Evans Bancorp, Inc. (the “Company” or “Evans”) (NYSE American: EVBN), a community financial services company serving Western New York since 1920, announced that its Board of Directors, at its meeting yesterday, declared a cash dividend of $0.52 per share on its outstanding common stock. This semi-annual dividend represents a $0.06, or 13%, increase from its previous semi-annual dividend paid in October 2018. The dividend is payable on April 3, 2019 to shareholders of record as of March 13, 2019. The Company has approximately 4.9 million shares outstanding.
David J. Nasca, President and CEO of Evans Bancorp, Inc., commented, “This is our ninth dividend increase in the last seven years and reflects the confidence we have in our future and our commitment to return capital to our shareholders, while also making investments to grow our business.”
About Evans Bancorp, Inc.
Evans Bancorp, Inc. is a financial holding company and the parent company of Evans Bank, N.A., a commercial bank with $1.4 billion in assets and $1.2 billion in deposits at December 31, 2018. Evans is a full-service community bank, with 15 financial centers providing comprehensive financial services to consumer, business and municipal customers throughout Western New York. Evans Bancorp's wholly owned insurance subsidiary, The Evans Agency, LLC, provides life insurance, employee benefits, and property and casualty insurance through ten insurance offices in the Western New York region. Evans Investment Services provides non-deposit investment products, such as annuities and mutual funds.
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