DUNMORE, Pa., Dec. 29, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Fidelity Bank is pleased to announce additional investments in its Bankers and communities made possible by the passing of the recent tax reform bill.  Fidelity Bank’s Board of Directors and Executive Management Team have decided to share in the benefits of the lower corporate tax burden by:

  • Providing a one-time cash payment of $1,000 to all full-time Fidelity Bankers.  This bonus was paid to all Fidelity Bankers below $100,000 in annual compensation.

  • Making a $500,000 contribution to the newly created Fidelity D & D Charitable Foundation that will support the local philanthropic and community needs.  The newly formed and funded foundation creates a sustainable way to give back to the communities Fidelity Bank serves.

“The tax reform law creates an opportunity to reward our most valuable asset, our Bankers, who are working hard each day to serve our clients, building strong relationships in our communities, and creating long term shareholder value.  The Fidelity Bankers put forth perfect effort to position Fidelity Bank as the best bank,” said Daniel J. Santaniello, President & Chief Executive Officer.  “The Board of Directors’ and Executive Management’s decision to recognize the Bankers and support our communities is reflective of our commitment to share in the success with our key stakeholders.”

Fidelity Bank has built a strong history as trusted advisors to the customers served, and is proud to be an active member of the community of Northeastern Pennsylvania. With ten offices located throughout Lackawanna and Luzerne Counties, Fidelity Bank offers full-service Trust & Investment Departments, a mortgage center, and an array of personal and business banking products and services. The Bank provides 24 hour, 7 day a week service to customers through branch offices, online at www.bankatfidelity.com, and through the Customer Care Center at 1-800-388-4380.

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