SIMSBURY, CT. – February 21, 2014 – The Board of Directors of SBT Bancorp, Inc., (OTCBB: SBTB, CUSIP 78391C106), the holding company of Simsbury Bank, declared on February 19, 2014 a quarterly common stock cash dividend of $0.14 per share. The dividend will be payable on March 14, 2014 to shareholders of record on March 3, 2014.
Robert J. Bogino, Chairman of the SBT Bancorp and Simsbury Bank boards, said, “The Board and management of SBT Bancorp remain confident in the prospects for continued growth in the Company’s earnings. As has been the case for most banks with significant mortgage lending operations, Simsbury Bank’s earnings from that business line have been adversely impacted in the short run by the sudden and dramatic increase in interest rates last year. During the coming quarters, as the housing market adjusts to a higher interest rate environment, we anticipate that our earnings growth will again reflect strong contribution from our mortgage operations to complement the continued strong performance of our commercial and retail business lines. This dividend declaration by the directors of SBT Bancorp reflects our continued confidence in the future and our commitment to enhancing shareholder value through the ongoing development of profitable banking relationships based on a broadened line of financial products and outstanding customer service. We thank our shareholders for their support of SBT Bancorp.”
Simsbury Bank is an independent, publicly owned community bank for consumers and businesses based in Central Connecticut’s Farmington Valley. Simsbury Bank’s parent company is SBT Bancorp, Inc. whose stock is traded under the ticker symbol OTCBB: SBTB. The Bank serves customers locally through branches in Avon, Bloomfield, Granby and Simsbury and regionally through mortgage and commercial bankers active throughout Southern New England. Simsbury Bank customers enjoy internet banking and mortgage services at, respectively, www.simsburybank.com and www.simsburybank.com/mortgages. Bank customers have free ATM access at thousands of machines across the country through the SUM program. The Bank offers financial planning, investment and insurance products through LPL Financial and its affiliates, member FINRA/SIPC.
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