updated 5/11/2011 9:17:18 AM ET 2011-05-11T13:17:18

SHREVEPORT, La., May 11, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Home Federal Bancorp, Inc. of Louisiana (Nasdaq:HFBL), the holding company for Home Federal Bank ("Home Federal"), today announced the hiring of two new employees, Chris Walls and Damon Cutty, in the mortgage and commercial lending divisions of Home Federal.

"I'm excited about Chris and Damon joining the Home Federal Bank team," said Jim Barlow, President of Home Federal Bank. "They are not only very capable lenders, but they come to Home Federal with the right experience and relationships to play a key role in the continued growth of our company."

Mr. Walls joined Home Federal as a Commercial Lender in March. He will help guide business customers through customized solutions for their lending needs. He most recently worked for 7 years as a Commercial Lender at a regional bank in Shreveport, Louisiana. He is a graduate of The University of Alabama, where he earned a degree in Business Administration. Originally from Mandeville, Louisiana, he has lived in the area for 10 years, and he and his wife Jennifer have two children.

Mr. Cutty joins Home Federal as a Mortgage Loan Officer. In this position, he strives to make the dream of home ownership a reality to customers. He has worked in the mortgage industry for more than 15 years. Originally from California, he has been a resident of the Shreveport/Bossier community for 10 years and resides in Bossier City, Louisiana with his wife Suzanne and their three sons.

Home Federal Bancorp, Inc. of Louisiana is the holding company for Home Federal Bank which conducts business from its four full-service banking offices and one commercial lending agency office in northwest Louisiana. Home Federal recently shifted focus to becoming a full-service bank and is committed to providing an unparalleled level of personal service while helping customers meet all their financial needs. Additional information is available at www.hfbla.com.

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CONTACT: Media Contact:
         Anne Gremillion
         Daniel Strickland
         Gremillion & Pou Integrated Marketing
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         dstrickland@gpmarketinginc.com

         Released by:
         Dawn Williams, Vice President
         Home Federal
         318.841.1172
         dawn.williams@hfbla.com

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