Press Release August 8 2011

SOLVAY BANK CORP. REPORTS SECOND QUARTER EARNINGS INCREASE OF 10.7%


August 8, 2011: Solvay Bank Corp., the holding company for Solvay Bank, reported earnings for the second quarter of $1.5 million, increasing $147 thousand or 10.7% over the second quarter for 2010. The cash dividends declared on common stock in the second quarter were $.26 per share, increasing 8.3% over the 2010 dividend. Total assets at the end of the second quarter were a $601.8 million, growing $19.7 million or 3.4% over the same period in 2010. Total loans decreased slightly to $366.5 million, declining $1.7 million or .5% from the prior year. Total deposits were $542.1 million, increasing $16.1 million or 3.1% compared to 2010 results. "Our focus on growing our core customer base by providing the right solutions for people continues to build momentum." stated Paul P. Mello, CPA, President and Chief Executive Officer.


Founded in 1917, Solvay Bank is the oldest independent commercial bank headquartered and operating in Onondaga County and is committed to providing its customers with the very best in financial products and customer service. Solvay Bank has a Main Office located at 1537 Milton Avenue in Solvay and seven branches conveniently located in Fairmount, Camillus, Liverpool, North Syracuse, Cicero, downtown Syracuse and Westvale. Solvay Bank also owns a full service general insurance agency, Solvay Bank Insurance Agency, Inc.The Solvay Bank web site can be reached at www.solvaybank.com.


For additional information, please contact: Karen Zarach, Solvay Bank (315) 484-2213.