Louisiana Bancorp, Inc. Declares Special Year-End Cash Dividend

METAIRIE, La., Nov. 26, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Louisiana Bancorp, Inc. (Nasdaq:LABC) announced today that its Board of Directors at their meeting on November 25, 2014, declared a special year-end cash dividend of $0.75 per share on the common stock of the Company, payable on December 24, 2014 to the shareholders of record at the close of business on December 9, 2014.

President Lawrence J. LeBon, III stated, "We are pleased to be able to be pay this special year-end dividend to our loyal shareholders. The payment of this special year-end dividend results from Louisiana Bancorp, Inc.'s consistently strong operating performance and solid capital position. While we make no assurance regarding the payment of future special dividends, we appreciate your continued support of the Company as we strive to build long-term shareholder value."

This news release contains certain forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements can be identified by the fact that they do not relate strictly to historical or current facts. They often include the words "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "intend," "plan," "estimate" or words of similar meaning, or future or conditional verbs such as "will," "would," "should," "could" or "may."

Forward-looking statements, by their nature, are subject to risks and uncertainties. A number of factors ‑ many of which are beyond our control ‑ could cause actual conditions, events or results to differ significantly from those described in the forward-looking statements. Louisiana Bancorp's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2013, which is available from the SEC's website, www.sec.gov, or the Company's website, www.bankofneworleans.net, describes some of these factors, including market rates of interest, competition, risk elements in the loan portfolio, general economic conditions, the level of the allowance for losses on loans, geographic concentration of our business, risks of our growth strategy, dependence on our management team, regulation of our business, increases in deposit insurance premiums and actions by the U. S. government to stabilize the financial markets. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made. We do 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: Lawrence J. LeBon, III, Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer or John LeBlanc, EVP & Chief Financial Officer Telephone: (504) 834-1190Source:Louisiana Bancorp