Georgetown Bancorp, Inc. Reports 37% Increase in Profitability for the Three Months Ended March 31,

Georgetown Bancorp, Inc. Reports 37% Increase in Profitability for the Three Months Ended March 31, 2013 and Announces Quarterly Dividend

GEORGETOWN, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Georgetown Bancorp, Inc. (NAS: GTWN) (the "Company"), holding company for Georgetown Bank (the "Bank"), reported net income for the three months ended March 31, 2013 of $209,000, or $.11 per basic and diluted share, compared to net income of $153,000, or $.08 per basic and diluted share, for the three months ended March 31, 2012.

Robert E. Balletto, President and Chief Executive Officer, said, "I am pleased to report a 37% increase in net income on a quarter over quarter basis, driven by an expansion of our net interest margin and mortgage banking income. Additionally, our asset quality continues to be strong, as non-performing assets declined from 1.60% of total assets at December 31, 2012 to 1.45% at March 31, 2013. We remain focused on our strategic plan, which we believe will enhance long-term stockholder value."


The Company's Board of Directors also declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.04 per share of common stock. The dividend will be paid on or about May 21, 2013, to stockholders of record as of the close of business on May 7, 2013.

Georgetown Bancorp, Inc.

Selected Financial Data

At or for the

At or for the

Period Ended

Year Ended

March 31, 2013

December 31, 2012

(Dollars in thousands, except share data)

Selected Financial Condition Data:

Total assets

$

211,329

$

211,602

Cash and cash equivalents

4,765

6,789

Loans receivable, net

182,826

180,599

Allowance for loan losses

1,741

1,780

Investment securities (1)

10,658

9,778

Deposits

146,623

154,439

Borrowings

31,100

23,600

Total stockholders' equity

30,467

30,563

Stockholders' equity to total assets at end of period

14.42

%

14.44

%

Total shares outstanding

1,942,514

1,940,259

Asset Quality Data:

Total non-performing loans

$

2,797

$

3,175

Other real estate owned

269

203

Total non-performing assets

3,066

3,378

Non-performing loans to total loans

1.52

%

1.74

%

Non-performing assets to total assets

1.45

%

1.60

%

Allowance for loan losses to non-performing loans

62.25

%

56.06

%

Allowance for loan losses to total loans

0.94

%

0.98

%

Loans charged off

$

132

$

386

Recoveries on loans previously charged off

3

142

Three Months Ended

March 31,

2013

2012

(Dollars in thousands, except per share data)

Selected Operating Data:

Interest and dividend income

$

2,212

$

2,321

Interest expense

295

502

Net interest and dividend income

1,917

1,819

Provision for loan losses

90

64

Net interest and dividend income after provision for loan losses

1,827

1,755

Non-interest income

621

283

Non-interest expense

2,111

1,805

Income before income taxes

337

233

Income tax provision

128

80

Net income

$

209

$

153

Net income per share: basic (2)

$

0.11

$

0.08

Net income per share: diluted (2)

$

0.11

$

0.08

Performance Ratios:

Return on average assets

0.40

%

0.30

%

Return on average equity

2.75

%

2.99

%

Interest rate spread

3.67

%

3.60

%

Net interest margin

3.83

%

3.79

%

Efficiency ratio (3)

83.17

%

85.92

%

Non-interest expense to average total assets

4.05

%

3.60

%

(1) Does not include Federal Home Loan Bank Stock of $2.6 million and $2.9 million at March 31, 2013 and December 31, 2012, respectively.
(2) 2012 adjusted to reflect 0.72014 exchange ratio in connection with second-step conversion completed July 11, 2012.
(3) The efficiency ratio represents non-interest expense divided by the sum of net interest and dividend income and non-interest income.

About Georgetown Bancorp, Inc.

Georgetown Bancorp, Inc. is the holding company for Georgetown Bank. Georgetown Bank, with branch offices in Georgetown, North Andover and Rowley, Massachusetts, is committed to making a positive difference in the communities we serve. We strive to deliver exceptional personal service at all times and to help each of our customers achieve their unique financial goals through a competitive array of commercial and consumer banking services. To learn more about Georgetown Bank, visit www.georgetownbank.com or call 978-352-8600.

Forward-looking statements

This news release may contain certain forward-looking statements, such as statements of the Company's or the Bank's plans, objectives, expectations, estimates and intentions. Forward-looking statements may be identified by the use of words such as "expects," "subject," "believe," "will," "intends," "will be" or "would." These statements are subject to change based on various important factors (some of which are beyond the Company's or the Bank's control) and actual results may differ materially. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements (which reflect management's analysis of factors only as of the date of which they are given). These factors include general economic conditions, trends in interest rates, the ability of our borrowers to repay their loans, the ability of the Company or the Bank to effectively manage its growth, and results of regulatory examinations, among other factors. The foregoing list of important factors is not exclusive. Readers should carefully review the risk factors described in other documents the Company files from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including Current Reports on Form 8-K.



Georgetown Bancorp, Inc
Joseph W. Kennedy, 978-352-8600
Senior Vice President/CFO
joe.kennedy@georgetownbank.com

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