National Penn Bancshares, Inc. to Release 3rd Quarter 2012 Earnings, Conduct Conference Call/Webcast on Friday, October 26,

  National Penn Bancshares, Inc. to Release 3rd Quarter 2012 Earnings, Conduct
  Conference Call/Webcast on Friday, October 26, 2012

Business Wire

BOYERTOWN, Pa. -- October 25, 2012

National Penn Bancshares, Inc. (Nasdaq: NPBC) announced today that it plans to
release its 3^rd Quarter 2012 earnings on Friday, October 26 prior to market
opening. A conference call with analysts will be broadcast live over the
Internet at 1 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time that day.

The conference call and webcast will feature a brief discussion of National
Penn’s financial results, followed by a question and answer session with
analysts. National Penn Bancshares, Inc. presenters will be Scott V. Fainor,
president and chief executive officer; Michael J. Hughes, chief financial
officer; and Sandra L. Bodnyk, chief risk officer.

       
What:    National Penn Bancshares, Inc.
         3^rd Quarter 2012 earnings release and conference call/webcast

When:    Release prior to market opening on Friday, October 26
         Conference call at 1 p.m. EDT, October 26

Where:   www.nationalpennbancshares.com
         (National Penn Bancshares' home page)

         To listen to the live conference call and view the presentation
         slides over the Internet, simply log on to National Penn’s Web site
How:     at the address above, select the “National Penn Bancshares, Inc. 3^rd
         Quarter 2012 Earnings Webcast” link, and follow the instructions.
         Please access the webcast approximately 10 to 15 minutes prior to the
         beginning of the webcast.

         If you are unable to listen to the live webcast, the event will be
         archived on the National Penn Web site for thirty days. To access the
         replay, select the “National Penn Bancshares, Inc. 3^rd Quarter 2012
         Earnings Webcast” link on National Penn’s homepage
         www.nationalpennbancshares.com.
         

About National Penn Bancshares, Inc.:

National Penn Bancshares, Inc., with approximately $8.4 billion in assets, is
a bank holding company based in Pennsylvania. Headquartered in Boyertown,
National Penn operates 120 branch offices comprising 119 branches in
Pennsylvania and one branch in Maryland through National Penn Bank and its
KNBT and Nittany Bank divisions.

National Penn’s financial services affiliates are National Penn Wealth
Management, N.A., including its National Penn Investors Trust Company
division; National Penn Capital Advisors, Inc.; Institutional Advisors LLC;
National Penn Insurance Services Group, Inc., including its Higgins Insurance
division; and Caruso Benefits Group, Inc.

National Penn Bancshares, Inc. common stock is traded on the Nasdaq Stock
Market under the symbol “NPBC”. Please visit our Web site at
www.nationalpennbancshares.com to see our regularly posted material
information.

Contact:

National Penn Bancshares, Inc.
Media Contact:
Catharine S. Bower, Corporate Communications
610-369-6618
catharine.bower@nationalpenn.com
or
Investor Contact:
Michelle H. Debkowski, Investor Relations
610-369-6461
michelle.debkowski@nationalpenn.com