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Elmer Bancorp, Inc. Announces Appointment of John E. Rafter to the Board of Directors


ELMER BANCORP, INC. (“Elmer Bancorp”) (OTC Pink: ELMA), the parent company of The First National Bank of Elmer, announces the Directors’ appointment of John E. Rafter, CPA to the Boards of Elmer Bancorp and The First National Bank of Elmer.

Mr. Rafter is a CPA and is a partner and co-founder of the CPA firm Rafter, Lewis & Associates, LLC and a partner and co-founder of Rafter Lewis Financial Advisors LLC, a financial advisory firm. Mr. Rafter is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants, the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants and holds Series 7 and 66 securities licenses. John graduated from Drexel University with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting. He resides with his wife Barb in Moorestown.

The First National Bank of Elmer, a nationally chartered bank headquartered in Elmer, New Jersey, has a long history of serving the community since its beginnings in 1903. We are a community bank focused on providing deposit and loan products to retail customers and to small and mid-sized businesses from our six full service branch offices located in Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem Counties, New Jersey, including our main office located at 10 South Main Street in Elmer, New Jersey. Deposits at The First National Bank of Elmer are insured up to the legally maximum amount by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC).

For more information about Elmer Bank and its products and services, please visit our website at www.ElmerBank.com or call toll free 1-877-358-8141.

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