PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 18, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Prudential Bancorp, Inc. of Pennsylvania (the "Company") (Nasdaq:PBIP) announced that the Board of Directors of Prudential Mutual Holding Company ("MHC"), the majority shareholder of the Company, approved the purchase of an additional 50,000 shares of the Company's common stock. The MHC has completed its previously announced fourth stock purchase program covering 50,000 shares. Purchases will be made by the MHC from time to time in open-market or privately-negotiated transactions or otherwise as, in the opinion of management of the MHC, market conditions warrant. The purchased shares held by the MHC will continue to be issued and outstanding and will increase the MHC's percentage ownership of the Company.

Prudential Bancorp, Inc. of Pennsylvania is the "mid-tier" holding company for Prudential Savings Bank, a Pennsylvania-chartered, FDIC-insured savings bank originally organized in 1886 and headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Prudential Savings Bank operates six full service offices in Philadelphia and one office in Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania.  At June 30, 2010, the Company had assets totaling $538.3 million, liabilities totaling $481.8 million and $56.4 million of shareholders' equity. 

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CONTACT:  Prudential Bancorp, Inc. of Pennsylvania           and Prudential Savings Bank          Thomas A. Vento, President and Chief Executive Officer           Joseph R. Corrato, Executive Vice President           and Chief Financial Officer          215-755-1500

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