Wayne Savings Bancshares, Inc. Announces Adoption of a 4% Stock Repurchase Program

WOOSTER, Ohio, Oct. 26, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Wayne Savings Bancshares, Inc., (the “Company”) (OTCQX:WAYN), the holding company for Wayne Savings Community Bank, reported that its Board of Directors has adopted a stock repurchase program.  Under the stock repurchase program, the Company is authorized to repurchase up to 108,234 shares, or 4.0% of its issued and outstanding shares of common stock.  The stock repurchase program may be limited or terminated at any time without prior notice.

President and CEO James R. VanSickle commented, “The latest stock repurchase program is another step to deliver shareholder value.  Our strategy to become a high-performing community bank is complemented by our commitment to building value through earnings improvement, cash dividends and stock repurchase programs.  We appreciate the continued support from our customers and shareholders as we execute our plan.”

Under the stock repurchase program, the Company may acquire shares of its common stock in the open market or in any private transaction, from time-to-time and in accordance with applicable laws, rules and regulations.  The timing and extent to which the Company repurchases its shares will depend upon management’s assessment of market conditions and other corporate considerations as may be considered in the Company’s sole discretion.

At September 30, 2018, Wayne Savings Bancshares, Inc. reported total assets of $471.5 million, deposits of $373.7 million, and stockholders’ equity of $43.2 million, or 9.17% of total assets. 

Established in 1899, Wayne Savings Community Bank, the wholly owned subsidiary of Wayne Savings Bancshares, Inc., has eleven full-service banking locations in the communities of Wooster, Ashland, Millersburg, Rittman, Lodi, North Canton, and Creston, Ohio.

Contact Information:
James R. VanSickle II
President and Chief Executive Officer
330-264-5767

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