Emclaire Financial Corp. Announces 11.1% Quarterly Dividend Increase

EMLENTON, Pa., Feb. 20, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Board of Directors of Emclaire Financial Corp. (Nasdaq:EMCF), the parent holding company of the Farmers National Bank of Emlenton, declared a quarterly cash dividend on February 20, 2013 of $0.20 per common share payable on March 22, 2013, to shareholders of record on March 1, 2013. The $0.20 per share quarterly dividend represents an 11.1% increase in quarterly dividends from the $0.18 per common share dividend rate declared and paid each quarter during 2012. This quarterly dividend reflects an annualized dividend yield of 3.5% based on the stock's closing price of $22.75 per share on February 19, 2013.

William C. Marsh, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation and the Bank, noted that the dividend increase reflects the Corporation's continued growth and strong financial performance in recent quarters.

Emclaire Financial Corp. is the parent company of the Farmers National Bank of Emlenton, an independent, nationally chartered, FDIC-insured community commercial bank headquartered in Emlenton, Pennsylvania, operating thirteen full service offices in Venango, Butler, Clarion, Clearfield, Crawford, Elk, Jefferson and Mercer Counties, Pennsylvania. The Corporation's common stock is quoted on and traded through NASDAQ under the symbol "EMCF." For more information visit the Corporation's web site at www.emclairefinancial.com.

CONTACT: William C. Marsh Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer Phone: (724) 867-2311 Email: wmarsh@farmersnb.comSource:Emclaire Financial Corp.