AFC First Financial Corporation's Keystone Home Energy Loan Program (Keystone HELP®) Wins National Award for its Outstanding

AFC First Financial Corporation's Keystone Home Energy Loan Program (Keystone
   HELP®) Wins National Award for its Outstanding Work in Energy Efficiency

PR Newswire

ALLENTOWN, Pa., Oct. 23, 2013

ALLENTOWN, Pa., Oct. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --AFC First Financial
Corporation's (afcfirst.com) Keystone Home Energy Loan Program (Keystone
HELP®) (keystonehelp.com) was honored with the prestigious 2013 Andromeda Star
of Energy Efficiency award at The Alliance to Save Energy's annual awards
dinner and ceremony on October 2^nd at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium,
Washington, D.C. U.S. Senator Robert Casey presented the award to Peter
Krajsa, Chairman and CEO of AFC First and representatives of Keystone HELP's
program partners, Keith Welks from Pennsylvania Treasury and Dan Lapato from
the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.

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Senator Casey lauded Keystone HELP® on its success in providing low-cost
financing options to Pennsylvania residents to perform energy-saving
improvements in their homes. Keystone HELP® was started in 2005 by AFC First
Financial Corporation and the West Penn Power Sustainable Energy Fund. The
program was expanded statewide with principal capital support provided by
Pennsylvania Treasury and program support from the Pennsylvania Department of
Environmental Protection, with additional funding from the Pennsylvania
Housing Finance Agency. There is a network of over 1,600 independent
Pennsylvania energy contractors approved to perform work under the program. To
date, the program has provided more than $100 million in financing to over
11,000 Pennsylvania homeowners for energy efficiency home improvements
including heating and cooling systems, insulation and whole house energy
improvements that meet Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® standards.

The award was given by The Alliance to Save Energy (ASE), a non-profit
organization that promotes energy efficiency worldwide through research,
education and advocacy. These annual awards are given to individuals and
companies that have demonstrated a significant and tangible commitment to the
cause of energy efficiency both in the U.S. and abroad. In addition to AFC
First and Keystone HELP®, this year's award winners included U.S. Secretary of
the Navy, Ray Mabus, the Building and Construction Authority of Singapore and
Whirlpool Corporation among others.

About AFC First
AFC First Financial Corporation (afcfirst.com), founded in 1947, is a national
leader in home energy efficiency lending and programs. AFC First administers
Pennsylvania's Keystone HELP® as well as other energy lending programs
including the Illinois On Bill Finance Program, Philadelphia EnergyWorks,
Efficiency Maine Financing, Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance, Richmond
Regional Energy Alliance, Connecticut Solar Lease and Kentucky Home
Performance as well as its national EnergyLoan® program through a network of
over 5,000 approved contractors, manufacturers and utilities. AFC First was
the first private, non-utility Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® sponsor
approved by the U.S. Department of Energy and is a HUD Approved FHA PowerSaver
Lender. Its Green Energy Training Center is an official BPI Test Center. AFC
First is an organizer of the Green Energy Federal Credit Union, expected to
open in 2013.

SOURCE AFC First Financial Corporation

Website: http://afcfirst.com
Contact: Susan Moring, Marketing Manager, AFC First Financial Corporation,
smoring@afcfirst.com, 610-433-7486, ext. 2687