Tower Financial Corporation Announces Special Dividend of $0.25 Per Share

FORT WAYNE, Ind., Aug. 8, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The board of directors of Tower Financial Corporation (Nasdaq:TOFC), at its meeting held on August 7, 2013 declared a special cash dividend of $0.25 per share of common stock. The dividend is payable on September 4, 2013 to shareholders of record at the close of business on August 21, 2013.

"In light of our current operating profits, in relation to our other needs and requirements, we feel that this special dividend is a prudent use of a small portion of our 2013 income, over and above our normal quarterly dividends, and is an appropriate way to recognize, reward and say "thank you" to our loyal shareholders for their continued support," stated Michael D. Cahill, Chief Executive Officer.


Headquartered in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Tower Financial Corporation is a financial services holding company with one subsidiary; Tower Bank & Trust Company (Tower Bank), a community bank headquartered in Fort Wayne. Tower Bank provides a wide variety of financial services to businesses and consumers through its six full-service financial centers in Fort Wayne, and one in Warsaw, Indiana. Tower Bank has a wholly-owned subsidiary, Tower Trust Company, which is a state-chartered wealth services firm doing business as Tower Private Advisors. Tower Bank also markets under the HSA Authority brand, which provides Health Savings Accounts to clients in 50 states. Tower Financial Corporation's common stock is listed on the NASDAQ Global Market under the symbol "TOFC." For further information, visit Tower's web site at


This news release contains forward-looking statements that, by their nature, are predictive and are based on management's beliefs, assumptions, current expectations, estimates and projections about the financial services industry, the economy, and about our company.

These forward-looking statements are intended to be covered by the safe-harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are not guarantees of future performance, speak only as of this date, and involve risks and uncertainties related to our banking business or to general business and economic conditions that may affect our business, which may cause actual results to turn out differently. More detailed information about such risks and uncertainties may be found in our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, or, if applicable, in subsequently filed Forms 10-Q quarterly reports, under the captions "Forward-Looking Statements" and "Risk Factors," which we file from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These reports are available on the Commission's website at, as well as on our website at

CONTACT: FOR INVESTORS: Richard R. Sawyer Chief Financial Officer 260-427-7150 FOR MEDIA: Tina M. Farrington Executive Vice President 260-427-7155 tina.farrington@towerbank.netSource:Tower Financial Corporation