SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Brower Piven Commences An Investigation Into The Proposed Sale Of National Penn Bancshares, Inc. And Encourages Investors To Contact The Firm For Additional Information

Aug 28, 2015, 15:49 ET from Brower Piven, A Professional Corporation

STEVENSON, Md., Aug. 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The securities litigation law firm of Brower Piven, A Professional Corporation, has commenced an investigation into possible breaches of fiduciary duty and other violations of state law by the Board of Directors of National Penn Bancshares, Inc. ("National Penn" or the "Company") (NasdaqGS: NPBC) relating to the proposed buyout of the Company by BB&T Corporation for approximately $1.8 billion.

Under the terms of the transaction, National Penn shareholders may elect to receive 0.3206 of BB&T common stock ($12.48) or $13.00 in cash for each share of National Penn common stock they own.  The firm's investigation seeks to determine, among other things, whether the Company's Board of Directors failed to satisfy their duties to shareholders, including whether the Board adequately pursued alternatives to the acquisition and whether the Board obtained the best price possible for the Company's shares of common stock.

If you currently own common stock of National Penn and believe that the proposed buyout price is too low, or you would like to learn more about the investigation being conducted by Brower Piven, please visit our website at http://www.browerpiven.com/currentinvestigations.html.  You may also request more information by contacting Brower Piven either by email at hoffman@browerpiven.com  or by telephone at (410) 415-6616.

Attorneys at Brower Piven have extensive experience in litigating securities and other class action cases and have been advocating for the rights of shareholders since the 1980s.

CONTACT: Charles J. Piven / Brower Piven, A Professional Corporation 1925 Old Valley Road / Stevenson, Maryland 21153 Telephone: 410-415-6616 / hoffman@browerpiven.com

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