Royal Financial, Inc. Announces Resignation of CFO

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| Source: Royal Financial, Inc.

CHICAGO, Nov. 16, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Royal Financial, Inc. (the “Company”) (OTCQX:RYFL), the bank holding company for Royal Savings Bank (the “Bank”), announces that effective December 30, 2016, Jodi A. Ojeda, will resign as the Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”) of the Company and Bank for personal reasons. Ms. Ojeda has no disagreement with the Company or the Bank that led to her resignation.

The Company also announced that effective December 30, 2016, Leonard Szwajkowski, President and CEO of the Company and Bank since 2007, will be appointed Interim Chief Financial Officer of the Company and Bank. Mr. Szwajkowski previously served as CFO and Interim CFO from 2006 to January 3, 2008.

“On behalf of the Company and Bank, Ms. Ojeda’s hard work and dedication is sincerely appreciated and we wish her well,” said Leonard Szwajkowski, President and CEO. “Jodi will consult, on as needed basis, until a permanent replacement is named.”

About Royal Financial, Inc.
Royal Savings Bank is a federally-insured financial institution that offers a range of checking and savings products and a full line of home and commercial lending solutions. Royal Savings Bank has been operating continuously since 1887, and currently has seven branches in Chicagoland and lending centers in Homewood and St. Charles, Illinois. Visit Royal Financial, Inc. and Royal Savings Bank at: www.royalbankweb.com.

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Forward Looking Statements: This press release may include forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements, which are based on certain assumptions and describe our future plans, strategies, and expectations, can generally be identified by use of the words “believe,” “expect,” “intend,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “project,” or similar expressions. Our ability to predict results or the actual effect of future plans or strategies is inherently uncertain and actual results may differ materially from those predicted in such forward-looking statements. Factors that could have a material adverse effect on the operations and future prospects of the Company and the Bank include, but are not limited to: changes in interest rates; the economic health of the local real estate market; general economic conditions; continued credit deterioration in our loan portfolio that would cause us to further increase our allowance for loan losses; legislative/regulatory changes; monetary and fiscal policies of the U.S. government, including policies of the U.S. Treasury and the Federal Reserve Board; the quality or composition of the loan and securities portfolios; demand for loan products in our market areas; deposit flows; competition; demand for financial services in our market areas; and changes in accounting principles, policies, and guidelines. These risks and uncertainties should be considered in evaluating forward-looking statements, and undue reliance should not be placed on such statements.

Contact: Mr. Leonard Szwajkowski
President and CEO
Royal Financial, Inc.
Telephone: (773) 382-2111
E-mail: lszwajkowski@royal-bank.us