Northeast Bancorp
Jul 10, 2017

Northeast Bancorp Joins Russell 3000® Index

LEWISTON, Maine, July 10, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Northeast Bancorp ("Northeast" or the "Company") (NASDAQ:NBN), a Maine-based full-service financial services company and parent of Northeast Bank, announced today it has been added to the broad-market Russell 3000® Index as a result of the Russell U.S. indexes annual reconstitution. 

"We are pleased to become a member of the Russell 3000® Index," said Richard Wayne, President and Chief Executive Officer.  "This is an important milestone for our company, reflective of the strong growth achieved over the past year. Our inclusion with other top stocks on Russell indexes will increase overall liquidity and investor awareness, promoting our story to a wider audience."

The annual reconstitution of the Russell 3000® captures the 3,000 largest U.S. stocks as of the end of May, ranking them by total market capitalization.  The largest 1,000 companies in this ranking comprise the Russell 1000® and the next 2,000 companies become the Russell 2,000®

Russell Indexes are widely used by investment managers and institutional investors for both index funds and as benchmarks for passive and active investment strategies. In the U.S. marketplace, approximately $8.4 trillion of equity assets are benchmarked by the Russell 3000®. The Company will hold its membership until FTSE Russell reconstitutes its indexes in June 2018

About Northeast Bancorp
Northeast Bancorp (NASDAQ:NBN) is the holding company for Northeast Bank, a full-service bank headquartered in Lewiston, Maine. We offer traditional banking services through the Community Banking Division, which operates ten full-service branches that serve customers located in western, central, and southern Maine. From our Maine and Boston locations, we also lend throughout the New England area. Our Loan Acquisition and Servicing Group ("LASG") purchases and originates commercial loans on a nationwide basis. In addition, our Small Business Lending Division supports the needs of growing businesses nationally. ableBanking, a division of Northeast Bank, offers savings products to consumers online. Information regarding Northeast Bank can be found on its website at www.northeastbank.com.

About FTSE Russell
FTSE Russell is a leading global index provider creating and managing a wide range of indexes, data and analytic solutions to meet client needs across asset classes, style and strategies. Covering 98% of the investable market, FTSE Russell indexes offer a true picture of global markets, combined with the specialist knowledge gained from developing local benchmarks around the world.

FTSE Russell index expertise and products are used extensively by institutional and retail investors globally. Approximately $12.5 trillion is currently benchmarked to FTSE Russell indexes. For over 30 years, leading asset owners, asset managers, ETF providers and investment banks have chosen FTSE Russell indexes to benchmark their investment performance and create investment funds, ETFs, structured products and index-based derivatives. FTSE Russell indexes also provide clients with tools for asset allocation, investment strategy analysis and risk management.

A core set of universal principles guides FTSE Russell index design and management: a transparent rules-based methodology is informed by independent committees of leading market participants. FTSE Russell is focused on index innovation and customer partnership applying the highest industry standards and embracing the IOSCO Principles. FTSE Russell is wholly owned by London Stock Exchange Group. For more information, visit www.ftserussell.com

This press release contains certain "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. The Company cautions that these statements are qualified by important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those reflected by the forward-looking statements contained herein. Such factors include risks as described in the registration statement referred to above and in the Company's other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. You should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements and the Company undertakes no obligation to update any such statements to reflect circumstances or events that occur after the dates on which the forward-looking statements are made.

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For More Information:



Brian Shaughnessy, CFO

Northeast Bank

500 Canal Street | Lewiston, ME 04240

207.786.3245 ext. 3220

www.northeastbank.com

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