Semi-Annual Changes to the NASDAQ OMX ABA Community Bank Index

Semi-Annual Changes to the NASDAQ OMX ABA Community Bank Index

NEW YORK, Dec. 16, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.
(Nasdaq:NDAQ) today announced the results of the semi-annual evaluation of the
NASDAQ OMX ABA Community Bank Index (Nasdaq:ABQI), which will become effective
prior to market open on Monday, December 23, 2013.

The following 29 securities will be added to the Index: Banc of California,
Inc. (Nasdaq:BANC), Bridge Bancorp, Inc. (Nasdaq:BDGE), The Bank of Kentucky
Financial Corporation (Nasdaq:BKYF), Bank of Marin Bancorp (Nasdaq:BMRC),
Camden National Corporation (Nasdaq:CAC), Meta Financial Group, Inc.
(Nasdaq:CASH), CenterState Banks, Inc. (Nasdaq:CSFL), Customers Bancorp, Inc.
(Nasdaq:CUBI), Enterprise Financial Services Corp (Nasdaq:EFSC), Financial
Institutions, Inc. (Nasdaq:FISI), German American Bancorp, Inc. (Nasdaq:GABC),
Horizon Bancorp (Nasdaq:HBNC), Heritage Financial Corporation (Nasdaq:HFWA),
Independent Bank Corporation (Nasdaq:IBCP), Independent Bank Group, Inc.
(Nasdaq:IBTX), Fidelity Southern Corporation (Nasdaq:LION), Merchants
Bancshares, Inc. (Nasdaq:MBVT), Metro Bancorp, Inc. (Nasdaq:METR), MainSource
Financial Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:MSFG), First NBC Bank Holding Company
(Nasdaq:NBCB), Old National Bancorp (Nasdaq:ONB), Peoples Bancorp Inc.
(Nasdaq:PEBO), Pacific Premier Bancorp, Inc. (Nasdaq:PPBI), Penns Woods
Bancorp, Inc. (Nasdaq:PWOD), Seacoast Banking Corporation of Florida
(Nasdaq:SBCF), Suffolk Bancorp (Nasdaq:SUBK), TriState Capital Holdings, Inc.
(Nasdaq:TSC), Univest Corporation of Pennsylvania (Nasdaq:UVSP) and Yadkin
Financial Corporation (Nasdaq:YDKN).

The Index is designed to track the performance of banks and thrifts, or their
holding companies, listed on The NASDAQ Stock Market^®. The Index is intended
to serve as a benchmark for investment products by including the larger and
more liquid community banks. The NASDAQ OMX ABA Community Bank Index is
reviewed on a semi-annual basis. For more information about the NASDAQ OMX ABA
Community Bank Index, including detailed eligibility criteria, visit
https://indexes.nasdaqomx.com/.

As a result of the evaluation, the following three securities will be removed
from the Index: Sterling Financial Corporation (Nasdaq:STSA), Taylor Capital
Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:TAYC) and United Financial Bancorp, Inc. (Nasdaq:UBNK).

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