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For Immediate Release

Wayne Bank Supports the Public Libraries of Wayne County

Honesdale, PA – Lewis J Critelli, President and Chief Executive Officer of Wayne Bank, is pleased to announce that the Bank will support the seven public libraries of Wayne County with a donation through the Educational Improvement Organization Program.

Wayne County Public Library Director, Tracy L. Schwarz, accepted a check in the amount of $15,000.00 from Mr. Critelli.

The gift was made possible as a result of the Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program offered by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, acting through the Department of Community and Economic Development.

“Wayne Bank is proud to be able to support the libraries of Wayne County through this program,” stated Mr. Critelli. “Our libraries are an invaluable part of the local community and we are so pleased that this contribution will aid in the continuation of their wonderful work with area schools and the special programs they have planned for this year.”

This contribution will benefit the Wayne County Public Libraries’ continued outreach efforts to local students and families. Ongoing programs include “Tutoring Tuesday” at WAMS where students access Live Homework Help in their school library, Freshman Guidance classes in the Wayne Highlands School District, and special classes for 4th and 5th graders in the Western Wayne School District. The contribution will also be used to aid the Libraries’ website. The site’s usage has increased by over 113% since September, with over 1000 students taking advantage of the free site. As a result of a recent purchase, now also includes The Princeton Review, giving students free access to ACT/SAT help and information regarding post-secondary education.

Wayne Bank is a subsidiary of Norwood Financial Corp., Member FDIC, and is located in Honesdale, Pennsylvania. The Bank has 27 Community Offices serving Wayne, Pike, Monroe, and Lackawanna Counties in Pennsylvania, along with Delaware and Sullivan Counties in New York State. The stock trades on the NASDAQ Global Market under the symbol— NWFL.

PHOTO CAPTION - LEFT TO RIGHT: Tracy L. Schwarz, WCPL Director; Lewis J. Critelli, President and Chief Executive Officer of Wayne Bank, and Mary Fritz, WCPL Outreach Coordinator.

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