Mid Penn Bancorp, Inc. Declares Special Dividend

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MILLERSBURG, Pa., Dec. 20, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mid Penn Bancorp, Inc. ("Mid Penn") (Nasdaq:MPB), the parent company of Mid Penn Bank, today announced that its Board of Directors has declared a special dividend of $0.10 per common share based on expected earnings for the year of 2013. The dividend is payable January 20, 2014 to shareholders of record December 30, 2013.

"Mid Penn is in the process of finalizing a successful year and this special dividend, in addition to the regular quarterly dividend payments, is another way the Board of Directors is exercising their commitment to providing our shareholders with a meaningful return on their investment," said Mid Penn President and CEO Rory G. Ritrievi.

Management considers subsequent events occurring after the balance sheet date for matters which may require adjustment to, or disclosure in, the consolidated financial statements.  The review period for subsequent events extends up to and including the filing date of a public company's consolidated financial statements when filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC").  Accordingly, the financial information in this announcement is subject to change.

SPECIAL CAUTIONARY NOTICE REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

Certain of the matters discussed in this press release may constitute forward-looking statements for purposes of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and as such may involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of Mid Penn to be materially different from future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. The words "expect", "anticipate", "intend", "plan", "believe", "estimate", and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements.

Mid Penn's actual results may differ materially from the results anticipated in these forward-looking statements due to a variety of factors, including, without limitation:

  • The effects of future economic conditions on Mid Penn and its customers;
  • Governmental monetary and fiscal policies, as well as legislative and regulatory changes;
  • Possible impacts of the capital and liquidity requirements proposed by the Basel III standards and other regulatory pronouncements, regulations and rules;
  • The effect of changes in accounting policies and practices, as may be adopted by the regulatory agencies, as well as the Financial Accounting Standards Board and other accounting standard setters;
  • The risks of changes in interest rates on the level and composition of deposits, loan demand, and the values of loan collateral, securities and interest rate protection agreements, as well as interest rate risks;
  • The effects of economic deterioration and the prolonged economic malaise on current customers, specifically the effect of the economy on loan customers' ability to repay loans;
  • The effects of competition from other commercial banks, thrifts, mortgage banking firms, consumer finance companies, credit unions, securities brokerage firms, insurance companies, money market and other mutual funds and other financial institutions operating in Mid Penn's market area and elsewhere, including institutions operating locally, regionally, nationally and internationally, together with such competitors offering banking products and services by mail, telephone, computer and the internet;
  • The costs and effects of litigation and of unexpected or adverse outcomes in such litigation;
  • Technological changes;
  • Acquisitions and integration of acquired businesses;
  • The failure of assumptions underlying the establishment of reserves for loan and lease losses and estimations of values of collateral and various financial assets and liabilities;
  • Acts of war or terrorism;
  • Volatilities in the securities markets; and
  • Slow economic conditions.

All written or oral forward-looking statements attributable to Mid Penn are expressly qualified in their entirety by these cautionary statements.

Rory G. Ritrievi
President
Chief Executive Officer

Kevin W. Laudenslager
Chief Financial Officer

Mid Penn Bancorp, Inc.
349 Union Street
Millersburg, PA 17061
1-866-642-7736