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ESB Financial Corporation

Shareholder Corporation Litigation

Rigrodsky & Long, P.A. Announces Investigation Of ESB Financial Corporation (NASDAQ GS: ESBF) Buyout

Rigrodsky & Long, P.A. announces that it is investigating potential legal claims against the board of directors of ESB Financial Corporation (“ESB” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ GS: ESBF) regarding possible breaches of fiduciary duties and other violations of law related to the Company’s entry into an agreement to be acquired by WesBanco, Inc. (“WesBanco”) (NASDAQ GS: WSBC), in a transaction valued at approximately $324.4 million.

Under the terms of the agreement, public shareholders of ESB will receive 0.502 shares of WesBanco common stock and cash in the amount of $1.76 per share for each share of ESB they own. Based on WesBanco’s closing stock price on October 28, 2014, ESB shareholders would have received consideration valued at approximately $19.19 per share.

The investigation concerns whether ESB’s board of directors failed to adequately shop the Company and obtain the best possible value for ESB’s shareholders before entering into an agreement with WesBanco.

If you own the common stock of ESB and purchased your shares before October 29, 2014, if you have information or would like to learn more about these claims, or if you wish to discuss these matters or have any questions concerning this announcement or your rights or interests with respect to these matters, please contact Seth D. Rigrodsky or Gina M. Serra at Rigrodsky & Long, P.A., 2 Righter Parkway, Suite 120, Wilmington, DE 19803, by telephone at (888) 969-4242; by e-mail to info@rl-legal.com.

Rigrodsky & Long, P.A., with offices in Wilmington, Delaware and Garden City, New York, regularly prosecutes securities class, derivative and direct actions, shareholder rights litigation and corporate governance litigation, on behalf of shareholders in states and federal courts throughout the United States.

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