SCRANTON, Pa., July 29, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Peoples Financial Services Corp.’s Board of Directors (NASDAQ: PFIS) has declared a third quarter dividend of $0.40 per share. The $0.40 the dividend represents an increase of 5.3% compared to the dividend declared in the third quarter of 2021. The dividend is payable September 15, 2022 to registered shareholders August 31, 2022.

Peoples Financial Services Corp. (the “Company”) is the parent company of Peoples Security Bank and Trust Company (the “Bank”), an independent community bank serving its retail and commercial customers through twenty-eight full-service community banking offices located within the Allegheny, deer, Lack of Awanna, Lebanon, Lehigh, Alfalfa, Monroe, Montgomery, Northampton, Susquehannaand Wyoming Counties of Pennsylvania, Middlesex County in New Jersey and Broome County in New York. Each office, interdependent with the community, offers a full range of financial products and services to individuals, businesses, non-profit organizations and government entities. The company’s business philosophy is to provide direct access to senior management and other leaders and to provide friendly, knowledgeable and courteous service that is local and timely.

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Peoples cautions you that a number of important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those currently anticipated in any forward-looking statement. These factors include, but are not limited to: prevailing economic and political conditions, particularly in our market area; the ongoing COVID-19 crisis and government responses to the crisis: credit risk associated with our lending activities; changes in interest rates, loan demand, real estate values ​​and competition; changes in accounting principles, policies and guidelines; changes in any applicable law, rule, regulation or practice regarding tax or legal matters; our ability to identify and address cybersecurity risks and other economic, competitive, governmental, regulatory and technological factors affecting Peoples’ operations, prices, products and services and other factors which may be described in the annual reports of Peoples on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission from time to time.

In addition to these risks, acquisitions and business combinations present risks other than those presented by the nature of the business acquired. Acquisitions and business combinations may be significantly more expensive to complete than originally anticipated, and the anticipated benefits may be significantly more difficult to achieve or take longer than anticipated. As regulated financial institutions, our pursuit of attractive acquisition and business combination opportunities could be adversely affected by regulatory delays or other regulatory issues. Regulatory and/or legal issues related to pre-acquisition transactions of an acquired or combined business may harm People’s reputation following the acquisition or combination, and the integration of the acquired business or combined with ours may result in additional future costs as a result of these issues.

Forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this release and, except as required by applicable law or regulation, Peoples undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements or to update the reasons why actual results may differ from those projected in the forward-looking statements.

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