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Alliance Bancorp, Inc. Of Pennsylvania Announces Agreement With PL Capital, LLC And Others

Stocks in this article: ALLB

BROOMALL, Pa., Feb. 19, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Alliance Bancorp, Inc. of Pennsylvania (the "Company") (Nasdaq:ALLB), the holding company for Alliance Bank (the "Bank"), and PL Capital, LLC, ScurlyDog Capital, LLC, certain affiliated entities and others (collectively, the "PL Capital Parties") announced that they have entered into a Standstill Agreement pursuant to which, among other things, the Company has agreed to appoint Howard Henick to the Company's Board of Directors. Mr. Richard J. Lashley, a principal of PL Capital, LLC, had previously provided the Company with notice of his intent to nominate Mr. Henick as a candidate for election to the Company's Board of Directors at the Company's 2014 Annual Meeting of Shareholders. Mr. Henick will, subject to the terms of the agreement, be added to the Boards of Directors of the Company and the Bank on March 19, 2014 and will be nominated by the Company's Board of Directors for a three-year term for election as a director of the Company at the 2014 Annual Meeting of Shareholders to be held in April 2014.

During the term of the agreement, which is scheduled to continue through the later of the date of the Company's Annual Meeting of Shareholders in 2015 or the last day Mr. Henick (or any substitute nominee) serves as a director of the Company or the Bank, the PL Capital Parties and Mr. Henick will not, among other things, solicit proxies in opposition to any recommendations or proposals of the Company's Board of Directors, initiate or solicit shareholder proposals or seek to place any additional representatives on the Company's Board of Directors other than Mr. Henick (or his alternate if he does not stand for election and any replacement director), oppose any proposal or director nomination submitted by the Board of Directors to the Company's shareholders, vote for any nominee to the Company's Board of Directors other than those nominated or supported by the Board of Directors, seek to exercise any control or influence over the management of the Company or the Boards of Directors of the Company or the Bank (although nothing in the Agreement will prevent Mr. Henick from expressing his views to other members of the Board at duly convened meetings of the Boards of Directors), propose or seek to effect a merger or sale of the Company or initiate litigation against the Company.

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