Press Release

Northeast Bank Announces Commencement of At-the-Market Offering of Voting Common Stock

December 12, 2022 at 8:30 AM EST

PORTLAND, Maine, Dec. 12, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Northeast Bank (the “Bank”) (NASDAQ: NBN) announced today that it has entered into an equity distribution agreement with Piper Sandler & Co. (“Piper Sandler”) for the offer and sale from time to time of shares of its voting common stock having an aggregate offering price of up to $50,000,000.00 (the “Shares”) in an at-the-market offering. All of the Shares to be sold in the offering will be offered by the Bank.

The Bank intends to use the net proceeds from the offering for general corporate purposes, including the support of additional growth.

The Shares will be offered through Piper Sandler, as the distribution agent. Sales of the Shares, if any, will be made from time to time in negotiated transactions at market prices prevailing at the time of a sale or at negotiated prices, or as otherwise agreed with Piper Sandler, and, as a result, sale prices may vary. The offering is subject to market and other conditions, and there can be no assurance as to whether or when the offering may be completed, or the actual size or terms of the offering.

The offering will be made only by means of an offering circular. Copies of the offering circular relating to this offering may be obtained, when available, by contacting Piper Sandler, Attention: Equity Capital Markets Department, 1251 Avenue of the Americas, 6th Floor, New York, NY 10020, or via email at Prospectus@psc.com, or by phone at (800) 747-3924.

This press release is for informational purposes only and shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy the securities, which is being made only by means of an offering circular, nor shall there be any sale of the securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful, prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.

The securities are neither insured nor approved by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (the “FDIC”).

About Northeast Bank
Northeast Bank (NASDAQ: NBN) is a full-service bank headquartered in Portland, Maine. We offer personal and business banking services to the Maine market via seven banking centers. Our National Lending Division purchases and originates commercial loans on a nationwide basis. ableBanking, a division of Northeast Bank, offers online savings products to consumers nationwide. Information regarding Northeast Bank can be found at www.northeastbank.com.

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains certain “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, such as statements relating to the financial condition, prospective results of operations, future performance or expectations, plans, objectives, prospects, loan loss allowance adequacy, simulation of changes in interest rates, capital spending, finance sources, and revenue sources of the Bank. These statements relate to expectations concerning matters that are not historical facts. Accordingly, statements that are based on management’s projections, estimates, assumptions, and judgments constitute forward-looking statements. These forward looking statements, which are based on various assumptions (some of which are beyond the Bank’s control), may be identified by reference to a future period or periods, or by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “believe”, “expect”, “estimate”, “anticipate”, “continue”, “plan”, “approximately”, “intend”, “objective”, “goal”, “project”, or other similar terms or variations on those terms, or the future or conditional verbs such as “will”, “may”, “should”, “could”, and “would”.

Such forward-looking statements reflect the Bank’s current views and expectations based largely on information currently available to the Bank’s management, and on the Bank’s current expectations, assumptions, plans, estimates, judgments, and projections about the Bank’s business and industry, and they involve inherent risks and uncertainties. Although the Bank believes that these forward-looking statements are based on reasonable estimates and assumptions, they are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, contingencies, and other factors. Accordingly, the Bank cannot give you any assurance that its expectations will in fact occur or that its estimates or assumptions will be correct. The Bank cautions you that actual results could differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements as a result of, among other factors: deterioration in employment levels, general business and economic conditions on a national basis and in the local markets in which the Bank operates; changes in customer behavior due to changing business and economic conditions, including concerns about inflation; the possibility that future credit losses will be higher than currently expected due to changes in economic assumptions, customer behavior or adverse economic developments; turbulence in the capital and debt markets; changes in interest rates and real estate values; competitive pressures from other financial institutions; changes in loan defaults and charge-off rates; changes in the value of securities and other assets, adequacy of loan loss reserves, or deposit levels necessitating increased borrowing to fund loans and investments; changing government regulation; changes in information technology, cybersecurity incidents, fraud, natural disasters, war, terrorism, civil unrest, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and future pandemics; the risk that the Bank may not be successful in the implementation of its business strategy; and the other risks and uncertainties detailed in the Bank’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2022 as updated in the Bank’s Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and other filings submitted to the FDIC.

Jean-Pierre Lapointe, Chief Financial Officer
Northeast Bank, 27 Pearl Street, Portland, ME 04101
207.786.3245 ext. 3220
www.northeastbank.com