Current Press Releases

Same Day ACH: Speeding Up Payments (Phase 2)

You may have already noticed a change in the times during the day that we apply electronic Direct Deposits to your account. Beginning on Friday, September 15, 2017, we also will change the times that we apply certain electronic debit payments to your account. Click here to learn more.

QNB Bank Donates $5,700 to Southern Lehigh Public Library

Quakertown, PA (August 24, 2017) QNB Bank has once again teamed up with the Lehigh Valley IronPigs to help raise money for local libraries through the “Batting for Books” campaign. For the past 7 years, the Bank has pledged to donate $25 for each double hit by the IronPigs in their home stadium at Coca-Cola Park in Allentown. This season, the team hit a whopping 228 doubles for a total Bank contribution of $5,700! This year’s proud recipient was the Southern Lehigh Public Library. Since the program’s inception in 2011, QNB has donated $25,325 to local libraries.

QNB Corp. Declares Dividend

Quakertown, PA (August 22, 2017) The Board of Directors of QNB Corp. (OTC Bulletin Board: QNBC), parent company of QNB Bank, at a regular meeting on August 22, 2017 declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.31 per share. The cash dividend is payable on September 29, 2017 to shareholders of record September 15, 2017.

QNB Corp. offers commercial and retail banking services through the 11 banking offices of its subsidiary, QNB Bank. In addition, QNB Bank provides securities and advisory services under the name of QNB Financial Services through Investment Professionals, Inc., a registered Broker/Dealer and Registered Investment Advisor, and title insurance as a member of Laurel Abstract Company LLC. QNB Corp.’s stock is traded in the over-the-counter market under the symbol “QNBC.” For more information, visit QNB’s web site at QNBbank.com.

QNB Bank Helps Rehab Quakertown Home for Local Family

Quakertown, PA (August 16, 2017) QNB Bank was very proud to support Habitat for Humanity of Bucks County’s 104th home building project for a local family in need. QNB’s $10,000 donation helped to cover renovation costs for the 3-bedroom 216 Yardley Court townhouse in Quakertown. Brian Kelleher, local uniform company worker and single father to 4 boys, was honored to be the homebuyer for the Yardley Court project. His new home provides much more living space for him and his 4 growing boys, allowing them to gather around one table at mealtime. Mr. Kelleher and his children were presented with the key to their new home on July 28th.

The mission of Habitat for Humanity of Bucks County (Habitat Bucks) is, Building Communities, Empowering Families. Habitat Bucks has an open-door policy: all who believe that everyone deserves a decent, affordable place to live are welcome to lend a helping hand.

The Habitat Bucks Homeownership Program provides an opportunity for low-income families to build strength, stability and self-reliance by partnering with Habitat. Habitat homebuyers contribute a minimum of 200 hours of sweat equity during the construction of their homes.

Habitat Bucks began building affordable homes in 1990. In addition, their home repair program, A Brush with Kindness, Habitat Bucks also makes repairs to the exterior of homes, including porch repair and installation of handicapped accessible ramps, and modifications to interiors of homes to help aging and disabled individuals remain safe in their own homes. Revenue from Habitat ReStore (31 Oak Ave., Suite 100, Chalfont, PA 18914) provides a source of sustainable funding for the construction and repair of homes.

For more information about Habitat Bucks, please call 215-822-2812 or visit habitatbucks.org.

QNB Bank Recognized for 140 Years of Service

Quakertown, PA (August 11, 2017) QNB Bank is honored to be recognized by the Pennsylvania Bankers Association for serving customers, communities and shareholders for 140 years. QNB Bank currently operates eleven branches in Bucks, Montgomery and Lehigh Counties and offers commercial and retail banking in the communities it serves. In addition, QNB provides securities and advisory services under the name of QNB Financial Services through Investment Professionals, Inc., a registered Broker/Dealer and Registered Investment Advisor, and title insurance as a member of Laurel Abstract Company LLC.

The Pennsylvania Bankers Association, located in Harrisburg, is the state’s leading banking trade association representing an expansive and diverse membership. The association offers extensive continuing education programs, government relations representation on behalf of the industry, and provides numerous products and services for banks and their employees.

QNB Bank Promotes April Donahue to Vice President, Business Development Officer at Colmar Office

Quakertown, PA (August 10, 2017) QNB is pleased to announce the promotion of April Donahue to the position of Vice President, Business Development Officer at the Bank’s Colmar Office. In her role, April is responsible for the development of relationships with businesses in North Penn and the surrounding areas. Her duties also include representing QNB through various civic and community functions. Her previous position was VP, Branch Manager at the Colmar Office.

April has been with QNB for over 32 years. She earned her Associate’s Degree from Bucks County Community College and holds a Bachelor of Science from Delaware Valley University. April is very active in her community, serving as Vice Chair of the Community Health & Youth Foundation. She is also a board member of the International Spring Festival as well as the Hatfield Chamber of Commerce. In addition, April serves as Ambassador of the PennSuburban Chamber of Commerce and Treasurer of the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition. April currently resides in Hilltown with her family.

Melissa Brindley Joins QNB Bank as Branch Manager at Colmar Office

Quakertown, PA (August 7, 2017) Melissa Brindley was recently named Assistant Vice President, Branch Manager at QNB’s Colmar Branch. Melissa is responsible for the efficient, effective management of the Branch, as well as coaching Branch staff, developing new business and retaining and expanding existing relationships.

Melissa has been in banking for 10 years. In her previous employment at Bucks County Bank, Melissa served as Branch Manager. She earned her Associate’s Degree from Bucks County Community College and has also completed several Pennsylvania Bankers Association courses.

Melissa lives in Sellersville with her family. As an active member in the community, she has been involved in several local Chambers of Commerce. Melissa also looks forward to lending a helping hand at various community events.

Local Banker Completes PA Bankers Association's School of Banking

Quakertown, PA (July 27, 2017) Christa Martin, Assistant Vice President/Retail Mortgage Loan Officer of QNB Bank, recently completed coursework at the 2017 Pennsylvania Bankers Association (PA Bankers) School of Banking, June 4-8, at the Penn Stater Conference Center in State College, Pa.

Martin has served the banking industry for 17 years. At QNB, she is responsible for interviewing customers, originating applications and prequalifications and conducting loan closings. Martin is also responsible for coordinating loan transactions with other parties such as Realtors, title companies and builders.

The PA Bankers School of Banking provides students with a broad base of knowledge of the financial services industry, which can be applied in a practical manner. Topics taught at this school cover the banking system, understanding bank financial statements, marketing to customers, compliance, lending, motivation and supervision.

The Pennsylvania Bankers Association, located in Harrisburg, is the state’s leading banking trade association representing an expansive and diverse membership. The association offers extensive continuing education programs, government relations representation on behalf of the industry, and provides numerous products and services for banks and their employees.

QNB Corp. Reports Increased Earnings for Second Quarter 2017

QUAKERTOWN, PA (July 25, 2017) QNB Corp. (the “Company” or “QNB”) (OTC Bulletin Board: QNBC), the parent company of QNB Bank, reported net income for the second quarter of 2017 of $2,386,000, or $0.69 per share on a diluted basis, compared to net income of $2,098,000, or $0.62 per share on a diluted basis, for the same period in 2016.  For the six months ended June 30, 2017, QNB reported net income of $5,246,000, or $1.53 per share on a diluted basis. This compares to net income of $4,363,000, or $1.29 per share on a diluted basis, reported for the same period in 2016.

Total assets as of June 30, 2017 were $1,120,523,000 compared with $1,063,141,000 at December 31, 2016. Loans receivable at June 30, 2017 were $695,213,000 compared with $633,079,000 at December 31, 2016, an increase of $62,134,000, or 9.8%.  Total deposits at June 30, 2017 were $951,314,000, increasing $37,959,000, or 4.2%, compared with $913,355,000 at December 31, 2016.

“QNB is pleased to report increased net income and earnings per share for both the second quarter and year-to-date 2017,” said David W. Freeman, President and Chief Executive Officer.  “Net income for the first half of 2017 is our highest yet.  We continue to see strong loan, deposit, and household growth. Asset quality and net interest margin continue to improve.”

Net Interest Income and Net Interest Margin

Net interest income for the quarter and six months ended June 30, 2017 totaled $7,858,000 and $15,738,000, respectively, an increase of $839,000 and $1,598,000, respectively, from the same periods in 2016. The net interest margin for the second quarter 2017 was 3.10% compared to 3.08% for the second quarter 2016.  Net interest margin for the six months ended June 30, 2017 was 3.16%, an increase of five basis points compared to the same period in 2016.

The yield on average earning assets increased four basis points to 3.60% for the second quarter 2017, compared with the second quarter 2016.  For the six months ended June 30, 2017, the yield on average earning assets was 3.65%, compared with 3.59% for the same period in 2016.   The cost of interest-bearing liabilities increased to 0.61% and 0.60% for the quarter and first six months ended June 30, 2017, respectively, compared with 0.58% for the same periods in 2016.

Asset Quality, Provision for Loan Loss and Allowance for Loan Loss

QNB recorded a $300,000 provision for loan losses in the first and second quarters of 2017 compared with $125,000 in the first quarter 2016.  No provision was required for the second quarter 2016.  QNB's allowance for loan losses of $8,035,000 represents 1.16% of loans receivable at June 30, 2017 compared to $7,394,000, or 1.17% of loans receivable at December 31, 2016, and $7,550,000, or 1.25% of loans receivable at June 30, 2016. Net loan recoveries were $16,000 and $41,000 for the quarter and six months ended June 30, 2017, respectively.

Non-performing assets totaled $10,846,000 as of June 30, 2017, compared with $14,219,000 as of December 31, 2016, and $12,583,000 as of June 30, 2016.  For periods prior to June 2017, this category comprised non-performing loans and trust preferred securities.  In June 2017, QNB Bank sold five non-performing pooled trust preferred securities, with a $2,234,000 carrying value, recording a loss on sale of $15,000.  The remaining trust preferred security, which had a carrying balance of $212,000 at June 30, 2017, was returned to accruing status.

Total non-performing loans, which represent loans on non-accrual status, loans past due 90 days or more and still accruing interest and restructured loans, were $10,846,000, or 1.56% of loans receivable at June 30, 2017, compared with $11,938,000, or 1.89% of loans receivable at December 31, 2016, and $10,183,000, or 1.68% of loans receivable at June 30, 2016.  In cases where there is a collateral shortfall on impaired loans, specific impairment reserves have been established based on updated collateral values even if the borrower continues to pay in accordance with the terms of the agreement. At June 30, 2017, $7,655,000, or approximately 81% of the loans classified as non-accrual are current or past due less than 30 days.  Commercial loans classified as substandard or doubtful, which includes non-performing loans, improved. At June 30, 2017, substandard or doubtful loans totaled $19,129,000, a reduction of $3,075,000, or 13.8%, from the $22,204,000 reported at December 31, 2016 and a decrease of $4,347,000, or 18.5%, from the $23,476,000 reported at June 30, 2016.

Non-Interest Income

Total non-interest income was $1,615,000 for the second quarter of 2017, an increase of $241,000, or 17.5%, compared with the same period in 2016.  Non-interest income for the six months ended June 30, 2017 was $3,605,000, an increase of $655,000, or 22.2%, compared to the same period in 2016.  Increases in non-interest income for the second quarter 2017, compared with the same period in 2016 comprise; net gain on sale of loans, which increased $130,000 to $201,000, attributable to gains on residential mortgage sales and a $99,000 gain on sale of a non-performing loan; net gains on investment securities, from $15,000 in second quarter 2016 to $115,000 for the same period in 2017; ATM and debit card income, up $27,000, or 6.4%, to $449,000; fees for services to customers, increasing $24,000, or 6.0%, to $421,000, due primarily to an increase in overdraft income; and other non-interest income, also increasing $24,000, or 8.2%, to $315,000 for the quarter.  Other income for the second quarter 2017 included a life insurance benefit of $51,000, increased letter of credit fees, title insurance income, and sale of checks to depositors, offset in part by a decline in income related to a sales tax refund received in 2016.

These increases in non-interest income were offset in part by decreases in trading and retail brokerage income.    QNB redeemed the trading portfolio during the second quarter of 2017, and income from this portfolio declined $42,000 when comparing the second quarter of 2017 to the same period in 2016.  Retail brokerage and advisory income declined $22,000 to $104,000 for the second quarter of 2017 compared to the same period in 2016.

Non-Interest Expense

Total non-interest expense was $5,942,000 for the second quarter of 2017, increasing $349,000, or 6.2%, from $5,593,000 for the same period in 2016.  For the six months ended June 30, 2017, non-interest expense increased $418,000, or 3.8%, from the same period in 2016.  Salaries and benefits expense increased $249,000, or 8.3%, to $3,237,000 when comparing the two quarters.  Salary expense and related payroll taxes increased $274,000 to $2,822,000, or 10.7%, during the second quarter of 2017 compared to the same period in 2016.  Benefits expense decreased $25,000, due primarily to decreased medical insurance claims when comparing the two periods.  Net occupancy and furniture and equipment expense increased $15,000, or 1.7%, to $881,000 for the second quarter 2017, with maintenance and rent expense increases of $32,000 and $20,000, respectively, partially offset by a $23,000 decrease in building repairs and maintenance and $24,000 decrease in depreciation and amortization expense.  Other non-interest expense increased $85,000, or 4.9%, when comparing the second quarter of 2017 with the second quarter of 2016, with increased marketing, third party processing, and check card expense offset in part by a reduction in foreclosure expense.  Provision for income taxes increased $143,000, or 20.4%, to $845,000 in the second quarter 2017 due to increased pre-tax income and a higher effective tax rate. The effective tax rate for the second quarters of 2017 and 2016 was 26.2% and 25.1%, respectively. The increase in the effective rate for 2017 reflects a lower proportion of tax-free income for the second quarter of 2017 compared to the same period in 2016.

About the Company

QNB Corp. is the holding company for QNB Bank, which is headquartered in Quakertown, Pennsylvania. QNB Bank currently operates eleven branches in Bucks, Montgomery and Lehigh Counties and offers commercial and retail banking services in the communities it serves. In addition, the Company provides securities and advisory services under the name of QNB Financial Services through Investment Professionals, Inc., a registered Broker/Dealer and Registered Investment Advisor, and title insurance as a member of Laurel Abstract Company LLC. More information about QNB Corp. and QNB Bank is available at www.qnbbank.com.

Forward Looking Statement

This press release may contain forward-looking statements as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Act of 1995. Actual results and trends could differ materially from those set forth in such statements due to various factors. Such factors include the possibility that increased demand or prices for the Company’s financial services and products may not occur, changing economic and competitive conditions, technological developments, and other risks and uncertainties, including those detailed in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including "Item lA. Risk Factors," set forth in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2016. You should not place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements. These statements speak only as of the date of this press release, even if subsequently made available by the Company on its website or otherwise. The Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise these statements to reflect events or circumstances occurring after the date of this press release.

QNB Bank Donates to United Way of Bucks County

Quakertown, PA (July 14, 2017) QNB Bank proudly presented a donation of $7,500 to the United Way of Bucks County on July 10th. United Way of Bucks County is dedicated to improving lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities. Their mission is to advance the greater good by focusing on three key issues: access to a quality education, a stable income, and good health – the building blocks of a great life.

QNB Bank currently operates eleven branches in Bucks, Montgomery and Lehigh Counties and offers commercial and retail banking in the communities it serves. In addition, QNB provides securities and advisory services under the name of QNB Financial Services through Investment Professionals, Inc., a registered Broker/Dealer and Registered Investment Advisor, and title insurance as a member of Laurel Abstract Company LLC.

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