Minden Bancorp, Inc. Reports Results of Operations for the 1st Quarter Ended March 31, 2013

Minden Bancorp, Inc. Reports Results of Operations for the 1st Quarter Ended
March 31, 2013

MINDEN, La., April 29, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Minden Bancorp, Inc. (the
"Company") (OTCBB:MDNB) today reported net income for the quarter ended March
31, 2013 of $792,000 or $0.33 per diluted share, as compared to net income of
$686,000 or $0.28 per diluted share for the quarter ended March 31, 2012. The
$106,000 or 15.5% increase reflects a $46,000 increase in net interest income
and a $31,000 increase in non-interest income, decreases in non-interest
expense and the provision for loan losses of $54,000 and $7,000, respectively,
offset by an increase of $32,000 in the provision for income taxes.

Total assets decreased $2.2 million or 0.8% to $274.3 million at March 31,
2013 compared to $276.5 million at December 31, 2012.The decrease primarily
reflected a $10.3 million decrease in cash and cash equivalents and a $558,000
decrease in net loans partially offset by an $8.8 million increase in
investment securities.Total deposits decreased by $2.9 million or 1.2% to
$231.1 million at March 31, 2013.The decrease reflected normal seasonal
withdrawals.

Stockholders' equity increased by $712,000 or 1.8% to $41.0 million at March
31, 2013 as compared to $40.3 million at December 31, 2012. The increase was
in part due to net income of $792,000 and the exercise of stock options of
$179,000 for the three months ended March 31, 2013.Stockholders' equity was
reduced by other comprehensive loss of $289,000 and the purchase of treasury
stock for $13,000.Stockholders' equity amounted to $17.28 per share at March
31, 2013. 

Net interest income for the three months ended March 31, 2013 increased
$46,000 or 2.3% to $2.1 million as compared to $2.0 million for the same
period in 2012.The increase in net interest income for the three months ended
March 31, 2013 reflected an increase in interest income of $22,000 combined
with a $24,000 decrease in interest expense.Interest income variances
primarily reflect the continued growth of our loan and investment portfolios.
Interest expense decreases are a reflection of the continued re-pricing
downward of our deposit liabilities resulting from the decline in interest
rates.

The provision for loan losses amounted to $23,000for the three months ended
March 31, 2013.At March 31, 2013, the Company's total nonperforming assets
and troubled debt restructurings amounted to $506,000 or 0.2% of total assets
as compared to $1.4 million or 0.5% at December 31, 2012.

Total non-interest income increased from $170,000 for the three months ended
March 31, 2012 to $201,000 for the three months ended March 31, 2013.The
increase primarily reflects an increase in customer service fees of $30,000.

Non-interest expense decreased $54,000 or 4.8% to $1.1 million for the three
months ended March 31, 2013.

Minden Bancorp, Inc., headquartered in Minden, Louisiana, is the holding
company for MBL Bank.The Bank is a 102 year old Louisiana-thrift chartered
FDIC-insured institution serving Minden and the surrounding areas of northwest
Louisiana from two banking offices.The Bank offers a wide variety of
financial services and products throughout its market area.

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 l995.
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.

MINDEN BANCORP, INC.
UNAUDITED SELECTED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL CONDITION DATA
(In thousands)

                            March 31,    December 31,
                            2013         2012
                                        
Total assets                 $ 274,324   $ 276,491
Cash and cash equivalents    24,034       34,290
Investment securities        96,994       88,188
Loans receivable – net       145,923      146,481
Deposits                     231,078      233,963
Total stockholders' equity   41,037       40,325


MINDEN BANCORP, INC.
UNAUDITED SELECTED CONSOLIDATED OPERATING DATA
(In thousands, except for per share data)

                                                 Three Months Ended
                                                 March 31,
                                                 2013     2012
                                                         
Interest income, including fees                   $ 2,379  $ 2,357
Interest expense                                  309      333
Net interest income                               2,070    2,024
Provision for loan losses                         23       30
Net interest income afterprovision for loan loss 2,047    1,994
Total non-interest income                         201      170
Total non-interest expenses                       1,061    1,115
Income before income taxes                        1,187    1,049
Income tax expense                                395      363
NET INCOME                                        $792    $686
                                                         
EARNINGS PER SHARE                                        
Basic                                             $0.35   $0.29
Diluted                                           $0.33   $0.28

CONTACT: 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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