At their regular meeting on January 26, 2012, the Board of Directors of First Northern Community Bancorp declared a 1% stock dividend, payable March 30, 2012 to shareholders of record as of February 29, 2012. All income per share amounts have been adjusted to give retroactive effect to the stock dividend.Commenting on the fourth quarter of 2011, Walker said, “We are pleased to report First Northern Community Bancorp has delivered another positive earnings quarter, its eighth consecutive quarter of profitability since the onset of the nation’s financial crisis. Loan growth continues to be impacted by loan payoffs. The Company’s solid financial per-formance and extremely strong liquidity position ensure that we are well positioned to make loans to credit-worthy businesses and consumers in all the markets we serve, and we are proactively seeking quality loan opportunities. The Company’s non-performing assets and loan delinquencies continue to be at lower levels not seen since 2007. First Northern remains focused on investing for the future; several projects are underway that will enhance our customers’ banking experience. One such example is we currently are upgrading our ATMs with image technology. This enhancement will allow customers to deposit checks and dollar bills directly into the ATM without an envelope or deposit slip, and ATM receipts will provide an image of all checks deposited.” First Northern Bank, an independent community bank headquartered in Solano County since 1910, serves Solano, Yolo, Sacramento, Placer and the west slope of El Dorado County. First Northern has 10 branches located in Dixon, Davis, West Sacramento, Fairfield, Vacaville, Winters, Woodland, Downtown Sacramento, Roseville, and Auburn, and has a full service Trust Department in Sacramento. First Northern Bank also offers 24/7 real estate mortgage loans, SBA loans, and non-FDIC insured Investment & Brokerage Services at each branch location. Real Estate Mortgage Loan offices are located in Davis and Roseville, and real estate loan representatives are available to meet customers at any of the Bank’s branches by appointment. The Bank specializes in relationship banking and employs experts in the area of small business, commercial, agribusiness, and real estate lending, as well as wealth management, and is rated as a “Superior” 5-Star Bank by BauerFinancial Inc. ( www.bauerfinancial.com). The Bank can be found on the Web at www.thatsmybank.com. Forward-Looking Statements This press release may include certain “forward-looking statements” about First Northern Community Bancorp (the “Company”). These forward-looking statements are based on management’s current expectations and are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and changes in circumstances. Actual results may differ materially from these expectations due to changes in global political, economic, business, competitive, market and regulatory factors. More detailed information about these risk factors is contained in the Company’s most recent reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Forms 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K, each as it may be amended from time to time, which identify important risk factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements. The financial information contained in this release should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements and notes thereto included in the Company’s most recent reports on Form 10-K and Form 10-Q. The Company undertakes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances arising after the date on which they are made. For further information regarding the Company, please read the Company’s reports filed with the SEC and available at www.sec.gov .