvestorpresentation
Fourth Quarter and Year Ended December 31, 2017 Investor Presentation NASDAQ: GNBC


 
2 Safe Harbor The following information contains, or may be deemed to contain, "forward-looking statements" (as defined in the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995) giving Green Bancorp, Inc.’s (“Green Bancorp”) expectations or predictions of future financial or business performance or conditions. Most forward-looking statements contain words that identify them as forward-looking, such as "plan", "seek", "expect", "intend", "estimate", "anticipate", "believe", "project", "opportunity", "target", "goal", "growing“, "continue“, “positions,” “prospects” or “potential,” by future conditional verbs such as “will,” “would,” “should,” “could” or “may”, or by variations of such words or by similar expressions that relate to future events, as opposed to past or current events, or negatives of such words. By their nature, forward-looking statements are not statements of historical facts and involve risks and uncertainties because they relate to events and depend on circumstances that may or may not occur in the future. These statements give Green Bancorp's current expectation of future events or its future performance and do not relate directly to historical or current events or Green Bancorp's historical or future performance. As such, Green Bancorp's future results may vary from any expectations or goals expressed in, or implied by, the forward-looking statements included in this presentation, possibly to a material degree. Green Bancorp cannot assure you that the assumptions made in preparing any of the forward-looking statements will prove accurate or that any long- term financial goals will be realized. All forward-looking statements included in this presentation speak only as of the date made, and Green Bancorp undertakes no obligation to update or revise publicly any such forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise. In particular, Green Bancorp cautions you not to place undue weight on certain forward-looking statements pertaining to potential growth opportunities or long-term financial goals set forth herein. Green Bancorp's business is subject to numerous risks and uncertainties, which may cause future results of operations to vary significantly from those presented herein. In addition to factors previously disclosed in Green Bancorp’s reports filed with the SEC and those identified elsewhere in this communication, the following factors among others, could cause actual results to differ materially from forward-looking statements: changes in asset quality and credit risk; the inability to sustain revenue and earnings growth; changes in interest rates and capital markets; inflation; customer borrowing, repayment, investment and deposit practices; customer disintermediation; the introduction, withdrawal, success and timing of business initiatives; competitive conditions; the inability to realize cost savings or revenues or to implement integration plans and other consequences associated with mergers, acquisitions and divestitures; economic conditions; and the impact, extent and timing of technological changes, capital management activities, and other actions of the Federal Reserve Board and legislative and regulatory actions and reforms. Unlisted factors may present significant additional obstacles to the realization of forward-looking statements. Annualized, pro forma, projected and estimated numbers are used for illustrative purpose only, are not forecasts and may not reflect actual results.


 
3 Non-GAAP Financial Information This document includes the presentation of both GAAP (generally accepted accounting principles) and non-GAAP financial measures. Green Bancorp’s management uses certain non−GAAP financial measures to evaluate its performance and believes that the presentation of non-GAAP financial measures is useful to investors because it provides investors with a more complete understanding of Green Bancorp’s operational results and a meaningful comparison of Green Bancorp’s performance between periods. Non-GAAP financial measures presented in this presentation or other presentations, press releases and similar documents issued by Green Bancorp may include, but are not limited to, pre-tax pre-provision return on average assets, net income excluding amortization of core deposit intangibles (net of tax), tangible book value per common share, the return on average tangible common equity ratio, allowance for loan losses less allowance for loan losses on acquired loans to total loans excluding acquired loans, and allowance for loan losses plus acquired loans net discount to total loans adjusted for acquired loan net discount. These non-GAAP financial measures do not have any standardized meaning and, therefore, are unlikely to be comparable to similar measures presented by comparable companies. Management may use these non-GAAP financial measures to establish operational goals and, in some cases, for measuring the performance of Green Bancorp. Please refer to the “GAAP to Non-GAAP Reconciliations” in the Annex of this presentation for a reconciliation of non- GAAP financial measures used in this presentation.


 
4 Company Snapshot Company Highlights • Headquartered in Houston, Texas • Established in 2006 via merger with Redstone Bank; completed IPO in 2014 • Focused on commercial and private banking relationships across a variety of industries, predominantly in the “Texas Triangle” Balance Sheet – Quarter Ended December 31, 2017 Asset Quality – Quarter Ended December 31, 2017 Profitability – Year Ended December 31, 2017 Total Assets $4,262 Total Loans $3,198 Total Deposits $3,397 Tangible Book Value Per Common Share $9.97 NPAs / Total Assets 1.68% NCOs / Average Loans 0.22% ROAA 0.83% ROATCE 9.84% Efficiency Ratio 52.71% Listing NASDAQ: GNBC Market Capitalization (February 23, 2018) $851 Total Branches 22 $ in millions, except per share Overview Branch Map


 
5 Fourth Quarter 2017 Highlights • Fourth quarter 2017 net income totaled $2.6 million, or $0.07 per diluted common share • Fourth quarter 2017 results were negatively impacted by the following: o $5.8 million in tax expense, or $0.16 per diluted common share for the deferred tax asset write-off resulting from the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act o $3.1 million in salaries and employee benefits expense, $2.0 million net of the related tax benefit, or $0.05 per diluted common share, for the accelerated vesting of certain performance options o $3.2 million in provision for loan losses and $1.1 million in loss on held for sale loans related to the last two E&P relationships in the portfolio impacted EPS by $0.07 per diluted common share (net of tax) • Total loans, including held for investment and held for sale, increased by $108.2 million, up 14.0% annualized from 3Q17, driven by the following loan types: o Commercial and Industrial (C&I): +$131.4 million o Commercial Real Estate (CRE): -$28.6 million o Mortgage Warehouse: +$1.3 million o Other: +$4.1 million • Nonperforming assets decreased by $21.0 million to $71.6 million • Noninterest bearing deposits increased by $118.9 million during 4Q17 • Pre-tax, pre-provision operating return on average assets (annualized) was 2.01% for 4Q17, representing the third consecutive quarter over 2.00%


 
6 Fully Diluted EPS and TBVPS $9.06 $9.25 $9.65 $9.93 $9.97 $8.75 $9.00 $9.25 $9.50 $9.75 $10.00 $10.25 4Q16 1Q17 2Q17 3Q17 4Q17 Tangible Book Value Per Share Earnings Per Share $0.61 $0.65 $0.54 $(0.03) $0.92 -$0.25 $0.00 $0.25 $0.50 $0.75 $1.00 $1.25 FY13 FY14 FY15 FY16 FY17


 
7 Investment Highlights (*) Represents Houston and Dallas rank amongst the Top 25 largest U.S. MSAs by population Well Positioned for Growth • Scalable platform to support significant organic growth • Highly skilled bankers in Houston and Dallas metro areas with capacity to drive growth • Significant liquidity and capital to support growth initiatives Attractive Core Markets • Attractive commercial footprint supported by deposit base that is nearly entirely held in Texas • Well positioned for growth: core markets of Houston and Dallas rank * in the Top 5 MSAs in the nation for both estimated 2018-2023 population growth and in the Top 10 for total MSA deposits Strong Core Earnings Profile • Branch-light business model delivers efficient funding • 4Q17 pre-tax, pre-provision (PTPP) operating return of $21.3 million, representing an annualized PTPP return on average assets of 2.01% vs. 2.04% for 3Q17 • Asset-sensitive balance sheet benefits from rising interest rates Capable Strategic Acquirer • Track record of disciplined acquisitions and successful integrations • Acquisitions have provided significant strategic benefits and opportunities Proactively Managed Loan Exposure • Meaningfully reduced energy exposure of $277.4 million to $53.0 million over two years • Energy loans (including HFS) represent 1.7% of total loans as of December 31, 2017 with E&P only 0.6% • Managed commercial real estate exposure down to within regulatory guidance over three quarters Experienced Management Team • Management team with significant experience driving the franchise • Track record of successful strategic acquisitions, proactive management of energy exposure and building out origination teams to support growth


 
8 Scalable Platform with Attractive Growth Profile • Highly productive origination team actively generating loans and serving as the primary point of contact for our customers — Private and business bankers focus on emerging, affluent and small business customers — Commercial and specialty bankers focus on C&I, real estate, mortgage warehouse and SBA loans • Continue to drive increased productivity of existing bankers • Strategic M&A has been an important growth driver • Disciplined acquisition strategy to supplement organic growth • Since 2010: — Completed 5 transactions – 3 whole-bank, 2 branch — Acquired $1.4bn in loans — Acquired $1.8bn in deposits Organic Growth Strategic Acquisitions 4% 14% 43% 14% 25% Banking Staff (as of December 31, 2017) Private Banker - 3 Business Banker - 12 Commercial Banker - 36 Specialty Banker - 12 Deposit Relationship Manager - 21 Total Loans Total Deposits $1,179 $1,359 $1,548 $2,050 $3,098 $3,190 $26 $251 $1,081 $1,205 $1,359 $1,799 $3,131 $3,098 $3,190 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Total Loans Acquired in Period '12-'17 CAGR: 22% $1,417 $1,447 $1,576 $1,998 $3,375 $3,397 $44 $270 $1,103 $1,461 $1,447 $1,846 $3,101 $3,375 $3,397 201 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Total Deposits Acquired in Period '12-'17 CAGR: 19%


 
9 Well Positioned in Attractive Texas Markets Overview Favorable Demographics • Texas remains one of the more attractive states in the U.S. from a demographic and commercial opportunity perspective: — Population growth expected to double U.S. average — If Texas were a sovereign nation, it would be the world’s 12th largest economy (ahead of Australia and just behind Canada) — Pro-business environment with no state income taxes — 44 of the 51 Fortune 500 companies headquartered in Texas are located near either Houston or Dallas — Texas is the #1 exporter in the nation, exporting $232 billion in goods in 2016 — Third largest share of domestic travel revenue generating $67.5 billion • Crude oil prices have recovered since their recent lows in 1Q16, driving stabilization in the production market: MSA Deposits ($ in billions) (Top 25 Rank 1) 2018-2023 Pop. Growth (Top 25 Rank 1) 2018-2023 HHI Growth (Top 25 Rank 1) Houston, TX $ 241 (#6) 8.3% (#1) 7.7% (#24) Dallas, TX $ 265 (#7) 7.7% (#4) 9.8% (#16) Texas $ 818 7.1% 9.5% United States $ 11,781 3.5% 8.9% Continued Strengthening of Texas Economy Oil Rig Count Current 1-Year Ago % Change Texas 453 324 +40% United States 929 658 +41% Sources: Baker Hughes; oil rig count data as of December 29, 2017 (Note: figures include land, inland waters and offshore), Texas Office of the Governor (Economic Development and Tourism) Source: Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas Source: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation; S&P Global Market Intelligence (Demographic data as of September 30, 2017, 1 Represents Houston and Dallas rank amongst the Top 25 largest U.S. MSAs by population) 326.9 200 230 260 290 320 350 Texas Business Cycle Index


 
10 Well Positioned in Attractive Texas Markets Houston Dallas ​Trade, Transportation, & Utilities 21.0% ​Professional Services 15.2% ​Edu. & Health Svcs. 12.9% ​Govt. 13.2% ​Leisure & Hospitality 10.6% ​Manufacturing 7.7% ​Construction 7.0% ​Other 12.3% • 5th most populous MSA in the U.S. (6.9 million residents) • 3rd most headquartered location for Fortune 500 companies • Largest export market in the U.S., with a diverse economy • 4th most populous MSA in the U.S. (7.3 million residents) • 4th most headquartered location for Fortune 500 companies • Experienced the largest year-over-year percentage increase in employment among MSAs for 2016 2016 2021 $ 353 bn $ 434 bn Houston Employment Dallas Real GDP $ in millions, Source: BEA, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Perryman Group, Texas Workforce Commission, Greater Houston Partnership Houston 50%Dallas 36% Other 14% Branches Bankers Deposits Houston 63% Dallas 33% Other 4% Regional Distribution as of December 31, 2017 Total Branches: 22 Total Bankers: 84 Total Deposits: $3,397 Houston 54% Dallas 40% Other 6%


 
11 Loan Portfolio Overview Acquired 16% Originated 84% Highlights • Commercial-focused loan portfolio with over 98% of the loan portfolio focused on non-energy loans • In-footprint focus with portfolio primarily distributed across Houston 54% and Dallas 22% • Diversified loan portfolio with no concentration to any single industry in excess of 10% of total loans • Only 4.1% of the loan portfolio is classified • Large number of lending relationships with no significant borrower concentration Loan Portfolio Detail as of December 31, 2017 Loan Portfolio Composition By Class By Regional Distribution* $ in millions, loan balance and corresponding percentages exclude HFS loans, (*) Central TX denotes Austin, San Antonio and San Marcos Dallas 22% Houston 54% Central TX, 8% Remaining TX, 8% Other 8% 38 %35 %34 %31 %31 % 2 %2 %2 %3 %3 % 13 %13 %13 %14 %13 % 34 %35 %36 %37 %37 % 5 %6 %6 %7 %8 % 8 %9 %8 %8 %8 % <1%1 %1 %1 %1 % 4Q173Q172Q171Q174Q16 C&I (ex. Energy) Energy Owner Occ. CRE Non-Owner Occ. CRE Constr. and Dev. Consumer & Other Held for Sale $3,122 $3,030 $3,141 $3,089 $3,198 Regulatory CRE/Total Risk Based Capital $372 $383 $409 $435 $444 $1,389 $1,324 $1,300 $1,252 $1,224 373% 345% 318% 288% 276% 250% 275% 300% 325% 350% 375% 400% $0 $250 $500 $750 $1,000 $1,250 $1,500 4Q16 1Q17 2Q17 3Q17 4Q17 Total RBC CRE Ratio


 
12 Investment Portfolio Overview Highlights • 4Q17 decrease in cash was partially offset by an increase in securities balances — Securities increased to $719 million at December 31, 2017 from $708 million at September 30, 2017 — Securities comprised 84% of total cash and securities at December 31, 2017, up from 80% at September 30, 2017 • Average yield of the securities portfolio was 2.47% in 4Q17, up from 2.42% in 3Q17 Portfolio Distribution * Total Cash & Securities Sector Allocation Coupon Type Cash & Sec. % of Assets 17 % 21 % 20 % 21 % 20 % $ in millions, (*) denotes portfolio distribution based on investment portfolio par value as of December 31, 2017, 2 denotes securities excl. other investments 84 %80 %84 % 70 % 44 % 16 %20 %16 % 30 % 56 % $ 859 $ 887 $ 854 $ 845 $ 699 4Q173Q172Q171Q174Q16 Securities² Cash ​Fixed 81% ​Adj. 19% ​MBS 45% ​CMO 38% ​Corp. <1% 1% ​SBA 15% ​Tax-free Muni. 1%


 
13 Deposits & Liquidity Highlights • Deposits comprised ~82% of overall funding at December 31, 2017 — Total deposits decreased by $11 million or 0.3% during 4Q17, to $3.4 billion — Cost of deposits was 0.77% in 4Q17 unchanged from 3Q17 • Loan to deposit ratio was 93.9% at December 31, 2017 and is slightly below our targeted level • Noninterest-bearing deposits increased by $119 million and comprised 24% of deposits as of December 31, 2017 Average Cost of Total Deposits Loan to Deposit Ratio Deposit Composition $ in millions 19% 21% 20% 20% 24% 5% 6% 6% 6% 6% 35% 35% 33% 35% 33% 40% 38% 40% 39% 37% $ 3,375 $ 3,416 $ 3,360 $ 3,408 $ 3,397 4Q16 1Q17 2Q17 3Q17 4Q17 Noninterest-bearing Interest-bearing transaction MMDA and savings Certificates and other time 91.8% 88.2% 92.9% 90.1% 93.9% 2016 1Q17 2Q17 3Q17 4Q17 100% 0.66% 0.68% 0.72% 0.77% 0.77% 4Q16 1Q17 2Q17 3Q17 4Q17


 
14 Asset Quality • Nonperforming assets (NPAs) totaled $71.6 million or 1.68% of period end total assets at December 31, 2017 compared to $92.6 million or 2.23% of period end total assets at September 30, 2017 • Allowance for loan losses was 0.98% of total loans held for investment at December 31, 2017, and the allowance for loan losses plus acquired loan net discount to total loans held for investment adjusted for acquired loan net discount was 1.11% • Provision expense for the fourth quarter of 2017 was $4.4 million, primarily related to specific reserves, including $3.2 million related to energy loans Asset Quality Allowance for Loan Losses Ratio * (*) Based on percentage of total gross loans held for investment 0.85% 1.06% 1.02% 1.09% 0.98% 4Q16 1Q17 2Q17 3Q17 4Q17 2.22% 2.52% 2.33% 2.86% 3.05% 1.68% 2.23% 1.80% 2.15% 2.64% 0.83% 0.78% 0.76% 0.95% 1.11% 4Q173Q172Q171Q174Q16 NPLs / Total Loans NPAs / Total Assets NPAs (Ex-Energy) / Total Assets


 
15 Overview of Energy Portfolio Progress Net Charge Offs • On April 28, 2016, the Company announced its intent to exit energy lending with $277.4 million of energy loans, the primary objective was to de-risk the loan portfolio, reduce balance sheet volatility and position the company for normalized earnings and growth • As of December 31, 2017, the Company’s total energy exposure stood at $53.0 million, or 1.7% of total loans, comprised of $20.1 million in energy production loans and $32.9 million in oilfield services loans − The $53.0 million of energy loans held for investment are being carried at 67% of outstanding customer principal balance − Energy loans of $14.4 million were transferred from loans held for sale to loans held for investment during December 2017 Energy Portfolio Resolution History $ 38.0 $ 31.5 $ 28.5 $ 27.6 $ 20.1 $ 81.5 $ 62.2 $ 58.7 $ 58.7 $ 32.9 $ 119.5 $ 93.7 $ 87.2 $ 86.3 $ 53.0 4Q16 (inc. HFS) 1Q17 (inc. HFS) 2Q17 (inc. HFS) 3Q17 (inc. HFS) 4Q17 Energy Production Oilfield Services$ in millions 0.63% 0.02% 0.05% 0.03% 0.22% 0.07% -0.02% 0.04% 0.01% 0.02% -0.20% 0.00% 0.20% 0.40% 0.60% 0.80% 4Q16 1Q17 2Q17 3Q17 4Q17 NCOs / Avg. Loans NCOs (Ex-Energy) / Avg. Loans


 
16 Performance Metrics (*) Pre-tax, pre-provision operating return on average assets is a non-GAAP measure used by management to evaluate the Company’s financial performance 60.99% 54.64% 47.83% 50.59% 57.87% 45% 50% 55% 60% 65% 70% 4Q16 1Q17 2Q17 3Q17 4Q17 Reported 0.25% 0.73% 1.26% 1.10% 0.25% 1.49% 1.76% 2.09% 2.04% 2.01% 0.0% 0.5% 1.0% 1.5% 2.0% 2.5% 4Q16 1Q17 2Q17 3Q17 4Q17 Reported PTPP Operating * 3.35% 8.88% 15.04% 12.74% 3.02% 0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 4Q16 1Q17 2Q17 3Q17 4Q17 Reported Efficiency Ratio Net Interest MarginROAA ROATCE 3.40% 3.47% 3.63% 3.65% 3.64% 3.25% 3.50% 3.75% 4.00% 4Q16 1Q17 2Q17 3Q17 4Q17 Reported


 
17 Net Interest Income & Net Interest Margin $32.2 $32.6 $35.3 $36.3 $36.8 3.40% 3.47% 3.63% 3.65% 3.64% 4.71% 4.86% 5.02% 5.11% 5.13% 4.29% 4.42% 4.59% 4.69% 4.74% 3.00% 3.50% 4.00% 4.50% 5.00% 5.50% $10 $15 $20 $25 $30 $35 $40 4Q16 1Q17 2Q17 3Q17 4Q17 N et I n te re st M ar gi n N et I n te re st In co m e NII (L) NIM (R) Loan Yield (R) Loan Yield excl. Fees (R) $ in millions • NIM decreased 1 basis point to 3.64% in 4Q17 • Loan yields increased by 2 basis points in 4Q17 driven by the Fed’s rate increase in December • Cost of deposits including noninterest- bearing was 0.77%, unchanged compared to the prior quarter • 70% of the loan portfolio is eligible for repricing in Q1 2018 Highlights Fixed Rate 19% Rate Reset in 2Q18 or Later 11% Eligible for Rate Reset in 1Q18 70% Loan Repricing Distribution


 
18 Noninterest Income 48.6% 40.2% 42.4% 47.1% 45.2% 20.8% 14.8% 21.3% 17.4% 14.0%10.5% 34.2% 16.9% 26.0% 32.8% 20.2% 10.8% 19.3% 9.5% 8.0% $3.6 $5.6 $5.2 $5.0 $5.0 $0 $1 $2 $3 $4 $5 $6 4Q16 * 1Q17 * 2Q17 * 3Q17 * 4Q17 * Customer Service Fees Loan Fees Gain on sale of guaranteed portion of loans, net Other (*) Excluding net loss on the sale of held-for-sale loans of $1.4 million in 4Q16 and $0.1 million in 1Q17, net gain on held-for-sale loans of $0.2 million and net gain on the sale of available-for-sale securities of $0.3 million in 2Q17, net loss on held-for-sale loans of $1.3 million and net loss on the sale of available-for-sale securities of $0.3 million in 3Q17, in addition to net loss on held-for-sale loans of $1.1 million in 4Q17 $ in millions


 
19 Noninterest Expense 56.3% 59.5% 64.5% 62.2% 63.6% 9.8% 9.6% 10.4% 10.4% 8.8% 11.6% 11.5% 9.7% 11.6% 9.5%22.3% 19.4% 15.4% 15.8% 18.1% $21.0 $20.8 $19.6 $20.1 $23.6 $0 $5 $10 $15 $20 $25 4Q16 1Q17 2Q17 3Q17 4Q17 Salaries and Employee Benefits Occupancy Professional & Regulatory Fees Other Efficiency Ratio 61.0% 54.6% 47.8% 50.6% 57.9% $ in millions


 
20 Capital Position (*) denotes fully phased-in capital adequacy to take effect on January 1, 2019, the Basel III Capital Rules will require GNBC to maintain an additional capital conservation buffer of 2.5% CET1, effectively resulting in minimum ratios of 7.0% CET1, 8.5% Tier 1, 10.5% Total RBC and 4.0% minimum leverage ratio 10.5% 10.9% 12.7% 9.5% 11.6% 11.6% 12.4% 10.1% CET1 Tier 1 RBC Total RBC T1 Leverage Holding Company Bank Capital Adequacy Level * 7.0% Capital $377.3 $415.5 $390.7 $415.5 $455.8 $444.2 $390.7 $415.5 4.0% 10.5% 8.5% $ in millions


 
21 Proven Track Record as a Strategic Acquirer Date Target Value Loans Deposits Branches October 2015 Patriot $ 139 $ 1,081 $ 1,103 9 October 2014 SharePlus $ 48 $ 251 $ 270 4 May 2012 Opportunity $ 10 $ 26 $ 44 1 October 2011 Main Street — $ 13 $ 168 3 October 2010 La Jolla / One West — — $ 188 1 December 2006 Redstone — $ 85 $ 183 2 • Selective use of strategic acquisitions to augment growth • Focused on well-managed banks in our target markets with: — Favorable market share — Low-cost deposit funding — Compelling fee income generating business — Growth potential — Other unique attractive characteristics • Key metrics used when evaluating acquisitions: — EPS accretion / (dilution) — TBVPS earn-back — IRR • Reputation as an experienced acquirer • Maintain discipline in pricing and pursue transactions expected to produce attractive risk adjusted returns Overview Acquisition History


 
22 Experienced Management Team Manuel J. Mehos CEO, Green Bancorp, Inc. Chairman, Green Bank • Former Chairman / CEO / President of Coastal Bancorp, Inc. • Securities Sales at Goldman, Sachs & Co. • CPA at KPMG • MBA – University of Texas • BBA – University of Texas • 30 years of banking Geoffrey D. Greenwade President, Green Bancorp, Inc. President and CEO, Green Bank • Wells Fargo — Regional Manager of Business Banking — EVP, Commercial Business Banking • Bank of America — Banking Center President — Lending Manager • MBA – Baylor University • BBA – Texas A&M University • 32 years of banking Terry S. Earley EVP and Chief Financial Officer • Yadkin – EVP & CFO • Rocky Mountain Bank – CEO • RBC Bank (USA) – CFO and COO • CPA at KPMG • BSBA – UNC Chapel Hill • 33 years of banking Donald S. Perschbacher EVP and Corporate Chief Credit Officer • BBVA Compass Bank – EVP and Credit Risk Executive • Guaranty Bank – Executive VP and Chief Credit Officer • Bank of America – SVP and Senior Approval Officer • BBA in Finance – Texas A&M University • 32 years of banking Name and Title Qualification Details Education & Experience


 
23 Closing Remarks • Branch-light business model located in attractive major metropolitan markets in Texas • Scalable platform to accommodate significant organic growth and enhance profitability • Houston market has broadly recovered from the impact of Hurricane Harvey, the bank sustained no material impact • CRE growth capacity supports expectations for stronger loan production and growth • Demonstrated ability to grow both loans and deposits organically • Strong core earnings profile, highlighted by 4Q17 pre-tax, pre-provision (PTPP) operating return of $21.3 million, representing an annualized PTPP return on average assets (ROAA) of 2.01% • Asset-sensitive balance sheet is well positioned for rising interest rates • Significant liquidity and capital levels to support future growth


 
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25 Pre-Tax, Pre-Provision Operating Return $ in millions $14.8 $17.4 $21.3 $21.2 $21.3 1.49% 1.76% 2.09% 2.04% 2.01% 1.0% 1.5% 2.0% 2.5% 3.0% $6 $8 $10 $12 $14 $16 $18 $20 $22 4Q16 1Q17 2Q17 3Q17 4Q17 PTPP Operating Return (L) PTPP Operating ROAA (R)


 
26 Commercial Real Estate (CRE) Portfolio Detail (*) Central TX denotes Austin, San Antonio and San Marcos By Regional Distribution as of December 31, 2017 * By Product as of December 31, 2017 CRE vs. ADC as of December 31, 2017 ADC 14% CRE 86% Houston 61%Dallas 14% Other, 2% Remaining TX, 13% Central TX, 10% Multifamily 23% Office 21% Industrial Warehouse, 13% Senior Housing, 5% Hospitality, 6% Land, 4% Residential Real Estate, 3% Retail, 25% $ in millions, portfolio detail excludes Farmland per CRE guidance regulations, though it is included in financial reporting


 
27 Financial Guidance • FY18 Net Interest Margin in the range of 3.80% – 3.95% * • FY18 Net Interest Income in the range of $155 – $170 million • FY18 Provision Expense in the range of $11 – $15 million • FY18 Noninterest Income in the range of $21 – $25 million ** • FY18 Noninterest Expense in the range of $86 – $90 million • FY18 EPS target in the range of $1.70 – $1.85 * • FY18 Loan growth in the range of 7% - 9% (*) Based on assumption of two 25 basis point increase to the Fed Funds target rate in 2018 (**) Excludes loss on held for sale loans and available for sale securities


 
28 Firm Analyst Rating Price Target 2018E EPS 2019E EPS Brian Zabora Outperform $27.00 $1.76 $1.97 Brady Gailey Market Perform $28.00 $1.78 $1.97 Brett Rabatin Overweight $27.00 $1.76 $2.02 Brad Milsaps Buy $27.00 $1.80 $2.10 Michael Young Hold $24.00 $1.70 $2.00 Average $26.60 $1.76 $2.01 Analyst Coverage


 
29 GAAP to Non-GAAP Reconciliations


 
30 Reconciliation of Total Shareholders’ Equity to Tangible Common Equity 1 Excludes the dilutive effect of common stock issuable upon exercise of outstanding stock options. The number of exercisable options outstanding was 754,110 as of December 31, 2017; 467,257 as of September 30, 2017; 465,281 as of June 30, 2017; 472,653 as of March 31, 2017; and 493,241 as of December 31, 2016. Tangible Common Equity Total shareholders ’ equity $ 463,795 $ 462,311 $ 451,741 $ 437,288 $ 430,482 Adjustments : Goodwi l l 85,291 85,291 85,291 85,291 85,291 Core depos it intangibles 8,503 8,835 9,215 9,595 9,975 Tangible common equity $ 370,001 $ 368,185 $ 357,235 $ 342,402 $ 335,216 Common shares outstanding (1) 37,103 37,096 37,035 37,015 36,988 Book value per common share (1) $ 12.50 $ 12.46 $ 12.20 $ 11.81 $ 11.64 Tangible book value per common share (1) $ 9.97 $ 9.93 $ 9.65 $ 9.25 $ 9.06 (Dollars in thousands, except per share data) Dec 31, 2017 Sep 30, 2017 Jun 30, 2017 Mar 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016


 
31 Reconciliation of Avg. Tangible Common Equity to Avg. Common Equity and Net Income excl. Amortization of Core Deposit Intangibles, Net of Tax to Net Income Net income (loss) adjusted for amortization of core deposit intangibles Net income (loss ) $ 2,619 $ 11,407 $ 12,898 $ 7,212 $ 2,544 $ 34,136 $ (972) Adjustments : Plus : Amortization of core depos it intangibles 330 380 380 382 382 1,472 1,587 Less : Tax benefi t at the s tatutory rate 116 133 133 134 134 515 555 Net income (loss) adjusted for amortization of core deposit intangibles $ 2,834 $ 11,654 $ 13,145 $ 7,460 $ 2,792 $ 35,093 $ 60 Aver ge Tangible Common Equity Total average shareholders ’ equity $ 465,859 $ 457,303 $ 445,334 $ 435,695 $ 427,550 $ 451,147 $ 433,923 Adjustments : Average goodwi l l 85,291 85,291 85,291 85,291 85,291 85,291 85,290 Average core depos it intangibles 8,661 9,065 9,461 9,844 10,223 9,254 10,818 Average tangible common equity $ 371,907 $ 362,947 $ 350,582 $ 340,560 $ 332,036 $ 356,602 $ 337,815 Return on Average Tangible Common Equity (Annualized) 3.02 % 12.74 % 15.04 % 8.88 % 3.35 % 9.84 % 0.02 % (Dollars in thousands) For the Quarter Ended For the Year Ended Dec 31, 2017 Sep 30, 2017 Jun 30, 2017 Mar 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016


 
32 Reconciliation of Allowance for Loan Losses plus Acquired Loans Net Discount to Total Loans adj. for Acquired Loan Net Discount Allowance fo loan losses plus acquired loan net discount Al lowance for loan losses at end of period $ 31,220 $ 33,480 $ 31,991 $ 31,936 $ 26,364 Plus : Net discount on acquired loans 4,371 5,112 6,240 7,314 9,937 Total allowance plus acquired loan net discount $ 35,591 $ 38,592 $ 38,231 $ 39,250 $ 36,301 Total loans adjusted for acquired loan net discount Total loans $ 3,190,485 $ 3,071,761 $ 3,123,355 $ 3,012,275 $ 3,098,220 Plus : Net discount on acquired loans 4,371 5,112 6,240 7,314 9,937 Total loans adjusted for acquired loan net discount $ 3,194,856 $ 3,076,873 $ 3,129,595 $ 3,019,589 $ 3,108,157 Allowance for loan losses plus acquired loan net discount loans to total loans adjusted for acquired loan net discount 1.11 % 1.25 % 1.22 % 1.30 % 1.17 % (Dollars in thousands) Dec 31, 2017 Sep 30, 2017 Jun 30, 2017 Mar 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016


 
33 Reconciliation of Pre-Tax, Pre-Provision Return on Avg. Assets