CARMICHAELS, Pa., June 26, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CB Financial Services, Inc. ("CB") (Nasdaq:CBFV) earned a spot in the American Banker's top 200 publicly traded community banks. The comparison of the peer group of 750 banks nationwide measures banks as ranked by their return on average equity over three years. CB's three year average return on equity was 9.21%. This was well above the median for the list of 750, which was 6.51%.
Those that earned a spot in the top 200 have set themselves apart primarily by making more loans. The leading banks have concentrated on business expansion and not on cost cutting.
For CB Financial Services, Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiary Community Bank, there are a variety of reasons they have moved onto a higher rung of the banking industry ladder. One important factor is the recent merger with FedFirst Financial Corporation. The merger closed on October 31, 2014.
"The merger has catapulted Community Bank to a higher level of performance in many regards," says Pat McCune, CEO of Community Bank and CB Financial Services, Inc. "We have more offices and a more complete menu of services. Our higher capital levels have allowed us to make more loans to businesses and other customers, both large and small. The efficiencies we have experienced since the merger will allow us to continue to grow and serve our customers."
CB Financial Services, Inc. is the bank holding company for Community Bank, a Pennsylvania-chartered commercial bank. Community Bank operates 16 offices in Greene, Allegheny, Washington, Fayette, and Westmoreland Counties in southwestern Pennsylvania. Community Bank offers a broad array of retail and commercial lending and deposit services and provides commercial and personal insurance services through Exchange Underwriters, Inc., its wholly owned subsidiary.
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CONTACT: Barron P. McCune, Jr. Vice Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Phone: (724) 225-2400 Fax: (724) 225-4903Source:CB Financial Services, Inc.