Louisiana Bancorp, Inc. Announces Stock Repurchase Program

Louisiana Bancorp, Inc. Announces Stock Repurchase Program

METAIRIE, La., Dec. 7, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Louisiana Bancorp, Inc.
(Nasdaq:LABC), the holding company for Bank of New Orleans, announced today
that it has completed its previously announced stock repurchase program and
that it will initiate a new stock repurchase program to acquire up to 150,000
shares of its outstanding common stock. These shares may be purchased in the
open market or privately negotiated transactions, as and when deemed
appropriate by management over the next six months.

This news release contains certain forward-looking statements.
Forward-looking statements can be identified by the fact that they do not
relate strictly to historical or current facts.They often include the words
"believe," "expect," "anticipate," "intend," "plan," "estimate" or words of
similar meaning, or future or conditional verbs such as "will," "would,"
"should," "could" or "may."

Forward-looking statements, by their nature, are subject to risks and
uncertainties.A number of factors ‑ many of which are beyond our control ‑
could cause actual conditions, events or results to differ significantly from
those described in the forward-looking statements.Louisiana Bancorp's Annual
Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011, which is available
from the SEC's website, www.sec.gov, or the Company's website,
www.bankofneworleans.net, describes some of these factors, including market
rates of interest, competition, risk elements in the loan portfolio, general
economic conditions, the level of the allowance for losses on loans,
geographic concentration of our business, risks of our growth strategy,
dependence on our management team, regulation of our business, increases in
deposit insurance premiums and actions by the U. S. government to stabilize
the financial markets.Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date
they are made.We do not undertake to update forward-looking statements to
reflect circumstances or events that occur after the date the forward-looking
statements are made or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

CONTACT: Lawrence J. LeBon, III
         Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer
         or
         John LeBlanc
         SVP & Chief Financial Officer
         Telephone: (504) 834-1190