LANCASTER, Pa., Sept. 8, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Fulton Financial Corporation (Nasdaq:FULT) today announced that it has repurchased the warrant the company had issued to the U.S. Treasury as part of the TARP Capital Purchase Program. Fulton Financial and the Treasury agreed upon a repurchase price of $10.8 million for the warrant, which had entitled the Treasury to purchase 5,509,756 shares of the company's common stock. 

"With our repurchase of the outstanding warrant, we can reassure our shareholders that we have removed any possible future dilutive effect the warrant could have had on our stock value," said R. Scott Smith, Jr., chairman and CEO of Fulton Financial, "and we can continue to focus our efforts on pursuing our company's strategic objectives."

About Fulton Financial Corporation

Fulton Financial Corporation is a Lancaster, Pennsylvania-based financial holding company which has approximately 3,950 employees and operates 271 banking offices in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey and Virginia through the following affiliates: Fulton Bank, N.A., Lancaster, PA; Swineford National Bank, Middleburg, PA; Lafayette Ambassador Bank, Easton, PA; FNB Bank, N.A., Danville, PA; Delaware National Bank, Georgetown, DE; The Bank, Woodbury, NJ; Skylands Community Bank, Hackettstown, NJ and The Columbia Bank, Columbia, MD.  

Additional information on Fulton Financial Corporation is available on the Internet at www.fult.com .

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