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Current Press Releases

QNB Corp. Declares Dividend

Quakertown, PA (November 22, 2016) The Board of Directors of QNB Corp. (OTC Bulletin Board: QNBC), parent company of QNB Bank, at a regular meeting on November 22, 2016 declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.30 per share. The cash dividend is payable on December 30, 2016 to shareholders of record December 16, 2016.

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.”

QNB Bank Sponsors Annual Literacy Program

LANSDALE, PA (November 21, 2016) QNB Bank once again proudly sponsored the North Penn Reading Super Bowl with a $1,500 donation. The Reading Super Bowl is a program designed to spark an interest in reading among elementary school students and has been running for 13 years. Every year, the reading incentive program reaches over 5,700 students across the school district. Players from the North Penn High School Football Team visit each of the 13 North Penn elementary schools to read a book and hand out a football trading card. The football trading cards are personalized with the player’s picture and individual stats. The QNB donation underwrites printing the cards.

QNB Bank Unveils 2017 Collector Calendar

QUAKERTOWN, PA (November 7, 2016) Another New Year is just around the corner and with that comes the annual QNB Student Art Collector Calendar. Like years past, an art contest was held, open to high school students from surrounding districts. This year’s contest received a total of 54 entries from 6 different schools. The 2017 “Transportation Through The Years” Calendar is available now at all QNB Bank locations. Stop in and pick one up for free while supplies last!

David W. Freeman Appointed to National Council for Community Bank Leaders

QUAKERTOWN, PA (November 2, 2016) The American Bankers Association has selected David W. Freeman, President and Chief Executive Officer of QNB Bank, to serve on ABA’s Community Bankers Council. Freeman attended the ABA Community Bankers Council meeting in Washington, October 3-5.

During this meeting, bankers talked at length about the current challenges facing community banks across the country, including recent regulations, pending legislation and fintech innovations.

David Wasserman, House Editor for The Cook Political Report, was one of the featured speakers at the meeting. “Community banks play such an important role in our banking industry,” Freeman said. “This appointment gives me the opportunity to represent Pennsylvania and advocate for the continued success of America’s hometown banks.”

The ABA Community Bankers Council, which meets twice a year, is made up of approximately 100 bankers from institutions with generally less than $3 billion in assets. Members are appointed by the ABA chairman.

Mr. Freeman has served as QNB Bank’s President since September 2010. His banking career spans over three decades and includes experience in executive and management positions in various sized financial institutions. As an active leader in the community, Freeman serves on several non-profit boards in the Bank’s market area including: Boy Scouts Minsi Trails Council, Bucks County Symphony, Rotary Club of Quakertown, St. Luke’s Quakertown Hospital, Upper Bucks YMCA and Union Cemetery of Quakertown.

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 QNBbank.com.

QNB Corp. Reports Increased Earnings for Third Quarter 2016

QUAKERTOWN, PA (October 25, 2016) QNB Corp. (the “Company” or “QNB”) (OTC Bulletin Board: QNBC), the parent company of QNB Bank (the “Bank”), reported net income for the third quarter of 2016 of $2,292,000, or $0.67 per share on a diluted basis. This compares to net income of $2,220,000, or $0.66 per share on a diluted basis, for the same period in 2015.  For the nine months ended September 30, 2016, QNB reported net income of $6,655,000, or $1.96 per share on a diluted basis. This compares to net income of $6,290,000, or $1.88 per share on a diluted basis, reported for the same period in 2015.

For the third quarter ended September 30, 2016, the rate of return on average assets and average shareholders’ equity was 0.86% and 9.57%, respectively, compared with 0.88% and 9.86%, respectively, for the third quarter 2015.  For nine months ended September 30, 2016, the rate of return on average assets and average shareholders’ equity was 0.87% and 9.48%, respectively, compared with 0.86% and 9.56%, respectively, for the same period in 2015.

Total assets as of September 30, 2016 were $1,071,931,000 compared with $1,020,936,000 at December 31, 2015. Loans receivable at September 30, 2016 were $608,231,000 compared with $615,270,000 at December 31, 2015, a decrease of $7,039,000, or 1.1%.  Total deposits at September 30, 2016 were $926,712,000 compared with $889,786,000 at December 31, 2015.

“QNB is pleased to report our third consecutive quarter of year-over-year increases in net income and earnings per share,” said David W. Freeman, President and Chief Executive Officer.  “Household growth continues to outpace last year, and we continue to see improvement in asset quality.”  Mr. Freeman added, “QNB Financial Services, our wealth management and retail brokerage business expanded assets under management to $95 million at September 30, 2016, an increase of approximately $25 million from December 31, 2015.”

Net Interest Income and Net Interest Margin

Net interest income for the quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2016 totaled $7,085,000 and $21,225,000, respectively, an increase of $70,000 and $881,000, respectively, from the same periods in 2015. The net interest margin for the third quarter of 2016 decreased to 2.93% compared with 3.08% for the third quarter of 2015.  Net interest margin for the nine months ended September 30, 2016 was 3.05%, a decrease of two basis points compared to the same period in 2015.  Low interest rates and loan rate competition continues to exert pressure on asset yields.  The yield on earning assets decreased fifteen basis points from 3.55% for the third quarter of 2015 to 3.40% for the third quarter of 2016. For the nine months ended September 30, 2016, the yield on earning assets decreased three basis points, from 3.55% in 2015 to 3.52% in 2016.  The cost of interest-bearing liabilities increased slightly to 0.57% and 0.58% for the third quarter and nine months ended September 30 2016, respectively, compared with the same period in 2015.

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

QNB recorded a $125,000 provision for loan losses in the first quarter of 2016; no provision was required for the second or third quarter 2016.   QNB's allowance for loan losses of $7,593,000 represents 1.25% of loans receivable at September 30, 2016 compared to $7,554,000, or 1.23% of loans receivable at December 31, 2015, and $7,669,000, or 1.32% of loans receivable at September 30, 2015. Net loan charge-offs were $86,000 for the first nine months of 2016, or 0.02% annualized of total average loans, compared with net charge-offs of $392,000, or 0.09% annualized of total average loans for the same period in 2015.

Asset quality improved over the past nine months with total non-performing assets of $11,811,000 as of September 30, 2016 compared with $13,372,000 as of December 31, 2015, and $11,360,000 as of September 30, 2015. Included in this classification are non-performing loans, other real estate owned (OREO) and repossessed assets, and non-accrual pooled trust preferred securities. 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 $9,536,000, or 1.57% of loans receivable at September 30, 2016, compared with $10,719,000, or 1.74% of loans receivable at December 31, 2015, and $8,760,000, or 1.50% of loans receivable at September 30, 2015. 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 September 30, 2016, $6,053,000, or approximately 73% 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, also improved. At September 30, 2016 substandard or doubtful loans totaled $22,165,000, a reduction of $5,160,000, or 18.8%, from the $27,325,000 reported at December 31, 2015 and a decline from the $23,462,000 reported at September 30, 2015.

QNB had no OREO and other repossessed assets as of September 30, 2016, December 31, 2015, or September 30, 2015.  Non-accrual pooled trust preferred securities are carried at fair value of $2,275,000, $2,653,000, and $2,600,000, at September 30, 2016, December 31, 2015,  and September 30, 2015, respectively.

Non-Interest Income

Total non-interest income was $1,644,000 for the third quarter of 2016, an increase of $151,000, or 10.1%, compared with the same period in 2015.  Non-interest income for the nine months ended September 30, 2016 was $4,594,000, a decrease of $175,000, or 3.7%, compared to the same period in 2015.  Net gains on investment securities increased $233,000 from $83,000 in third quarter 2015 to $316,000 in third quarter 2016.  QNB originates residential mortgage loans for sale in the secondary market.  Net gain on sale of loans increased $23,000, or 19.2% to $143,000, when comparing the third quarter 2016 to the same period in 2015, due to an increase in mortgage activity.  ATM and debit card income increased $22,000, or 5.5%, to $419,000 for the third quarter 2016, compared to the same period in 2015, due to increases in card-based transactions and expansion of checking account households.

These increases in non-interest income were offset in part by a $75,000 decrease in trading income for the third quarter 2016, which had a net loss of $39,000, compared to a net gain of $36,000 for the same period in 2015.  Retail brokerage and advisory fees declined $51,000, or 28.3%, to $129,000 for the third quarter 2016 compared to the same period in 2015.  Fees for services to customers decreased $9,000, or 2.1%, from $434,000 at September 30, 2015 to $425,000 at September 30, 2016, due primarily to a decrease in net overdraft income and the elimination of an ATM network service charge in September 2015.

Non-Interest Expense

Total non-interest expense was $5,616,000 for the third quarter of 2016, increasing $43,000, or 0.8%, from the same period in 2015.  For the nine months ended September 30, 2016 non-interest expense decreased $36,000 to $16,728,000, compared to the same period in 2015.  Salaries and benefits expense increased $161,000, or 5.5%, to $3,072,000 when comparing the two quarters.  Salaries increased $60,000, or 2.5%, due to new hires and ordinary merit increases.  Benefits costs rose $101,000, or 19.1%, due primarily to increased health insurance cost resulting from additional claims in the third quarter 2016, compared to the same period in 2015.  Net occupancy and furniture and equipment expense increased $24,000, or 2.8%, to $875,000 for the third quarter 2016, primarily due to increased building repairs and software maintenance expenses.  Other non-interest expense decreased $142,000, when comparing third quarter 2016 with third quarter 2015, with increased marketing expense and third party services expenses partially offset by decreased foreclosure costs and debit card expense.  Debit card expenses in third quarter 2015 included a contract termination fee related to card platform upgrades, which took place during 2016.  Provision for income taxes increased $106,000 in the third quarter 2016. The effective tax rate for the third quarter of 2016 and 2015 was 26.4% and 24.4%, respectively. The increase in effective rate was due to a higher proportion of taxable income and increased state income taxes for the third quarter 2016, compared with the same period in 2015.

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, 2015. 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 $3,800 to Emmaus Public Library

QUAKERTOWN, PA (September 1, 2016) 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 6 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 year, QNB contributed a total of $3,800, which will be donated to the Emmaus Public Library. Since the program’s inception in 2011, QNB has donated $19,625 to local libraries.

Same Day ACH: Speeding Up Payments

On September 23, 2016, QNB Bank will begin accepting Same Day ACH payments. To learn more, click here.

QNB Corp. Declares Dividend

Quakertown, PA (August 24, 2016) The Board of Directors of QNB Corp. (OTC Bulletin Board: QNBC), parent company of QNB Bank, at a regular meeting on August 23, 2016 declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.30 per share. The cash dividend is payable on September 30, 2016 to shareholders of record September 16, 2016.

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 Promotes Tiffany Pompei to VP/Branch Manager at Dublin Village Office

QUAKERTOWN, PA (August 24, 2016) QNB is pleased to announce the promotion of Tiffany Pompei to the position of Vice President/Branch Manager at the Bank’s Dublin Village Office. In her role, Tiffany is responsible for increasing QNB’s client satisfaction through excellent service, community involvement, and by helping clients succeed financially. Her duties include developing team members to their maximum potential, overseeing the day-to-day operations of the Branch, and ensuring an enjoyable client experience. Her previous position was Assistant Vice President/Branch Manager at QNB’s Dublin Village Office.

Tiffany has been with QNB for 13 years. She graduated from Upper Perkiomen High School and has taken numerous American Institute of Banking courses. As an active member in her community, Tiffany serves on the Board of Discover Dublin, Pennridge Chamber of Commerce and Kiwanis of Upper Bucks. Tiffany currently resides in Quakertown with her family.

QNB Bank Sponsors Manna's Move to North Penn Commons

LANSDALE, PA (August 2, 2016) QNB is supporting Manna on Main Street’s move to North Penn Commons (NPC). Manna on Main Street is a food pantry, soup kitchen, emergency financial aid and education provider serving the most vulnerable in the North Penn region. On Sunday, 9/18, Manna’s supporters will create a 1.3-mile human chain connecting Manna’s current location to their future home at NPC. Supporters will pass cans and boxes of food down the human chain to the new location. To “stand with Manna” go to mannaonmain.org.

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