WSFS Marks 180 Years of Serving the Community

| Source: WSFS Financial Corporation

WILMINGTON, Del., Feb. 23, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- WSFS Financial Corporation (Nasdaq:WSFS), the parent company of WSFS Bank, today announced that on Saturday, February 18, 2012, it commemorated its 180 year anniversary. As the oldest and largest bank and trust company headquartered in Delaware, WSFS is best known for friendly Associates, world-class service and dedication to the communities in which it serves.

"WSFS Bank has remained an independent, locally-managed financial institution for the past 180 years," said Mark A. Turner, President and Chief Executive Officer of WSFS Bank. "Reaching this milestone is a credit to our loyal Customers, our engaged Associates and the supportive communities of the Delaware Valley. We look forward to being right here and serving the financial needs of our community for the next 180 years."

On February 18, 1832, seven days before the City of Wilmington was chartered, WSFS opened its doors, providing a safe place for local citizens to deposit and grow their money. Today, WSFS is the seventh oldest bank continuously operating under the same name in the United States. It is also among the largest financial institutions in the state of Delaware based on total deposits traditionally garnered in-market.

About WSFS Financial Corporation

WSFS Financial Corporation is a multi-billion dollar financial services company. Its primary subsidiary, WSFS Bank, is the oldest, locally-managed bank and trust company headquartered in Delaware with $4.2 billion in assets on its balance sheet and $9.3 billion in fiduciary assets, including approximately $1.0 billion in assets under management.  WSFS operates from 49 offices located in Delaware (39), Pennsylvania (8), Virginia (1) and Nevada (1) and provides comprehensive financial services including commercial banking, retail banking and trust and wealth management. Other subsidiaries or divisions include Christiana Trust, WSFS Investment Group, Inc., Cypress Capital Management, LLC and Cash Connect®. Serving the Delaware Valley since 1832, WSFS is the seventh oldest bank in the United States continuously operating under the same name. For more information, please visit

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