Peoples Bancorp Declares Cash Dividend

AUBURN, Ind., Nov. 20, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Board of Directors of Peoples Bancorp (OTCQB:PBNI), the Holding Company for Peoples Federal Savings Bank of DeKalb County, declared a Fiscal 2013 first quarter dividend of $0.20 per share, according to G. Richard Gatton, Chairman. The dividend will be paid on December 20, 2012 to Stockholders of Record as of December 6, 2012.

As of November 20, 2012, Peoples had 2,398,493 shares outstanding. The closing price of Peoples Bancorp stock, as of November 19, 2012, was $20.00 per share as listed on OTCQB under the symbol of PBNI.

Peoples Bancorp, through its subsidiary, Peoples Federal Savings Bank of DeKalb County, operates eleven full-service offices in Indiana, located in Auburn, Avilla, Garrett, Howe, Kendallville, LaGrange, Middlebury, Topeka, Waterloo, and two offices in Columbia City. Peoples Federal operates four full-service offices in Michigan, with two offices located in Three Rivers and offices at Schoolcraft and Union.

CONTACT: Maurice F. Winkler, III President and CEO 260-925-2500Source:Peoples Bancorp