Patriot National Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:PNBK), parent of Patriot National Bank, announced that it has entered into an amendment to its Securities Purchase Agreement (the “SPA”) with PNBK Holdings LLC (“Holdings”), pursuant to which the parties agreed to extend the outside closing date under the SPA from August 31, 2010 to 5:00 p.m., October 15, 2010.

“The extension allows PNBK Holdings additional time to obtain regulatory approvals necessary to close the transaction approved by Patriot National Bancorp’s shareholders on August 25, 2010,” said Mr. Charles F. Howell, President of Patriot.

“This extension represents a necessary step in finalizing Holdings’ investment in Patriot,” said Mr. Michael Carrazza of Holdings. “We continue to believe that this transaction will benefit Patriot, its shareholders and the communities which it serves.”

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