Susquehanna Bancshares, Inc. Increases Dividend and Announces First Quarter Earnings Webcast Conference Call

  Susquehanna Bancshares, Inc. Increases Dividend and Announces First Quarter
  Earnings Webcast Conference Call

Business Wire

LITITZ, Pa. -- April 18, 2013

The board of directors of Susquehanna Bancshares, Inc. (Susquehanna) (NASDAQ:
SUSQ) has declared a second quarter dividend of $0.08 per common share,
payable on May 20, 2013 to shareholders of record April 30, 2013. This
represents an increase of $0.01 from the first quarter dividend of $0.07, and
marks the 6^th increase since the first quarter of 2011.

Susquehanna expects to release first quarter 2013 financial results on April
24, 2013. The earnings press release will be posted under “News” in the
Investor Relations section of Susquehanna’s Web site at www.susquehanna.net on
the same date. Susquehanna also announced it will broadcast its first quarter
2013 conference call over the Internet on April 25, 2013, at 11:00 a.m.
Eastern time. The conference call will include management’s discussion of
first quarter 2013 results and may also include forward-looking information
and financial goals. Investors will have the opportunity to listen to the
conference call through a live broadcast on Susquehanna’s Web site. The event
may be accessed by selecting "Investor Relations" near the top right of the
home page then “Overview” and clicking on the first quarter webcast link. To
listen to the live call, please go to the Web site at least 15 minutes prior
to the scheduled start time to download and install any necessary audio
software. For those who are unable to listen to the live broadcast, an
archived replay and podcast will be available on the Web site shortly after
the call concludes.

Susquehanna is a financial services holding company with assets of
approximately $18 billion. Headquartered in Lititz, Pa., the company provides
banking and financial services at 261 branch locations in the mid-Atlantic
region. Through Susquehanna Wealth Management, the company offers investment,
fiduciary, brokerage, insurance, retirement planning and private banking
services, with over $7.5 billion in assets under management and
administration. Susquehanna also operates an insurance brokerage and employee
benefits company, a commercial finance company and a vehicle leasing company.
Investor information is available through Susquehanna’s Web site at
www.susquehanna.net.

Contact:

Susquehanna Bancshares, Inc.
INVESTOR RELATIONS CONTACT:
Carl D. Lundblad, 717-625-6305
Senior Vice President
ir@susquehanna.net
or
MEDIA CONTACT:
Stephen Trapnell, 717-625-6548
Director of Corporate Communications
communications@susquehanna.net