National Penn Bancshares, Inc. Invites You to Join Its Stockbrokers Reception/ Senior Management Discussion Webcast

Apr 10, 2001, 01:00 ET from National Penn Bancshares, Inc.

    BOYERTOWN, Pa., April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- In conjunction with National Penn
 Bancshares, Inc.'s (Nasdaq: NPBC) Stockbroker Reception/ Senior Management
 Discussion, you are invited to listen to its conference call that will be
 broadcast live over the Internet on April 17, 2001 beginning at 5:00 p.m.
 (eastern time) with Wayne R. Weidner, President and CEO of National Penn
 Bancshares, Inc., Gary L. Rhoads, Treasurer of National Penn Bancshares, Inc.
 and Glenn E. Moyer, President of National Penn Bank.
 
     What:      National Penn Bancshares, Inc. Stockbrokers Reception/ Senior
                Management Discussion
 
     When:      April 17, 2001 beginning at 5 p.m.
 
     Where:     www.natpennbank.com (National Penn's home page)
 
     How:       Live over the Internet -- Simply log on to National Penn's
                website at the address above, select the "National Penn
                Bancshares, Inc. Webcast" button, and follow the instructions.
                Please access the webcast approximately 10 to 15 minutes prior
                to the beginning of the discussion.  Participants will be in
                listen-only mode.
 
     Contact:   Karen L. Troutman, Public Relations Manager,
 (610) 369-6365 or kltroutman@natpennbank.com
 
     If you are unable to listen to the live webcast, the event will be
 archived on the National Penn website until April 30, 2001.  To access the
 replay, select the "National Penn Bancshares, Inc. Webcast" button on National
 Penn's homepage -- www.natpennbank.com.
     (Minimum Requirements to listen to broadcast: The RealPlayer software,
 downloadable free from www.real.com/products/player/index.html, and at least a
 14.4Kbps connection to the Internet.  If you experience problems listening to
 the broadcast, send an email to webmaster@vdat.com.)
 
     National Penn Bancshares, Inc. (NPBC) is a $2.6 billion financial services
 company headquartered in Boyertown PA.  NPBC currently operates 60 banking
 offices in southeastern Pennsylvania through National Penn Bank and its
 divisions, Chestnut Hill National Bank, 1st Main Line Bank, National Asian
 Bank, and Elverson National Bank, and four banking offices in the northern New
 Jersey marketplace through Panasia Bank, N.A. Trust and investment management
 services are provided through Investors Trust Company; brokerage services are
 provided through Penn Securities, Inc.; insurance services are provided
 through Penn Securities, Inc. and Link Financial Services, Inc.; and mortgage
 banking activities are provided through Penn 1st Financial Services, Inc.
 National Penn Bancshares, Inc. common stock is traded on the Nasdaq Stock
 Market under the symbol "NPBC."  Additional information about the National
 Penn family is available on National Penn's web site at www.natpennbank.com.
 
 

SOURCE National Penn Bancshares, Inc.
    BOYERTOWN, Pa., April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- In conjunction with National Penn
 Bancshares, Inc.'s (Nasdaq: NPBC) Stockbroker Reception/ Senior Management
 Discussion, you are invited to listen to its conference call that will be
 broadcast live over the Internet on April 17, 2001 beginning at 5:00 p.m.
 (eastern time) with Wayne R. Weidner, President and CEO of National Penn
 Bancshares, Inc., Gary L. Rhoads, Treasurer of National Penn Bancshares, Inc.
 and Glenn E. Moyer, President of National Penn Bank.
 
     What:      National Penn Bancshares, Inc. Stockbrokers Reception/ Senior
                Management Discussion
 
     When:      April 17, 2001 beginning at 5 p.m.
 
     Where:     www.natpennbank.com (National Penn's home page)
 
     How:       Live over the Internet -- Simply log on to National Penn's
                website at the address above, select the "National Penn
                Bancshares, Inc. Webcast" button, and follow the instructions.
                Please access the webcast approximately 10 to 15 minutes prior
                to the beginning of the discussion.  Participants will be in
                listen-only mode.
 
     Contact:   Karen L. Troutman, Public Relations Manager,
 (610) 369-6365 or kltroutman@natpennbank.com
 
     If you are unable to listen to the live webcast, the event will be
 archived on the National Penn website until April 30, 2001.  To access the
 replay, select the "National Penn Bancshares, Inc. Webcast" button on National
 Penn's homepage -- www.natpennbank.com.
     (Minimum Requirements to listen to broadcast: The RealPlayer software,
 downloadable free from www.real.com/products/player/index.html, and at least a
 14.4Kbps connection to the Internet.  If you experience problems listening to
 the broadcast, send an email to webmaster@vdat.com.)
 
     National Penn Bancshares, Inc. (NPBC) is a $2.6 billion financial services
 company headquartered in Boyertown PA.  NPBC currently operates 60 banking
 offices in southeastern Pennsylvania through National Penn Bank and its
 divisions, Chestnut Hill National Bank, 1st Main Line Bank, National Asian
 Bank, and Elverson National Bank, and four banking offices in the northern New
 Jersey marketplace through Panasia Bank, N.A. Trust and investment management
 services are provided through Investors Trust Company; brokerage services are
 provided through Penn Securities, Inc.; insurance services are provided
 through Penn Securities, Inc. and Link Financial Services, Inc.; and mortgage
 banking activities are provided through Penn 1st Financial Services, Inc.
 National Penn Bancshares, Inc. common stock is traded on the Nasdaq Stock
 Market under the symbol "NPBC."  Additional information about the National
 Penn family is available on National Penn's web site at www.natpennbank.com.
 
 SOURCE  National Penn Bancshares, Inc.