Home Financial Bancorp (OTCQB: HWEN) today announced that the expiration date of its tender offer for the purchase of all shares of its common stock held by persons owning 1,000 or fewer shares as of the close on September 18, 2012, has been extended to 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time, on November 16, 2012. The offer had been scheduled to expire at 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time, on Friday, November 2, 2012. The Company will pay $5.00 for each share purchased in the tender offer. The offer is not conditioned on the receipt of any minimum number of tenders. In commenting on the results of the offer to date, Kurt D. Rosenberger, the President of Home Financial Bancorp, stated: “We have received an excellent response so far in connection with this tender offer and are encouraged that we will accomplish our goals. Unfortunately, Hurricane Sandy interfered with the final days of the original tender offer. For this reason, we have extended the offer to allow eligible shareholders who want to participate the ability to do so as we have received expressions of interest from eligible shareholders who have not yet tendered their shares pursuant to this offer.” Questions or requests for documents may be directed to Gary M. Monnett, Chief Financial Officer, or Kurt D. Rosenberger, President of Home Financial Bancorp, at (812) 829-2095, or Eagle Rock Proxy Advisors, the Information Agent for the offer, by telephone at (855) 413-5856 (toll free) or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. This press release is for informational purposes only and is not an offer to buy or a solicitation of an offer to sell any shares of Home Financial Bancorp’s common stock. The offer is being made solely by the Offer to Purchase for Cash dated October 3, 2012, and the accompanying Letter of Transmittal, which were previously mailed to eligible shareholders. Eligible shareholders who would like to accept the offer must tender all shares that they own. Partial tenders will not be accepted.