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Georgetown Bancorp, Inc. Reports Continued Profitability Trends for the Three and Six Months Ended June 30, 2013

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 June 30, 2013 of $149,000, or $0.08 per basic and diluted share, compared to net income of $135,000, or $0.07 per basic and diluted share, for the three months ended June 30, 2012. Net income for the six months ended June 30, 2013 was $358,000, or $0.19 per basic and diluted share, compared to net income of $288,000, or $0.15 per basic and diluted share, for the six months ended June 30, 2012. Book value per share declined $0.10 to $15.65 at June 30, 2013 from $15.75 at December 31, 2012 and was driven primarily by a decrease in the market value of our available for sale investment securities of $421,000, or $0.22 per share.

Robert E. Balletto, President and Chief Executive Officer, said, "I am pleased to report the continued improvement in our asset quality, as non-performing assets declined from 1.45% of total assets at March 31, 2013 to 0.31% at June 30, 2013. The results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2013 included expenses of $144,000 related to a staff reorganization that is expected to reduce our staffing by four full-time employees, including one senior-level position. We continue to remain focused on our strategic plan, which we believe will enhance long-term stockholder value."

Georgetown Bancorp, Inc.

Selected Financial Data

At or for the

At or for the

Period Ended

Year Ended

June 30, 2013

December 31, 2012

(Dollars in thousands, except share data)

Selected Financial Condition Data:

Total assets

$

230,225

$

211,602

Cash and cash equivalents

6,429

6,789

Loans receivable, net

190,636

180,599

Allowance for loan losses

1,827

1,780

Investment securities (1)

20,516

9,778

Deposits

150,747

154,439

Borrowings

41,350

23,600

Total stockholders' equity

29,518

30,563

Stockholders' equity to total assets at end of period

12.82

%

14.44

%

Total shares outstanding

1,886,645

1,940,259

Book value per share

$

15.65

$

15.75

Asset Quality Data:

Total non-performing loans

$

690

$

3,175

Other real estate owned

20

203

Total non-performing assets

710

3,378

Non-performing loans to total loans

0.36

%

1.74

%

Non-performing assets to total assets

0.31

%

1.60

%

Allowance for loan losses to non-performing loans

264.78

%

56.06

%

Allowance for loan losses to total loans

0.95

%

0.98

%

Loans charged off

$

132

$

386

Recoveries on loans previously charged off

16

142

Three Months Ended

Six Months Ended

June 30,

June 30,

2013

2012

2013

2012

(Dollars in thousands, except per share data)

Selected Operating Data:

Interest and dividend income

$

2,274

$

2,256

$

4,486

$

4,577

Interest expense

282

447

577

949

Net interest income

1,992

1,809

3,909

3,628

Provision for loan losses

73

31

163

95

Net interest income after

provision for loan losses

1,919

1,778

3,746

3,533

Non-interest income

445

329

1,066

612

Non-interest expense

2,127

1,905

4,238

3,710

Income before income taxes

237

202

574

435

Income tax provision

88

67

216

147

Net income

$

149

$

135

$

358

$

288

Net income per share: basic (2)

$

0.08

$

0.07

$

0.19

$

0.15

Net income per share: diluted (2)

$

0.08

$

0.07

$

0.19

$

0.15

Performance Ratios:

Return on average assets

0.28

%

0.27

%

0.34

%

0.29

%

Return on average equity

1.99

%

2.66

%

2.37

%

2.83

%

Interest rate spread

3.71

%

3.57

%

3.69

%

3.59

%

Net interest margin

3.85

%

3.74

%

3.84

%

3.76

%

Efficiency ratio (3)

87.28

%

89.04

%

85.18

%

87.49

%

Non-interest expense to average total assets

3.95

%

3.75

%

4.00

%

3.68

%

(1)

Does not include Federal Home Loan Bank Stock of $2.6 million and $2.9 million at June 30, 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 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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