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EXHIBIT 99.1


                                                                    Exhibit 99.1

PRESS RELEASE                                FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
                                             Contact:
                                               Robert W. White,
                                               CHAIRMAN, PRESIDENT AND CEO
                                                 or
                                               Jack Sandoski,
                                               SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT AND CFO
                                               (215) 886-8280


ABINGTON COMMUNITY BANCORP, INC. ANNOUNCES INCREASE IN NET
INCOME FOR THE FIRST QUARTER OF 2006

Jenkintown, PA (April 28, 2006) - Abington Community Bancorp, Inc. (the
"Company") (Nasdaq: ABBC), the "mid-tier" holding company for Abington Bank (the
"Bank"), reported net income of $1.7 million for the quarter ended March 31,
2006, representing an increase of 23.8% over the comparable 2005 period. Diluted
earnings per share were $0.11 for the quarter, compared to $0.09 per diluted
share for the first quarter of 2005.

Mr. Robert W. White, Chairman, President and CEO of the Company, stated, "We
originated over $47 million in new loans for the first quarter of 2006, and
despite the flat yield curve and the extremely competitive rate environment, we
were able to increase first quarter net income by 23.8% over the prior year. Our
ongoing payment of a quarterly dividend and our initiation of a stock repurchase
program demonstrate our continued commitment to provide enhanced returns and
long-term value to our stockholders."

Mr. White continued that, "We are pleased to report the opening of our
thirteenth Bank branch in Warrington, Pennsylvania. We are also pleased to
report our continued progress towards the opening of two additional branches in
Springhouse and Chalfont, Pennsylvania, as well as a new limited service branch
in a retirement community in Concordville, Pennsylvania. As we have previously
stated, we believe that these new branches will provide additional opportunities
to grow our core deposits and establish new lending relationships."

Net interest income was $5.5 million for the first quarter of 2006, representing
an increase of $591,000 or 11.9% over the first quarter of 2005. Interest income
for the quarter increased $2.4 million or 26.6% over the comparable 2005 period.
The increase in interest income was primarily a result of growth in the average
balance of our loan portfolio combined with an increase in the average yield on
those assets. The average balance of our loan portfolio increased $118.3 million
or 28.4% to $534.3 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2006 from $416.0
million for the quarter ended March 31, 2005. The average yield on our loan
portfolio increased 49 basis points to 6.53% from 6.04% over the same period.
Our increase in interest income was




somewhat offset by an increase in our interest expense. Interest expense for the
first quarter of 2006 increased $1.8 million or 45.1% over the comparable 2005
period. The increase in interest expense was the result of increases in the
average balances of deposits and FHLB advances as well as increases in the
average rates paid on deposits, FHLB advances and other borrowings. The majority
of the increase in interest expense, however, relates to the increase in
interest expense on deposits. During the quarter ended March 31, 2006 compared
to the quarter ended March 31, 2005, our average deposit balance grew by $80.1
million or 21.0%, primarily due to growth in higher-rate certificates of
deposit. As a result of this growth, as well as the rising interest rate
environment, the average rate we paid on our deposits increased 80 basis points
to 2.86% for the first quarter of 2006 from 2.06% for the first quarter of 2005.
Our average interest rate spread for the first quarter of 2006 decreased to
2.23% from 2.29% for the first quarter of 2005. Our net interest margin for the
first quarter of 2006 compared to the first quarter of 2005 also decreased
slightly to 2.75% from 2.80%.

We made no provision to the allowance for loan losses during either the first
quarter of 2006 or 2005. The provision for loan losses is charged to expense as
necessary to bring our allowance for loan losses to a sufficient level to cover
known and inherent losses in the loan portfolio. At March 31, 2006,
non-performing loans amounted to 0.07% of loans receivable and our allowance for
loan losses amounted to 370.0% of non-performing loans. Our balance of
non-performing loans decreased significantly during the first quarter of 2006 to
$390,000 at March 31, 2006 from $2.9 million at December 31, 2005. The balance
of non-performing loans at December 31, 2005 consisted primarily of one loan,
with a carrying value of $2.9 million, placed on non-accrual status in the
fourth quarter of 2005. In the first quarter of 2006, we agreed to allow the
sale of a portion of the underlying collateral of the loan, with the proceeds
paid to the Bank. Approximately $1.7 million in net proceeds was received, and
$1.0 million in additional payments were made, reducing the outstanding balance
of the loan to approximately $200,000 at March 31, 2006. Although this loan
remained on non-accrual status at March 31, 2006, based on the specific
circumstances of the loan, including the estimated value of the remaining
collateral, we do not expect to incur any loss on this loan.

Our total non-interest income amounted to $695,000 for the first quarter of 2006
compared to $579,000 for the first quarter of 2005. The $115,000 increase was
due primarily to a $164,000 increase in income from bank owned life insurance
("BOLI"), which was purchased in March 2005. This income was partially offset by
a $14,000 decrease in gain on derivative instruments, net, as our final swap
agreement expired in December 2005, and by a $27,000 decrease in service charge
income.

Our total non-interest expense for the first quarter of 2006 amounted to $3.8
million, representing an increase of $306,000 or 8.8% from the first quarter of
2005. The overall increase was due primarily to increases in salaries and
employee benefits expense, the largest component of non-interest expense, and
other non-interest expense. Salaries and employee benefits expense increased
$316,000 or 17.5% for the quarter ended March 31, 2006 compared to the quarter
ended March 31, 2005. This increase was primarily due to additional expenses of
$182,000 in the aggregate relating to the Company's 2005 Stock Option Plan
("SOP") and 2005 Recognition and Retention Plan ("RRP"). The remainder of the
increase in salaries and employee benefits expense was due to growth in the
total number of employees, normal merit increases in salaries,

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and higher health and insurance benefit costs. Additional expenses of
approximately $77,000 were recognized in other non-interest expense for SOP and
RRP awards to directors, but were somewhat offset by decreases in various other
categories of other non-interest expense.

Income tax expense for the first quarter of 2006 amounted to $702,000 compared
to $638,000 for the first quarter of 2005. The fluctuation in income tax expense
was the result of the increase in our pre-tax income combined with an
improvement in our effective tax rate. Our effective tax rate decreased to 28.7%
for the quarter ended March 31, 2006, from 31.1% for quarter ended March 31,
2005. The improved tax rate was primarily a result of increased investment in
tax-exempt municipal securities and bank owned life insurance.

The Company's total assets increased $11.4 million, or 1.3%, to $855.4 million
at March 31, 2006 compared to $844.1 million at December 31, 2005. The primary
reason for the increase in total assets during the first quarter of 2006 was a
$12.9 million or 46.4% increase in cash and cash equivalents to $40.6 million.
The increase in cash and cash equivalents was primarily the result of an $11.8
million or 2.4% increase in total deposits and a $2.6 million decrease in
mortgage-backed securities, somewhat offset by other uses of cash. The increased
cash has become available due to a timing difference as additional funds
available from increased deposits, as well as from payments on mortgage-backed
securities, have yet to be invested in interest-earning assets. The Company's
management plans to invest these funds in interest-earning assets, primarily
loans, as the appropriate opportunities arise. Also contributing to the overall
increase in assets during the first quarter of 2006 was an increase in property
and equipment, net of $1.4 million or 21.3%, primarily as a result of increased
investment in our new branches. The first of these branches opened in April 2006
in Warrington, Pennsylvania, with two more branches expected to open later this
year.

Our stockholders' equity decreased $1.9 million to $115.4 million at March 31,
2006 compared to $117.2 million at December 31, 2005. The decrease was primarily
due to the purchase of approximately 199,000 shares of the Company's common
stock for an aggregate of $2.7 million as part of the Company's stock repurchase
program announced in January. The payment of the Company's quarterly cash
dividends of $0.05 per share in March reduced retained earnings by $761,000.
Additionally, our accumulated other comprehensive loss increased $559,000. These
decreases to stockholders' equity were partially offset by our net income for
the first quarter of 2006, resulting in a net increase to retained earnings of
$985,000. Stockholders' equity was also increased by approximately $386,000 in
the aggregate as a result of this quarter's proportional commitment to release
unallocated ESOP shares, amortization of unvested RRP shares, and recognition of
SOP expense to additional paid-in capital.

Abington Community Bancorp, Inc. is the "mid-tier" holding company for Abington
Bank. Abington Bank is a Pennsylvania-chartered, FDIC-insured savings bank which
was originally organized in 1867. Abington Bank conducts business from its
headquarters and main office in Jenkintown, Pennsylvania as well as eight
additional full service branch offices and four limited service banking offices
located in Montgomery and Bucks Counties, Pennsylvania. As of March 31, 2006,
Abington Community Bancorp had $855.4 million in total assets, $513.0 million in
deposits and $115.4 million in stockholders' equity.

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THIS NEWS RELEASE CONTAINS CERTAIN FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS, INCLUDING
STATEMENTS ABOUT THE FINANCIAL CONDITION, RESULTS OF OPERATIONS AND EARNINGS
OUTLOOK FOR ABINGTON COMMUNITY BANCORP, INC. FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS CAN BE
IDENTIFIED BY THE FACT THAT THEY DO NOT RELATE STRICTLY TO HISTORICAL OR CURRENT
FACTS. THEY OFTEN INCLUDE WORDS SUCH AS "BELIEVE," "EXPECT," "ANTICIPATE,"
"ESTIMATE" AND "INTEND" OR FUTURE OR CONDITIONAL VERBS SUCH AS "WILL," "WOULD,"
"SHOULD," "COULD" OR "MAY." FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS, BY THEIR NATURE, ARE
SUBJECT TO RISKS AND UNCERTAINTIES. A NUMBER OF FACTORS - MANY OF WHICH ARE
BEYOND THE COMPANY'S CONTROL - COULD CAUSE ACTUAL CONDITIONS, EVENTS OR RESULTS
TO DIFFER SIGNIFICANTLY FROM THOSE DESCRIBED IN THE FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS.
THE COMPANY'S REPORTS FILED FROM TIME-TO-TIME WITH THE SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE
COMMISSION, DESCRIBE SOME OF THESE FACTORS, INCLUDING GENERAL ECONOMIC
CONDITIONS, CHANGES IN INTEREST RATES, DEPOSIT FLOWS, THE COST OF FUNDS, CHANGES
IN CREDIT QUALITY AND INTEREST RATE RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH THE COMPANY'S BUSINESS
AND OPERATIONS. OTHER FACTORS DESCRIBED INCLUDE CHANGES IN OUR LOAN PORTFOLIO,
CHANGES IN COMPETITION, FISCAL AND MONETARY POLICIES AND LEGISLATION AND
REGULATORY CHANGES. INVESTORS ARE ENCOURAGED TO ACCESS THE COMPANY'S PERIODIC
REPORTS FILED WITH THE SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION FOR FINANCIAL AND
BUSINESS INFORMATION REGARDING THE COMPANY AT WWW.ABINGTONBANK.COM UNDER THE
INVESTOR RELATIONS MENU. WE UNDERTAKE NO OBLIGATION TO UPDATE ANY
FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS.


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ABINGTON COMMUNITY BANCORP, INC. CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION (unaudited) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- March 31, 2006 December 31, 2005 --------------------------------- ASSETS Cash and due from banks $ 17,043,295 $ 19,460,237 Interest-bearing bank balances 23,535,635 8,254,004 ------------- ------------- Total cash and cash equivalents 40,578,930 27,714,241 Investment securities held to maturity (estimated fair value--2006, $20,132,286; 2005, $20,316,775) 20,395,052 20,395,593 Investment securities available for sale (amortized cost-- 2006, $79,805,450; 2005, $80,775,605) 77,613,288 78,828,696 Mortgage-backed securities held to maturity (estimated fair value--2006, $61,517,693; 2005, $65,505,255) 64,357,068 67,410,735 Mortgage-backed securities available for sale (amortized cost-- 2006, $83,299,937; 2005, $82,212,270) 80,428,750 79,943,379 Loans receivable, net of allowance for loan losses (2006, $1,442,611; 2005, $1,454,510) 530,054,836 529,487,209 Accrued interest receivable 3,701,117 3,475,350 Federal Home Loan Bank stock--at cost 11,109,300 11,061,200 Cash surrender value - bank owned life insurance 15,665,645 15,498,958 Property and equipment, net 7,899,762 6,510,144 Deferred tax asset 2,948,855 2,648,200 Prepaid expenses and other assets 688,687 1,098,106 ------------- ------------- TOTAL ASSETS $ 855,441,290 $ 844,071,811 ============= ============= LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY LIABILITIES: Deposits: Noninterest-bearing $ 41,812,643 $ 43,333,286 Interest-bearing 471,196,904 457,849,738 ------------- ------------- Total deposits 513,009,547 501,183,024 Advances from Federal Home Loan Bank 200,294,422 201,444,952 Other borrowed money 16,462,753 16,113,949 Accrued interest payable 3,393,000 1,909,234 Advances from borrowers for taxes and insurance 2,597,536 2,384,314 Accounts payable and accrued expenses 4,308,432 3,805,571 ------------- ------------- Total liabilities 740,065,690 726,841,044 ------------- ------------- COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY Preferred stock, $0.01 par value, 10,000,000 shares authorized, none issued -- -- Common stock, $0.01 par value, 40,000,000 shares authorized, issued: 15,870,000 in 2006 and 2005, oustanding: 15,670,653 in 2006 and 15,870,000 in 2005 158,700 158,700 Additional paid-in capital 69,316,815 69,234,964 Treasury stock (2,662,507) -- Unallocated common stock held by: Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) (6,757,374) (6,880,236) Recognition & Retention Plan Trust (RRP) (3,158,313) (3,339,413) Deferred compensation plans trust (1,054,480) (1,050,000) Retained earnings 62,874,570 61,889,180 Accumulated other comprehensive loss (3,341,811) (2,782,428) ------------- ------------- Total stockholders' equity 115,375,600 117,230,767 ------------- ------------- TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY $ 855,441,290 $ 844,071,811 ============= =============
5 ABINGTON COMMUNITY BANCORP, INC. CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME (unaudited) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Three Months Ended March 31, ------------------------------ 2006 2005 ----------------------------- INTEREST INCOME: Interest and fees on loans $ 8,717,783 $ 6,278,624 Interest and dividends on investment and mortgage-backed securities Taxable 2,345,812 2,516,589 Tax-exempt 214,482 111,345 ------------ ------------ Total interest income 11,278,077 8,906,558 INTEREST EXPENSE: Interest on deposits 3,298,660 1,969,324 Interest on Federal Home Loan Bank advances 2,289,428 1,904,501 Interest on other borrowed money 144,127 77,995 ------------ ------------ Total interest expense 5,732,215 3,951,820 ------------ ------------ NET INTEREST INCOME 5,545,862 4,954,738 PROVISION FOR LOAN LOSSES -- -- ------------ ------------ NET INTEREST INCOME AFTER PROVISION FOR LOAN LOSSES 5,545,862 4,954,738 ------------ ------------ NON-INTEREST INCOME: Service charges 408,635 436,035 Rental income 7,636 15,451 Gain on derivative instruments, net -- 14,175 Income on bank owned life insurance 166,687 2,465 Loss on sale of investment securities (601) -- Other income 112,631 111,363 ------------ ------------ Total non-interest income 694,988 579,489 ------------ ------------ NON-INTEREST EXPENSES: Salaries and employee benefits 2,121,408 1,805,039 Occupancy 387,745 405,745 Depreciation 148,919 123,269 Professional services 160,631 189,984 Data processing 324,348 353,216 ATM expense 82,493 85,837 Deposit insurance premium 34,476 29,096 Advertising and promotions 92,981 92,084 Other 438,870 401,133 ------------ ------------ Total non-interest expenses 3,791,871 3,485,403 ------------ ------------ INCOME BEFORE INCOME TAXES 2,448,979 2,048,824 PROVISION FOR INCOME TAXES 702,468 637,940 ------------ ------------ NET INCOME $ 1,746,511 $ 1,410,884 ============ ============ BASIC EARNINGS PER COMMON SHARE $ 0.12 $ 0.09 DILUTED EARNINGS PER COMMON SHARE $ 0.11 $ 0.09 BASIC AVERAGE COMMON SHARES OUTSTANDING: 15,026,117 15,504,360 DILUTED AVERAGE COMMON SHARES OUTSTANDING: 15,278,905 15,504,360 6 ABINGTON COMMUNITY BANCORP, INC. SELECTED FINANCIAL DATA (unaudited) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THREE MONTHS ENDED MARCH 31, ---------------------------------- 2006 2005 ---------------------------------- Selected Operating Ratios(1): Average yield on interest-earning assets 5.59% 5.00% Average rate on interest-bearing liabilities 3.36% 2.74% Average interest rate spread(2) 2.23% 2.26% Net interest margin(2) 2.75% 2.80% Average interest-earning assets to average interest-bearing liabilities 118.25% 122.74% Net interest income after provision for loan losses to non-interest expense 146.26% 142.18% Total non-interest expense to average assets 1.78% 1.87% Efficiency ratio(3) 60.76% 62.97% Return on average assets 0.82% 0.76% Return on average equity 5.97% 4.62% Average equity to average assets 13.77% 16.41% ASSET QUALITY RATIOS(4): Non-performing loans as a percent of total loans receivable(5) 0.07% 0.07% Non-performing assets as a percent of total assets(5) 0.05% 0.04% Allowance for loan losses as a percent of non-performing loans 370.00% 497.15% Net charge-offs to average loans receivable 0.00% 0.00% CAPITAL RATIOS(6): Tier 1 leverage ratio 10.55% 11.75% Tier 1 risk-based capital ratio 17.21% 19.83% Total risk-based capital ratio 17.49% 20.15% -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- (1) With the exception of end of period ratios, all ratios are based on average monthly balances during the indicated periods and, for the three-month periods ended March 31, 2006 and 2005, are annualized where appropriate. (2) Average interest rate spread represents the difference between the average yield on interest-earning assets and the average rate paid on interest-bearing liabilities, and net interest margin represents net interest income as a percentage of average interest-earning assets. (3) The efficiency ratio represents the ratio of non-interest expense divided by the sum of net interest income and non-interest income. (4) Asset quality ratios are end of period ratios, except for net charge-offs to average loans receivable. (5) Non-performing assets consist of non-performing loans and real estate owned. Non-performing loans consist of all accruing loans 90 days or more past due and all non-accruing loans. It is our policy to cease accruing interest on all loans 90 days or more past due. Real estate owned consists of real estate acquired through foreclosure and real estate acquired by acceptance of a deed-in-lieu of foreclosure. (6) Capital ratios are end of period ratios and are calculated for Abington Bank per regulatory requirements. 7

The following information was filed by Abington Community Bancorp, Inc. on Tuesday, May 2, 2006 as an 8K 2.02 statement, which is an earnings press release pertaining to results of operations and financial condition. It may be helpful to assess the quality of management by comparing the information in the press release to the information in the accompanying 10-Q Quarterly Report statement of earnings and operation as management may choose to highlight particular information in the press release.

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