Royal Financial, Inc. Announces Termination of Memorandum of Understanding with FDIC and State Regulator

Nov 22, 2013, 07:08 ET from Royal Financial, Inc.

CHICAGO, Nov. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Royal Financial, Inc. (the "Company") (OTCBB: RYFL.OB), incorporated under the laws of Delaware on December 15, 2004, for the purpose of serving as the holding company of Royal Savings Bank (the "Bank"), announced the termination of the Memorandum of Understanding  (the "MOU") applicable to its subsidiary bank, Royal Savings Bank, with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (the "FDIC") and the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. The MOU was originally entered into on June 15, 2010, then terminated and updated on June 18, 2013, and then terminated on November 19, 2013. 

"We are pleased that our regulators have recognized the improvement in the Bank's condition and determined that the Memorandum of Understanding is no longer warranted," said Leonard Szwajkowski, President and Chief Executive Officer.  "We are proud of the hard work that the entire Bank team has put forward to achieve this goal.  We look forward to focusing our energy more fully on serving our customers and maximizing opportunities for our shareholders."

Royal Savings Bank offers a range of checking and savings products and a full line of home and commercial lending solutions.  Royal Savings Bank has been operating continuously in the south and southeast communities of Chicago since 1887, and currently has two branches in Chicago with lending centers in Homewood and St. Charles Illinois.  Visit Royal Financial, Inc. and Royal Savings Bank at

Forward Looking Statements: This press release may include forward-looking statements.  These forward-looking statements, which are based on certain assumptions and describe our future plans, strategies and expectations, can generally be identified by use of the words "believe," "expect," "intend," "anticipate," "estimate," "project," or similar expressions.  Our ability to predict results or the actual effect of future plans or strategies is inherently uncertain and actual results may differ materially from those predicted in such forward-looking statements.  Factors that could have a material adverse effect on the operations and future prospects of the Company and the Bank include, but are not limited to, changes in interest rates; the economic health of the local real estate market; general economic conditions; continued credit deterioration in our loan portfolio that would cause us to further increase our allowance for loan losses; legislative/regulatory changes; monetary and fiscal policies of the U.S. government, including policies of the U.S. Treasury and the Federal Reserve Board; the quality or composition of the loan and securities portfolios; demand for loan products in our market areas; deposit flows; competition; demand for financial services in our market areas; and changes in accounting principles, policies, and guidelines.  These risks and uncertainties should be considered in evaluating forward-looking statements, and undue reliance should not be placed on such statements.

Contact:  Mr. Leonard Szwajkowski
President and CEO
Telephone:  (773) 382-2111

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