TriCo Bancshares is a bank holding company incorporated in California in 1981 and registered under the Bank Holding Company Act of 1956, as amended (the "BHC Act"). The Company's principal subsidiary is Tri Counties Bank, a California-chartered commercial bank (the "Bank") established in Chico, California in 1975. The Bank offers a unique brand of customer Service with Solutions® available in traditional stand-alone and in-store bank branches in communities throughout Northern and Central California and had total assets of approximately $6.4 billion at December 31, 2018. The Bank provides an extensive and competitive breadth of consumer, small business and commercial banking services easily accessed through its California communities branch network, advanced online and mobile banking, a shared nationwide network of over 32,000 ATMs, and bankers available by phone 7 days per week. The Bank's deposits are insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (the "FDIC") up to applicable limits. See "Business of Tri Counties Bank". The Company and the Bank are headquartered in Chico, California.
As a bank holding company, TriCo is subject to the supervision of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (the "FRB") under the BHC Act. The Bank is subject to the supervision of the California Department of Business Oversight (the "DBO") and the FDIC. See "Regulation and Supervision."
TriCo has five capital trusts, which are all wholly-owned trust subsidiaries formed for the purpose of issuing trust preferred securities ("Trust Preferred Securities") and lending the proceeds to TriCo. For more information regarding the trust preferred securities please refer to "Note 13 - Junior Subordinated Debt" to the financial statements at Item 8 of this report.