The reduction in working, non-interest cost ended up being mainly because of the recognition of around $16.4 million loss on financial obligation extinguishment within the 3rd quarter, caused by the payment of around $140 million in Federal mortgage loan Bank improvements and also the termination of relevant cashflow hedges.
Salaries and benefits declined by $2.5 million, mainly due to lessen incentive payment expense, and greater deferred costs related to new loan originations. This decreases were partially offset by increases in advertising cost of around $1.1 million as a result of increases in direct mail and sponsorships, professional costs of $955,000 linked to higher consulting prices for strategic initiatives, FDIC costs of $873,000 primarily because of a lesser FDIC bank that is small credit attained into the 4th quarter and OREO and credit-related expense of around $542,000 as a result of OREO valuation changes driven by updated appraisals received throughout the quarter.
Being a reminder, we accomplished our $25 million access-related merger price saves target on a run price basis by the end of this quarter that is third. Also take note that individuals usually do not expect you'll incur any extra merger expense or rebranding expenses in 2020. The effective tax price when it comes to 4th quarter ended up being 16.7%, when compared with 16.8per cent when you look at the 3rd quarter. When it comes to full-year the effective income tax price ended up being 16.2%. In 2020, we expect the year that is full income tax price to stay in the 16.5per cent to 17per cent range.
Looking at the total amount sheet, period end total assets endured at $17.6 billion at December 31st, which will be a growth of $122 million from September 30 amounts and a growth of $3.8 billion from December 31st, 2018 amounts mainly due to Access acquisition and loan development throughout the 12 months.