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Norwood Financial Corp and Wayne Bank Appoint Joseph W. Adams to the Board of Directors

HONESDALE, Pa., Nov. 12, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Lewis J. Critelli, President and Chief Executive Officer of Norwood Financial Corp (NASDAQ:NWFL) and its subsidiary, Wayne Bank, announce the appointment of Joseph W. Adams to their respective Boards of Directors.

Mr. Adams is currently serving as the Superintendent of Schools for the Western Wayne School District located in Hamlin, South Canaan and Waymart, Pennsylvania.  The District has 2,000 students, four schools and a $40 million budget.  His previous experience includes an Executive Management Position at a local financial institution, a Financial Advisor Position with Morgan Stanley and Business Manager of the Wallenpaupack School District in Hawley, Pennsylvania.  Mr. Adams received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Scranton.  His community involvement includes current or former board positions on the Wayne County Family Center, The Human Resources Center, Palmyra Township Planning Commission, Delaware Highlands Conservancy, Chamber of Commerce and various youth sports organizations. Mr. Adams is a fifth generation Wayne County resident and he currently resides in Wayne County with his wife Kathryn.

Mr. Adams will serve with the class of directors whose terms expire at the 2017 Annual Meeting.  Mr. Adams will serve on the Trust Committee and as a rotating member of the Directors’ Loan Committee of Wayne Bank.  Mr. Critelli stated, “Joe will be a tremendous asset to the Board.  He has a strong background in financial management and a long history of community involvement and civic achievement.”

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