On January 7, 1983, Penns Woods Bancorp, Inc. (the "Corporation") was incorporated under the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as a bank holding company. In connection with the organization of the Corporation, Jersey Shore State Bank ("JSSB"), a Pennsylvania state-chartered bank, became a wholly owned subsidiary of the Corporation. On June 1, 2013, the Corporation acquired Luzerne Bank ("Luzerne") with Luzerne operating as a subsidiary of the Corporation (JSSB and Luzerne are collectively referred to as the "Banks"). The Corporation's two other wholly-owned subsidiaries are Woods Real Estate Development Company, Inc. and Woods Investment Company, Inc. The Corporation is also a partner in United Insurance Solutions, LLC. The Corporation's business has consisted primarily of managing and supervising the Banks, and its principal source of income has been dividends paid by the Banks and Woods Investment Company, Inc.
The Banks are engaged in commercial and retail banking which includes the acceptance of time, savings, and demand deposits, the funding of commercial, consumer, and mortgage loans, and safe deposit services. Utilizing a branch office network, ATMs, Internet, and telephone banking delivery channels, the Banks deliver their products and services to the communities they reside in.
In October 2000, JSSB acquired The M Group, Inc. D/B/A The Comprehensive Financial Group ("The M Group"). The M Group, which operates as a subsidiary of JSSB, offers insurance and securities brokerage services. Securities are offered by The M Group through Voya Financial, a registered broker-dealer.