HATBORO, Pa., May 25, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Fox Chase Bancorp, Inc. (the “Company”) (NASDAQ:FXCB), the holding company for Fox Chase Bank (the “Bank”), today announced that its Board of Directors declared a cash dividend of $0.14 per outstanding share of common stock. The dividend will be paid on or about June 20, 2016 to stockholders of record as of the close of business on June 10, 2016.
As previously announced, the merger between the Company and Univest Corporation of Pennsylvania (“Univest”) (NASDAQ:UVSP) is expected to close in the third quarter of 2016. The merger agreement between the Company and Univest provides that a Fox Chase shareholder shall receive a dividend in every calendar quarter. This additional second quarter dividend is being paid because, given Univest’s past practice and the timing of its quarterly dividends, those Fox Chase shareholders that continue to be shareholders of Univest will not receive a dividend from Univest in the third quarter of 2016.
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Contact: Roger S. Deacon Chief Financial Officer Phone: (215) 775-1435