Home Bancorp Announces Approval of Stock Repurchase Program

May 23, 2011, 18:30 ET from Home Bancorp, Inc.

LAFAYETTE, La., May 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Home Bancorp, Inc. (Nasdaq: HBCP) (the "Company"), the parent company for Home Bank (www.home24bank.com), a Federally chartered savings bank headquartered in Lafayette, Louisiana (the "Bank"), announced that its Board of Directors approved a new program to repurchase up to 402,835 shares, or approximately 5%, of the Company's outstanding common stock.  Repurchases may be made by the Company in open-market or privately-negotiated transactions as, in the opinion of management, market conditions warrant.  

The Company recently completed a previously announced repurchase program (the "July 2010" program).  Under the July 2010 program, the Company acquired 424,027 shares of the Company's common stock at an average price of $13.56 per share.  

This news release contains certain forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements can be identified by the fact that they do not relate strictly to historical or current facts.  They often include the words "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "intend," "plan," "estimate" or words of similar meaning, or future or conditional verbs such as "will," "would," "should," "could" or "may."

Forward-looking statements, by their nature, are subject to risks and uncertainties.  A number of factors - many of which are beyond our control - could cause actual conditions, events or results to differ significantly from those described in the forward-looking statements.  Home Bancorp's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2010, describes some of these factors, including risk elements in the loan portfolio, the level of the allowance for losses on loans, risks of our growth strategy, geographic concentration of our business, dependence on our management team, risks of market rates of interest and of regulation on our business and risks of competition. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made.  We do not undertake to update forward-looking statements to reflect circumstances or events that occur after the date the forward-looking statements are made or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

SOURCE Home Bancorp, Inc.