Tri-County Financial Corporation Announces Approval of Stock Repurchase Program

WALDORF, Md., Nov. 12, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Tri-County Financial Corporation (the "Company") (OTC Bulletin Board: TCFC), the holding company for Community Bank of Tri-County, announced today that its Board of Directors approved the repurchase of shares of its common stock equaling up to 1% of the Company's stockholders' equity. Assuming a price of $18.00 per share, which was the closing price of the Company's common stock at the close of business on November 10, 2010, and the Company's stockholders' equity of $70.4 million as of September 30, 2010, the repurchase would approximate 39,085 shares of common stock. The Company has 2,990,520 shares of common stock outstanding.

On December 19, 2008, the Company issued $15.5 million of Fixed Rate Cumulative Perpetual Preferred Stock to the United States Department of the Treasury under the Troubled Asset Relief Program's Capital Purchase Program. As a result, the Company was prohibited from repurchasing shares of its common stock without the consent of the Department of the Treasury. The Company applied for and received the Department of the Treasury's approval to engage in stock repurchases in a letter dated November 3, 2010.

The repurchases, which will be conducted through open market purchases or privately negotiated transactions, will be made from time to time depending on market conditions and other factors. Repurchased shares will be treated as authorized but unissued shares.

Tri-County Financial Corporation is the bank holding company for Community Bank of Tri-County, which conducts business through its main office in Waldorf, Maryland, and nine branch offices in Waldorf, Bryans Road, Dunkirk, Leonardtown, La Plata, Charlotte Hall, Prince Frederick, Lusby and California, Maryland.

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