BROOMALL, Pa., July 24, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Alliance Bancorp, Inc. of Pennsylvania (the "Company") (Nasdaq:ALLB), the holding company for Alliance Bank, announced today that it has repurchased 407,145 shares of common stock under its previously announced stock repurchase program, which has only 44,585 shares remaining for repurchase, and that the Company's Board of Directors approved a new stock repurchase program of up to 100,000 shares of common stock upon completion of the existing program. The shares may be purchased in the open market or in privately negotiated transactions from time to time depending upon market conditions and other factors over a one-year period. The Company also announced that its Board of Directors declared a regular quarterly cash dividend on the common stock of the Company of $.06 per share, payable on August 22, 2014 to shareholders of record at the close of business on August 8, 2014.
Dennis D. Cirucci, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company, stated, "We are pleased to announce a 20% increase in our quarterly cash dividend and our fourth share repurchase program, which reflects our continuing commitment to enhance shareholder value while prudently managing our capital."
Alliance Bancorp, Inc. of Pennsylvania is the holding company for Alliance Bank, a Pennsylvania chartered, FDIC-insured savings bank headquartered in Broomall, Pennsylvania. Alliance Bank operates eight full-service branch offices located in Delaware and Chester Counties, Pennsylvania.
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Forward-looking statements, by their nature, are subject to risks and uncertainties. A number of factors – many of which are beyond the Company's control – could cause actual conditions, events or results to differ significantly from those described in the forward-looking statements. The Company's reports filed from time-to-time with the Securities and Exchange Commission describe some of these factors, including general economic conditions, changes in interest rates, deposit flows, the cost of funds, changes in credit quality and interest rate risks associated with the Company's business and operations. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made. The Company does not undertake to update forward-looking statements to reflect circumstances or events that occur after the date the forward-looking statements are made or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.
CONTACT: Peter J. Meier, CFO Phone: (610) 359-6903 Fax: (610) 359-6908Source:Alliance Bancorp, Inc. of Pennsylvania