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ASB Bancorp Announces 5% Share Repurchase Program

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ASHEVILLE, N.C., May 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ASB Bancorp, Inc. (the "Company") (NASDAQ GM: ASBB) announced today that the Company's Board of Directors approved a stock repurchase program whereby the Company may repurchase up to 5%, or 265,266 shares, of its outstanding common stock as and when deemed appropriate by management and under any plan that may be deployed in accordance with Rule 10b5-1 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The Rule 10b5-1 repurchase plan allows the Company to repurchase its shares during periods when it would normally not be active in the market due to its internal trading blackout period.

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ASB Bancorp is the parent company of Asheville Savings Bank, S.S.B., a North Carolina chartered stock savings bank with a community focus offering traditional financial services through 13 full-service banking centers located in Buncombe, Madison, McDowell, Henderson, and Transylvania counties in Western North Carolina. 

 


Contact:       

Suzanne S. DeFerie


President and Chief Executive Officer


(828) 254-7411

 

SOURCE ASB Bancorp, Inc.



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