American Bank Announces $1,000 Bonus for Employees, Citing Tax Bill

CONTACT: Mark W. Jaindl, President and Chief Executive Officer 
Allentown, PA, December 22, 2017

American Bank Incorporated (OTC Pink: AMBK), the parent company of American Bank, today announced that it will be giving its employees an additional $1,000 bonus, citing the tax bill that was just signed into law.  American Bank, a community bank headquartered in Allentown Pennsylvania, is joined by a list of larger corporations and Fortune 500 companies across the country that have taken this sort of action following the passage of the bill signed by President Trump on Friday that overhauls the U.S. tax code. 

President and CEO Mark W. Jaindl stated, “Beginning in 2018, we expect to see benefits from the recent tax reform due to lower corporate tax rates.  As we celebrate the holiday season and prepare to close out another year of growth at American Bank, the Board of Directors and senior management want to give back to our team members who are directly responsible for our success.”

Mr. Jaindl continued, “We expect the actions taken by Congress and the President will have a material positive impact on growth throughout the country.  As a result, we anticipate our hiring efforts will increase in 2018.”

American Bank Incorporated common stock last traded at $11.22 per share.  American Capital Trust I Preferred Securities last traded at $13.00.

About American Bank

American Bank, headquartered in Allentown, PA, is a locally-owned community bank dedicated to serving customers in the Lehigh Valley for 20 years.  American Bank is an early innovator of online banking technology and continues that tradition by providing customers across the country online services that make banking easy and convenient.  Their online banking service, AmericanBank Online (available at, allows customers to bank using a full range of real-time online banking services including online bill pay, ACH Direct, transfers between accounts, transaction history, check images and e-Statements. At a time when customers need the ability to bank on the go, American Bank also has mobile banking and mobile deposit for consumer and business customers.

American Bank offers a complete selection of deposit and loan products and convenient services to suit the needs of consumers and businesses. Dedicated to providing customers superior, personalized customer service, American Bank offers some of the best loan and deposit rates available and as a result, for the past 12 years, has received the® Top Tier award for consistently offering annual percentage yields (APYs) that were among the highest reported.

In addition, it is recognized as a 5-Star Superior rated financial institution (the highest rating possible) by Bauer Financial Inc., designating it as one of the strongest banks in the nation and was named one of the safest banks in the nation by MSN Money.   American Bank was ranked #1 by the Morning Call’s Top Workplaces in the Lehigh Valley and has been named one of the Best Places to Work in Pennsylvania.

For more information about American Bank, you can visit, a new financially-focused and security-driven top level domain name for respected financial institutions.  American Bank is one of the first banks in the nation to take advantage of the ‘.bank’ domain extension. 

AmericanBank Online is a registered trademark for the Internet financial services provided by American Bank, a state-chartered, FDIC-insured, full-service financial institution serving customers throughout the United States. American Bank is a member of the Federal Reserve System.  American Bank is FDIC insured and an Equal Housing Lender. 

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Statements in this press release regarding American Bank's business which are not historical facts, including expectations regarding future financial results, are "forward-looking statements" that involve risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from such statements.