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Beneficial Mutual Bancorp, Inc. Names Former SE Financial Corp. President as Chief Retail Officer

PHILADELPHIA, June 8, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Beneficial Mutual Bancorp, Inc. ("Beneficial") (Nasdaq:BNCL), the parent company of Beneficial Bank (the "Bank" or the "Company"), today announced the completion of the rebranding and systems integration of the SE Financial Corp. transaction.

In connection with the SE Financial acquisition, Denise Kassekert, Executive Vice President, has advised that she is leaving the Company and the Bank to pursue other opportunities effective June 15, 2012. Pamela M. Cyr, former President & CEO of SE Financial Corp., has been named Executive Vice President and Chief Retail Banking Officer. Gerard P. Cuddy, President and CEO of Beneficial Mutual Bancorp, Inc. commented, "I am grateful to Denise for her contributions to Beneficial."

With over 20 years experience within the financial services industry, Pamela has been instrumental in growing and managing multiple banks in the Philadelphia marketplace. Most recently, Pamela led the SE Financial team on a growth initiative, while creating a culture focused on doing what's right for the customer and increasing core banking relationships. Cuddy stated, "Given Pam's track record of success, I am confident her experience and skill-set will broaden and strengthen our management team. Her leadership will allow us to continue to deliver on our mission of helping our customers do the right thing financially."  Pamela remarked, "Beneficial is a great company with a strong future. It is a privilege to join the Beneficial team and continue the legacy." Cuddy added, "I am excited to work with Pamela in her new role as we continue to grow Philadelphia's oldest and largest bank." 

About Beneficial Mutual Bancorp, Inc.

Beneficial is a community-based, diversified financial services company providing consumer and commercial banking services. Its principal subsidiary, Beneficial Bank, has served individuals and businesses in the Delaware Valley area since 1853. The Bank is the oldest and largest bank headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with over 60 offices in the greater Philadelphia and South New Jersey regions. Insurance services are offered through the Beneficial Insurance Services, LLC and wealth management services are offered through the Beneficial Advisors, LLC, both wholly owned subsidiaries of the Bank. For more information about the Bank and Beneficial, please visit www.thebeneficial.com.

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CONTACT: Thomas D. Cestare
         Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
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