BROOMALL, Pa., Dec. 14, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Alliance Bancorp, Inc. of Pennsylvania (the "Company") (Nasdaq:ALLB), the holding company for Alliance Bank, announced today that its Board of Directors approved a stock repurchase program of up to 10% of its outstanding shares, or 547,433 shares of common stock. The shares may be purchased in the open market or in privately negotiated transactions from time to time depending upon market conditions and other factors over a one-year period. Repurchases are expected to commence on January 18, 2012, the one-year anniversary of the consummation of the Company's second step conversion.
Dennis D. Cirucci, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company, stated, "We are pleased to announce our share repurchase program, which reflects our continuing commitment to manage our capital prudently and in a manner which should enhance shareholder value." Mr. Cirucci further stated, "The Company has purchased 74,500 shares under our previously announced program to fund our 2011 Recognition and Retention Plan and we will continue to repurchase shares until we purchase the remaining 144,477 shares to fully fund the plan."
Alliance Bancorp, Inc. of Pennsylvania is the holding company for Alliance Bank, a Pennsylvania chartered, FDIC-insured savings bank headquartered in Broomall, Pennsylvania. Alliance Bank operates nine full-service branch offices located in Delaware and Chester Counties, Pennsylvania.
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