The proposed transaction will be submitted to the shareholders of FC Banc Corp. for their consideration. In connection with the proposed merger with FC Banc Corp, CNB Financial Corporation will file with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") a Registration Statement on Form S-4 that will include a proxy statement of FC Banc Corp. that also constitutes a prospectus of CNB Financial Corporation. FC Banc Corp. will mail the proxy statement/prospectus to its shareholders. Investors and security holders are urged to read the registration statement and the proxy statement/prospectus regarding the proposed merger when it becomes available, as well as other documents filed with the SEC, because they will contain important information. You may obtain a free copy of the proxy statement/prospectus (when available) and other related documents filed by CNB Financial Corporation with the SEC at the SEC's website at www.sec.gov . You will also be able to obtain a free copy of the proxy statement/prospectus on CNB Financial Corporation's website, www.bankcnb.com.
Copies of the proxy statement/prospectus can be obtained without charge, when available, by directing a request to CNB Financial Corporation, 1 South Second Street, P.O. Box 42, Clearfield, PA 16830, or to FC Banc Corp., 105 Washington Square, Box 567, Bucyrus, OH 44820.
Participants in the Transaction
CNB Financial Corporation, FC Banc Corp. and their respective directors, executive officers and certain other members of management and employees may be deemed to be "participants" in the solicitation of proxies from the shareholders of FC Banc Corp. in connection with the merger. Information about the directors and executive officers of FC Banc Corp. and their ownership of FC Banc Corp. common stock, and the interests of such participants, may be obtained by reading the proxy statement/prospectus when it becomes available. Information about the directors and executive officers of CNB Financial Corporation may be found in CNB Financial Corporation's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012, filed with the SEC on March 8, 2013, and in its definitive proxy statement filed with the SEC on March 15, 2013. You may obtain free copies of these documents from CNB Financial Corporation using the contact information above.Forward-Looking Statements This press release contains statements that may be considered forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These forward-looking statements are intended to be covered by the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, and this statement is included for purposes of complying with these safe harbor provisions. Readers should not place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made. These forward-looking statements are based on current plans and expectations, which are subject to a number of risk factors and uncertainties that could cause future results to differ materially from historical performance or future expectations. These differences may be the result of various factors, including, among others: (1) failure of the parties to satisfy the closing conditions in the merger agreement in a timely manner or at all; (2) failure of the shareholders of FC Banc Corp. to approve the merger agreement; (3) failure to obtain governmental approvals for the merger; (4) disruptions to the parties' businesses as a result of the announcement and pendency of the merger; (5) costs or difficulties related to the integration of the business following the proposed merger; (6) the risk that the anticipated benefits, cost savings and any other savings from the transaction may not be fully realized or may take longer than expected to realize; (7) changes in general business, industry or economic conditions or competition; (8) changes in any applicable law, rule, regulation, policy, guideline or practice governing or affecting financial holding companies and their subsidiaries or with respect to tax or accounting principles or otherwise; (9) adverse changes or conditions in the capital and financial markets; (10) changes in interest rates or credit availability; (11) the inability to realize expected cost savings or achieve other anticipated benefits in connection with the proposed merger; (12) changes in the quality or composition of loan and investment portfolios; (13) adequacy of loan loss reserves and changes in loan default and charge-off rates; (14) increased competition and its effect on pricing, spending, third-party relationships and revenues; (15) loss of certain key officers; (16) continued relationships with major customers; (17) deposit attrition, necessitating increased borrowings to fund loans and investments; (18) rapidly changing technology; (19) unanticipated regulatory or judicial proceedings and liabilities and other costs; (20) changes in the cost of funds, demand for loan products or demand for financial services; and (21) other economic, competitive, governmental or technological factors affecting operations, markets, products, services and prices.