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Hibernia Bancorp, Inc. Reports Operating Results for the Second Quarter and Six Months Ended June 30, 2014

NEW ORLEANS, LA -- (Marketwired) -- 08/07/14 -- Hibernia Bancorp, Inc. (the "Company") (OTCBB: HIBE), the holding company of Hibernia Bank ("Hibernia" or the "Bank"), today reported net income of $12,000 for the quarter ended June 30, 2014 compared to net income of $13,000 for the quarter ended June 30, 2013. Earnings per basic and diluted share were $0.01 for both the quarters ended June 30, 2014 and June 30, 2013. For the six months ended June 30, 2014, the Company reported net income of $16,000 compared to net income of $39,000 for the six months ended June 30, 2013. Earnings per basic and diluted share were $0.02 for the six months ended June 30, 2014, compared to $0.04 per basic and diluted share for the six months ended June 30, 2013.

Peyton Bush, III, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company and the Bank, stated, "As of June 30, 2014, Hibernia has made progress toward reversing the declining trend in net loans experienced in the second and third quarters of 2013. The Bank's loan portfolio increased by $3.1 million from December 31, 2013, to June 30, 2014. While progress has been made, average loans for the first six months of 2014 remained below the average for the first six months of 2013, and consequently the Company's year-to-date net interest margin of 3.33% is lower for 2014 than 2013. Our quarterly net interest margin stabilized in the second quarter of 2014 at 3.39%, the same as the second quarter of 2013, and net income for the second quarter was consistent with the second quarter of 2013 despite an increase in the provision for loan losses. However, net income for the six months ended June 30, 2014, was less than in the prior year period."

Mr. Bush further stated, "During the second quarter the Bank completed its conversion to a new data processing system. While modest one-time expenses were incurred in connection with the conversion, ongoing data processing costs are not expected to increase significantly and the enhanced capabilities of the new system will improve Hibernia's ability to offer competitive modern banking services."

Net interest income decreased 1.6% to $816,000 for the quarter ended June 30, 2014, from $829,000 for quarter ended June 30, 2013. Total interest and dividend income decreased $44,000, or 4.4%, for the quarter ended June 30, 2014 compared to the quarter ended June 30, 2013. This decrease was due to a decrease in the average balances for loans and a decrease in the average rate we earned on loans offset by an increase in the average balances for investment securities. Total interest expense decreased $31,000, or 18.3%, for the quarter ended June 30, 2014 compared to the quarter ended June 30, 2013. The average rate paid for deposits and the average balance of our interest bearing deposits decreased for the quarter ended June 30, 2014 as compared to the quarter ended June 30, 2013 resulting in lower interest expense for the period. The net interest margin remained unchanged at 3.39% for the quarter ended June 30, 2014 as compared to the quarter ended June 30, 2013.

The Company made a $20,000 loan loss provision for the quarter ended June 30, 2014, compared to none for the quarter ended June 30, 2013. The Company had no recoveries or charge-offs for the quarter ended June 30, 2014 compared to reported recoveries of $11,000 and no charge-offs for the quarter ended June 30, 2013.

Non-interest income increased to $48,000 for the quarter ended June 30, 2014 from $46,000 for the quarter ended June 30, 2013. The increase in non-interest income was due to an increase in net rental income offset by a decrease in secondary market loan income.

Non-interest expense decreased 3.4% to $818,000 for the quarter ended June 30, 2014 from $847,000 for the quarter ended June 30, 2013. The decrease in non-interest expense was due primarily to decreases in professional fees and other operating expenses, which included a loss on disposal of assets of approximately $5,000 during the quarter ended June 30, 2013.

Income tax expense for the quarter ended June 30, 2014 was $14,000 as compared to $15,000 for the quarter ended June 30, 2013. The taxes remained fairly level as did the income before income taxes for the quarters ended June 30, 2014 and 2013.

For the six months ended June 30, 2014, net interest income decreased 4.2% to $1.61 million from $1.68 million for the six months ended June 30, 2013. This decrease was due primarily to a decrease in the average balance of loans and the average rate we earned on loans and investment securities, partially offset by a higher average balance of investment securities for the six months ended June 30, 2014 as compared to the six months ended June 30, 2013. Total interest expense decreased $63,000, or 18.4%, for the six months ended June 30, 2014 compared to the six months ended June 30, 2013. This decline is attributable to both a decrease in the average rate paid for deposits as well as a decrease in the average balance of our interest bearing deposits for the six months ended June 30, 2014 compared to the six months ended June 30, 2013. The net interest margin decreased to 3.33% for the six months ended June 30, 2014 from 3.49% for the six months ended June 30, 2013.

During the six months ended June 30, 2014, the Company made provisions for loan and lease losses of $20,000 compared to provisions of $13,000 during the six months ended June 30, 2013. The Company reported no net charge-offs for the six months ended June 30, 2014 and June 30, 2013.

Non-interest expense for the six months ended June 30, 2014 decreased $43,000, or 2.6%, to $1.6 million compared to $1.7 million for the six months ended June 30, 2013. The decrease in non-interest expense was due primarily to decreases in advertising and promotional expenses, professional fees and losses on the disposal of assets which are included in other operating expenses.

For the six months ended June 30, 2014, income tax expense was $29,000 compared to $34,000 for the six months ended June 30, 2013. Income tax expenses are computed by applying the statutory rate to federal taxable income, which consists of financial statement income before taxes, increased by the amount of permanent income tax differences for the period.

Hibernia Bancorp's total consolidated assets at June 30, 2014 were $102.0 million compared to $106.2 million at December 31, 2013, a decrease of $4.2 million, or 4.0%. Interest bearing cash decreased by $6.9 million, or 74.6%, during the six months ended June 30, 2014. Investment securities decreased by $373,000, or 3.6%, primarily as a result of maturities and repayments. These decreases funded the 3.9% increase in net loans to $82.6 million at June 30, 2014 from $79.4 million at December 31, 2013. The increase in net loans reflects a $3.2 million increase in commercial real estate loans, a $246,000 increase in HELOC and consumer loans and $180,000 increase in commercial and industrial loans. These increases are offset by a decrease of $465,000 in residential mortgage and residential construction loans. Total deposits decreased 5.1% to $79.1 million at June 30, 2014 from $83.3 million at December 31, 2013, reflecting decreases of $2.5 million in money market and interest bearing checking accounts, $2.1 million in certificates of deposit and $313,000 in savings accounts offset slightly by an increase of $635,000 in non-interest bearing demand deposits.

Non-performing assets, defined as non-accrual loans, accruing loans past due 90 days or more and other real estate owned, remained at 0.2% of total assets, totaling $246,000 at June 30, 2014, compared to $259,000 at December 31, 2013. The non-performing assets at June 30, 2014 consisted of three loans secured by first mortgages on one-to-four family residential real estate. Our allowance for loan and lease losses was $661,000, or 0.80%, of total loans at June 30, 2014, and $641,000, or 0.80%, of total loans at December 31, 2013. Management believes that the allowance for loan and lease losses is sufficient to cover any losses that may be incurred on its non-performing loans. At June 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013, there was no other real estate owned.

The Company's total stockholders' equity remained essentially unchanged at $22.0 million as of June 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013. During the six months ended June 30, 2014, the Company repurchased 12,137 shares of its common stock as treasury stock for an aggregate cost of $212,000 which leaves 410 shares remaining to be repurchased under the Company's third stock repurchase program. An additional 30,000 shares and 90,000 shares are available under the Company's fourth and fifth stock repurchase programs, respectively, which will commence as the prior programs are completed. The Company's book value per share increased to $22.61 at June 30, 2014 from $22.30 at December 31, 2013 due to our net income for the six month period and our purchase of treasury stock. Hibernia Bank's regulatory capital levels continue to exceed requirements for well capitalized institutions.

Statements contained in this news release which are not historical facts may be forward-looking statements identified by words like "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "estimate," and "intend" or future or conditional verbs such as "will," "would," "should," "could" or "may." Such forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from those currently anticipated due to a number of factors, including, but not limited to, changes in interest rates, changes in demand for loans, deposits and other financial services in the Company's market area, changes in asset quality and general economic conditions. We undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statements.

Hibernia Bank, the wholly-owned subsidiary of Hibernia Bancorp, Inc., has served the New Orleans metropolitan area since 1903. Operating from its main office and two branches, Hibernia Bank offers loan, deposit and on-line banking services to commercial and individual customers in the New Orleans metropolitan area. Additional information about Hibernia Bank is available at www.hibbank.com.

                   Hibernia Bancorp, Inc. and Subsidiary
          CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION
                               (In thousands)

                                                 June 30,      December 31,
                                                   2014            2013
                                              -------------   -------------
                                               (Unaudited)
ASSETS

Cash - Non-Interest Bearing                   $         867   $       1,071
Cash - Interest Bearing                               2,352           9,271
                                              -------------   -------------

TOTAL CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS                       3,219          10,342

Certificates of Deposit                                 100             100
Securities - Available For Sale                      10,016          10,389
  Loans Receivable, Net of Allowances for
   Loan Losses of $661,000 at June 30, 2014
   and $641,000 at December 31, 2013                 82,558          79,424
Accrued Interest Receivable                             236             237
Investment in FHLB Stock                                 43              41
Investment in FNBB Stock                                210             210
Premises and Equipment, Net                           4,987           4,874
Deferred Income Taxes                                   322             318
Prepaid Expenses and Other Assets                       271             259
                                              -------------   -------------
    TOTAL ASSETS                              $     101,962   $     106,194
                                              =============   =============

LIABILITIES AND EQUITY

LIABILITIES
Deposits
  Non-Interest Bearing                        $       8,481   $       7,847
  Interest Bearing                                   70,587          75,474
                                              -------------   -------------
Total Deposits                                       79,068          83,321
                                              -------------   -------------

Escrow Balances                                         490             680
Accrued Interest Payable                                 37              39
Accounts Payable and Other Liabilities                  319             140
                                              -------------   -------------
    TOTAL LIABILITIES                                79,914          84,180
                                              -------------   -------------



EQUITY
Preferred Stock, $.01 par value - 1,000,000
 shares authorized; none issued                           -               -
Common Stock, $.01 par value - 9,000,000
 shares authorized; 1,113,334 issued;
 975,194 and 987,331 shares outstanding at
 June 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013,
 respectively                                            11              11
Additional Paid in Capital                           10,905          10,834
Treasury Stock at cost - 138,140 and 126,003
 shares at June 30, 2014 and December 31,
 2013, respectively                                  (2,124)         (1,912)
Unallocated Common Stock held by:
  Employee Stock Ownership Plan                        (695)           (712)
  Recognition and Retention Plan                       (167)           (200)
Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income
 (Loss), Net of Tax Effects                              14             (95)
Retained Earnings                                    14,104          14,088
                                              -------------   -------------

  TOTAL EQUITY                                       22,048          22,014
                                              -------------   -------------
  TOTAL LIABILITIES AND EQUITY                $     101,962   $     106,194
                                              =============   =============



                    Hibernia Bancorp, Inc. and Subsidiary
                 CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
                (Dollars in thousands, except per share data)

                                      Three Months Ended   Six Months Ended
                                           June 30,            June 30,
                                      ------------------  ------------------
                                        2014      2013      2014      2013
                                      --------  --------  --------  --------
                                          (Unaudited)         (Unaudited)

Total Interest and Dividend Income    $    954  $    998  $  1,891  $  2,025

Total Interest Expense                     138       169       280       343
                                      --------  --------  --------  --------

  Net Interest Income                      816       829     1,611     1,682

Provision For Loan Losses                   20         -        20        13
                                      --------  --------  --------  --------

  Net Interest Income After
   Provision For Loan Losses               796       829     1,591     1,669

Total Non-Interest Income                   48        46        85        78

Non-Interest Expenses
  Salaries and Employee Benefits           404       399       796       804
  Occupancy Expenses                       129       126       254       246
  Data Processing                           98       102       218       198
  Advertising and Promotional
   Expenses                                 30        36        47        71
  Professional Fees                         40        51        81       101
  Other Non-Interest Expenses              117       133       235       254
                                      --------  --------  --------  --------

Total Non-Interest Expenses                818       847     1,631     1,674
                                      --------  --------  --------  --------

  Income Before Income Taxes                26        28        45        73

Income Tax Expense                          14        15        29        34
                                      --------  --------  --------  --------

  NET INCOME                          $     12  $     13  $     16  $     39
                                      ========  ========  ========  ========

  INCOME PER COMMON SHARE
    Basic                             $   0.01  $   0.01  $   0.02  $   0.04
    Diluted                           $   0.01  $   0.01  $   0.02  $   0.04

CONTACT:
A. Peyton Bush, III
President and Chief Executive Officer

Donna T. Guerra
Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer
504-522-3203

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