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April 13, 2016

JSSB Donates $15,000 to North Central Sight Services' eSight Project

Check presentation from JSSB to NCSS

Williamsport, PA - Jersey Shore State Bank, a subsidiary of Penns Woods Bancorp, Inc. and proponent of investing back into the communities it serves, donated $15,000 on Tuesday, April 12 to North Central Sight Services, Inc. for use in their eSight Project.

North Central Sight Services, Inc. assists blind and visually impaired individuals to maximize their quality of life through prevention education programs, vision screenings, vision rehabilitation therapy, support services, and employment programs. The eSight Project is their latest program, where the company provides high-tech eyewear to improve the vision of their visually-impaired employees.

"We at Jersey Shore State Bank are thrilled to be able to make this donation. The development of this technology is a huge step into the future of visual enhancement and restoration," stated Richard Grafmyre, President and CEO of Penns Woods Bancorp, Inc. and Jersey Shore State Bank. "We wanted to ensure our friends at North Central Sight Services could keep pace with this advancement in technology as it continues to be developed for future utilization."

"On behalf of our Board of Directors, we thank Jersey Shore State Bank for their generous donation to our agency," said Robert Garrett, President and CEO of North Central Sight Services, Inc. "We are truly grateful and humbled by the generous donation from JSSB that will be used to purchase eSight eyewear. Their commitment to our community and their willingness to give back is a real statement about their culture and a reflection of what is important to their great organization."

Grafmyre and Jersey Shore State Bank were also presented with the North Central Sight Services "Regional Business Partner of the Year" award.

Penns Woods Bancorp, Inc. is the $1.3 billion parent company of Jersey Shore State Bank and Luzerne Bank. Jersey Shore State Bank operates fifteen branch offices providing financial services in Lycoming, Clinton, Centre, Montour and Union Counties. Luzerne Bank operates eight branch offices providing financial services in Luzerne and Lackawanna counties. Investment and insurances products are offered through Jersey Shore State Bank's subsidiary, The M Group, Inc. D/B/A The Comprehensive Financial Group.