BIRD-IN-HAND, Pa.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–On September 25, 2019, the Board of Directors of Bank of Bird-in-Hand (the “Bank”) declared its first cash dividend of $.20 per share to shareholders of record as of October 15, 2019 and payable on December 1, 2019.
“We are pleased to announce, our first cash dividend, a $.20 per share special cash dividend,” stated Lori A. Maley, CPA, President and Chief Executive Officer. “Our financial performance since our founding has provided us the opportunity to declare the special cash dividend. This dividend is a reward to our loyal shareholders for the continued growth and profitability of the Bank and to reinforce our goal of creating long-term shareholder value through responsible capital allocation. Furthermore, this special cash dividend would not be possible without the steadfast support of our shareholders and the hard work and dedication of all our employees and the Board of Directors,” Ms. Maley concluded.
About Bank of Bird-in-Hand
Bank of Bird-in-Hand is a community-owned bank serving Eastern Lancaster County and Western Chester County with a strong focus on agricultural, small business, and consumer lending. Its main branch and office is located at 309 North Ronks Road, Bird-in-Hand, PA 17505. It operates additional branches at 3540 Old Philadelphia Pike, Intercourse, PA 17534 and 3314 Lincoln Highway East, Paradise, PA 17562. The Bank also operates a mobile branch which has a schedule of hours of operation at nine locations in Lancaster County.
As of August 31, 2019, Bank of Bird-in-Hand had total assets of $443.6 million, total deposits of $387.6 million, total loans, net of $362.9 million, and total shareholders’ equity of $54.9 million.
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Lori A. Maley, CPA
President and Chief Executive Officer