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ESSA Bancorp raises quarterly dividend, announces 5% share repurchase plan

ESSA Bancorp announced that the Board of Directors declared a dividend of 7c per share to shareholders of record as of March 16,, payable on March 30. This will be the twenty-fourth consecutive quarter ESSA Bancorp has paid a dividend and an increase of 2c from its most recent dividend paid on December 30, 2013. In addition, the Board of Directors of ESSA Bancorp, Inc. announced a sixth stock repurchase program of up to 5% of its outstanding shares of common stock.