Minden Bancorp, Inc. Announces Declaration of a Cash Dividend

Minden Bancorp, Inc. Announces Declaration of a Cash Dividend

MINDEN, La., April 10, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Minden Bancorp, Inc. (the
"Company" or "Minden Bancorp") (OTCBB:MDNB) announced today that its Board of
Directors at their meeting on April 9, 2013, declared a cash dividend of
$0.085 per share on the common stock of the Company, payable on April 29, 2013
to the shareholders of record at the close of business on April 19, 2013.

The Company is the parent holding company of MBL Bank headquartered in Minden,
Louisiana. At December 31, 2012 the Company had assets of $276.5 million,
total liabilities of $236.2 million, and total stockholders' equity of 40.3
million.

The Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission are
available at the Securities and Exchange Commission's website at
http://www.sec.gov. The press release can be found on Minden Bancorp's website
at http://www.mblminden.com/.

This news release may contain forward-looking statements as the term is
defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.
Forward-looking statements include statements regarding anticipated future
events and can be identified by the fact that they do not relate strictly to
historical or current facts. They often include words such as "believe,"
"expect," "anticipate," "estimate," and "intend" or future or conditional
verbs such as "will," "would," "should," "could," or "may." Such
forward-looking statements, by their nature, are subject to risk and
uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from those
currently anticipated due to a number of factors. Such factors include, but
are not limited to, changes to interest rates which could affect the net
interest margin and net interest income, the possibility that increased demand
or prices for the Company's financial services and products may not occur,
changing economic and competitive conditions, technological developments, and
other risks and uncertainties, including those detailed in the Company's
filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company does not
undertake to update any forward-looking statements.

CONTACT: For Further Information:
         Jack E. Byrd, Jr., Chairman/President/CEO
         318-371-4156
         E-mail: jack@mblminden.com
        
         or
        
         Becky T. Harrell, Treasurer/CFO
         318-371-4123
         E-mail: becky@mblminden.com

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