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Porter Bancorp, Inc. Holds Annual Meeting

  Porter Bancorp, Inc. Holds Annual Meeting

                      Shareholders Elect Eight Directors

Business Wire

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- May 22, 2013

Porter Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: PBIB), parent company of PBI Bank, announced
today that shareholders elected eight directors, approved a non-binding
advisory vote on the compensation of the company’s executives, approved an
amendment to the 2006 Stock Incentive Plan, and approved anamendment to the
2006 Non-employee Director Incentive Stock Plan at its annual meeting of
shareholders.

In comments made at the shareholders’ meeting, John T. Taylor, President of
Porter Bancorp, stated, “We continue to make solid progress in the enhancement
of our risk management infrastructure by expanding our credit management team
and strengthening our loan review process. We remain focused on reducing the
bank’s non-performing assets and believe this will be an important part in
restoring Porter Bancorp’s future earnings.

“We believe we have excellent opportunities to unlock the value in Porter
Bancorp’s franchise by improving the operational efficiency of our banks
across our twelve markets in Kentucky, solidifying our strong market share in
our rural markets and focusing our growth in the metropolitan markets of
Louisville, Lexington, Owensboro and Bowling Green. We are targeting small to
medium sized commercial and industrial customers in these markets for loan
growth, building fee income and reducing our cost of funds.

“We also remain focused on restoring our capital structure to comply with our
regulatory commitments and support our future growth. We believe the
restoration of our earnings along with a strategic capital raise will be
integral to our success. We are working closely with our investment bankers,
our Board of Directors, key shareholders, and our regulators to execute our
capital plan,” concluded Mr. Taylor.

At the meeting, shareholders elected the following as directors to serve for a
one-year term:

  *Maria L. Bouvette – Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of
    Porter Bancorp, Inc.
  *David L. Hawkins – CPA, farmer and private investor
  *W. Glenn Hogan – CEO of commercial real estate development firm
  *Sidney L. Monroe – Retired Certified Public Accountant
  *William G. Porter – Retired CPA and manufacturing executive
  *John T. Taylor – President of Porter Bancorp, Inc. and President and CEO
    of PBI Bank
  *Stephen A. Williams – President and Chief Executive Officer of Norton
    Healthcare
  *W. Kirk Wycoff – Managing Member of Patriot Financial Partners, L.P.

About Porter Bancorp, Inc.

Porter Bancorp, Inc., a bank holding company headquartered in Louisville,
Kentucky, had $1.1billion in assets asof March31, 2013. Through Porter’s
subsidiary PBI Bank, it operates 18 full service banking offices in Kentucky.
Porter Bancorp’s common stock is traded on the Nasdaq Global Market under the
symbol “PBIB.”

Forward-Looking Statements

Statements in this press release relating to Porter Bancorp’s plans,
objectives, expectations or future performance are forward-looking statements
within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.
The words “believe,” “may,” “should,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “expect,”
“intend,” “objective,” “seek,” “plan,” “strive” or similar words, or negatives
of these words, identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking
statements are based on management’s current expectations. Porter Bancorp’s
actual results in future periods may differ materially from those currently
expected due to various risks and uncertainties, including those discussed
under “Risk Factors” in the Company’s Form 10-K and subsequent periodic
reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The forward-looking
statements in this press release are made as of the date of the release and
Porter Bancorp does not assume any responsibility to update these statements.

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Contact:

Porter Bancorp, Inc.
John T. Taylor, 502-499-4800
President
 
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