Photo Release -- WSFS Presented the Gallup Great Workplace Excellence in Leadership Award for Second Year in a Row


WILMINGTON, Del., June 27, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- WSFS Financial Corporation (Nasdaq:WSFS), the parent company of WSFS Bank, today announced that it has been presented the annual Gallup Great Workplace Excellence in Leadership Award for the second year in a row. The Great Workplace Award honors organizations whose associate engagement results demonstrate they have the most productive and engaged workforces in the world.

Pictured left to right: Jesse Smith, Senior Consultant, Gallup, Inc.; Mark Turner, President and Chief Executive Officer, WSFS; and Kevin McConville, Managing Partner, Gallup, Inc.

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"Being recognized as a Gallup Great Workplace, two years in a row, is truly an honor," said Mark A. Turner, WSFS President and Chief Executive Officer. "It speaks to our culture of engagement and to our ongoing commitment to serving our community, in world-class fashion."

Based on the most rigorous workplace research, the Gallup Great Workplace Excellence in Leadership Award recognizes companies with 500 to 1,000 associates whose distinguished leaders have driven superior engagement performance. To qualify, companies must achieve minimum thresholds of 80% associate response rate and a grand mean of 4.15 in at least half of the company's workgroups on the annual Q12 survey. The Gallup Q12 survey is taken annually to measure engagement levels and most recently, WSFS achieved a 95% response rate and a grand mean of 4.39. Other considerations to qualify for the award include best practices within the organization, innovative thinking and examples of initiatives and processes that are used to create and sustain a culture of engagement.

About WSFS Financial Corporation

WSFS Financial Corporation is a multi-billion dollar financial services company. Its primary subsidiary, WSFS Bank, is the oldest, locally-managed bank and trust company headquartered in Delaware with $4.4 billion in assets on its balance sheet and $17.0 billion in fiduciary assets, including approximately $1.1 billion in assets under management. WSFS operates from 51 offices located in Delaware (42), Pennsylvania (7), Virginia (1) and Nevada (1) and provides comprehensive financial services including commercial banking, retail banking and trust and wealth management. Other subsidiaries or divisions include Christiana Trust, WSFS Investment Group, Inc., Cypress Capital Management, LLC and Cash Connect®. Serving the Delaware Valley since 1832, WSFS is the seventh oldest bank in the United States continuously operating under the same name. For more information, please visit

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CONTACT: Stephanie A. Heist (302) 571-5259 sheist@wsfsbank.comSource:WSFS Financial Corporation