1ST Constitution Bancorp Announces Stock Repurchase Program

CRANBURY, N.J., Jan. 27, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- On January 21, 2016, the Board of Directors of 1ST Constitution Bancorp (NASDAQ:FCCY) authorized a new common stock repurchase program. Under the new common stock repurchase program, the company may purchase in open market or privately negotiated transactions up to five (5%) percent of its common shares outstanding on the date of the approval of the stock repurchase program, which limitation will be adjusted for any future stock dividends. This new repurchase program replaces the existing repurchase program authorized on August 3, 2005, which, as of September 30, 2015, had 106,236 shares of common stock still remaining.

Purchases under the program will be made from time to time at the company’s discretion as market and business conditions warrant. All purchases are subject to the availability of shares and, accordingly, there is no guarantee as to the timing or number of shares to be repurchased. The company intends to hold the shares to be acquired in treasury.

1ST Constitution Bancorp, through its primary subsidiary, 1ST Constitution Bank, operates nineteen branch banking offices in Cranbury (2), Fort Lee, Hamilton, Hightstown, Hillsborough, Hopewell, Jamesburg, Lawrenceville, Perth Amboy, Plainsboro, Rocky Hill, West Windsor, Princeton, Rumson, Fair Haven, Shrewsbury, Little Silver and Asbury Park, New Jersey.

1ST Constitution Bancorp common stock is traded on the Nasdaq Global Market under the trading symbol “FCCY”. Information about 1ST Constitution Bancorp can be accessed via the Internet at www.1stconstitution.com.

The foregoing contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements are not historical facts and include expressions about management’s confidence and strategies and management’s expectations about new and existing programs and products, relationships, opportunities, taxation, technology and market conditions. These statements may be identified by such forward-looking terminology as “expect,” “look,” “believe,” “anticipate,” “may,” “will,” or similar statements or variations of such terms. Actual results may differ materially from such forward-looking statements. Factors that may cause results to differ materially from such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, changes in the direction of the economy in New Jersey, the direction of interest rates, effective income tax rates, loan prepayment assumptions, continued levels of loan quality and origination volume, continued relationships with major customers including sources for loans, a higher level of net loan charge-offs and delinquencies than anticipated, bank regulatory rules, regulations or policies that restrict or direct certain actions, the adoption, interpretation and implementation of new or pre-existing accounting pronouncements, a change in legal and regulatory barriers including issues related to compliance with anti-money laundering and bank secrecy act laws, as well as the effects of general economic conditions and legal and regulatory barriers and structure. 1ST Constitution Bancorp assumes no obligation for updating any such forward-looking statements at any time, except as required by law.

CONTACT: Robert F. Mangano President & Chief Executive Officer (609) 655-4500 Stephen J. Gilhooly Sr. Vice President, Treasurer & Chief Financial Officer (609) 655-4500

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