updated 4/14/2011 4:16:26 PM ET 2011-04-14T20:16:26

MINDEN, La., April 14, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Minden Bancorp, Inc. (OTCBB:MDNB) announced today that the annual meeting of shareholders of Minden Bancorp, Inc. will be held on Tuesday, July 12, 2011, at 8:15 a.m. Central Time at the main office of MBL Bank located at 100 MBL Bank Drive, Minden, Louisiana 71055. The record date for shareholders entitled to vote at the meeting is May 16, 2011.

The Company also announced that its Board of Directors declared a cash dividend of $.065 per share on the common stock of the Company, payable on May 6, 2011 to the shareholders of record at the close of business on April 26, 2011.

The Company is the parent holding company of MBL Bank headquartered in Minden, Louisiana. At December 31, 2010, the Company had assets of $247.8 million, total liabilities of $223.6 million, and total stockholders' equity of $24.1 million.

The Minden Bancorp, Inc. logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=8545

The Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission are available at the Securities and Exchange Commission at http://www.sec.gov .

This news release may contain forward-looking statements as the term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of l995. Forward-looking statements include statements regarding anticipated future events and 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." Such forward-looking statements, by their nature, are subject to risk and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from those currently anticipated due to a number of factors. Such factors include, but are not limited to, changes to interest rates which could affect the net interest margin and net interest income, the possibility that increased demand or prices for the Company's financial services and products may not occur, changing economic and competitive conditions, technological developments, and other risks and uncertainties, including those detailed in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company does not undertake to update any forward-looking statements.

CONTACT: Jack E. Byrd, Jr., Chairman/President/CEO
         318-371-4156
         E-mail: jack@mblminden.com
         
         Becky T. Harrell, Treasurer/CFO
         318-371-4123
         E-mail:  becky@mblminden.com

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