First Bancshares (FBMS) Raises Quarterly Dividend 8.3% to $0.13; 1.7% Yield

January 27, 2021 6:13 AM EST

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First Bancshares (NASDAQ: FBMS) declared a quarterly dividend of $0.13 per share, or $0.52 annualized. This is an 8.3% increase from the prior dividend of $0.12.

The dividend will be payable on February 25, 2021, to stockholders of record on February 10, 2021, with an ex-dividend date of February 9, 2021.

The annual yield on the dividend is 1.7 percent.

M. Ray “Hoppy” Cole, President and Chief Executive Officer, commented, “We are extremely proud of the way our team responded to the uncertainty and challenges in 2020. Their commitment to serving our clients, their ability to improvise and be nimble, showed in the performance of our Company. In a year with a multitude of headwinds that negatively impacted our industry, we continued to grow our asset base, increase our earnings and improve the overall capitalization of the Company. We believe that we are well positioned to take advantage of new growth opportunities as our economy continues to heal from the effects of the pandemic.”

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