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Norwood Financial Corp Holds Annual Meeting of Stockholders

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HONESDALE, Pa., May 7, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The 142nd Annual Meeting of Stockholders of Norwood Financial Corp (Nasdaq:NWFL), Parent Company of Wayne Bank was held on Tuesday, April 23rd at the Company's headquarters in Honesdale. At the Reorganizational meeting held subsequently, William W. Davis, Jr. was appointed Vice Chairman of the Company and Bank.

Business conducted at the Annual Meeting included remarks by Chairman of the Board John E. Marshall, who chaired the meeting, the re-election of company directors Dr. Andrew A. Forte and Ralph A. Matergia, the ratification of S.R. Snodgrass, A.C., as the Company's independent auditors for 2013, and reports to stockholders from President and Chief Executive Officer Lewis J. Critelli and Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer William Lance.

Chairman Marshall welcomed stockholders and introduced the Directors and Executive Officers seated at the head table. He then turned the meeting over to Mr. Critelli, who conducted the formal business portion of the meeting.

Mr. Lance provided stockholders with a detailed report of the Company's financial results for 2012. Among the highlights of the Company's performance in 2012 cited by Mr. Lance was an increase in total assets to $672 million as of December 31, 2012, a record level of net income which totaled $8.4 million, and a twenty-first consecutive year for an increase in cash dividends. Mr. Lance also cited key ratios such as a net interest margin of 4.10%, a return on assets of 1.23% and an efficiency ratio of 51.5% as major determinants of the Company's success in 2012.

Mr. Critelli's address included the results for the first quarter of 2013 and a summary of plans for the remainder of the year. Mr. Critelli noted first quarter earnings of $2,308,000 and earnings per share (diluted) were $.63 compared to the $.61 per share in the first quarter of 2012. Total assets were $681 million as of March 31, 2013, with total loans outstanding of $479 million, deposits of $536 million and stockholders' equity at $93 million. Mr. Critelli commented on the current economic condition and the banking regulatory environment. Mr. Critelli updated stockholders on the Bank's technology initiatives and reviewed the benefits realized from the Company's acquisition of North Penn Bancorp which closed in 2011. He also reported on the 10% stock dividend that was declared during the first quarter and the stock price appreciation over a lengthy period.

At the Bank's annual reorganization meeting, the following officers were appointed for the ensuing year.

John E. Marshall Chairman of the Board
William W. Davis, Jr. Vice Chairman of the Board
Lewis J. Critelli President & Chief Executive Officer
William S. Lance Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Secretary
Kenneth C. Doolittle Executive Vice President, Retail Administration
John F. Carmody Senior Vice President, Senior Loan Officer/Corporate Bank
Robert J. Mancuso Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer
John H. Sanders Senior Vice President-Retail Bank Manager
Thomas Byrne Senior Vice President
Christe Casciano Senior Vice President
William J. Henigan, Jr. Senior Vice President
Brian Mahlstedt Senior Vice President
Diane Wylam Senior Vice President & Senior Trust Officer
Robert J. Behrens Vice President
Ryan French Vice President
Joann Fuller Vice President
Karen Gasper Vice President
Carolyn K. Gwozdziewycz Vice President and Community Office Manager
Nancy A. Hart Vice President, Controller and Assistant Secretary
William R. Kerstetter Vice President
Kelley J. Lalley Vice President, Assistant Secretary
Linda Moran Vice President
Mary Alice Petzinger Vice President & Community Office Manager
Mark W. Ranzan Vice President
Barbara A. Ridd Vice President and Assistant Secretary
Richard Rossi Vice President
Richard Siarniak Vice President
Eli Tomlinson Vice President
Douglas Atherton Assistant Vice President
Marianne Glamann Assistant Vice President & Community Office Manager
Kara Talcott Assistant Vice President & Internal Auditor
Jeanne Corey Community Office Manager
Wendy L. Davis Community Office Manager
Jill Hessling Community Office Manager
Vonnie Lewis Community Office Manager
Teresa Melucci Community Office Manager
Sandra Mruczkewycz Community Office Manager
Rossie Demorizi-Ortiz Community Office Manager
Laurie J. Bishop Assistant Community Office Manager
Nancy Mead Assistant Community Office Manager
Diane L. Richter Assistant Community Office Manager
Jessica Santiago Assistant Community Office Manager
Toni Stenger Assistant Community Office Manager
Beverly Wallace Assistant Community Office Manager
Angelo Ambrosecchia Mortgage Originator
Maurice Dennis Commercial Loan Documentation Manager
Thomas Kowalski Resource Recovery Manager
Julie Kuen Electronic Banking Officer
Linda Meskey Credit Analyst
Maureen Kelly Trust Officer
Sarah Rapp Human Resources Officer
Frank Sislo Consumer Loan Manager
Doreen A. Swingle Residential Mortgage Lending Officer

Norwood Financial Corp, through its subsidiary Wayne Bank, operates sixteen offices in Wayne, Pike, Monroe and Lackawanna Counties. The Company's stock is traded on the Nasdaq Market, under the symbol, "NWFL."

The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 contains safe harbor provisions regarding forward-looking statements. When used in this discussion, the words "believes," "anticipates," "contemplates," "expects," and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Such statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected. Those risks and uncertainties include changes in federal and state laws, changes in interest rates, risks associated with the acquisition of North Penn Bancorp, the ability to control costs and expenses, demand for real estate and general economic conditions. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly release the results of any revisions to those forward-looking statements which may be made to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

CONTACT: William S. Lance Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer NORWOOD FINANCIAL CORP 570-253-8505 www.waynebank.com

Source:Norwood Financial Corp