Winton Financial Corporation Board Authorizes Share Repurchase Program

Apr 24, 2001, 01:00 ET from Winton Financial Corporation

    CINCINNATI, April 24 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- Winton
 Financial Corporation (Amex:   WFI) ("WFC"), the holding company for The Winton
 Savings and Loan Co. ("Winton"), announced today that the Board of Directors
 of WFC has authorized a repurchase program in which up to 5% of its
 outstanding common shares may periodically be repurchased in the open market
 during the next twelve months.  The decisions whether to purchase shares, the
 number of shares to be purchased and the price to be paid will depend upon
 prevailing market prices, the availability of shares and any other
 considerations that may, in the opinion of the Board of Directors or
 management, affect the advisability of purchasing WFC shares.  Repurchases
 will be funded by current working capital, dividends periodically paid by
 Winton to WFC and/or by WFC borrowings.  The common shares of WFC are traded
 on the American Stock Exchange.
     Robert L. Bollin, President and Chief Executive Officer of WFC and Winton,
 stated that the Board of Directors determined that the repurchase program may
 benefit the shareholders of WFC in light of the current market for the shares
 of WFC and the strong capital position of Winton.
     Since incorporation in 1988, WFC has never repurchased any of its shares.
 WFC has 4,438,014 shares outstanding.  Information on transactions in WFC's
 shares is included on the American Stock Exchange under the symbol "WFI."
 
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SOURCE Winton Financial Corporation
    CINCINNATI, April 24 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- Winton
 Financial Corporation (Amex:   WFI) ("WFC"), the holding company for The Winton
 Savings and Loan Co. ("Winton"), announced today that the Board of Directors
 of WFC has authorized a repurchase program in which up to 5% of its
 outstanding common shares may periodically be repurchased in the open market
 during the next twelve months.  The decisions whether to purchase shares, the
 number of shares to be purchased and the price to be paid will depend upon
 prevailing market prices, the availability of shares and any other
 considerations that may, in the opinion of the Board of Directors or
 management, affect the advisability of purchasing WFC shares.  Repurchases
 will be funded by current working capital, dividends periodically paid by
 Winton to WFC and/or by WFC borrowings.  The common shares of WFC are traded
 on the American Stock Exchange.
     Robert L. Bollin, President and Chief Executive Officer of WFC and Winton,
 stated that the Board of Directors determined that the repurchase program may
 benefit the shareholders of WFC in light of the current market for the shares
 of WFC and the strong capital position of Winton.
     Since incorporation in 1988, WFC has never repurchased any of its shares.
 WFC has 4,438,014 shares outstanding.  Information on transactions in WFC's
 shares is included on the American Stock Exchange under the symbol "WFI."
 
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