Univest Bank and Trust Co.℠ Announces $60 Million SBA Fund

Recognized As Top Community Bank SBA Lender in Philadelphia Region in 2011

SOUDERTON, Pa., March, 16, 2012 - Univest Corporation of Pennsylvania (NASDAQ: UVSP), parent company of Univest Bank and Trust Co.SM, a full-service financial institution with 135 years of experience in delivering financial solutions including personal and business banking, online banking, residential mortgages, insurance products, investment and wealth advisory solutions*, announced it has $60,000,000 available to lend to locally owned and operated small businesses through its SBA program. It's critical for small businesses to have access to available funds to spend on real estate, equipment or to increase working capital to support the economic recovery.

"Univest was an invaluable resource during the process of our business acquisition completed in May of 2011", said Michael Kane, President, Vogel Carton, LLC. "Their general expertise and guidance, coupled with their intimate understanding of the SBA lending process was crucial to helping us complete the deal. We are proud to have Univest as our lending and banking partner and would highly recommend them to anyone seeking SBA funding."

In 2011, Univest was recognized by the Small Business Administration (SBA) as the leading community bank lender in the Philadelphia region based on volume of small business loans. The Company was also the third largest SBA lender in the Southeastern Pennsylvania market and one of the top SBA 504 lenders in the region.

"Small businesses are a critical part of our community - they help strengthen our neighborhoods and fuel our local economy," said Patricia J. Kratz, vice president, Univest Bank and Trust Co.SM "At Univest, we are proud to invest in and support local small businesses and have been doing so for more than 135 years."

As an SBA Preferred Lender, Univest is able to make loan decisions faster and has a better response time for borrowers. SBA loans offer borrowers more collateral flexibility, longer loan terms, no balloon payments to negotiate and no prepayment penalties.

Univest's dedicated staff of more than 25 commercial lenders assists small businesses in Bucks, Chester, Lehigh and Montgomery counties. If you are interested in learning more about Univest's SBA lending program, call 877-723-5571 or visit www.univest.net.

*Investment and insurance products are offered through Univest Investments, Inc., member FINRA/SIPC, and Univest Insurance, Inc., licensed non-bank subsidiaries of Univest Corporation of Pennsylvania.

About Univest Corporation
Headquartered in Souderton, Pennsylvania, Univest Corporation of Pennsylvania (www.univest.net) and its subsidiaries serve the financial needs of residents, businesses, and nonprofit organizations in Bucks, Chester, Montgomery and Lehigh counties. Univest Bank and Trust Co.SM, a member of the FDIC and an Equal Housing Lender, offers customers 32 financial service centers, 12 retirement financial services centers, and 39 ATM locations throughout the region, and is the parent company of Univest Capital, Inc., a small ticket commercial finance business; Univest Insurance, Inc., an independent insurance agency headquartered in Lansdale, Pa., which serves commercial and personal customers; and Univest Investments, Inc., a member of FINRA and SIPC and a full-service broker-dealer and investment advisory firm. For more information on Univest Corporation of Pennsylvania and its subsidiaries, please visit www.univest.net.