Amendment To Agreement And Plan Of Merger

Second Amendment to Agreement and Plan of Merger

Exhibit 2.1


This SECOND AMENDMENT dated as of August 25, 2010 (this “Second Amendment”), is by and between Tower Bancorp, Inc., a Pennsylvania corporation (“Tower”), and First Chester County Corporation, a Pennsylvania corporation (“First Chester”), and amends that certain Agreement and Plan of Merger dated as of December 27, 2009 between Tower and First Chester, as amended by that certain First Amendment to Agreement and Plan of Merger dated March 4, 2010 (as amended, the “Agreement”).

WHEREAS, Section 8.1 of the Agreement provides various conditions under which the parties may terminate the Agreement, including the failure of the parties to consummate the Merger by September 30, 2010 (the “Closing Deadline”); and

WHEREAS, the Boards of Directors of Tower and First Chester have determined that it is in the best interests of their respective companies to amend the Agreement as set forth herein to extend the Closing Deadline.

NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the mutual covenants, representations, warranties and agreements contained herein, and intending to be legally bound hereby, the parties agree as follows:

1. Amendment of the Agreement. Section 8.1(c) of the Agreement is hereby amended to read in its entirety as follows:

by either Tower or First Chester if the Merger shall not have been consummated on or before November 20, 2010; unless the failure of the Closing to occur by such date shall be due to the failure of the party seeking to terminate this Agreement to perform or observe the covenants and agreements of such party set forth herein;

2. Provisions of Agreement; Counterparts.

This Second Amendment shall be part of the Agreement and the provisions of the Agreement as amended hereby shall be applicable to this Second Amendment. Except as specifically provided in this Second Amendment and as the context of this Second Amendment otherwise may require to give effect to the intent and purposes of this Amendment, the Agreement shall remain in full force and effect without any other amendments or modifications. This Second Amendment may be executed in counterparts, all of which shall be considered one and the same agreement and shall become effective when counterparts have been signed by each of the parties and delivered to the other parties, it being understood that all parties need not sign the same counterpart.

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, Tower Bancorp, Inc. and First Chester County Corporation have caused this Second Amendment to be executed and delivered by their respective officers thereunto duly authorized as of the date first above written.



/s/ Carl D. Lundblad


/s/ Andrew S. Samuel

Secretary               Andrew S. Samuel
              Chairman, President & CEO

/s/ John B. Waldron


/s/ John A. Featherman, III

Secretary               John A. Featherman, III
              Chairman, President & CEO