Wilmington Trust Corp. warned Wednesday that its fourth-quarter loan-loss provision rose sevenfold from a year earlier, because of deterioration in commercial and consumer portfolios.

The $12.1 billion-asset Delaware company said it anticipates recording a $67 million provision for the quarter. It now plans to disclose its results Jan. 30, a week later than previously scheduled, to give it more time to evaluate the impact of the economic downturn.

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