Severn Bancorp Announces Third Quarter Earnings

Annapolis, MD (October 27, 2016) – Severn Bancorp, Inc., (“the Company”),(Nasdaq: SVBI) parent company of Severn Bank (“Severn”), today announced net income of $1,055,000 or $.04 per diluted share for the third quarter of 2016 down just slightly compared to net income of $1,227,000 or $.06 per diluted share for the third quarter of 2015. Year to date earnings increased to $14,437,000 or $1.13 per diluted share for 2016 versus $3,457,000 or $.17 per diluted share for the same period of 2015. Year to date earnings for 2016 included the reversal of a valuation allowance recorded against the net deferred tax assets of the Company. This resulted in a net income tax benefit of $10,816,000 in 2016. On a pre-tax basis, year to date earnings increased 2.1% to $3,621,000 or $.18 per share for 2016 compared to $3,545,000 or $.17 per share for 2015.Diluted earnings per share is calculated using net income available for common shareholders, which is net income less preferred stock dividends and discount amortization.

“The third quarter 2016 results remain stable,” stated Alan J. Hyatt, President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Hyatt continued, “The Bank had solid earnings and decent numbers all around. We are dedicated to the goal of consistently keeping the trend in earnings going in the upward direction. We were pleased to announce the full repayment of our remaining TARP shares in September resulting in lower costs capital to the Company and greater financial strength. Our commercial banking team is doing well and establishing strong relationships in the community. We also opened our fifth branch in Severna Park in September and see excellent potential in that area.”

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About Severn Bank: Founded in 1946, Severn is a full-service community bank offering a wide array of personal and commercial banking products as well as residential and commercial mortgage lending. It has assets of approximately $779 million and five branches located in Annapolis, Edgewater and Glen Burnie, and Severna Park, Maryland. The bank specializes in exceptional customer service and holds itself and its employees to a high standard of community contribution. Severn Bank is a trade name used by Severn Savings Bank, FSB. Severn is on the Web at
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